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The Soca Kitchen

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795 Reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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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
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 795 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.3
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4.3
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4.1
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LauraB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was delicious and meticulously prepared. Fried calamari was underwhelming and very salty. Cocktails were unique and dining ambience was solid for a covid experience. Would definitely return for the food. The service lacked maturity compared to the sophistication of the meal. Server and hostess were friendly, but post bite check ins were lagging, my husband never did get his napkin until he was done his meal and the wine presentation needs some work. We did see a young man pawing two glasses of wine rather than bring them out on a proper tray. Don't get me wrong we will be back, the service needs a little polish is all. Covid policies were strongly in place and respected.

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TeresaP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food, interesting menu, and nice location. Only small issue was it was hard to find the waiter towards the end if the meal to order dessert and to pay, but otherwise excellent.

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MichaelaS
Ottawa
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Disappointed, went for the 5$ margaritas, were told after two drinks that they would be full price because we didn't specify we wanted the deal. I have visited before and never had to specify for the deal to be applied.

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KaylaB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a wonderful brunch! Food is always delicious! Service is great!

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RobynM
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner on a Sunday evening. Everything was delicious and service was amazing!

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ChristineJ
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

The food and drinks are absolutely amazing! Everything is very fresh and beyond tasty. Would go back anytime

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KWKW
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The food was outstanding. We highly recommend the octopus and the shrimp dishes! The plates are smaller so the server recommended two each - which was perfect for us. We do want to go back for the charcuterie board and brunch! We opted for patio seating and was pleasantly surprised when we were seated close to the patio heater on a chilly September evening. The street has a lot of buses but they do become background noise once you realize the music is energetic and fits the restaurant theme. Our server was lovely. We had a few moments where we had to wait before she came back for order, but we have a lot of patience for servers during COVID.

Overall it was a great night and we will recommend Soca to all of our friends!

JB
JulieB
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were great! Good ambiance music :)

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BrittanyF
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was definitely delicious, although a bit overpriced when you consider that we got tacos and there are so many places close by with tacos for half the price. Although, again, it definitely was delicious!

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SairaD
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

It was a nice time with good food. Service was pleasant. However, there was a noisy child in the dining room who was moving around and banging on the window where we were sitting outside so that was disruptive.

Heat lamps outside are recommended and some nice lighting to improve the patio setting.

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ShelleyL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best tapas in Ottawa! I will definitely come back again......and again!

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LucasL
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, good food and the ambiance was great!
We came when they original opened and it was just ok but since then they have made some good improvements. Will come back.

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RogerP
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we go we get great food,
and great service.

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LiraB
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time at Soca and what a wonderful surprise! The food was delicious and the staff were very friendly. Looking forward to going back for another date night.

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice place, nice food

OT
OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
8 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great tasting plates for sharing, portions on the small side, great presentation, service very good

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MichaelaS
Ottawa
7 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, awesome tacos and margaritas!! Must try

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
8 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food amazing dining experience!

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CHRIS
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service! The patio is a bit noisy due to the buses going by, but not a big deal.

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RayM
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Food has weird combinations and the menu didn’t explained the food completely. Service was amazing tho

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IgorG
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Service ruined our experience. Food was great, the service was terrible. Waitresses were very unresponsive, never refilled our water, never came by to check in on us. The tables outside around us were never cleaned from the time we sat down till we left...SERIOUSLY the leftover coffees and drinks attracted a swarm of bees that made our dining experience bad. We even complained asking the waitress to clean the table around us because we were being swarmed by bees. Our food took over an hour to come even thought the Soca had very few customers. Our desert dish was brought at the same time as our main meals. So we had to eat quickly so our dessert does not get cold. The waitresses acted like they didn't want to be there, they were not people oriented and were just plain awful. I told my wife that they are lucky the manager is not there to see.

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PamelaB
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Awesome food and your servers were very busy trying to keep up. Maybe add another server if possible on the weekends the two working were amazing but actually running :) to keep up.

Food was awesome as always!

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KostaK
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Overall good place to have a nice meal. Food was excellent and nicely platted. Fresh and clean ingredients! Nice dining room with friendly staff. A little slow in the service department but could be the product of the pandemic! Try it out it’s worth the price and makes for a nice evening out!!

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Kathy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

It was a lovely evening with good food - the only downside were the little sand flies that were everywhere. Hopefully they will soon be gone!

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StonebridgeFoodie
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, it was delicious. Tried the shrimp tostado and it was very good. My dinner companion had the beet salad and also commented how tasty it was.

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NancyF
Montreal
7 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent brunch, would love to be able to order patata bravas for the brunch

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AmyP
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food very representative of Latin culture. Intimate dining while still respectful of social distancing. Highly recommend.

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Tina
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Got suggested this place by a friend and decided to try it. I was super unimpressed with the quality of food. When the food got delivered, the waitress almost dropped the food and all the toppings came off my taco. She did not replace the food. So I was eating food that go presses into her top. Disgusting. The food itself wasn’t good. I paid 100$ for food that was horrible. Not a good experience at all. Will not be returning or promoting. I sent back food because it didn’t taste good. The waitress said I had to pay for the food I tried because there was a bite taken out. Wow.

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SarahC
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great food I just wish there was a little bit more of it.

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ChristinaDT
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always! With COVID, they've done a great job providing enough distance between the tables...it was an enjoyable (and safe) experience on the patio.

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SarahP
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Having the waitress tell you that you need to order, eat, pay and leave within two hours really ruins the mood from the start. Was told that the patio was fully booked for the remainder of the night and so we needed to stick to the two hour time frame. The patio was not full (within COVID standards) and none of the tables were being set after people left. So a lie. Ruined the experience.

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KateH
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Dined inside with a very noisy family beside us. Could hardly hear the staff. Children running around all the time, inside and out.

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Foodie
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The outdoor set up was very well done! Good space, very comfortable, and no wobbly chairs or tables. The food was an excellent value, especially for its quality and presentation.

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Liam
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

It's a great idea, great concept and all. They are working with a limited menu at the moment, but it just wasn't that good. I wouldn't call it bad at all. Just hard to recommend.

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MackenzieW
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The food was very salty, and my cauliflower taco was underwhelming. The pisco sour was good.

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Deer
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Really good meal at soca kitchen.
Excellent charcuterie plate.
Enjoyed cevechi and octopus.
The tacos were great also and over stuffed

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CaseyM
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great $5 taco special! Yummy like Margs! Can't wait to go back!

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RachelT
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I go there to enjoy their cucumber margaritas and tacos. Servers are nice and friendly. Been there several times and always got our orders right. Their pork tacos are the best!!!

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PamelaB
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent brunch and the service was wonderful! We can’t wait to come back thanks!

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NancyF
Montreal
7 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful brunch menu!

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The Soca Kitchen does offer 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 4.4 stars by 795 OpenTable diners.

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