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“Great Tapas”

Solea Restaurant and Tapas Bar
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Ranked #11 of 191 Restaurants in Waltham
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Cushing Street
Transit: Waltham Commuter Rail is located 4 blocks away.
Chelmsford, Massachusetts
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Great Tapas”
Reviewed February 24, 2013

I really enjoy this place. I have been here 3 times and have never been disappointed. The food is delicious. Great selection of tapas. The atmosphere is very authentic. Drinks are very good...especially the sangria. It is fun restaurant for a girls night out.

  • Visited February 2013
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English first
Waltham, Massachusetts
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Many tapas to try”
Reviewed February 7, 2013

At Solea there are many different tapas to choose from, and many of the dishes we tried were delicious. Some of the tapas stood out much more than others (a couple of the tapas were a little bland in flavor). Their Sangria was delicious! I would definitely go back to try some different tapas.

Favorite dishes:
Baked Goat Cheese in Tomato Basil Sauce
Roasted Duck with Berry Sauce

  • Visited November 2012
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Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Nice place, but could improve some things.”
Reviewed February 7, 2013

Overall, it was a decent meal. There were three of us dining and we just kept ordering tapas to share. The crab stuffed avocado was very good. The short ribs were a bit tough. Empanadas had good flavor and the scallops were good as well. Server was somewhat aloof. I had to ask for water three times before some was brought. The sangria from the bar was excellent. Overall, pretty decent atmosphere. However, stay away from the tres leches for dessert. It was very dense and one of the poorer ones I've ever had.

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“nice for a casual dinner”
Reviewed January 27, 2013

great paella! open air table in the front, sangrea, fresh ingredients well prepared. Will go back and might try the paella class!

Visited August 2012
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Boston, Massachusetts
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Romantic and consistently good”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

We enjoyed all of the small plates. The roasted brussels sprouts with fava beans and bacon were amazing! We also enjoyed the rice and beans, beef tenderloin (although it seemed more like a skirt steak as it was kind of flat), and the roasted artichokes. The only complaint about the artichokes was that they were definitely out of a can and thus tasted a bit "vinegary". Also, we prefer it if our waiter asks if we wanted change and says "thank you" as a gesture of kindness.
We will keep on coming back here as we really love it! Also like some of the menu additions/changes.

  • Visited January 2013
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