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Palo Alto Sol Restaurant

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408 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1605
+1 650-328-8840
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
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Palo Alto, California
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter loves this place, so I went along for her birthday dinner. She had a house special enchilada... and loved the silky red sauce. I tasted it and thought it bland. I had the spicy enchiladas,and they were e easy, but food was cold, including beans and rice, whereas the salad was warm...I did love the Flan though. Te... More 

Thank TeresaTeaLady
San Jose, California
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

The food is generally good here, but not great. The fish tacos are a bit soggy, and the fajitas are not served on the usual sizzling platter (and there are only two small tortillas on the side). The chips and salsa are very good (three different kinds of salsa). The service is a bit slow. It took a long time... More 

Thank Bob R
Wellfleet, Massachusetts
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243 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

I went to Sol for dinner with my daughter while visiting. We wanted a casual but substantial meal -Sol fit the bill well. It is a relatively small restaurant - the decription of "hole-in-the-wall" comes to mind. We were seated quickly on a Thursday night we gigot a table towards the back of the restaurant that seemed a bit quieter... More 

Thank Nomad0921
Surprise, Arizona
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106 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

When shopping downtown Palo Alto , this is a great place to stop by, relax and enjoy traditional Mexican food and drinks. There is no skimping here; plates are filled and oh so delicious.I enjoyed the servers and never ending chips and salsa.I had enchiladas and sampled other dishes and felt full

Thank Darshll
San Jose, California
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

This location has less seating than the Mountain View location, slightly different menu items. Delicious. Three salsas and free chips great you upon sitting. Their margarita's are generous. Staff are friendly. Wish they had fried ice cream for dessert. Hard to find around here.

Thank SLynnShops
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483 reviews
348 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Went to Palo Alto Sol for lunch with my son and his family. The whole dining experience was excellent. The service was super and the venue really upbeat. My shrimp and rice meal was wonderful. The chips were accompanied by the different salsas with varying degrees of heat. Our group all enjoyed the food and drinks.

Thank ADolores
Goodyear, Arizona
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173 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

Nice, open restaurant. Seated quickly, given menus and drinks. Order taken promptly. I had the best Chicken Rellenos ever! Everyone at our table was delighted with their meals. Prices are reasonable and service is excellent. There are lots of different restaurants in this area....but don't miss this one!

Thank Tom P
Palo Alto, California
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89 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

Solidly dependable Mexican food with good mole sauce. Prices are reasonable. Restaurant can get quite loud. Good salsa.

Thank califbikegal
Kaysville, Utah
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Delicious Mexican food! One of our favorite eats in Palo Alto, even my 86 year old mother enjoyed the level of spice in the dishes. Wonderful chips and 3 different salsas with a heat level for every palate.

Thank brnfowler
Palo Alto, California
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

Not your typical taco and burrito joint. Higher end food. Usually very busy, so be prepared to wait. Has both indoor and outdoor dining (with heaters).

Thank Brenton h

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?