The Soca Kitchen

4.5
867 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
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 867 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.5
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.2
Value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Meow
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great evening out. Our waitress was attentive. Portions are perfect. Drinks excellent.

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Mkreitz
Ottawa
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Satisfied with the food! Every thing was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was amazing - we loved everything we tried. The service quick without feeling rushed, would highly recommend!

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robf
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fresh and flavourful. We had a wonderful evening and felt very safe as they are taking great measures to ensure the customers are protected but the atmosphere was not altered

OT
OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was really good and the drinks excellent !

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KristelD
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

We really enjoyed our time ! Great food, staff and restaurant!

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AlexC
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, with quality ingredients. Dessert was so good as well, and the service was quick

EB
ErikaB
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We really enjoyed our experience here. The food was delicious and the ambiance is very nice. The covid measures were also very good.

Thank you!

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vipwines123
Montreal
289 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

really nice restaurant, enjoyed the food and looking forward to going again.

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DominiqueV
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and ambiance. They have done what is necessary to address COVID and they have done so wonderfully. Everything was cooked to perfection; I had never had hot/warm olives before and was pleasantly surprised as how delicious they were. We will definitely return!

VT
VladThelad
London
7 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent, as always. Delicious food and friendly welcoming hosts.

MB
MiriamB
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Food was good but not out of this world. I was expecting more from this restaurant for the price.

SC
SeanC
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food all around. We went for brunch. Unique menu items that are all extremely tasty!

KM
KimM
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious brunch with enough menu variety to satisfy everyone. Food presentation is beautiful. This is the best brunch spot in the city!

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FoodExplorer
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious! Great music! Great food! Great ambiance! Elegant! I would totally go back! Loved their Ceviche, Spanish Paella and cocktails! A must try!

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vipLeahB
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was excellent and we had a great experience. I would recommend Soca and will be back. The only drawback is lack of parking.

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Luke
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

I found having to use online menu not user friendly then when asking for recommendations from server. I was given no help at all. I ended up ordering food with no sides etc. and it came all at different times. It just felt like a really awkward meal.

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LauraE
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely amazing! Truly impressed by the food and can’t wait to go back for patio season!

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ChristaA
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

The shrimp in the ceviche was too over cooked! Otherwise food was great

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AlexandraL
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food!! Chips and guac and pan tomaca was amazing and shrimp ceviche with fried plantains was to die for. Very happy with my first experience at Soca.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience2

They were out of paella at 6pm, food portion are so so small. Calamari was greasy a naked eye! And the churros were salty!! Very expensive for bad food. I do not recommend at all .

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AlessandroF
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

The waitress offered a solid service, she kept checking on us, her timing was perfect and she was very nice and knowledgeable. We enjoyed the chef board, the calamari (some of the best we have ever had), the bread, the craft beers (excellent), the beef and pork tacos (flavour was definitely there but the meat was a bit over cooked, chewy, still enjoyable though).
We thought the octopus was ok, a bit tough and bland, but the one item we didn’t enjoy at all was the ceviche, too much onions and cilantro, we couldn’t taste the fish at all.

I appreciate having you reaching out looking for a feedback, hope this helps.

The restaurant is beautiful, loved the decor, location, the ambience, the name of it and the lighting.

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Fluffy
Ottawa
3 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

The pan and the cauliflower tacos were good, but the serano ham platter was very good. I will go back and try the paella. Unfortunately, we did not order well even as our waiteress did not give us the rewuested guidance.

(Note - i felt there were a lot of clients for the space during Covid)

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texaus
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Gustavo and the team at Soca Kitchen Ottawa make every experience there a great one. This remains one of my top 5 restaurants in the City to recommend to everyone!

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Pauld
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious! One of our favourite spots in Ottawa.

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NinaK
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was so nice to go out! The ambience was lovely and the food was wonderful

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Julie
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

The chefs board for 2 was absolutely delicious! Loved the deep fried sourdough bread with tomato too :)

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mumble5
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was absolutely amazing, flavours were out of this world! We ordered the manchego cheese platter, avocado toast and the coconut French toast from the brunch menu. Can’t even tell you which one was our favourite because it was all just so good. A must try for a unique brunch!

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AlexC
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious! It arrived very quickly to our table. The service is amazing, and the place is very nice!

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MarinaL
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great brunch. Had the tacos. They were outstanding. Nice ambiance. Service was good. Will be returning soon

DD
vipDelD
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great ambience, great service and AMAZING food. So glad we found this gem in Ottawa.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Loved it as always!

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MaggieF
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food! We got the paella dinner for two and it was such good value - quality & size.

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CandiceB
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was to die for. I'm coming back for sure. Such good value, delicious flavour profiles. Very impressed

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RamE
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Good Seafood, the Seafood tour will feed three People :), a bite pricey !

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Moses
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience3

Not worth the money! The food had no taste very disappointed ☹️

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Milena
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful ambience, excellent service. Very quiet, not over-crowded due to COVID-19 protocols. Went on a Wednesday night and had almost the whole place to ourselves. Very thoughtful and keen service. Will come back for a date night :)

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DOUGLASS
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the taco and the French toast for brunch. Both were excellent -- and UNDERpriced. I don't normally say that about any restaurant, but if there restaurant were located in New York, say, it would be $20-$25 for the same dishes, not $15. On the other hand, Ottawa is a very conservative city and $15 might be the limit that can be charged. All told -- not just extremely good, original food, but extremely good value, too.

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07realitalianfoodie52
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

I found the service by our server was friendly and efficient.
The food was brought out in a reasonable amount of time.
The food was tapas style and in my opinion was only OK.
I don’t feel that what we had and compared it to what we paid, it was a good value at all.
By the time we added the tip, the cost was just under $200
for two people. Too much I feel for what we had!

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FoodieG
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Food and service outstanding! this is the third time we are seated upstairs and each time the music volume is uncomfortably loud and less enjoyable especially for the selection played.

FAQs

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

The Soca Kitchen is rated 4.5 stars by 867 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.

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