The Soca Kitchen

4.4
847 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 847 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.4
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.2
Value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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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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AlexandraC
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

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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.

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KristenK
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience5

I have had many good experiences with Soca but not this last time. First, we ordered the $39 cheese plate and left 1/3 of it because the blue cheeses were very strong. We let the server know but that’s where the conversation ended. There were also 2-3 different types of blue cheese so a bit wasteful. There was no discount on the bill or any compensation. Then I find out that my favourite plantain dish was taken off the menu so I ordered guac and chips - really not impressed with the guac as it was whipped and didn’t taste very authentic. Also my diet Pepsi was $4.50. In general, items were over priced for what we received.

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Cass
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place for brunch and dinner. Food is always incredible and the service is great. :)

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CatKat
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a favourite. Did a great job welcoming and serving us safely but also warmly.

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LauraO
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing restaurant and great and flavorful food. One of my favorite restaurants in Ottawa.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday Brunch

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
11 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I always visit The Soca Kitchen! We are so happy to see they are doing great during these hard times for restaurants. We will continue to support this gem

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
8 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was truly delicious! Always so exciting to try something different on their menu Paella was outstanding! Service friendly

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FernandoD
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience5

Mala atención. Mucha tardanza. Mala comida lamentablemente. Lugar, ambientación y música muy buena

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Susibo
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Glass of wine should be a little fuller for the price we pay.
The tacos were excellent!
Too bad that the wooden walls on the second floor were painted white. It kind ruined the ambiance. Maybe put some picture to fill the room to make it warmer.

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

La nourriture était incroyable! Le ceviche est imbattable.

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ClaudiaD
Montreal
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience3

The service was slow. It wasn't because they were understaffed. Our waitress had trouble multitasking. A lot of back and forth and inneficies. Also, I don't think she spoke English well. They said you have to clear the table in 90 minutes but we waited 1 hour to get our food. Then, another 15 minutes to get our bill. And on top of that, after another 30 minutes, we went to pay the bill inside because she never showed up with the machine. 1h45 minutes and mostly spent waiting for service. Restaurant wasn't busy at that time. Not sure what was going on that day.

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DanW
Atlantic Canada
5 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great place at which to eat great Spanish dishes and charcuterie, as well as more Latin American dishes such as tacos. Everything's delicious - the most recent pleasant surprise was the cucumber margarita. Recommended.

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QuinJo
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

If you're looking for something different, I would definitely recommend Soca Kitchen. A little bit on the pricy, but it's worth it, so much that I had a hard time choosing among the good stuff on the menu. The food was nothing but tasteful! We were three, and we shared everything. We had the patatas bravas and the toasted sourdough bread to begin with, then the shrimp tostada, and the whole fried fish, and we finished with some churros! Why not :-)

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manuelt
Ottawa
3 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing dinner, we felt really safe while eating at the restaurant, I know there are tough times ahead and you have our full support!

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
14 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great dinner with my partner. We had the ceviche, octopus and pork tacos! Everything was outstanding. The margaritas are really great too

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
15 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and great cocktails!

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PeterM
Ottawa
3 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Overall a lovely meal. Only issue was that it was difficult to understand our waiter through her mask and the volume of the ambient music. Might want to turn it down a notch.

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VERONIQUEC
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really love this restaurent . I will go again for sure . Can’t wait to try the seafood towers !!!

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vipErica87
Ottawa
4 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food, great location and friendly service

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Geoff
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great choice of dishes and excellent ambiance. Perfect for sharing on a special date night.

FAQs

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

The Soca Kitchen is rated 4.4 stars by 847 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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