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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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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

70% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
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Good for a Date (7)
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Local Ingredients (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Business Meals (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (2)
People Watching (2)
Romantic (2)
Scenic View (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Live Music (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Spicy (1)
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined 5 days ago

SOL has the best food but the service is lacking. Its really sad because we have given SOL so many different chances and each time they let us down.

This latest visit was on Valentine's Day. As always, the food was terrific but the server was inattentive and seemed overwhelmed. Part of the problem is they want to get you in and out in as little time as possible.

So wish they would put customer service as a priority.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Awesome!! Servers made fabulous suggestions.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Restaurant did not have my reservation, even though it was confirmed by OpenTable.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Great chips, guacamole, tacos and margaritas in a lively environment!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Out of all of Phoenix area, we find this the best south of the border restaurant in the valley. A) Easy to get to and park w/o having to walk a half a mile away. B) Exceptional Service C) A lot quieter than most on the Scottsdale strip so you can actually hear what your dinner partner is saying D) Priced right for what you receive and: E) Creative Menu without pretension.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Spicy, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Always enjoy dining at Sol. Only concern on this trip was the Octopus was a little chewy. One of our guests did not feel the chicken in her salad was cooked through (it was a little more pink than normal). Server removed it from bill but shared that was how the chef prepares chicken there. Regardless, will go back.

Tags: Tapas, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 20, 2018

So overpriced ... ridiculous

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Two couples dined. Very disappointed with our seating. We were seated in a room off the bar next to a family and their friends celebrating a child’s birthday. Lots of noise and kids running around. Our server was great. Helped us with menu selections. Food was great. Recommend the avacada app, tacos and burritos. Service was efficient. Will return if we can book a table in the main room.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on January 18, 2018

I am from out of town and not familiar with the area
Newer busy part of Scottsdale. Upscale shopping area.
Parking tough
I had a reservation and was seated right away.
The food was good and the service was good.
I liked it more than I thought. I usually prefer old school to hip and trendy

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Our server was nice but we had a group of 9. When I requested the reservation specifically that our VP was attending and it just didn’t go as smooth as I wanted. Our table wasn’t set or ready when we arrived and the host, a male, needs some training on making ur guests feel welcomed vs just leaving us hanging. Another party came in when we were waiting and no one welcomed them. It was awkward. Too long to order and too long to get our bill. Paying attention a lil more would go a long way. If you want to discuss more please call me.

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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 8, 2018

We have eaten here MANY times so, obviously, we have enjoyed it. Not so much this past Monday night. Nothing was good: the food, the service, nothing. It took our server forever to acknowledge us in a dining room with only 3 tables occupied. It never improved from there. Our food was as boring as any mass produced Mexican can be. My "chicken" burrito had less than 2 ounces of chicken in it and was simply all black beans. My wife's shrimp was overcooked. Given the absence of our server it seemed to make more sense to just suck it up and eat and leave which is what we all did. I'm not saying that I won't ever be back but I will now think twice the next time that someone suggests SOL.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 6, 2018

This was our second visit, and I didn't write a review for the first, as I occasionally do if my first reaction is 'meh?, opting to give them another chance. I can now confirm that 'meh' is about the best I can give this place. This is mediocre chain-level food and service. My fish was somewhat overcooked and very greasy. The sides were served lukewarm. My wife 's food is best described as mediocre. The server was there except when needed. The wine was good so not all was lost. Save your money and go somewhere else.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Food was good. Server was nice but after bringing our drinks, didn’t come back to take our food order for a long time. Even though we had reservations for 4, we were sat a very small table. It was more like a bar high top instead of one of their dining tables. With all the glassware and dishes it was too crowded. Other tables were empty, I should have asked to move

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We dine at SOL most every time we make it into the North Scottsdale area. We absolutely love the guacamole and street tacos. The drinks came to the table a little late, about 15 min after we ordered, but we didn't have any other plans so we were fine. We have recommended SOL to a great deal of our friends and they enjoy it too!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great for a group. The food exceeded my expectations and our service was excellent, very attentive.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Excited to come to SOL for my birthday, unfortunately the service was incredibly slow and we had to go ask the bartender for the majority of things we needed, we also had to clear our own plates to another unoccupied table because our server was no where to be found. To make matters worse when we went to leave another server near the front of the restaurant rudely complained to us as we walked passed her that “there is another exist for a reason!”. Nothing like a little harassment for using the front door to top off of the evening....

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great dinner for birthday party. We haven't been to it since it was new so it was nice to revisit and find out how great it is.

Tags: Quick Bite, Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on December 6, 2017

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

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 24, 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 21, 2017

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

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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 19, 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 19, 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 7, 2017

Loved the specialty tacos!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 7, 2017

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

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 2, 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 October 31, 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 21, 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 18, 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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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 13, 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 3, 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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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 1, 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 September 30, 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 27, 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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