By Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna

Everyone knows firefighters love their food. We are food critics and take pride in our firehouse meals. If you have not been to Solano’s in Palm Desert you are missing out. I went there early in March and loved it. I keep going back because of the food, wine, and service.

Paco Solano is both the owner and Chef.  He is the kindest gentlemen one could meet. Very humble but man can he cook!

As summer approaches, who wants to be in the kitchen when you can go to Solano’s. Short ribs, steaks, buttermilk chicken, blackened salmon, butternut ravioli, to pizzas and pastas, all are delicious.


Very clean, with a comfortable ambiance greeted with a host of friendly staff. Andrew the bartender is like meeting an old friend. He makes you feel comfortable and at home while having appetizers and a drink before dinner.

The wine menu is full of some of the best Paso and Napa wines and whatever your choice for cocktails, Andrew has you covered.

One of my favorites is Chef Paco’s Fish Tacos. Panko crusted Cod, pico de gallo, cabbage, chipotle aioli so good!

One thing I really admire and respect about Paco. He is kind and generous.  He is supportive of those in need as well as our first responders during the holidays. He has a huge heart and welcomes me every time I dine at Solano’s!

Solano’ is now offering Saturday and Sunday brunch! Happy Hour: Monday / Sunday 3-6 pm

Located at 37029 Cook Street Palm Desert, CA 92211 (760) 565-1786

Hope to see you there!