Sol Cocina

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Just recently, Sol Cocina in Newport Beach celebrated their one year anniversary with a week-long celebration that ended with a bash for a few hundred of their avid friends. Sol Cocina occupies a beautiful space designed to echo the expansiveness of the sea, sky, and desert of the Baja peninsula and successfully combines old world charm with urban comfort. The party began in the downstairs private dining room but, considering this area can be reserved for private events of 35 to 50 guests, we soon overflowed into the main dining area where guests enjoy a fabulous view of the Balboa marina while sipping Partida margaritas (or your choice of the 60 artisan tequilas offered).

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Of course, there was Chef Deborah Schneider’s house special Guacamole Sol, passed mini carne asada tostadas, panuchos (empanadas), and other delicious Baja antojitos. And no party is complete without cupcakes!

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Sol Cocina has a menu full of fresh, seasonal ingredients and  showcases dishes that are true to Baja style like Carne Asada Street Tacos and Cocktel de Mariscos as well as chef’s own Baja-inspired dishes. Besides ultimate harbor vistas from every table, the restaurant features an open kitchen with counter seating and a vibrant bar with cozy fireside seating. They have a fantastic happy hour from 3:00 – 6:00, 7 days a week, with $5.00 Sol house margaritas, well drinks and beer, and special pricing on antojitos. If you haven’t experienced Sol – you better,  Andale!

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12 Responses to “Sol Cocina”

  1. Monet July 23 at 9:48 am #

    What a wonderful restaurant. The setting alone won me over and then the pictures of all that lovely food. I don’t know if I’ve seen a prettier bowl of guacamole.
    .-= Monet´s last blog ..Raspberry Scones =-.

  2. FOODESSA July 23 at 2:14 pm #

    It’s too bad this restaurant didn’t exist when I had visited Newport so many years ago. What a find it would have been…just my kind of place.
    Very nice photos showcasing a wonderful eatery. Thanks

    Patricia, have a great weekend.
    Ciao for now,
    .-= FOODESSA´s last blog ..ROMESCO SAUCE goes ITALIAN my way =-.

  3. Shari July 23 at 6:00 pm #

    Love the views in Newport. Is that where that Italian restaurant was? Mama’s, was that what it was called?
    .-= Shari´s last blog ..Ethans Representing CA at the Cadet Freestyle National Championships! =-.

    • Priscilla July 25 at 11:31 am #

      Shari – yes, it was formerly Mama Gina’s.

  4. Cristina July 24 at 6:28 am #

    What a view from this beautiful restaurant. I’d like to make a special trip out that way just to try it!
    .-= Cristina´s last blog ..Four-Cheeses Tortellini with Tomatoes- Kalamatas and Basil =-.

    • Priscilla July 25 at 11:29 am #

      Christina – If you do, let me know – I’ll meet your for a margarita!

  5. marla {family fresh cooking} July 26 at 6:23 am #

    Sounds like a wonderful evening at Sol! I too enjoy it there. The food is fresh, tasty & the atmosphere is beautiful! xo

  6. Magic of Spice July 26 at 8:54 pm #

    I have not been yet…Looks great, will have to plan to go soon:)
    .-= Magic of Spice´s last blog ..Whats on the Side – Prosecco Cocktails the Hard Way =-.

  7. Judy July 26 at 9:34 pm #

    Thanks for posting this! My husband and I don’t get out much these days b/c of our little one but we try to have regular date night/brunches and this would be a perfect place to try. 😉
    .-= Judy´s last blog ..Nasu Miso Miso Glazed Eggplant &amp an Award =-.

    • Priscilla July 27 at 8:39 am #

      Judy – I know how difficult it is to make time for a date night :-) But when you do, Sol Cocina would definitely make it special!

  8. Rei Strand July 27 at 12:05 pm #

    Yaowwwza! I LOVE this! I have been a long time fan of SOL but…never stumbled upon your blog. Great work. Consider me in! Thank you to SOL for posting on your Facebook page :)

    @sonjareirei and @fairmontnewport

    • Priscilla July 27 at 2:48 pm #

      Thanks! Rei. Glad you found me :-)

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