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Palo Alto Sol Restaurant

408 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1605
+1 650-328-8840
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good47%
  • Average18%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“enchiladas” (16 reviews)
“margarita's” (2 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin
$$ - $$$
408 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1605
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Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

The place is very nice and cozy, I tried the Pollo Negra, it was very delicious, it also tasted different than anything else I ever tried. The service is friendly, and the location is nice, with outside seating as well.

Thank Murad O
Reviewed 22 February 2016

This was a very active restaurant in the middle of the week, people were waiting for tables! The menu is very large and has not only the traditional Mexican fare but also some unusual dishes that are very good. The sangria was excellent and it...More

Thank Tricia D
Reviewed 19 February 2016

Recently ate here while in Palo Alto on a business trip. Local co-workers recommended. I ordered the soup on the recommendation of others. I never would usually order soup at a Mexican restaurant but glad I did. It was a really good size portion (if...More

Thank Bos7474
Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

I live up the street from Sol and I go maybe once a month. Classic Mexican food and margarita joint. Not that cheap but usually feel it's worth it.

Thank jallsaroundtheworld
Reviewed 26 November 2015 via mobile

Centrally located in Palo, I was impressed by the fast and attentive service which is above standard in the region. The food is honest, delicious and reasonably priced. Go for the combos and try the Margarita. The selection of beers could be better.

Thank roltraveler
Reviewed 19 November 2015

We went here in a large group and I was impressed with how quickly they were able to seat us (16 people!) and also how quickly our food came after we ordered it. The prices are on the high side. $15 for a regular burrito...More

Thank Ariana T
Reviewed 9 November 2015

This restaurant had been recommended to us by our hotel. The service was good but the food was just average; not exceptional in my opinion. I ordered a margarita since their beer selection was limited and found it lacking, especially at $11. I would not...More

Thank Karen W
Reviewed 26 October 2015

We have been coming to Palo Alto Sol for years. The place has a cozy, unpretentious feel and warm, efficient staff. It is almost always crowded, unless you arrive very early for the lunch or dinner service. When I'm not feeling well, I order the...More

Thank Colleen D
Reviewed 12 August 2015

The gold standard for Mexican food in Palo Alto. I like the combination plates - 2 or 3 main dishes, depending on how hungry I am. Chips and salsa come before the meal and I try not to fill up on those before the main...More

Thank bigjim32
Reviewed 1 August 2015

Shhh, don't tell anyone about this place. It is already too crowded. But what do you expect with such delicious margaritas and such a diverse menu. Although, I can never get past the green sauce on the chicken enchiladas many friends and family have ordered...More

Thank kal150
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 408 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1605
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-328-8840
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