SOL Mexican Cocina - Denver

4.4
940 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
The Best of Baja in the heart of Cherry Creek, SOL Cocina offers an upscale, yet inviting dining experience. 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.
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MeganS
Chicago
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Would’ve been a better experience had the waitress come to check on us more than once or twice during our entire dinner. The food was very good though - just really sucked that the service wasn’t.

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SteveS
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The El Jeffe and Bufalado tacos were excellent! Good house margaritas and service was terrific.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was amazing. Our waiter was very knowledgeable, and attentive. The food was fantastic and we were made to feel like we were the only patrons in the restaurant. General manager, Christina Martin, was wonderful and does an outstanding job making this establishment one of the very best!!

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vipChrisW
Denver
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience4

The worst service I have had in a long time.

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vipCherryCreek
Denver
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Was very busy, so food delivery was slow, but bartender was attentive. Taco Tuesday tacos not that exciting. House Margarita was very good.

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Noreen
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great happy hour menu and bar selections. We really enjoyed live music by Bunny (?). Our server was also refreshingly pleasant!

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vipParker
Denver
88 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Unfortunately, even though we got there around 5-5:30, the restaurant was out of the large shrimp and Mexican corn ... two of our favorite dishes, and one of the main reasons we went there. Our server was very good, however, he was distracted by a couple of super needy tables, so he couldn't always get to us in a timely manner. My son had the biftek taco; it was delicious, but pretty puny in size, given the price. The skinny margarita was excellent!

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EverettS
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Everything was great service wise, they were out of a few key items like ceviche and the frozen margarita machine was not working . But all In All still a pleasant experience.

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DavidM
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

We've been to SOL previously on a Monday for an early dinner. At that time, service was great, anticipating our needs and the food quality was excellent. On this occasion on a Sunday evening, despite having a reservation, the hosted attempted to seat us an a high top next to the server station and though we requested a patio table in the reservation (did so because the Web site indicated that the restaurant has patio service) we were told that they did not have a patio. We ended up in a banquette in the bar area, somewhat noisy. Waited a very long time for simple guacamole to be served and got a basket of greasy chips with obvious food stains on the basket itself. Had to ask to have that replaced. I ordered the Mex Chopped salad and my wife ordered two tacos. Salad came with very little dressing and a lot of Napa cabbage. I asked the server for some additional dressing on the side and it never came. I felt that for the cost of the meal, the value wasn't there. There are other restaurants where the value for the money spent would have been higher. This was very disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing, our server was outstanding. What a great experience!!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great dinner!! Service for drinks was a little slow, but everything else was amazing for an out of town date night for my husband and I!

SOL Mexican Cocina - Denver
Responded on July 26, 2021

Thank you for your review and we appreciate you taking the time to share! – Xperience Restaurant Group

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

lol 30 minutes before someone asked us what we wanted to drink, we left after the chips and salsa

SOL Mexican Cocina - Denver
Responded on July 26, 2021

I’m sorry to hear you were dissatisfied with your service. we appreciate you taking the time to share! – Xperience Restaurant Group

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our server, Savannah, was wonderful! She gave us great advice on what to order and was really knowledgeable about ingredients for food allergies! Portions were really large and margs were great!

SOL Mexican Cocina - Denver
Responded on July 26, 2021

We cannot thank you enough for the kind words about our restaurant. Your review means a lot to us and lets us know we are on the right track! – Xperience Restaurant Group

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vipClaytonS
Minneapolis
32 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Bad service. 2 out of 3 orders wrong, wrong check, slow.
Personable but forgot many things.
Food quality was fair. Presentation poor.
Margarita not good.

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RebekahH
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and incredible ambiance! We got the frosé and watermelon margarita and both were great. Highly recommend!

SOL Mexican Cocina - Denver
Responded on July 26, 2021

Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the drinks! – Xperience Restaurant Group

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vipneighbors
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice servers ~ quick service ~ great good. Grilled shrimp taco was delicious!

