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 be open the following evenings in August, September, October:
Friday August 30th, Saturday August 31st, Sunday September 1st
Thursday September 5th, Friday September 6th, Saturday September 7th, Sunday September 8th
Friday September 13th, Saturday September 14th, Sunday September 15th
Friday September 20th, Sunday September 22nd
Thursday September 26th, Friday September 27th, Saturday September 28th, Sunday September 29th 
Thursday October 3rd, Friday October 4th, Saturday October 5th, Sunday October 6th
Thursday October 10th, Saturday October 12th, Sunday October 13th
Stay tuned to the front page of the Cedar House website as well as our EVENT CALENDAR for weekly updates as we begin to open up more evenings.  Stella has a few full restaurant buyouts on various dates throughout the summer of 2019, but we are working hard to gradually be open 5 nights a week by winter.  We look forward to welcoming you to the fun!




Fried Plantains – 4 GF/ V

chipotle-lime crema, cilantro

Seasoned French Fries – 4 GF/ V

house made fermented ketchup

Falafel – 8 GF/ V

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

Quinoa Salad With Chips – 8 GF/ V

quinoa, black beans, mango, green onions, EVOO, red wine vinegar, peppers, cilantro, blue corn tortilla chips


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

Blistered Vegetables – 12 GF

weekly farm feature, harissa sauce, crumbled feta, herbs


Chopped Salad – 11 GF

mixed spring greens, romaine, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, pepitas, crumbled feta, laban cucumber dressing
option to add – falafel (3pc) – 6 salmon – 12

Vegan Option – lemon pomegranate vinaigrette

Ceviche – 16 GF

prawns, cucumber, avocado, cilantro, tomato, lime, tostadas

Smoked Pork Tacos GF

smoked pork shoulder, handmade yellow corn tortilla, black chili oil, kiwi salsa, guacamole, cilantro, white onion, radish 4 Tacos – 12 6 Tacos – 17

Green Tacos GF/ V

broccoli, handmade yellow corn tortilla, black chili oil, kiwi salsa, guacamole, cilantro, white onion, radish 4 Tacos – 10 6 Tacos – 14

Chicken Tinga – 20 GF

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

Pan-seared Salmon – 26 GF

wild king salmon, pomegranate glaze, quinoa salad, avocado, tahini sauce

Beef Shawarma – 26 GF

niman ranch butcher steak, fingerling potatoes, cherry tomatoes, parsley, pickled red onions, pine nuts, 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


Kombucha Float

kombucha, house spun small batch sorbet, seasonal fruit