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Cafe Sol Azteca

75 Union St, Newton Centre, Newton, MA 02459-2224
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Ranked #94 of 229 Restaurants in Newton
Price range: $0 - $30
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
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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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English first
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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63 reviews 63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 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
17 reviews 17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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101 reviews 101 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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153 reviews 153 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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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 0 - 30
Cuisine: Mexican

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