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Solea Restaurant and Tapas Bar, Waltham, MA

Solea Restaurant and Tapas Bar

4.4
4.4
1853 Reviews
$31 to $50
Tapas / Small Plates

Solea offers diners a taste of the culinary heritage of Spain right in the heart of Moody Street. Since opening our doors in 2001, we’ve made it our mission to give the Metro West area a reason to look forward to sunset every day of the week. Solea offers an array of Spanish tapas, four types of paella as well as house made churros. We make all sangria in house and offer either by the glass or by the pitcher. Stop by to try our Gambas al Ajillo!



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 now offers delivery thru our website via DoorDash!

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Booked 25 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Tapas / Small Plates, Latin / Spanish, Spanish

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (781) 894-1805

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Damyen Beckett

  • Private party facilities

    Solea can accommodate groups of 20-250. Call or email for details

  • Private party contact

    Hope Alvarez: (781) 894-1805

  • Neighborhood

    Waltham

  • Cross street

    Cushing Street

  • Parking details

    Moody Street offers city lots up and down the street. The following streets have city parking lots: Pine, Spruce, Walnut, and Chestnut. Please DO NOT park behind Solea, it is not our lot and you will get towed.

  • Public transit

    Waltham Commuter Rail is located 4 blocks away.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Charcuterí y Especialidades

