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Sol Cocina

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251 E Pacific Coast Highway, Newport Beach, CA 92660 (PCH and Bayside Dr.)
+1 949-675-9800
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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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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Atlanta, Georgia
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59 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice place to visit after a day on the water, very relaxed atmosphere. View matches the food, the extras that are brought to the table are a nice touch.

Thank Dennis L
Miami Beach, Florida
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211 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

Couple of night ago we were looking for a place to have dinner and someone recommended this place, normally I don't eat mexican at night, it's like cevichhe, if you go to Peru, all the ceviche places are closed at night. Anyway, we went to Sol and I was impressed with the quality of food and the service, both were... More 

Thank Ramen163
New York City, New York
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016 via mobile

Great Atmosphere bar scean and music. Beef Carne Tocos taste burnt. The Beef Quesadia also tasted burnt. Fish Tacos ok, not great. Drinks are weak , after 3 Margaretas no real buzz.

Thank CarreraPorsche
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210 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

We had planned to go to another restaurant tonight, which was highly rated on TA but it was closed for Halloween. So, we just stumbled across Sol, as we were driving by. We really enjoyed it. Our server was amazing; knowledgeable, accommodating, warm and friendly. My wife had the Chile Relleno, which he recommended and she loved it. I had... More 

Thank Steve A
Vancouver, Canada
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272 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

Though they didn't respond to my earlier reviews, it appears it may have taken it to heart as quite notably, the service was better, the food was way better, the staff was genuinely high-spirited and overall the experience was much much better than my last! On this note, I will go back and recommend…

Thank Paul B
San Francisco, California
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Different than typical mexican food, Sol Cocina offers a big variety of well priced dinner options -from soups to a la carte innovative tacos, to whole grilled fish to full meals. The blackberry ginger margarita was delish! Free valet parking makes for an easy entrance. Definitely worth a return trip!

Thank vinotour
Newport Beach, California
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

Inventive Baja-style flavor combinations in an an attractive harborside setting. Lots of energy, and lots of fun. The taco options are terrific. My wife and I have tried most of these during our many visits to Sol, and have never been disappointed. The vampiro is great, but so also is the veggie taco, which is surprisingly flavorful. I love ceviche,... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

We took our Mom to dinner for her birthday. The location was great for us as it was close to the airport, but still offered a gorgeous ocean view. The food was excellent as were the margarita choices and flavors. My Mother commented that hers just dissappeared! We had tasty shrimp cocktails as appetizers and a carnitas entree that was... More 

Thank M9396UHchristinep
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Short and sweet. Visit number one, amazing food and amazing drinks. Must try... the guacamole with tequila! And the grilled corn. Our server seemed more interested in socializing with his friends at the restaurant. We wanted to give the restaurant a second try and see if it was a fluke. Turns out it was! We had an amazing server, Natalie,... More 

Thank Tony H
southwest usa
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73 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

We are from New Mexico so into different versions of Mexican food.. they do a great job of making the Baja and Vera Cruz style food combinations and net my wife's many food allergy challenges with ease and without batting an eye.. Good job, good food Skinned burrito smoked chicken was tasty.. spicy slaw just ok.. beans and rice with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic
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: +1 949-675-9800

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