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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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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 16
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  • 6
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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
Standard Mexican food

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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67 reviews 67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
214 helpful votes 214 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Laguna Woods, CA
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113 reviews 113 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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Birmingham, Alabama
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158 reviews 158 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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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?