Father' s day
Normally great chiliquiles were not hot, I'll give them a pass as it was a busy Father's Day.
Manager offered a complimentary dessert which was very tasty
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Yum! I booked my reservation a few weeks in advance since it was for a small bridal shower but on Father's Day. The service was excellent, our waiter made sure we were happy the whole time and had great recomendations. Don't miss the Carlotta! Mmm dessert for breakfast!
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall a great place to eat!
Overall a great place to eat! The food was amazing and they sat us in a booth overlooking the Marina. It was a great Fathers Day experience for my husband. The service was notably the best we've had in a long time, it's obvious that Customer Service is important to them!
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun but loud
Great food, great, friendly and humorous service, good ambience, but prepare for the volume. Romantic and cosy, it is not. The bar area was packed, with that noise level coming over to the dining area. I enjoyed it, but if you are wanting quieter dining for family or that special someone then this isnt it.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Brunch menu with friendly and attentive service. Great marina ambiance.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Trendy crowd, but good food
Even though the food has a "chain" quality to it, it's very flavorful. The frozen margarita was doable, and made better with the addition of fresh berries, but I'm not a big fan of the machine-made slurpee-style margarita. The ambiance is good, especially if you are young and hip local, or feel comfortable in that crowd. The view/setting overcome the clientele, allowing it to be it semi-romantic.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place - the food
Love this place - the food is ALWAYS great. Was able to get a Tuesday reservation for a big group and they were very accomodating. Also they did great bringing out a special dessert brought by a member of the group for the occasion. Once of my favorite OC places.
Guac is amazing - all flavors. Love the Vampiro Taco. Love the margaritas.
A little loud on a Tuesday but still a great place!
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Make a reservation and be onetime.
The chips and salsa. The tortilla chips is a full tortilla that you brake apart, about 6 to a bowl, served with a red sauce and a bean dip. It was excellent.
The Carnitas Tacos 3
Nicely tendered pulled carnitas, had a sweet taste to them seasoned perfectly. Excellent. Taco Viper. I was hoping for something that was just un eatable, it wasn't. The taco was hot but it's not that hot, maybe the residents in the area would think so, but not me. but that's about it, I wouldn't order another one.
My server Magen was excellent, always asking if everything was ok, checking to see if my water glass was always full asked about how my day was going, you couldn't get better
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7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Order the Guac!!
The "house" guacamole was outstanding -- the goat cheese really sets it apart. Great service, tasty food and right on the water. Service, food and cocktails were terrific. I would definitely recommend Sol Cocina to anyone looking for a reasonably priced dining experience in Newport Beach.
7/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
I love that this restaurant has a vegan/vegetarian menu. Every time I have dined here the service is above the normal, very attentive. Will keep returning!
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
THIS is great mexican food!
They've tweaked the menu the past few years and it is fantastic! Incredibly delicious taco options, low carb options (the chicken with guajillo sauce is SO good), healthy side dishes. There is something for everyone. Nice wine options, great margaritas. They start you off with baked tortillas (tostitos?) with salsa and bean puree. You always get a little extra hot sauce to mix in. Great portions--You are always full but never stuffed.
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Saturday brunch
Hadn't been here in a couple of years. I had forgotten what a great ambiance Sol has. The brunch menu has great choices and the lunch menu was available as well. Good food, good service, great view.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and great atmoshphere,
Great food and great atmoshphere, but very noisy. Hard to carry on conversation.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a winner
Brunch here is an excellent experience, provided you enjoy southwestern fare.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best house margaritas! Ceviche
Best house margaritas! Ceviche and guacamole served with tostadas were truly authentic and fresh tasting. Loved the lobster tacos and chile rellenos. Great service too. Looking forward to our next visit!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, great atmosphere
If you're looking for fantastic Mexican and a nice fun atmosphere it certainly will not disappoint. Go for one of the taco dishes!
8/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
We love Sol Cocina! The food
We love Sol Cocina! The food is always great! The service is good! It was the perfect late lunch dining spot before dropping off my friends at Orange County Airport! We loved being on the deck outside! See you again!
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and drink great. Service
Food and drink great. Service good. Noisy think poor acoustics
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious great food and FUN FUN!
Great mexico - awesome awesome ceviche! Great tacos. All around amazing.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
I took my boyfriend here for his birthday and we had a great time. Great place for dinner for two. The dim lighting and candles make it romantic, but yet there's so much energy and a great vibe. We loved it! Our server, Dalia was also very sweet and very attentive. We are definitely coming back.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sol Cocina never lets me down!
Once again, a great experience. The staff here are all so nice and fun to be around. Tony was wonderful as our server and very attentive to our needs. Great food, hip ambience and fun place to be!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
I brought out of town guests here for dinner and they especially loved the harbor view. Great spot for small parties or special occasions. Great margaritas and tacos too.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food ... but NOISY
First time there. It seemed like a great place to meet after work on a Friday night. Made reservations for 3 people for 8pm on a Friday night and were seated immediately -- good thing, because others that came in at the same time without reservations had a 60-70 min wait. We were seated in the bar area and probably would have had a nice view of the Newport Harbor if it wasn't dark outside. The place was crowded and was very "lively" (read "we couldn't even hear each other at our table"). The food was absolutely outstanding with large portions! The food was more of "Baja" style ... with a unique variation on almost everything we had. We would definitely go back for the food, but maybe not on a Friday night.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
hit and miss. appetizers and
hit and miss. appetizers and tacos and chile rellanos all are above average, if not unique. Multiple choices for the myriad of marguiritas in different sizes and prices...but the main courses....ordinary. Their chipotle chicken breast was pounded thin, overcooked and burnt. Though Smothered in tomoatoes, chunks of avocado and arugula it didnt make up for a dried and boring dish. too bad, for this is a vibrant place to eat on the waterfront.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Unique food, good service
A bit crowded and a bit noisy, but a fun place with good service, a large variety of unique dishes well executed.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Most amazing food
This was the best Mexican Food I have ever had. Everything was perfectly cooked. The hostesses was very friendly. Our waiter was very helpful in explaining everything to us. Great service !
