SOL Cucina to Open This Month in Newport Beach
Although most of the tacos I've eaten come from Santa Ana taquerias, most often grimy hole-in-the-walls with their own kind of "immediacy", I can see the appeal of transplanting this food to more touristy surroundings. In my head, I imagine the kind of scene from those Carnival Cruise commercials (if they actually stopped in Mexico after the swine flu scare).
The place is headed by a cookbook author named Deborah Schneider. Her specialty is, of course, Mexican. Here's more from her website on what she plans to serve: "Pacific seafood and shellfish, wagyu beef, heirloom pork and poultry and locally raised vegetables in an array of antojitos (small plates) and freshly-made tacos as well as entrees like Spiny Lobster Paella, grilled wagyu beef with garlic spinach, and Caldo 7 Mares."
And of course, there will be margaritas. Tiny umbrellas? Unconfirmed.