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Solea Restaurant and Tapas Bar

388 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453-5204
+1 781-894-1805
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good44%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“tapas” (149 reviews)
“lamb meatballs” (18 reviews)
“apricot glaze” (7 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
388 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453-5204
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

We lived in the Boston area for over 30 years, and moved to the West Coast some 7 years ago. We ate at Solea recently on a visit back to the East Coast. When we lived here, we used to frequent Solea quite often, and...More

Thank Gary J
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Group of friends with a keen taste for sangria and tapas. The whole dinner experience felt like a good friend, who has merely served cold cereal in his life, invited us over for tapas. Kudos for the attentive service. Other than that, I've had better...More

Thank culture-hip
Reviewed 3 October 2017

It's THE place we bring friends & family when they visit Waltham/Boston area and never a complaint. Great tapas, meals and drink menu with excellent atmosphere & service. The menu is extensive and I tend to try different things; highly recommended and plenty of parking...More

Thank J2227UXdonm
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Solea used to be wonderful. Not so much any more. Sadly, this once shining star has significantly dimmed. It is just a shadow of its former self and not worth going to any longer. There are better alternatives for tapas out there these days.

Thank Steven W
Reviewed 17 September 2017

I was a bit hesitant to eat at Solea with our large party of 8, after reading some of the reviews on tripadvisor about poor service. But the menu looked so interesting that we decided to give it try. I'm so glad we went. Our...More

Thank colette h
Reviewed 7 September 2017

The food is good... but I feel it is slightly overpriced for what you are receiving. They have a good mix of tapas dishes. Honestly, the thing I struggle with most is the service on the bar side. I have been here multiple times and...More

Thank Kristin W
Reviewed 24 August 2017

When Solea opened on Moody Street in Waltham and for many years after, it was our go-to restaurant for a mid-range semi-fancy dinner out, particularly for out-of-town guests. Summer evenings at the open air section of the bar is quite a treat. The tapas menu...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We had a nice selection of tapas, from which the lobster ravioli was everybody's favourite. From the wine selection, tried the 2014 Malbec. This paired perfectly with the baby lamb chops (second on the list).

Thank NKrisztian
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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

I was looking for something different - my husband said "tapas?" and was a little skeptical ... well he thanked me for making this choice ! Every plate we had was amazing (the short ribs were the best - omg) loved the atmosphere, and the...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Solea offers regular entrees, but their tapas dishes are fabulous. The four of us split seven tapas orders and a pitcher of classic sangria with an order of churros for dessert. What could be better? The tapas dishes include unusual combinations. Who knew that collard...More

Thank DEngelJ
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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