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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.
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
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
Greenway Hayden Loop and Scottsdale Road
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live Acoustic Music:
Tuesday: 5:30 – 9:30 pm
Sunday: noon – 3:00 pm
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOL Cocina Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
I am from out of town and not familiar with the area
Newer busy part of Scottsdale. Upscale shopping area.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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....
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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