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Fresco Valley Cafe

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442 Atterdag Rd, Solvang, CA 93463-2731
+1 805-688-8857
08:30 - 15:00
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San Diego, California
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57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

We brought a run team there for a pre-race dinner with a pre-set menu. We arrived at the restaurant and they had our table and orders ready to go. We got every special request correct. The service was fast and attentive. Ryan was our waiter and did a fantastic job. And the food was great. Excellent value.

Thank cheersman
Mathew R, Owner at Fresco Valley Cafe, responded to this review

I'm so glad that we were able to provide such a great experience for you and your team! Thank you so much for choosing us and for leaving such a kind review. It's such a big help to us, and we can't wait until we can serve you again. Until then, Mathew Raab, Owner More 

Denver, Colorado
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2016

We were here at the end of the lunch hour on a Sunday. There was only one unenthused person taking orders. Along with other customers we waited a very long time to finally get a couple of sandwiches. The person who brought our order, who appeared to be a manager, apologized for the slow, unorganized service. The couple with the... More 

Thank B L
Mathew R, Owner at Fresco Valley Cafe, responded to this review

BL, I truly am sorry that you had to wait so long for your food. My team works hard to keep things moving quickly, but it seems we let you down this time. We completely understand your frustration and will definitely keep this in mind for the future. Hopefully we can get another chance to make it up to you.... More 

Wasaga Beach, Canada
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320 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2016

Looking for a light lunch or even Dinner try this spot out just 2 blocks off Main Street Un a Quiet little area. Big choices on their menu with lots of beverages to choose from. Big salads to compliment the rest of your meal, The food is really tasty.

Thank Doug M
Mathew R, Owner at Fresco Valley Cafe, responded to this review

Hey Doug! Thank you so much for your kind words. I'm so glad that you stopped by our cafe, and hope we get the chance to cook for you again soon! Take care, Mathew Raab, Owner More 

Avon Lake, Ohio
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2016

We were handed a menu while waiting in line to order at the counter where one person was working. The next step would be find your own seat. For the prices, I would rather be waited on. Gave up and left. Did not appear to be run efficiently, can not comment on food quality. It was 1:10 on a Thursday... More 

Thank 820AmyD
Mathew R, Owner at Fresco Valley Cafe, responded to this review

I'm sorry that you weren't a fan of our ordering style, Amy. We've been at this for more than 20 years now, and the process of ordering at the counter has proven to be the best for my team and our guests. It's a shame that you weren't able to try our food, because I'm confident that you would've been... More 

Lancaster, California
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016

This catered lunch was put together by Matt one of the owner's of Fresco Valley Café in Solvang. The entire experience could not have been any better from the wonderful table setting of the most delicious selection of meats, cheeses and fresh berries. The bruschetta crostini's was one of the best I have tasted. We were very fortunate to experience... More 

Thank Allan H
Mathew R, Owner at Fresco Valley Cafe, responded to this review

I believe that some of life's sweetest moments happen over meals, so it was my utmost pleasure to make the day as special as possible. Thank you for choosing us to cater the fun occasion -- I had an absolute blast. Take care, Mathew Raab, Owner More 

Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2016

My wife and I recently did a drive from Santa Barbara and literally stumbled upon this exceptional restaurant during a stop in Solvang. We couldn't be happier that we found Matt, owner and his staff at the Fresco Valley Cafe . We are from Chicago and both work in the city. If Matt could import his level of service and... More 

1 Thank jgklaw
Mathew R, Owner at Fresco Valley Cafe, responded to this review

It's wonderful to hear from you! I'm beyond thrilled that you had such an amazing time with us here in Solvang. Thank you so very much for trying us out, and for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review. Your support means a lot, and I'm looking forward to your next visit. Take care, Mathew Raab, Owner More 

Templeton, California
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2016

We visited Fresco Valley Cafe based on a local friend's advice and we were so glad we did. The day was warm, we sat on the patio and enjoyed our choices from the specials offered and a menu item. My Mom had the special broccoli/cheddar quiche which was very tasty and perfectly presented with a fresh greens salad and a... More 

Thank Amber F
Mathew R, Owner at Fresco Valley Cafe, responded to this review

It's wonderful to hear from you, Amber. We're delighted that your friend recommended us -- thank her for us, will you? All of us here at Fresco Valley Cafe work hard to give every single guest the best possible experience, so it's encouraging to know that you had a great time. Hope to cook for you again next time you're... More 

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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 February 2016

We had great food and outstanding desserts. I must be spoiled, as even as good as the house wines were excellent, I can't see $8 per glass a little steep, sorry. They didn't a good job serving a group of 35.

Thank HannanBrowne
Mathew R, Owner at Fresco Valley Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for giving us a try, Hannan! We had a blast serving you and your group. Hope you get another chance to dine with us in the future! Take care, Mathew and Aric More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 January 2016

We enjoyed super meals in this family-owned, family-run restaurant. I felt like I was in an English country restaurant enjoying delicious, beautifully prepared food. The menu features something to suit every palate and food choice. As an almost-vegetarian, I thoroughly enjoyed the veggie burger but could have chosen a number of other non-meat selections. My carnivorous travel companions loved their... More 

1 Thank Hilary G
Aric C, Owner at Fresco Valley Cafe, responded to this review

It was our pleasure serving you during your visit to Solvang, Hilary! We absolutely love welcoming new guests, so thank you for giving us a try. Next time you're in our area, we'd love the opportunity to cook for you again! Take care, Mathew Raab, Owner More 

san luis obispo, ca
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172 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2016

Can't explain the excellent reviews as the food is quite average. The presentation is nice but tasteless. I had a ahi sandwich with clam chowder. The fish was nicely cooked but bland. The soup was worse than bland. My wife had a French dip and salad. The sandwich was unremarkable. The salad looked good, but the vinaigrette dressing was watery... More 

Thank slocal
Aric C, Owner at Fresco Valley Cafe, responded to this review

We're so disappointed that you didn't have a great experience with us. We work really hard to stand out among the crowd, but it seems we let you down, and our food wasn't quite your style. We think you caught us on an off-day, so we hope you get a chance to return again so we can show you how... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
American, Cafe, Pizza, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:30 - 15:00
08:30 - 15:00
08:30 - 15:00
08:30 - 15:00
08:30 - 15:00
08:30 - 15:00
08:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 442 Atterdag Rd, Solvang, CA 93463-2731
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Solvang
  • Phone Number: +1 805-688-8857
Serving Breakfast & Lunch 7 days a week in a casual atmosphere, Fresco Valley Cafe places an emphasis on organic & natural ingredients with many light, healthy options to get you through the day.

Proudly offering regional, local wine with a variety of microbrews our outdoor patio is a great way to enjoy the beautfiul California sunshine.Our patio is pet friendly, we even have a dog menu!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?