With a menu full of traditional Baja cuisine and gorgeous indoor and outdoor dining spaces, Scottsdale Quarter’s SOL Mexican Cocina is the perfect stop to enjoy fresh eats and great patio dining this spring.
Grab a seat on the comfy patio or a high-top table nearby to take in the mild temps and great people-watching. Then, order up a starter of Guacamole Sol–a delish app that is rounded out with mango, tequila, pepitas and goat cheese, in addition to the traditional guacamole ingredients. Another refreshing way to kick off a meal at SOL is with the Hot and Raw Tropical ceviche. Spicy raw fish ceviche with fresh lime and orange, habanero chiles, tropical fruit, avocado, cucumber and pico come together in a delectable, cooling dish. Thanks to the accompanying sweet potato and red beet chips, the ceviche dish is light and satisfying without piling on the calories. Plus, it is served in a gorgeous tall glass, making the presentation as impressive as the taste.
For the main event, SOL dishes up a variety a hearty entrees, like chile-rubbed pork chops and roast duck, quesadillas, burritos, and a slew of innovative tacos. Table faves among the tacos include the crispy beer-battered shrimp done Ensenada-style with creamy lime, pico and cabbage; the sweet potato and black bean taco with caramelized onion, poblano, Mexican cheese and chipotle sauce; and grilled fish Zarendeado with pineapple-cucumber salsa, cabbage and creamy lime sauce.
To end your time at Sol on a sweet note, La Guera is a must-try dessert. The blondie with white chocolate and pecans is served warm, melting in your mouth. It is then topped with whipped cream, caramel sauce with a touch of reposado tequila, fruit and, for a welcome crunch, pecans. And, of course, what is Baja cuisine without a margarita? As winner of Best of Our Valley 2014 Best Margarita, Sol offers a large selection of tempting sips. To try: the pineapple-serrano margarita for a touch of heat, the super-refreshing watermelon margarita and, of course, the divine house margarita. www.solcocina.com.