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.
- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
Quinoa Stuffed Avocado
corn, black bean, aji panca, preserved tomato, cilantro aioli
Empanadas de Huitlacoche
maseca pastry, black beans, charred nc sweet corn, pickled onion, salsa verde
pepper rubbed ribeye filet, charred sweet potatoes, chimichurri, sweet peppers, cilantro aioli, pickled cabbage
HANDS DOWN KILLER FOOD! Amazzzzing!!!
My husband and I were loved this place. The food is so good. Customer service is a 10/10. We’re definitely going back.
Great food and atmosphere, not what I was expecting! Will definitely be coming back.
Both the food and service were very good. Attractive setting.
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.
By far my favorite restaurant in the Raleigh area. Staff is amazing! Chef is amazing. If you eat gluten free, even better!
The waitress was amazing. The food was unbelievably good. The drinks were delicious. The ambiance was superb! Can’t wait to go back!!
Beautiful atmosphere, delicious food and cocktails! Definitely a new favorite!
Our favorite Raleigh restaurant!
Always first class.
Snd Mary took great care of us.
Great food but very limited options. Maybe a larger menu or simpler offerings would be nice.
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!!
Davis took great care of us! We loved it!
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.
Great outdoor eating with torches heating the patio. Small plates so good!
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!
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
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.
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
Our second time at Soca. Food is amazing. Will return.
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!
delicious food lots of vegetarian and vegan options
Excellent South American cuisine. Great service, ambiance. Highly recommend
Waitress was amazing, great food, nice atmosphere. Perfection!
Excellent restaurant, great service, outstanding food
Yummy food and good service. Plenty of patio seating with heaters.
Board of Directors Dinner
Great experience and great drinks
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*
Excellent food and service, and we loved the covered outdoor seating!
Great dinner!! Samantha was an AMAZING waitress . . . .
Our server Benjamin was fantastic! Outstanding customer service experience!
Favorite dishes were the scallop crudo
And the seafood marqueca
Enjoyed the craft cocktails
Nice selection of wines
We will be back
Best of all was the great service!!
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.
Good food, creative menu, just a bit pricey for what I ordered.
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.
Fantastic service, delicious food, loved the COVID precautions. Felt safe outside in the cabana. Actually felt like we were on vacation.
My go-to restaurant when I go to the theater. Always innovative and beautifully prepared dishes
unique and tasty dishes, great draft beer list, great outdoor space.
Great food and service! The oitdoor seating in plentiful and well done. Will definitely be back!
Food and atmosphere were outstanding as usual. Ben was a great waiter.
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.