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).
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!
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!