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SOL Mexican Cocina - Newport Beach, Newport Beach, CA

SOL Mexican Cocina - Newport Beach

4.4
4.4
2962 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 73 times today

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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

    Tiffany Chang: (562) 346-1318

  • 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 2,962 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South Orange County

    Mexican

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  1. p

    perryt

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    waiters are always friendly and on point! Great views and ambiance.
  2. b

    bakuls

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Compare to the cost, the food is average and service is poor.
  3. SC

    SusieC

    Central Coast

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Very good food!
  4. G

    Glena

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    I recommend going to Sol! We were a party of 13 and our server was great! I would give them a 5 on food but my sons crab cakes were not the best. The rest of us had great food. Brunch menu was nice. I will visit again. Celebrated a birthday and it was fun.
  5. YS

    YumSteak

    Chicago

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A great location for views, margaritas and a nice meal!
  6. DC

    DC77

    Salt Lake City

    28 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    Slow service …sub par food
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good overall.
  8. DJ

    DonnaJ

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    Way too loud - could not even talk on patio after moving outside.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The tacos rock here. So many options and good clean food.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    beautiful, food was amazing, service was great!
  11. MS

    MoosenSquirrel

    Orange County

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    JC was a great server, drinks and food exceeded our expectations!
  12. ER

    EmilyR

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter: amazing. Food: amazing. Love this place so much. Will keep coming back!
  13. MA

    MahaA

    Orange County

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We understand that seating indoor or out door is not guaranteed. We didn't have any preference. So, they wanted us to set outdoor far from the restaurant. Looks like a detention room. Old tables and some broken seats. No arrangements on the tables. Not just ours. The outdoor looks miserable. It seems that they did this last minute. Just throw in some tables and chairs and not thinking about their guest's experience. If you want your guests to be seated outdoor, then have a proper place.
  14. V

    Vanessa

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jessica, our sever, was excellent! Attentive, gave delicious recommendations, and was very pleasant. :)
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful
  16. MU

    MariaU

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great drinks and food and wonderful service! Location is also nice - on the water
  17. SS

    StevenS

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is excellent!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely place with amazing food and hospitality. We will definitely visit again
  19. K

    Karina

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Taco Tuesday’s all the way!! Great menu and options, tasty and fun. Great location.
  20. SO

    SylviaO

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Tacos drinks we’re good and service was great Great views
  21. SE

    SueE

    Orange County

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    There was a mix up with our reservation, so the table we were at was a bit crowded, and right at the kitchen, I asked for a table near the window. The service was pretty good, but we did have to ask for water refills multiple times. I will come again because the food was really good.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing!!!! Loved it!!!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Honestly amazing experience with my partner. Everyone was very kind, and attentive
  24. G

    Gagan

    Orange County

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been dining here for several years. This was our by far most pleasant experience. Right from food, drinks and service, everything was perfect. Thank you
  25. KA

    KARENT

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Could be a bit cleaner on outside glass seating area
  26. CD

    ChristieDeRego

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience3
    Came last night for my mom's birthday. We put on Open Table that we were celebrating her birthday and it was her first time there. I asked for a window seat on the reservations but they didn't have any inside so they sat us on the outdoor patio. We sat there for over 20 minutes and no one had even greeted us. I went to the front desk and asked to be seated inside since we weren't being helped and they had a table by the window inside. It was also cooler inside and my mom has Parkinson's and sitting in the heat is hard for her. The hostess said we could sit at the table inside but it hadn't been cleaned. We sat at the dirty table inside for over 20 minutes and again no one acknowledged us and never cleaned the table. I went back up to the hostess and told her. She looked like I was irritating her and said she would send someone to clean the table. We waited about another 5 minutes and finally someone cleaned the table. It took about another 7 minutes for the waiter to come. He finally took our drink order and by the time he delivered our drinks about 15 minutes later almost all the ice was melted! We were at the restaurant almost an hour before we finally got our drinks and then they were melted :( They never celebrated my mom's birthday and I specifically wrote it on the reservations. I'm so disappointed with the service and out of all the restaurants in the area I was hoping she would be celebrated. The food was good but I won't come back because the service was so bad.
  27. D

    Dice

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    This is one of our favorite places for lunch and dinner. This time our server was very rude and unattentive even though the restaurant was not packed . He was not helpful with the menu choices, would not wait for us to complete a request for refills, extra items we wanted to order. I had to ask another waiter to help us since he was rude and talked over me when I tried to explain to him what his shortcomings were. Also, not a big deal but no one wants to see their waiters adultescent chest. There was no reason for him to have his uniform unbuttoned more that necessary. Sol's is a respectable establishment and he did not represent the restaurant well! He is young and he needs more training!
  28. M

    Mama

    Minneapolis

    174 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    174 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    We just moved here and came back because our first experience was really good with Danniti? Last night our appetizer came with the meal, our drinks were a little bit before. Our server didn’t check on us and my daughter didn’t like her margarita so it just sat there. He did take it off the bill but Danneti was the one to bring boxes out and asked our server to remove the drink.
  29. C

    Cathlyn

    Orange County

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    1. Seating outside could be a lot better. Perhaps clean the plastic viewing & table cloth on the tables. 2. Our waitress messed up our order by not putting in our order as soon as we gave it to her. She came back to tell us one of the octopus was not available and when she went to place our second one, someone had already put their order in. Why didn’t she put in our order first?? 3. Gave us dessert to take home to try to compensate us. However, they sent us with ice cream? She was unaware it wasn’t going to melt??
  30. BH

    BevHills

    Los Angeles

    74 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The drinks were not good but food is amazing.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best all around in Newport! Great food, ambiance view of the marina, service, fantastic food and drinks! The service is always above and beyond!
  32. MM

    MelanieM

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place blew me away. It has a beautiful location right on the water. The entire staff were kind and attentive. The good and drinks were delicious and great portion sizes. They had live music that was great ambience. Will most definitely return!
  33. NB

    NikalaB

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    7:30pm dinner. Terrible experience. It was so loud we had to leave before eating. Perhaps it’s a place to party but definitely not a place to enjoy a meal.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    Too noisy. We could not talk at any moment
  36. SL

    StevenL

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Christian and greeter Kendall were the life of the party. They were so pleasant and positive all throughout an otherwise noisy and chaotic atmosphere. Very professional those two. They alone will be the reason we return
  37. MS

    MarkS

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    We’ve had much better experiences at Sol. We were outdoors, essentially in their parking lot in what appeared to be a temporary Covid carryover. We had two waiters greet us at different times and multiple people bring our food and drinks. Serving staff not aligned. Order came out incomplete and never completed. Drinks, chips etc never refreshed even after we repeatedly asked. Bill was wrong. Poor service overall.
  38. J

    Jojo

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    We went on a Saturday night and the reception was quite chaotic. We were seated at a nice table per my request because it was a birthday. The service was really good as was the food. My only criticism is that the interior decor and ambiance was sub par. It was really dated and dark. All of the tables were crammed in to maximize the space so it was really crowded and noisy.
  39. JS

    JuliS

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Thank you so much for reading my table requests and then on top of that welcoming us early for our reservation! It was lovely and just what we envisioned! THANK YOU!
  40. S

    Susan

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    They are not honest in billing. Sometimes they add the items we haven’t order. I gave them two $50 gift card. They lied that there is zero balance. They have cheated few times in the past too. Very disappointed ☹️

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 2962 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 73 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

    Tiffany Chang: (562) 346-1318

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