We reviewed Solano’s Bistro in La Quinta (one of our favorite spots) in April, 2011 but want to give you an exciting update. Just last month, Solano’s moved into its new, much larger location in Old Town La Quinta. In addition to its expanded dining area, the new Solano’s includes a separate lounge area and a much larger patio deck. The décor is tasteful and clean.

The menu and many of Solano’s wait staff made the move, which in this case is a good thing. My husband, Bill, loves  the stuffed chicken with Parmesan risotto while I prefer the  Huckleberry Salmon, Sea Scallops or Italian Sausage Fettuccini.  Solano’s offers a variety of salads, appetizers and soups, as well.

The new lounge and adjacent patio is a great place to hang with friends and family or just relax at the end of a busy day of golf, tennis, work or vacationing. That said, Solano’s new location has become so popular you should make a reservation ahead of time, and avoid dining there during prime time on Friday and Saturday evenings. Solano’s is open for lunch and dinner and is located at 78-075 Main Street, La Quinta in the heart of Old Town. (760) 771-6655.