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Cafe Sol Azteca

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75 Union St, Newton Centre, Newton, MA 02459-2224
617-964-0920
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Tucked in a corner alleyway of Newton Center, Cafe Sol Azteca is a cozy...
Tucked in a corner alleyway of Newton Center, Cafe Sol Azteca is a cozy and enchanting authentic Mexican mainstay for over 20 years. Featuring cuisine from the Mexico's capital you'll be won over by their cilantro and mole sauces that will make you think you just stepped back into the old country. A full bar features the classic requests of sangria, margaritas, and cervezas while adding plenty more like Mezcal drinks and their "to die for" Mango Mojitos. Nightly chef specials along with an extensive traditional and specialty menu leave your taste buds with plenty to experience. Catch them in the warm weather and join them on their outdoor patio featured on local television programs as the place to be.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food, a little pricey

Great, authentic mexican, I love coming here to eat, lots of choices, however it is a little pricey.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
BillyMaloney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This is a wonderful restaurant that does not disappoint. My family and I have been regulars for years. The food is prepared freshly and authentically. Cadillac margarita is the best you'll find in the region. Enchiladas, asada, mole all terriffic. This place should be on everyone's top list of local newton restaurants. Service is wonderful. Viva la Azteca in Newton,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Great, authentic mexican, I love coming here to eat, lots of choices, however it is a little pricey.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

My tastes have changes, and I now find that these dishes are just too heavy and not quite subtle enough. But once upon a time I would have experienced this as a must-visit destination. Good location and fun outdoor seating.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Sol Azteca has standard Mexican far - no better or worse than other Mexican restaurants in America. I had the beef enchiladas which were good with refried black beans and rice. A little bland but not bad. My friends also had different kinds of enchiladas - both enjoyed. Salsa is good. Fast and good service. I've heard that when the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Been here 4 times or so over the past 3 years or so, and this last visit was staggeringly bad. This place has in the past had decent, but waay overpriced Mexican. The service was also quite sedate (or slow, depending on your mood). This past visit took these issues to a whole new level. The damage for 2 entrees,... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

My husband and I tried this restaurant because it has outdoor seating. The patio area is fairly small and confined within high brick walls on three sides and a lower wall on the fourth side. It was nice to be outside on a warm summer evening, but there was no view. The margaritas were good and the food was pretty... More 

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Waltham, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Very pleasantly surprised by our dinner at Cafe Sol Azteca. Started with guacamole which was a disappointment. Needed salt and some acid. Meals were great. We had Enchiladas Verdes, Chilis Relienos and Tacos Rancheros. The cilantro sauce is really good. I was able to substitute the green sauce for cilantro sauce. Mole sauce underwhelming. Cabbage is great. Gold Margarita to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

While the standard margaritas are great tasting it was served in a small water glass rather than a magarita glass. My daughter ordered one with Patron and that came in the proper glass. We dined outside which was delightful. The service was very prompt, pleasant and efficient. We started with a gaucamole which was plentiful. I had the enchilda suza... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

A small outdoor patio area nestled off an alley and between buildings makes a great dining venue. Excellent mojitos and frozen margaritas. A creative menu with fresh, delicious authentic Mexican dishes. Our table had beef, chicken and seafood entrees with a variety of sauces, including a dark mole sauce and the best green tomatillo sauce I have ever had. The... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We went here for dinner recently and got a nice table on the outdoor patio. Service was efficient to the point of brusk. Food was very heavy and greasy and there were no menu items containing fresh vegetables. Dishes from the kids menus were $6, which is about average, but then they charged us $2.50 for each cup of chocolate... More 

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Additional Information about Cafe Sol Azteca

Address: 75 Union St, Newton Centre, Newton, MA 02459-2224
Phone Number: 617-964-0920
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newton
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD $30
Cuisine: Mexican

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 75 Union St, Newton Centre, Newton, MA 02459-2224
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newton
  • Phone Number: 617-964-0920

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $30
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Description

Tucked in a corner alleyway of Newton Center, Cafe Sol Azteca is a cozy and enchanting authentic Mexican mainstay for over 20 years. Featuring cuisine from the Mexico's capital you'll be won over by their cilantro and mole sauces that will make you think you just stepped back into the old country. A full bar features the classic requests of sangria, margaritas, and cervezas while adding plenty more like Mezcal drinks and their "to die for" Mango Mojitos. Nightly chef specials along with an extensive traditional and specialty menu leave your taste buds with plenty to experience. Catch them in the warm weather and join them on their outdoor patio featured on local television programs as the place to be.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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