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 ofcancer).

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, 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.

please select one from each course for $50++
curated wine pairings available for $30++

gf = gluten free  v = vegan  vg = vegetarian

Dinner $50

first course

  • Nc Peach & Heirloom Tomato Gazpacho

    cherry tomato, cucumber, garden basil, tajín (gf) (v) Weingut Leitz Riesling | Rheingau, Germany

  • Slow-roasted Niman Ranch Pork Belly

    chamoy glaze, smoked potato purée, esquites, pickled tomatillos (gf) Côté Mas Brut Rosé | Crémant de Limoux, France

second course

  • Eggplant Milanesa

    crispy eggplant, nc tomato, baby greens, charred avocado, whipped queso fresco, chipotle crema (gf) (vg (v) Alfredo Bertolani Rosso all ’Antica Lambrusco | Emilia-Romagna, Italy

  • Grilled Marinated Wild Salmon

    nc strawberry salsa, quinoa salad, beet-butterbean purée (gf) Grochau ‘Commuter Cuvée’ Pinot Noir ‘20 | Willamette Valley, Oregon

third course

  • Paletas de Horchata

    coconut, cinnamon, allspice, local berries (gf) (v) Eden Vermont ‘Northern Spy’ Ice Cider | Newport, Vermont

  • Passion Fruit Mousse

    passion fruit gel, fresh mango, pepitas, coconut (gf) Colli Euganei ‘Fior d’Arancio’ Moscato Giallo | Veneto, Italy