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Solea Restaurant and Tapas Bar

388 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453-5204
781-894-1805
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Ranked #11 of 159 Restaurants in Waltham
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Price range: $31 - $40
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Wed 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Spanish, Tapas
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Cushing Street
Transit: Waltham Commuter Rail is located 4 blocks away.
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  • English first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Went for dinner mid-week with 2 girlfriends. Even though the restaurant was not that crowded, the hostess would not seat 2 of us while we waited for our friend to arrive. The night was warm and we were lucky to get one of the tables near the open windows. The sangria at $8 a glass was pretty good, the wine... More

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Waltham, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I would recommend sitting at the bar for drinks and tapas for dinner. Always great bartenders. Try the Churros for dessert

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Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 via mobile

The window seating lured us in for dinner on a recent trip but we were very disappointed in the tapas we ordered. The broccoli and cauliflower fritters were a huge disappointment - tasted just like fried bread. Meat tapas were ok. Best dish was the green bean tapas. As we left we lamented about having wasted the calories on what... More

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Top Contributor
190 reviews 190 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed this Moody Street standout in Waltham when we visited recently with friends we hadn't seen in decades. Needless to say, we had a lot of story telling to catch up on, and that was the only drawback to this otherwise excellent place -- the noise level was a bit high, both from multiple conversations and from recorded music.... More

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Waltham, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I've been to Solea about 4 different times, and each time the food has been delivered quickly and has been fresh and tasty. The atmosphere is great, although the acoustics can get to be a bit difficult to hear your company. The tables are also fairly small and close together, which can make it difficult to juggle the many plates,... More

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Watertown, Massachusetts, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The front desk was incredibly accomodating and was able to squeeze us into a window seat on a beautiful day at the last minute. I thought the variety of food was great, the lobster ravioli and artichokes were both amazing. Everything else we ate was good - not over the top spectacular. We tried the scallops and garlic shrimp, both... More

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Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I first visited Solea last year when I was in town with my husband and son for a soccer tournament. We met extended family for tapas after a game, and I have been thinking about it ever since! We were just back in the area for the same soccer tournament and met family there on Sunday night; I was so... More

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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145 reviews 145 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014 via mobile

Meeting up friends, sharing tapas and a few beers is an ideal option. This restaurant is a good choice - busy but not too noisy. Service is fine, though they kept trying whisk the menus away (we wanted to just keep ordering a few plates at a time, as you tend to do in tapas bars!) But the orders were... More

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Newton, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We have eaten here many times, most recently after a movie with our grown son and his wife. This is a dependably fin lace to eat. The variety of the tapas is very good, and the service is fine. the only complaint this time is that the order got a little fouled up -- some stuff came late and some... More

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Massachusetts
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179 reviews 179 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We ate lunch at Solea, and were completely, pleasantly stuffed by sharing 3 plates each. The best plate was spiced goat cheese pieces, very lightly breaded and fried until creamy and hot, and drizzled with honey-fabulous. Also very good was cauliflower & broccoli croquettes with a light mustard aeoli dip, grilled sliced chorizo sausage, rosemary flavored petite lamb chops, and... More

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