The Soca Kitchen

4.5
1012 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

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

Featured specials

Select a special by choosing a date, time and party size

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 31, 2021

Join us on NYE AND New Years DAY! We will be offering our regular menu which can be found online at www.thesocakitchen.com. This holiday season you can choose what to eat and how much to spend, no need for a set menu, our menu is already special!

What 1012 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The restaurant was not crowded. The food was delicious, love the Spanish menu and particularly loved the pan gorilla. The only small complaint I could make is that the items came out a little too fast. We ended up leaving the salad to the end so that we could eat the hot food first.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quite a nice local spot with innovative menu. Food was delicious and server was attentive and super friendly! Definitely worth a visit.

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ValerieC
Ottawa
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was amazing!! Oysters and tacos were delicious!!

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NerdyGal
Ottawa
24 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food.

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NancyS
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful celebration dinner ! Food was delicious.

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DanP
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Tasty food, we were a group of 6 and we ordered 10 plates to share. We enjoyed every bite. Cozy environment, they were running short on the wines we wanted which should never happen. Strongly recommend for foodies who enjoy tasting good healthy Spanish food.

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Nick
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food with excellent recommendations from the knowledgeable and friendly staff.

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Paul
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for the first time after numerous positive reviews by friends and coworkers. Didn’t disappoint! Everything we got was awesome. Great job to the Soca Kitchen team :)

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texaus
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and great staff make Soca a repeated go to for us and our friends.

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Eihat
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Overall it was good but we’re disappointed to be told that the restaurant closes at 11pm.We had to end a pleasant evening short.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was only ok unfortunately. We would not go back.

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CathyF
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Food was delicious. Service was a bit slow and at times felt like we were forgotten. Patio is awesome and feel safe Covid protocols great.

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luisf
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience5

Anniversary

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Michelle
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great experience! The food was really good and the service was excellent as well, very friendly staff! Had the best mojito I’ve ever had there Would definitely recommend and will definitely be back!

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KatieG
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We had a really great evening with delicious food and kind service. I only rated 'good' for service as it was kind when there, but it was quite slow and lacked attention. I imagine they were very busy or understaffed.

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Sdee
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tacos and the tostadas are great! The pina colada too!

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vipGregM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Have the tacos and the tres leches mousse.

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IhsanE
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The place is amazing, the food presentation is outstanding, I’d suggest to add more options to the items and the taste of the food is delicious!!

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food is absolutely amazing and unique! you can taste the art and effort that was poured into the food. one of the best Ottawa dining experiences!

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JandG
Montreal
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First dine out in 2 years

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Prince
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

A nice neighborhood restaurant. Great spot for a date. Spanish tapas and small plates. Several vegetarian options which was nice and plenty of great land and sea options. Good ambiance and good service. Overall a nice experience and will recommend it for sure

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PeteL
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

One of the rare occasions where everything we ate was excellent.

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IanB
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice patio with screens to shield you from the busy street. Food was delicious. We had a really good evening.

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RobertN
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an excellent experience! Super friendly and inviting wait staff - thank you :)

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AnaC
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and amazing food. Always reliable. Fresh and wonderful flavors.

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DottiM
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious and they make the perfect summer cocktails!

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CHRIS
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the best restaurants in Ottawa. The Food and service are top notch!

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IvetteA
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was great, it was not very busy at the time we arrived. Our server was very polite, friendly and attentive. The only complaint I have is that it was extremely hot in the restaurant and it was not pleasant, the ac could not be regulated as its an older building. I noticed the upstairs was much cooler, perhaps provide that option for customers instead of leaving them in the dry heat downstairs when they request an indoor table.

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4food2service2ambience4

The oyster isn’t fresh enough. Overpriced too
The server was really trying to rush us since the beginning

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SSKK
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Everything was clearly prepared, food and drinks. Could not order your own cocktail.

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Kanatians
Ottawa
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food was exceptional... as always. Very few establishments are this reliable whether in house or take home. Well worth anyone's support.
Unfortunately, it seemed like new wait staff. Not easily adept at managing the hurrying of tables (to meet the restaurant imposed 1.5 hour dining window). She needed training on how to approach a table and interrupt conversation to get her requirements met. The kitchen... the noise of the throwing of dishes carried into the restaurant all eveninglong. Terribly distracting. When we raised it... the explanation was that they had a full house and were busy.
I would return... in hopes the service returns to an adequate level and the kitchen so calms as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Not like it was before ! I wont return

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Leve7430
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food, friendly service.

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Bobbybro
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Wonderful evening almost perfect except think your washrooms could use some care especially in these times. Also ordered a delicious cocktail took a few sips noticed glass was cracked. Got a new glass but the same cocktail poured into. Should have got a fresh one. Food was amazing and I will be back

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RebeccaB
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

I had a wonderful first experience at the soca kitchen. I would definitely be going again.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

When we arrived we were instantly sat down. The server was courteous. The food was delicious and very well plated. Though the 3 leches cake doesn’t sound great in the menu, this was by far the best dessert I’ve had in awhile with 3 types of milk, fresh coconut, I will go back just for that.

The only two concerns were the following:
-we chose indoor dining due to the heat wave, and the AC was turned off 30 minutes into our dining experience. This was not pleasant.
-our server came many times up until appetizers were served, then it took some time for her to come back. We left a little later than expected.

Overall a good experience. I will try them again.

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NicholasR
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and wine list were phenomenal; service was great. My one recommendation is better AC, it was quite warm!

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Lorrra
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was interesting and delicious. Our server was fun, knowledgeable and helpful --and he didn't mind us practicing our Spanish. The lovely patio has street noise but there are nice plastic barriers between the tables.

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ChristineA
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great evening at Soca as usual. The food is always amazing

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MelW
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing and unique food, great service, and delicious cocktails! Loved it!

FAQs

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

The Soca Kitchen is rated 4.5 stars by 1012 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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