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About Solera Restaurant & Wine Bar

Solera offers a warm & friendly approach to dining while masterfully blending an excellent selection of wines & cuisine.
Solera is a place of extraordinary smells, tastes & culinary experiences. Whether you stop in the softly lit bar for a drink or appetizers paired with wine from a list reflecting flavors from all over the world, or head straight into the dining room or outdoor patio, you’ll experience the differences that set Solera restaurant apart. Bring your passion for foods & wines & you will not be disappointed.
Chef Christian "Goose" Sorensen, formerly of Mel's Bar & Grill, Starfish & Michael's of Cherry Creek, brings decades of culinary expertise & experience to the table. Solera’s goal is to let you enjoy your meal, your company, & most importantly, yourself!

5410 E Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80220
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Dinner: Friday & Saturday 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Monday: Closed

Cross Street:
Grape

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(303) 388-8429

Website:
http://www.solerarestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
Small lot in front, and plenty of parking on the neighborhood streets

Public Transit:
15 and 15L stops at Glencoe

Executive Chef:
Goose Sorensen

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Wednesday Night - Wine Tasting - 5:00pm - 7:30pm - $17.00/person, 5 wines
Tuesday Night - All You Can Eat Mussels - $17.00
Sunday Brunch - 10am-2pm

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Solera Restaurant & Wine Bar Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Tapas (15)
Great for Outdoor Dining (14)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
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Fit for Foodies (10)
Good for a Date (10)
Casual (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Fun (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Notable Wine List (7)
Romantic (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Cozy (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Seasonal (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Authentic (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Healthy (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Business Meals (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Sports (1)
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 (Denver)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent food and service. Will go again to try their cheese boards and more small plates.

Tags: Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined 3 days ago

The food was not as good as my last visit. Still a good place to eat to get away from the craziness of downtown.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 6 days ago

The food and wine was fantastic . Great atmosphere for dinner. Very professional staff. I will be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Solera has thoughtful, well-executed menu with excellent service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Tapas, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Went on a Friday night and had a great meal, with great service. We ordered the Thai calamari ( the best I have ever had!!) and the Paella- which was fantastic.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Tapas, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Great food and fantastic service. Server selected my wine based on my likes and was spot on.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Tapas
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The paella was superb, and so was the duck. The ambiance outside was elegant, but casual. Overall a great dining experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Fun, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Usually love this restraurant, but this time was extremely disappointing. Portion sizes were much smaller. Duck was under cooked. Scallops were salty. Paella was bland. 1 of our 5 entrees was actually good. Dinner took forever and service was ok at best. Very disappointed as this has been one of our staples for years. Won't go back anytime soon!!!

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 27, 2017

An East Colfax gem. We had a great dinner of happy hour/low price appetizers and small plates which my wife and I shared. Each was better than the previous. The gelato selection at the end of the meal was terrific. We'll definitely go again.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Tapas
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

We love this restaurant! Fabulous food! If you don't get there- you are really missing out on a great meal!

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Tapas, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Healthy, Authentic, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Excellent food and staff!! Loved it! Went for a birthday and had an amazing dining experience.

Tags: Tapas, Fun, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Always a lovely evening when we go to Solera! The patio can't be beat and the sangria is delicious! Lots of yummy tapas as well!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Always a pleasure Their outdoor patio is so elegant and comfortable. Really adds to the evening

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

easily the worst paella i have had ever - i felt sick afterwards

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Great service, amazing food, attentive staff and great atmosphere. This place might be on Colfax but it's a diamond in the rough. You won't be disappointed!!!

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 (Denver)·Dined on August 27, 2017

We had a wonderful anniversary dinner. The food was exceptional, especially one of the special fish dishes. The service was excellent, and the patio is so pleasant. We look forward to going back.

One note: this restaurant seems to attract people who like to dine on the early side. Our reservation was for 8, which is normal for us, but we ended up really closing the place down and feeling a little bad we stayed so long. No one made us feel bad - everyone was very nice - but next time we'll book a little earlier.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Cozy, Tapas, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on August 21, 2017

This is one of our favorite spots - especially on warm summer nights. The patio is incredible and the food is amazing. Have never had a bad experience at Solera. And I remember many good Sunday evenings with a nice glass of rose enjoying the fabulous outdoor dining!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Had to send pasta back. Waiter agreed it was undercooked. Otherwise, a great experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Wonderful and artful dinner, thoughtful service - easy to have a conversation, loved the evening

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on August 6, 2017

As always, we had a great meal and very good service. Love the tapas selections, and pretty much always stick with those. Plus, this is one of the few restaurants that has my favorite Italian white wine on the list (Fallegro).

