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About 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.

15323 N. Scottsdale Rd Suite 195
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Mexican, Contemporary Mexican, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Saturday and Sunday: 10:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday and Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Greenway Hayden Loop and Scottsdale Road

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(480) 245-6708

Website:
http://solcocina.com/scottsdale/

Entertainment:
Live Acoustic Music:

Tuesday: 5:30 – 9:30 pm
Sunday: noon – 3:00 pm

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.

Executive Chef:
Deborah Schneider

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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.

SOL Cocina Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

79% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (7)
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Good for a Date (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Authentic (4)
Fun (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
People Watching (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Business Meals (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Notable Wine List (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Romantic (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined 7 days ago

Way too cold and windy to have us sit outside..

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

it was fine, nothing special and even after providing a request through Open Table and calling the restaurant directly to request birthday dessert, they messed it up by bringing the wrong dessert and just putting it on the table with no candle or anything. Not a very special experience.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 22, 2017

skip happy hour the menu is very limited and the food just didn't taste good.

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Took grandchildren out. Best quesadillas. Guacamole a little bland. Overall positive

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·Dined on November 20, 2017

Tacos were great but very expensive for the size. Very weak pour for an 11 dollar margarita. May return but will not order a drink

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Overpriced... food was terrible. As in every dish we ordered with the exception of the coconut calamari appetizer, and we tried a lot of dishes as there were 8 of us. Food wasn't warm and portions were minuscule. Margaritas were watery. Our waiter was okay but a staff member on break sat right next to us with her feet up on the chairs on her phone our entire meal. Place is pretty but that is about it. Will never go back.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Loved the specialty tacos!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Birthday dinner. Great food and I’ve the decor.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Great service. Good house margaritas on happy hour. Tasty salsa and black bean dip. On to entrees - grilled vegetable burrito was one of the best I've had and the quinoa salad is a refreshing side. The goat cheese enchiladas and shrimp rellenos were also well enjoyed.
Service was funny and attentive. Patio seating was pleasant.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Fun
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 1, 2017

We try to get to SOL every time we are in Scottsdale. We have never had a bad meal or poor service. The tacos are so good and the guacamole is amazing!!

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Local Ingredients
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Food was great - relaxed business lunch on outside patio. Server was very helpful and informative.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Casual
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 22, 2017

One of our favorite restaurants anywhere is Sol Cocina in Newport CA. So we expected a similarly outstanding experience at the one in Scottsdale AZ. While this restaurant is pretty good, it doesn’t quite match the quality of its sister in California. The noise level is quite energetic, which makes conversation somewhat challenging. The cocktails aren’t nearly as good as those at the Newport location, but the overall service is better here.

The biggest issue for us is that the food here is quite bland, when compared to the Newport location. This might be simply a case of catering to local tastes, but was disappointing for us.

Overall, while this is a fun spot, there are superior choices in the Phoenix area.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on October 19, 2017

We had to beg to get a waiter to wait on us to order food. Not a great experience for our out of town friends. Nice location and ambience.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Chile verde burrito, Viper taco both are must haves.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Spicy, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Very nice patio to eat. Service was very good and the value for the tacos and margaritas was great

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Casual
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·Dined on October 2, 2017

I ordered a gluten free taco. All it has was one bite of steak and two pieces of shrimp for $12.50. The waiter was rude, unfriendly, never around. We were there to celebrate my Mom's 70th birthday. The waiter's attitude ruined the vide and our entire evening and then the food was very disappointing by all at the table. I will NEVER return.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 1, 2017

The food was just okay, not great. The service was okay, not great. The cocktails were very good! When I booked the reservation I had great expectations based on the food descriptions given. The presentation and the flavors just didn’t live up to the menu.

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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on September 28, 2017

We loved the crab stack, butternut squash taco, and pork skillet. Service was awesome!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 19, 2017

Popular spot even on week nights. It was noisy, so not a great place to have a conversation. Food was delicious and margaritas were tasty. Service was prompt and friendly. Definitely one for a return visit.

Tags: Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Authentic
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Over good experience. Had a reservation & had to wait an extra 15 minutes. Upsetting part was that 2 other walk in parties of 4 were seated before us.

Tags: Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Stephanie the server was great. Best skinny margaritas fresh food

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 10, 2017

It was awesome! We will definitely go back!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 3, 2017

I like this place. Not a huge fan of the tostada chips (would prefer just a really good tortilla chip) but the Guacamole Sol was awesome no matter what the vehicle. Was surprised by the tastiness of my taco- thought I was getting it with beans and rice (per the menu and my ticket) but just got black beans. Still, those were tasty. A bit noisy but fun atmosphere. And awesomely tart Skinny Margarita.

Tags: Fun
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 2, 2017

Creative menu, but it's a bit salty yet blend for my taste. Guacamole was great.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 27, 2017

Ambiance was incredible. Service was on point. Food was great but a little pricey. Alcoholic drink were very good with wide variety.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Healthy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Spicy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Cozy
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 22, 2017

Shrimp tacos and carne asada tacos were both spectacular, and the rice was above average. Great service and nice ambiance, too.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Sol was fabulous. From housemade chips with 2 excellent salsas, to table side margaritas, and to unique and memorable entrees, we were very satisfied.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 21, 2017

We were in town from Chicago. Our waiter, Ben, was excellent and made wonderful meal suggestions. We started with the traditional guacamole and margaritas (watch out the margarita will sneak up on you). Our food came in a timely manner, but not too quickly, like some Mexican restaurants. I had the viper taco which was delicious and spicy.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Spicy, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 20, 2017

Our food was amazing! We all tried something new and we're all very happy with our choices! Our waitress was very helpful and fun!

Tags: Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Authentic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2017

Went back to give the place another try
Nice atmosphere but loud
Had guacamole that was very good
Fish taco plate had VERY LITTLE FISH
Pork carnitas were DRY
Sides were good
Wouldn't go back

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 20, 2017

Excellent food! I've been to Sol 5 times and never had anything less than outstanding food. Because Sol is so popular and always full, and the bar and and dining tables are in the same room, Sol is not a place for quiet conversations. You do have to speak up to be heard! Service is good, but it's can be hard to find a waiter once your food is served. Reservations are a must.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 19, 2017

Great menu options; delicious food; fresh Guam and margaritas!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Fun, Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Good for Groups
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 13, 2017

Six of us for lunch at Sol Cocina. We were not disappointed - great food, service and ambiance. We will be back. Highly recommend.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2017

Loved it! Always perfect. Great food, tasty mexican, perfect service. You cannot complain here, but maybe a tad pricy for Mexican food. So just one complaint, but worth the price.

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2017

Delicious food and margaritas. We did a few of the tacos ala carte and enjoyed all of them. I don't like their chips but not a deal breaker.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 6, 2017

Had heard good things about this restaurant. Met friends for happy hour. Didn't have meals but ordered off the HH menu. Food was ok. So were drinks. Nothing outstanding.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 5, 2017

Food was great but lighting was a bit dim, could barely read the menu.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 24, 2016

Awesome service, great food, yummy drinks, nice ambiance - overall a great restaurant! We've dined their twice, and will definitely go again.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2016

We had a wonderful holiday season family dinner. Options for all veggie, beef eaters and calorie counters. Service outstanding, ask for Brittany, fully knowledgeable about menu and listens to what you like. Attentive but not interfearing. Liked it so much bought the gift card with bonus card. Authentic and well potioned. Will recommend and go back. Great location for walking around before or after. Enjoy!

Tags: Authentic, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (Calgary)·Dined on December 22, 2016

Overall a wonderful experience ... quality of food and service was great.

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