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Solea Restaurant and Tapas Bar

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388 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453-5204 (Cushing Street)
+1 781-894-1805
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Wed 17:00 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Duxbury, Massachusetts
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94 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

You will need to order a lot of Tapas to get a "meal". For this newby to a serious tapas restaurant, it was an effort. The restaurant was basically empty when the two of us arrived. We asked to sit at a table for 4, that did not go well at all. It seems a table for 4 might be... More 

Thank Standish14
Plymouth, Massachusetts
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93 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my second visit to Solea. The ambience and service is great. The tapas is good, but not great. I would say the food is average for Spanish cuisine and tapas. I have had much better in Boston and NY. We had many different tapas. I thought the shrimp were the best item. The cerviche wasn't that good. I... More 

1 Thank Kentrosi
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

good selection of interesting small plates. some were better than others but overall good experience.

Thank margaret w
Newtown, Pennsylvania
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170 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a perfect spot for 3 women with a lot of catching up to do. A great variety of shareable food and pitchers of delicious sangria. But, the service was slow, and I felt bad for the couple trying to have a romantic evening seated very close to us. The graciousness of the front of the house needs to... More 

1 Thank Rosetwig
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in here for a few tapas at lunch time. The patatas bravas were delicious, as well as the sangria. The bartender was super friendly. I would definitely return to this restaurant for supper.

1 Thank Christina L
Newton, Massachusetts
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33 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Very pleasant atmosphere (gets a bit loud on weekends as this place is pretty big); Food is always well prepared and fresh. Good selection of vegetarian, seafood and meat dishes. Sangria is good.

1 Thank Murashka
Newton, Massachusetts
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277 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We went here on the Dine Out Boston week and selected from a large number of tapas. We ordered the Setas al Ajillo Sautéed Wild Mushrooms, Grelos Gallegos Sautéed Collard Greens, Garlic, Pine Nuts & Golden Raisins, Buñuelos Broccoli & Cauliflower Fritters, and Albóndigas de Cordero Lamb Meatballs in Truffle Cream Sauce. We also had the flan and tres leches... More 

1 Thank esj59
Salisbury, Massachusetts
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81 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Went out with another couple for Restaurant Week Boston. 4 Tapas courses for $33. Deal was good, but food and service were a mixed bag. Our table was great and the restaurant seems very nice. Our waitress was less than stellar. We ordered and our appetizer came right out. Felt kinda rushed. I had the seafood marinade which was very... More 

Thank Jeffrey S
Boston, Massachusetts
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70 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Delicious sangria! My place of business hosted our holiday party here. I had heard very good things. The meal was set up as a buffet and there was quite a selection to choose from. Everything I ate-from meats & cheeses to rice and vegetables was very tasty. There was a lot to choose from and everyone was happy. We were... More 

1 Thank Kathy S
Waltham, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I came here with my sister for a fancy-ish dinner while she was visiting me. The food is incredible. Their are a lot of options and it's easy to order several dishes to share. Definitely recommended!

1 Thank elderkin2017

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Mediterranean, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 388 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453-5204
    (Cushing Street)
  • Public Transportation: Waltham Commuter Rail is located 4 blocks away.
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Waltham
  • Phone Number: +1 781-894-1805

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?