    Charcutería

    • Plato de Quesos*$12.00

      Assorted Spanish Cheeses

      • Plato Mixto*$20.00

        Cured Spanish Meats, Assorted Spanish Cheeses, Pimientos & Olives

        • Jamón Serrano*$14.00

          Cured Ham from Spain w/ Toast Points

          • Aceitunas Aliñadas$6.00

            Imported Marinated Olives

            • Pimientos Asados$7.00

              Garlic-Marinated Roasted Red Peppers

              Tapas

                Vegetable

                • Ensalada Mixta$9.00

                  Classic Mixed Green Salad w/ White Balsamic Vinaigrette

                  • Ensalada del Dia$9.00

                    Seasonal Salad of the Day

                    • Espinacas Gallegos$9.00

                      Sautéed Baby Spinach, Garlic, Pine Nuts & Golden Raisins

                      • Coles$9.00

                        Brussel Sprouts, Bacon, Onion, Sherry Butter

                        • Pao de Queijo$6.00

                          Tapioca & Cheese Bread

                          • Aceitunas Aliñadas$6.00

                            Imported Marinated Olives

                            • Pimientos Asados$7.00

                              Garlic Marinated Roasted Red Peppers

                              • Sopa del Dia$9.00

                                Seasonal Soup of the Day

                                • Esparragos$9.00

                                  Grilled Asparagus, Garlic-Lemon Aioli, Shaved Manchego

                                  • Tostadas de Alcahofas$9.00

                                    Artichoke, Mushroom & Goat Cheese Crostini

                                    • Patatas Bravas$8.00

                                      Potatoes w/ Piquant Tomato & Garlic Alioli Sauces

                                      • Patatas Fritas$7.00

                                        Basque Fries

                                        • Arroz y Habas$8.00

                                          Rice and Beans

                                          • Queso de Cabra Montañes*$9.00

                                            Baked Goat Cheese in Tomato Basil Sauce w/ Bread

                                            • Buñuelos$9.00

                                              Broccoli & Cauliflower Fritters

                                              • Tortilla Espanola$7.00

                                                Potato & Onion Omelette w/ Spicy Creme Fraiche

                                                • Coliflor Picante$9.00

                                                  Crispy Cauliflower w/ Spicy Red Pepper Sauce

                                                  • Bread & Spread$4.00

                                                    Seafood

                                                    • Camarones a la Plancha$12.00

                                                      Grilled Shrimp w/ Spicy Mojo Rojo

                                                      • Mejillones a la Salmorra*$14.00

                                                        Steamed Mussels, Spicy Tomato & Wine Sauce w/ Bread

                                                        • Calamares Fritos$12.00

                                                          Fried Calamari w/ Tomato Sauce

                                                          • Gambas al Ajillo*$12.00

                                                            Sizzling Garlic Shrimp w/ Bread

                                                            • Ravioles de Mariscos$10.00

                                                              Artichoke Raviolis in a Langostino Cream Sauce

                                                              • Ceviche del Dia$12.00

                                                                Citrus-Marinated Tilapia

                                                                Carne

                                                                • Chuletillas$14.00

                                                                  Baby Lamb Chops w/ Apricot Glaze

                                                                  • Albóndigas de Cordero$12.00

                                                                    Lamb Meatballs in Truffle Cream Sauce w/ Bread

                                                                    • Lomo de Buey a las Frutas$13.00

                                                                      Beef Tenderloin, Apricots, Prunes & Figs w/ Brandy Cream Sauce

                                                                      • Solomillo con Chimichurri*$12.00

                                                                        Beef Tenderloin on Toast w/ Spicy Herb Sauce

                                                                        • Chorizo a la Plancha$9.00

                                                                          Grilled Spanish Sausage

                                                                          • Empanada$6.00

                                                                            Crispy Beef or Chicken Turnover

                                                                            • Pechuga de Pollo a la Plancha$11.00

                                                                              Grilled Chicken Breast w/ Basil Chimichurri Sauce & Marinated Cherry Tomatoes

                                                                              • Pato Braseado$13.00

                                                                                Roast Duck Leg w/ Berry Sauce

                                                                                Paellas y Platos

                                                                                  Paellas

                                                                                  Spain's Traditional Saffron Rice (paella) or Pasta with Garlic Aioli (fideuá) Dish

                                                                                  • Valenciana$44.00

                                                                                    Chorizo, Chicken, Shrimp, Squid, Scallops & Mussels

                                                                                    • Oceano$40.00

                                                                                      Shrimp, Squid, Scallops & Mussels

                                                                                      • Pollo y Chorizo$34.00

                                                                                        Chicken Thighs, Chorizo & Garbanzos

                                                                                        • Verduras$32.00

                                                                                          Seasonal Vegetables, Garbanzos & Herbs

                                                                                          Postres / Desserts

                                                                                          House Made Desserts

                                                                                          • Flan$8.00

                                                                                            House Vanilla Flan, Mocha Caramel Sauce

                                                                                            • Fresh Churros con Chocolate$10.00

                                                                                              Cinnamon-Laced Fritters, Dark Chocolate Ganache

                                                                                              • Tarta de Chocolate$10.00

                                                                                                Rich Warm Chocolate Lava Cake, Whipped Cream, Strawberries

                                                                                                • Quesos y Mermeladas*$12.00

                                                                                                  Daily Selection of Cheeses, Quince Paste, Fresh Berries

                                                                                                  • Solea Sorbet$10.00

                                                                                                    Tropical Sorbet with Fresh Berries

                                                                                                    Coffee & Tea

                                                                                                    • Espresso$4.00

                                                                                                      Regular or Decaf

                                                                                                      • Cappuccino$5.00

                                                                                                        Regular or Decaf

                                                                                                        • Freshly Brewed Coffee$3.00

                                                                                                          Regular or Decaf

                                                                                                          • Tazo Tea$3.00

                                                                                                            Assorted

                                                                                                            Single Malt Scotches

                                                                                                            • Macallan 12 Year$15.00

                                                                                                              • Glenfiddich 12 Year$19.00

                                                                                                                • Glenlivet 18 Year$23.00

                                                                                                                  After Dinner Drinks

                                                                                                                  • Carajillo$5.00

                                                                                                                    Espresso Laced with Brandy

                                                                                                                    • Café Español$10.00

                                                                                                                      Coffee, Brandy, and Licor 43

                                                                                                                      • Café Soleado$10.00

                                                                                                                        Coffee with any of the following Liquors: Kahlua, Frangelico, Bailey's, Sa,buca, Amaretto, Gran Marnier

                                                                                                                        • Chocolate Martini$12.00

                                                                                                                          Godiva Chocolate Liqueur, Vodka, Vanilla

                                                                                                                          • Espresso Martíni$12.00

                                                                                                                            Freshly Brewed Espresso, Vodka, Vanilla, Kahlua, Licor 43

                                                                                                                            From the Bar

                                                                                                                              Sangrias

                                                                                                                              House Made Spanish Sangria Available by the Glass Or the Pitcher (Litro). Approximately four glasses of sangria per litro

