Powered By OpenTable: Restaurant Reservations. Right this way.
Restaurant Reservations - Free • Instant • Confirmed
  • Solea Restaurant and Tapas Bar

  • Online Reservations

Solea Restaurant and Tapas Bar
Solea Restaurant and Tapas Bar

Solea Restaurant and Tapas Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.solearestaurant.com
  • Email: info@solearestaurant.com
  • Phone: (781) 894-1805
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Thursday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Tapas / Small Plates, Latin / Spanish
  • Executive Chef: Michael Brunson
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Solea can accommodate groups of 20-250. Call or email for details
  • Private Party Contact: Coleen Noonan; Hope Alvarez (781) 894-1805

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Cushing Street
  • Public Transit: Waltham Commuter Rail is located 4 blocks away.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Moody Street offers city lots up and down the street.
A word from Solea Restaurant and Tapas Bar
Solea offers a warm Mediterranean atmosphere with its richly colored walls, mosaics and sparkling lamps. It is the perfect destination for a quick bar snack, an after work gathering or a celebratory dinner. Private spaces are available for formal sit-down dinners, casual buffets, or cocktail receptions for groups of 25-250 people. The menu includes over 40 tapas (Spanish appetizers and entrees. The bar offerings range from : traditional sangria, Latino cocktails, and wines from Spain, Portugal, Chile, and Argentina.Continued
Foodspotting photos
See all photos >
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
Diner Reviews
  • "Good tapas, loved the decor and the atmospher😊nice and good cleanliness."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Usually love Solea but service was terrible. He didn't come around much to help us and when he did we felt like we were bothering him. "
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Tried out Solea during Boston restaurant week. The cocktails were great and flavorful, but the food not so much. The calamari was somewhat greasy and had no flavor. The garlic shrimp smelled great, but also lacked any flavor, and when eating the shrimp it was soaked in olive oil and just dripped grease. For entrees we ordered the lamb, the beef tenderloin, chorizo, and the lobster crab ravioli. The tenderloin was delicious. It had great flavor and was juicy. The lamb was also cooked very nicely. The chorizo was plain, and the ravioli was under cooked, but the sauce they were in was yummy. Will go back to sit at the bar, but not for an entire meal."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "first time at solea as we were just passing thru the area. really loved the food. excellent tapas! had about 12 different things and all were absolutely fantastic. will try to get back to the area soon."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Been before. Would go again. Would go regularly.... Never had a bad experience. My dining partner (who'd never been) was delighted"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "The two of us just had 6 small plates which we shared. All were very tasty. Cocktails were average. Service was excellent."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We go here a few times a year, and are always reminded of how nice it is to selxt From their wide range of very interesting and often-delicious tapas. For us variety is the spice of life, and a dinner of a dozen tastes Is a welcome change from just a salad and a slab of fish or meat. In our most recent visit, the wait staff was quite forthright (and accurate) in making recommendations from the long list If choices. The crab/avocado was especially nice, and for meat- lovers the tiny apricot lamb chops were wonderful."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We were seated in the large room furthest from the door. At first, this was fine for conversation, but as the room filled up, the noise level made conversation difficult. As we left, we noted that the smaller rooms closer to the door were relatively quiet. Next time we'll ask to be seated there."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "While the food was very good (not excellent), the service was fantastic and the mojito I had was well made. Went with a group and we all had a wonderful time, although the noise level made it difficult to hear sometimes, especially for older ears like mine! Definitely recommend this place for a nice evening out and I would go again in a New York minute."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "This was our 2nd time at Solea. It was great! Just like the first time. High quality tapas that is better than several others we've been to! Will go again!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I went during restaurant week and the food was delicious. There were many options to choose from the special menu. My friends and I enjoyed the 3 course meal."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "4 of us shared various tapas, so we all got to taste different things. Sizzling shrimp was a big hit--definitely sizzling when served. Chicken with interesting sauce, calamari toasted to perfection, and the tres leches cake won ohhhs and aaaahs. The salad was a generous serving and everyone likes bunuelos!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "We brought yet another couple to Solea that had not yet experienced tapas and Spanish food. After an array of tapas dishes and a shared Paella accompanied by some white Cava Sangria they are hooked! We always have a wonderful dining experience at Solea and immediately look forward to our next visit."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The food at Solea is an art form. Each dish is carefully prepared and distinctively flavored with delectable sauces and spices. We were a group of eight and each ordered 2-3 dishes, so were fortunate to be able to share and sample many different items. I can't wait to go back again and will be certain to bring a small herd so that we can again have the pleasure of potpourri of taste sensations. The decor is lovely and the staff could not be more accommodating. It was a family birthday and the restaurant manager thoughtfully seated us in a comfortable spot where we could all hear each other. We had a wonderful time and are guaranteed to become regular customers."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "We visit Solea 3-4 times a year and this recent experience was the first less than great experience that we have had. The food came out sporadically and at the wrong temperatures. Food that should have been hot was warm and food that should have been cold was lukewarm. One dish that we have probably ordered ten times before looked like the portion had been cut in half. When we asked about it we were told it was all done by weight and that sometimes we could have received less than we did this evening. Every other time it was always more. Maybe we got lucky the previous ten times? We are chocking this up to it being restaurant week even though we did not eat off the restaurant week menu."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "I can't say enough good things about our meal at Solea on Saturday night. I was nervous because parking was so difficult, we were a few minutes late for our reservation. Our server was fantastic! The food was excellent! We ended the night with a port flight and churros. I don't think I could pick just one favorite tapas plate. Each was different and completely delicious in its own way. Will certainly recommend to everyone I know, and will be back soon to try the rest of the menu!