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The Soca Kitchen - Glebe, Ottawa, ON

The Soca Kitchen - Glebe

4.3
4.3
1115 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Seafood
The Soca Kitchen is a Spanish & Latino fusion cuisine, where Chef Daniela Manrique blends flavors from Spain and Latin America, bringing something new to Ottawa. A place where you can relax unique cocktails and enjoy many fresh and different tapas [including tons of vegetarian options] with your friends & family

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Spanish, Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (613) 695-9190

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Daniela Manrique

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, The Soca Kitchen can accommodate all your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Private Dining Coordinator: (855) 892-6349

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    Bank street

  • Parking details

    Parking available to all guest at the restaurant parking lot located in the back of the restaurant.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 1,115 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. RP

    RachP

    Exclusive

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Unfortunately there was only one server for the entire place on a Saturday night. Food came fast but it just didn’t feel special or personal at all
  2. DA

    DrAndrea

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time visiting this location (been at the other location several times). Food always excellent, the owner was the only server the night we went, and he was BUSY but still handling all of the guests well. Great spot!
  3. CH

    ChantelleH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always the food and drinks were delicious. The Soca Kitchen continues to remain my favourite restaurant in Ottawa.
  4. LJ

    LaurieJ

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Cozy spot to dine and the food is excellent. Best margarita I’ve had!
  5. OE

    OscarE

    London

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Nice drinks but ok food. Decent just not worth the price
  6. IC

    IanC

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great restaurant! We have dined with Soca at each of their locations and are always impressed with the friendly service and warm atmosphere. The food is always inspired and delicious; no matter what you order. Special mention for their new Octopus dish that was incredibly tender and super tasty. Congratulations to owners Daniela & Gustavo for creating and maintainiing such a great spot!
  7. GG

    GregG

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Food was veey delicious. Creative and flavourful. Serive was excellent as was food timing. Kudo to the chef and staff. We'll be back.
  8. TG

    ThomasG

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding, the service matched the food experience. We will be back over and over.
  9. KM

    KathyM

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Very nice evening- great addition to the Glebe!
  10. P

    Patrick

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great dinner in the Glebe. Food was delicious! Would gladly return
  11. LJ

    LaurieJ

    Tampa

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Nice ambiance, great cocktails and delicious food. Would recommend for eat in or takeout.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Decent room. Good ok.
  13. LD

    LindaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really lovely atmosphere, great service and the Cerviche with plantain terrific. Have lets not forget about the pisco sour! Will be back
  14. H

    Heather

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved our meal at Soca, and couldn't decide between certain items on the menu so asked our waiter to surprise us. Such a fun way to go! Our meal was delicious, tasty and filling.
  15. KM

    KellyM

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Food was very underwhelming.
  16. C

    Chris

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing but it was expensive. Good spot for a nice evening out.
  17. DI

    DIANAR

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    I have been to this space since it was the Urban Pear - this latest iteration is small plates, sort of a mix of Spanish and Latin American tapas. Good service. Pleasant food.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    We were underwhelmed compared to previous visit. The seafood tower was bland. The oysters seemed “tired” and were not of the highest quality nor taste. Only three shrimp on the platter when four would have seemed more appropriate for two. At a minimum the shrimp could have been peeled. On our previous visit a year before the food and service was much better For the price of this meal we have had much better dining experiences at places like gray jay or Beckta.
  19. MD

    MarianneD

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A gem Will definitely go back Everything was perfect
  20. KM

    KishorM

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed trying out various dishes. Food was excellent!
  21. RC

    RobC

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Hi! Unfortunately we didn't have an enjoyable food experience. In particular we found the churros seemed freezer burnt and stale, we couldn't cut through them. Sorry, just trying to help
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    I was really hoping for more. Wonderful spot. Wait staff rushed us. The wine list was okay. The food was nice but nothing over the top. - I love to support local but the staff needs some training if they want us to come back.
  23. LD

    LauraD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Food was great and server was very nice and restaurant was clean
  24. DB

    DarrenB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Would recommend
  25. LS

    LisaS

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Get together with friends…we share several dishes and delicious cocktails.
  26. M

