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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 good45%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“tapas” (148 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
388 Moody St, Waltham, MA 02453-5204
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 17 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
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

I love Solea! Their tapas is so good as well as the paella. Their sangria is so good, I can drink a pitcher! Price is so reasonable! The parking here can be difficult.

Thank triptonowhere_11
Reviewed 11 June 2017

Food was very pricey, but nothing compared to the Tapas bars in Spain, food was average to mediocre. we ordered shrimp and calamar and short ribs and empaneadas. The empaneadas were terrible. The stuffed pepper was average to good and so was the pallella. Overall...More

Thank Guissappe
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Good service, thought the food could be better. Great area and location to go out for an evening out!

Thank awalheim3767
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Our first time in Waltham - we decided to see what options were available downtown and ended up choosing Solea. It was okay, My wife was not that hungry and got a couple of appetizers, that worked out well. I got the classic valenciana paella,...More

Thank chazzq
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
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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