Solea Restaurant and Tapas Bar
Great food and serviceReally enjoyable night out for a birthday dinner - a beautiful candle brought to the table without even asking! Very accommodating on seating and relaxed ordering style.6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWe always find Solea enjoyableWe always find Solea enjoyable and the food good. It has energy and a definite "buzz."6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMTapas!Solea offers an exceptional array of delectable tapas. At a table of five we ordered a whole bunch of food. As every plate came we jumped in and absolutely loved it. One tapas was better than the next. The Plato de Embutidos assortment of meats was impressive and tasty. Boquerones fresh anchovies were really great! The chicken livers (Higadillos de Pollo) were outstanding as was the Palta Reina stuffed avacado. In fact, nothing was even vaguely ordinary. We ate everything and only wished we had room to order more.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, romantic, classyThis particular time, we went out for a dinner date at Solea on our wedding anniversary day. Solea is one of our favorite restaurants, and it is always a great dining experience. The food is fantastic. Great decor, good service. This is a great place to go out with your spouse or significant other or for a romantic date.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday at SoleaI have been to Solea many times. The food and service are always excellent. This time, I was just a bit disappointed in the initial service. I was greeted by two very nice hostesses who seated me while I waited for my friend to arrive. I was surprised that no one came to offer water or drinks for at least 10 minutes while I waited. I felt ignored. Finally, the waiter did ask if I wanted something to drink. After that, the service was good, though the waiter was not quite as personable as most of the waitstaff there usually are. BUT he WAS very efficient, and I have no complaints about that.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGraduation dinner for my daughterA party of seven and we enjoyed the servers recommendations for all courses. They accomodated food allergies and pescatarian requests. We were very happy with the service and menu choices. Great pick and very good food.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat fun eveningWe thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Solea. I could not recommend it more highly. We shared all kinds of interesting tapas and there was even enough for the vegetarian in our group.But the room was very noisy and sometimes that can detract from the experience. The sangria was very special and we all enjoyed that. I dont want to write any more and I want to stop this review and I don thlike that they make you fill up the lines in this box.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother great night at SoleaI dine at Solea around once a year, and when I go, I ask myself why I don't go more often. The food is really good and different. It is a fun place to go with four or more people as you can get a variety of tastes of many interesting dishes. The tables are not too close to one another, which is a plus. The wait staff was very attentive and answered our questions well. The dishes were all tasty. I was pleased they took a reservation - that makes a big difference to us these days as we will not go to restaurant on a weekend night if we have to wait a long time for a table. My only hesitation in going more often is the cost. The dinner cost adds up quickly, particularly if everyone has a drink. It's nice for special occasions, though.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMA Great Night OutOur second trip to Solea was as wonderful as the first. The tapas and paella Valenciana were outstanding. The red and white Sangiria are of the best around. Having experienced a rather stoic gentleman as our main server the first time, we were surprised with a bubbly young woman who went out of her way to make sure we had everything we wanted, including the time to enjoy our meal and our family. We will be back and hope to bring others who cn enjoy Solea.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMFamily StyleThe food was fabulous. We were able to order several different things and share to satisfy the different taste needs around the table. The vegetable paella was GREAT!!!! The service was awesome .. We left completely satisfied.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMSolea High QualityWent to Solea for a special occasion. The food was extremely good -- a unique combination of flavors rarely encountered in the US. Not Latin American, which has a native American influence and Spanish food doesn't. But a thrill to the taste buds. Enjoy!5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMtapasFirst time at a tapas restaurant-waitress very helpful in describing items. Food excellent and plentiful; ordered five tapas for two people and took part of three items home.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good tapas on Moody StreetVery good tapas on Moody Street in Waltham. Be sure to go with a group do you can try a lot of tapas dishes.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMTremendous Tapas!! Ole!My husband and I went here for the first time on Thursday night. We have been to several Tapas restaurantes and Solea definitely ranks in the top 3! The food was incredible (Short ribs, artichokes, and sizzling shrimp were very yummy) and the ambiance great! Loved the open air feel with all the windows open to the street. Very fun and memorable experience. We will definitely be back! If you love tapas and/or an experience while you dine, you need to try Solea. You won't be disappointed5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went out for Mother's day.We went out for Mother's day. The food was good, they had gluten-free options for my daughter which was great. Loved the lamb chops and the pork with blue cheese, delicious!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Mother's Day Lunch!I took my parents here for Mother's day, and both the service and food were excellent. There was heavy traffic on the way in, and my parents were 15 minutes late. The restaurant was not concerned and were completely accommodating, even on the holiday. We then spent nearly two hours eating, and we were never rushed. The food was fantastic - I will most definitely go back! Thank you!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous venue and food!!!!Very attentive staff. Delicious menu. Will be back again,5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMSolea- Pricey but Very NiceSolea is a lovely tapas restaurant with an atmosphere that is both warm and elegant. The first time we ate at this restaurant was to celebrate my daughter's college graduation, and it was the perfect place for this special occasion. We recently returned when we were in the area on Mother's Day. The food and service are excellent. My only criticism would be that I have been to several other tapas restaurants with equally enjoyable menu selections at a fraction of the price. At $9 to $10 per item, the bill runs up quickly - the waitress suggested 2 to 3 selections per person (the plates are quite small) and we found that 2 per person was not enough. If you don't mind overpaying a bit - Solea is an excellent choice for a special dinner.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat tapasEnjoyed the variety of tapas. All very good. Nice wine list and the service also great. Didn't feel rushed. Would be a bit more relaxing if the noise level was lower but it was a busy Saturday night with several events in town.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing food and sangria!!Amazing food and sangria!! However they need more waiters. Very slow service.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGo to placeGreat food. Lots of fun, especially if you like to try a variety of yummy items.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMAll of the food was tasty,All of the food was tasty, but I especially enjoyed the camarones and the baked goat cheese. The sangria was amazing!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThe artichoke tapa and lambThe artichoke tapa and lamb meatballs were outstanding!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWhile the food was very good,While the food was very good, the server never once asked how we are doing, never came by, hardly talked to us.
