SOL Mexican Cocina - Newport Beach

4.5
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$30 and under
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Mexican
The Best of Baja in the heart of Newport, SOL Cocina offers an upscale, yet inviting dining experience on the water in Newport Harbor. 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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vipFernando
Orange County
100 reviews
Dined 3 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great experience at Sol

We been here a few times and always leave with a smile.

Awesome setting, food prep and personalized service from all the team !

Thank you Sol !

We will see you soon !

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MommaK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved it.
Would suggest one server to deliver drinks/food and another to take away dirty dishes from tables to avoid cross-contamination.

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DesignerOC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

It was SO amazing to go back to being able to dine inside a restaurant. It was a beautiful day on the patio and tables were spaced at a comfortable distance, the staff wore masks, etc. Food and drinks were as delicious as ever!

My only complaint is that the reservation was a birthday celebration and noted. The message must not have been given to the waiter. We were full so didn't bother, but would have been nice for them to acknowledge.

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GraceH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SOL is easily my favorite restaurant in Newport Beach

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

My girlfriend and I showed up on Memorial Day for lunch expecting a crazy wait, jumped on OpenTable and saw a reservation in 20 min, booked it, and waited in line just in case. Got up to the hostess and she said they were sanitizing a few tables and should be seating us on time. At the time of reservation, walked up and she told us just five more minutes, and gave us a patio spot with a great view. Overall very accommodating and very friendly. Definitely would recommend. It was a great social distancing dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great they were back open

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RyanW
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was AMAZING!!! Wish we lived closer so we could go more often.

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vipstevew
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

First time diners, really disappointing service and food just ok.

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AmandaM
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location and view. Excellent food. Our server was amazing! Knowledgeable of the menu. Only down fall, a little pricy. Will be returning

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ChelseaJ
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and good service!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

It was a very busy night in fairness, but we waited for a table even though we had a reservation. Then took over 15 minutes to get drink service and even longer for food. It was a busy night but they were definitely understaffed.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We came for restaurant week and it was last minute decision because we were in the area. Our first time there. Sat in the back patio area which had a beautiful view of the harbor. Ordered the kale salad and it was very good. My fiend the corn chowder also very good. Had the rib eye choice for our meal and the steak sizes were inconsistent. I ordered mine medium and it was a very thin slice of steak and overcooked so it was tough. My friend ordered hers rare and hers came out medium. Not too happy about the steaks. The dessert was just ok. Service was good and so were our drinks.

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StephenS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Went out for anniversary dinner. It was O.C. Restaurant Week and we didn't receive a menu for that event when other guests around us received one. Drinks took a while and were weak. We had to ask for water when others received it without asking. Neither the hostess nor the waiter said "Happy Anniversary". Staff was not very attentive.

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ItzelM
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love coming here for taco Tuesday! Best fish tacos ever. Their live music is also one of my favorites.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best tacos

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cinascharr
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not only was the food delicious, the service was OUTSTANDING!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place to celebrate a birthday! You HAVE to order the corn, so good!!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sons birthday

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AngieD
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took 7 clients to dinner here. We had a great time. The service was good, but the food was amazing! Everyone was even talking about how great it was the day after. Thanks for a great night!

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RoxannaB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Every was great but we order an appetizer with octopus and the octopus was very hard to eat , also our waitress was incredible but we had to order couple times our beer

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WendyV
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service like always, reason why we come here so often.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great.

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Cherub
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food drinks and our server, Christian was wonderful, flexible and attentive to 6oldish ladies celebrating a birthday on a bust Saturday. Looking forward to the next visit. 2 friends even drove in from Pomona!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came on Tuesday and to my surprise, it was happy hour taco Tuesdays. Great vibe and food

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JackieC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My 2nd time there and I loved it just as much as the first time. Management took care of our party and were wonderful. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience with excellent options.
We had a very memorable time.

SOL Mexican Cocina - Newport Beach
Responded on February 17, 2020

Hi, We are so glad you liked SOL! We appreciate you taking the time to leave such a great review and give us a little love. It makes our day to know we made you happy! Come see us again soon and let’s have a tasty taco or three!

