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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” (166 reviews)
“paella” (35 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
388 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453-5204
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Solea Restaurant & Tapas Bar specializes in the small Spanish dishes we enjoyed so much during our visit to Barcelona some years back. The ambiance and decoration of Solea are quite nice. We were at a large table and the restaurant was quiet enough that...More

Thank Dalefarkas
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited as a group of 2: had cocktails, wine, tapas, and dessert. Cocktails are well-made, not too strong and not too sweet. Wine selection was appropriate, as were wine prices. Staff was friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. Service was excellent. Tapas selection was varied, larger than...More

Thank Girish M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant has a great ambiance; the Big windows were open the night we dine there. The food was not as tasty as I expected; the drinks were fantastic. The service was just regular. We tried most items in the menu; no recommendations for any...More

Thank deborahchi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious authentic food. Amazing bloody Mary's and other cocktails. Great location with window seats which open fully on a nice day. We had a superb waiter called Kevin. Really enjoyed our lunch.

Thank Claire27
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Varied menu with multiple sangria options. Buy by the liter. Atmosphere is good for business, family or couples. The tapas choices cover fish, chicken and of course the lamb meatballs. The paella was a great dish to share. Ample parking on side streets and also...More

Thank KevinAGould
Reviewed May 4, 2018

Good place for Drinks but don't go for the food. There were 8 of us celebrating a farewell to a colleague at work. Ordered every tapas on menu and 2 paellas. The tapas were ok. My favorite tapas was the Brussel sprouts..lots of bacon. All...More

Thank Annette W
Reviewed April 19, 2018 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 April 16, 2018

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 April 1, 2018

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 March 14, 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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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