$20 for $50 Worth of Spanish Tapas at Solera Restaurant

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Passing things can be one of mankind's most enjoyable experiences, be it blame, college entrance exams, or—for a brief period in 1983—dutchies. Today's deal gives you the joy of passing plates: for $20, you get $50 worth of tapas and drinks at Solera.

James Beard award-winning chef and owner Tim McKee will burst your boca with a lineup of modern tapas. Treat your table to a round of octopus ceviche with citrus, pepper, and cumin ($9); roasted beets with duck, walnuts, and palhais ($8); and braised rabbit and artichokes dressed with lemon and egg ($8.50). If you adhere to traditional tapas, appease your orthodox appetite with savory shrimp and tetilla croquetas ($7.50) or wax nostalgic over a meat-lover's assembly of chorizo-stuffed dates with smoked bacon ($8).

Solera is designed to be a sampler platter for the eyes as well as the stomach, so take a moment between plates to savor its warm colors, chic counters and tables, and overall ogle-worthy aesthetic. If you're waiting on an order of paella with chorizo, shellfish, and preserved lemon ($24), take a peek at the Moorish influences in the Alhambra Room or wander up through the restaurant's multi-floor event space until you reach the rooftop, where a variety of outdoor tipplers and tasters have been frozen to their chairs in solid blocks of ice since last autumn. Solera's elegant, vibrant atmosphere—coupled with its succulent, hand-crafted recipes—are what made it one of the Twin Cities' Top 10 Influential Restaurant Openings of the decade. As such, reservations are recommended.


The Minnesota Daily loves Solera's tapas, and Where The Locals Eat lists it a Top 100 Minneapolis-St. Paul Restaurant:

  • …it's the tapas that are, rightfully, the center of attention. Your meal is meticulously, beautifully arranged in such a manner that it's hard to believe it costs so little, and the mingling of flavors as you sample your selections is as satisfying as it is visually stimulating. – Kara Nesvig, Minnesota Daily

OpenTable users give four stars, Citysearchers and Yelpers give 3.5, and 88% of Urbanspooners like it:

  • …I had been very reluctant to go since I have never been there before, but once we arrived we all had a great time! It was a little crowded but overall the enviornment [sic] was upbeat and fun! The drinks were great and I will be returning again soon! – mcgownhc, Citysearch
  • If you like delicious and different food combinations, beautifully prepared, and served tapas-style for ease of tasting and sharing, Solera is a great choice. – OpenTable user who dined on 01/02/2010

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Aug 1, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per table. Not valid during happy hour. Tax and gratuity not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Solera Restaurant

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