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MARLINSTAR
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were blown away at how delicious the food was here. Every dish was unique and perfect. From appetizers to entrees, this establishment offers the BEST Mexican cuisine around !

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DeePagano
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went to celebrate a birthday. Requested to be on the patio but was sat inside. Slightly dark but food and service was outstanding

SOL Mexican Cocina - Newport Beach
Responded on February 17, 2020

Hi DeePagano, Thank you so much for your feedback. We look forward to having you back again to enjoy a frosty margarita and a taco… or three! I hope the birthday celebration was a great one!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Great service. Overall great experience. Will be back regularly

SOL Mexican Cocina - Newport Beach
Responded on February 16, 2020

Hi, Thank you for the kind words! We’re so happy your visit at SOL was a good one! It’s stories like yours that help us continue to provide excellent service. Come have a taco or two with us sometime soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, amazing food

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YvetteM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience3

the bus boys were more of a waiter than the one who was suppose to serve us. I had to flag people down because they kept forgetting things we ordered . this place is more of a quick meal or happy hour.

SOL Mexican Cocina - Newport Beach
Responded on February 17, 2020

Hello Yvette, Thank you for taking time out of your day to give us some feedback. First off, we sincerely apologize for your recent experience. We strive to make sure that you don’t leave our restaurant anything less than completely satisfied. Please reach out to me at 949.214.5060 to discuss your experience more in depth so we can ensure visits like this don’t continue to happen and we can make it up to you. – J.P. Dizon, Regional Manager

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ulyssese
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was actually our second time dining here, love the food the service was great and overall a really good spot for us. Definitely recommend it

SOL Mexican Cocina - Newport Beach
Responded on February 17, 2020

Hi ulyssese, Thank you so much for your feedback. We look forward to having you back again to enjoy a frosty margarita and a taco… or three!

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MikeK
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food!!!! Excellent service!!! Great view of the bay!!!

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AndrewZ
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience with the food and staff.

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jaimee
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made reservation a day prior & got window seating with view of the harbor on Valentines Day!
Great environment & excellent food. Complimentary chips are nice:)

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vipValentineGirl
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good price for Newport Beach marina dining with a sunset view. Food was very tasting. I had the mushroom taco which had a kick from the pepper and a carne asada taco which was juicy and tender. Definitely going back soon to try other food off the menu!

SOL Mexican Cocina - Newport Beach
Responded on February 16, 2020

Hi ValentineGirl, Thank you for the kind words! We’re so happy your visit at SOL was a good one! It’s stories like yours that help us continue to provide excellent service. Come have a taco or two with us sometime soon!

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Brad
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

I have been to this location several times now and by far not have had this kind of service ever, the manager was on top of everything, but the server in our area was horrible. Didn’t even look up to check if he had anyone else we sat there for 30 mins before anyone even came by for our drinks. Then when the manager finally came with the server to take our order, and told us that it got busy, I understand when it’s busy but it wasn’t so don’t lie to me, the only reason why I would come back to this place is bc I love this restaurant and the food but not the service (server).

SOL Mexican Cocina - Newport Beach
Responded on February 15, 2020

Hello Brad, Thank you so much for posting a review. We’re genuinely sorry to hear that your experience was not a positive one. We would love the opportunity to speak to you more about your time with us. Please reach out to me at (949) 214-5060 so we can discuss this in further detail, ensure better service in the future, and do our best to make this right for you! – J.P. Dizon, Regional Manager

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kevin was awesome!!! Such amazing food and our waiter was great!!!

SOL Mexican Cocina - Newport Beach
Responded on February 15, 2020

Hi, Thank you very much for such a great review! We work hard at SOL to make sure you have a great time whenever you spend your time with us! Come enjoy some tasty tacos with us again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Food ok. Extremely noisy. Couldn't carry in a conversation.

SOL Mexican Cocina - Newport Beach
Responded on February 15, 2020

Hello, Thank you for taking time out of your day to give us some feedback. We pride ourselves on our high standards and our service. Please reach out to me at (949) 214-5060 to discuss your experience more in depth so we can continue to learn and improve. – J.P. Dizon, Regional Manager

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AlanA
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food! We were celebrating our engagement, had a nice window seat on the water.

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SOL Mexican Cocina - Newport Beach offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 675-9800.

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