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Thursday, December 26, 2013

solita tacos & margaritas

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 s
olita,” 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
To-go options inspired by Baja-style street fare now available at neighborhood-casual eatery

Huntington Beach, JUNE 2014 – Huntington Beach’s neighborhood-casual Mexican restaurant, solita tacos and margaritas, introduces takeout service to their already highly acclaimed menu of authentic-inspired offerings. Guests may now place to-go orders from solita Executive Chef Deborah Schneider’s distinct menu of bold flavors, imaginative dishes and traditional favorites. Located at the Bella Terra Center (7631 Edinger Avenue, Suite 1508), the Baja-inspired eatery now features an exclusive street-side takeout window.
Guests will be able to enjoy solita’s full menu of Coastal Mexican favorites, including antojitos such as the famed Grilled Corn Elote and Yellowtail Ceviche Tropicale; popular taco plates and tasters; as well as solita specialties including Chef Deb’s Skirt Steak Asada with Toreados, Wood-grilled Fajitas, and the Perro Caliente “Changa.”
“With solita, my partners and I wanted to open a neighborhood restaurant that is reflective of what we loved most about our trips to Mexico,” commented Chef Deb, who is the author of multiple acclaimed Mexican cookbooks. “Throughout our travels, we became inspired by the rustic simplicity of Mexican street food. The addition of our takeout service will allow us to present our Baja-inspired dishes in a manner that is reflective of the quick and easy Baja-style street fare.”
In addition to her regularly offered menu items, Chef Deb’s takeout menu also features a la carte and Party Pickup options. A la carte offerings include solita’s special Whole Oak-roasted Chipotle Chicken and “Build Your Own Taco” packages which feature meats roasted on solita’s Santa Maria-style grill and smoker including Carne Asada, Wood-grilled Ancho Chile Chicken, and Grilled Fish Mazatlan, as well as vegan and wheat-free options. The Party Pickup option features a taco buffet that presents three kinds of delicious wood-fired meats equipped with tortillas, solita taco fixings, solita’s famous chips & salsa, plus three sides. Add-ons to the Party Pickup option include cheese enchiladas, chicken taquitos, and solita’s margarita mix, all of which are available in specified quantities.
“The addition of takeout service will allow us to serve more of our community,” said Matt Baumayr, Managing Partner of solita Tacos & Margaritas. “With the many Bella Terra residences directly above us and more in close proximity, along with a rapidly increasing fan base, we’re excited to provide our growing number of guests with an all-new way to experience solita.”
solita Takeout is available Sunday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. solita is located at Huntington Beach’s Bella Terra Center (7631 Edinger Avenue, Suite 1508). More information and complete Takeout Menu is available at www.solitatacos.com.
ABOUT SOLITA
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.
At the heart of the restaurant and the menu is a wood-fired open grill and oak 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.
The bar menu at solita takes an equally fresh approach to traditional Mexican cocktails, featuring fresh fruit-based and agave-sweetened margaritas made with 100% blue agave tequilas. Margaritas focus on vibrant and immediate flavors, and all recipes are made in-house with fresh citrus juices and sugar, and contain no HFCS, preservatives or coloring. solita offers an extensive selection of artisan, premium and ultra premium tequilas.
In addition to highlighting the true flavors of Baja, the setting of solita Tacos & Margaritas invites diners to experience the simplicity, ruggedness, timelessness and warmth of the region. Much of the interior detail and furnishings were hand-made by Mexican artisans and craftsmen, and the space reflects the charm, sophistication and hospitality of modern Mexico, but also to represent some of the overlooked sophistication that is evident in the country. The airy 150-seat space offers 80 seats indoors and 70 seats in a covered, all-weather patio, with 20 of those seats shared in a unique indoor/outdoor  bar.

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 Takeout
solita Takeout
solita Takeout



solita Tacos & Margaritas Introduces Weekend Brunch

Huntington Beach’s neighborhood-casual Mexican restaurant offers a fresh, flavorful menu of Brunch favorites


Huntington Beach, April 2014 – Huntington Beach’s newest restaurant concept, solita Tacos & Margaritas, has already received rave reviews for its menu of contemporary Mexican food, and it will add to its success with the introduction of Weekend Brunch.  A new menu of Baja-inspired Brunch items are now offered every Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Executive Chef Deborah Schneider presents fresh ingredients and big flavors in Mexican favorites such as Huevos Rancheros and Chilaquiles y Huevos. To complement her menu, solita Mixologist Colin Pflugradt offers a beverage menu of Fresh Fruit Mimosas, Frozen Sangria, and solita's Bucket Service of Rainbow Fruit or Regular Mimosas, Ice-Cold Beer, or solita's famous Michelada for those who opt for a more lively Brunch experience.

