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Solea Restaurant and Tapas Bar

388 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453-5204
+1 781-894-1805
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good44%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“tapas” (163 reviews)
“paella” (33 reviews)
“apricot glaze” (7 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
388 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453-5204
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went in very excited about the menu and the many gluten free options. Staff were friendly and ambiance was nice. Ordered and of the 4 or 5 things we got, only one was super tasty and another pretty good. Everything else was a little cold...More

Thank efm16
Reviewed 1 week ago

The decor is nice, and service was friendly and reasonably efficient. The sound level is pretty high, though. The tapas were generally good: we had the alcachofas salteadas (artichokes--good), the coles (brussels sprouts--good), the patatas bravos (potatoes--better), and the tortilla espanol (nothing special). The paella...More

Thank Brian R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very nice tapas restaurant.
We had one of the best meals we have had in the greater Boston area. A very fine dinner. The menu has a wide variety of tapas. The food quality is excellent, the service is friendly, but the prices are...More

Thank Charles L
Reviewed 14 March 2018

We were looking for an easy restaurant before seeing a movie. Friends had been here before and highly recommended it. I would agree. We enjoyed every tapas, and had an excellent bottle of wine to boot.

Thank Richard R
Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

Solea is a fairly big restaurant with nice windows in the front . They offer many varieties of sangria . We had the Berry In fused red sangria ,,,the whole table enjoyed it. The menu is diverse and there is ample to choose from ....More

Thank GMA1203
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Best tapas in the area, great variety and flavors, I’d recommend the liver, pickled vegetables or steak but everything is great.

Thank ianrbruce
Reviewed 26 December 2017

The tapas were OK--the patatas bravas (staple in tapas) were undercooked, with very little bravas sauce. The spinach with pine nuts was OK. The cheese plate and the paella were the most disappointing, as they were both overly-priced and underwhelming. The paella looks nothing like...More

Thank Marie T
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

There are many dishes to choose from on the menu, AND there is a gluten-free menu. The service was excellent and so was the food. However, the noise level was extremely high as the restaurant was packed. I heard it's quieter at the bar.

Thank 916bettyw
Reviewed 11 October 2017

We lived in the Boston area for over 30 years, and moved to the West Coast some 7 years ago. We ate at Solea recently on a visit back to the East Coast. When we lived here, we used to frequent Solea quite often, and...More

1  Thank Gary J
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Group of friends with a keen taste for sangria and tapas. The whole dinner experience felt like a good friend, who has merely served cold cereal in his life, invited us over for tapas. Kudos for the attentive service. Other than that, I've had better...More

1  Thank culture-hip
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 388 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453-5204
    (Cushing Street)
  • Public Transportation: Waltham Commuter Rail is located 4 blocks away.
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Waltham
  • Phone Number: +1 781-894-1805
  • E-mail
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