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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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Vancouver, Canada
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275 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 

1 Thank Bill M
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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 

Thank Mimi_Jho
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144 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

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

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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
Romantic, Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
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?