SOL Mexican Cocina - Newport Beach
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.
Grilled chicken with melted cheese, spicy ghost chile - chipotle salsa, avocado & onion
Kobe Steak & Eggs
4 oz wagyu beef * grilled, 2 fried eggs*, sliced avocado, grilled jalapeo toreado & your choice of Borracho Black Beans & warm corn tortillas, or breakfast potatoes tossed with butter & caramelized onions
Guacamole, mango, tequila, onions, goat cheese, pepitas & cilantro
I love eating here but the last two visits service has really been Terrible.
Food was amazing although expensive. Hoping for a sunset dinner, but only tent dining was possible
I was on vacation this week. I came here twice. This restaurant is outstanding. Excellent taste on everything, from the salsa to the entrees. I especially liked the Ribeye Taco!
It was amazing! Great-awesome service from all staff!
The food options were small and the quality wasn’t great.
The service was excellent. Dylan did such an amazing job, very friendly and helpful, made us feel so welcomed. The appetizers were delicious as well as the drinks.
I was glad I made a reservation because the place was packed! Service was great and the location is beautiful. Unfortunately, we were disappointed with our food. It was not what we remembered from having been there 3-4 years ago. My husband ordered the Kobe steak and eggs and the meat was bland and had no flavor. I ordered the chilaquiles and they were okay but the scrambled eggs on top were over cooked and hard. My girls loved their quesadillas with chicken and the other with chipotle shrimp.
It was a bummer because we were celebrating my husband’s birthday, but we were thankful for the great service. Just wish the food would have been just as good.
Gaston saved the day. After the inside and outside hostess botched our outside table request for our noon reservation not one but three times - we finally sat down thanks to the bartender Gaston’s intervention almost an hour after we arrived on time for our resi. The managers comped a few rounds of drinks and so we were fine after that. Beautiful setting, yummy drinks, decent food- just make sure you micro manage the hostesses or they will give your table away! All in all it ended up being a lovely time. I think by free tequila helped :)
Staff is so AMAZING, always such great service. Went for brunch, high recommend the chilaquiles (add carne asada). A great starter is the street corn and coconut calamari. Watermelon skinny margarita is delicious.
Overall positive considering the circumstances. 3 comments in specific: the service was a bit slow, the waitress didn’t ask us what size margaritas we wanted and assumed we wanted the larger and told us it was only $2 more when we brought it up - however the smaller ones are more concentrated and taste better and finally her comments “do you want an appetizer for your larger party” twice rubbed the wrong way.
Every thing was wonderful. We used to get Christian or Romone but today we got Israel. He was a gym! The food was great and met the new GM John who shows great professionalism!
Overall it was a good experience, pretty calm atmosphere, food and drinks were both good. Recommend this location for a more formal night out.
Food was outstanding - tender, flavorful meats, delicious complimentary dips, very fresh house-made ingredients... we had high expectations and they were met!
Awesome! Always fantastic and the best fish tacos around!
Friendly staff and great food. Gave a four because our drinks weren’t that great. Expecting more from the house margarita and it was average. Other than that definitely recommend!
Pretty solid food, I had the grain bowl which was delicious, and my husband had the chilaquiles and carnitas, which was ok, nothing super special. Chips and salsa app was great and the black beans were SO good. Great ambiance and live music.
My husband and I went for lunch today, the view is beautiful when you sit in the patio, the servers were very friendly, the martinis and food was delicious, lovely lunch and will definitely return for more
Great everything!!! First time having brunch and loved it
Fun place with live music and a great ambiance. Service was lacking but we didn’t complain due to covid restrictions.
Great choice for vegans! Not easy to find so many vegan options at Mexican place. They were all delicious.
Had reservations and requested a table with a view. Unfortunately, they could not accommodate us. The food was very good. Our waiter was friendly when we could find him. Apparently, there was a table where he knew the party and spent time chatting with them...
Service was great, food mediocre
Personally do not care for black beans and that is all they have. I had goat cheese enchiladas just okay. Guest ordered grilled fish tacos she did not care for them either.
Excellent entree’s and apps. Great quality higher end Mexican food.
Highly recommended it
I went there for my birthday. It was amazing like before. I mean it’s a tad overpriced for mexican but it’s so good you really don’t care. This is definitely our go to place from now on when we are in the area.
Our waiter told us that Sol had the best margaritas and tacos, so I ordered both.
The margarita was average, I ordered a large and it was seriously in a large glass filled with ice. Maybe the regular is the same way. I don't understand the point, other than to have the customer pay more and get less.
On to the tacos, they were good, but not outstanding.
Our waiter was very pushy with the drinks, appetizers and food. We really did not need the guacamole, cheesy corn along with chips salsa.
I've had much better Mexican food, service and drinks elsewhere. Its a busy restaurant, most likely due to the scene, not the food & drink.
We had a lovely dinner, happy waitress, easy valet parking, great meal and margaritas.
Usually love this place! This time when I ordered my usual favorite the short ribs barbacoa, it was different. too hot and flavor was off, color was off it was too red.
the beans and rice were old too. please address this issue cuz i love this place!
The food was great and the service was also great. We love dining at Sol.
Had a cheerful waitress and I the food tasted delicious just as it looked
Overall, it was a good experience and the food, especially the taco snacks they gave us in the beginning, was good. We were treated very well by our waitress and she brought us everything we wanted (we were not an easy table) and plenty of it. No complaints. The music was loud at the beginning, especially since the speaker was next to our ear. But the manager understood, and was nice enough to lower it upon our request.
The reason I gave it a 3 star for Service was because when we arrived on time (we had reservations for 6 and had specified from the previous day that we preferred balcony seating), they were far from being ready for us. The hostess did not seem at all concerned that she made us wait 20 minutes because the tables had not been put side by side yet. It was 2:30 pm, so I can't say that it was a busy mealtime and the place had few guests. The hostess's favorite saying was "give us five minutes", but eventually, once you do the math, all those five minuteses became a total of 20. We had made reservations both by phone and on OpenTable. Surely they knew we were coming...
What's the point of making reservations?
It was really bad. Waiters was short or something ? Don’t know came really late to serve then was good friendly at all felt like kind of mad and it was our son bday we requested in the reservations to give nice inside table but still got bad view outside tent table. At the time of the desert cuz of my son bday asked the waiter to plz clean the table for the desert but waiter didn’t like that all showed us bad attitude and said he doesn’t clean he will send the cleaning guy but that cleaning guy never came still serve us desert in dirty table with dinner dishes pilled up
The food was good but we felt like people kept coming up and asking us to take our plates when we were in conversation and were not even finished eating.The server was sweet
Great margaritas and specialty tacos.
Great location overlooking the boats. Excellent tasty food but quite pricy at $11 for 1 taco. Great guacamole and good chips. Pretty noisy and a he building needs some visible repairs which detract from the interior.
I wish I would have grabbed our waiter’s name. Bigger guy, he was the BEST! Do everything you can to make him happy.
Great foods and service but we got cold from outside tent seating after the frozen Magarita.
Went to celebrate with a friend, despite having a reservation made nearly a week in advance the hostess couldn’t find it. She said she would “do us a favor” and sat us at the bar. Once I found proof of the reservation and showed it to her there was absolutely no effort in accommodating the reservation with a better table. Once sat we were rushed through our drinks so we decided to not even order dinner.
So much for a celebration.
Our server was very attentive and made great recommendations. The food and margaritas we’re out of this world!!!!
SOL Mexican Cocina - Newport Beach offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 675-9800.
SOL Mexican Cocina - Newport Beach is rated 4.4 stars by 1815 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.