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Unique Baja/Mexican Restaurant
Like you, I was desperate to find a good Mexican restaurant. Everywhere is practically the same, except Sol Cocina. The menu is exceptionally unique and everything is delicious and well cooked. The 'El Jefe' taco is the most amazing Taco I've ever had, although at $11/taco it is pricey. That being said, the rest of the menu is very reasonably priced, the views are excellent, the service is wonderful...it's all around a fantastic place!
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great twist on Mexican
What a great find. Wonderful food & margaritas. 6 different kinds of guacamole! The grilled beef, chicken & shrimp tacos were awesome.
9/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Mexican fit for a foodie!
We just moved to Newport Beach about 5 months ago and I am kicking myself for missing out on this place for 5 months. Awesome food, excellent margaritas, great service, a view of the marina--doesn't get better than this. Tons of a la carte tacos to choose from so you can try more than one type. The burritos are generous in size and really yummy. The watermelon margarita is to die for. We will be back and often!
9/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Love the Patio Dining
Patio dining has a great ambience and boat slip view!!! Great drinks and a la carte dishes!!
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always Memorable and Tasty!
Had a great time, bringing "first timer" friends with us! Enjoyed celebrating the very special FOUR YEAR birthday of this wonderful place! We love the views of the harbor ... service was a bit slow as everyone was so busy celebrating ... but we were blessed with a super-server that treated us very well. Look forward to our next visit!
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was excellent. Had drinks at the bar. Very noisy. The server was excellent. Moved to the outdoor patio for dinner. Much quieter. The one fault here was that dinner server. He was only mildly attentive. He brought us what we needed but did not pay much attention to the details. For example, we requested no cheese. There was cheese. This has happened to us before at other establishments, but the server's response was what was disappointing. It was along the lines of "oh well" rather than apologetic. He did not offer to replace the item. He basically just walked away and let us deal with it. In summary, the hospitality wasn't quite there. For an establishment of this type and caliber, I would expect more consistent service.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I had date night here and we just loved the food and the margaritas this place in a must!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service, awesome waiter, delicious food and beautiful sunset view!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sol always accommodates my
Sol always accommodates my large group events perfectly!
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Unique Mexican food!
I think we spent about 1/2 hour trying to decide which food to try! One of us in the group had the shrimp tacos with small salad included, another had the sweet potatoe taco and garden salad, and the other had a lite eaters burrito. All three were delicious. I can't tolerate much spice and the waiter was great at pointing out which items would be better. He even took the initiative to change the dressing as he thought it might be too spicy. We also had a wonderful guacamole with the house "chips" which are actually like mini tortillas with some sort of seasoning on top. It was terrific. We'll definitely go again.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Brunch at Sol Cocina
I have had hit and miss service here, but I always come back for the food, which is spot on every time. This morning, the service was on point too. Not the fastest, friendliest, or over-the-top (as with 5-star dining) but just right for the situation: there when you need it; friendly when you need it.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Real Gem!
Coconut Calamari is awesome! Margaritas were the best!
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Taco Vampiro and Shrimp Taco
Taco Vampiro and Shrimp Taco Dorado are outstanding! Friendly service in a nice atmosphere with views of a marina.
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoy the food and ambiance at Sol, but made the mistake of taking friends on a Tuesday night - Taco Tuesday. It was fun and energetic, but so loud we couldn't carry on a conversation. The other nights of the week are mellower and better if you want to visit.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
I liked the view, the waiter was very nice and patient and the food was really good!
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of OC's best!
Sol has been a favorite of mine for a couple of years now. Highly recommended!
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service, Mario the Manager was quite helpful as was all staff...Food and drink equally great!
10/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent food and service.
Excellent food and service. We go at least once every two weeks and sometimes more often. Have taken a lot of our friends
and its one of their favorite restaurants as well.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall amazing experience. Great food! Beautiful location down by the beach. I will definitely be going back.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was delicious. Service was great, prices reasonable
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Taco Tuesdays Rule!
This restaurant is fantastic and taco tuesday rules. You can get fish, chicken or carnitas tacos for good deals and the drink specials are pretty good. If you are younger (under 40) and single this is a great place to hang out on Tuesday nights. Make a reservation though otherwise you might not get in for Taco Tuesday. Other nights are just as great. You can order ala carte tacos or other Mexican dishes made the Sol Cocina way. This is not your typical neighborhood Mexican restaurant so don't go there expecting El Torito type dishes. This is our favorite Mexican dining spot near home for sure.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Not tex mex
Food of a very high quality, kind of pricy, noisy. But what hot spot , vibrant bar, crowded place isn't noisy. Most meals were $19.99, and that would get you three tacos or two chili rellenos. Great chips and salsa. One of the better Mexican restaurants I've been to.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Overall the meal was pretty good. However, my boyfriend ordered a soup and it was forgotten. The waitress comped a desert for us. Otherwise the experience was very nice.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Loved the tacos and drinks
Great taco selection with lots of variety! Had a great time
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM