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What To Eat After Christmas…Tacos of Course! Huntington Beach’s Latest Pride: Solita!

Posted on 23 December 2013 by Danny

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Turkey and ham leftovers not sound appealing the day after Christmas?  You’re in luck!  Solita, Huntington Beach’s latest epicurean pride, will be opening it’s doors on December 26th.  Located in Bella Terra facing Edinger Blvd, Solita is the embodiment of authentic Mexican cooking housed in a beautifully designed restaurant.  All design elements draw inspiration from the proprietors’ many travels to Mexico.  An example includes overhead lighting made from tequila presses.  Cool stuff.

But most importantly, the food is fantastic.  On top of that, it’s affordable.  The vision for Solita is simple yet sophisticated neighborhood Mexican food, able to be enjoyed by everyone.

Solita

Solita

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From a drink perspective, Solita specializes in that awesome libation.  The margarita.  Only 100% Blue Agave is used and the margarita mix is made fresh daily from fruit, never premade.  Absolutely delicious.

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The same pride and attention to ingredients is brought to Solita’s food which we had the pleasure of tasting.  The following are some of my favorites!

Tequila Shrimp and Avocado Sundae:  Lightly cooked shrimp with blanco tequila, salsa fresca, lime juice and chipotles layered with Marta’s creamy avocado sauce in a sundae glass.

Tequila Sundae

Tequila Shrimp and Avocado Sundae

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yellowtail Ceviche Tropicale:  Diced fresh Gulf of California Yellowtail tossed with fresh squeezed lime juice, serrano chiles, cucumber, bits of tropical fruit & salsa fresca, avocado.

Yellowtail Ceviche Tropicale

Yellowtail Ceviche Tropicale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Queso Al Forno:  Bubbling Mexican cheeses with green onions and serrano chiles in an iron cazuela, with corn and flour tortillas.

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Guacamole Solita:  Fresh made guacamole served “old school” in a fried tortilla bowl, topped with diced mango, tomato, onion, serrano chile and cilantro.

Guacamole Solita

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pork Carnitas Tacos:  Succulent pork, slow roasted.

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Guava Margarita:  A margarita with a tropical twist – pink guava nectar shaken with Agavales blanco tequila, fresh lime juice and agave nectar, finished with a pinch of sea salt.

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Grilled Corn Elote:  Whole ear of sweet corn roasted and grilled with butter, chipotle salsa, california chiles, cotixa and green onion.

Grilled Sweet Corn Elote

Grilled Sweet Corn Elote

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cabo Loco Chicken:  Crispy coconut breaded chicken with a side of spicy lemony salsa.

Cabo Loco Chicken

Cabo Loco Chicken

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chicken Taquitos:  Fried corn tortillas stuffed with shredded chicken and cilantro, with lettuce, salsa fresca, sour cream and guacamole.

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Cadillac Tacos:  Wood grilled beef asada topped with chipotle shrimp.

Cadillac Tacos

Cadillac Tacos

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wood Grilled Wild Fish:  Seasonal/local fish, simply grilled, with lime butter.

Wood Grilled Wild Fish

Wood Grilled Wild Fish

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Horchata Cocktail:  Solita’s house made horchata served on the rocks with Agavales Blanco tequila, 1921 Crema, and a touch of cinnamon.

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Frozen Watermelon Margarita:  A simple refreshing cocktail made with Agavales blanco tequila, fresh lime juice, agave nectar and a splash of soda.

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2 Responses to “What To Eat After Christmas…Tacos of Course! Huntington Beach’s Latest Pride: Solita!”

  1. I liked your review of Solita. My favorite dish was the Elota and the Queso, both amazing. I like your blog.


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