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Solera Restaurant & Bar

5410 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80220-1410
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Ranked #336 of 2,508 restaurants in Denver
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American, Californian
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Grape
Transit: 15 and 15L stops at Glencoe
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42 reviews from our community

80% Recommend
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English first
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

How I missed this gem in all of the years (14) that it has been there I will never know. Perhaps I was put off by the location on Colfax and Grape. My mom recently went to Solera for her birthday and encouraged us to celebrate our anniversary there. We loved it! We sat outside in their lovely garden. The... More

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Denver, Colorado
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61 reviews 61 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This is our local little restaurant that we go to when we just want to have a quick bite (or even a not quick bite). We love their happy hour with their tapas menu that allows you to get smaller plates of their regular dinner menu. The wine selection is always great. Goose (the owner) really knows how to pick... More

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Denver CO USA
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100 reviews 100 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I met some friends here for dinner and was pleasantly surprised by the lovely wine selection and the small plate options. We shared quite a few options, including the cheese plate (gouda, tallegio, blue), house marinated olives, thai style calamari (the small was plenty for 3 of us), salt cod fritters (not as good as they looked), lox flatbread (absolutely... More

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Redwood City, California, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I search my phone for a place to eat near the Denver Museum of Science and Natural History and came up with Solera. They have both dinners and tapas plates. We opted for tapas and had the Manila clams, cod fritters, Tomato Toast and butterleaf salad. We also shared some cheeses (Machego and Delice Monsire (a great double cream from... More

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Denver, Colorado, United States
18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Duck was good. Calamari wasn't. Clams couldn't have been smaller. Everything else seemed very salty. Service could have been better, but I liked the ambiance. Overall it was too expensive.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We received a warm welcome from "Goose", the owner of Solera when he heard we has never visited his restaurant before. The atmosphere in this restaurant was so welcoming. Our time was shirt so we only has time for tapas, the Farmers Board. Our server gave us amazing suggestions. We will definitely be back.

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Casper, Wyoming
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

If you are looking for a menu with a wide variety of surprising flavors, this is the place for you. The chef's board selections have many interesting meats and cheeses. The pork belly sliders melt in your mouth. The mussels are sublime. The duck breast was the best I have ever had. I don't think you can possibly make a... More

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Los Alamos NM
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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

The restaurant offered 12 different tapas. We ordered 8 to share with 4 people, more than enough food! My favorite was the ricotta dumplings. Spouse liked the calamari best. Bread was served with a reduced balsamic vinegar that was tasty! We visit Denver about once a year. We'll go back,

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Littleton, Colorado
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

The waitress was a snob, the food was overpriced and took forever to be presented. We continually had to ask for refills on drinks and bread.

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Virginia, USA
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75 reviews 75 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Other reviewers have nailed this: a somewhat off-putting exterior, in a neighborhood where you wouldn't expect fine dining, but a pleasant interior (even when the much-praised patio wasn't open because of rain). Service was exceptional: servers (not sure if one might have been the owner) were very well-informed about the food and the wine choices, prompt with attention without being... More

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