SOL Southwest Kitchen & Tequila Bar

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182 reviews
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SOL Southwest Kitchen is a family-friendly establishment featuring indoor & outdoor dining, food with bold Southwest flavors and “just juiced” cocktails. Our made-from-scratch dedication has made SOL a local favorite since 2013!

SOL blends bold flavors of the Southwest with our own Southern culinary influences. We like to keep things fresh. With a focus on dishes that let seasonal ingredients and select spices shine. The real star of our kitchen is our wood fire grill, and all menu items—from sauces to salsas to handcrafted cocktails—start from scratch and are made to order. All tequilas are 100% agave, citrus fruits are juiced daily, and avocados aren’t cut until you order guacamole.
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Savannah
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 4

Very disappointed in taste of food. My daughter and I were visiting in Charleston and opted for dinner at SOL. We ordered two different things and neither of us liked the taste. Our waitress was very nice. We just did not express our opinion of the food to her. We will not go back nor recommend to anyone. Nice place but poor food quality.

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DW
Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great, very reasonable, we got in quickly despite no reservation and I loved my flourless chocolate dessert!

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s
Greensboro
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent! We tried the sweet potato fries and they were delicious. Will definitely go back

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New England
27 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

The margarita’s were clearly watered down. The Napoleon was served cold and pork carnitas were dry, tasted like saw dust. My husband had fish tacos. The fish were practically nonexistent, measuring approximately 2 inches by 1/2 inch. The tacos were warm not hot. We will be sure to avoid SOL in the future.

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LH
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came for a casual brunch with friends and we had so much fun! I loved that the patio doors were totally opened and we were able to have some fresh air while still sitting inside. It seemed like a really busy Sunday brunch but our server Jared was awesome and was attentive to our table without making us feel rushed on such a busy day. Everyone's food looked delicious and we took advantage of the $10 bottomless mimosa deal!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and food, great Rita’s!!!

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M
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was good, awesome outdoor patio, great margaritas

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TG
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was excellent. Service was good, and friendly.

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CB
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

The ambiance, location, and customer service was perfect. The chicken quesadilla was not that great because it was more cheese than meat. I could barely taste the meat and it was not good. Great place for a date night and some drinks tho. The food just needs a little fine tuning. Very reasonably priced as well.

Overall, we’ll be back. We just wished the food was better

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KK
Charleston
33 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've eaten at 2 different locations for SOL, downtown & Mount Pleasant. The food isn't fancy but it's always been delish and service was very good.

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AO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We brought a group of eight and we all enjoyed a great meal. the waitress was friendly and helpful and the food was delicious. We would definitely go back again!

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G
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great place for drinks and small plates. We went early before a performance so restaurant was very quiet. Guacamole and tuna tacos were both delicious.

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F
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Location is good. Food was sub-par. Service was good.

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Food was fine. Service was less than desirable. We were seated and no one waited on us for 10 minutes.
We left the seated table and sat at the bar. Service there was even worse.
I understand it was happy hour and we wanted to eat. However, it is up to the establishment to staff accordingly or not serve.

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CM
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Always VERY slow. Menu and food are pretty good, margaritas are excellent, and the vibe is cool, but there is no excuse for having to wait 20+ minutes for a drink and a severely backed up kitchen, ESPECIALLY when it’s not packed.

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New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food and service. While visiting Charlestown, I visited SOL for a quick lunch. My server was Autumn, and she was very attentive. I enjoying the Kitchen Chicken sandwich and fries.

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SF
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 5

SOL Kitchen was very accommodating for our large group, but we should have been assigned ore than 1 server. Food came out of the kitchen in good time, but order taking took forever and the server did not keep up with drinks and waters. She was not proactive in second drink orders, but instead needed to be pursued.

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SS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 1

Great food, terrible service

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C
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Place was empty, and didn't even have the table ready , left and went elsewhere.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We all got salads and we all wanted to go back the next day for more! The chimmichurri steak is outstanding (maybe a little overpriced for the serving size but the sauce is so good, we really didn’t care). The margaritas hit the spot too - the prickly pear and cucumber jalapeño were our favorites.

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Q
Richmond
17 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I got a chimichanga with chicken. It was fair. The chili sauces under the chimichanga was bitter and overwhelmed the entire plate. We sat outside which was nice but had to ask for silverware. The chips and queso were yummy. Husband got a good dish, Mahi with vegetables. He said it was good.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experiences

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Nice atmosphere but hardly anyone there on a Saturday night. Out of two common Mexican beers my party ordered. Spicy margaritas were fine. Ordered two apps for the party and left.

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HG
Philadelphia
42 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went here with the family after the Christmas show. Very convenient location! As soon as we entered, we were given a warm greeting and seated quickly. Our server was excellent, and the food was really good!!! Would definitely recommend a visit!!

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BF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Waited 1.5 hours for our food to arrive and it was like warm when it did. Granted we were a large party but there was one other table. The place was empty. Drinks also took forever, and one came with the wrong tequila.

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AT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Food and service was not good.

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c
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

Went here on a fri evening at 630pm based on a friend’s recommendation for happy hour specials. ($5 drinks and apps). Restaurant is pretty on inside—modern and cool-looking, but was DEAD. Service was slow, and food was just ok. Serving sizes were small. Basil sangria drink was good, but margaritas were also just ok. Would not return, especially with so many other good food/atmosphere options in Charleston

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s
New England
18 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Very pleasant. Autumn our waitress was exceptionally nice.

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Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for Brunch.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great

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Charleston
16 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Took about 10 minutes to finally get greatest and seated which was not impressive but waitress and food were great. What started off as a rocky start finished well

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New England
21 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was very good. Very friendly staff and very attentive. Would definitely recommend.

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C
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was quite amazing. And their bloody Mary’s are fabulous!

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food and great location. Perfect if you're going to see a concert at the Charleston Music Hall. Service was excellent.

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BL
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very attentive and helpful wait staff (Brooke). The food and drinks very delicious, outdoor seating was also pleasant.

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m
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The food was good but in no way outstanding. Fresh but limited in choices by attempt to be more than a Mexican restaurant with their non traditional sauces etc.

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TB
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

All of our food was over cooked and extremely chewy. Service was good. Pretty restaurant.

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Austin
8 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and wonderful location.

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KH
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a wonderful time here. Food and Drinks are top notch. Great service as well! Great place to stop in and enjoy some good food and company!

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service excellent! Try the salsa combo with queso,pineapple salsa and black bean and jalapeño. Chicken enchiladas with green sauce was the best I’ve ever had. Steak tacos were delicious, great marinated steak!

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