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Solea Restaurant and Tapas Bar

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
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388 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453-5204 (Cushing Street)
+1 781-894-1805
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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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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45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious sangria! My place of business hosted our holiday party here. I had heard very good things. The meal was set up as a buffet and there was quite a selection to choose from. Everything I ate-from meats & cheeses to rice and vegetables was very tasty. There was a lot to choose from and everyone was happy. We were... More 

Thank Kathy S
Waltham, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I came here with my sister for a fancy-ish dinner while she was visiting me. The food is incredible. Their are a lot of options and it's easy to order several dishes to share. Definitely recommended!

Thank elderkin2017
Boston, Massachusetts
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Always high quality, delicious small plates, good selection - and the white sangria is smooth and delicious!

Thank keyofdee
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73 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We have eaten here several times. The bar side is more quaint. If full it has a lot of atmosphere if it is not full it can fell large. Tapas is very good and varied menu. Decor is a little old but ok.

Thank OWD1
Newton, Massachusetts
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48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

We had a small family dinner for four adults. Tapas was good; fresh greens were good. Servers were badly in need of training, both in terms of attitude and professionalism. It seemed they were put out to answer any questions. We saw not a smile all night. It was MLK weekend Monday evening. Perhaps they just did not want to... More 

Thank massbayreviewer
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

The two of us ordered 5 tapas and 2 desserts, they were all good. The atmosphere was nice and service was great

Thank emizco
Boston, Massachusetts
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677 reviews
479 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

I had been meaning to rty this restaurant fore some time now. My wife and I stopped in for lunch Saturday while running errands. We started with the salted artichoke in garlic olive oil, which was fantastic. Also good was the salad of the day, which comprised kale, quinoa, toasted almonds and roasted butternut squash. For main we had the... More 

Thank Orso52
Weston, Massachusetts
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112 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

I have been twice in this place for company parties in the last 3 years, both times they have been great. Good service, quality food (tapas), god drinks. Since we had our own private room, our atmosphere was great, but I can tell the place has a good crowd. I would repeat if I'm in the neighborhood, since everything was... More 

Thank Oscar V
London, United Kingdom
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239 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

We arrived 30 min before the reserved slot. No problem since nobody was in the restaurant but the staff had quite a long moment of confusion to accommodate us... only drinks for 30 mins (!!!) and then not the best food I could expect from a Spanish restaurant. The layout reminds a lot a classic Chinese restaurant.

Thank GermanoF
Newton MA
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Solea has been around for more than a dozen years and has maintained a consistently high standard of food and service. I hadn't eaten there in several years but decided to have lunch there with an old friend from out of town. Both of us were delighted with the ambiance, service, and great food. Our server suggested we share 3... More 

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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
Mediterranean, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, 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?