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The Soca Kitchen - Glebe, Ottawa, ON

The Soca Kitchen - Glebe

4.3
4.3
1095 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

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2 people

9:30 p.m.


Booked 7 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Spanish, Mexican

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (613) 695-9190

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Daniela Manrique

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, The Soca Kitchen can accommodate all your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Private Dining Coordinator: (855) 892-6349

  • Neighbourhood

    Ottawa

  • Cross Street

    Bank street

  • Parking Details

    Parking available to all guest at the restaurant parking lot located in the back of the restaurant.

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Experiences

  • Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Join us between 4 and 5 Monday to Thursdays for 30% off select food items!

Popular dishes

What 1,095 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Ottawa

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Ottawa

    Outdoor Eating

  • Ottawa

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Ottawa

    Outdoor Eating

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  1. KM

    KishorM

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed trying out various dishes. Food was excellent!
  2. RC

    RobC

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Hi! Unfortunately we didn't have an enjoyable food experience. In particular we found the churros seemed freezer burnt and stale, we couldn't cut through them. Sorry, just trying to help
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    I was really hoping for more. Wonderful spot. Wait staff rushed us. The wine list was okay. The food was nice but nothing over the top. - I love to support local but the staff needs some training if they want us to come back.
  4. LD

    LauraD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Food was great and server was very nice and restaurant was clean
  5. DB

    DarrenB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Would recommend
  6. LS

    LisaS

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Get together with friends…we share several dishes and delicious cocktails.
  7. M

    Michael

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience2
    We loved the Westboro location and had been there many times so we thought to try the Glebe one - we really regretted that we did. When we arrived there were only two tables occupied and they tried to sit us directly between them (inches away from the other parties). When we asked for a different table we were told they were all reserved (we also had a reservation inside). That wasn't very COVID friendly so we opted for a spot outside since that seemed like the only option to not sit on top of other people. The service was beyond horrible... the entire restaurant (inside and out) had only 5 tables (including ours) and the two servers seemed more interested in standing around talking to each other than waiting on people. We had the tacos which were great but did not make up for the disastrous service. When I asked for the bill it took 10 minutes for the server to bring it and when I tried to pay with Visa she seemed surprised and told me the other server would need to bring the machine. That took her another 10 minutes.... and when we were finally leaving there was only one table seated inside (meaning they could have easily accommodated us anywhere inside). I've been to hundreds of restaurants... this definitely goes down as one of the worst ever from a service perspective. It makes me sad because Soca has great food and great potential but this location really needs help.
  8. T

    Treehugger

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food, delightful cocktails, pleasant staff. Highly recommended!
  9. AB

    AdeleB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was outstanding! Service was lovely! However.... It was the exact opposite of social distancing. We were about 1 foot from the table next to us and they were 1 foot from the table beside them and so on. Perhaps it would be better to take that wall long booth - and upgrade to multiple 4 seater booths. It was extremely awkward for the table beside us who were obviously on a date and I'm one foot away from one of them while my friend sat looking straight on to them and all the other tables. Otherwise I would be giving them a 5 star rating. Oh - one more thing - I have to point out the 1 Ply toilet paper in the bathroom - Costco has luxurious 2 ply tissue at affordable pricing.
  10. BB

    BethB

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, Good Ambience and good service! Will go back!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Came here because of the great reviews, the award- winning chef but only disappointment! Stingy portions, even for tapas style. One 6” piece of Octopus for $28 - you’ve got to be kidding. Charcuterie was very thin and served on a plate, the signature Cauliflower steak was ok only - not tasty as I read in reviews. We are from a city 5X the size of Ottawa and these prices for what we got were way out of line. COVID pricing impact or not, this was nuts. I think other people may have figured this out because there were only 3 tables at 8:15 on a Friday night. Soca…I think you’ve got to buck up. Maybe other people feel the same. An almost empty restaurant on a Friday night is an awful sign!!!
  12. NF

    NicoleF

    Manitoba

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious, the ambiance cozy and service very efficient. I definitely recommend it.
  13. A

    Anna

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food was quite good but the portion sizes could be adjusted to make them easier to eat. Servers were very kind and caring but not well organized, as our food was brought to the wrong table and courses were not timed well, leaving no space on the table and letting some of the food go cold before we could eat it. Cocktails were absolutely delicious and the atmosphere was lovely, so overall would recommend.
  14. ED

    EmilieD

    Ottawa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The young lady serving us was the only server or hostess on site and she did an incredible job and provided excellent service considering the circumstances. All the food was amazing as always. Especially love the patatas bravas and the beef tacos!
  15. CS

    ChuckS

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    Tasty Small portions but not worth the price. Service was mediocre.
  16. JM

    JaimeM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We had excellent food, but a bit pricey—a nice selection of wines at a wide range of price points. The restaurant had plenty of open tables, given that it was a Saturday evening.
  17. TM

