The Best of Baja in the heart of Newport, SOL Mexican 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.
With SOL’s spectacular waterfront setting on Balboa Marina and hands-on expertise from our dedicated event planner, SOL will deliver an unforgettable experience, whether you plan a large corporate event, tray-passed cocktails or a more intimate celebration for family and friends.
Our flexible menus provide you with many options for your SOL experience. We will be pleased to work with you to customize our offerings to create the perfect experience for your guests. For a truly unique and adventurous evening, we will create a customized menu which can be paired with premium tequilas from our collection of Mexico’s finest, or our excellent wine choices. For an intimate and relaxed event that allows your guests to indulge as they mingle, consult our tray-passed appetizer menu. We offer a choice of lunch and dinner menus with several courses and a variety of prices and options. Our special tasting menus of three or more courses in small portions are an unforgettable experience.
WATERFRONT PATIO (40 seated | 55 standing)
SOL's Waterfront patio offers spectacular views of Balboa Marina and is the perfect setting for an intimate dinner party.
BAJA ROOM (40 seated | 55 standing)
SOL's Baja Room includes a private bar and 2 flat screen tv's.
FULL RESTAURANT BUYOUT (170 seated | 240 standing)
The waiter JC made the whole experience. Sang happy birthday three times while we were there. The man is a literal opera singer. I hope he never stops doing... More
Food and drinks were good! Service was excellent. JC was very friendly and fun! Our waitress Ana was very attentive. Very causal vibe. Nice view! More
Benjamin and JC provided the most enjoyable experience. So funny and so entertaining. Will come back a million more times to experience this amazing food... More