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 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. 
Please note that Stella will be closed until 12/20/19 for holiday parties. We hope to see you soon! 




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