SOL Mexican Cocina - Denver
Responded on July 26, 2021

Thanks so much for your feedback! – Xperience Restaurant Group

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was yummy and the happy hour is dope.

SOL Mexican Cocina - Denver
Responded on July 26, 2021

Thank you for your feedback. We hope to see you again soon! – Xperience Restaurant Group

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

The fans were on warp speed and apparently can’t be turned off or down at all “because they are connected to the AC” which seems ridiculous at a restaurant in 2021. Every time we needed something we had to get up and go track down our server. When the manager came to bring some drinks he somehow didn’t notice the stack of menus and empty glasses and dishes on the table. He had to find room among all the dirty dishes to put the drinks down, but didn’t pick anything up? No wonder our server didn’t do it either? She dropped the check without taking the stack of dirty plates we had put together for her away. Just strange. Our waters were never refilled. Overall I’m sorry to say it wasn’t the best experience

SOL Mexican Cocina - Denver
Responded on July 26, 2021

We want to sincerely apologize for your negative experience in our restaurant. Thank you for your review, we hope your next visit will be better - Xperience Restaurant Group

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vipTraveler
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Excellent Mexican food. Very active atmosphere. Service fast but not so attentive.

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Rio06
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and attentive service! Street tacos were delicious!

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ScottE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful meal and drink options and for the quality, the value was truly fantastic.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service1ambience4

Service was terrible. I have had plenty of good servers here before.

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vipraleigh
Denver
58 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal. Our server did a wonderful job. Will be going back

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jordanw
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, nice atmosphere, waitress was great! Perfect for a celebration.

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coffee
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I was disappointed with the service. We loved our entrees but were disappointed with
our dessert.

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vipyellowrose
Denver
21 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I go for the margs and stay for the tacos. 2nd time here and it hasn't disappointed yet. Also, their Guacamole Sol is amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
22 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food was really good. Our waitress not so much. She just basically kept forgetting us. And there were many opportunities missed because she neglected us. Otherwise it was good.

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vipHollyO
Denver
38 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy this place!

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Kevin
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. Always greeted like old friends. The open windows and well-designed areas to sit, offer people watching, or secluded seating or can put you right in the middle of the action.
Service is, as always, five stars, and the interesting food selections comes out hot and flavorful. Portions are regular "people-sized" portions which is appreciated.
Overall cost is good value for the ambience, food and service.
Best bit of advice: get the grilled corn appetizer during the happy hour for five bucks.

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Rathvaught
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Service was slow and poor, it wasn't like they lacked staff as staff was everywhere but seemed to lack vision of what needed done or where to jump in. Took 20 minutes to get drinks, ordered guacamole and we sat for 15 minutes with no chips for guacamole and no silverware. Food was decent but not good enough to balance out the bad service

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

White washed Mexican food. Just don’t go. Half the “tacos” are covered in a pile of cheese smh.

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vipNativeSixtyTwo
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very pleasant overall.

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JoeConcierge
New York Area
94 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always been a fan of SOL. Dined with recent transplants to Denver. Advised if they like upscale Mexican akin to Mexico City a great option. Diverse menu, large portions, bespoke cocktails, always a good option for those who desire an upmarket Mexican option.

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vipSteveK
Denver
34 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious. Maybe the best tortilla chips in town. The grilled corn was fabulous.

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vipMBennett
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Great service & awesome Taco & Tequila Tuesday deal! We will definitely be back!

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Johan
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A very nice experience with some unusual and tasty combinations of street tacos and salads. Highly recommended for small groups.

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vipRafiki
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We have visited Sol since it opened several years ago. It's always just OK. Never seems to get better. For the price, you can get better food and service elsewhere. You can say that about nearly every place in Cherry Creek. The rents are simply too high to operate food spots.

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jeanineo
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really enjoyed the decor and the service once we got started. The manager was awesome she took care of us!

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MikeE
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Looking forward to trying dinner at a later date….

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The restaurant environment is very dated

FAQs

SOL Mexican Cocina - Denver offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (303) 953-2208.

SOL Mexican Cocina - Denver is rated 4.4 stars by 940 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.