SOL Mexican Cocina - Playa Vista

4.6
454 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
The Best of Baja at The Runway in Playa Vista. 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. A fresh raw bar, antojitos, street tacos, cocktels de mariscos and main dishes made with fresh seafood, wood grilled meats, local produce and over 20 salsas that are all made fresh daily.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 454 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.4
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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viptbell61
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy to just get out in a pet friendly place

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food

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Soph
Orange County
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I ate outside to keep distancing. It was well arranged and the service was excellent.

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VIRGINIAM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was having lunch with 4 friends. I had made reservations for 4 and when I arrived and told them we had one more person they were happy to accommodate us. We were greeted and taken to a very nice table on the deck. Our server, Fradlyne, greeted us promptly and answered all of our questions completely, patiently and was friendly and professional.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Apparently this restaurant does not take reservations at 10pm. So it would be very helpful to others to possibly change that for the future. 🥺

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BirthdayGurl
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jared was really awesome. He recommended appetizers and drinks for my cousin and self. He has a positive attitude.

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vipAndreeaP
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SOL never disapoints! Love the food and atmosphere every time!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Food was not great

RG
RoxannaG
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The quality of the food has really gone down over the last year

JW
JasmineW
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience1

The service was just the worst. We didn’t see our server for 25 minutes and I didn’t get one of my meals but at that point we just wanted our check and to leave. Too bad the food was good because the service ruined the experience.

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Arianna
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our server he made the whole night the absolute best!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We were hosting a friend from out of state who wanted good Mexican food, so we picked this spot since we also had been wanting to try it; sadly, we should have gone with our other choice. For the price, the food was very mediocre. The only saving grace was that we sat outside and were able to enjoy a great conversation with our friend while our dog lay beneath our table.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was okay , we were seated directly In the sun ! Tried to get an umbrella to block the rays but they never got around to it ! Other than that food and drinks were good

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Dined here several times great food. Service was horrible I’m this particular day. Slow, cold food, waiter didn’t even bring plates, water or utensils till our food arrived

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shoutout Nico. Give him a raise
Chef nick*

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Dana
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was fast, the beverages were amazing, the food was very hot, fresh, and tasty

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MilenH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Used to love it here, sadly for a special occasion recently, service was horrible, parts of our orders didn't come out, they were not correctly staffed for the outdoor area, can't hear the music outside, had to ask multiple people for something as simple as paper napkins and refills on a couple drinks, waited way too long for special desert at the end. Really disappointed.

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vipPamB
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great gourmet Mexican cuisine.

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VIRGINIAM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sol Mexican Cocina is a lively restaurant in the heart of Playa Vista. The food is delicious, the service is excellent, servers are friendly and knowledgeable. It has a great Happy Hour from 3 to 6pm, Monday through Friday with a different theme each day. I'm hoping they will bring back live music when we get back to normal. It also has a nice Sunday brunch and a great vibe anytime.

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Angel
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & atmosphere

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RachellM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it!!!

I didn’t like the table I was given so they moved me outside which was great!!!!

Amazing time!

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vipCharlie
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We always enjoy dining here. We have great service and great food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great goat cheese enchiladas!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Everything was fabulous. Juan was our waiter and he was sooookkk amazing he made our experience extra special.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Drinks are better than the food. Everything is overpriced.

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vipSteve
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

The service was very poor and slow. On top of that they served us the wrong food. Was not a good experience as it was only my second time at the restaurant

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vipriom
Los Angeles
86 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Everything was very good except I had an email for a free appetizer of corn for signing up for their emails. I showed it to our server who showed it to the manager who ok’ d it they still put it on our bill and charged us for it. My husband paid without checking the bill and I saw it when we got home and he gave me the receipt. Bad show on behalf of Sol Cocino

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DesignLA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Always good food and atmosphere! So glad that they are open again for indoor dining!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hostess wasn’t the friendliest- she was kind of cold and seated a party before us who also requested to sit indoors but arrived later than us. When we asked her about our table, she didn’t say anything and just directed someone else to seat us. But our waiter was amazing and the food was great! Can’t wait to go back soon!

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Nisha
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SOL is always the best!! The manager does what is needed during a pandemic and you must respect it. The food is always awesome, service is fast and friendly. Never a bad day at SOL!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even with covid restrictions they provided a nice outdoor dining experience. The service was some of the best I’ve ever experienced. The food was top notch. It was a great relaxing dinner over great food and drinks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful

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Kimm
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely place to grab a quick
good tasting food and drink
Service is always great

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vippamelaw
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great... service, food, great patio!
Love SOL!

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Myesha
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been coming to Sol for a while. I absolutely LOVE it here! Each experience is better than the last. They have the best service and their food is AMAZING! See you all soon!

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vipGabrielL
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food are always excellent. Looking forward to coming again

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vipErikaH
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

The food was good. Our server was attentive until our food came and then we had to rely on other people. There were 3 of us. My food was cold when delivered. We couldn't find our server so my husband grabbed someone else. The young lady took my food and offered me a mimosa for the inconvenience. It took over 20 minutes for my food to be delivered (again). We still haven't seen the original server. I asked for salt/pepper. I wound having to ask two people for salt/pepper. It comes eventually. I would have asked for a to go at this point as the rest of the people in my party have finished eating, but no one came back to check on us. Our original waiter comes back eventually, we ask for the bill. The mimosa I was offered due to the inconvenience, I was charged for. I was highly annoyed at this point. I should have asked for a manager because there was no discount offered for cold food/delay/lack of service....but whatever. I just wanted to go. This is not our normal experience for dining here, but I doubt we'll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ladies birthday

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!

FAQs

SOL Mexican Cocina - Playa Vista offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (424) 289-0066.

SOL Mexican Cocina - Playa Vista is rated 4.6 stars by 454 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.

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