“The success of our weekend brunches here at solita has inspired us to dig deeper into Baja cuisine,” explained Chef Deborah Schneider, who recently published her sixth cookbook, Salsas and Moles. “We’re excited to introduce Machaca to our brunch menu. What makes our machaca unique is that it is oak-smoked, cooked in a rich sauce, and then shredded.”
solita’s weekend brunch will see the addition of the following dishes:
mad scramble your choice of grilled chicken or chorizo, scrambled with eggs, spinach, onions & cheese, topped with crema & salsa fresca, served with one side & warm tortillas (optional: sub carne or machaca)
brunch potato ‘nachos’ platter of fried breakfast potatoes, onions & ranchera salsa topped with melted cheeses, chopped bacon or chorizo, scrambled eggs, crema & salsa
machaca & eggs our slow-cooked & smoked shredded beef sautéed with onions, fresh tomatoes & scrambled eggs, topped with melted mexican cheeses, cilantro & avocado, served with one side & warm corn & flour tortillas
kids breakfast burrito kid-sized flour tortilla stuffed with melted cheese & scrambled eggs, served with ketchup
The new additions will be offered alongside solita’s regular brunch menu which includes favorites like the Breakfast Burrito and Berry Cinnamon Bread Pudding. Those looking to liven up their brunch experience will enjoy Mixologist Colin Pflugradt’s lineup of specialty brunch cocktails including Fresh Fruit Mimosas, Frozen Sangrias and Bucket Service on beverages including Rainbow Fruit or Regular Mimosas, Ice-Cold Beer, and Micheladas, which allow guests to completely customize their brunch beverage experience.
solita offers Weekend Brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday throughout the restaurant. solita is located at Huntington Beach’s Bella Terra Center (7631 Edinger Avenue, Suite 1508). More information is available at www.solitatacos.com.
solita Introduces Taco & Tequila TuesdaysExecutive Chef Deborah Schneider and Mixologist Colin Pflugradt present unique Taco Tuesday specials
Huntington Beach, August 2014 – Huntington Beach’s solita Tacos & Margaritas introduces Taco & Tequila Tuesday featuring the very best local coastal Mexican cuisine. Every Tuesday from 3 p.m. to close, guests can look forward to Executive Chef Deborah Schneider's signature tacos and shareable specials boasting bold, traditional flavors, alongside handcrafted margaritas by Mixologist Colin Pflugradt. The highlight of solita’s Taco & Tequila Tuesday is $10 snifters of Don Julio 1942 served with housemade sangrita. This tequila is prized for its smooth richness and guests will be hard-pressed to experience this premium, small-batch tequila at this price point elsewhere in the region. Located at the Bella Terra Center (7631 Edinger Avenue, Suite 1508), the acclaimed Mexican eatery will also feature live music from various local artists, including the Slime Kings.
“We're always looking for new ways to share our experiences of Baja with our guests," commented Chef Deb, whose menu is inspired by her various trips through Mexico. "Baja-style street fare encompasses much more than just tacos, which is why our menu features an array of street-style dishes."
Taco & Tequila Tuesday specials will be served alongside solita’s regularly offered menu of coastal Mexican favorites. From 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. every Taco Tuesday, guests may enjoy Guacomole solita (served for $5 till close), two Wood-Grilled Chicken Tacos, two Oak-Roasted Chicken Tacos, two Pork Carnitas Tacos, or three Chicken Taquitos for $5 each.Drink specials will include a flight of frozen margaritas, which features a trio of solita's handcrafted blended beverages for $12. Guests will also be able to enjoy solita’s House Margarita, Frozen House Margarita, and Skinny Margarita for $5 each from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.
“Since day one, our guests have been looking forward to Taco Tuesday here at solita,” said Matt Baumayr, Managing Partner of solita Tacos & Margaritas. “We're thrilled to finally present to them our approach to the traditional Taco Tuesday."
Taco Tuesday will be offered every Tuesday from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. alongside solita’s regularly offered Happy Hour menu from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. The neighborhood casual eatery is located at Huntington Beach’s Bella Terra Center (7631 Edinger Avenue, Suite 1508). More information and a complete menu of Taco Tuesday offerings can be found at www.solitatacos.com.
solita Tacos & Margaritas Now Offers Convenient Takeout Service
With solita, Partners Matt Baumayr, Rich Howland and Executive Chef Deborah Schneider, the restaurateurs behind the SOL Cocina brand, have created yet another unique interpretation of contemporary Mexican food, with its own personality, look and distinctive menu. Similar to SOL, solita builds on an appreciation for fresh ingredients, big flavors, and seasonally changing menus. They deliver a Mexican food experience in a way that represents the soul of coastal Baja California.
