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Cafe Sol Azteca

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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75 Union St, Newton Centre, Newton, MA 02459-2224
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Filderstadt, Germany
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Second time we've been here and wasn't disappointed. Authentic, fresh ingredients, huge servings and great service. Everything came out piping hot and was delicious. Guacamole is AWESOME! A bit pricey for our normal dinner budget but location dictates price. Was well worth it!

Thank 2Bears2016
Newton, Massachusetts
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50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Sol Azteca is cozy and inviting inside in the colder months, and a real oasis (hidden in an alley) for dining al fresco in the warmer months. This is not a fancy place, and the menu is standard and never changes, but it is consistent. The margarita selection is good, as is the sangria. The guacamole, tacos, enchiladas and other... More 

Thank ellen00007
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Great place, cozy. The food is very good and accurate. Prices are ok. I recommend the beef and the guacamole. Margaritas, as well!

Thank Esteban C
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68 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

Visited Cafe Sol Azteca this past week and truly enjoyed the outdoor seating area! It's relaxed, comfortable and welcoming. The service was challenging as the patio was packed and there were only 3 staff on. Sadly, it took 10 minutes for our chips/salsa, 15 for someone to take our order and another 25 minutes for my friend to get her... More 

Thank nazollo
Pleasantville, New York
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62 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

Very good food and service once you find it! Everyone was pleased with their entrees and shared appetizers. Service was very good.

Thank Judy P
Grantham, NH
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106 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2016

Small and very friendly, this restaurant provides very good food although a bit pricey for Mexican. Cadillac Margaritas are great, so bring a designated driver if you want 2 or 3!!!

Thank edwaterman
Boston, MA
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2015

The food is always tasty but by no means outstanding. It is an attractive and friendly place. It is not too hard to get a table even on busy nights. When the weather is warm, get a table outside.

Thank traveler1567
Brookline, Massachusetts
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163 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2015

We met our friends here and it was a really nice dining experience. Café Sol Azteca is a bit hard to find -- you have to navigate your way in back of a landmark building in Newton Center, and it's a little bit of a maze. And then downstairs and into this cozy basement area that's nicely Mexican. But it's... More 

Thank Dave S
Brookline, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2015

An unlimited flow of chips and spicy salty salsa can ruin your apetite and make finishing a 3-dish combo a challenge. The plates are generous. The sauces are not memorable and the refritos sticky and dark with little flavor unless you add some of that salsa. The liter bottle of our drink had too much fruit juice and no fruit,... More 

Thank hfaigel
Newton, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2015

The Sol Azteca patio is a nice place to be on a summer night but that is about as far as it goes. We ordered guacamole and it has several hairs in it. Not an auspicious beginning. We ordered three different meals and all were mediocre. Mine was chicken tacos and they were essentially tasteless. Bland and served in an... More 

Thank Maggie39

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?