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.
- 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
Shrimp, Squid, Scallops & Mussels
Flavored Flan of the Day. Contains Dairy
Churros con Chocolate
Cinnamon-laced Fritters with Dark Chocolate Ganache. Contains Dairy & Gluten
David was great, food was excellent
So glad a friend recommended Solea! Great variety of delicious small plates. Each could be shared by 2-3 people and hubby and I were well-fed with 5 plates.
Lamb meatballs and the Brussels sprouts were outstanding.
We had not been to Solea since the start of the pandemic, and boy are we glad we came back. After dish was outstanding, along with great Sangria. We will back soon!
Food had some hits and misses. But fun environment-not too crowded or noisy, even on a Saturday night.
The food is amazing and the staff is highly trained and works hard. However, the tables have been wobbly the last few visits, and seats near the windows are very warm. Don't let that cause you to avoid the amazing food!
We had a great waitress and the food was excellent. Never a bad experience!
We love this formula where we can taste different delicious plates. Solea has been one of our destinations for birthdays and anniversaries.
My family went out for dinner, first time in 16 months! We chose Solea and had a wonderful, delicious dinner to share. Loved all of it! My guys had cocktails that woke them up! Very good, polite and friendly service. We will go again.
My wife and I have been to Solea a number of times. The last one was summer 2020 when restrictions were reduced. This time the menu offerings were fewer but fortunately, at least for us, all of our favorite were there - lamb meat balls in cream, sizzling shrimp in garlic sauce, artichoke, mushroom and goat cheese crostini. There were a couple of others as well. The wine list was short, but we found a a bottle of white that we enjoyed. Service was very good and the space between tables was excellent. A really good experience.
The menu is still a bit limited but everything was delicious as always!
Spent a leisurely lunch with a party of 5 outside on a recent sunny afternoon. Food was excellent. Service was just right for our groups comings and goings: attentive without being overbearing.
Food was great and sangria was amazing! We had a wonderful time on the outside patio. Highly recommend for a fun evening of food and drinks!
Amazing place to eat and drink! I little bit noisy because of costumers but the service was incredible.
Mother’s Day - liked the vibe. Tapas very good but paella not that great
Super clean, covid friendly, nice decor and excellent food!
Came here Saturday night with my family. I've been here before, but not since the pandemic. My husband and I love tapas and the boys enjoyed themselves too! Our server was attentive to our needs and the restaurant followed COVID guidelines. They do have outdoor seating, but it was too cold for that night - I hope to return!
Love this place! Seating was well spread out. The food amazing. I am always excited to eat here and yet it always exceeds my expectations. Just wonderful!
Delicious food, great outdoor dining setup, and the staff was very attentive. Our only trouble was that the online menu was very hard to read--it's on a black background with small print that's really hard to see on a screen outside in the sun. But other than that, the QR code menu setup worked very well.
As always, the food was delicious and the atmosphere was nice.
Veru nice experience food was good we got tapas and drinks. My only complaint about the menu is a charred or grilled octopus would be a good choice they do offer calamari but something else for an option is an idea. The white sangria was very tasty and not too sweet. We got a dish with mussels that was very fresh. Will be back
Great dinner place. Big restaurant, good food and great drinks.
Our server was so kind and the food came very quickly. Everything tasted amazing and it was exactly what we wanted. Overall could not have asked for a better experience.
The food was delicious per usual. The server seemed a little flustered. But otherwise great time
The host was kind of rude. His demeanor was not inviting. The server was absent the whole time. So absent the owner came and asked if we needed anything because he noticed we were looking around. He was the highlight of the night. The food was good. Other than that it wasn’t all that great. The restaurant is gorgeous. We would go back but ask if we can sit anywhere but Olivia’s section. She was horrible. I only know her name because of the receipt.
Little bit pricey but the food was delicious, service was fast and friendly, and it’s a beautiful restaurant to sit with friends and share food together
My daughters birthday
A great night out. Able to eat overlooking the street. The service, food and ambience were wonderful. Fernando was a very attentive and available host. Strongly recommend
Everybody was nice and helpful, with a nice table spread apart to meet the COVID guidelines. The reason we gave 2 stars for food was the lack of authenticity of tapas and paella. Patata Brava was not done correctly, Lamb Chop was not flavoured enough, and the paella was not at all a traditional paella but more of a rice dish with chicken and chorizo.
Except for 202, we have eaten at Solea at least once a month since it opened. It is a great, neighborhood restaurant. We have also picked up carryout, regularly during the pandemic. Last week, having been vaccinated, we ate in for the first time in a year. It was, of course, quiet and almost empty. When Solea is full, the noise is moderate: we do not go back to restaurants too noisy for conversation.
Food wasn’t that great - not going back. Tapas are done better elsewhere
Great ambience and very relaxing atmosphere. Food is consistently good and service at all levels is consistently good.
I haven't been here in a couple years but was very happy that I came back. Great menu selection and was lovely to sit at the bar.
Seriously some of the best food I've ever eaten! Service was on point, environment was cozy without being too loud. Will definitely visit again if and when I'm in the area!
Everything was delicious. Can’t wait to go back
Food was bland, there are much better tapas places around
The food and service were terrible. Veg Paella is money down the drain !!!
Too much money for nothing. Nothing Spanish about the Paella.
I've been going there for years and the quality and experience never disappoints. It's my favorite tapas restaurant in all of New England.
Our favorite local restaurant for both special occasions and drop in weekend meals.
This was our first bad experience here. The shrimp we ordered was still grey from being undercooked, so we had to send it back. The calamari was tough and we had dirty glasses when we sat down. Very disappointed, especially with it being a Valentine’s Day dinner.
Dined there on 13Feb2021. Lamb meatballs were sad and mushy, the churros were boring and tasteless, and the restaurant was out of unsweetened iced tea (who runs out of that?). We’ve had better dining experiences at Solea before so maybe they just had an off night.
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 1813 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.