    TaraM

    Ottawa

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We had a lovely evening. This is the second time I have gone and the dishes are big hits or misses. The Halibut, the cheese and charcuterie, the patatas bravas - big hits, fresh and delicious, the guacamole was very mediocre (reminded me of stir bought pre packaged), the Caesar was not great. It is expensive, but I knew that going in. The cocktails are nice. I will go back, but learning the menu is important it seems.
  18. LG

    LynnG

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    it was a wonderful meal with great food and cocktails
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    I have been going to Soca Kitchen since they first opened many years ago in Wellington West. The new location is beautifully decorated and the service is still just as good. The food is deliciously prepared and beautifully presented, the staff is friendly. Overall, one of my favourite places in the city still for tapas.
  20. CD

    ClaudeD

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The old one on Holland was better, Cher pour ce que l’on a mangé. Nous ne reviendrons pas, dommage. Claude
  21. G

    Givemesome

    Ottawa

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the seafood tower and everything was fresh and delicious. I also recommend the cocktails which were really good.
  22. R

    Randy

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience2
    Dinner (fish toco’s were not very good and plain for price). Everything tasted although it had been frozen and overcooked. Would not eat there again.
  23. S

    Specs11

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Food was great but portion sizes are quite small for the price you pay, and service was nothing memorable.
  24. HM

    HeatherM

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    The food and drinks are fine, but nothing outstanding.
  25. N

    Neruda

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food. Extremely nice and very attentive servers. I had ceviche without having to travel to Costa Rica to get it!
  26. MM

    MaryM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall2food4service3ambience1
    Music too loud. Wine at $14.50 very pricey and ordinary. Servers okay but waited for bill. No blinds and west sun in one guests eye. Need more tables less banquettes. Will not go back. Poor.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Very limited menu, limited bar. No attempt to innovate beyond the offerings (ask for a margarita, they only do a cucumber margarita, only one brand of vodka). Very limited wine list. The ceviche was not ceviche at all. It was a mound of cooked flaked fish. Overall just disappointing with junior servers who never came by to check on things. It’s a one and done for us.
  28. A

    Aless

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good food. A bit small portions but the great quality and taste makes up for it. Also free parking is a plus.
  29. n

    nancyp

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always have the best meals and tasty drinks! Never been disappointed ever definitely recommended!!
  30. EM

    EricaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and cocktails were amazing. Highly recommend the Fusion Mojito! Service was perfect - attentive and not overbearing. A must go!
  31. B

    Barb

    Ottawa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food is creative- interesting food pairings and it was delicious. Our mojitos were a cut above the norm-very good. Service was friendly, attentive and helpful.
  32. AC

    AnthonyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food and service. Got to try the smoked old fashioned. Loads of options for food and happily helped me with my allergies. Food was amazing. Highly recommend Soca and will be back when next back in Ottawa.
  33. LC

    LC242

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lunch at the Soca Kitchen was an enjoyable experience. Making a reservation through the website was pain free. There’s parking which is always great. The staff were pleasant and helpful. The menu isn’t too expansive but the food was amazing but a little pricey.
  34. TO

    TabethaO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Heard this place was a hidden gem for brunch and it did not disappoint, the food was delicious and we had an excellent waitress who explained everything to my parents. Will be back again to try to the dinner menu but definitely coming back fro brunch again!
  35. HM

    HMacDiner

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    The menu was varied and the quality of the food was very good. However, the service was dismal. The restaurant wasn't that busy, but our server made several mistakes. Brought margaritas when we had ordered cava. Fixed that. Then brought the wine while we were still drinking the cava. We asked that they bring it back with the main course. We ordered two glasses of the same Spanish white, and got one Spanish white and a California chardonnay. We asked for bread with the main, but never got it. So disappointing for what otherwise could have been an enjoyable meal.
  36. CS

    CindyS

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Beautiful deco, clean, friendly, diverse menu, sourdough bread delicious! Chefs Charcuterie platter for 2 ppl was overpriced for what little we got but it was tasty. The tacos were delicious. Best mojito ever!
  37. MB

    MotherofBunnies

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing! The atmosphere felt inviting and fun
  38. R

    Rach

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Love the food here. Very tasty and authentic. Service was also very attentive. Highly recommend.
  39. J

    Jenergized

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing!!!! Can’t wait to go back and try brunch!
  40. H

    Heather

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    The food was amazing, the wine/beer list was not the best.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Soca Kitchen - Glebe using the Order Online button. The Soca Kitchen - Glebe also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. The Soca Kitchen - Glebe also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (613) 695-9190.

The Soca Kitchen - Glebe is rated 4.3 stars by 1095 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 p.m.


Booked 7 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for The Soca Kitchen - Glebe

151c Second Ave, Ottawa, ON K1S 2H6

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Bank street

  • Neighbourhood

    Ottawa

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Spanish, Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Parking available to all guest at the restaurant parking lot located in the back of the restaurant.

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Daniela Manrique

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (613) 695-9190

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, The Soca Kitchen can accommodate all your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Private Dining Coordinator: (855) 892-6349

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