SOL Mexican Cocina - Scottsdale

4.5
1122 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican

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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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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Ambiance is nice in restaurant, however, food is overpriced and underwhelming. The al a carte tacos were $10-14 each, and although money is not a concern, it’s disappointing when food is subpar. Chips hard and tasteless. Appetizer came out, and less than 5 min later, our entrees came out. My garlic steak taco was good, but the tortilla was ruined from the intense amount of grease surrounding it. Overall: Chipotle is better.

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MarquisH
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, service, and atmosphere. We really enjoyed our time here.

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MorganB
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Experience! Food was excellent, service was exceptional and can’t wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So flippin’ delicious. This is a totally amazing spot. We went during happy hour and had an amazing app of the goat cheese. The chicken burrito was super delicious (according to my husband). The short rib taco blew my mind… o found myself thinking about it again the next day!

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CrystalP
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had an awesome time.


excelente servicio al cliente y comida de excelente sabor

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Robert
Phoenix
26 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a very solid Mexican Restaurant with a good selection of food and what we chose was very good. The server was very personable. We had heard good things from friends and it was very busy.

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TedW
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good food. Great vegetarian options. Excellent service.

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

Everything we ordered was fresh, flavorful and delicious.

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vipTheLast1
Memphis/West TN
112 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely recommend doing signature tacos so you can enjoy more flavors, and don’t forget to order the street corn!

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CaseyC
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The second time in a week that I went back to this restaurant, because the first time it was so darned good. first time was lunch, second time was dinner. Both times the food was terrific. First time the restaurant was very quiet, near empty, second time absolutely packed with hardly an empty seat to be found anywhere. Tyler was our server the second night out, and he did a completely fabulous job of being sure that we had everything we needed, making recommendations, and keeping our table cleared and making sure we understood everything and had everything we needed without feeling pressured to vacate. The only criticism, which truly is just the nature of the beast, is that the noise level was pretty high. Of course it was. The restaurant was full. If you want a more quiet dining experience, perhaps go for lunch or go for an early or a later dinner. We were there just about 6:00, with a few families and diners just coming off their shopping experience at kierland. And, if you've never had a really excellent tequila, ask your server for recommendations. I'm sure they won't let you down.

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CourtneyF
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time eating at SOL and my husbands 2nd or 3rd time. It was amazing! I wasn’t sure what to expect but all of the staff was very nice and the food was incredible. I got what the waiter suggested that was mainly carne asada and it was the best meat I’ve ever eaten. So tender and delicious. I would highly recommend!

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vipDENAF
Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

This time was not as great as the first

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SuzanneB
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Despite having a reservation we had to wait 15 mins for a table to become available. We were then offered a high table in the bar area but this was highly unsuitable as we had a 1 year old with us. We eventually got taken to a table at the very back of the restaurant where no one else was sat and where there was no natural light. It felt like a cave and like we had just been dumped there. We waited 10 mins before anyone came to serve us and he was then very rude. After this we decided to cut our losses and call it quits and walked out!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

server disappeared the whole time. drinks were empty and food was mediocre. orders carne asada burrito and it was mostly black beans with a minimal amount of steak or anything else. went there for our anniversary and just left super disappointed.

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vipKathy
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful except for the salsa! This is the second time we couldn’t eat the salsa due to being too spicy. Waitress told us it was due to the availability of peppers - maybe tone down the peppers??

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LillyM
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

I had the Wagu beef and the plate was the size of an appetizer despite the high cost. The rice was just okay and the beans were good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Fun! Staff are very accommodating and courteous.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always wonderful

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Klinka
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service with Nick. Wonderful food as usual. Nick was kind enough to turn the music down because it was too loud for us to even talk.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food , service & ambiance

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vipLovnliv
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s Day

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susanh
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service and food. Great waiter .i will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome service!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
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 on June 18, 2021
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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vipPatriciaR
Phoenix
38 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was so nice to be back at Sol. We had a large gathering of 8- celebrating just being together. Service was top notch! Endless questions from guests who had not dine there before, were answered with tons of knowledge, friendliness and patience. Drinks both alcoholic and non alcoholic were excellent. Food was very fresh and wonderful taste- presentation was very nice and portion size very generous. Thank you- it was a lovely outing!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good time! Amazing food and drinks

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DarenC
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
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 on June 14, 2021
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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vipSalScotts
Phoenix
39 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
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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JuliaL
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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

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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
46 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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Kathy
Phoenix
15 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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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 1122 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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