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Sol Cocina

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Mexican
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251 E Pacific Coast Highway, Newport Beach, CA 92660 (PCH and Bayside Dr.)
(949) 675-9800
Today
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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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
Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Entertaining clients

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  • 50
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  • 40
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 1
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fresh Authentic

I really enjoy SOL for the fresh approach to Mexican food. Yes, it's more expensive than the usual fare but the ingredients are fresh and the food is great. Lovely view of the marina and the servers were efficient and friendly. Margaritas were awesome as well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
OntheroadCa
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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103 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I really enjoy SOL for the fresh approach to Mexican food. Yes, it's more expensive than the usual fare but the ingredients are fresh and the food is great. Lovely view of the marina and the servers were efficient and friendly. Margaritas were awesome as well.

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Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
146 reviews 146 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

As a frequent traveller (over 200 nights per year), I have the distinct pleasure of enjoying the business travellers favorite "spoils". Until this evening, one of those was Sol Cocina where I've entertained countless clients and friends enjoying spectacular cuisine. Regretfully I may never come back and strongly ask that you ALL scope out the "privileged" parking as I was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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336 reviews 336 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

Having read the reviews, I had expected more. The food was good don't get me wrong. But it's slightly better than your average place found in the OC/LA area. My global ex-Mexico benchmark restaurant is Mestizo in Central London. Sol Cocina is nothing close in terms of authenticity. Too many Americanized familiar items. Yes, the flavors are not typical (especially... More 

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Grand Cayman
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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Oh my goodness this food is amazing!! I got the poblano, corn, mushroom taco it was insane good!! I don't know what they do but I have to come back to try it again!! I can't make this at home .. And I can cook lol Frozen margaritas may be the best we ever had! Service was ok.. We came... More 

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Irvine, California
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76 reviews 76 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

i had the shrimp burrito and it was excellent, the rice and beans were great! atmosphere is nice, loud music but tasteful. they served me a corona in a glass that was not frosted, thats my only complaint.

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Chico, California
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83 reviews 83 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

My husband and I ate here a few weeks ago while visiting Newport Beach, and we enjoyed everything we ate! The restaurant has a fun atmosphere (we were sitting near the bar area) and great decor. It got a little loud but we could still hear each other talk. We had the calamari, which was very good, and also enjoyed... More 

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Torrington, Connecticut
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29 reviews 29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Three of us ate there two weeks ago, while visiting Orange County. Excellent choice! Fresh food, attentive and friendly service, all with a view. Will definitely return and have already recommended it to friends who will be visiting the area.

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Dundas, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This restaurant was recommended to us by locals as a real Mexican experience. It did not disappoint! The place was packed on a Tuesday evening at 6:30 and we were lucky we had reservations. They were very accommodating for people without reservations and the bar area handles the overflow and those waiting for tables. Happy hour was from 5 -... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Was recommended by folks at Newport Coast Marriott Villa's, what a great place, it had a nice atmosphere and the food was top notch. The wait staff was welcoming and attentive. The food was prepared to our liking and I especially the grilled burrito. Would come again.

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Huntington Beach, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Requested a window seat, got it/used Open Table to reserve...Ordered Farmer's Market Margarita, a fresh fruit beverage. It was served in a tall glass and very good. Dinner was fish tacos/carnitas. Carnitas was served w/corn tortillas, 5 warm tortillas was plenty and the carnitas were very flavorful...our waiter JC was entertaining and always kept checking on what we needed. He... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 251 E Pacific Coast Highway, Newport Beach, CA 92660
    (PCH and Bayside Dr.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: (949) 675-9800

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Entertaining clients
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

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?