Who We Are
so•ca derives it’s 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 Cameron Village where we share our 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 so•ca menu. Indeed, while you might not find Brazilian Feijoada, Pork Cheeks, 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.
Our complimentary valet will promptly greet you and escort you up the steps leading to our large Cabana style patio or guide you towards the elevator that takes you right to our entrance. Venture inside to the bar and snack on some Cuban Tostones 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 our entrée section and dine on street inspired dishes of robust steak, elegant fish, 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. Our 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 selection of gluten free and vegetarian dishes means that all diners have plenty of choices.
Whether you are thinking of so•ca for your next private event or dinner for two, call us at 919-322-0440. We’ll see you soon!