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Sol Cocina

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251 E Pacific Coast Highway, Newport Beach, CA 92660 (PCH and Bayside Dr.)
(949) 675-9800
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All 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
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Thousand Oaks, California, United States
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62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Busy place. Requested outside seating near harbor. My selection was good the tostada with pouched eggs and chicken. However, the outdoor area was hot and no fan or misters. A couple of the ladies wanted French toast but they were out so the guests were disappointed. Good drinks but my sister said she would probably not go back. The desert... More 

Thank Debbie H
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21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My best friend and I met for dinner at SOL Cocina and could not have been more mesmerized by the food. We shared the sweet corn as an appetizer, roasted and served buttered, with chipotle salsa, cotixa cheese, ground ancho chile and lime. This has forever made my top 10 appetizers list. I also ordered the sweet potato tacos and... More 

1 Thank Ashley D
Irvine, CA
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289 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on a weekday afternoon and it wasn't crowded. The service was attentive and friendly. I thought the food was very good. It's right on the harbor with nice water views. It's on PCH but the entrance is on the other side so use your GPS or map if it's your first time.

Thank etan92612
San Diego, California, United States
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

SOL Mexican Cocina in Newport Beach for dinner. There website describes it like this: “Located on Balboa Marina, SOL is not your ordinary Mexican restaurant. They specialize in traditional Baja cuisine with a fresh, modern interpretation, served in a comfortably casual setting with spectacular views. Our menu reflects the way we like to eat in Baja—simple, fresh food that’s full... More 

Thank Scott A
Forest Grove, Oregon
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124 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our daughter took us here when we went to visit her. She had recently tried this restaurant after driving by it several times. Nice decor, good food, good service. We arrived around 6pm on a Thursday night and it filled up quickly after. We ordered the grilled sweet corn, carnitas tacos, shrimp tacos and the TJ grilled shrimp Caesar. It... More 

Thank JeenaC
Vancouver, Canada
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262 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Let me start out by saying that the service was at best OK. It wasn't that busy and certainly wasn't that friendly… As for the food, do not order the chicken skewer tacos as they are dry as a bone and flavorless. No amount of salsa or guacamole or other fillers could save these dried up pieces of what are... More 

Thank Paul B
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Let's just say for starters. The food here is incredible.. The service is fantastic and the chef has published around 4-5 cook books which are on sale too! Highly recommend.

Thank Matilda F
Chicago, Illinois
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

Do yourself a favor and have the watermelon margarita! Amazing. I attended a business dinner and the service and food were top notch.

Thank Alicia D
Lowell, Arkansas
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75 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Stopped in here for Father's Day brunch after a whale watching tour. Great food, great prices, great location near the water. It was LOUD in there, but a couple of delicious strawberry basil martinis dulled the roar a little.

Thank samanthars
Costa Mesa, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

Love this place. A must for Taco Tuesday. Happy Hour is great. Staff is wonderful. Food and drinks are delish. Fresh fresh fresh.

Thank kathleenshandalove

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Mexican, Latin
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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

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