soca Raleigh

4.7
1444 Reviews
$30 and under
Latin American
Latin food. Local folks.

so•ca derives it’s name from several sources: a Peruvian word for sugarcane, a popular style of Caribbean music, and inspiration from a well known geographical divider, the Tropic of Cancer. Located just north of the Equator, this line of latitude divides many countries around the world. so•ca centers its focus on the islands and Americas south of this geographical border (south of the tropic of cancer).

Located on the corner of Oberlin and Clark Ave, so•ca cocina latina brings the flavors of this region to Cameron Village where we share our exotic culinary story Tuesday-Saturday 5pm-9pm. Many of the items on the so•ca menu allow diners to travel to these unfamiliar lands without needing to leave the comforts of the Triangle.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1444 people are saying
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vipCaseyW
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

HANDS DOWN KILLER FOOD! Amazzzzing!!!

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Aciley02
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I were loved this place. The food is so good. Customer service is a 10/10. We’re definitely going back.

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EmilyA
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere, not what I was expecting! Will definitely be coming back.

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gardener
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both the food and service were very good. Attractive setting.

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ScottB
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mary, our server was very helpful in every way but her food/wine recommendations were fantastic. The setting was perfect and the food was truly authentic. We will definitely go back.

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vipAshville
Raleigh
17 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far my favorite restaurant in the Raleigh area. Staff is amazing! Chef is amazing. If you eat gluten free, even better!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was amazing. The food was unbelievably good. The drinks were delicious. The ambiance was superb! Can’t wait to go back!!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere, delicious food and cocktails! Definitely a new favorite!

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vipHappySocaCust
Raleigh
46 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our favorite Raleigh restaurant!
Always first class.

Snd Mary took great care of us.

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hotROdJ
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Great food but very limited options. Maybe a larger menu or simpler offerings would be nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Amanda was super helpful in guiding our choices for drinks and dinner! Her favorite dishes quickly became our favorite dishes! You must get the Argentinian Charred Pork Cheeks… YUM!!

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AmandaW
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Davis took great care of us! We loved it!

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viphenryf
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

great location for a get together with old friends for a relaxing evening of fine dining and catching up on life's events. Alex - great service. Creative food preparation with both small and large plates.

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smax
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor eating with torches heating the patio. Small plates so good!

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PedroC
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb! This is a restaurant that gives a full introduction to flavors from all Latin America and the Caribbean. A great concept and execution. Keep the good job!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and atmosphere!! Highly recommend especially if you have celiac disease. Super aware about not cross contaminating if you have celiac disease and the food is delicious

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Davis is a great server and knowledgeable. Excellent food and service. Don’t sit by the door that leads out to the patio. It slams constantly.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I ordered a cauliflower steak since they had vegan option. It's not like what I expected. It was really bad!! I felt the food is overpriced for the taste

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vipIhate2cook
Raleigh
18 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our second time at Soca. Food is amazing. Will return.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We tried this for the first time based on word of mouth and took a couple friends from out of state with us. We were extremely happy with the service experience. Ben waited on us and was fantastic! We decided to order small plate for the group and loved them all. We also decided to split the Feijoada. I am getting an order of that as an entree when I come back, we will definitely be returning!

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Gabriella
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

delicious food lots of vegetarian and vegan options

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PintoA
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent South American cuisine. Great service, ambiance. Highly recommend

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was amazing, great food, nice atmosphere. Perfection!

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ArmandoP
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant, great service, outstanding food

LH
vipLindsayH
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy food and good service. Plenty of patio seating with heaters.

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DavidF
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Board of Directors Dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and great drinks

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ChefJonathanJones
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was phenomenal! My date loved her Jerk Chicken Leg & I thoroughly enjoyed my Tomahawk Pork Chop! The white bean medley that comes w: the pork chop is absolutely AMAZING and the chop was cooked to perfection! As a professional chef myself I was very impressed w: the presentation & flavors of everything! Kudos to the Chef *Tips Cap*

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KatieW
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, and we loved the covered outdoor seating!

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Pierre
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner!! Samantha was an AMAZING waitress . . . .

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MELANIAO
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Benjamin was fantastic! Outstanding customer service experience!

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MadMax
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite dishes were the scallop crudo
And the seafood marqueca
Delish!!
Enjoyed the craft cocktails
Nice selection of wines
We will be back
Best of all was the great service!!

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vipTarheelborn1
Chicago
416 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had John’s birthday dinner at so ca. We dined on the patio and had excellent food and service. Loved the Vegan menu that was 100% Gluten Free. Our waitress was outstanding and she took some great pictures of us to send to our daughter in New Zealand. We have great restaurants here in the Chicago area but so ca would be a favorite even here.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Good food, creative menu, just a bit pricey for what I ordered.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time here. We ordered a bunch of small plates and they were all amazing. As were the desserts. Our server was too notch and really knew the menu well. The wait staff works well as a team. Obvious that they run a tight ship and the staff enjoy working there. We sat outside. My 77 yo dad had a little trouble hearing but I didn’t think it was too loud. Definitely will be back.

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RachelW
Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, delicious food, loved the COVID precautions. Felt safe outside in the cabana. Actually felt like we were on vacation.

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TMFfromRaleigh
Raleigh
57 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My go-to restaurant when I go to the theater. Always innovative and beautifully prepared dishes

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vipsamt
Raleigh
24 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

unique and tasty dishes, great draft beer list, great outdoor space.

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vipSoulFoodie
Charlotte
13 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! The oitdoor seating in plentiful and well done. Will definitely be back!

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vipBubba
Raleigh
16 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and atmosphere were outstanding as usual. Ben was a great waiter.

FAQs

soca Raleigh offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (919) 322-0440.

soca Raleigh is rated 4.7 stars by 1444 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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