The Best of Baja in the heart of Newport, SOL Cocina offers an upscale, yet inviting dining experience on the water in Newport Harbor. Executive Chef Deborah Schneider, a 2009 James Beard Foundation Book Award Nominee, has created a menu of contemporary and gourmet interpretations of Baja street cuisine, inlcuding antojitos, street tacos, cocktels de mariscos and main dishes made with fresh seafood, wood grilled meats, local produce and salsas that are all made fresh daily.
Dining Style: Casual Dining
Cuisine: Mexican, Tapas / Small Plates
Neighborhood: Newport Beach
Cross Street: PCH and Bayside Dr.
Menu: View menu on restaurant's website
Price: $30 and under
Phone: (949) 675-9800
Hours of Operation: Lunch (11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.), Dinner (Sun-Wed 4:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Thurs-Sat 4:30 p.m. – 11 p.m.), Happy Hour (4 p.m. – 7 p.m. daily in the bar and patio), Late-Night Dining (11 p.m. – 1 a.m. Thurs-Sat), and Weekend Brunch (10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday & Sunday).
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Executive Chef: Deborah Schneider
Dress Code: Smart Casual
Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Parking Details: We offer both self parking adjacent to the restaurant and complimentary valet parking as you arrive.
Catering: Full catering services as well as Dockside Catering options! http://www.solcocina.com/
Private Party Facilities: We have a private downstairs dining room lit with a beautiful candle wall secluded from the noise of the public dining room. Music is on it"s own volume control and we can host events from 30-50 guests depending on the style of menu selected. A private bar is also available upon request for this room. We also have a patio looking out onto the Balboa marina that can accommodate 24-40 guests depending on the style of menu selected.
Private Party Contact: Nicole Calixtro (714) 653-4893
Entertainment: Currently, we do not offer live music. We will update with any changes to that as we are entertaining a few ideas to bring live music in in the near future.