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

comfortable, great service, good food. I'd definitely go there again.

Tags: Quick Bite, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Casual, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on August 5, 2017

My friend and I started on the patio and moved inside because of rain - the atmosphere was great in both places! The paella and sangria were the best I've had in Denver or anywhere, for that matter! I'll be back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on July 30, 2017

Staff was great and so was the food. Patio is a hidden gem on Colfax.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on July 26, 2017

As always the food was great! For some reason tonight, the service was slow. Not sure why. It was not our usual experience. It will not keep us from returning. Just a one off.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Great service and great food! Tuesday night has an all you can eat mussels special. Grab a table on the patio if weather permits.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 22, 2017

We were seated on the patio, which is lovely and much quieter than expected for the location. Rain moved in, and we were quickly and politely shown to a new table inside with zero fuss. The food was superb, and our waiter was very helpful with unfamiliar menu items (particularly cheeses). I would absolutely recommend this to anyone looking for a nice dinner out.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Dinner was very good as usual. We met friends there for dinner; its always a good place for conversation. And our friends are vegetarians, so they appreciated the variety on the menu.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Tapas
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 20, 2017

My wife and have been eating at Solera for several years. We've been impressed with the service, food and wine. Our last two visits were subpar. Food remains great. The service is terrible. It appears the entire wait staff turned over. We could always count on Joe to guide us to great wine pairings. Tonight when my guest asked Alan about a specific wine to pair with her meal, he said any white would due. When asked about specific wines, he could not describe them. We sat down at 7:05. At 7:20 we were asked about drinks. They arrived 30 minutes later. At 8:00, Alan came by to take our order. The rest of the meal continued with the same terrible service. Me. Sorensen place fix your service issues

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 (Denver)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Always fine food and a good time! We love sitting on the patio weather permitting!

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 9, 2017

We had a fabulous time at Solera. The Sunday paella special was extremely delicious and affordable. (Includes a bottle of wine, cheese/meat plate, paella entree, AND dessert all for $60/2 people!) The chocolate bread pudding was one of the best desserts I've had in a long time. Not to mention, the service was fantastic and we had the whole gorgeous patio to ourselves. Will definitely return.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Cozy
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 (Denver)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Our first visit and we will definitely be back. We had the Sunday special dinner "paella for two" and were very pleased and found it to be a good value. The menu offers a lot of other enticing items as well, and we're looking forward to returning.

Wayne, our server, was simply outstanding: attentive and a real gentleman. The indoor dining room is comfortable, the ambient music allowing for quiet conversation. The outdoor patio looks ideal for when the weather is fair.

Solera is not inexpensive, but the menu is ambitious and the kitchen impressed us on this first visit.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Tapas, Casual
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Enjoyed sampling many of the tapas and sharing with friends. The ribs were fabulous, and the tuna tartare and mussels were also delicious. Will definitely go back.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Tapas, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Solera food never disappoints. And the garden is perfect for summer dining.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Solera's food was over priced and really poor quality. My husband and I ordered the 9 oz steak entrée that came with truffle fries and chimmichuri. We ordered the steak rare. When we received the steak, it was not cooked correctly (at least medium rare, probably even more cooked than that). The truffle fries were simply shoe string fries. There was not garlic or parmesan flavor as they were described on the menu. The quality of the steak was quite poor. There was no flavor what so ever. We paid $30 for this entrée and were very upset with the food that we received. We could have made a better meal, ourselves, buying all ingredients from a local grocery store.
There service we received was fantastic though. Our waiter was very kind and very doting. We made sure that he knew how appreciative of his help and time we were.

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 (Denver)·Dined on June 24, 2017

We enjoyed out tapas, very nice server, and the beautiful outdoor patio. We tried the albondigas skewers, brussel sprouts, grilled octopus, fried calamari, butter leaf salad, manchego cheese and chorizo meat. Everything was delicious!

Tags: Tapas, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 22, 2017

This is one of my all time favorite places period! Our sommelier (Josh) makes every dish and pairing perfect and pairing perfect! He has become one of our favorite things about this place. The charcuterie, calamari, and pork collar are where it's at!

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Not sure if it was due to Father's Day but service was extremely slow

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Amazing. Food was spectacular.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on June 10, 2017

We sat st the bar, bartender was very entertaining. Make yummy drinks and is knowledgeable about their menu.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 8, 2017

We enjoy Solera every time we go - the food is always so satisfying and they have one of the best outdoor patios in town! Service staff are knowledgeable and genuinely welcoming.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tapas
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