Here's some pics of when I picked up takeout from them earlier today, everything packed neat and comes in a great reusable bag:
solita Tacos & Margaritas Introduces Weekend Brunch
Following is solita’s complete Weekend Brunch menu:
solita offers Weekend Brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday throughout the restaurant.
SOL Cocina introduces sister concept solita tacos & margaritas
Huntington Beach, December 2013 – The team behind Newport Beach's acclaimed SOL Mexican Cocina will open the doors to their newest restaurant concept, solita tacos & margaritas, on Thursday, December 26, 2013 at Huntington Beach's Bella Terra Center (7631 Edinger Avenue, Suite 1508). The new neighborhood-casual Mexican eatery features a distinct menu of bold flavors, imaginative dishes and traditional favorites, served in a casual, social setting, complete with an all-weather patio and indoor/outdoor bar, and take-out service. The restaurant will first open for dinner service and then introduce lunch service on Thursday, January 2, 2014.
With solita, Partners Matt Baumayr, Rich Howland and Executive Chef Deborah Schneider have created yet another unique interpretation of contemporary Mexican food, with its own personality, look and distinctive menu. Similar to SOL, solita takes from that same SOL essence by building on an appreciation for fresh ingredients, big flavors, and seasonally changing menus. The goal is to deliver a Mexican food experience in a way that represents the most loved culinary aspects from the coast of Baja.
At the heart of the restaurant and the menu is an open, oak-fired Santa Maria-type grill and smoker, the inspiration for Executive Chef Deborah Schneider's unique takes on familiar Mexican favorites such as tacos, carne asada, skirt steak asada, ancho chile chicken, oak–roasted chipotle chicken, house carnitas, red chile borracho beef and wood-grilled wild fish - all created with premium fresh ingredients and served with delicious hand-made salsas.
“What makes solita so unique is that we incorporated a wood grill like so many we have enjoyed in Mexico, and created a menu around it that offers fresh, simple preparations made with seasonal ingredients,” explained Chef Deb, who is the author of multiple acclaimed Mexican cookbooks. “The menu at solita has something for everyone to enjoy and can easily be modified to accommodate vegan or gluten-free requests.”
In addition to highlighting the true flavors of Baja, solita tacos & margaritas is meant to transport diners to experience the simplicity, ruggedness, timelessness and warmth of the region. The entire space has been designed not only to reflect the charm and hospitality of Mexico, but also to represent some of the overlooked sophistication that is evident in the country. The airy 150-seat space will offer 80 seats indoors and 70 seats in a covered all-weather patio, with 20 of those seats shared in a unique indoor/outdoor bar.
“Solita is a concept that is rooted in two of the things we love most about Mexico: tacos and margaritas,” said Rich Howland, Operating Partner of solita tacos & margaritas. “My Partners and I wanted to open the kind of neighborhood Mexican restaurant we all wished we had near our homes - a place that combines the distinct elements of Baja and presents them in a relaxed, casual setting.”
The bar menu at solita takes an equally fresh approach to traditional Mexican cocktails, featuring only fresh fruit-based and agave-sweetened margaritas made with 100% blue agave tequilas, that are much more creative than one expects in casual Mexican restaurant. Margaritas will focus on fresh and immediate flavors, and recipes will be made in-house with fresh citrus juices and sugar, and contain no HFCS, preservatives or coloring. Like SOL, solita will offer an extensive selection of artisan, premium and ultra premium tequilas.
solita tacos & margaritas is set to open December 26, 2013 in Huntington Beach’s Bella Terra Center (7631 Edinger Avenue, Suite 1508). More information will be available at www.solitatacos.com.
Following is solita’s complete Happy Hour menu:
solita $5 Happy Hour MenuMonday-Friday | 3-6 PM
Frozen House Margarita
Castle Rock Chardonnay
Jade Mountain Merlot
Two Wood-Grilled Chicken Tacos
Two Oak-Roasted Chicken Tacos
Two Pork Carnitas Tacos
Three Chicken Taquitos
Mini Sweet Potato Fries“What makes our Happy Hour so special is the fresh approach to traditional Mexican cocktails that our bar takes,” explained Matt Baumayr, Managing Partner at solita. “We feature only fresh fruit-based and agave-sweetened margaritas made with 100% blue agave tequilas, that are much more creative and flavorful than one expects to find in casual Mexican restaurant.”