                                                                                                                              • Red & White Sangrias To Go$38.00

                                                                                                                                We are temporarily offering 750mL plastic bottles of our Red & White Sangrias to go. Just add ice & orange slices

                                                                                                                                • Classic Red

                                                                                                                                  Red Wine with Brandy, Orange Juice & Triple Sec

                                                                                                                                  • Glass$11.00
                                                                                                                                  • Litro$35.00
                                                                                                                                • Sparkling White

                                                                                                                                  Cava with Peach Schnapps, Brandy, Mango & Pineapple Juices

                                                                                                                                  • Glass$11.00
                                                                                                                                  • Litro$35.00
                                                                                                                                • Sangria Royal

                                                                                                                                  Red Sangria with Cava & Orange Liqueur

                                                                                                                                  • Glass$12.00
                                                                                                                                  • Litro$42.00
                                                                                                                                • Sangria Del Dia

                                                                                                                                  Ask about our Flavor of the Day

                                                                                                                                  • Glass$12.00
                                                                                                                                  • Litro$42.00

                                                                                                                                Cocktails

                                                                                                                                Craft Cocktails Featuring House-Made Mixers and Drink Infusions

                                                                                                                                • Blood Orange Sidecar$12.00

                                                                                                                                  Maker's Mark, Triple Sec, Blood Orange Purée

                                                                                                                                  • Basque In the Sun$12.00

                                                                                                                                    Hornitos Reposado, Agave, Fresh Orange & Lime

                                                                                                                                    • Ran Kan Kan$12.00

                                                                                                                                      Mezcal, Bacardi Silver, Passion Fruit Liqueur, Mango, Bitters, Fresh Lime

                                                                                                                                      • Unpaid Intern$12.00

                                                                                                                                        House-Infused Spicy Tequila, Grapefruit, Chile de árbol, Aperol, Fresh Lime

                                                                                                                                        • Blueberry Ginger Mojito$12.00

                                                                                                                                          888 Blueberry Vodka, Ginger Beer, Muddled Mint & Lime

                                                                                                                                          • Basil Cucumber Gimlet$12.00

                                                                                                                                            Hendrick's, St. Germain, Muddled Basil, Cucumber & Lime

                                                                                                                                            • New Old Fashioned$12.00

                                                                                                                                              Bulleit Rye, Cinnamon-Infused Cherries, House-Marinated Oranges

                                                                                                                                              Cava & Wine

                                                                                                                                              Available by the 6 Oz. Glass or Bottle. Ask About Our Porróns for The Table! Wines are listed lightest to fullest. Vintages subject to change based on availability

                                                                                                                                                Cavas y Rosés

                                                                                                                                                • Xarel-Lo Blend, La Cuvee Brut Reserva, Gramona, 2016, Penedés, Spain (Sparkling)

                                                                                                                                                  • Glass$10.00
                                                                                                                                                  • Bottle$40.00
                                                                                                                                                • Pinot Noir, Gelida Brut Reserva, 2015, Sant Sadurni d'Anoia, Spain (Sparkling)

                                                                                                                                                  • Glass$12.00
                                                                                                                                                  • Bottle$44.00
                                                                                                                                                • Garnacha, Breca, 2020, Aragón, Spain (Still)

                                                                                                                                                  • Glass$12.00
                                                                                                                                                  • Bottle$44.00

                                                                                                                                                Tinto ~ Red

                                                                                                                                                • Pinot Noir, Luigi Bosca, 2018, Mendoza, Argentina

                                                                                                                                                  • Glass$12.00
                                                                                                                                                  • Bottle$44.00
                                                                                                                                                • Malbec, Cab. Sauv., Merlot, Syrah, Domaine Bousquet, 2019, Mendoza, Argentina

                                                                                                                                                  • Glass$13.00
                                                                                                                                                  • Bottle$48.00
                                                                                                                                                • Tempranillo, Garnacha, Sierra Cantabria, 2015, Rioja, Spain

                                                                                                                                                  • Glass$14.00
                                                                                                                                                  • Bottle$50.00
                                                                                                                                                • Tempranillo, Viña Eguía Reserva, 2015, Rioja, Spain

