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Solea Restaurant and Tapas Bar

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388 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453-5204 (Cushing Street)
+1 781-894-1805
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Wed 17:00 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Tapas are delicious and priced well as are the other entrées. Parking can be challenging. Atmosphere is comfortable and lovely. Service is also great. Check it out!

Thank MTMB
Natick, Massachusetts
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324 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We had 6 tapas as well as a yummy pumpkin soup and the churros con chocolate dessert. Service is very good. The food comes out as it is ready, so expect the cold dishes first. My favorite was the sauteed chicken liver with bacon and red onions (the sauce was delicious). My wife enjoyed the prunes stuffed with goat cheese... More 

Thank Scanner_Lewis
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We were there during the week and the restaurant wasn't very crowded. Got seated right away. Many choices on the menu, and waitress was good to explain things. The four of us shared almost all of the ten items ordered. Everything was delicious. Food was brought out as it was finished in the kitchen, so nice and hot. It's easy... More 

Thank yekenaudr
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Dined at Solea with family ages 15 to 85. We all enjoyed picking 2 tapas each and sharing. All were good and interesting and some excellent. We ended up sharing a small paella. The only down side was somewhat uneven service. I would go back for sure.

Thank twenda
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139 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Went here on a whim because we enjoy small plate tapas and really liked Solea. Great servers and very quick service. Food tasted great especially lamb meatballs and the stuffed bell pepper. Parking isn't fun on Friday or weekend nights but street parking is outside.

Thank DSW_TX
Salem, Massachusetts
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74 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

I've been to a few Tapas restaurants in the MA, NY, and CA areas, and this place is very nice, albeit expensive. Wait staff was awesome, the environment was very pleasant, and the parking was so so. There are always specials here, but again, pricey. Tapas restaurants are inexpensive, so bear that in mind if you are truly hungry. Not... More 

Thank hound_dog_computers
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We were delighted with the menu and the variety of dishes offered. It was fun to try a dish and order more if the group consensus was more more! Some Tables seat large groups- they even have round tables which is much more fun socially with a group of 8 or less. Warning... It gets busy and then the restaurant... More 

Thank Joan S
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

If you believe in variety of dishes in optimum portion, this place will satisfy your tasting buds. whether ravioli or croquettes; all of them are tasty. one must taste crab dishes as well as salmon apart from chicken.

Thank vinda c
Wendover, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Went here with friends when staying in Waltham The food was tasty enough - we had a selection of dishes from the vegetarian, fish and meat menu. All arrived quickly. The drinks menu (beer especially) is pretty limited but there is a reasonable selection of wines and cocktails The service was good but our waiter did seem to come over... More 

Thank MarkWendover2013
Adelaide, Australia
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

We dined at Solea during a visit with relatives in Boston. Apparently it is very popular with local, and certainly the evening we went it was very busy. Staff were helpful and showed us how to select a good range of Tapas to share. Atmosphere is pleasant, service good, prices reasonable. We tried eight dishes between three of us,

Thank Judith G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Spanish, Mediterranean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 388 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453-5204
    (Cushing Street)
  • Public Transportation: Waltham Commuter Rail is located 4 blocks away.
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Waltham
  • Phone Number: +1 781-894-1805

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?