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About Sol Cocina

The Best of Baja in the heart of Newport, SOL Cocina offers an upscale, yet inviting dining experience on the water in Newport Harbor. Executive Chef Deborah Schneider, a 2009 James Beard Foundation Book Award Nominee, has created a menu of contemporary and gourmet interpretations of Baja street cuisine,
inlcuding antojitos, street tacos, cocktels de mariscos and main dishes made with fresh seafood, wood grilled meats, local produce and salsas that are all made fresh daily.

251 East Coast Highway
Newport Beach, CA 92663
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mexican, Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of Operation:
Lunch (11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.),
Dinner (Sunday-Thursday) 4:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Friday & Sat 4:30 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Happy Hour 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. Mon, Wed-Friday in bar and patio
Weekend Brunch 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday & Sunday

Cross Street:
PCH and Bayside Dr.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(949) 675-9800

Website:
http://www.solcocina.com/

Entertainment:
We offer live music every Tuesday night from 6:30 to 10:30 pm, Saturday night from 8:00 to 11:00 pm, and Sunday Brunch from Noon to 3:00 pm.

Catering:
Full catering services as well as Dockside Catering options! http://www.solcocina.com/

Parking Details:
We offer both self parking adjacent to the restaurant and complimentary valet parking as you arrive.

Executive Chef:
Deborah Schneider

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Sol Cocina Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.0

ambience

4.1

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (2)
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Great for Brunch (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Live Music (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
People Watching (1)
Romantic (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Sol is an excellent choice for upscale Mexican with great seating and delicious flavors. On the water with an outdoor patio and a large bar space, Sol is good for any occasion.

Tags: Waterfront, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We had a great seat overlooking the harbor. I had their halibut special which was the most delicious halibut dish I have ever had. Their blackberry margaritas are delicious. Love the atmosphere. Quick service.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 19, 2017

Always love this place, for any occasion! Patio just needs something done about the noise, there's nowhere for sound to travel so loud patrons are deafening.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Waterfront, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Always excellent food, friendly service and a fun atmosphere. We love Sol!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Outstanding Value, Good Vegetarian Options, Scenic View, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Tapas, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Quick Bite, Spicy, Authentic, Casual
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 17, 2017

Unique fancy Mexican food that is always good. Yummy cocktails. Slightly pricey. I really appreciated that they went out of their way to give us a good waterfront table and said happy birthday to my boyfriend when mentioned in my open table reservation. Thank you for making it special for him! :)

Tags: Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on February 14, 2017

A Neighborhood jam. The staff are fantastic and the food is delicious and so are the creative drinks! I honestly have nothing bad to say about this place at all it was some of the best ceviche I've ever had!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Tapas, Waterfront, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 14, 2017

We all loved our meals. From the crisp tortillas and delicious salsa to start, our tasty Margaritas and entrees, each of us were extremely satisfied. We will definitely go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 12, 2017

Sol Cocina was a very nice restaurant. The server's, bussers, and hostesses very extremely friendly and diligent. The waitress (Natalie) showed great patience; my date and I took a while to order anything because we were talking. Lol However, it was overall an amazing evening at Sol Cocina.

Tags: People Watching, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Spicy, Cozy, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Romantic, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 12, 2017

2nd time here and it was great, the food and drinks were perfect.!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 12, 2017

Great space...we were out on the patio along the waterfront. Food & service were great. We'll be back for sure!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on February 12, 2017

We arrived 10 mins before the restaurant opened on a Sunday. We had a reservation. Once the doors opened, we were immediately seated by a window and provided large chips, salsa, and water. We had a beautiful view of the boats. We each ordered the Souffle Carlotta. It was so good. It's not simply extraordinary French toast. It's divine. No syrup needed.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 5, 2017

Loved the food, ambiance. Would give a 10/10 except I noted on OpenTable that it was my boyfriends birthday and no-one ever acknowledged it or made him feel special...

Tags: Tapas, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Spicy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 5, 2017

Beautiful location. Tasty food! Good vegetarian options!

Tags: Hot Spot, Vegan, Cozy, Waterfront, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 5, 2017

My wife and I were there to celebrate our 39th anniversary. I told the hostess and our server then not another thing was mentioned or served by the staff. I expected, at least, a candle on a scoop of ice cream or something. VERY DISAPOINTED!

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Great food, great atmosphere, & excellent service. 100% will return!

Tags: Authentic, Waterfront, Late-night Find, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Hot Spot, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Our server was awesome and very attentive to our table. The Canarditas taco was outstanding!

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Food was excellent, especially the Tacos, but the drinks are a bit pricey. The view was really nice!

Tags: Healthy, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Mase a reservation under notes i identified its my daughters Birthday....They read the notes and gave a great table..thank you

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 3, 2017

The drinks, service and atmosphere were great. The food was not awesome though. I had the market fish which had a very strong odor of fish and was overcooked. The flavor was ok but I couldn't make it through the tough smelly meat.

Tags: Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 2, 2017

The drinks were tasty, the service was outstanding, and the food was the best Mexican food I've ever had!! The flavors were rich and satisfying, and our served (Her name was Techni) was so helpful and engaging - really loved her!! Thanks for a terrific meal!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Spicy
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 31, 2017

If you appear rich you get better service.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 29, 2017

Food was good but nothing spectacular. Service was not too good the day I went. My server was not very attentive and he took a long time to take our order, bring the check, etc..

