SoCal Neutral Bay

1 Young Street 2089 Neutral Bay Australia Map
  • Mexican
  • Good for groups
Average price AU$55.00
8,6 /10
527 reviews
166 reviews

About the restaurant SoCal Neutral Bay

SoCal Neutral Bay is brought to you by boutique hospitality group Applejack Hospitality, which was founded by seasoned professionals, Hamish Watts and Ben Carroll.

Having travelled to California for a surf trip, Ben & Hamish ate and drank their way around the state and fell in love with the food, drinks and ambience of the golden state. Returning to Sydney they have poured this influence into SoCal Neutral Bay to evoke the laid back, southern Californian surf vibe and theme.

SoCal is all about fresh & modern Southern Californian ‘share-style’ street food, packed with Latin American spices alongside ‘low’n’slow’ smoked meats, house-made sauces and freshly indulgent sides.

Restaurant prices

Average à la carte price
AU$55.00
(average à la carte price based on a two-course meal excluding drinks)
Prices and menu can change. Those prices don't take into account any promotion and are VAT included.

How to get to the restaurant SoCal Neutral Bay

Services

  • Bar , Cocktail , Open sunday
Fabulous
8,6 /10
Only clients who have dined at the restaurant, after booking on TheFork, can leave their opinion.
  • 10
    74
  • 9
    147
  • 8
    180
  • 7
    74
  • < 7
    52
Food
8,6
Service
8,5
Setting
8,8
515/527 reviews
Michelle H.
Explorer
(4 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 4 Jan 2020
Another great night at SoCal. Food, service & atmosphere 10+. A little bit hot outside on the balcony but that’s to be expected with 40+ degree weather, the singer and guitarist were incredible! Thanks for a fun night.
Restaurant
Thanks for the lovely feedback, so glad you had a great Evening!
Unfortunately that sort of heat can make the Terrace a little tough at times, so apologies for that.
Hopefully see you guys again soon!
Sally G.
(1 review)
Average Rating
8,5 /10
Food
8
Service
8
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 30 Dec 2019
Great local bar with yummy food for sharing and a nice atmosphere. Helpful staff always friendly. Menu changes but has great options including vegetarian
Felicity A.
(1 review)
Average Rating
9 /10
Food
10
Service
6
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 13 Dec 2019
Staff weren’t too happy that I had to increase my table of 5 to an 8 but in the end we snatched a bar table and enjoyed a great night of margaritas and tacos. Awesome atmosphere and great variety of drinks
Sian D.
Explorer
(4 reviews)
Average Rating
9 /10
Food
10
Service
8
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 30 Nov 2019
Great food and atmosphere
Scott G.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 8 Nov 2019
I’m not sure why the reviews complain about the small food portions. It’s a Taco Bar. The menu is designed to order as you eat. The service was first class. The food took no time to arrive and for a busy Friday night our waitress was very attentive and organised. Great music. Great vibe. Definitely will return to this great little find.
Abhishek B.
Foodie
(32 reviews)
Average Rating
7,5 /10
Food
7
Service
8
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 3 Nov 2019
The Lamb shoulder was amazing, rest of the food was ok
Also the quantity of guacamole with corn chips was meagre to say the least, can be little more generous
We reached early but we’re still accommodated so that was nice
Steph C.
Explorer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
9,5 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 27 Oct 2019
Exceeded my expectations!
Neil A.
Conqueror
(5 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 2 Oct 2019
Service was awesome!! Food was great and they did there best in making sure we were happy!! Love Socal and would recommend it to everyone as I have for years now! Great work guys!!!
Jenny C.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
8,5 /10
Food
8
Service
9
Setting
9
  • Meal date : 28 Sep 2019
Lovely service and customer service. Fast and efficient! Perfect for us !
Restaurant
Thanks so much for the kind words and positive review Jenny!
We look forward to hopefully getting to see you soon!
Cassandra M.
Explorer
(2 reviews)
Average Rating
10 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 12 Sep 2019
Service was great and food delicious. Great Margaritas??.
A A.
Foodie
(246 reviews)
Average Rating
7,5 /10
Food
7
Service
6
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 7 Sep 2019
Went there with a large group for dinner and drinks to celebrate a birthday. The set menu was $45 pp and the food was great. The cocktails were great too!
Jennifer M.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
9 /10
Food
9
Service
8
Setting
10
  • Meal date : 6 Sep 2019
Having lived in Texas, I’m quite picky about Mexican food. SoCal did not disappoint. The guacamole was appropriately spicy and the tacos were interesting, savoury and not heavy. There was a very nice selection of tacos and other Mexican staples offered and I’ll definitely be returning to try more.


The atmosphere is fantastic and, true to its name, feels like you have stepped into Southern California. Great vibe.


The service was attentive and very accomodating of our group, which kept fluctuating in number. They were flexible and did a great job taking care of us.


Muchas gracias, SoCal!
A A.
Foodie
(257 reviews)
Average Rating
6,5 /10
Food
6
Service
6
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 2 Sep 2019
Fun place to catch up with friends
Mark W.
Explorer
(4 reviews)
Average Rating
8,5 /10
Food
8
Service
9
Setting
9
  • Meal date : 1 Sep 2019
Always a fun welcoming atmosphere and great food.
Vivienne M.
Adventurer
(1 review)
Average Rating
9,5 /10
Food
10
Service
9
Setting
9
  • Meal date : 15 Aug 2019
Really good experience.. we will be back!!
A A.
Foodie
(259 reviews)
Average Rating
9,8 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
9
  • Meal date : 11 Aug 2019
Great food and service
A A.
Foodie
(293 reviews)
Average Rating
9,3 /10
Food
9
Service
10
Setting
9
  • Meal date : 11 Aug 2019
Great food, lots of gluten free options.
Paul W.
Foodie
(23 reviews)
Average Rating
8,8 /10
Food
9
Service
9
Setting
8
  • Meal date : 8 Aug 2019
Excellent Mexican food, with great service added on top!
A A.
Foodie
(289 reviews)
Average Rating
8 /10
Food
8
Service
7
Setting
9
  • Meal date : 8 Aug 2019
Great food, will go again
A A.
Foodie
(267 reviews)
Average Rating
9,8 /10
Food
10
Service
10
Setting
9
  • Meal date : 1 Aug 2019
We had a group of ten, and were really well looked after by the team on the night - super friendly and attentive staff. We did the $45 group booking menu, and the Food was really delicious!
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