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Sol Cocina

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$$ - $$$
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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
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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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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66 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 

Thank dfz-cc
Austin, Texas
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I came here for a girls night out. We had dinner and drinks. I ordered the Diablo taco and mango guacamole to share. Based on the reviews, I wanted to order the guacamole but I didn't find it over the top special. The diablo taco was excellent though. Very spicy and a must. You can't go wrong with the cucumber... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice view over boats, plenty seating and nice outdoor area. Good ingredients and more subtle take on traditional Mexican food. Friendly staff. Not too expensive.

Thank VikiBoyko
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Grab a table by the water if you can, away from the bustle of the servers. It's a very popular restaurant and seems to always be busy. The food is wonderful, authentic Mexican with some twists. Great margaritas!

Thank Sasa323
Vancouver, B.C.
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We dined here on Sat. evening last weekend. The staff were excellent. Our waitress was exceptional. Helpful with advise on the menu, tequila options, etc. We were very impressed with the teamwork displayed by the staff. We have not witnessed this to this level before. While our waitress was discussing their tequila choices with my husband, one of her co-workers... More 

Thank Canuckster
Boulder, Colorado
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Make a reservation cause this place is hopping. Great watermelon Margs made with fresh ingredients. Excellent tacos from shrimp to goat cheese. Service was great. But be prepared to wait. On the water so sit outside on a nice night if there's no special event going on cause can be noisy.

Thank debravicki
Irvine, California
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21 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

We had an average meal here considering the price, we were a party of 3 and none of us were particularly impressed. The cocktail I had was the standout and it was great to get complimentary chips and dip/salsa. Don't think we'll come back.

Thank sandram972016
Coconut Creek, Florida
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

The food was delicious! Great ambiance too. The view on the water is breathtaking. Great cocktail selection.

Thank Nisi_10

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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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?