                                                                                                                                                  • Glass$15.00
                                                                                                                                                  • Bottle$55.00
                                                                                                                                                • Cab. Franc, Pnot Noir, Malbec, Syrah, Merlot, Quinteto, Loma Larga, 2018, Valle de Casablanca, Chile

                                                                                                                                                  • Glass$10.00
                                                                                                                                                  • Bottle$40.00

                                                                                                                                                Blanco ~ White

                                                                                                                                                • Vinho Verde, Twin Vines, JM Fonesca, 2020, Controlada, Portugal

                                                                                                                                                  • Glass$10.00
                                                                                                                                                  • Bottle$40.00
                                                                                                                                                • Verdejoo, Naia, 2019, Rueda, Spain

                                                                                                                                                  • Glass$10.00
                                                                                                                                                  • Bottle$40.00
                                                                                                                                                • Albariño, Licia, 2019, Rias Baixas, Spain

                                                                                                                                                  • Glass$12.00
                                                                                                                                                  • Bottle$44.00
                                                                                                                                                • Chardonnay, Lapostolle Grand Selection, 2016, Valle de Casablanca, Chile

                                                                                                                                                  • Glass$12.00
                                                                                                                                                  • Bottle$44.00

                                                                                                                                                Oporto

                                                                                                                                                • Taylor Fladgate Late Vintage Port$10.00

                                                                                                                                                  • 10 Year Oporto$10.00

                                                                                                                                                    • 20 Year Oporto$12.00

                                                                                                                                                      • 30 Year Oporto$20.00

                                                                                                                                                        • 40 Year Oporto$34.00

                                                                                                                                                          • Port Flight$32.00

                                                                                                                                                            Four one-ounce samples of our 10, 20, 30, and 40 Year Oportos

                                                                                                                                                            Beer

                                                                                                                                                              Draft

                                                                                                                                                              $7

                                                                                                                                                              • Lord Hobo 617 Hazy IPA

                                                                                                                                                                • Zero Gravity Green State Lager

                                                                                                                                                                  • Might Squirrel Cloud Candy New England IPA

                                                                                                                                                                    Bottle

                                                                                                                                                                    $7

                                                                                                                                                                    • Estrella Damm (Spain)

                                                                                                                                                                      • Weihenstephaner Hefe Weissbier (Germany)

                                                                                                                                                                        • 21st Ammendment Hell or High Watermelon (San Francisco, CA) (Can)

                                                                                                                                                                          • Amstel Light (Netherlands)

                                                                                                                                                                            • Kaliber Non-Alcoholic (Ireland)

                                                                                                                                                                              Last updated: February 2, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                              What 1,853 people are saying

                                                                                                                                                                              Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                                                                                                              Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                                                                                                                                              4.4
                                                                                                                                                                              4.4 based on recent ratings
                                                                                                                                                                              • 4.4Food
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                                                                                                                                                                              • 4.3Ambience
                                                                                                                                                                              • 4.2Value

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                                                                                                                                                                                Johnm

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                                                                                                                                                                                Dined 3 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                overall3food2service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                Food quality: meh

                                                                                                                                                                              2. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

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                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                The street is closed creating a great atmosphere of outdoor dining Also sangria

                                                                                                                                                                              3. OT

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                                                                                                                                                                                Dined 3 days ago

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                                                                                                                                                                                Terrible food and drinks. Very over rated. Rude manager. Bad service. There is nothing here. Dont bother.

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                                                                                                                                                                                Lindi

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                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                Dined 3 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                Loved the entire experience! Thank you Solea! Good job!

                                                                                                                                                                              5. IS

                                                                                                                                                                                IrinaS

                                                                                                                                                                                New England

                                                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                Nice way to try different food. Very good and not intrusive service.

                                                                                                                                                                              6. CG

                                                                                                                                                                                ColleenG

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                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                Attentive & friendly waitstaff. Amazing choices on menu, red Sangria was delish!

                                                                                                                                                                              7. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                New England

                                                                                                                                                                                6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                6 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                Mother’s Day Dinner It was busy as expected, but still a pleasant atmosphere. The staff were beyond nice and approachable! Most certainly recommend for any occasion.

                                                                                                                                                                              8. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                New England

                                                                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                Great food and service. Nice selection of tapas. Paella was yummy and the sangria was delightful.

