The Soca Kitchen - Beechwood

4.5
45 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Seafood
The Soca Kitchen is a Spanish & Latino fusion cuisine, where Chef Daniela Manrique blends flavors from Spain and Latin America, bringing something new to Ottawa. A place where you can relax unique cocktails and enjoy many fresh and different tapas [including tons of vegetarian options] with your friends & family

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 45 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.4
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Atmosphere, ambiance and food was super.
First time at this new location. I’m happy SOCA is this great location. Menu has wide variety. I would come back again.

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DrAndrea
Ottawa
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a great space with fantastic food and drinks! We took our server’s recommendations for everything we ate, and it was all wonderful! Our group had beet salad, yam frites, guacamole with mixed drinks, and for dinner fish tacos and chicken empanadas…plus naturally dessert was tres leches cake and dulce du leche mousse. Everything was delicious, and we would highly recommend!

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Brooke
Saskatoon
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing! We will definitely be back again!

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AnneG
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Service was very slow.
It was very disappointing to not have any bottles of Procecco in stock. The Cava Brut was a 4/10.
It was my second time and I had really enjoyed the tacos the first time but they were just fair tonight.

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AnneH
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, menu, flavours. Friendly and very attentive servers.

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Cleopatre
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and excellent service !! Ana is amazing and gives that extra touch to make sure you have a great experience ❤️

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LynneDesignFASE
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience1

I am an avid supporter of local restaurants and dine out 1-2 per week. The food is wonderful however the wine list by the glass would be the only thing to deter me from coming back on a regular basis. I do not feel that the pairings are well suited to the items on the menu. I would like to see a California or Oregon Pinot Noir and Spanish Garnacha on the "by the glass" menu.

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EvelynD
Ottawa
7 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

We were very happy with our overall experience. The food was exceptional and the servers were very attentive but seemed inexperienced. For example, they didn’t clear the table effectively and did not provide serving utensils for sharing plates. We had an 8:30 reservation last Friday, it was the only one that was available. Unfortunately, the kitchen closed at 10:00 and the bar at 11:00 meaning we were rushed making our orders. This was fine with us except, we were asked to leave shortly after 11:00. Given we had spent a considerable amount for our dinner and were looking for a relaxing evening, we felt we were pushed out prematurely which took away from the enjoyment of our meal.

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KelA
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience4

I was hoping to have a nice night here given that the meals I’ve had in their west end location have been great. Unfortunately the food was under seasoned and lacklustre. Worse than that, the service was incredibly slow and when we wanted to order another course they seemed genuinely surprised. The service after that was rushed and they brought out dessert while we still had our mains on the table and told us it was last call. Not very pleasant overall.

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Juliana
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience2

I’ll begin by highlighting the great service we received at Soca. The waitresses were very helpful and service was super fast.

The food, although nicely presented, was just OK. Nothing to write home about and especially given the very high prices charged for simple dishes and regular drinks. Never had I paid 15$ Before for a small glass of wine or 12$ for a pina colada that seemed prepared from the frozen stuff sold at supermarkets. Not a good value for money, so won’t be returning.

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JohnD
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Second time going for dinner, tried different appetizers and main courses and were not disappointed. Their cocktails are delicious, especially the pisco one.

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BeaR
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

We enjoyed our dinner very much. The young fellow serving us was obviously very new to serving as he brought us our next course before clearing the table of the previous one…and still wanted to put the new dishes on the table where there was no room.

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DanF
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food with a variety of flavours, but only a limited menu.

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LaurenF
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

Decent service and nice ambiance but the food was mediocre and extremely overpriced. I would not go back. If you’re looking for good small plates the food is much better at Aroma Meze or Play and value is way better. I was very disappointed.

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Nora
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Terrific brunch menu - tasty options, expertly prepared & beautifully plated.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Wonderful brunch. Interesting selection, reasonable prices and great service.

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OscarM
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best fried fish in Ottawa. New place with great service

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AnaC
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great location, very modern look. Fantastic food and excellent service. My favorite restaurant in Ottawa

OT
OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a wonderful surprise and great addition to the neighborhood. The restaurant is bright and cheery and the food was exceptional. Staff was attentive and friendly.
Will be making this a go-to for great food.

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EmilieB
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, staff, and ambiance! Would definitely go back

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FrederickL
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love Soca Kitchen. I heartily recommend this restaurant.

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DeanL
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Would highly recommend, the whole experience was outstanding from the friendliness of the staff to the incredible tastes of our food. The portions were perfect and each dish was better then the last. They also have a small market in the restaurant where you can buy some of the dishes and prepare at home. We are so happy this has opened in our neighborhood and will be back often.

