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About The Soca Kitchen

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 with one of Gustavo Belisario's unique natural cocktails and enjoy many fresh and different tapas [including tons of vegetarian options] with your friends & family

93 Holland Avenue
Ottawa, ON K1Y 0Y1
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Spanish, Mexican

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday- Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Dinner: Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Dinner: Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Lunch: Thursday - Friday: 11:30am - 01:30pm
Brunch: Sunday: 10:30am - 01:00pm

Cross Street:
Wellington

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(613) 695-9190

Website:
http://www.thesocakitchen.com/

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

Executive Chef:
Daniela Manrique

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Don't let others tell you what to eat and for how much on your last days of the year!
Join us on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day where you can pick and choose from our delicious selection of tapas.
For all seafood loves, we have a the perfect gift for you! OYSTERS & bottles of BUBBLES 50% OFF!

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

Don't let others tell you what to eat and for how much on your last days of the year!
Join us on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day where you can pick and choose from our delicious selection of tapas.
For all seafood loves, we have a the perfect gift for you! OYSTERS & bottles of BUBBLES 50% OFF!

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Don't let others tell you what to eat and for how much on your last day of the year!
Join us on a very limited NYE early seating where you can pick from our delicious selection of tapas.
For all seafood loves, we have a the perfect Christmas gift for you! OYSTERS & bottles of BUBBLES 50% OFF

The Soca Kitchen Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

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Creative Cuisine (12)
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Quiet Conversation (11)
Authentic (9)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Fun (7)
Cozy (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Casual (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Business Meals (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Healthy (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Seasonal (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 4 days ago

Great spot all around. Staff were a great help and very attentive. Started with a cheese and meat board that kicked off the evening just right! It was excellent from there on in!

Tags: Business Meals, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Ottawa)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Fantastic - quality has not gone down one bit since they opened. Have the grilled calamar - they're absolutely amazing! Can't go wrong with seafood in general at The Soca.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Authentic, Cozy
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 (Ottawa)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We visited Soca last Friday at 7:30 PM. We had the octopus, beets salad, tacos, tomato-garlic bread, and churros. We ordered a pisco sour and a cocktail with pineapple. The food and the drinks were good, however, there were a few mistakes.

First, the menu at the restaurant is different from the one online. So when we got to the restaurant we ordered the octopus and to our surprise something completely different came out. In addition to that, the drinks did not arrive until after the first course. Then, the kitchen forgot to add garlic to our tomato-garlic bread, and the server forgot to apologize for their mistake.

Overall, it seemed as if the type of food they served was not a match to the Latin-Spanish theme. Some dishes were much so, but others really left us wondering...

Additionally, it felt like they were understaffed, with only one woman working upstairs and one man coming up occasionally to bring in guests as they arrive.

Another uncomfortable factor was the heat level, which was inconsistent throughout our dinner. The heat was either too hot or way too cold and there was a draft coming through the corner table; forcing us to use napkins to cover our legs.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We went to Soca Kitchen with friends. There were four of us and we ordered tapas style so we were able to try several dishes and everything was delicious. The wine list is not extensive but the Tempranillo we had was delicious and paired nicely with the dishes that we had. All of the dishes were excellent. Loved the ceviche, and the striploin for the table was very tasty as was the charcuterie plate with Iberico ham and manchego.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Good meal. Had most items on the menu, all were decent. Nothing outstanding though

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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Great food! Very creative kitchen that never rests on past successes but is always moving forward and is consistently outstanding. The wine list is small and good. The service is attentive, but not too attentive, just attentive enough. The seafood is terrific and the octopus is terrificer!

Tags: Good for a Date, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options
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 (Ottawa)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Fenomenal food and fun atmosphere! Well done once again

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 (Ottawa)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Love this place! Food was amazing, my husband and I really enjoyed our evening. Our waitress was very welcoming and attentive, the menu was exciting and different, flavours did not disappoint plus Spanish wine.. perfect evening out!

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 (Ottawa)·Dined on November 29, 2017

What a great spot in Hintonburg; we loved the kind welcome, explanation of menu items and the carefully selected wine list. This place is only for people who truly appreciate good food and service! Plus the have parking; always great in wintertime.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Server underestimated size of plates, and we could have easily ordered less food in the end. The food was delicious, but I might recommend guests order a few plats to start, and then add more as needed. Upstairs seating was empty when we arrived, and heating came on as hot bursts. Service was great overall.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Romantic
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 (Ottawa)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Tapas fusion restaurant with great service and ambiance. The lunch menu had good options and the food came quickly . We will definitely go there again!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Food is very overpriced, it tastes good but still very overpriced and very small plates. Like they claim it's to share the plates and try a variety of them. But with my partner we maybe got 2 spoon fulls. Very dissapointed.

