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SOL Cocina
SOL Cocina

SOL Cocina Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://solcocina.com/scottsdale/
  • Email: Scottsdale@SolCocina.com
  • Phone: (480) 245-6708
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Daily 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 10:00am - 3:00pm
    Bar: Sunday - Thursday 11 am - 12:00 am, Friday & Saturday 11 am - 12:00 am
    Happy Hour: Daily 3:00 to 6:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Contemporary Mexican, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Executive Chef: Deborah Schneider
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Live Acoustic Music:

    Tuesday: 5:30 – 9:30 pm
    Sunday: noon – 3:00 pm
  • Special Events & Promotions: SOL Cocina has a private dining room, with a private bar. This room can be configured to accommodate large and small parties, up to 100 guests. For your event planning needs, please contact scottsdaleevents@solcocina.com.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Greenway Hayden Loop and Scottsdale Road
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is readily in the Scottsdale Quarter in the parking lot just south of SOL Cocina. There is also valet parking available directly across from SOL Cocina.
A word from SOL Cocina
The Best of Baja in the heart of North Scottsdale at the Scottsdale Quarter, SOL Cocina offers an upscale, yet inviting dining experience. Executive Chef Deborah Schneider, a James Beard nominated cookbook author and authority on authentic Mexican cuisine, has created a menu of contemporary and gourmet interpretations of coastal Baja dishes, including antojitos, street tacos, cocktels de mariscos and main entrees made with fresh seafood, wood grilled meats, local produce and salsas that are all made in-house daily. A variety of dishes are available vegetarian, vegan and gluten free. The vibrant bar offers inventive hand-made cocktails and more than 60 artisan tequilas.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "This restaurant is awesome. Great service. Great atmosphere. Amazing food. Very few restaurants get all three correct. Congrats to Dave and Matt; you nailed it! Cannot wait for my next visit to Scottsdale. This will be my first stop for dining out."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Was visiting phoenix for the first time and saw this place had good reviews. Was really excited, but was overall disppointed. The service was slow and our waitress acted the she was too busy to help us. The staff in general was not very welcoming. Also, the food was good at best. Wouldn't recommend to a friend."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "No need to travel any further south than Scottsdale for authentic Baja Mexican. Margaritas are superb as are the unique sauces and the fried corn tortillas served whole for "make your own chips" complement nicely. Do not pass on the Naked Guacamole....full of flavor and just the right consistency Outdoor patio is a good choice to avoid the rather noisy and dark interior. Open kitchen allows a good view of the busy and talented chefs."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Absolutely delicious and exciting twists to Mexican Food."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Our food server acted like he didn't want to be there and also took the taco Tuesday flyer off our table. We thought he didn't want us to order the cheap special! Very noisy, we wanted to eat on the patio, they cleared it out for an event...6:30 prime time? The food was expensive for very small portions. The taco vampiro was the size a 10 yr old would eat and still be hungry. We won't be returning."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Had the Chipotle Chicken Desmadras and it was excellent. Wife had the chicken quesadillas and she enjoyed them as well. We love the two different sauces they serve with chips...they are addictive."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "The area we were sitting in was extreme noisy. We were there with a friend from CA, and it was difficult to carry on a conversation."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Great choice for Mexican. Interesting menu. Not your typical beans and rice. A bit more healthy and gourmet if you will. I also really enjoyed the skinny margarita as well. Highly recommend! Friendly staff as well."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "The only thing that was wrong was that Open Table did not send me an acknowledgement of my reservation until the day after we ate there. Open Table service has really deteriorated recently."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Food was wonderful. The Lamb is outstanding as was the chicken burrito. Drinks are creative and all fresh. Service was outstanding. We will have dinner here again when in the area. Need to have reservations as very crowded."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "After seeing much "ado" about Sol Cocina in Scottsdale and Newport Beach, we were so disappointed. Food was just so-so, didn't really enjoy the chips that were offered with the salsa. We were a party of 7 with 2 children and our server seemed annoyed by that. He was also annoyed when we inquired about the happy hour menu for drinks, etc. Our plates sat on our table for quite a long time before being cleared by the manager, and that is when our server all of a sudden "appeared" to help clear our table. Dessert was not offered and we were celebrating a birthday. Don't think we will return or recommend Sol Cocina."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "I thought the food and wine was very good. More healthy Mexican cuisine. Pricey for casual dining and a bit loud for conversations. Tables in core area are very close together. We wanted to sit outside, but it was to windy."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "My daughter wanted to return here again this year. She said she was salivating thinking of the burrito and good margs! I don't know if our waitress was having a rough day, but she just wasn't into staying on top of her game. We will return and hopefully have a better experience."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Food was very good, as it has been every time we've been there. Service was incredibly slow this time for some reason. Waiter apologized and tried to make up for it by chomping desserts for the table. He was very good however we did have to wait a long time to be served Once he was able to finally bring drinks after a long wait, he brought our food without delay We will return as that hasn't ever happened before"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Very satisfying dining experience. Definitely will return."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "We try to get to SOL Cocina every time we are in Scottsdale. The menu selection is diverse and authentic. I love that you can have a healthy meal that tastes great. There are so many different items on the menu to choose from and to mix up if you want."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "We picked Sol Cocina primarily due to good past reviews. Our experience was different. The so-called authentic Baja cuisine was pretty tasteless without exception. This included the fish tacos, chicken tacos, shrimp tacos and carnitas tacos. Black beans and rice were pretty good, but nothing special. Service was dismal and our server was not very knowledgable. The bread pudding sounded good but was hard as a rock. At least she didn't charge us for it. All in all, there are much better Mexican choices in Scottsdale and Phoenix."