SOL Mexican Cocina - Denver

4.5
455 reviews
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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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Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations

This Father’s Day, give dad what he really wants! Grilled Kobe Skirt Steak, Beer Battered Fish Tacos, Short Ribs, and Carne Asada Street Tacos. Live Music every Sunday from 12 pm – 3 pm.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

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Austin
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We had brunch there this weekend and the food was decent. I will probably not order the breakfast burrito again, it was mostly black beans with a little bit of eggs and avocado-- It should have just been called a bean burrito. The service left a lot to be desired, unfortunately. We sat for about 5 minutes before we were greeted and brought water, even though the bar area was not very busy and there were several servers wandering about. When we were greeted and brought water the server asked if we wanted anything else to drink, my husband ordered coffee and the server forgot. We waited about 10 minutes before we saw her again and flagged her over and we asked if his coffee was on the way. She had forgotten. When she brought it to him it wasn't hot.
We got our food and ate. We finished up and sat there for another good 5 minutes before our server came by to see if we needed boxes and finally brought the check. Overall, the experience left me feeling pretty underwhelmed. We've eaten at several of the restaurants in Cherry Creek and everybody has pretty great and attentive service.

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H
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

inattentive waitress. The chips were awesome! And so was the salsa. The beans tasted as if someone dropped beer in them.

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Denver
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 4

Our server was friendly and fairly quick. I did have to repeat my order twice because he repeated the wrong order back to me, but nonetheless it came out almost correctly. The food runner dropped off the food and it was missing pork which I asked for. She returned without me asking, about three minutes later with the pork. We also ordered the kids bread putting, so dry! It really needed a side of syrup or something to dip it in.I ordered the chilquiles which were not awful but not awesome. I appreciated the crispiness of the chips, but it came with scrambled eggs. I should’ve asked for an over medium egg, I’m not sure if the menu requires you to specify. We went here because we received a $20 coupon in the mail. The atmosphere was very nice, our server was great too, the food was not awesome. Overall I was satisfied with our experience but likely won’t return. Also, they do not validate parking in the garage, but the website says they do. It cost us five dollars to park. Not a huge deal, it was raining and so parking in the garage was convenient but it was another added expense.

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Denver
4 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

You get black Bean dip, salsa, and massive corn chips so by the time we snacked on those and our queso appetizer (delicious but again WAY too much food) we were totally full. It was disappointing because we wanted to try more of the muni but the portion sizes of these first items was overwhelming. Some people might love big portion but personally we would have preferred to try more things at a smaller size.

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BL
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Seated 40 minutes after our reservation time and then all servers ignored us for another 20 minutes until I finally complained.

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KH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had 12 people (including 3 kids for Mother's Day). It was the perfect environment and the service was exceptional, not to mention the food. Would recommend this for any occasion for a great ambiance!

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SW
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Our food was very good. The server was not up to our expectations. He had to be reminded three times to bring more chips so that we could enjoy our guacamole with our drinks. He also refilled our water glasses using a partially used bottle from another table. The worst thing was that I found a piece of plastic in one of my tacos, handed it to the server, and as far as I could tell, he did not call it to a manager’s attention. No manager came to our table about the plastic. That was extremely disconcerting and disappointing. It’s not that we wouldn’t ever return to your restaurant, however, it was not handled properly.

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KB
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Live music and food were amazing!!

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DR
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service, nice table nice ambiance

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JT
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We sat down at a dirty table in the bar area. No one greeted us or anything for quite a while. Finally water and chips and salsa arrived. A little while later a waiter passed by and we asked if we could order. Meanwhile a young girl was playing music on her phone loudly while a woman hired by the restaurant played piano music. The ambience was ruined by the rude young woman who later proceeded to FaceTime with friends loudly for some time. I thought it was music coming through the speakers and thought it was dumb of a restaurant to hire someone to play live music while their speakers blasted other music. We should have left. I did ask the waiter and he informed me that it was not their music but that of a guest’s cell phone. I then asked if the waiter could please take her phone away. Meanwhile our food finally showed up and it was good. This place screams for some management and training. It could be good under proper adult supervision.

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J
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cherry Creek Sneak

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CL
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff made sure I enjoyed my birthday celebration. I will definitely recommend this place to everyone!

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M
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Enjoy the restaurant very much.

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JC
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently a terrific meal with great service. Always enjoy seeing what new taco creations are available. Our go to restaurant when we are in that part of town.

