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Solera

900 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403 (Downtown)
(612) 338-0062
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Ranked #187 of 1,585 Restaurants in Minneapolis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $40 - $60
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Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish, Tapas
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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
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: 9th Street
Transit: On Bus Route.
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English first
Brooklyn Center, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

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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2 helpful votes 2 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Minnesota
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Plymouth, Minnesota
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77 reviews 77 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We had 10 or 12 different Tapas dishes for 4 people. We all enjoyed every one! Wonderful flavors, smells & tastes! And just the right amount of food, so that we weren't going to the Theatre stuffed. Highly recommended!

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

My colleagues and I tried ~10 dishes and enjoyed them all. The dates and mussels were table favorites. Solera has an impressive wine list and a fun mix of beers. Unfortunately, service was uneven. My male colleague promptly received drink refills, while the women at the table had to ask twice. When we were ready to order more tapas, we... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

A sunny Friday night 80 degrees in Mpls..a little rare these days. Let's add some heat with a visit to Solera. This downtown Mpls Block E staple should not be overlooked for a tapas experience. It was date night, we had to decide between tapas or Paella. Mmmm a 40 minute wait for Paella, tapas it will be. There are... More

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New York City, New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Excellent wine choices along with excellent small plates. Something for everyone. Even my teen-aged children found things they really enjoyed to eat.

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Pineville, West Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We selected four items from the tapas menu and all were very good. The white sangria was excellent and the red was even better. Best of all was the price; with tip less than $40.00!

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