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Cafe Sol Azteca

75 Union St, Newton Centre, Newton, MA 02459-2224
617-964-0920
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Ranked #71 of 226 restaurants in Newton
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
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.
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
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.
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Laguna Woods, CA
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89 reviews 89 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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Birmingham, Alabama
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134 reviews 134 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Newton(Boston), MA
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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Been eating here for years (decades, actually), but tend to go only when its warm enough to eat outside on the charming patio. Only really good outdoor eating spot in Newton, so take advantage of a nice evening. Menu has not really changed in the 20 years I have been going. Food very good, service efficient, free chips and salsa... More

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Chestnut Hill
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I have been coming to Sol Azteca for years. Went tonight with 3 friends; it was freezing cold outside but warm and cozy inside. The ambiance is delightful; it feels like you could be in Mexico. The service was good; but the restaurant was empty. All of our food was standard Mexican fare and was fine. My main course could... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

This had been one of my favorite places for years but the last visit changed all that. The waiter was just above surly and the food served luke warm though the place was almost empty. The decor is largely the same as before and really charming. Am sure the patio when opened will add to the pleasure of eating but... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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59 reviews 59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Contrarily to some of the other reviewers, I liked the ambiance. Colourful mexican tiles liven up a (pleasant) darkly-lit dining room. Fajitas were terrific, and the salsa was nice, with a bit of bite without being overly spicy.

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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Cute place in newton for lunch or dinner. The food is really good, and the sangria is great! The patio is charming when the weather is good.

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013 via mobile

The atmosphere was very good. Food was good as the sauces Verdi, Mole, salsas tasty & plentiful. Good spot for our group.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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68 reviews 68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

I have eaten here a number of times, most recently a few nights ago. The wait staff is always very friendly and attentive. The atmosphere is cute. It definitely is not amazing Mexican food but it is not awful either.

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