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Palo Alto Sol Restaurant

408 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1605
+1 650-328-8840
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good46%
  • Average18%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“mole” (7 reviews)
“burrito” (7 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Latin
$$ - $$$
408 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1605
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Reviewed 24 December 2017

The burritos were excellent. I ordered a veggie burrito with 'Grandmas' sauce and it was really good. The only downside is that I asked for some bell peppers in the burrito and was told that couldn't be done. This is the first Mexican restaurant I've...More

Thank tinaNtravel
Reviewed 15 November 2017

We loved our Mexican dining experience at the Palo Alto Sol! I was struggling with some of the sauce choices, because a few of them have been in the family for years, and the waitress cheerfully brought us a small plate with samples of the...More

Thank Shannon A
Reviewed 24 October 2017

First, this is a small and colorful Mexican Restaurant that locals seem to like. California St. is off the busy boulevard of El Camino and the street feels more like the old Palo Alto I remember from 20 years ago. The menu is full of...More

Thank grand old girl B
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Excellent Mexican with convenient parking near by. Recommend their Enchilada Mole --made with nuts and spices stuffing, a very unusual dish. A wide variety of enchiladas--more than a typical Mexican restaurant. Am never tired or disappointed in returing to this place time after time during...More

Thank Kazhikathra K
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

We came for a late dinner and weren't disappointed. Their Guacomole is great. We had also the salad with chicken and the chicken soup. Both were delicious and good late dinner meals.

Thank Simone B
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Sauce is velveeta cheese. No chilis no almonds. Inedible. Worst Mexican food I've had in a long while and I'm from Illinois so that's saying something when you go to Cali and eat Mexican food.

Thank Sri P
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

After a disappointing experience at El Grullense, this place nailed the enchiladas and the chips and salsa! Will definitely come back to try more.

Thank Desiree R
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Beautiful restaurant: friendly welcome and service. Delicious tacos. I've tasted the best hummus ever!

Thank RosaeRosarumRosis
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

We took the family to this restaurant for cinco de mayo. This place does not take reservations. Neither do they answer the phone... there was a half hour wait, so we waited and were finally seated. Staff is very kind and very efficient and most...More

Thank dianamna
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Whenever I crave delicious, healthy Mexican food, this is my goto place. Freshly prepared and consistently excellent. Enchiladas Del Sol is my favorite dish. Also, Vegetarian friendly.

Thank Christy M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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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