Brunch at Solita Tacos and Margaritas in Huntington Beach is something to try for all brunch aficionados and food lovers in general. And, it begins with buckets of flavor and fun.
Let’s start with Mimosas, something most brunches offer. Yes, Solita takes it a step further. In fact, it’s a Bucket Service of Rainbow Fruit or Regular Mimosas. Your bucket has up to four fruit choices pre-poured in champagne glasses and an iced bottle of sparkling wine. The choices: watermelon, guava, mango, strawberry, pomegranate, or pineapple for $20.
The next bucket is Solita’s Michelada bucket with any four beers, served with a carafe of the restaurant’s Michelada mix with chile con limon rimmed glasses for $20.00.
Two other drinks worth trying are the sparkling white sangria (sparkling wine & chardonnay mixed with house made hibiscus reduction and fruit juice). As the menu notes, it’s truly “a crisp, refreshing sangria served over ice in a wine glass for $7. Next try the frozen red wine sangria with Solita’s house made sangria layered over the restaurant’s custom frozen margarita mix $8. One of my favorites.
Oh, and the brunch food
Huevos Rancheros. The perfectly fried—medium—eggs come with corn tortillas, refried
black beans, ranchera salsa, melted cheese, avocado and cotixa cheese, served with 1 side for $11.75. The eggs were perfect (and also available scrambled.)
Chilaquiles y huevos. A must. Either green salsa (my preference) or red salsa versions. Light and fluffy scrambled eggs, corn tortilla strips, cheese (cotix, crema) and pico de gallo with one side (rice or beans) is $10.75. (There’s even a chili tofu for vegetarians.) Also, if you want meat in the chilaquiles, you have the choice of any of the dozen meat varieties used for Solita’s tacos.
Bread Pudding. If you have nothing else (besides Mimosa and breakfast dessert), have the Berry Cinnamon Bread Pudding. The cinnamon comes through along with the creamy brown sugar. It’s topped with a drizzle of warm agave syrup and just enough whipped cream ($10.75). Moist, filled with flavors and berries, as the waitress called the bread pudding: “It’s a brick of love.”
Located in the Bella Terra Center, Solita is a must try for brunch or anytime. Weekend brunch is served 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Solita Tacos and Margaritas is the sister concept of SOL Cocina in Newport Beach, where Chef Deborah Schneider have established a presence and tradition for fine, authentic Mexican cuisine with a Baja twist.
Solita is located at 7777 Edinger Ave., Huntington Beach. Phone: 714-894-2792.