In Spanish, Sol means “sun,” and at Sol fusion restaurant in Savannah, you’ll find a southwestern-inspired menu made from the heart and “sol.” They blend tropical ingredients with creative dishes to make a food experience that really shakes things up.
The artistic interior makes you feel like you’ve been transported from Savannah to a rustic cabana in Cancun. You have the option of eating indoors or at one of their many outdoor patio tables, which are donned with umbrellas. The indoor bar at Sol is also available for drinks, as well as dining.
The menu at Sol reflects their artistic, southwestern-feel. It’s like a party for the taste buds! Menu items range from salads to tacos and everything in between. They have a Lime Marinated Skirt Steak Salad, which comes with seared romaine, orange-spiced jicama root, caramelized onions, tequila dressing and blue cheese. Their Mahi Mahi tacos have pan-seared mahi mahi, pico de gallo, pickled onion, spiced aioli and cilantro. They also have a Fried Avocado appetizer that comes with sour cream pico de gallo, and cilantro-lime sauce.
For menu sides, you can get your choice of spicy black beans, Spanish red rice, yellow rice, chipotle coleslaw, sauteed greens, sweet fries or a side salad. They also have a kids’ menu and vegetarian options.
The Dishes: Tortilla Chips & Salsa with tomatillo and avocado salsa and five pepper salsa , The Sol Burger, The Jerk Chicken Sandwich, Bell’s Oberon, and the Hibiscus Margarita
What’s Special About It?
Kenda: “Sol is another neighborhood restaurant that I’m happy to have so close-by. It has a great menu, a laid-back atmosphere and warm, fast service. What more could you ask for?!”
Nathan: “The feel is uniquely Savannah. The mid-town setting overlooks late Victorian homes and the open air setting invites a warm summer breeze. The artwork inside is bright and locally crafted and gives the restaurant a unique feel as you walk into the front of the restaurant. It is definitely a distinctive place to visit.”
What Did It Taste Like?
Nathan: “The food arrived quickly and was definitely fresh off the grill. The salsa was delivered with homemade chips and didn’t disappoint. It had a nice balance of sweet tomatoes and peppery spice that complimented the salted homemade chips. The Bell’s Oberon provided a nice citrusy backdrop to the pleasantly seasoned jerk chicken breast. The spices on the chicken were prevalent, with a cinnamon and spice note added to a nicely grilled meat complimented by fresh avocado. The side slaw, though relatively small in serving size, was a pleasantly sweet compliment to the spicy chicken sandwich, and the black beans added a nice kick to the entree. They all worked together to provide an enjoyable Tex-Mex experience in the heart of Savannah.”
Kenda: “The Hibiscus Margarita was delicious! Served on the rocks, it was light with a kick of tequila – a great drink to go along with our chips and salsa. The homemade chips were thick and crispy with just the right amount of salt. The tomatillo and avocado salsa was almost like a guacamole; smooth and creamy with a hint of spice. I ordered the Sol Burger, which was thick and juicy and topped with caramelized onions and blue cheese. The meat had a hint of cinnamon to it, which was a nice surprise. The sweet potato fries were the perfect side, with an ancho seasoning on the breading and tropical ketchup for dipping. I was curious about this tropical ketchup, and it was like a sweeter take on your traditional tomato ketchup.”
What Did We Say About It?
Nathan: ”The outdoor experience was awesome. It was a pleasantly cool Savannah evening that we could enjoy behind the netting provided in the main dining area. The food was fresh and delicious, and combined with its affordability, provided a wonderful evening for me and the wife. I don’t think you could ask for much more from a Savannah Tex-Mex dining experience.”
1611 Habersham St.
Tues-Sun 5 p.m. – close