Sol y Lago Restaurant in Lake Tahoe

Posted By: The Ski Channel on December 3, 2009 2:38 pm


760 N Lake Blvd
Tahoe City, CA 96145
(530) 583-0358

With world class views comes world class food from Chef Johnny Alamilla. Sol y Lago is Lake Tahoe’s sierra Latino restuarant. Featuring tastes of the mountainous regions of the Latin world, from Spain and the Basque country to Argentina and Chile. Sol y Lago also has a 30 seat bar looking out into the blue of Tahoe and featuring great Latin cocktails and spirits. The wine list of Sol y Lago also travels the regions with Rioja, Malbec and Carminere well represented.

Includes items such as bubbling slices of grilled provolone consort with a zesty escabeche of sweet onions and carrots. Empanaditas—pastry lunettes—are filled with butternut squash and queso fresco. Pan-seared striped bass appears, mantled with Peruvian onions. Ground achiote seed, a Mayan ingredient, adds gentle bitterness and russet color to a sofrito of guajillo chilies. Sol y Lago’s bar snacks include yucca fries dusted with cumin and sea salt, and rich, creamy quinoa gratin that could convert carnivores to grains. Blown-glass lamps that once graced Alma now grace the restaurant, which also features panoramic lake views, a pine bar faced in glowing resin and niches cradling Mexican masks. The wine list offers South American bottles you won’t find elsewhere in Tahoe.