    Michael

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience2
    We loved the Westboro location and had been there many times so we thought to try the Glebe one - we really regretted that we did. When we arrived there were only two tables occupied and they tried to sit us directly between them (inches away from the other parties). When we asked for a different table we were told they were all reserved (we also had a reservation inside). That wasn't very COVID friendly so we opted for a spot outside since that seemed like the only option to not sit on top of other people. The service was beyond horrible... the entire restaurant (inside and out) had only 5 tables (including ours) and the two servers seemed more interested in standing around talking to each other than waiting on people. We had the tacos which were great but did not make up for the disastrous service. When I asked for the bill it took 10 minutes for the server to bring it and when I tried to pay with Visa she seemed surprised and told me the other server would need to bring the machine. That took her another 10 minutes.... and when we were finally leaving there was only one table seated inside (meaning they could have easily accommodated us anywhere inside). I've been to hundreds of restaurants... this definitely goes down as one of the worst ever from a service perspective. It makes me sad because Soca has great food and great potential but this location really needs help.
  27. T

    Treehugger

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food, delightful cocktails, pleasant staff. Highly recommended!
  28. AB

    AdeleB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was outstanding! Service was lovely! However.... It was the exact opposite of social distancing. We were about 1 foot from the table next to us and they were 1 foot from the table beside them and so on. Perhaps it would be better to take that wall long booth - and upgrade to multiple 4 seater booths. It was extremely awkward for the table beside us who were obviously on a date and I'm one foot away from one of them while my friend sat looking straight on to them and all the other tables. Otherwise I would be giving them a 5 star rating. Oh - one more thing - I have to point out the 1 Ply toilet paper in the bathroom - Costco has luxurious 2 ply tissue at affordable pricing.
  29. BB

    BethB

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, Good Ambience and good service! Will go back!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Came here because of the great reviews, the award- winning chef but only disappointment! Stingy portions, even for tapas style. One 6” piece of Octopus for $28 - you’ve got to be kidding. Charcuterie was very thin and served on a plate, the signature Cauliflower steak was ok only - not tasty as I read in reviews. We are from a city 5X the size of Ottawa and these prices for what we got were way out of line. COVID pricing impact or not, this was nuts. I think other people may have figured this out because there were only 3 tables at 8:15 on a Friday night. Soca…I think you’ve got to buck up. Maybe other people feel the same. An almost empty restaurant on a Friday night is an awful sign!!!
  31. NF

    NicoleF

    Manitoba

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious, the ambiance cozy and service very efficient. I definitely recommend it.
  32. A

    Anna

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food was quite good but the portion sizes could be adjusted to make them easier to eat. Servers were very kind and caring but not well organized, as our food was brought to the wrong table and courses were not timed well, leaving no space on the table and letting some of the food go cold before we could eat it. Cocktails were absolutely delicious and the atmosphere was lovely, so overall would recommend.
  33. ED

    EmilieD

    Ottawa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The young lady serving us was the only server or hostess on site and she did an incredible job and provided excellent service considering the circumstances. All the food was amazing as always. Especially love the patatas bravas and the beef tacos!
  34. CS

    ChuckS

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    Tasty Small portions but not worth the price. Service was mediocre.
  35. JM

    JaimeM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We had excellent food, but a bit pricey—a nice selection of wines at a wide range of price points. The restaurant had plenty of open tables, given that it was a Saturday evening.
  36. TM

    TaraM

    Ottawa

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We had a lovely evening. This is the second time I have gone and the dishes are big hits or misses. The Halibut, the cheese and charcuterie, the patatas bravas - big hits, fresh and delicious, the guacamole was very mediocre (reminded me of stir bought pre packaged), the Caesar was not great. It is expensive, but I knew that going in. The cocktails are nice. I will go back, but learning the menu is important it seems.
  37. LG

    LynnG

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    it was a wonderful meal with great food and cocktails
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    I have been going to Soca Kitchen since they first opened many years ago in Wellington West. The new location is beautifully decorated and the service is still just as good. The food is deliciously prepared and beautifully presented, the staff is friendly. Overall, one of my favourite places in the city still for tapas.
  39. CD

    ClaudeD

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The old one on Holland was better, Cher pour ce que l’on a mangé. Nous ne reviendrons pas, dommage. Claude
  40. G

    Givemesome

    Ottawa

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the seafood tower and everything was fresh and delicious. I also recommend the cocktails which were really good.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Soca Kitchen - Glebe using the Order Online button. The Soca Kitchen - Glebe also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. The Soca Kitchen - Glebe also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (613) 695-9190.

The Soca Kitchen - Glebe is rated 4.3 stars by 1115 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for The Soca Kitchen - Glebe

151c Second Ave, Ottawa, ON K1S 2H6

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Bank street

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Spanish, Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking available to all guest at the restaurant parking lot located in the back of the restaurant.

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Daniela Manrique

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (613) 695-9190

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, The Soca Kitchen can accommodate all your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Private Dining Coordinator: (855) 892-6349

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