so•ca (so•ca stands for “south of the Tropic of Cancer), is one of the newest restaurants to join Cameron Village and is located in the previous Faire location on the corner of Oberlin and Clark Avenue. The restaurant is the sister to downtown Raleigh's bu.ku global street food. The dining rooms and bar provide an upscale casual environment that's fun and approachable. so•ca is modern and beautiful and every detail down to the linens and plates are thoughtfully selected, contributing to an exciting new dining experience in Raleigh.
| 1/2 price wine bottles on Tuesday and Family Style Paella on Thursday! |
so•ca dishes are inspired by food commonly eaten by the local families and street food vendors in over 20 Latin American and Caribbean countries, including Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Peru, Mexico, Jamaica and more. These dishes are not commonly found here in the south, creating a truly unique dining experience. Dinner is every night of the week and brunch is available on the weekends.
I was excited to try a variety of very delicious (and beautiful!) dishes last week that included:
- Black bean empanadas with charred NC sweet corn, pickled onion, oaxaca and salsa verde.
- Red snapper dish was tangy and delicious with crispy plaintains and pureed sweet potato.
- Argentinian charred pork cheeks are simply amazing. (I also heard its probably one of their most popular dishes). Don't miss them!
- The stunning Paella is so beautiful and thoughtfully presented and a seafood lover's dream with mussels, local clams, shrimp, and monkfish served with preserved tomato, sofrito and charred green onion oil.
Helpful tips! so•ca offers complimentary valet parking since it can be a little tricky finding parking during busy evening times at Cameron Village. They offer plenty of large group seating, including a private room for hosting any upcoming holiday events or special occasions.
You will be amazed by the stunning presentation and delicious flavors of these dishes and with shareable plates it's a great place to join up with friends for a dinner you will not likely soon forget!
|Little Mendoza - Bulliet Rye, house bitters, Lillet blanc, Malbec-chicory reduction, brandied cherry|
|Empanadas de Huitlacoche - maseca, black beans, charred NC sweet corn, pickled onion, oaxaca, salsa verde|
|Red Snapper Tiradito - leche de tigre, plaintain, choclo, star anise, sweet potato puree, fresh lime|
|Argentinian Charred Pork Cheeks - goat cheese polenta, roasted garlic chimchurri, pickled onion, bacon-beef jus|
|Paella soca - crispy calasparra rice, mussels, local clams, shrimp, monkfish, tomato, sofrito, charred green onion oil|
HOURS: Mon-Thurs: 4pm-10pm, Friday: 4pm-11pm, Saturday: 11am-11pm, Sunday: 10am-10pm
LOCATION: 2130 Clark Avenue Telephone for Reservations: 919-322-0440
#CVTRENDREPORT: I'm excited to partner again with Cameron Village to feature some of the great merchants in the Village and highlight some 2017 Early Fall Trends and great "hidden gems". I love shopping local and it's been an amazing opportunity to get to know these merchants, their stories and their passion for what they do!