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Sol y Sombra Tapas Bar & Restaurant

Lower Bridge Street | Killorglin, Co Kerry, Killorglin, Ireland
+353 66 976 2347
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Overview
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (70 reviews)
“samosas” (4 reviews)
Closed
All hours
CUISINES
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Wine Bar, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Lower Bridge Street | Killorglin, Co Kerry, Killorglin, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Our host at Grove Lodge (Fergus) recommended Sol y Sombra to us for dinner, and it was a hit! The restaurant itself is lovely in a beautifully converted church that retains its character and light. The food was very good. Delicious Calamares a la Andaluza,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having heard a lot about this restaurant I was eager to give it a try, so on arrival stepped inside, stood waiting to be greeted having a quick glance around & yes it is a lovely setting in this former church of Ireland building, we...More

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Cliodhna F, Owner at Sol y Sombra Tapas Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Trip Advisor Member, Thank you for your review which I have read extensively. I was happy to read that you liked the venue, the food (although we have taken note of your feedback on some items) and that you found our staff to be...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were hesitant to have Spanish food in Ireland, but ended up having a great meal at this lovely tapas restaurant. Food (e.g., seafood and meats) was very fresh and of high quality. Dishes were well executed, and attractively presented. A great dining experience.

Thank VerdeRosa
Cliodhna F, Owner at Sol y Sombra Tapas Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear VerdeRosa, Thank you for such a great review. We do try to provide a genuinely quality alternative to traditional food. Thanks for dining with us and for sharing your experience with our Trip Advisor audience. Kind Regards, Cliodhna

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Spanish restaurant is in a nicely converted church. Killorglin is lucky to have several nice eating places, this one being one of the best. The Tapas food is great, and very different to your usual evening menus. Service is also good. You can always...More

Thank Mal P
Cliodhna F, Owner at Sol y Sombra Tapas Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Mal P, Thank you for your review and feedback. We're really happy you enjoyed your evening with us and that you consider Killorglin to be a great food destination - I agree with you - for a small rural town it has a lot...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was really impressed with the food here in 2016 and was eager to return to try some more. Seriously impressive food and great service. Just as good second time round. Excellant fish tapas. Great night out.

Thank Brian186600
Cliodhna F, Owner at Sol y Sombra Tapas Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Brian, Thanks so much for your return visit. We love to see happy customers return. Hope you see you back next year :) Cliodhna

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a really nice evening. Nice music and really good food. We tried different plates and they were all well cooked. Also the place is lovely, especially the way they set up the tables. It can be a perfect place for a romantic dinner....More

Thank Veronica P
Cliodhna F, Owner at Sol y Sombra Tapas Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

HI Veronica, Thanks for your lovely review. Its great that you enjoyed your evening with us. Hope to see you again soon, Kind Regards, Cliodhna

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is an old church and has a great atmosphere. The food wasn't brilliant and not as authentic Spanish but was enjoyable.More

Thank Brian108_11
Cliodhna F, Owner at Sol y Sombra Tapas Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Brian, Thanks for your review. I'm sorry you didn't find the food to be authentically Spanish. Our aim is to offer a fusion of Spanish and Irish tapas. When we opened 10 years ago our objective then was to offer purely authentic Spanish Tapas...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really good cocktails and food, lovely place for spend some time with friends. Our waiter Sam very nice and attentive.

Thank marta_heag
Cliodhna F, Owner at Sol y Sombra Tapas Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Marta, Many thanks for the review. Delighted you enjoyed our cocktails and evening with us. Our new Gin Cocktails are going down a treat:-) Kind Regards, Cliodhna

Reviewed 17 June 2017

This place is beautiful and invokes a feeling of comfort and calm. The wait staff are gracious and accomodating (we loved them all, but most especially our waiter on both trips here, named Sam). We had an excellent Sauvignon Blanc with our meals and tried...More

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Cliodhna F, Owner at Sol y Sombra Tapas Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear Eikathryn, Thank you for your wonderful review. We're delighted you enjoyed both your evenings with us - the food, the wine and the lovely Sam!! I hope you enjoyed your visit to Ireland too and that someday we will see you back again. Kind...More

Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

The location (old church) is indeed very special and casual. Service is OK. In respect of the food there is a big difference in quality between the simple (cheaper) and more expensive tapas.More

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Cliodhna F, Manager at Sol y Sombra Tapas Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2017

Dear Franz, Thanks for taking the time to review our restaurant. I'm sorry your experience was below par. It disappoints but we will take your comments onboard. I would be interested in finding out more so we can learn and improve. If you could provide...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 48
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 21:00
Thursday
18:00 - 21:00
Friday
18:00 - 22:30
Saturday
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lower Bridge Street | Killorglin, Co Kerry, Killorglin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Kerry  >  Killorglin
  • Phone Number: +353 66 976 2347
  • E-mail
Description
Tapas Bar and Restaurant. Based in an atmospheric old church Sol y Sombra celebrates local food served tapas style. Perch at the bar and nibble a few bites or graze through the menu of an evening at your leisure. Outside terrace for summer dining. Extensive Wine List. Taste Kerry Food Ambassador 2017, The Michelin Guide 2017, McKenna Guides (Best in Ireland) & Georgina Campbell Guides. Winners of Best Wine Experience Kerry 2015, 2016, 2017. We also cater for intimate weddings, special family celebrations and wine tastings.
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