                                                                                                                                                                              9. OT

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                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                We had such a great experience at Solea! The service was fantastic and the food was even better. Definitely will be back!

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                                                                                                                                                                                SueC

                                                                                                                                                                                New England

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                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 8, 2022

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                                                                                                                                                                                Wonderful mother's Day brunch with several generations, ordered lots of different tapas dishes and paella, everything was absolutely delicious !!!

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                                                                                                                                                                                Splewis

                                                                                                                                                                                New England

                                                                                                                                                                                58 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                                                2.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                overall2food3service2ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                Good, not great. Lots of options for tapas. Tried 4 meat dishes, chicken skewers, chorizo sausage, chicken empanadas and beef tenderloin on toast. Also tried 3 vegetables dishes: brussel sprouts, cauliflower, potatoes. The cauliflower and chorizo were the best. Chicken empanadas had little chicken. The sauce was nice and spicy. Prices are on the high side for the portion size. Our server was very nice but she had too many tables to he attentive. It is a large place and the help wanted sign on the door is indicative of so many restaurants these days. She appreciated our patience but when you send $165 for a party of 3 for tapas you expect a better overall experience.

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                                                                                                                                                                                WayneM

                                                                                                                                                                                New England

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                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                Solea always comes through. The tapas and sangria, including a refreshing special version for the warmer weather, are delicious and well-presented. Our waitress, Veronica, along with the rest of the staff, were attentive, friendly, and had commanding knowledge of the menu.

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                                                                                                                                                                                DennisP

                                                                                                                                                                                New England

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                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                overall3food3service4ambience2

                                                                                                                                                                                Restaurant was in poor condition...not very clean. Also, the restaurant was very cold. It felt like we were outside - most people, including my party, ate dinner with their coats on.

                                                                                                                                                                              14. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

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                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                Great service, good food, and a really lovely evening!

                                                                                                                                                                              15. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                New England

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                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 4, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                What a great place for dinner. The food was plentiful and our server/ bartender was so helpful with navigating the menu and responsive to us. Can’t wait to go back again

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                                                                                                                                                                                JMoney

                                                                                                                                                                                Philadelphia

                                                                                                                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                3.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on May 3, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                overall3food3service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                The service was great. Food was average. The drinks were excellent. I enjoyed it but wouldn't go back. Not enough off-street parking and nothing memorable to go back for.

                                                                                                                                                                              17. LB

                                                                                                                                                                                LorenzoB

                                                                                                                                                                                Sacramento

                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                Excellent cocktails. Server was friendly and helpful and spot on with his recommendations for various small plates.

                                                                                                                                                                              18. BF

                                                                                                                                                                                BuonForchetta

                                                                                                                                                                                New England

                                                                                                                                                                                10 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 29, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                Wonderful. The tapas were fantastic and the waitstaff both friendly and attentive. I'll be back!

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                                                                                                                                                                                Amir

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                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

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                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                Definitely some of the best food I’ve ever had. Our waitress, Veronica, was very kind and informative. The night was a valuable experience I will definitely remember.

                                                                                                                                                                              20. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                New England

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                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                Everything was outstanding; the service was impeccable and the food was very good. Everyone in our large party enjoyed the entire experience.

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                                                                                                                                                                                VN89

                                                                                                                                                                                New England

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                                                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                Good variety of options with decent food. Not equivalent to tapas in the city, but decent for Boston suburbs.

                                                                                                                                                                              22. CH

                                                                                                                                                                                ChristianH

                                                                                                                                                                                New York Area

                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                The food is terrific, with something for everyone. 4 or 5 tapas is about right for a couple, but waitstaff will be helpful in assessing. Wine is also excellent range and not overpriced.

                                                                                                                                                                              23. TR

                                                                                                                                                                                TomR

                                                                                                                                                                                New England

                                                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 21, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                For many years, our favorite restaurant - tasty tapas, good drinks, and nice atmosphere. Haven't been there for three years but it didn't disappoint. Excellent.

                                                                                                                                                                              24. DH

                                                                                                                                                                                DavidH

                                                                                                                                                                                New England

                                                                                                                                                                                47 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                                                3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                47 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                overall3food4service2ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                Menus items need to be described better by the wait staff. Thought I was getting a fish dish (tilapia), instead it was a salad with fish. Got the wrong initial salad too.

