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For 2
Sat, 2/24
8:00 PM
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Booked 5 times today

SOL Cocina

604 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Authentic
  • Casual
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Mexican, Contemporary Mexican, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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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
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Phone number
(480) 245-6708
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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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Cross street
Greenway Hayden Loop and Scottsdale Road
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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.
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Live Acoustic Music:

Tuesday: 5:30 – 9:30 pm
Sunday: noon – 3:00 pm
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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
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 604 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.3  based on recent ratings
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72% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipCkgee (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

They have a parking garage so we parked right next door. We went on Tuesday so it was taco Tuesday plus live music. We ordered the 6 pack street tacos for $11...carnitas, chicken, and fish. They were really good. We also really like the crunchy round tortilla type chips with salsa and bean dip. The tall glass water bottle to fill our waters was very cool. The guacamole was good...gave us more chips. The coconut calamari was tender and very large slices of calamari instead of the usual rings. The carne asada quesadillas were tasty and tender.

vipboxfan (Phoenix)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Awesome!! Servers made fabulous suggestions.

OpenTable Diner (Portland)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Meeting a friend’s daughter for the first time with her new husband. Our waiter was up on the menu- Answered our menu questions inaccurately and was unaware of some of the options available. He also seem rushed and definitely was not attentive.

DanielK (Phoenix)
2.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  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.

LauraB (Phoenix)
4.0  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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
2.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

So overpriced ... ridiculous

vipBilly (New York Area)
4.0  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.