Following is solita’s complete Weekend Brunch menu:


solita Brunch
Served every Saturday & Sunday 
11 AM – 3 PM

huevos rancheros
corn tortillas, refried black beans, fried or scrambled eggs, ranchero salsa, melted cheese, cotixa, served with one side
(optional: add bacon, chorizo, chicken, or carne asada)

breakfast burrito
red flour tortilla, refried black beans, scrambled eggs & cheese, served with pico de gallo and one side
(optional: wet red or wet green or ‘el flag’ with both salsas & cheese; add bacon, chorizo, chicken, or carne asada)

chilaquiles y huevos
corn tortilla chips, onion, red or green salsa & cheese, topped with scrambled eggs, cotixa cheese, crema and pico de gall, served with one side
(optional: add bacon, chorizo, chicken, or carne asada)

berry cinnamon bread pudding
sweet & creamy with brown sugar, fresh berries, and ceylon cinnamon, served warm with a drizzle of agave syrup, brown sugar sour cream sauce and a dollop of whipped cream

fruit plate with greek yogurt & agave
mixed seasonal fruit, pineapple, mango and berries served with Greek yogurt and a drizzle of agave syrup

Brunch Cocktails

mimosa
classic Champagne and OJ cocktail - the best mimosa deal in town at $3

fresh fruit mimosas
your choice of watermelon, guava, mango, strawberry, pomegranate, or pineapple

solita bloody mary
solita's take on a traditional Bloody Mary kicked up a notch using Chef Deb's house-made Chile de Arbol hot sauce

sparkling white sangria
a crisp refreshing sangria served on the rocks in a wine glass, featuring Champagne and Chardonnay mixed with house-made hibiscus reduction and fruit juice

frozen sangria 
a frozen version of red wine sangria, featuring house-made sangria layered over our custom frozen margarita

Brunch Bucket Service (for 2 or more guests)

mimosa bucket 
a bottle of our sparkling wine in an ice-filled bucket (serves 2-4)

rainbow mimosa bucket
color up your bucket with up to four fruit choices pre-poured in your Champagne glass -- options include watermelon, guava, mango, strawberry, pomegranate, or pineapple (serves 2-4)

beer bucket
any four bottled beers; served on ice with limes in a beer bucket

michelada bucket
any four bottled beers; served on ice with Chile con Limon-rimmed glasses and Michelada mix

“We set out to offer a vibrant and fun Weekend Brunch menu that takes the same fresh approach to traditional Mexican cuisine and cocktails that our our lunch and dinner menu takes,” explained Matt Baumayr, Managing Partner at solita. “This menu presents our fans with a unique, creative and flavorful new option for weekend dining.”
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
New neighborhood-casual dining destination to open in Huntington Beach’s Bella Terra Center 

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.



solita Tacos & Margaritas Introduces Happy Hour!
Huntington Beach’s new neighborhood-casual Mexican restaurant offers a $5 weekday Happy Hour menu
Huntington Beach, February 2014 – Huntington Beach’s newest restaurant concept, solita Tacos & Margaritas, has introduced a new Happy Hour, offered from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday in its bar and bar patio area. On its new Happy Hour menu, solita will offer its signature house margarita, frozen house margarita and skinny margarita made with fresh citrus juices, agave and 100% blue agave tequilas for $5 each. The neighborhood-casual Mexican eatery will also feature a $5 culinary menu of solita specialty tacos featuring wood-grilled and oak-roasted chicken, and juicy pork carnitas.

Following is solita’s complete Happy Hour menu:

solita $5 Happy Hour Menu
Monday-Friday | 3-6 PM

House Margarita
Frozen House Margarita
Skinny Margarita
Castle Rock Chardonnay
Jade Mountain Merlot
Well Drinks

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.”









1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So fancy for mexican food.
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