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Paco's Sol Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Southwestern, Fusion
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237 N Main St, Decatur, IL 62523-1208
+1 217-330-6483
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great menu items to choose from. Good service and nice atmosphere. Unique one of a kind entrees. If you want a good place to dine for lunch or dinner, tis would be an excellent choice.

Thank Denise S
Decatur, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

the first thing you get is cornbread with jalopeno and some butter which is very nice to start with then some salad or sandwich also salmon was good really never had anything i did not like

Thank tsbails1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Decatur, IL has many excellent locally owned restaurants. But there is one that is always easy to recommend, no matter who is asking for business or pleasure, and that is Paco's Sol Bistro. There is plenty of variety on the menu to please anyone and it's always a friendly atmosphere - where friends gather. At least one of two owners... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Ordered the mango shrimp salad and love it. Great atmosphere, service and the food is exceptional. Great place.

Thank Jo D
Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

The service and food was good, but the staff was very busy that night. Friends raved about the meatloaf.

Thank josh t
Springfield, Il.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Very fun place with a private upstairs. Food great, service great, atmosphere is awesome. Cold beer fun place

Thank Fltdck
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Visiting our son for the weekend and he took us to Paco's for lunch, everything on the menu looked great but he recommended we try a pony shoe (from the size of the pony a whole shoe would feed a family of four). I had a BBQ chicken pony and it was fantastic and more than I should have had,... More 

Thank Mike K

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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
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
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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?