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SOL Cocina

602 reviews
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$30 and under
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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 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
What 602 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on recent ratings
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70% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipboxfan (Phoenix)
3.0  Dined 6 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.

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

Awesome!! Servers made fabulous suggestions.

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.

dmequon (Milwaukee)
4.0  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

OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
3.0  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.

vipJonesy (Cleveland)
2.0  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.

vipJont (Phoenix)
3.0  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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Seattle)
4.0  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

vipOpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  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!

OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

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

vipKLM01 (Phoenix)
1.0  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....

OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
4.0  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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Columbus)
3.0  Dined on December 6, 2017

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

OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
3.0  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.

Kristyinaz (Phoenix)
2.0  Dined on November 22, 2017

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