SOL Mexican Cocina - Denver

4.5
886 Reviews
$30 and under
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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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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debm
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food great
Cocktails not as ordered
Asked to clarify but assured correct - not
Noise level made it difficult to hear table conversation

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vipMattP
Denver
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the SOL! Great food and atmosphere

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VincentP
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience! The food and service were outstanding. I would highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food5service2ambience2

Food was good, service was extremely slow. Didn’t see our waiter for long periods of time. In fairness, everyone is short handed right now. It was very warm in the restaurant and quite loud.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good and service food. Just noisy when busy with a full house.

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DonnieM
Denver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant and the food and the staff be back soon

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Maria
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our server was amazing, but all of the people at the host stand were rude and inattentive, we had to wait about 15 minutes although we had a reservation, which was totally fine but we were sat so closely to another party, it was uncomfortable to say the least

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JudyM
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Weak drinks and poor service, there are far better restaurants to visit.

My husband and I visited the Denver SOL Mexican for his birthday. We ordered a round of margaritas which were so sweet I wondered whether this restaurant has a reservoir of high fructose corn syrup in their basement. I don't mind a little sweetness in my marg but this was ridiculous. Not to mention the drinks were weak given their premium price.

The service was sincere but they are so poorly trained. They seem to disappear between visits and I had to directly request to please remove our dirty glasses and plates before the next course. The restaurant is noisy which normally doesn't bother me that much. Mexican restaurants aren't known for being quiet but for some reason it felt oppressive to me at this place. Skipped the desserts because I couldn't wait to get out of the place.

Too many good options in Denver to visit this place again.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Sol

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vipSteveK
Denver
32 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed the guacamole sol fir about the 15th time. Always delicious. Drinks were generously sized. Tacos and salmon salad were excellent.

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vipHollyO
Denver
35 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Sol! Great vibe, great food, great service every time!.

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LynnK
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sweet corn appetizer was like nothing else I have ever tasted. I highly recommend it. Frozen Margaritas are very tasty too!

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JacquelynA
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience2

Our server was nowhere, food was pretty good, high top tables right on top of each other w/ ridiculously heavy stools.

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vipMattP
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always

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Ashley
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely a taco tuesday must! There guac is amazing and so are there tacos! Will be back.

SOL Mexican Cocina - Denver
Responded on June 7, 2021

Thank you for your feedback. We look forward to seeing you again soon! – Xperience Restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was just really really bad.

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Erich
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Flawless in all respects. Fabulous food. Knowledgeable staff. Parking in structure

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vipSunnygirl
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Waitstaff was overwhelmed. Did not come to table often enough. Food was inedible. Salad w shrimp was so spicy and dressing not distributed at all. Couldn’t even attempt to eat it. 3 chicken tacos sent back as chicken was rubbery snd poor quality. Drinks expensive, watermelon margarita had no watermelon flavor. Really poor experience. Won’t be back

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coffee
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Party of 4 and everyone loved their meal.

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vipDavid
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had reservations. They sat us promptly. Our server was good. He was a bit busy, but mostly attentive. Food was really good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Super slow service for a not full restaurant t.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Great server!

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jonsendrew
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing experience today. Our server was awesome and was able to recommend so many different items. The street corn and watermelon marg were so delicious. I cannot wait to come back soon and bring my friends. Thank you so much for this post COVID experience!! 💕

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a birthday celebration The tacos were good just a little pricey and the churro was good also but little hard. I was disappointed on my Margarita it wasn’t good

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vipAnonymousD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

I use to love this place but since they re-opened, it wasn't the same. Staff or managers need to do a walk through of the restaurant for appropriate temps throughtout the day to make sure customers are comfortable. Windows should NOT be open when it's windy and cold outside. It was almost 9pm at night and on a cold evening. We had to ask our server 3 times to close the windows, which he did but it wasn't locked so it kept on opening and there were 2 big windows were opened and the wind kept blowing and it was so cold. My friend finally got up to speak to the hostess hoping we could get someone to close the other windows. Our server offered to move us to the bar because he probably doesn't want to keep hearing us to close the windows. So we moved and we got better service at the bar and warmer. It was not an enjoyable night. Service was super slow. Maybe they were short staffed due to pandemic

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GregA
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

We were celebrating two birthdays, and had 5 people with a reservation. We did not know it was Taco Tuesday, and I don't know if it would have made any difference. We were seated in the bar with the singer (who was good), but we could not hear each other and couldn't carry on any conversations. Our waiter was working tirelessly, but it took forever to get our drinks and food - and the food was not up to your standards. We have been to Sol many times, and know what we should expect. Our birthday celebrations were somewhat ruined by the noise and the service. We understand that there is a shortage of wait staff everywhere -- but you need to adapt for that. You can't fill the bar and restaurant and not have enough servers to help your customers.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved Chance, the live music guitarist! We will definitely be having!