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 (London)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Wonderful food and experience. Could use more wine by the glass.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

We enjoyed our meal at Soca immensely! We were a group of 6, the service was great, fast and the food was delicious as always! Soca is wonderful for special occasions as the dishes are priced moderate-high. Cocktails are fantastic, my favourite is the pisco sour! We had a blast and will most certainly return.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Disappointing that they changed the menu from the previous time and didn’t find the new selection of food as tasty this time. If the menu changes again , then I would return .

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Ottawa)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Lovely selection of cheese and charcuterie. The wine, although really good, was quite expensive.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food was good but the prices were too high - a small ceviche was $21 and could barley be shared between two people as a tapas. You’ll end up spending $40 - $50 minimum in food alone to get full (and I don’t eat that much).

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I celebrated my birthday with my family and friends, we were a group of 10. As always, the whole experience was fantastic! The food was incredible, original and very thought through. They have new stuff in their menu, and I personally LOVED the short rib. It was flambé in sambuca, and the mole was just out of this world! My friends all loved the good old tacos, of course!
The service was amazing, both waiters were always attentive and careful to meet all of our requirements...

I’m now in line for a Tomahawk, and I CAN’T WAIT!!!

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 (Ottawa)·Dined on November 1, 2017

I always come to this place and it never disappoints. Food is top notch, and you pay for what you get for. If you don’t know about good food then this not the place for you. The staff is incredibly friendly and you can tell that they put a lot of work into every aspect of the service. Thank you for another amazing night Soca! Keep up the good work.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Poor service ,waiter ( owner ) didn't even replace the dirty silver for the Second meal .Food very pricey for the quality . No I'm not going back. How did they get good reviews ??

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 (Ottawa)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Amazing new menu.. everything was soo delicious and fresh! Cant wait to come back!

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

I really don’t know how I haven’t been to this place before! The food and cocktails are ridiculously good! My favourite is the whole fried fish.. coming with my camera next time! You all must try!

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Excellent food but a little over priced considering the portions.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Tapas, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Great tapas. Small portion sizes for the price. Great atmosphere for an occasion or date night.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Very interesting as it fills a needed
Latin/Spain connection in our area - creative menues!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

The food was authentic and really good. Enjoyed the tapas. Service was attentive, but not "in-your-face", which was nice. Good environment, wasn't too loud, even with a number of groups in the restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Good for a Date
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 26, 2017

I have no idea where to begin. Ambiance is huge for me and Soca rivals most restaurants in Ottawa. You can hear the music and hear your table mates; wonderful! Food was so varied and more gluten-free options than most places we've been. Loved our host, Gustavo with Spanish accent and loads of charm. 5 star summer memory and definitely returning. Hasta la Vista!

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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Amazing food and service
We were treated really well, reasonable wait time and everything that came to our table was so delicious. Will go again and definitely recommend!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Tapas
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

Absolutely amazing! Great service, great food, and overall great time. Highly recommend.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Tapas, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Excellent menu of small plates; everything we tried was good! Very attentive service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Atlantic Canada)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Our second time dining at Soca and it was a fantastic experience. Ceviche, risotto, and tacos were all outstanding. Will definitely be back.

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 (México)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Delicious food at Soca
We tried the octopus, duo tacos, ceviche and beetroot salad. Every bite had distinct and complimentary flavours.
Cocktails were refreshing, strong and flavourful.

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·Dined on August 10, 2017

The presentation of the tapas was well done. There is a good variety of choices. The service was very friendly and quick. We did not feel rushed and could take our time after we finished eating.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tapas
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·Dined on August 10, 2017

The restaurant is beautiful and the service was exceptional; however, the main courses for lunch were very overpriced. The sourdough bread and sangrias were awesome!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

Have been here 3 times and each time has been excellent. 100% rating to date.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on August 4, 2017

Nice atmosphere, great service, wonderful host, tasty and tantalizing food... well worth the visit!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Tapas, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on August 3, 2017

Very impressed with the food. Flavours were great and innovative small plates. Quality was excellent and quantity was just right.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Tapas, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Spectacular food and service.
Is a must stop in Ottawa.
I recommend 100%

Tags: Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Great for Brunch, Fun, Bar Seating
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·Dined on July 21, 2017

The Soca was a great place to celebrate our anniversary. For 31 years we were looking for an interesting, but not to flashy experience. The Socca exceeded our expectations. The green sauce on the braised pork tapas was outstanding!

Tags: Fun, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Very tasty tapas. A bit light on vegetables/salad. Very good seafood. Excellent cocktails.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Casual, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite
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