SOL Mexican Cocina - Scottsdale

4.4
716 reviews
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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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Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 🤩

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Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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. 🙂

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Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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!!!!!

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Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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.

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

Just perfect

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AJ
Phoenix
55 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.

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Chicago
188 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.

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

Delicious food and good service

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

This place gets a B+
Thanks!!

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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.

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JM
Phoenix
6 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.

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

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

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

Amazing food and margaritas! Loved the live music!!

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EB
Phoenix
4 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.

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Philadelphia
26 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.

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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!!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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d
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

We were sat at a regular table, probably the worst table in the place, right next to the restroom, yuck! There were 4 of us and nobody had any elbow room or place to put a purse other than the floor, you could not hang it on the back of the chair. The food was ok but some of the portions were way too small and everything was overpriced for what you got. It took 45 minutes for us to get our food from the time we ordered it and the place wasn't even full. Nobody came by to check on chips or drinks until just before they served our food. Might return for lunch to give them a second chance but probably won't return for dinner. Looks like all the outdoor seating is high tops which are difficult for my husband to sit at and most are communal so you have to share with other groups.

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JP
New England
11 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as usual.

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K
Kansas City
18 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Hey, this was a fun place. I had read about it in Phoenix magazine for months. I visit the valley twice a year and this time I wanted to go to Sol. It did not disappoint. Beginning with the chips, salsa and bean dip it was a good experience. The portions are huge. I had the quesidillas with the pork filling. I could only eat three of the six. The tacos were good - had to have a bite and one of our party had the ceviche and said it was outstanding. By the way, the margaritas (house) are good and have a generous amount of tequila. We will be back.

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DR
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Yummy food! Nice people! Good seating! Fine environment! Would come back.

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Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love your brunch!!

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LB
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun atmosphere great food and drinks!!
Service was great!

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LF
Phoenix
21 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve had Lane a few times while dining. He’s awesome! Great customer service! Food is always always delicious. Always look forward to going back.

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Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sol consistently provides an excellent dining experience! 5 stars every time!

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

Food lacked flavor and was dry. This was our first, and last, visit and we were rushed with our order even though we told the waitress that.

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FH
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is excellent at Sol. The restaurant is clean and comfortable and the service is great too.

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PG
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

We came to celebrate a birthday. Our server was excellent. We have been here several times however the food this time was mediocre. We were disappointed. Portion size very small for the price. Tacos are very inexpensive to make for a restaurant. Butter cake for dessert was very good.

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Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and a wonderful atmosphere! I highly recommend Sol Mexican Cocina!

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Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a fun and inviting environment. The food is consistently delicious and the service is great! Cant beat the Jalapeño Cucumber Margaritas and Hot and Raw Ceviche!!!

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RS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious! Fave restaurant & Margaritas

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and atmosphere! 5 stars

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Denver
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter was awesome! food and drink was the best!!!

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New England
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

Shrimp and filet taco shrimp was not good and filet was really bad tasted old

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