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1139 Verified Diner Reviews

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Total Dimmi Score

8.5
1139 reviews
Recommended
(8.8)
Food
(8.4)
Service
(8.5)
Value for money
(7.9)
Atmosphere
(8.7)
Madelene

dined on Tue, 17 Apr 2018

(10)
3x Beef taco enough said

dined on Sat, 14 Apr 2018

(8)
Great vibe, very cool. Enjoyable afternoon spot with great drinks and food.

dined on Wed, 28 Mar 2018

(8)
A fun experience. Being our first visit, we ordered the preset menu @42/person which provided a good sampling of the dishes. We enjoyed eating on the (partially) covered upstairs courtyard. The staff were pleasant and efficient.

dined on Fri, 16 Mar 2018

(9)
Great service, yummy cocktails and delicious tacos

dined on Sun, 11 Mar 2018

(9)
need to have highchair for children

dined on Sat, 10 Mar 2018

(9)
Great vibe, and great service! The food here is amazing - we had the banquet!

dined on Tue, 6 Mar 2018

(10)
cocktails delicious! Always a fun atmosphere and a great place for catchups with friends! Usually pretty busy when I go, but the food comes out soo quickly! If you are looking for a quiet dinner I wouldn't recommend. The place has a fun, loud vibe and always leave satisfied with the overall experience.
Madelene Post

dined on Tue, 13 Feb 2018

(10)
Taco Tuesday is always a great excuse to get out and meet up with friends and Socal does Tuesdays so well! Steak Taco is to die for!

dined on Sat, 10 Feb 2018

(9)
Always a great time at Socal. Can’t wait to go back soon!

dined on Wed, 31 Jan 2018

(10)
Great food excellent service. Defo come back
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Specials

The Full Gringo Feast $42pp (Groups of 10+)

MENU Guacamole, black corn tortilla chips (df/gf/v) Croquettes, jalapeno, corn, cheese, roast lemon mayo (v) Kingfish ceviche, lime, coriander, sweet corn, kiss peppers, cucumber, black corn tortillas (gf,df) Charred miso broccolini, chilli chickpeas, almonds, yoghurt (gf, v) Choice of taco each (steak/fish/haloumi) Choice of 3 meats for the table (gf/df) Choice of 2 sides for the table ~ *Please Note: Menus are subject to change seasonally. We will be in contact with you should this take place.* ~ We request that you provide your credit card details as a guarantee. If you fail to show up, numbers decrease or cancel without at least 24 hours notice, you may be charged a no-show fee.
Min. people
10
When
11 May 2017 - 21 Feb 2020
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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SoCali Spread $32pp (Groups of 10+)

MENU Corn chips, guacamole, salsa (df/gf/v) ~ Jalapeño, corn & cheese croquettes, preserved lemon aioli ~ Choice of taco each *(Haloumi, Steak or Fish)* ~ Choice of 2 of our delicious meats from the smoker with ranch and BBQ sauce for the table (gf/df) ~ *(Adobo Chicken, Pulled Pork, Beef Brisket or Crispy Lamb)* ~ Choice of 2 sides for the table *(Slaw, BBQ Corn, Westmont Dill Pickles or Mac n' Cheese)* ~ *Please Note: Menus are subject to change seasonally. We will be in contact with you should this take place.* ~ We request that you provide your credit card details as a guarantee. If you fail to show up, numbers decrease or cancel without at least 24 hours notice, you may be charged a no-show fee.
Min. people
10
When
11 May 2017 - 21 Feb 2020
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Bottomless Rose Lunch $65pp (4ppl) - Terrace

Please note that this promotion is a 2 hour beverage package. Unlimited rosé or rosé sangria *for 2 hours* plus the below banquet. Shoestring fries, Valentina chilli mayo (v/gf) Choice of taco (steak/ fish/ haloumi) Jalapeño, cheese & corn croquettes, roast lemon mayo (v) Kingfish ceviche, lime, coriander, sweet corn, kiss peppers, cucumber, black corn tortillas (gf/df) Jerk chicken salad, puffed black rice, broad beans, coriander, pomegranate, pickled white onion (gf/df) We request that you provide your credit card details as a guarantee. If you fail to show up, numbers decrease or cancel without at least 24 hours notice, you may be charged a no-show fee of $20pp. These menus are subject to change with seasonal menu updates but all bookings will be notified of this.
Min. people
4
When
13 Jun 2017 - 31 Dec 2018
Sun, Fri, Sat 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Bottomless Rose Lunch $65pp (4ppl) - Inside

