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251 E Pacific Coast Highway, Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 675-9800
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Ranked #15 of 399 Restaurants in Newport Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: PCH and Bayside Dr.
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Sometimes, you want a really really good skirt steak. The one here was so tender, and flavorful. Loved everything else, and the service was top notch. The server we had was hilarious, professional, and made it a nice time. I was there with a big group for business. Would love to go back if I'm in the area!

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Sydney, Australia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

for a bit of ambiance, good food and nice scenery, I would recommend that place. The waitress took time to run us through the best suggestion of the menu and we didn't regret our choice. The prices weren't too bad even if a bit upscale. Lots of work 5 to 7 related groups which gives a casual corporate feel. Great... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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99 reviews 99 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Coming from El Paso TX, I decided to try out this Baja flavor theme restaurant. It was very good, lots of taco and flavor variations. Delicious duck tacos!

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Fresno, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We were on our way to our usual, Avila's in HB at the end of main..a favorite..but, since we were staying in Newport, decided to give something closer a try; especially after seeing the rankings were high for this place. Sits right off the PCH; easy to find. Free valet parking is available. We were immediately sat, tho, asked if... More 

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Osage Beach, Missouri
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We stopped in for a late dinner after a long day. The lobster tacos were very good, and the rest of the group enjoyed the chicken taco and steak. Will definitely visit again!

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Was very highly recommended. Got sat quickly, and staff and service was good. Was on a fish taco quest, and were we told to try Sol Cocina. I would not say they are the best in the area by any means. The other things we got were pretty good. I probably would try other options next time we visit.

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Costa Mesa, California
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231 reviews 231 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
234 helpful votes 234 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We had an excellent lunch at the SOL Cocina recently. Everything tasted fresh and different. Originally we had planned on ordering the Guacamole Sol as a starter, but...after seeing three different salsas and a nice basket of what must have been "homemade" corn tortillas we changed our mind. The whole tortillas were not deep-fried...may be baked, and therefore not greasy... More 

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Atlanta
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

This is not your typical Mexican restaurant. This is a beautifully decorated facility with an excellent menu and a very special presentation of the food served. A friendly host/ hostess staff greeting you as you enter is just the beginning of dealing with an efficient and friendly wait staff. Highly recommended if your liking is an upscale Mexican meal.

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Elk Grove, California, Usa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Read the reviews, gave Sol Cocina a try, and we were not disappointed. Don't let the portion size comments fool you. You'll get plenty unless you're a binge eater. The food was fresh, spicy enough to enjoy with the the option to make it your own, and well presented. I will definitely return to Sol Cocina.

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DuBois, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews 30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I ate at the bar, which was hopping for happy hour. Good beer selection, the bartender was fantastic. I had 3 tacos, all of which were very good. On the pricey side for Mexican though.

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Additional Information about Sol Cocina

Address: 251 E Pacific Coast Highway, Newport Beach, CA 92660
Phone Number: (949) 675-9800
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Mexican

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