                                                                                                                                                                              25. D

                                                                                                                                                                                Daavid

                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 14, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                Our server was fantastic -- helpful, friendly, and attentive. The food here is always wonderful, but the service put it over the top.

                                                                                                                                                                              26. DD

                                                                                                                                                                                DeniseD

                                                                                                                                                                                New England

                                                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                2 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 13, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                I've been going to Solea for years and it's still my go-to restaurant in Waltham. A sign of a good restaurant is consistency and I've never had a bad meal there. It's also a lot quieter than most restaurants in the area (and if a restaurant is noisy, I don't want to be there). They must have soft surfaces and don't space the tables tightly together. One slight criticism is that the menu pretty much stays the same from year to year and they could perhaps add more new items or have more daily specials. All-in-all, it's always a nice evening, especially if you like tapas.

                                                                                                                                                                              27. C

                                                                                                                                                                                Capulia

                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 12, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                Perfect place for tow vegetarians that need to catch up !

                                                                                                                                                                              28. T

                                                                                                                                                                                Tatyana

                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                Tapas are always such a great choice for sharing. The 4 of us went out, ordered 2 tapas each and everyone got to try 8 different things. The atmosphere is warm, fun and eclectic. Parking is super convenient - directly across the street. Priced well. Wonderful place.

                                                                                                                                                                              29. M

                                                                                                                                                                                Manuela

                                                                                                                                                                                New England

                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                We had a wonderful lunch and service, as always. The patatas bravas and chuletillas were so delicious. Highly recommend Solea!

                                                                                                                                                                              30. R

                                                                                                                                                                                R111

                                                                                                                                                                                New England

                                                                                                                                                                                20 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                20 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 5, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                overall4food4service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                Very good Spanish restaurant. The artichoke and solomillo tapas were excellent!

                                                                                                                                                                              31. N

                                                                                                                                                                                Nixon

                                                                                                                                                                                New England

                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                9 years ago I brought a date to Solea, Waltham. It was amazing. Married now, 9 years later not only is this restaurant a miracle for surviving post Covid, but also I consider it among the core tenets of culture hanging on for dear life in Waltham. The food was exceptional. Taste, presentation, and ease. Our server was a gem of excitement for the items on the menu, making the experience rich, and offering suggestions that - were spot-on! The house was full, and it should be. The drinks and tap were originals that I don't see in other locations, and I don't like every stupid microbeer in New England... the Lager was exceptionally drinkable with the pallet of the meals, but not boring. You can tell it was well chosen. It was great! It has no right to be this good after decades in one place, and this can ONLY be a work of passion. No one's food tastes THIS GOOD for THIS LONG and staff who are invested... unless they believe. Great options and notations for diet restrictions. Clear and easy to access online menu. All the value of an experienced venue with the care and passion of a newly opened shop. I don't get it? It must be someone's labor of love. Great for casual, party, and I can attest - great for dating. Make reservations. Feels like a walk-in place, but it is packed. Another post-covid shock. All around 10/10.

                                                                                                                                                                              32. p

                                                                                                                                                                                piamac

                                                                                                                                                                                New England

                                                                                                                                                                                34 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                34 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on April 1, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                Great place for tapas - highly recommend the red sangria, paella, beef tenderloin with apricot sauce and lamb meatballs! The only negative is that we felt we were being rushed by the waiter. Otherwise it’s a great place and great food!

                                                                                                                                                                              33. JG

                                                                                                                                                                                JeffG

                                                                                                                                                                                New England

                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on March 27, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                Friendly and high quality place, with very interesting and unique dishes. Lively even on a Sunday evening when we visited.

                                                                                                                                                                              34. MR

                                                                                                                                                                                MichaelR

                                                                                                                                                                                Denver

                                                                                                                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on March 26, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                overall4food5service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                Really nice tapas place. Food came out at a decent pace, and it was mostly excellent (except the calamari which I wouldn’t recommend). Service fell behind toward the end of the meal, we couldn’t get our server’s attention. Overall a nice evening!

                                                                                                                                                                              35. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                New England

                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on March 26, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                overall4food4service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                Our hostess and waiter seemed quite impatient.

