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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A last minute choice, so arrived without a reservation but were promptly seated on a moderately busy night. Enjoyed a variety of small plates, sangria. My desert was a mango sorbet--delicious and definitely not small. Service was good and the variety of tapas was excellent.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed May 7, 2022

I attended a business event here, which allowed me to sample the drinks and food. It's sited in a series of connected rooms, several of which can be opened to the outside on a nice day. Makes for a very pleasant and interesting (great colours)...ambiance. The food was tapas, some of which was really good, some of which was just okay. A nice place to hang out an socialize, though there are better places for tapas.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 6, 2022

One of the BEST dining experiences we have ever had! the tapas were all off the charts amazing! Our Server Alicia, was amazing at suggesting the best items. She is also the bartender on other nights so ask for her if you can. Parking was...a bit difficult, but overall, we are sooo happy we got to experience this place and will be back!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed January 2, 2022

Our second visit. Although the menu was more limited than during our first meal, the food was still delicious. We like the Tapas approach because it allows us to order several dishes to share.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed December 30, 2021

Our second visit. Although the menu was more limited than during our first meal, the food was still delicious. We like the Tapas approach because it allows us to order several dishes to share.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed December 19, 2021 via mobile

Returning to Solea after a long time it did not disappoint. Food was extraordinary. The drinks were fabulous. Service was exemplary. It was a lovely evening.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed December 10, 2021 via mobile

We are in Waltham to see our grandsons play basketball so we are having dinner tonight here. Started with the traditional sangria which was very good. I chose the baked goat cheese in tomato sauce. Very good. Next steamed mussels. The sauce had just the...right tang to it. My husband had the lamb meatballs with truffle cream sauce. Excellent. My husband had the beef tenderloin on toast, very good. I had crispy cauliflower, very nice. And tangy. I ordered the lamb chops and they were delicious. The Spanish sausage was good as well. On to dessert. Ordered the flan. It was very good. Our server Veronica, was excellent. She helped us old folk with the electronic bill payer as well lol.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed August 22, 2020

Solea is an average to good tapas restaurant. There were few wow dishes. Highly recommend the special salad offered, the Lamb meatballs, and VERY spicy grilled shrimp mojo rojo. The rest of the offerings were all tasty and filling, but had very little preparation or...presentation. The cocktail drinks in plastic cups was a bit off-putting and sad actually. When you order their very tasty gimlet and in comes in a plastic cup not even half full($12), I almost sent it back. ( Granted this may be a City of Waltham ordinance for the outdoor dining on Moody Street, and as we hadn't dined down there this summer we do not know. ). The over all service was sketchy. Waited 10+ mins for a waiter who never came after we were seated. The hostess finally took our drink order. ...and then the food delivery was all over the place, to the point the our last 2 tapas arrived almost 25 mins AFTER our order was placed and AFTER we had paid the tab!! It seemed the busier the restaurant came the slower our food arrived. It went from table served 5 mins after placing an order to about 25 mins over the 75 mins we were there. (I do thank the manager who stepped up and comp'd those tapas and letting us take them home, as it wasn't something we asked them to do!) The biggest issue I had concerned our dining table was right on what was the Moody Street sidewalk, and walkers were still using the sidewalk for passage down Moody Street within 1-2 feet of our table. This isn't practicing social distancing!! Thankfully all walkers were masked!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed April 22, 2020

Solea is my absolute favorite restaurant in Waltham. The tapas, the sangria, the vibe, the service, the bartenders, everything is always truly amazing. I always go for the royal sangria, patas bravas, toastadas de alcachofas (my all-time fav), lamb meatballs, and the lobster ravioli!!! Anything...you choose will be amazing!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed February 28, 2020

We enjoyed our dinner at the Solea Restaurant. The restaurant is larger than what it seems in the photos. Finding a parking space was a challenge. The waiter was friendly and gave us good suggestions. Some of the tapas were better than others. I liked...and recommend the jamon serrano, patatas bravas, empanadas, manchego cheese and tortilla espanola. The sangria was delicious!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 6, 2020

Great atmosphere. Interesting and tasty Tapas (small plates) We ordered the garlic shrimp (comes with bread), and brussel sprouts to share. Excellent choices. Also the cauliflower and broc fritters. Nice and crispy outside and soft inside but need a bit of seasoning. Quite tasteless- we...thought. Look forward to returning to sample some more!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 16, 2020

Stopped here just for a few tapas after work. Good service at the bar as well as nice drinks. Enjoyed the sizzling shrimp and the crab ravioli tapas. They are always good....and ate too much of their bread, because it is quite good and mixes...well with all of their tapas.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 11, 2020 via mobile

All five tapas were delicious: lemon pasta, red potato, lamb meatballs, salmon, Brussel sprouts. Service, except for one very delayed dish, was speedy.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 27, 2019 via mobile

Stopped in for my 2 favorite tapas dishes, roasted Brusselsprouts & lamb meatballs in a truffle sauce. Consistently wonderful as is the Latinx hospitality!price was right too for the value. I was there late evening so I was able to be seated quickly. Will be...back in 2020! Feliz Anno Nuevo!More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed December 12, 2019

First time going to the restaurant even having lived 4-mins away. A friend and I decided to check it out for dinner. I made the reservation and when I walked in, the host showed me to my table where my friend was already waiting for...me. The server came and introduced himself and asked what we would like to order aside water (we stuck with water). We asked so many questions on what he recommended because I have some allergens. We tried some tapas which was good but the highlight was the Oceano Paella - it was the bomb.com if you like seafood. Some places don't give a lot of meats or fish but they did quite the opposite. We were able to share the food and we were both full. The food was tasty and just well done. We went around 5pm so it was not too packed, cool ambiance and nice decor. And then for desert, I got churros which comes with hot dark chocolate dip which I did not quite like but the churros were good as it was my first time trying it. It was a different vibe but I had a really good time, good customer service and great food.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Solea Restaurant and Tapas Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5