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“classy mexican”
Review of Cafe Sol Azteca

Cafe Sol Azteca
Ranked #58 of 258 Restaurants in Newton
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Description: 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.
Newton, Massachusetts
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“classy mexican”
Reviewed August 3, 2012

not that i am mexican, but this food strikes me as more authentic than most of the other places around. the outdoor seating is a little known secret in newton and is really great in the summer. the sangria is amazing!

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Maine
Level 4 Contributor
21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A gem!”
Reviewed July 20, 2012

The atmosphere was fabulous. It starts with a walk in a narrow passageway between buildings and down a set of stairs. Both the patio and indoor seating spaces were full of character.

Drinks were strong, portions were large and the food was yummy. Enchiladas Rojas, verde and chile relleno all delicious. There was a decent kids menu and relaxed, kid-friendly environment. The food came out very fast too. Dinners were 16-25$.

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Boston, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
164 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Good?”
Reviewed July 1, 2012

We stumbled upon this restaurant while trying to discover some new restaurants in our area. On a summer Saturday night, the outdoor space is enchanting. Atmosphere is very quaint and the food more than decent. We didn't really want to spend too much money so we ordered two appetizers which seemed to be more than enough food for us. When we went to order, the server said since we weren't ordering entrees he would have to charge us $8.95 for the chips and salsa (which we did not order, they just brought) Ok, my husband ordered an entree and I stuck with the appetizer, which I could not finish, very rich. Anyway, the food was good, the service was ok but the disturbing thing to me was that people around us were complaining left and right about one thing or another. For example, the people next to us ordered Sangria. It looked cloudy and odd to me, but whatever. The server argued back. The patron went down to the owner and complained. The sangria stayed. What restaurant does this? If a customer does not like something, take it away, correct? I don't know, the food was good, but the message is behave yourself?

  • Visited July 2012
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London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
83 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Owner needs to realise his customers provide his living”
Reviewed June 15, 2012

We went to sol azteca knowing what kind of restaurant it was and therefore the food was as expected and served by our server well and with humour and charm, however, the owner who greeted us was rude, dismissive and uncaring so much so that I confronted him after the meal and told him in a very nice way. He responded in the same dismissive manor.

There is no excuse for total rudeness by a proprietor so if you go to this restaurant, be aware

  • Visited June 2012
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Newton, Massachusetts
Level 5 Contributor
80 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Upscale Mexican”
Reviewed June 3, 2012

Nicer option to some of the plain Mexican options about.
Nice patio area.

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