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BA
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food. Higher end Mexican. Active vibrant atmosphere.

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San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

While the food was excellent the service was severely lacking. Took over 10 minutes to be greeted. Server came up to us and said “so what are we doing for food”. No introduction, no suggestions, no explanation of menu or concept. Our server Zack seemed very disinterested in serving us and was not happy to be there. There were at least 2 managers on duty maybe 3 none visited the table or others that I saw. Had they, we would have voiced our displeasure. We ordered our shrimp appetizer then ordered entrees. Our entrees arrived within minutes before we were half way through with our appetizer. The female manager that dropped the entrees. didn’t seem to care. No matter how good the food is, when the service is this poor it’s not worth a return trip.

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RP
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Emily made our experience absolutely perfect. From recommendations to prompt service, it was fantastic!

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Denver
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easter holiday

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C
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easter lunch out with my beautiful family. The food and the live band was great.

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SM
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 1

I had the chorizo scramble and it was so gross. Even worse, our waitress recommended it. Everything was mushy and I couldn’t even tell what was in it. Our waitress was nice, but rather aloof. She never refilled anything and we had to request everything. Pretty disappointing.

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k
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great family birthday dinner

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JJ
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

We waited almost an hour for our food because there was a large party that had to be served. The staff was very apologetic about this. When our food finally arrived I found a short black hair in the center of my egg yolk. It had been covered up with cilantro. It’s a good thing I don’t like cilantro and removed it before starting to eat. Rather than wait another hour for a replacement, I told the manager I would share my friend’s meal. The food was very good but, you guessed it, after eating several bites I found another hair. We were not charged for our meal but, needless to say, I won’t be going back.

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O
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and service. The relleno’s were outstanding.

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AB
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Main dishes were good but side dishes were average.

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OT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Slightly upscale Mexican. Good margaritas!

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a
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

The food here wasn't bad at all. When I think about it, I actually liked the food. What I didnt like was the waiter and how he treated my fiance and I. He was so rude that we pledged to never spend money there agin. The food was a bit overpriced but again wasnt bad, not spectacular but not bad either.

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Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

I visit SOL whenever in Denver. Food is always great. Great place to meet up with friends or date night.

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KW
Denver
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food, great service! Very attentive. Will be back again

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E
Denver
50 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Sol has been one of my favorite restaurants since it opened. It took forever to get a drink order in this particular night, but it's usually not a problem. We ended up ordering our drink and meal at the same time. Our waiter seemed extra busy. But it's a cool place with amazing food! I'll keep going back!

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CS
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good and always consistent! Favorite restaurant!!

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

Wonderful food and company. A visiting friend from Alaska and time to catch up. We both enjoyed all that Sol offered.
Loved the salsa with the Viper Taco. Almost like a mole! Will have to learn to make this. The Shrimp taco dorado was just right to finish off plate of beans & rice

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k
Denver
31 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great private room for our book club luncheon. The service and the food were top notch. The calamari is the best in Denver. All the tacos we had were delicious. We will come back soon.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the staff was so wonderful! I got my plate and forgot to ask for no tomatoes. The wait staff immediately took my plate and brought me new tomato-less food in a timely manner.

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D
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We all loved the tortilla chips & salsa! The corn appetizer was fabulous!

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TH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time dining with family in Cherry Creek area and so glad an area resident recommended!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it! First time and the food was amazing. Can’t wait to go back!

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TC
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

I have given this restaurant 4-5 tries. Nice atmosphere and good service. The food is just bland and unremarkable. Much better Mexican restaurants if you are willing to look around.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had great service! Our waiter was very helpful with making recommendations and our dinner was great. We will definitely be back.

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Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the service good. The tacos are hugeeeee. I also really enjoyed the fresh tortilla chips and the salsa.

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LS
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Gosh I wanted to have a great brunch. Unfortunately everything was poor. The service was awful. Wait 10 minutes for a server wait 15 minutes for a drink. Never did get asked if I wanted a second one. Had to ask for a refill in the chips... which we were devouring as it took forever. The manager (?) who delivered the food, which was a different person then delivered the drinks, which a different person then the waiter. Yeah that kinda disjointed. Anyway when handing the ceviche to the table it sloshed onto the floor. He didn’t wipe it up... didn’t say a word... my shoes smelled great. Ugh. This was my first visit... will be my last.

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