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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 394 Restaurants in Newport Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $30
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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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English first
Irvine, CA
Top Contributor
334 reviews 334 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW 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
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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123 reviews 123 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Las Vegas, Nevada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Excellent service. Staff is knowledgeable about the menu. A slight glitch in the kitchen was more than made up for by the manager. If you can, make a reservation - they get very busy but the bar area is open seating and full menu.

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Naples, Italy
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I loved the fresh Naked Guacamole and the ceviche we had to start. My quesadilla entree was great too. Fun atmosphere right on the water and friendly waiter.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I ate here with a large group and while my dinner of battered fish tacos weren't amazing, I think the place had potential. Others in the group got Kobe steak, and Carne Tacos and had better experiences. Salsa and Guacamole were good, waiter was awesome, service was great, and atmosphere was perfect.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This place had amazing, fresh, Mexican food. Absolutely delicious! The carnitas were scrumptious, and everything was homemade. Excellent service, and an unpretentious atmosphere. Amazing!!! Great, fresh good gets my vote every time:) I wish I could eat there everyday!

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La Habra, California
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164 reviews 164 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

My parents arranged to have my brother's graduation party at Sol Cocina. The restaurant was not ready for us and the organizer of the event did a horrible job setting the expectation with the staff for the day. Via email they had agreed to give access to the area 30 minutes before the guests arrived to start decorating. Unfortunately, there... More

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