so∙ca derives its name from several sources: a Peruvian word for sugarcane, a popular style of Caribbean music, and inspiration from a well-known geographical divider, the Tropic of Cancer. Located just north of the Equator, this line of latitude divides many countries around the world. so∙ca centers its focus on the islands and Americas south of this geographical border (south of the tropic of cancer).
Located on the corner of Oberlin and Clark Ave, so∙ca cocina latina brings the flavors of this region to Village District where they share their exotic culinary story seven nights a week during dinner service and on the weekends during brunch. Many of the items on the so∙ca menu allow diners to travel to these unfamiliar lands without needing to leave the comforts of the Triangle. The available dishes are inspired by the foods commonly eaten in the over 20 countries represented on the soca menu. Indeed, while you might not find Brazilian Feijoada, Peruvian Anticuchos, or Puerto Rican Mofongo in many restaurants within the beltline or even in a resort in these countries, you will find them on the streets of Rio de Janeiro, Lima, and Fajardo in vendor stalls or in the homes of the people that live in these lands.
so∙ca’s valet will promptly greet you and escort you up the steps leading to our large Cabana-style patio. Venture inside to the bar and snack on some Trinidad Chana Nuts and an ice-cold Red Stripe. Crafted rum and tequila cocktails excite while a varied selection of mezcal, pisco, and cachaça please even the most adventurous of guests.
A large selection of Latin-inspired street and Caribbean soul small plates lead the menu. Share, mix and match and have fun, before moving to the entrée section and dine on street-inspired dishes of robust steak, elegant fish, exotic lamb, and chicken dishes followed by flavorful and exotic postres. A variety of dining options help make so∙ca a unique experience for all kinds of guests. Their casual fine dining level of service and atmosphere lend themselves nicely to any occasion including important celebrations, business dinners, or just a girls’ night out. The large selections of gluten-free and vegetarian dishes mean that all diners have plenty of choices.