SOL Mexican Cocina

251 E. Coast Highway
Newport Beach, CA 92660
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  • Sun 10am-10pm, Mon-Wed 11:30am-10pm, Thu-Fri 11:30am-1am, Sat 10am-1am
  • $$
  • Wheelchair accessible, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Takeout
  • Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Brunch
  • Full bar
  • Valet Parking
  • Reservations Accepted
SOL Cocina's chipotle-piloncillo goat cheese speaks to what this Mexican restaurant is about. Consisting of a dense scoop of the Philly-like cheese, it's surrounded by a spicy, dark-caramel syrup made of melted piloncillo, the traditional raw brown sugar of Mexico largely unknown to Americans. The sauce culled from it will seduce you-simultaneously hot, sweet, complex, and worldly, like Salma Hayek as Frida Kahlo. The carnitas that filled the tacos came from Kurabuta pig and the beef, from antibiotic and hormone-free Meyer Angus cattle. Only in Newport Beach would the taco meat contain fewer additives than the residents.

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