Please note that this promotion is a 2 hour beverage package. Unlimited rosé or rosé sangria *for 2 hours* plus the below banquet: Shoestring fries, Valentina chilli mayo (v/gf) Choice of taco (steak/ fish/ haloumi) Jalapeño, cheese & corn croquettes, roast lemon mayo (v) Kingfish ceviche, lime, coriander, sweet corn, kiss peppers, cucumber, black corn tortillas (gf/df) Jerk chicken salad, puffed black rice, broad beans, coriander, pomegranate, pickled white onion (gf/df) These menus are subject to change with seasonal menu updates but all bookings will be notified of this.
Min. people
4
When
13 Jun 2017 - 31 Dec 2018
Sun, Fri, Sat 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Cinco De Mayo Party

To kick-off our week long Taco & Tequila Fiesta, we’re hosting a Mexican soirée that begins from midday! Señors and señoritas can enjoy Olmeca ALTOS Margarita specials, free* flower crowns with Margarita purchases between 12pm-3pm, followed by Mexican-themed live music and dancing late into the night!
When
05 May 2018
Sat 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Acústico Sunday Session

To celebrate the Taco & Tequila Fiesta, we’ll have a Spanish themed unplugged ‘acústico’ session on Sunday 6 May! We’ll have free* flower crowns from 12pm-3pm with every Margarita purchase, live music from 2pm-6pm, ALTOS Olmeca cocktail specials all day and great vibes all afternoon.
When
06 May 2018
Sun 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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'My Taco Rules' Applejack Championship

Applejack venues SoCal Sydney, The Botanist Kirribilli, Endeavour Tap Rooms and The Butler Potts Point will compete to be crowned the Taco & Tequila Champions! The SoCal terrace will be transformed into a MasterChef style kitchen where teams will battle it out in front of a panel of judges to prepare their special taco & Olmeca ALTOS tequila creations.
When
07 May 2018
Mon 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Charity Live Street-Art Battles

We’re hosting our first ever street-art battle! Artists will produce live art in a fully immersive art + dine experience. Artworks will be auctioned off at the end of the night, with all proceeds going to the artists charity of choice.
When
09 May 2018
Wed 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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All You Can Eat Tacos + $10 Margies

Bring your appetite and your thirst! We’re bringing back our popular $30 ‘all you can eat’ tacos + $10 Margies night! As well as all the tacos, we’ll have a special appearance by a Mariachi band + Mexican dancer! Bookings recommended.
When
08 May 2018
Tue 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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Chilli Eating Contest

Participants go through 8+ rounds, with the chillis getting increasingly hotter each round, until they can’t hack it anymore! The winner will be immortalized in SoCal history and win an awesome prize! Spicy Margaritas available all night, with your choice of a spice-o-meter scale. How HOT will you go? Register to participate – only 15 people chosen!
When
10 May 2018
Thu 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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$65 Taco & Tequila Degustation

SoCal Taco & Tequila Fiesta 2018 brings you the ultimate degustation menu! To conclude the week-long Fiesta, we’ve created a bespoke taco & tequila degustation menu, available to book in for one day & night only! The menu will include the winning taco & tequila cocktail from the My Taco Rules! Championship earlier in the week. $65pp – 4pax min – Bookings essential via info@socalsydney.com.au
Min. people
4
When
11 May 2018
Fri 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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About SoCal Neutral Bay

SoCal, SoCool. With its beachy feel and zippy fare we wonder if SoCal should be renamed SoCool. Serious food for thought. If you thought Sydney had reached saturation point with hotdogs, sliders, tacos and margaritas - think again. The American food craze is far from over. SoCal is just another easy breezy eatery that has modernised and rehashed the American style cuisine to suit Aussie palates. Owners Ben Carroll and Hamish Watts have taken inspiration from the Southern Californian coastline for their Neutral Bay haunt where it's all about flash tropical cocktails and fresh, healthy food with a strong Mexican influence. This sandy, sorbet-coloured beach oasis is just a hop skip and a jump away from Military Road and is delighting many northshore locals with delicious dishes and to die for cocktails. The Salted Caramel Espresso Martini’s might jump out at you from the menu (it certainly did for us) but the Mexican Margaritas and Mezcal cocktails are what you want to be sipping on, we’re spruiking them as No.1 and No.2 cocktails on the menu - easily. Best dish: kingfish ceviche

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