Sol Azteca Restaurant

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$30 and under
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Mexican / Southwestern

Specializing in authentic Mexican cuisine and located in Boston on the Brookline/Boston line. Sol Azteca serves an array of popular and traditional dishes such as tacos, enchiladas and tostadas. Made from scratch salsas and sauces, home made desserts, hand-fried chips daily - this is not fast food. Fresh ingredients and real chile peppers are used in our recipes. We make Mole Poblano sauce in-house from scratch - that's over 20 ingredients! Some of our signature dishes include Shrimp Cilantro, Pollo Mango, Chiles Relleno, Chilaquiles. Chips and salsa are complimentary with each entree. Come enjoy a margarita made just for you with our house-infused spicy tequila, mezcal or another fine tequila, our award-winning sangria, imported Mexican beers and wines.



Family friendly. Kids' menu. Vegetarian and gluten-free dishes are also available. Outdoor patio. Private room for birthdays and functions up to 50 people.


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New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It had been years since I'd been to Sol Azteca...and it's still one of the best Mexican Restaurants I've enjoyed. Pama-Rita is delicious...as is the black bean soup, carnitas and guacamole! Check it out!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Birthday dinner! Made a notation on the reservation, and yet service staff forgot to acknowledge it at dessert.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best enchiladas verdes I’ve ever had!

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OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My nephews 21st birthday

OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Very accommodating for a last minute reservation. Host was pleasant. Margaritas were not very good with a lot of ice. Fajitas were very good with a large serving although there could have been more tortillas. Chicken quesadilla was terrible. Deep fried with plain chicken inside. No flavoring or cheese. Rice seemed dry and old. Tab was reasonable.

CM
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food (the guacamole is tremendously good) and drinks. It's a great place to dine on the patio.

OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Food was a little bland and service was a bit slow.

MP
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a delicious dinner on Saturday of Labor Day weekend at Sol Azteca. Boston was crazy busy with BU student move-in but Sol Azteca did a fantastic job getting us seated and served efficiently. We enjoyed dining at an outside table and the food was delicious. The owner made sure we were seated promptly and checked on us during our meal. We felt very welcomed and appreciated. Thanks to the entire staff for an enjoyable dinner. We will definitely return when we are back in Boston to visit our daughter. :)

CE
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

The service was very very slow but the food was good.

OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was great our waitress Dilly was fanatic . Food was great and a lot for the money . Drinks are also great . I’d recommend it . Everyone works there was super. nice.
We will be back soon.

W
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Surprisingly, other than shrimp, no seafood on the menu. Otherwise, good Mexican staples. But menu could be updated

AD
15 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I grew up in So Cal and I love authentic Mexican food. We live in NJ now and don't have any really good Mexican restaurants near us. We do seek them out in NYC and when we're in other big cities. I had read many of the great reviews and we were super excited to check this place out. The restaurant was in a good location, beautiful authentic decor. Friendly, but slow service. Food was fresh but not very flavorful...the four of us had a mix of menu items, including a special...they were all just okay. Margaritas were watered down, weak. All in all, it was just "meh." Bummer...

NW
New England
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We have been going to Sol Azteca since it opened in 1973. It has always been one of our favorite restaurants. We always considered the chips and salsa the best in the city, but we did not enjoy the new chips and salsa. The rest of the food was good, but not quite as good as in the past. The banana / caramel dessert was excellent as always.

RC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are regulars here. The service is great and outdoor patio just the thing in the summer.

KM
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great waiter, great atmosphere , delicious pork tostadas

ES
London
24 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been eating here forever. They are one of the longest running Mexican restaurants in town and it is because their food service and menu choices are spectacular. Outdoor seating in the summer is really nice. Inside in the winter is warm and cozy. Always a great dinner.

MT
New England
10 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I love Sol Azteca. The food is always wonderful and super yummy margs.

LM
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always. Have been going there since they opened in 1974. Always fantastic. Best salsa I have ever had. Absolutely my favorite for Mexican food.

SR
New England
8 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Amazing food, drinks and service. A bit pricy for the area

J
New England
167 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had a lovely meal. I had a great Flor de Cana run and Mexican coke for my cocktail. I had the tasty chicken and rice as well as the savory Fish Veracruzana. My wife enjoyed the Mango chicken. Great service, outside seating and flavorful food. Prices were fair; portions were large. This was a great meal.

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The menu at the restaurant was different that what was online which was a little disappointing, as I couldn’t order what I originally wanted. The food came out really fast, but took a bit for a server to initially come over. Food was good overall.

ML
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sol Azteca is always a favorite stop for us. Great food and amazing sangria! Relaxed atmosphere and terrific staff.

TR
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Overall fine - sat outside so minimal restaurant noise - food was good but not exceptional - service seemed slow though it didn’t impact us because we were not at all in a hurry. It was okay but no real need to hurry back.

SM
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and drinks were delicious. Service was great. Very happy

CS
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very excellent food, margaritas, lighting, and service. Thank you!

RL
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Good place to catch a good meal before a good game!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Consistently good if not innovative. Some outstanding dishes such as the Queso Asana. Plus they make a great Margarita

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently one of the best restaurants in Boston and some of the best Mexican food I have had. Cozy but without feeling crowded. And great sangria

MD
New England
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service and food were both great. We both had fajitas, vegetarian for my sister and shrimp for me, both were excellent.

OT
New England
32 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of our favorite local restaurants. Always good.

OT
New England
8 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, friendly service in a quaint atmosphere. We'll come back for sure!

SA
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience at Sol Azteca! Such a low-key place with delicious food and tasty drinks. It's the perfect place to grab a bite after work with friends and/or co-workers. The enchiladas with mole are a staple for me, and the complimentary salsa is delightful, especially paired with an order of fresh guacamole.

l
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been a loyal customer of Sol Azteca since they opened 45 years ago! The food is the best tasting, most authentic Mexican food I’ve eaten anywhere in the US! The menu is varied and I’ve had the opportunity to try just about everything. The sangria is absolutely the BEST. The salsa and chips are better than anywhere. The queso is delicious. The veracruzano sauce is my favorite. The banana and caramel dessert is unique, light and perfectly SUPERB.
Back in the 1970s I lived around to he corner. Now I make the hour trip when i want to make sure I get a great meal.

KD
New England
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was completely amazing. Delicious food, great service, and the best frozen margarita!!

JC
New England
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

My party was courteously greeted when we arrived. The host dismissed, with a gentle and non-fake smile, my apology for being 10 minutes late. Our waitress's timing between asking what we wanted to drink, to eat, whether we were pleased, etc., was just right. I ordered the molé poblano. The chicken was moist and falling apart, the molé sauce was well balanced and thickened by reduction just so, the other parts of the dish were tasty and comforting. The management runs a tight ship while maintaining a welcoming atmosphere.

OT
New England
8 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The queso asado (fundido) was a fabulous appetizer with the homemade chips. The enchiladas were equally delicious. The fajitas were somewhat disappointing in their presentation (not "sizzling"), but was tasty. The fajita tortillas were seemingly "old" or overcooked in that they did not roll up well (hardened). Friendly staff and fun ambiance. We'll be back!

a
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have never been disappointed at Sol Azteca over the many years that we have been going there.

BD
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice environment, our waiter Miguel was awesome make us have a great time there, the food it's good, fair price. Original Mexican flavor and Mexican people that's the Best.

AZ
New England
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A nice place for authentic Mexican fare. Go early and it's kid-friendly, go later and it's a nice romantic setting with good drinks. My only suggestion would be more consistent lighting throughout the restaurant.

f
New England
11 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 3

they used to serve the best drinks. the last time they were barely drinkable

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