What we really, really didn't like was the table we were given. We made reservations well ahead of that day, and when we arrived, we were taken to a awful table in the back of the restaurant. When I requested one of the empty tables next to the window, I couldn't have it. I find this attitude extremely disrespectful and disturbing.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMTapas is a great way to enjoyTapas is a great way to enjoy great food with great friends!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was eclectic andThe food was eclectic and delicious. I love the small plates that allow you to sample many dishes with friends without filling up too much. The food was well prepared, beautifully presented and delicious. The restaurant is larger than it looks and has moderate noise level. Not great for a romantic date but good for going out and catching up with friends.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was Excellent, ServiceFood was Excellent, Service was Excellent. Wait time was long but it was busy. They made up for the wait.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMDifferent experience than everyday.Always loved Solea. We used to live in Waltham when it opened and have since moved 40+ minutes away. We went back to celebrate my husbands birthday. ... now with children. There is no kids menu but my 8 year old liked the steak and some of the paella. My five year old enjoyed shrimp and bread. Us adults enjoyed everything from the almonds to the Sangria. We always liked the sausage with fig sauce which proved again to be a winner and the short rib (yum) tasted as if it was slow roasting all day. The paella I thought was underwhelming, but overall a very good experience. I guess it is different when you are bringing children along and going earlier in the evening on a Tuesday, lol. The bar area looks very trendy and colorful and welcoming!4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always, the food here isAs always, the food here is amazing with a wide variety of different flavor profiles. The tapas are good sized, some are almost big enough to be entries. I would recommend 4-6 people go as a group so they can try a variety of dishes.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMMy favorite restaurant. IMy favorite restaurant. I always leave completely happy and satisfied. The extensive tapas menu, which is regularly updated, means that I can always try something new.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went for restaurant week.We went for restaurant week. We asked the waiter to select our tapas choices. He did a great job. Everything was excellent: garlic shrimp, salmon, goat cheese, calamari. The portions were generous (not always the case during restaurant week). Try the berry sangria. So good!3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was succulent and sangriaFood was succulent and sangria magnificent. Skip dessert. Tres leches wasn't good at all. Not light cake as it should be.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was restaurant week, soIt was restaurant week, so I was unable to get a reservation for my ideal time, but my date and I both chose the fixed price 4-course meal. It included a tiny "one bite" sandwich, soup or salad, 3 tapas plates and a dessert each. The small sandwich was really flavorful. The salad was pretty ordinary and I only ate a few bites. My date and I ordered 3 tapas dishes each... All different, and we shared. The bedt dish was the duck with berry sauce. We also got, baked goat cheese, calimari, mussels, and quail. The dessert choices wrre flan or an amazing chocolate cake. There was so much food, both of us became full midway through and he brought the mussels home. A nice night!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was a fun evening. I reallyIt was a fun evening. I really recommend it. Try the stuffed prunes.Delicious!3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMDate or Drinks This Place is It!Really nice place - fantastic ambiance and overall feel. Beautiful decor and very nice staff. Online reservation went off without a hitch and was so easy. Food was delicious, fresh and nicely presented. Will be back again!3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat night out with friends.Great night out with friends. Solea is great with a group. The Tapas are awesome. We ordered 5 tapas for each 2 people and it was the perfect amount. They also have steaks, which a few in our group ordered and enjoyed. They said the chimichuri was very good.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved it! Great atmosphere;Loved it! Great atmosphere; lively but not loud. Waitstaff was freindly and efficient, food was great!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing food and service,Amazing food and service, I had to move the reservation twice because we were running late and they still received us very well. Very happy overall1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM