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“Fantastic little tapas place”
Review of Solera D Tapas

Solera D Tapas
Ranked #208 of 1,209 Restaurants in Brighton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $14
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Enjoy our great selection of authentic Spanish tapas with an Andalusian touch. Choose from classic tapas such as tortilla española or patatas bravas to lesser known dishes such as homemade iberian ham croquettes or braised iberian pork cheeks timbale. We also have a carefully selected Spanish wine list. Many of our wines are imported directly from the producers making them unique in the UK – the prices are very reasonable too. We also offer a wide selection of Spanish-style coffees and thick hot chocolates. You can enjoy your food and drink in our informal restaurant or, if the weather permits, our bustling street terrace or quiet patio. We also import many Spanish products that you can buy directly from our deli shop at great prices. See you soon/Hasta pronto!
Reviewed June 9, 2013

We went here on a sunny Saturday afternoon. We went to sit outside, but the pavements were sloping and people could walk straight past you, which was a bit offputting, so we went indoors instead! We went here once before in the autumn and loved it, so decided to return.

The guy who was either the owner or manager (I think I heard him being called Antonio by a colleague) never stopped! He was either taking food to tables, filling up the fridge or talking to customers to check everything was OK. A really friendly guy!

The food is expensive for what it is, but it's soooo nice! We had a dish of mini chorizos and Spanish black pudding style sausage (morcilla, I think) which they poured sherry onto and set alight at the table, chickpea & spinach stew, which was lovely, fried potatoes with a selection of 3 dips - aioli, bravas sauce (which thankfully wasn't very hot at all) and a blue cheese style sauce which was amazing, and these wonderful ham and cheese croquettes, which we had on our previous visit. All of this was washed down with a jug of sangria. The whole thing came to £30 excluding service. We gave a good tip because the waiter didn't stop the whole time we were in there! The menu isn't as big as other Spanish tapas places in Brighton, but a smaller menu is often the sign of a good quality restaurant.

It's a small restaurant with an intimate feel. It's not fast food, and it took a while for the dishes to arrive, but at least you know they're cooked to order. My only criticism would be that one of the croquettes was cold on one edge, where it had presumably been frozen and not heated totally all the way through.

However, the overall quality of the food, the friendly welcome and the authentic food all make this a place to recommend.

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Reviewed June 7, 2013

This is probably my favourite Spanish restaurant in Brighton, it's good value, the food is amazing and has a great atmosphere. Whenever I take people for the first time they love it and are eager to return. The service is relaxed although not particularly efficient, there only ever seems to be one overworked waitress but what's the rush anyway? The staff are always extremely friendly and polite and that's what counts. My two complaints are the toilets which are really below standard and the lack of availability of datiles con bacon and pig cheeks, the majority of my visits these items are not available. It's a shame as they are fantastic so please buy more ingredients Solera as its always a disappointment to not have them. The new tapas restaurant on the site of La Tasca is offering a very competitive menu so I hope the management of Solera are mindful of this and keep their quality of food and standards high.

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Reviewed June 6, 2013

Ate here with my Mum last night! We chose it as we fancied tapas and googled good places to go in Brighton, this came up through Tripadvisor. We got 4 dishes, 2 baskets of bread and half a litre of sangria and the bill came to £38.00. Food was lovely, cooked fresh, very authentic, filling and excellently priced which can be unusual in tapas places. We had the fried goats cheese, baked aubergine, chick peas & spinach and prawns. Hope to come back here some day!

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Reviewed May 30, 2013

We found this place by accident about two years ago, we were lucky to get a table as it is a small restaurant, we always book now. This is the best tapas we've had, always fresh and good quality. So far we've not had a dish that we wouldn't recommend. The meatballs are lovely as is the chorizo and sherry stew. I love the trio of dips with the Patatas Bravas. The wine list is great, we've never had a bad bottle. If you can manage it after all the food the Spanish hot chocolate is fantastic. We've had many a great night here.

Thank Vikki B
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Reviewed May 4, 2013

Had a superb meal on a Saturday night out with friends. Advisable to book in advance as this place gets very busy....it is an incredibly small space, so it does get quite cramped, be prepared to get cosy (this probably makes it more of an authentic experience!). Enjoyed the food and drinks and thought most of it came very close to tapas I have had in Spain/with Spanish friends. The staff are friendly and service was prompt. The toilet was not clean at all.

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