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900 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403 (Downtown)
(612) 338-0062
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Ranked #186 of 1,583 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $40 - $60
Sun 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish, Tapas
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 9th Street
Transit: On Bus Route.
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English first
New York City, New York
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235 reviews 235 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I would steer you away from the paella which was only ok and suggest stocking up on the tapas which were very good -- particularly the cheese plate. Wine list was ok and reasonably priced.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Having been to Spain and also having really good tapas in big metro areas like NYC, DC and Philly, I was totally surprised that a place in MN could compete and completely satisfy my urge for a taste of Barcelona. Huge, whole prawns and juicy mussels highlighted paella as good as the real deal in Spain. The service was fast... More

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London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Six of us did tapas, wine and paella. The food was pretty good with some interesting options on the menu. I thought the morcilla was particularly good. Service was excellent and although the room is a bit too big there were enough people eating and at the bar to give it a good buzz.

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Excelsior, Minnesota
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73 reviews 73 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

A girlfriend and I went there for Wine and Tapas before attending the Theater. We were not disappointed. Our server, Mitch was attentive and very knowledgeable, and gave us excellent recommendations on the Tapas. Highly recommend the dessert "Cava Pancatta" not sure on the spelling

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Becker, Minnesota
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77 reviews 77 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

Visited here after The Book of Mormon due to their special off a free sangria or dessert after a show. Service was very friendly and helpful. Our food came very quickly. We tried the delicious dates stuffed with cheese and wrapped in bacon - they are heavenly! We also tried a savory dish of red peppers stuffed with cheese which... More

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Brooklyn Center, Minnesota
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We went here for after dinner drinks on our anniversary, and it took about 20 minutes for a waiter to take our drink order, even though it was not very busy. He was neutral faced, and non-apologetic, even though he'd walked past our table several times before that. The view was awesome, though, so once we finally had a drink,... More

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1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Warning – this is a long review but worth the read! I chose Solera Cocina de Espana to host a bachelorette party on August 2, 2014. It was my first time visiting Solera. We had an 8pm reservation but were not seated until 8:15pm. We were taken to a far back (and empty) section of the dining room. Our table... More

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Hudson, Wisconsin
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We had reservation for a bachelorette party this past Saturday, and the atmosphere was nice, the waitress was nice, and the food runners were nice. It's an expensive specialty restaurant, that you would frequently for a special occasion or special treat. We had a group of 10, ordering a few simple dishes and I ordered a paella to share with... More

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We love going to Solera because it feels exotic. We also like eating tapas. Solera is a lovely restaurant and has a good variety of tapas. Some of my favorites are the sweet peppers in goat cheese, scallops, and bistek. Many other are good as well. You just need to sample what sounds good. The "Tinto traditional" sangria is very... More

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springfield missouri
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47 reviews 47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We shared the beef heart ( I know sounds gross) slider and it was fabulous! One of the best things I have ever eaten. We also had the rabbit dish which was also very good. We ordered the escargo but had eaten this the night before at Oceanair and theirs was better. My friend had this drink that was made... More

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