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Sol Cocina

4.4
1065 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
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  • Great for Brunch (3)
  • Happy Hour (3)
  • Waterfront (3)
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican, Tapas / Small Plates
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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
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Phone number
(949) 675-9800
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Deborah Schneider
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Catering
Full catering services as well as Dockside Catering options! http://www.solcocina.com/
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
PCH and Bayside Dr.
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Parking details
We offer both self parking adjacent to the restaurant and complimentary valet parking as you arrive.
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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.
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
What 1065 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
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4.3
service
4.3
ambience
4.2
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipTennisgirl (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Food and service were good. The place is very loud. You can’t hear anything.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

We go here almost monthly and always bring out of town guests. Absolutely love their service, margaritas and blue corn steak tacos omg so good!!

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OpenTable Diner (Des Moines)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

The food and service could not have been better!!

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KTV5 (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Expensive small but tasty tacos
Noisy but it was Sat lunch.

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OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
2.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

The service we received was horrible. Not something we expected since we are regulars at this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Great food. It was noisy, but to be expected on a Friday night. Waiter was good, but too busy.

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Alyse (Orange County)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Always seat you past reservation. Service very slow. Food very good.

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vipCara (Central Coast)
2.0  Dined on December 26, 2017

We were celebrating my father’s 60th and the night didn’t go well at all. To start, my four year old kept pleading with me and the wait staff to turn off the heater over his seat. He was ignored until about an hour in. Nobody would stop when we had a request or wanted to order more. Each of the staff treated us as if we were a nuisance to them. Brought us the $15 guacamole, but didn’t provide chips for 15 mins. By then our food arrived; my order was incorrect and after speaking with three people, they finally believed me. Then again, brought me the wrong food. I think had to wait for 25 mins after my family ate to actually get food of my own. Unacceptable all around. They should either staff appropriately for a Tuesday evening or encourage their staff to slow down and try to listen to patrons to lessen service issues.

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on December 12, 2017

Fast and efficient service!

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vipSIGDinner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on October 25, 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.

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Carly4 (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on October 19, 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.

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  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.

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vipjlynngirl (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2017

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

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Nicnic (Orange County)
5.0  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! :)

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vip949Realtor (Orange County)
5.0  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!

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oreo (Orange County)
5.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  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.

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viptonySRT8 (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2017

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

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Connie (Los Angeles)
4.0  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!!!

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vipxodaniel (Orange County)
5.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  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...

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2017

Beautiful location. Tasty food! Good vegetarian options!

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
3.0  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!

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2017

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

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AngelsFV (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
4.0  Dined on February 4, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
2.0  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.

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vipScott (Minneapolis)
5.0  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!

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
3.0  Dined on January 31, 2017

If you appear rich you get better service.

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