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Solea Restaurant and Tapas Bar

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388 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453-5204 (Cushing Street)
+1 781-894-1805
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Wed 17:00 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Waltham, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had never been to a restaurant like Solea - use to having regular full course meals. It was so much fun reading the menu choices, asking the waitress to explain some of the choices and then ordering several choices so everyone could try each item. Drinks were great and dinner was a wonderful experience. Highly recommend for a fun evening... More 

Thank kaaato
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132 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Let's start with the good things. It has great decor with an outstanding atmosphere. Service was friendly and prompt. In all honesty the food was just average though. My family liked the cheese bread, ravioli and mushrooms. The paella valenciana though was just OK. It was not very flavorful. It lacked the great taste of Spanish food.

Thank AlfredoMartin
Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here for dinner last night with husband and children for Mothers day! To say our night was ruined is an understatement! Spent $150 and half of our order was missing (which we ended up cancelling) as waiter forgot to put the order in! The food itself was below average! Tortilla was black as the potatoes were bruised and was... More 

Thank susanalevyg
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117 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came in with a party of four, determined to try as much as we could. Our waiter was a little sullen, I tried not to take it personally, as we were there to have fun, but he was a bit surly. Was each ordered two or three plates. Most were pretty tasty. The salmon on one was very overcooked... More 

Thank Jctandco
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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Try Palta Reina which is Crab mango and avacado combination. If you love ravioli try Raviolis de mariscos which is made of lobster and crab meat, Salmon eaters can try Salmon a la pancha. And shrimp lovers can try Gambas al ajillo

Thank vinda c
Duxbury, Massachusetts
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94 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

You will need to order a lot of Tapas to get a "meal". For this newby to a serious tapas restaurant, it was an effort. The restaurant was basically empty when the two of us arrived. We asked to sit at a table for 4, that did not go well at all. It seems a table for 4 might be... More 

Thank Standish14
Plymouth, Massachusetts
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97 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

This was my second visit to Solea. The ambience and service is great. The tapas is good, but not great. I would say the food is average for Spanish cuisine and tapas. I have had much better in Boston and NY. We had many different tapas. I thought the shrimp were the best item. The cerviche wasn't that good. I... More 

1 Thank Kentrosi
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

good selection of interesting small plates. some were better than others but overall good experience.

Thank margaret w
Newtown, Pennsylvania
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172 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

This was a perfect spot for 3 women with a lot of catching up to do. A great variety of shareable food and pitchers of delicious sangria. But, the service was slow, and I felt bad for the couple trying to have a romantic evening seated very close to us. The graciousness of the front of the house needs to... More 

1 Thank Rosetwig
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Stopped in here for a few tapas at lunch time. The patatas bravas were delicious, as well as the sangria. The bartender was super friendly. I would definitely return to this restaurant for supper.

1 Thank Christina L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?