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IsabelleP
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great atmosphere. Service was excellent.

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NancyF
Montreal
8 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Hopefully things will pick up, as it was very quiet.

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Diane
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4Food2Service3Ambience4

The beef tacos were tasteless and very dry. There was supposed to have mint but couldn't taste any mint, when I asked to have a little sauce on the side, I was told that I would have to pay for it.
Very disappointing. We were hoping to have a good restaurant to go to in the neighbourhood.

LM
LesleyM
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Beechwood location has great ambiance. The cocktails, food and service was fantastic. Will definitely be back very soon!

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vipNikilola
Ottawa
5 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing dinner, beautiful new location with outstanding food and very friendly service! Their market is super cute and filled with so many goodies!

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Carole
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service, food and ambience all positively contributed to a lovely evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
11 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had dinner with my partner last night at their new location and it was fantastic! Everything we ordered was delicious and fresh! We were very impressed with the quality of the food and service. The decor is very chic as well! Highly recommend.

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Shawn
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience4

The evening started well, we were greated and seated quickly and the restaurant is new, upbeat and spatious considering its a small space. The waitress was nice, available and took our order promptly.
Unfortunately it was all downhill after we placed our order. The serving staff was lost and placed our drinks & food on the table abruptly and without enthusiasm, as if their minds were elsewhere or she is commited to doing the bare minimum at her job.
The food was unfortunately not at par with the price. The 12 oysters platter ($44) was poorly shucked with shell fragments and they were dry and mildly fishy. We also ordered several tapas, starting with the crudo which was extremely salty. The fish was nice and the presentation was lovely, unfortunately, the fish was soaking in a pool of very salty liquid and the sauce needed to be wiped from the fish in order to eat it. The second dish was the seviche which was okay, the fish tasted fresh; however, this dish suffered the opposite issue, it lacked seasoning. We also ordered one of the bread & ham dish which was simple. If the rest meal was good, there would have be no complains about this dish. We chose not to have coffee & desert since we didn’t want any additional disappointment.

Overall, the serving staff lacked experience, enthusiasm and professionalism. When I decided the pay with cash, the server looked at me like an alien and asked me, “what I wanted her too do with it and how much do you want[sic]?” I responded, “ I would just like my change?” I must note, the waitress (not the servers,) was the most experienced and professional of the lot, returned with the cash explaining that the restaurant had no change. She did, thankfully offer a solution for the payment. Overall, no one ever came to ask if we were enjoying our meal, which is why I am leaving this review, if they really cared about their clientele then they would have acknowledged us at there restaurant. Very unfortunate and a waist of hard earned money.

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MarilynC
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

I was dreaming of a real,Spanish dish you could sink your teeth into
Like a paella. Not a fan of small plates so left hungry
Food a bit simpler but I think for those who like Tapas all would be fine
The prosiutto with sourdough bread was quite dry and my husband didn’t care for it . My cauliflower tacos were so so…but prefer fish tacos from Royal Oak down the street

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NoemieL
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I loved my experience at the Soca Kitchen Beechwood. I had never been here and I was so happy to try it. They have a wide selection of foods you can't find everywhere and everything I had was very tasty! I quite enjoyed the Octopus Salpicón and my Tamarind Mojito! I can't wait to come again and continue exploring this fantastic menu.

JD
JohnD
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

So happy to have this restaurant open on Beechwood again. And Soca is the perfect fit: outstanding cocktails and thoughtfully prepared and presented dishes. We will be back!

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NancyK
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Need menus not everyone carries a cell phone.
Disappointed there were none of the plantain dishes on the menu

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great new addition to the area. Very vibrant and refreshing menu, with a sleek, modern, minimalist decor. Some interesting wines at a decent price and a cool looking little market.

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Delicious food and good service!

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NatashaK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Really great! Good vegetarian options especially for apps. The octopus was also delicious. Could use someore sauce on their tacos though.

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DavidP
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience4

There was only one server for the entire room. She was very nice, friendly, and did her best under difficult circumstances. If additional staff is not hired, I fear people will get fed up, no matter how good the food is. It should not take 30 minutes just to get a drink.

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Grandmaman
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Loved the ambience of Soca Kitchen Beechwood with its soft lighting, simple furniture and well spaced tables. The food was very good and even inventive. Loved the charcuterie, the Jamon iberico, tacos and octopus. Service was a little slow but prices are reasonable.

MB
MarilynB
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience4

food and service very good, found the prices a bit high but the food was fresh and well presented

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You can order delivery directly from The Soca Kitchen - Beechwood using the Order Online button. The Soca Kitchen - Beechwood also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (613) 695-9190.

The Soca Kitchen - Beechwood is rated 4.5 stars by 45 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.