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Paco's Sol Bistro

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237 N Main St, Decatur, IL 62523-1208
+1 217-330-6483
11:00 - 20:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I found it interesting because you had to ask for salt & pepper, per the hostess their food does not need it. That lady does not smile. One vegetarian dish with not much imagination to the sauce. Lot of variations of hamburgers at a half pound. Mine was with jack cheese & portobello mushrooms. Would have liked a better sauce.... More 

Thank Sandra W
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I cannot express how upset I am that it took us so many years to find this amazing restaurant in Downtown Decatur. My husband and I have been to Decatur several times each year to visit relatives and only this week discovered Paco's Sol Bistro which was recommended to us by the owners of Del's Popcorn Shop. In all the... More 

Thank rjsmother
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice casual dining experience good quality food and fair prices. Good variety if your in the mood for something different as well as the staples of a good restaurant.

Thank Nick V
Whitehouse, Ohio
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100 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice variety of dishes and excellent wait staff. We had a large group and the number kept increasing. They were great at accommodating us despite all our changes. Food was fantastic and reasonably priced. We will be returning for sure!!

Thank tmmock
Decatur, Illinois
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 March 2017

I love their Sol burger and we all love their jalapeno muffins. Their other food is always good too. My wife loves their chicken roll appetizers.

Thank Lili62521
Decatur, Illinois
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

They have a awesome tasting chicken meatloaf with garlic mashed potatoes and their cornbread muffins with strawberry jam are wonderful. But my favorite is the hamburger horseshoe covered with cheese and bacon bits. Nothing beats a good horseshoe with an ice cold beer.

Thank rusty s
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Plan on a variety of choices with this eclectic menu, from appetizer, sandwiches, salads, entrees and desserts. The food is attractively presented and is delicious!

Thank Chessy2
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Great salads. I have enjoyed there tuna steak. Service is usually of adequate quality. The building gets quite loud. Probably the best menu in Decatur but I would prefer my food to go rather than dealing with the volume of the crowd.

Thank Amanda V
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

LITERALLY EVERYTHING WAS AMAZING! I had the stir fry with chicken and my boyfriend had the chicken meatloaf. The jalopeno cornbread, southwestern chicken egg rolls, were a perfect introduction to the entrees.

Thank Carolina E
Kansas City, Missouri
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69 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

I've eaten at Paco's several times and the food is excellent every time. It is one of several restaurants in the downtown Decatur area, and there is plenty of free parking across the street. It can be very busy and has several meeting rooms in the back.

Thank Bart J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
American, Southwestern, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 237 N Main St, Decatur, IL 62523-1208
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Decatur
  • Phone Number: +1 217-330-6483
At Paco's Sol Bistro, we believe that every new day provides a reason to celebrate. We believe that sharing something in common
is the derivative of true friendship. We believe that taste buds spark the most creative of ideas,
and that our favorite experiences in life are evoked while dining.
Paco's Sol Bistro invites you to share your experiences with us, and in return, we'll prepare for you a
made-from-scratch meal and a few cocktails to complement the conversation.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?