SOL Mexican Cocina - Denver
Responded on May 24, 2021

We are happy to hear about your experience! We appreciate you taking the time to share. - Xperience Restaurant Group

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LouR
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a fun birthday dinner with friends. We did some tequila tasting flights and of course margs! The special was halibut and it was delicious.

SOL Mexican Cocina - Denver
Responded on May 24, 2021

We are happy to hear about your experience! We appreciate you taking the time to share. - Xperience Restaurant Group

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MichelleH
Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing and service is good. We ventured out from the suburbs to try something different and we were not disappointed. I would recommend this to anyone as my husband is a very picky eater and he loved the steak plate as it was very tasty, tender and juicy. We will definitely be back.

SOL Mexican Cocina - Denver
Responded on May 24, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to let us know what you think about our food and your experience! – Xperience Restaurant Group

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Marty
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Waiter took our wine order and then came back and said they were out of Sauvignon Blanc until Tues but there were two Sauv Blancs on the wine list and she never said which one of out or were both of them out. Then gave us a Pinot Gris and said that was the last pour of that one??
Order Caesar Salad as a starter and two tacos ( not plates). All came out at the same time. Both tacos ( one of my wife and one for me) were on the same small plate?
We lived in Mexico City for a few years and we became very familiar with street tacos so I ordered the Mexico City taco. The ingredients were close to authentic but the filling was put on top of two small corn torts. This is never done in Mexico as the torts became mush after a few minutes and I had to ask for two more corn tortillas at a cost of $2.50? Same with my wife's fish taco. Very disappointed as it was a special anniversary dinner.

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vipAnonymousD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Service was super slow. Not sure if restaurant was short staffed due to pandemic. One server was assigned to a private section and server was no where to by found for missing drink when everyone at table got their drinks. Tonight was daughter’s graduation but server didn’t offer any special requests to commemorate the evening. Our dad’s entree was dropped in the kitchen and that was the last Jalapeño so they couldn’t remake so opt for a different entree which they did comped. It doesn’t seem like when they deliver the order, like drinks and apps, the person who brought the items know which table it should go to. Did they lose the tickets in the kitchen and it was like a guessing game.
Not a very memorable evening unfortunately.

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SheenaB
Denver
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yum! Good GF options and the ingredients are always fresh. Great margaritas and ceviche. Check them out for happy hour!

SOL Mexican Cocina - Denver
Responded on May 24, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to let us know what you think about our food and your experience! – Xperience Restaurant Group

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vipLouisianaLiz
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I go to this restaurant a lot. They did not have enough servers for the area we sat in and the restaurant was not full at all. And I had to ask several times for things, utensils, waters, tea refill, bill etc. We ordered guacamole for an appetizer and it came out 20 mintues later so pepper hot that we couldn't eat another bite and had to have it remade. I get this dip every single time and something was clearly wrong and another person which another customer next to use was also complaining about it. Then the quesodillas came out 40 minutes later and were cold. So definitely this was not the norm for this restaurant. But it was having a very bad day.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will definitely be coming back. We enjoyed the variety of options. Food was fresh, authentic, and staff were very friendly and welcoming. My favorite part besides the tasty food and drinks was the ambiance. Being able to see the back of house was a treat. Overall the experience we had dining at SOL was one to remember.

SOL Mexican Cocina - Denver
Responded on May 24, 2021

We are happy to hear about your experience! Thank you for taking the time to let us know what you think about our food and your experience! – Xperience Restaurant Group

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We used to love Sol for tacos but somethings changed since Covid, they put lettuce on tacos they never used too, they seem to have changed quality of tortillas, Mayo seems to be a constant in sauces. I was a little let down today. Margaritas seemed rushed and no love put into making them and this comes from a bartender.

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Lexi
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Taco & Tequila menu was amazing! Loved the watermelon margarita & LOVED the corn.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Our reserved table was not available. The offered alternative was not acceptable. Then we had very slow service. Overall not a great experience.

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Pickyyetfriendly
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Good overall. Food was great. Live music.
Only one of us was vegetarian and the green Chile and cornbread brunch entree didn't say it contained meat. When it arrived it had pork all over it.
We didn't want everyone to wait to get to eat their food and just picked out the several pieces of meat and ate around it.

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Erin
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service! We will definitely be back

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vipBosox406
Denver
15 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

They are definitely off their game. Been here before in food service and cleanliness have been good. Not now. Floors were dirty tables were dirty service was slow food was just OK. Not sure what happened? Management? But definitely not the same restaurant it used to be

FAQs

SOL Mexican Cocina - Denver offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (303) 953-2208.

SOL Mexican Cocina - Denver is rated 4.5 stars by 886 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.