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Sol Cocina

251 E Pacific Coast Highway, Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 675-9800
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Ranked #10 of 395 Restaurants in Newport Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
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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Flagstaff, Arizona
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

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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226 reviews 226 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
229 helpful votes 229 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Irvine, CA
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369 reviews 369 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We've eaten at Sol several times and I leave with a sense of ambivalence. They try hard, but make some consistent mistakes. On our most recent visit, it was evident that they are moving toward a focus on street tacos. This is fine, but having had street tacos on the streets of Mexico, these tend to have too many ingredients.... More

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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Not only was the food some of the best Mexican we've had in a long time, but we felt like VIP! The food was equally matched by such an amazing and friendly server. The tacos were reasonably priced and each time a dish arrived at our table, it was devoured. We're thinking of going back again on this trip. Make... More

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Villa Park, California
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127 reviews 127 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Whether you choose to go for Taco Tuesday or an ordinary evening, Sol Cocina is a very happening place! We again went to celebrate a girlfriend's birthday. Some of the girls hadn't been there before and absolutely loved it! We knew they wood! My daughter and her cousins and friends go to Taco Tuesday regularly…a lot of fun!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The food is amazing. The staff is super friendly. This place gets pretty crowded, so I would suggest a reservation, however the bar is open seating with full service. The tequila selection is mindblowing. If you're in Newport this is one place you should never miss. They even have the trendy new quinoa all over the menu.

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We had such a fun and delicious meal - a fun crowd and server, nice live guitarist - Tuesday tacos very reasonably priced and all of the other food we devoured - excellent! We want to rent one of the cool looking electric boats and come to their dock next time - and next time is going to be soon!

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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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