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SOL Mexican Cocina - Newport Beach, Newport Beach, CA

SOL Mexican Cocina - Newport Beach

4.4
4.4
3170 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Our restaurants are inspired by the best of coastal Baja California: Warm, welcoming, friendly, inspired by old and new Mexican design. SOL’s kitchens feature our unique spin on fresh, healthy, coastal Mexican food, lovingly made from scratch.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 78 times today

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  • Order online
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch (11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.), Dinner (Sunday-Thursday) 4:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. Friday & Sat 4:30 p.m. – 11 p.m. Happy Hour 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. Mon, Wed-Friday in bar and patio Weekend Brunch 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday & Sunday

  • Phone number

    (949) 675-9800

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    Full catering services as well as Dockside Catering options! http://www.solcocina.com/

  • Private party facilities

    Our restaurant is great for hosting birthday parties, wedding rehearsals, business luncheons and many other events.

  • Private party contact

    Maricela Daoudi: (562) 346-1515

  • Neighborhood

    Newport Beach

  • Cross street

    PCH and Bayside Dr.

  • Parking details

    We offer both self parking adjacent to the restaurant and complimentary valet parking as you arrive.

  • Entertainment

    We offer live music every Tuesday night from 6:30 to 10:30 pm, Saturday night from 8:00 to 11:00 pm, and Sunday Brunch from Noon to 3:00 pm.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,170 people are saying

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  • South Orange County

    Mexican

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  1. MT

    MarileeT

    Orange County

    144 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    144 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    This was one of the better brunches I have had at Sol. They did their best to accommodate us with a handicapped table out of the way, out of drafts and away from the noise. The service was vey good. I was very happy with this meal.
  2. TB

    TonyB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    That sat us in a cover outside veranda and it was terrible. Make sure you get a main running room table.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    Every interaction with server was rushed and with zero interest. We wanted to order food with drinks as we’d waited some time and were told we had to have drinks first then order. I appreciate he was super busy but the restaurant cleared out during our meal and the service level didn’t change. At around 8pm the lights were turned so low inside that you capsule barely see your meal. The food on the other hand was really good. That could not be faulted. Just pick up the service. Not sure I’ll return.
  4. AJ

    AJreview

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Best margs in the OC, love this place. They did a great job accommodating a large group as well. I would book again. Great job overall!
  5. KC

    KatieC

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    The food is disgusting and the place smells dirty.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance and food was delicious!!
  7. s

    sherylm

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Luis g was our server. We ordered entrées and drinks, didn't see him until about a half an hour later and we were already done with our food, but never received drinks. Ordered food at roughly the same time as other tables tMy entrée was just OK. Had fish ceviche and hardly any fish more tomatoes. Not sure if we'll be back. He did apologize and said it was his fault but that was very odd as it would've been another $30-$40 on his bill.
  8. AN

    AraliN

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The food was too oily n very creamy, didn't feel like an upscale restaurant. Food was not good at all, there are many other Mexican restaurants with way better quality of food
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious food, great service.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best server was Juan! Thank you for a great experience!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience and our hostess JC was great!
  12. AV

    AndrewV

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    We love Sol, the brunch was just okay, definitely would order off the regular menu.
  13. S

    Shane

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service, shout out to Jessica, she was knowledgeable about the menu and super attentive. We will definitely be returning.
  14. E

    Eliz

    Tucson

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our server was very jovial and a great singer!
  15. M

    Milt

    Orange County

    108 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    108 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great value on Taco Tuesday. The food was excellent and was only surpassed by the service
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was excellent. Service was very attentive and nice.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The waitress was not very attentive and forgot one of our person's order. Being polite some waited to eat which made their food cold and others finished before the last plate was served. (There were only 6 of us.). Drink orders were slow. One person ordered a spicy watermelon margarita and kept getting cucumber margarita. We didn't want to send it back for fear of receiving a "sneeze muffin." The carnitas were so salty and not very flavorful. For the money it was not worth it. So many other places with better food and better service. But the views were beautiful and the music was nice.
  18. JL

    JimboLA

    Los Angeles

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another excellent meal. We return again and again. Our waiter was fantastic, but I missed his name. Really wonderful. Both fish tacos and quesadilla were delicious. Giant chips and guacamole are too top notch and the warm bean dip is worth the trip alone.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Birthday celebration
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time coming here the food and service and great lighting were amazing it was kind of loud in there, but I can look past that. Would definitely recommend and will definitely come back.
  21. C

    Chuck

    Richmond

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The meal was excellent. High-quality, tasty and reasonably priced.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All aspects of dining at Sol were outstanding.
  23. T

    Tonyi

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was really great service and food was delicious
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We chose this restaurant for my daughters 17th birthday. They accommodated this large party with amazing service and delicious food! They were amazing from the preparation to the attentiveness during the party. My husband I dined with friends at the same time and also had a wonderful experience. I would highly recommend this restaurant and commend the staff for being so accommodating.
  25. JM

