Chef Deborah Schneider

    Chef Deborah Schneider
SOL Cocina & Solita - Chef Deborah Schneider

Chef Deborah Schneider
A published author of four cookbooks, including SOL-inspired Amor y Tacos (Stewart, Tabori & Chang), award-winning Baja! Cooking on the Edge (Rodale) and Cooking with the Seasons at Rancho La Puerta (STC), which was nominated for a 2009 James Beard Award, Chef Deborah Schneider began her culinary career in the early 1980s, while living in Athens, Greece, where she worked as a chef on a succession of luxury charter yachts and later, as a yacht chef in Florida and the Caribbean. In 1983, Schneider settled in San Diego, where she made a culinary name for herself as the creative force behind the area’s best-known restaurants and hotels, including the acclaimed Jsix/Jbar, Hilton Torrey Pines, Dobson’s, Grant Grill and La Gran Tapa. Schneider received her Certified Executive Chef ranking in 2001 from the American Culinary Federation. In mid-2009, Schneider, with two Partners, opened her own restaurant, SOL Cocina, where she currently serves as Executive Chef.

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Brunch at SOL Cocina is on Saturdays & Sundays from 10 A.M. - 3 P.M. Enjoy the best Huevos Rancheros, Chilaquiles and Machaca in town! Join the fun for $3 Mimosas and Live Music every Sunday. Live music is offered from noon - 3 P.M.

Take a bite of their Papas Papi - crunchy potatoes covered in melted cheese, chorizo, and bacon.

Sol Cocina Brunch Potatos

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SOL Cocina’s Happy Hour features specialty cocktails, draw fun-loving local foodies and margarita connoisseurs who are looking for a lively party with style. In addition to a menu of antojitos, SOL offers its House Margarita (frozen or on the rocks) for $7; all twelve-ounce beers for $5; any house wine by the glass for $7; a Skinny Margarita for $8; and a Watermelon Margarita for $9. Add on to that with 2 street tacos for $6, naked guacamole for 8$, and more!

Happy Hours are from 3 P.M. – 6 P.M., Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.


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Weekend Brunch (Saturday & Sunday only)

add to any entrée: bacon (3) $4.00 - chorizo $2.75 - roast or grilled chicken $2.75 - carnitas $2.75 - carne asada $4.00 - red chile beef $4.75 - mushrooms $4.75 - chile tofu $2.75 - shrimp $6.75 - $1.00 extras served on the side: sour cream, taquero avo

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Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm

Happy Hour Specialties
$5 - Naked guacamole
- Oak roasted chicken tacos (2)
- Tofu tacos (2)
- Wood grilled chicken street tacos (2)
- Chicken taquitos with guacamole, salsa fresca, cotixa & crema (3)

$6 - Well drinks
- Crispy fish tacos (2)
- Pork carnitas tacos (2)
- Chorizo, sweet potato & bacon tacos (2)

$7 - Solita house margarita
- Frozen house margarita
- Skinny margarita