SOL Mexican Cocina - Denver

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$30 and under
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Mexican
The Best of Baja in the heart of Cherry Creek, SOL Cocina offers an upscale, yet inviting dining experience. Executive Chef Deborah Schneider, a 2009 James Beard Foundation Book Award Nominee, has created a menu of contemporary and gourmet interpretations of Baja street cuisine, inlcuding antojitos, street tacos, cocktels de mariscos and main dishes made with fresh seafood, wood grilled meats, local produce and salsas that are all made fresh daily.
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r
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 3

Both entrees were over salted and dry (the result of being kept under the heat lamp too long or oven). Tortillas were not properly heated. I was raised from a traditional Mexican family with traditional foods Therefore for the price of the food you would assume the chef had an idea of how to manage a kitchen and prepare the food in a better manner.

CO
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was absolutely delicious and the ambiance was chic. We had a great time.

CL
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner - thanks. My grandson spilled his milk and it was cleaned up in a second and life went on!

P
Denver
24 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have eaten at Sol several times and it has been outstanding. The food the service and overall ambiance! The hangar steak entree is one of the best Mexican dishes I have ever tasted.

Yesterday 9/7 the salsa was not as good as usual, but the rest was amazing!

J
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first time at this restaurant, and I almost never give restaurants five stars, but Sol Mexican Cocina deserves it. Innovative takes on traditional Mexican dishes, attentive service, and comparatively good value overall combine for the top rating. My only knock was the high decibel level, but that comes with a crowded restaurant. The margaritas were well made, and you get the traditional salsa but also a black bean dip with chips. We got the roasted corn appetizer, which they slice off the cob at your table--it was great. I had the halibut special, which was well worth the $30 price (huge piece of fish), and my wife's tacos blended unusual ingredients with excellent preparation. Our waitress was very attentive. As I said, I seldom give a five star rating, but this restaurant deserves it.

K
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Veggie tacos and burrito were a hit! Also loved the margaritas, so many choices! I have to give a shout out to our waiter, Sam, who, when I found a piece of beef in my veggie taco, comped us the entree. I will go back to this charming restaurant again! Highly recommend if you are looking for delicious American Mexican food and you can spare a couple extra dollars for a classy casual evening❤️

MS
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

The Chilaquiles were basically like nachos with egg, cheese and green sauce. Awful!

SB
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Overall I liked the good! I thought the margaritas were ok and the wine! The guacamole was just ok as well!

RF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, wonderful atmosphere and even better service!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came for my moms bday since she was in town from out of state. Amazing service and food was SO good!

TK
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great. Had live music. Our waiter, Butch, was unbelievably awesome. It was a great way to end our Denver trip! Try the duck tacos and let the waiter take you through all the tequila options. You won’t regret it!

F
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service for our large group! The food came out quickly, everyone's order was correct, and drinks were refilled immediately. We'll definitely be back.

ST
New England
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 1

Burrito sucked. Waited half hour for food.

m
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great! We will be back.

DS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The food was good however out of the drink I wanted to order. Then out of an entree. Our service wasn’t the best either. The food is very good. Wish were told up front what items were sold out. My friend got the wrong fish tacos so overall service was a bit of a mess.

k
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Average food, service, ambiance.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was lovely; the food was great and it was a terrific evening!

A
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

We enjoyed the ambiance but that’s about it. None of the front house staff smiled or engaged outside of there tasks. Our waitress was kind but again, stuck to her tasks and took 15min on average to circle back to our table. I made eye contact with the unhappy manager and tried to get her attention but she was obviously not interested and never stopped by our table. The food was flavored okay and some of it not well at all. Needless to say, we will not be returning.

j
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great drinks and food.

2
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always fantastic, and the drinks are good. Service is great, and we’ll keep coming back. The only negative aspect is the parking garage. The gate often doesn’t work, it took 10 minutes to get out, and the attendants are not helpful. If you go, park on the street or use valet.

r
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Superior food and cocktails in a pleasant atmosphere. Sol is much larger than expected, but the speed of service did not suffer. Really enjoyed both taco plates (carnitas and sweet potato/black bean) and cocktails matched well. Will DEFINITELY be back.

KD
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious! Loved the table we had in the corner that was perfect for 5 of us.

OT
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience. Had to change reservation once and half of party was 1 hour late, but Matthew was an exceptional server! He started us out with drinks. House Marg is pretty darn good! And some apps - Naked Guacamole, Black bean dip with homemade chips and Grilled Corn on the cob, all delicious. When our other half arrived we started over with more guac and another corn, both well received! The only negative I can say was, first corn was awesome. Second one was loaded up with pesky scallion tops that nobody likes, especially the girls we were treating. Leave those nasty things off! Thanks!
We all ordered an assortment of specialty tacos - I’ll summarize by saying the Filet, both styles of Shrimp, and the Carnitas are all superb. The chicken on the regular taco plate was just OK. Chicken good, but green spicy sauce overwhelmed! Should have asked for it “on the side.” All in all, fun time for over two hours, great food and exceptional service. Thank you again, Matthew!

j
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food we all had was really good, naked burrito is a good vegetarian choice. Our server had to be reminded to bring things she promised. But we had a nice time.

NK
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

As usual, the noise level is rather loud. I always forget until I arrive the next time. Saturday night our server was a little slow and we had to ask for her a few times. In her defense, she was busy. The food was good, although my husband stated he would not get the fish tacos again.

Overall a good experience. We'll definitely be back!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, great Margaritas, and very cool vibe!

O
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really good food and margaritas. What more can you ask for? Cherry creek prices and all, but still a nice spot, would definitely go again.

C
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A go to place now, with friendly hostess and servers.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

We didn’t have the best experience here. We were out celebrating a friends birthday and moms night out and were told by the GM to “be quiet” and one of my friends was told “especially you” we were just a group of moms trying to have fun. It was 8pm so not a “family dinner” time it was later and we were being no louder than anyone else in the restaurant. The GM seemed like a real peach and I will not be visiting here again. Clearly she doesn’t want people to enjoy themselves or have any fun 🙄.

t
Denver
89 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

2 parents and 4 near adult children enjoyed a weekday meal here together. The elote and guacamole were great and everyone enjoyed their entrees and cocktails. Thanks for a great meal.

JS
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The service was very slow. Went for a lunch with co-workers and it took over an hour and a half.

OT
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great menu and tasted fresh and unusual

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Goodtimes. The server helped us figure out spice levels and was patient.

A
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great guacomole and service. Food was also quite good. Festive atmosphere

SR
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sol is consistently delicious and enjoyable all the way around. Thank you!

DB
Denver
72 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I was expecting better. The fish tacos were very mushy and the beans were barely average.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Our dinner was around 7:45 pm and the two items that I wanted to order were not available anymore (the grilled octopus and duck tacos). Drinks are good. Even with reservations, I didn’t get good seats for our party of three.

AJ
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite Mexican Restaurants. Fresh ingredients, unique seasoning, great options on the menu.

OT
Mississippi
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Slow and inattentive service. Food lacked the bold flavor you’d expect from this kind of authentic food. Worst of all was the awful service. That feeling you get when your server treats you like they’re doing you a favor by waiting on your table.

T
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Need white meat chicken

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