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Solano's Bistro

78075 Main St., Ste. 105-106 (52nd Ave.) Send to Phone
760-771-6655 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Chef-owned restaurant in Old Town La Quinta offering American bistro fare.
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Lunch & Dinner daily (closed Sun. June-Oct.)

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Solano's Bistro Restaurant Review

: In its Old Town La Quinta storefront, Solano's Bistro offers a creative menu of American fare from chef/partner Francisco Solano. Lunch is simple, with a selection of soups, sandwiches, salads and a particularly good quinoa-stuffed acorn squash garnished with chopped basil, pine nuts and golden raisins. An array of small shareable plates, such as the creamy raspberry and Brie quesadilla, help to highlight the evening options. Pecan-crusted sand dabs are draped in Chardonnay-butter sauce, while additional entrées include beef short ribs, filet mignon and lobster ravioli. Meyer lemon lobster risotto is too good to pass up, with five ounces of Maine lobster meat tossed with sweet peas. A selection of vegetarian and vegan dishes is also available. The wine list is limited to mostly domestic labels, with an occasional international pour, but the wine has been chosen as a complement to what chef Solano is preparing behind the kitchen door.

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