Solea Restaurant and Tapas Bar
Solea is located in downtown Waltham, MA. We are in the heart of Waltham's restaurant row. City parking lots and street parking are readily available. Solea is close to both Bentley and Brandeis Universities.
We are at the corner of Moody and Cushing Streets. We are 4 blocks from the Fitchburg Rail Line. Solea serves dinner 7 days a week, with lunches Saturday-Sunday.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Good food, good service, nice atmosphere, overall great value. What more could you ask for?
Wonderful service and terrific food. They have not missed a beat during the pandemic. I am thankful that they are open and have stayed true to their mission. A great spot.
The man at the host station was rude!!! They have a code to scan at the front (none on the tables) and an option for one paper disposable men. My husband has trouble sometimes with these so I asked for one and scanned the barcode also.
The man was SO RUDE!!! He made a couple very snide comments about using one or the other and that it costs him money to print the paper menus and that he throws them away because they can’t reuse them.
It was a horrible way to start the night! He was sarcastic and rude!
We have eaten at Solea for over 8 years and never been treated this way!!!
Great service, great food, great Sangria!
Great food and cocktails. Great service. Thanks for a great date night. Support your local restaurants!!!
Great experience, great food, great drinks and we will return
Tables well spaced out. Food was great. Pleasant evening.
I don’t know if it was because it was a Sunday or due to the increasing Covid cases, but we were one of the few couples in the restaurant. It was very quiet, great lighting and decorations, and the service was very quick. The food was delicious and the perfect proportions! Sometimes tapas are too small to really share, but these were great!
Always enjoyable meal, and super friendly staff and management. Try the Gambas Ajillos along with the Churros.
Everything was great
Love this place again and again. Reliably great food, friendly servers, nice outdoor area. We love the calamari, gambas, grilled artichokes and solomillo con chimichurri.
The goat cheese tostada was a little soggy and cold, would be better served warm! Overall food was okay, nothing super special
Great service and great food!! The meatballs, garlic shrimp and Brussel sprouts - delicious! Will definitely go back.
Fantastic and strong cocktails like Missou and Melacaliente. Tapas were wonderful including salmon with creamy dill, steak, patatas bravas, mushroom toasts (I'd prefer these warm to cold though). Postres were excellent too, as was the unobtrusive yet timely service. Pricey a bit, but these poor restaurants need all they can get in this stupid plandemic universe!
It would have been nice if booking an indoor table to not be sat outside and get sunburned I get covid and outdoor seating but have the shade tents up not down
The tapas and sangria were good the paella was watery and not seasoned well at all. We paid and left and will not return.
We got a table for two outside near the tent. The service was great and the food excellent. They seem to be managing the challenges of serving safely during COVID. Give it a try!
Excellent as always. We brought our parents for their anniversary and they loved it.
We felt very safe per Covid. the area was tented so it made it feel more private, but it was outside , tables were distanced and the wait staff wore masks.
We had a great time and it felt so good to be out safely with others.
This place is the bomb and our server was awesome.
Amazing selection of tapas. Great service! Yummy cocktails.
Great! Good food
Sat inside. Good social distancing. Cool tho as restaurant was wide open. Had several servers. Food was good.
Food was good but the server forgot to bring half my meal.
Always unique + delish, great ambience, attentive service, honoring social distance and sanitation.
Solea is a fun trip to Spain without the airfare. Very good/ authentic food, helpful staff and great service. We chose to sit in the open window rather than the street as more space. Terrific restaurant!
Loved our outdoor tapas / friend reunion night. Solea staff was wonderful. Every dish we got was delicious.
great food, service, ambience. love eating outdoors. staff was friendly and responsive. recommend highly for those looking for a fun night out. will be back.
Consistently delicious! Service was outstanding love Soleas
Outside dining. Excellent service and food. The staff was very accommodating. We had several requests re changes to "the usual as prepared" dinners. The waitress was very nice and everything came out as requested. we will return.
food was outstanding
Has been my go to place for over 12 years. I can walk there, and now that tables are outside my gf and I can’t get enough of it. Highly recommended for ambience, service and food and drink quality.
Solea has always been a favorite - and they did a great job at a nice outside cafe with the *street closed down* so no big traffic noises (save a few big moorheads and their noisy bikes...) We 3 got a great range of tapas, and every one was delicious. The sangrea was also excellent, though I prefer a non-sweet red wine. One thing I donot understand though - why do I (who is celiac) have to pay 6 dollars to get three teeny GF rolls (admittedly delicious), while the rest of the table gets endless baskets of bread at no charge?
I really like Solea as a reliable place to go with good food and service. I appreciate they have managed to rework their service and menu during the COVID period.
The seating outside works but if you have a 2 person party you’ll be seated at small tables situated on the sidewalk. There can be pedestrians who walk past your table. Something to consider if you’re concerned about this during COVID.
Solea is on Moody St in Waltham where it is closed to cars. The outside patio has large umbrellas and tent like covers. Public parking lots are not far away. Good tapas food and drinks at reasonable prices.
Food just delicious can’t wait to go back so tasty!!
Great outdoor seating on safe but festive Moody street .
We celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary with our 9 year old high-functioning ASD son. I had been before with friends, but it was the family’s first time. The service was exceptional, as was the food. They were very accommodating and we felt safe and well taken care of. Such a great, memorable time during a difficult time in the world. I can’t say thank you enough!
Great food, service and value! Highly recommend !
Love Solea! Have been going since it opened 18 years ago on a quarterly base with my girlfriends. Nice to be able to go during the Pandemic. Food and service always top notch Minor bummer is they have gone to all plastic cups. Not as nice to have a glass of wine out of a plastic cup.
Solea Restaurant and Tapas Bar does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Solea Restaurant and Tapas Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (781) 894-1805.
Solea Restaurant and Tapas Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 1765 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.