Redesigned to be a neighborhood gathering spot, our open dining room and garden patios burst with energy and connectedness. With a conceptual nod to Mexican, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisines, Chef Lupe Solis reimagines favorite dishes that are innovative, soulful and locally sourced.

We acknowledge the deep impact that food sourcing has on our health, our planet and our society. We are committed to sourcing only the highest quality produce and products regionally, prioritizing producers within a 100 mile radius of Truckee and North Lake Tahoe. We believe in supporting local farmers who have a passion for sustainable food practices.  They believe, as do we, that the hard work of farming is an investment into the wellbeing of both our local and global communities.

At Stella, it is our goal to provide a special place to share not only a meal, but life with friends and family. We showcase new approaches to traditional flavors offered in conjunction with what defines Truckee and North Lake Tahoe best .… its people.

Now open on select evenings. Please join us anytime from 5pm to 9:00pm.  Reservation are not taken.  Delight in Chef Lupe’s creative spins on California’s regional favorites and classic dishes, all complimented with local draft beers, wines and a kombucha that was made from the fresh waters of Lake Tahoe.
Stella will take group reservations for parties with a minimum of 8 guests to a maximum of 12 guests. Due to our intimate dining room size, we can not make any exceptions for groups over 12.  Please note that a party of 8 may also come in anytime and does not have to adhere to our group reservation requirements, but also understand that we can not take parties over 8 WITHOUT a reservation.  We offer two group table reservations per evening.  The first seating is at 5:30PM and the second group seating is at 8PM. We will offer a pre-fix menu only,  showcasing a collection off of our main menu items, done more tapas style and platters for sharing.
View Fixed Group Menu *** (Prefix Menu Only Available for Group Reservations) 
Stella has a few full restaurant buyouts on various dates, but we are working hard to gradually be open 5 nights a week by winter.  We look forward to welcoming you to the fun!
Please check out our event calendar to see what dates Stella will be open. 




Seasoned French Fries – 4 GF/ V

house made fermented ketchup

Sopa Del Dia – 8 GF

Falafel – 8 GF/ V

herb falafel, tahini sauce, herb salad, pickled red onions

Chicken Wings – 12 GF


Lebanese Hummus – 12 GF/ V

tahini sauce, crispy garbanzos, parsley, olive oil, sumac with side of pita bread or blue corn tortilla chips

Baba Ganoush -12 GF/ V

fried chilis, lime, cilantro, olive oil, spiced sunflower seeds with side of pita bread or blue corn tortilla chips

Cauliflower Shawarma – 12 GF/ V

wood fired cauliflower, pomegranate molasses, tahini sauce, herbs, rose, shawarma spices

Local Farm Feature – 12 GF


Seasonal Salad – 12 GF

option to add – falafel (3pc) – 6 halibut – 14

Salmon Tartare – 18 GF

wild king salmon, lemon, jalapeno, cilantro, soy sauce, chipotle aioli, tostadas 

Smoked Pork Tacos GF

smoked pork shoulder, handmade yellow corn tortilla, black chili oil, salsa cruda, cilantro, white onion

4 Tacos – 14 6 Tacos – 18

Sweet Potato Tacos GF/ V

organic sweet potato, handmade yellow corn tortilla, black chili oil, salsa cruda, cilantro, white onion

4 Tacos – 12 6 Tacos – 16

Chicken Tinga – 22 GF

chipotle adobo braised chicken, lentils, lemon labneh, herb salad, pickled onion, radish, house made tostadas

Pan-seared Halibut – 28 GF

alaskan halibut, warm kale, salsa verde, farro salad

Beef Shawarma – 28 GF

niman ranch butcher steak, marble potatoes, chanterelle mushrooms, cipollini onions, pickled red onions, tahini sauce, zhug sauce


Chocolate Tart

chocolate ganache, shortbread crust, mango, vanilla chantilly, chile



labneh, graham cracker crust, spiced pineapple



house spun small batch, seasonal fruit


Arroz Con Leche

cinnamon rice pudding, rum raisins


*** Group Reservation Details:
Pricing:  $55 per person plus tax and 18% service fee
Children 0-3 years of age that join the group will be complementary and will not be subject to the group size maximum limit.  Please note that the table will not be expanded and will be set for 12 maximum, however we can bring in high chairs and such to squeeze in.)
Children 4-11 years of age will have a charge of $25.00 per person plus tax and 18% service fee.  Children in this age category will have a seat in the maximum group size count
Children 12 and older will be charged the same as an adult
Beverages are not included in the price per person and will be billed on top of the cost per person based on actual consumption. 
Cancellation Policy for Group reservations
Your reservations requires a credit card guarantee.  You may cancel without penalty 24 hours prior to your reservation date.  If you cancel inside the 24 hour cancellation period, you will be responsible for the food charge calculated based on your reserved group size multiplied by the cost per person plus tax.  If your table is a no show, you will be subject to the food charge using the same calculation.  If you are running late, please call us at 530.582.5655.  Reservations that are 20 minutes late will be considered a no show and your credit card will be charged as detailed above.