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 29, 2017

It was OK. I didn't really like the food. It was a hit or miss situation. A few of my family members liked it and some of them the opposite. The service is great though. I might go again.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 28, 2017

It was restaurant week and maybe that affected kitchen because I ordered something off the regular menu and my spouse ordered from the special menu and the meals came out about 20 min apart! Food was not as good as usual but our server was very nice and apologetic!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Delicious as always!!! LOVE the Viper Tacos!!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Second time there- food good but pricey for what you get. Drinks are not very good-had to send back drinks both times i was there and they were different drinks. My favorite things are the appetizers- guacamole and corn.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Horrible experience. Bad service. We came to SOL for daughters birthday. The waiter brought 1 basket of chips for five people. Needless to say, they were devoured in 5 minutes. Not once did anyone ask if we wanted more. Bottle of water on table to serve ourselves, which is fine. However, the bottle was empty halfway through our meal and never replenished. We had a round of margaritas, again no one ever asked us if we wanted another. I actually pulled a bottle of water from my purse to fill my glass. We couldn't get a servers attention to ask for anything as they were nowhere to be found. The carneasada and chicken were cold in three of our meals and so were the beans! Yuck! Thankfully the fish tacos were warm. I honestly would have sent it back but I kid you not we could not get a hold of anyone! The bill was dropped on our table as soon as our plates were removed with the half eaten cold tacos. They never even asked us if we wanted dessert which would have been nice given the fact we were celebrating a birthday! I put my credit card inside and again waited for at least 10 minutes. Finally we all pulled our cash together and left the cash so we didn't have to wait any longer. As soon as we pulled in our driveway at home my son and daughter hopped in his truck and went to In N Out because they were starving. Pathetic excuse for a Mexican restaurant. We will never return nor recommend this place to ANYONE.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 21, 2017

My wife is very easy to please, she likes Mexican very much, but was not impressed with the food at, we will not be going back.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 15, 2017

Very small portions and very expensive... we left hungry and angry!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 14, 2017

Your greeter was awesome and super friendly. Your waiter seemed to forget about us and we had to ask around for service. Your downstairs is too warm and uncomfortable. The party that joined were loud and obnoxious. it made us and the group next to us leave. Foos was delicious as always. Thanks

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 14, 2017

AMBIANCE AND LOCATION ARE OUTSTANDING. PRICE IS A BIT HIGH FOR THE LIMITED MENU AND TASTE OF THE FOOD. ITS IS A ONCE IN A WHILE LOCATION FOR ME. MORE FOR SCENERY THAN THE FOOD.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 10, 2017

Great ambiance and beautiful view of the water. Excellent tacos & guac!

Tags: Live Sports, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Outstanding Value, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Tallahassee)·Dined on January 9, 2017

Our server was outstanding - really great personality that added to the overall dining experience. Food super - and overall fun evening with family and friends.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Fun, Casual
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 9, 2017

Always good food & service.
We thought the music a little too loud. We were there until 2 pm & seemed like the kitchen staff turned up volume

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 7, 2017

Absolutely amazing service. I have sever food allergies and they were extremely accommodating even the chef came out to talk to me. Awesome place for date night!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 7, 2017

We were a small gathering of 8 new friends and had a great time. Creative margarita options and tasty tapas before our main meal. We sat where we could enjoy the harbor view. Super nice and efficient waitstaff. Will definitely visit again.

Tags: Tapas, Good for Groups, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Waterfront, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 6, 2017

I took my friend there for his birthday celebration. Made reservations & expected a great experience. Unfortunately, it was less than desirable. We were seated in this little place below the restaurant I called, 'dungeon-like' area. It was so small, it was about the size of a restroom & closed up & full of smoke, I could hardly breath! I tried to tolerate it but was disgusted that I was seated there in the first place. I went upstairs to request for another place & saw guests that came later were seated in a more desirable location. I was upset, spoke to the manager & was told that something was wrong w/their ventilation system or fan which was not working properly & was filling the restaurant w/smoke & stated that if they couldn't fix that, they were going to close up for the evening. We were told that they weren't going to seat anyone else. I was ready to drop some serious cash there but w/that experience, I'll spend it elsewhere. For certain, I will never return. The funny thing is that I know 3/4 of people in Orange County who have status & money, I'll make sure to spread the word.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 1, 2017

Superb food, cocktails and atmosphere. Hostess was lame.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 1, 2017

I was greatly disappointed and a little embarrassed after raving to my family about this place so we decided to take them here for new years first I booked a reservation and was confirmed through open table a few family members arrived before us and gave the reservation name and was told there were no reservations for that name mind you we all just drove over an hour to get here ....I arrived and showed my confirmation and they put a make shift table in a corner near the kitchen wow ...then was ignored for 25 min I had to ask for chips and salsa...the waiter was terrific but unfortunately it's a group effort I advised the manager on duty he said he would make things right which was a free dessert! I was offended...sad.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Sol was an absolutely wonderful experience. My girlfriend and I made late night reservations for New Years on the patio. The view of the marina was downright breathtaking. I would highly recommend Sol to anyone and everyone who will listen!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Fun, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Outstanding Value, Tapas
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