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Typically when I go to Solea, it is delicious and impressive. This was not truly the case on this past visit. The service was outstanding and the food came out lightning fast (we had over 7 tapas and were out of the restaurant in 45 minutes). However, one of the tapas (tomatoes and goat cheese) was SO burnt that we had to legit lift the black shell layer off in order to see the cheese. The rest of the food was good, but not as impressive as I remembered from previous visits."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "If you love tapas this is the place to go! They also have very good sangria!!"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Great food, great ambience, great friends and a fantastic waitress made for an incredible and delicious experience."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Our neighbors recommended this place and we went in for dinner. We were in Barcelona recently so we had high expectation, which was unfortunate. Each of us (party of 4) ordered 3 tapas. Not only the food came out in odd order (mix of cold and hot plates), we had to ask our server twice to bring out the rest of our order. One of us had no food in front while the others got theirs. Service got extremely chaotic when they started clearing our plates while 2 last orders were simply forgotten. Quality of food didn't rescue the lack of service either. Bottom line: food was so-so, service was insufficient. we won't go back."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Solea is always at the top of our list when friends say "where can we go for something different?" The menu diversity, quality of the food and wine along with a wonderful staff always make for an enjoyable evening. Whether you are two people or ten there is something everyone will enjoy."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "Hosted a bday for my mother with 9 people. Staff were great and helped stay organized enough to even leave ontime for a show we had to attend. Food was also amazing. Don't think we tried anything we didn't have seconds of."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "This was a decent place to eat..wait time was a bit long for such small servings. Too crowded, as the tables were small and scrunched together. People were amicable and very quick with serving drinks. Ambiance was great, really felt like you could get intimate with your dates (or easy to converse with friends). Loud, very loud, but not didn't distract from my experience. I'd reccomend it, but you won't walk away with a once in a lifetime experience."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Not the best tapas in greater Boston and expensive for what you get. Solea provides a cool dining experience, excellent sangria, but the food is only so-so. I have had better and I have had worse: Solea definitely doesn't blow you away with their food."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Solea has become my go to restaurant for work dinners after meetings in Weston. There's something for everyone on the menu and service is always good!"
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "We had a great meal and wine. Tapas were delicious and easy to share for a great variety of food."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Of the many tapas we had, only two were worth the money - a seafood soup special and the lamb meatballs in truffle cream sauce. Examples of the mediocre dishes are the calamari (greasy and flabby), the poblano relleno (dried out), and especially the crab, avocado and mango timbale (made with canned crab,an under ripe avocado with only the smallest hint of mango). We expect to pay for first quality, delicious dishes. We paid a lot for mediocrity. We won't be back."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "My husband and I come here at least once a month. The food and service are super! The reason for 4 stars, even with the reservation we had to wait 20 minutes. Otherwise a great place!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We have been to Solea a number of times. We enjoy the variety of the tapas menu and usually come away satisfied. We had very good service but the food left us feeling a little ho hum. We think it is time for Solea to step up the quality of their tapas dishes."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I've been to Solea many dozens of times. Each and very occasion has been a great evening. The tapas is a delight. The staff has always been more than accommodating. I look forward to enjoying many more evenings of fun, food, and drink with my friends at the highlight of Moody Street."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "I had not been to Solea before and did not Know what to expect. Our waiter was very helpful, making suggestions for types and quantities of menu items. Everything was yummy and tasty. We were thrilled with all of the 12 tapas plates we ordered."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Have eaten here many times and had many different dishes. Always excellent. One dish this time, the waiter noticed not much of it was eaten. He asked if anything was wrong. We said it was not up to our expectations. He immediately took it away and offered another dish. Service was excellent. It is one of my favorite restaurants."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Solea proved the perfect place to celebrate Valentine's day for us. I lived in Spain many years ago and have fond memories of eating tapas; my boyfriend had never tried them. Had we only been able to try everything on the menu--alas! We will be back."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Great place. Exquisite and varied food. Knowledgable wait staff. Wonderful ambiance."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "If you love sangria, Do. Not. Miss the Sangria Royal. So many wonderful things on the tapas menu! Those lamb meatballs, for example. Oh man. I mean, for goodness sake. Go, eat, and by all means take friends, so you can order lots of stuff. I swear no one is paying me to say this."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "Will go back for sure!. Enjoyed it. Fun to try such interesting unique food that is well done. Super flavorful."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "some tapas selections were OK ... better than prior ownership... but still .. entree's were not up to par ... drinks were a modest pour ..."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "My wife and I ate here on Valentine's' Day, and we had a great time overall. Seemed understaffed from the moment we arrived, but we enjoyed a longer than usual dinner and never felt rushed."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Crowd was energetic and fun! Servers were in over their heads. Kitchen kept up well."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "While some of our selections were quite tasty - chicken livers, pork loin, stuffed squid - others were just OK. I would have rated the overall experience higher except for the inattentive service by the waiter. I appreciate it was Valentine's Day and a very busy night - but the management must have known it would be a busy night. The waiter never came over to ask how the food was, and it took a very long time for the credit card receipt to come. We had split the bill in half between two couples - and all the bill was still put on one credit card. I would have expected a bit more of an apology from the waiter (yes it was fixed right away), but he seemed quite distracted all evening."
    Dined on 2/14/2014