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "We read about SOL in a travel mag and decided to give it a try on our visit to The Phoenician in Scottsdale. First of all, note Scottsdale is huge and the restaurant was a solid 25 minute drive from our hotel, also in Scottsdale. Once we got there, we were pleased we had made the trek. Dinner for four ( including two alcoholic drinks) was only $85 pre-tip! The shrimp diablo tacos were delicious. Not so for the chicken burrito, a huge portion which we found bland. Everything else was good, though. There were several large tables of boisterous folks, which added to the upbeat feel of SOL. We went on a Thursday night and the place was packed. Definitely make a reservation!"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Enjoyed a terrific meal on 3/15. Our server was so nice, even gave me her pocket flashlight when I was having trouble seeing the menu. As a matter of fact the only complaint I have is that the restaurant is very dark otherwise it was a fantastic night. The margaritas were very tasty. We thoroughly enjoyed the Hot and Raw Tropical Ceviche as well as the many different taco choices. I look forward to visiting again the next time we are in Scottsdale."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I give Sol a poor experience because of the food and the music.I had the shrimp chili relleno if was full of rice and 4 small shrimp on the top lame! The music it was hip hop didn't set the mood for a Mexican experience lame!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The food was excellent and the service was outstanding!!!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "I am always looking for creative Mexican food, ala the Border Grill in Santa Monica which is one of my favorite Mexican restaurants. SOL Cocina is definitely creative Mexican food. The specialty tacos are particularly unique and excellent. The bar is very busy, and also has creative drinks with lots of interesting tequillas and Margaritas. The ambiance there on a weekend night is frenetic. It is a very busy and loud place."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We met some friends for drinks and then stayed for dinner, it was good food but not better than some of our other favorites that are actually cheaper. I liked the decor and experience but we were in the bar area and had people who don't understand personal space so I had people right behind my head/back so I could have done without that. Always good to try new places though."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The food and service were excellent!! Loved the coconut calamari appetizer. Tacos and quesadillas were superb. Great upscale Southwest food!! The interior of the restaurant is gorgeous. Very clean, modern, new and trendy feel. Margaritas were fabulous. A must on our list next time we are back in Scottsdale"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Very tasty street-style tacos with lots of creative options and the choices to mix and match. Not street-taco prices, but not outrageous. Very loud place though."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Food was acceptable lee but far from great. Seafood was overpowered by sauce. Would not go back."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Well, that says it all. I'm not sure that I understand why music has to played at such loud volume when people eat. I'm assuming that it a) either gets them to drink more, and/or b) eat more quickly and get out of the restaurant sooner so that the tables can turn over faster."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "The food is here is delicious Mexican food with a twist! Lots to choose from - something for everyone."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "QUite a different take on "mexican" food. WOnderful flavors, combinations and avaialbel specliaties. Have been here a dozed times and will be back many more. Great to order a couple of different tacos or one of their combination paltes. NOT your normal tacos. The cocktails are varied and freshly prepared with nice presentations. The "naked guacamole" is a must to start. If you are calore worried: go for the special low calorie burrito - giant but you can save half for lunch tomorrow (my wife has done this numerous times)."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "We're from New Mexico & thus love all types of Mexican food. I don't agree with the reviews on this place; it's noisy, noisier, and downright so loud you cannot talk to others in your party. Our waiter was so busy we rarely saw him. When he did show up, he brought a Blackberry-Ginger margarita that tasted neither like ginger nor blackberry. Then I got a combo with Carne Asada; Carnitas; and chicken tacos. The Chix was excellent, but the beef and pork had only the meat flavor, no spice whatsoever! A no go for a return trip for me!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Nice trendy place and decent atmosphere. However, very poor service. First, we weren't seated at or reservation time. We had to wait an additional 20 minutes. So consider you're reservation just a place holder. We then waited 20 minutes to order drinks. Food was average. So, I would pass for other fine dining in Scottsdale."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "We wanted to find and try not your average place but with above average Mexican cuisine. And this place was it! The fresh ceviche was amazing as was the roasted sweet corn. The lamb chops were tender and full of flavor - a staff favorite I was told and I can see why. Service was very good and wouldn't hesitate to go back when in Scottsdale."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Food was just okay. Authentic mexican, but okay. Drinks were way over priced. Extremely overpriced! Disappointing visit."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Even though we had a reservation, we had to wait more than 30 minutes. This really reduced our enthusiasm for the restaurant."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "The food was very good but felt a little pushed into extras like chambord in the marguerites, which I found too sweet."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "works out to be very expensive in the long run, but tasty."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "SOL Cocina has great food, excellent service, and a wonderful overall feel. The salsa and black bean dip served with "chips" were very good. The "chips" were actually whole, seasoned fried corn tortillas which you would break up yourself. It was creative and left no doubt that they were "house made." Our entrees had just the right amount of heat - meaning they would be too hot for the typical Minnesotan, but just right for these California transplants. In all, it was one of the best meals we had in our two weeks in Scottsdale."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "Love the guacamole and the cheese quaso. Food is always good and the margaritas are excellent"
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Great spot for a dinner date or a group of friends. Good food and good vibe."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Could have been great if I would have had a better experience bringing my children. Staff was rude when I asked if we could sit outside. I was told there were no tables available. When we were seated there were three open tables outside that throughout our meal were never used. Food however was great. Try the assortment of tacos!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014