SOL Mexican Cocina - Scottsdale

4.5
1097 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
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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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were both awesome! We had a very nice waiter who was knowledgeable about the menu and made great recommendations. Great experience.

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Ag2014
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The street tacos are fantastic! The guacamole sol was delicious and the best sangria I’ve had!
Definitely a new favorite restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good time! Amazing food and drinks

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DarenC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went on Tuesday (Taco and Tequila Tuesday). The street tacos and cucumber jalapeño margarita were great. They had a good live band. The service was excellent and friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food not as good as usual on this dinner, but still ok. Service was not as good as usual either.

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JuliaL
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very friendly service. Food is good - but a bit too spicy for me.

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vipSalScotts
Phoenix
39 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is an upscale, beautifully designed, quality Mexican restaurant with a menu unlike any we had seen before. Including red rice, black beans, and quinoa as sides instead of standard white rice and refried beans in lard makes the dining healthier as it is eclectic. We tried it first time with another couple and all were blown away. My king salmon salad was on arugula instead of romaine and massive amount of greens that I took half home. My friend's chile relleno plate was lovely and large, a bit spicier than she could handle but she still enjoyed it. The guys liked whatever they had also, and...we plan to return. Very easy to park right next door in the free 3or 4 story lot and brave the heat. Eddie V's is right behind Sol so same garage works for either one. Very pleasant servers and hostesses no matter how Old we are, either.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best steak taco I have ever experienced.

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter, Nicholas, was awesome! Super polite and helpful / attentive.

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

Daughter’s birthday

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vipFoodforFun
Naples
42 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Service was terrible. Waiter brought wrong tacos but we won’t return.

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vipMicone
Baltimore
26 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Arrived for my 12:30 reservation at 12:00. And was greeted with a smile and was able to be seated outside at the bar. The bartender was excellent and was customer from the start. I ordered the duck and was fried to perfection. The duck sauce was excellent and was able to make three tacos from the meat. The salsa was great also with fresh chips. Yes the jalapeño Margarita was made with perfection. Will return to try something else from their menu. enjoyed the food and great service. Thanks

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vipPruitt
Phoenix
27 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor seating was nice and good for people watching, if you’re in to that lol. The food and drinks were also really delicious.

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LisaA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. Unfortunately we were too full for dessert! Next time!

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stephenm
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Baja Mexican food I have ever had! Fun twists on the traditional and a huge variety! Service was friendly, prompt and helpful!!

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vipKathy
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food was delicious as always with the exception of the salsa - way too spicy! We have never had this problem but last night it was extremely spicy.

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Toni
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

our server was awesome! loved that I could make a reservation, we will be back for sure! Love the unlimited chips and salsa!!

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vipStephanieT
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for birthday celebration!!

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Gottafindgreatfood
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

The hostess was not very pleasant. We arrived over 30 minutes early to our reservation and checked in. She told us that they didn’t have a table but would text if anything opened up. We went and walked around and came back. When we came back, we waited for a while and even asked for menu to look at. She then sat two other parties that also had reservations at the same time as us but checked in after us. Then another couple checked in even closer to our reservation time and she sat them too. I finally went up and asked how much longer since she had sat three couples before us and she just asked what the name was and then sat us. It was obvious to me that she skipped us but she didn’t admit it. Not only that but she was borderline rude and seemed annoyed while dealing with her. We noticed other guests also getting frustrated with her and her attitude. The corn tortillas that were served with the chorizo and queso were terrible. They shouldn’t of even been serving them, they were hard and old.

The rest of the food was really good. The waiter was very nice but definitely overworked. The food was done fast which was great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, great!

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CaseyP
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

This was our second time at SOL after having an amazing first experience. The second time was awful. We were sitting for almost 15 minutes before anyone came over or even brought water. The server said no one told her she had a table. We decided to order food and drinks at the same time. Our food came out before our drinks. I had asked for melted cheese on my tacos and they forgot. So I asked for just a side of cheese and then they still charged us for the side cheese even though it was cold. We will sadly not be back.

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TyrinF
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Mexican food and amazing vibe!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience

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vipSRae
Phoenix
25 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never can go wrong with their fish taco. Add with that their unique chips and spicy salsa!
Their service is over the top.

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vipTucsonTravelers
Phoenix
48 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

We were pleased with our meal. We did think the drinks had a lot of ice in them. The burrito bowl was very good. The calamari sticks were a little different.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tulsa
10 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In town for a wedding! We always love eating here! Food was delicious and fresh!!! One of our favorite places...always good service!!!

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vipRobinL
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family visit. My parents love this place enough to know the staff. The menu is full of choices, the service excellent and a wonderful visit every time

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cookieseeds
Phoenix
23 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Went specifically for the AZ restaurant week and I had to ask for the special menu once we were seated. The sides lacked the traditional food usually seen at a Mexican establishment. The food was just okay and felt there would be better value elsewhere. But the dessert was creative and delicious. I think most people go to this restaurant just for the bar.

SOL Mexican Cocina - Scottsdale
Responded on May 24, 2021

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vipGlenderful
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

A letdown. I had been excited to try Sol ever since I had seen it. Unfortunately, the experience we had through Arizona Restaurant Week was not the best. I don't blame the staff at all - they seemed understaffed and I know how hard it is to hire right now. But service was spotty and the food was average at best (the house margarita is a joke). The naked guacamole was the star of the show. Sol was busy and seems to have no shortage of guests. For me? There are too many other places in Scottsdale with slightly better service and better food and beverages.

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AndrewF
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

first time eating breakfast here. Very good and surprisingly, very few people

SOL Mexican Cocina - Scottsdale
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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NicH
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Cesar was knowledgeable and very friendly. The food was full of flavor and presented well. Will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We had to wait 30 min past our reservation time before being seated and our waitress was very unenthusiastic, no smile

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vipDonnaE
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Happy hour was the best value. Social distance observed at the bar. Reservations recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved the food and environment in this restaurant. Excellence service and food. Definitely recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great carnitas!!! EVERYTHING needed salt, but our great waiter brought that.

SOL Mexican Cocina - Scottsdale
Responded on May 24, 2021

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vipDeAnnaK
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing. One of our favs!!

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KIMBERLY
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love Sol! The food and drinks were delicious! There may have been a moment or two where we were waiting on our waiter to help us or he forgot an item but other than that, we had a great time!

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JillianK
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great, love the food there! I would totally go back.

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MIKEK
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This has been our go to Mexican restaurant in the last couple of months.
The food is excellent as well as the service must try the guacamole with goat cheese and mango best I’ve ever had. Super friendly staff everyone was being safe and wearing masks with the staff. Super hot day last time we went they had their misters going extremely comfortable outside dining. Highly recommend this restaurant never had a bad meal or service.
Mike K

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SOL Mexican Cocina - Scottsdale offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (480) 245-6708.

SOL Mexican Cocina - Scottsdale is rated 4.5 stars by 1097 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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