    JenniferM

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were greeted by the hostess and seated immediatley, the food was prompt and delicious. The waitress was very helpful with ideas about drinks and food. the music was a little too loud for me, but I am old!
  26. IY

    IngyY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it to the extreme, the manager was extremely nice and helpful ❤️❤️❤️❤️
  27. m

    momma

    Orange County

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We arrived a little early and was seated quickly. We were attended to by our server quickly and were able to casually reveiw the menu with our drinks. Enjoyed the food. The guacamole was just okay. Happy New Year ;=)
  28. CE

    ChristopherE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An amazing food experience! Live music , great drinks and great service!
  29. CR

    CRISTINA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Go back again I would not go back again. I had high expectations but they were not met.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    It was supposed to be a surprise celebration dinner for my recent proposal to my fiancé. Both of our families arrived there 5 to 10 minutes earlier than our set time so that they could be seated as we walked in. We ended up having to wait 25 to 30 minutes together as a group in the lobby after our confirmed reservation. The planed event wasn’t respected and the surprise was ruined.
  31. J

    Joel

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Our waiter Benjamin was great the restaurant was beautiful the food was just okay maybe just a little disappointing. My family treated me to dinner for my birthday knowing I love authentic Mexican food. It might have just been late but nothing we bought was what I was hoping it would be especially for the price. The blondie desert was great.
  32. D

    Dave

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    They were super busy and that was probably why our food was cold.
  33. MV

    MelissaV

    Kansas City

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Put in the basement area and server was not very attentive or helpful. Charged for a large margarita but brought a smaller one than the small size and said it was large with no ice. Hard to get service and water. Not helpful with many suggestions. Food was fine but items came with cheese when we asked for no cheese.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience4
    Mediocre food and painfully slow service
  35. LM

    LouM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Waited an hour just to be served drinks. One drink was wrong. Reserved table of 5. Squished us in a table of 4. Ordered burrito wet with no dairy-came dry with dairy. Was suppose to be a birthday celebration. Very disappointed.
  36. G

    Gigi

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Great views, however the service has definitely declined. Waited over 30 min to get a drink and we had to constantly chase the Server if we needed anything...
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We chose SOL Cocina to celebrate Christmas dinner. We’ve dined here several times before, but for some reason, this time missed the mark. We had the Vampiro Tacos, the Garlic Rib Eye tacos. They were good, but not great. The tortillas that wrapped my tacos hard and stale and partially soggy. The service was fine, but not great. The value is okay, if you think paying upwards of $15 for one taco is a good value. The ambience was okay. We sat on their back patio, but couldn’t see out the windows because they were filthy. So everything was okay, not great. I give it a C+.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Food. Mediocre. You want good mexican food go to a mom and pop restaurant. Overpriced. The chicken was dry. They charge for soda refills at 3.95 per soda. I ended up spending 20 on refills because they did not inform me they were not free. I can't remember the last time i had to pay for a refill. The waiter even told me they were free. If i new i had to pay i would have drank water. Waiters were understaffed and everybody's drinks were empty by the time we waved him down.
  39. LV

    LinV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have never dined out on Christmas day so we wanted to find a place with a beautiful view and great food to make it worth dining out on this special day. Sol exceeded our expectations in all categories. The music was loud upon entering so we asked if our preference for an outdoor table was available. Only indoor seating was available but the manager immediately offered to turn down the volume (& he even switched the playlist, I think) which enhanced the dining experience overall! We’ve added this Sol to our list of favorite restaurants & will definitely be dining here more often! Thank you, JC, for being an awesome server, too!! We appreciate excellent & genuinely kind service now more than ever!
  40. B

    Brensaint

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Manager was beyond rude.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from SOL Mexican Cocina - Newport Beach using the Order Online button. SOL Mexican Cocina - Newport Beach also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 675-9800.

SOL Mexican Cocina - Newport Beach is rated 4.4 stars by 3170 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 78 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for SOL Mexican Cocina - Newport Beach

251 Pacific Coast HWY, Newport Beach, CA 92660

Additional information

  • Cross street

    PCH and Bayside Dr.

  • Neighborhood

    Newport Beach

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch (11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.), Dinner (Sunday-Thursday) 4:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. Friday & Sat 4:30 p.m. – 11 p.m. Happy Hour 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. Mon, Wed-Friday in bar and patio Weekend Brunch 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday & Sunday

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    We offer both self parking adjacent to the restaurant and complimentary valet parking as you arrive.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    We offer live music every Tuesday night from 6:30 to 10:30 pm, Saturday night from 8:00 to 11:00 pm, and Sunday Brunch from Noon to 3:00 pm.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (949) 675-9800

  • Catering

    Full catering services as well as Dockside Catering options! http://www.solcocina.com/

  • Private party facilities

    Our restaurant is great for hosting birthday parties, wedding rehearsals, business luncheons and many other events.

  • Private party contact

    Maricela Daoudi: (562) 346-1515

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