SOL Mexican Cocina - Scottsdale

4.4
733 reviews
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The Best of Baja in the heart of North Scottsdale at the Scottsdale Quarter, SOL Cocina offers an upscale, yet inviting dining experience. Executive Chef Deborah Schneider, a James Beard nominated cookbook author and authority on authentic Mexican cuisine, has created a menu of contemporary and gourmet interpretations of coastal Baja dishes, including antojitos, street tacos, cocktels de mariscos and main entrees made with fresh seafood, wood grilled meats, local produce and salsas that are all made in-house daily. A variety of dishes are available vegetarian, vegan and gluten free. The vibrant bar offers inventive hand-made cocktails and more than 60 artisan tequilas.
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OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great! Tacos, drinks, live music, A+

JC
Orange County
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The carnitas and the chilaquiles are delicious! Zack was very friendly and attentive! Thanks for the dessert nachos to celebrate our anniversary!

Y
Denver
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Had very surly waitress. We won’t be going back.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good dining experience at Sol. This visit was no different.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food was great!

BD
Phoenix
72 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

One of our favorite mexican food place in the valley. They were having a big party for someone when we were there so the service was quite slow. BUT, all the other times we have been, service was amazing.

AG
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came here to celebrate our 4 year anniversary and had a great time! Everything from the food to the service exceeded our expectations!

LB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner at SOL was amazing! First of all, the drinks menu is extensive, I had the Froze, loved it! I heartily recommend the SOL guacamole with mangoes and goat cheese, a combination that really works. The grilled sweet corn and fish taco Gobernador (with halibut) were soooo good. This is our third time at SOL and it never disappoints!

JY
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 5

Service was poor. Waited for about 10 minutes and no one stopped by our table. Asked a bus person to please bring some waters but they just passed the word. Server that brought our food was put out we asked her to take away dirty dishes. Hmmm. There are lots of other good Mexican restaurants in town...

ML
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 1

We have been twice this summer and the inside temp is so hot. Its hard to sit and enjoy your food... They have to fix their AC problem. The food is delicious and service is good.

CS
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. Love the infused tequila! I always take out of town visitors.

DA
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Mexican food, servers attentative, casual place toeat with yet high end food.

j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, Service, Location, parking and ambiance were all terrific. A little noisy, but lively and fun. Would definitely recommend the Taco Tuesday special! Delicious and a really great deal!

D
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 2

Restaurant is too hot! Second visit here and now my last. The inside temperature was so off putting that all I could feel was hot and sweaty. This was not an off night either as my last visit was similar. I was not going to go back but thought maybe the first visit a year ago was a fluke. Unfortunately not. Not sure why this is okay. With an open kitchen adding to the overall heat, it is just too unpleasant. Too bad, as both food and service were noteworthy. If you like to be sweaty on your night out, enjoy your experience here. Otherwise stay away. I will

JT
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

We like the food and the atmosphere. Problem was the service. We were seated quickly and drinks and food were ordered promptly. However, after that we felt we were being rushed out to clear the table for another party. We were not asked about additional drinks (which we were planning on having since we had another hour to kill before our movie) or dessert. In fact, the server brought our check while I was barely halfway through my quesadilla (which was delicious!). Overall we like the food and the place but our server on this night was not a positive part of the night.

AT
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 1

It was so hot in the restaurant that our party of 4 became very uncomfortable. Either the AC wasn't working or the AC is woefully undersized for summer conditions. We had chosen this restaurant for our out of town guests because of our previous positive experiences. This time it wasn't pleasant. Never again coming back in the summer.

S
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and drink were exceptional! I was visiting from Tucson, AZ with a great friend, and catching up on our lives. We had a great experience 🤩

OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was great and the drinks are spectacular (especially the strawberry and basil martini)! It’s a bit loud in there so sit close to your friends. 🙂

NA
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and excellent service!

T
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved loved loved the food and atmosphere. Service was great and prompt. Drink menu was great and the BlackBerry ginger margarita was delicious. Only thing that was strange was they didn't list the side menu items on the menu. You had to ask the waiter what they were and even he said he didn't understand why they weren't on the menu. Will be back again!! Delicious!!!!!

OT
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

b
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Happy hour...$20 for a watermelon marg and Dos Equis/bottle!!?? Some happy hour.

Had to ask waitress 2x for a cold glass to go with bottled beer...asked for no salt on rim, got salt. Had to ask 2x for more chips...burrito was taco bell slop...still eating when waitress flops bill on table and announces "no hurry". Naturally assumed all on one bill, without asking.

Too many quality places in town to come back here.

OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just perfect

AJ
Phoenix
57 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was reasonable. Not great but above average. Menu had a large variety of interesting dishes.

l
Chicago
194 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the cuisine at Sol Mexican Cocina and we always love to return to dine there! The dishes are so authentic, yet at the same time we love the fusion of the food.

OT
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and good service

OT
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This place gets a B+
Thanks!!

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. One of my favorite restaurants to eat out when I’m visiting Scottsdale.

JM
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed it and plan to return. Even at such a busy busy time, everything was like clockwork.

KS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing brunch and $3 mimosas! Can’t go wrong!

CB
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and margaritas! Loved the live music!!

EB
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

The night we went, the food was excellent. The happy hour prices are also excellent. The noise level rose as the tables filled up; it's a typical Scottsdale, all bare surfaces and, therefore, very loud, place to eat. Our server was just okay. I would recommend it if and when you are able to sit outdoors as that would reduce the noise problem, assuming you actually want to talk to your table mate.

BB
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fabulous waitress. Very helpful and efficient.
Food was very good. The restaurant was lively and fun to dine there.

DW
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We haven't been to Sol in awhile, we went with another couple and it was fabulous!! The service was amazing and so was the food!!! Will definetely be going back soon!!

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

I frequent at Sol, wait staffs favorite word was NO.. before he “asked” the chef.. I guess the chef is also the GM of Sol?! Simple request were asked like splitting shrimp and chicken on a dish. Deer in the headlight look. The Mission is looking to be a better option.

D
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Fair wines at premium price. Meager food portions at best. Fish was almost non existent in the ceviche. It was all onions and some tomatoes. The octopus portion was child size. The tacos had more dressing than food. This place is a total rip off.

c
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

Uncomfortable seating. Poor service. Some of the food was very good but some was dry.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

Restaurant was good. Food was good. Service was below par. Had to ask for drinks 3 times. And when they arrived they were wrong. We sat with empty chip bowls and water carafes for 15 mins. We were celebrating a birthday which I stated in the reservation and they never offered desserts. I had to specifically ask for the birthday tortilla.

JS
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

Different, but this Mexican food was not to my tastes. Everything was very over powering with spices and sauces.

J
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The live music was nice but it was so loud that we had to yell across the table to talk to each other. it would have been better to have the music as background instead of having it louder than we could talk!

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