Variety is the Spice of Life in Solano County

Fajita Combination from Los Altos Mexican Bar & Grill in Suisun City. Photo: Joyce Headley.

The Solano area has many dining options to choose from. Here are three of those options we wanted to share with our readers.

Los Altos Mexican Bar & Grill

SUISUN CITY – Since they first opened their doors in February 2016, owners Reuben and Blanca Perez and family have done an amazing job providing delicious, fresh (sourced from local family farms), authentic Mexican cuisine along with superior hospitality in a festive atmosphere.

Whether you choose their vibrant, open bar area or the main dining room (featuring an enormous big screen TV), you get the sense that this will be a great place to celebrate any special occasion or just meet up with friends after a long work day.

Besides offering creative and tempting cocktails, their menu includes a good variety of appetizers, salads, tacos, burritos, seafood entrées, molcajetes, fajitas, combination plates and much more.

With our first bite of their light and crispy chips and tasty salsa, we knew we were in for a special treat. Their tortillas, chips and three distinctive salsas are all homemade.

Their signature Combination Fajitas (which includes sizzling, savory grilled prawns, steak, chicken, onions, bell peppers and tomatoes, served with flour or corn tortillas, choice of beans, Spanish rice, guacamole, sour cream, and pico de gallo) are fantastic! Also worth mentioning is their Chili Verde Chimichanga, filled with tender chunks of pork, Spanish rice, beans and topped with sour cream, guacamole and pico de gallo.

Enjoy “Margarita Mondays” or come in for Happy Hour, Monday through Friday, from 3-7pm. Cut loose on Karaoke Fridays from 9pm-1am. Sundays feature a traditional Mexican Buffet from 9:30am-2pm, and the lively music of a Mariachi Band from 4-7pm. Breakfast specials are featured daily for $8.99 and lunch specials are offered Monday through Friday for only $6.99.

Located at 301 Main Street in Suisun City near the waterfront, they’re open seven days a week and offer catering. Call (707) 429-9384 or visit

Buddha Thai’s Mango Sticky Rice Dessert. Photo:

Buddha Thai Bistro 

VACAVILLE -Known for their fresh twist on traditional Thai cuisine, their menu features appetizers, soups, entrées and desserts. Among their most popular are the curry dishes, drunken noodles, citrus chicken, and crispy pork belly. Mango Sticky Rice is just one of their interesting dessert offerings.

They feature two lunch special menus for under $10, which include soup and salad along with your choice of white or brown rice and in some cases, an appetizer. You may also receive a refreshing complimentary sparkling drink called Mango Nata, when you check in on Yelp.

Located at 2060-B Harbison Drive in the Vacaville Commons Shopping Center, they’re open Monday-Friday, from 11am-3pm and 5-9pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 12-4pm and 5-9pm. Call them at 446-9999 or visit Their other location, Mai Thai in Benicia, offers a similar menu.

S & S Deli & Grill 

Chicken Shawarma Plate at S & S Deli & Grill in Dixon. Photo:

DIXON – Most people would agree that variety is the spice of life. What better way to celebrate diversity than to experience the vast array of foods from other cultures right in our own backyard.  It’s exciting to welcome Dixon’s newest restaurant addition, S & S Deli & Grill, featuring Mediterranean and American cuisine.

Their menu offers several lunch plate specials, including Lamb and Beef Kababs, a variety of sandwiches, wraps, salads, and appetizers as well as desserts, including their amazing homemade baklava. You’ll find beef and chicken shawarma wraps as well as tuna, Philly Cheese Steak and Reuben sandwiches. The food is flavorful and the service is fast and friendly.

Whether you dine in, take out, or have your next event catered, they’re open daily from 10:30am-8:30pm (Sundays until 6:30pm), and are located at 115 E. Dorset Drive, Suite B., in Dixon. Call (707) 693-3399.

Joyce Headley writes ‘Tastes of Your Town’, a monthly feature in the print edition of Your Town Monthly. A version of this article was originally published in the April 2017 edition.