                                                                                                                                                                              36. RM

                                                                                                                                                                                RussM

                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                3.0

                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on March 26, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                overall3food2service5ambience3

                                                                                                                                                                                we went for my wife’s birthday, which I mentioned when I made the rez, and they seemed to either miss or ignore. our waitress was fantastic but the decor is dated and the food was mediocre at best. so many better tapas places available we won’t be back.

                                                                                                                                                                              37. OT

                                                                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                                                                New England

                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on March 23, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                Solea always has incredible food and atmosphere. This time we had the pleasure of being served by Veronica - she was incredible! Would go back for her service alone

                                                                                                                                                                              38. CM

                                                                                                                                                                                CM99

                                                                                                                                                                                New England

                                                                                                                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                2.0

                                                                                                                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on March 13, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                overall2food3service2ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                We waited over half an hour for our drinks with no explanation until a cursory apology about 5 minutes before the drinks arrived. The tapas, which we ordered with our drinks, arrived a few minutes after that. The paella came, as the menu had explained, about 40 minutes after we ordered it. Never got bread but maybe you have to order it separately, barely saw our waitress. The restaurant was half empty. The food was fine, but not great. (Crispy cauliflower not crispy, paella dryish and pretty bland.) Overall, pretty disappointing. Won’t return.

                                                                                                                                                                              39. D

                                                                                                                                                                                Debra

                                                                                                                                                                                New England

                                                                                                                                                                                23 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                vip
                                                                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                                                                23 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on March 13, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                                                                Loved the menu, seating and staff. Looking forward to another visit.

                                                                                                                                                                              40. j

                                                                                                                                                                                j32martini

                                                                                                                                                                                New England

                                                                                                                                                                                34 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                                                                34 reviews

                                                                                                                                                                                Dined on March 12, 2022

                                                                                                                                                                                overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                                                                I love a Tapas menu so you can sample so many different flavors and choices. The portions are not so small, so you are quite full with 4 or 6 selections for 2 people. Terrific flavor combinations. Would return in the future.

                                                                                                                                                                              Safety precautions

                                                                                                                                                                              • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                                                                                                                                • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                                                                                                                                                • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                                                                                                                                                • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
                                                                                                                                                                                • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                                                                                                                                • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                                                                                                                                                              • Screening

                                                                                                                                                                                • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                                                                                                                                                              FAQs

                                                                                                                                                                              You can order delivery directly from Solea Restaurant and Tapas Bar using the Order Online button. Solea Restaurant and Tapas Bar also offers 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 4.4 stars by 1853 OpenTable diners.

                                                                                                                                                                              Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                                                                                                                                              Google Map for Solea Restaurant and Tapas Bar

                                                                                                                                                                              388 Moody Street Waltham, MA 02453

                                                                                                                                                                              Dining areas

                                                                                                                                                                              Additional information

                                                                                                                                                                              • Cross street

                                                                                                                                                                                Cushing Street

                                                                                                                                                                              • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                                                                                Waltham

                                                                                                                                                                              • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                                                                                Lunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

                                                                                                                                                                              • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                                                                Tapas / Small Plates, Latin / Spanish, Spanish

                                                                                                                                                                              • Dining style

                                                                                                                                                                                Casual Elegant

                                                                                                                                                                              • Dress code

                                                                                                                                                                                Smart Casual

                                                                                                                                                                              • Parking details

                                                                                                                                                                                Moody Street offers city lots up and down the street. The following streets have city parking lots: Pine, Spruce, Walnut, and Chestnut. Please DO NOT park behind Solea, it is not our lot and you will get towed.

                                                                                                                                                                              • Public transit

                                                                                                                                                                                Waltham Commuter Rail is located 4 blocks away.

                                                                                                                                                                              • Payment options

                                                                                                                                                                                AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                                                                              • Executive chef

                                                                                                                                                                                Damyen Beckett

                                                                                                                                                                              • Additional

                                                                                                                                                                                Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                                                                                                                              • Phone number

                                                                                                                                                                                (781) 894-1805

                                                                                                                                                                              • Private party facilities

                                                                                                                                                                                Solea can accommodate groups of 20-250. Call or email for details

                                                                                                                                                                              • Private party contact

                                                                                                                                                                                Hope Alvarez: (781) 894-1805

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