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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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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“tapas” (74 reviews)
“chorizo” (8 reviews)
“samosas” (5 reviews)
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CUISINES
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Wine Bar, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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LOCATION
Lower Bridge Street | Killorglin, Co Kerry, Killorglin, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Wow- this restaurant is in an old church and is breathtaking inside. A fantastic location. We called in without a booking and were seated straightaway. A great selection of tapas which suit meat/fish/vegetarians alike. Three of us shared a mixture of tapas varying from squid...More

Thank melge
Cliodhna F, Owner at Sol y Sombra Tapas Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Melge, Many thanks for sharing your great review. Your comments regarding the kids menu have been taken on-board. We have found over the years that most kids prefer to choose the traditional kids menu options while the more adventurousl choose from the tapas menu...More

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This place has deteriorated. The menu is a little overpriced. The service was a little slow, despite it being quiet. Although there are highchairs, there are no baby changing facilities! The location is great and the setting beautiful but the food disappoints. Even the patatas...More

Thank CaitrionaKelly
Cliodhna F, Owner at Sol y Sombra Tapas Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Caitriona, I'm disappointed to read your review but thank you for sharing. We do in fact have a baby changing table in the disabled toilets so apologies if this wasn't shown to you. Your comments have been taken on board. Kind Regards, Cliodhna Foley

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called in on way from raising puk. Despite some local misgivings tapas very good. Calamari and lamb dishes excellent. Not sure about price of gamba pil pil but did not try it. Otherwise very good and very friendly staff. Defo b3 back if down this...More

Thank Dermot M
Cliodhna F, Owner at Sol y Sombra Tapas Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for your review Dermot M, Puck Fair is a very busy time for the restaurant and bar so its great to hear you enjoyed your Calamari & Lamb Tapas with us this year during the festival. Next time you're down I hope you'll try...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A real hidden gem in the heart of Killorglin and an absolute must destination whether you are passing through, staying in town or if you are in any part of Kerry at all!! The surrounds are fantastic being in a former church of Ireland. Really...More

Thank Robert F
Cliodhna F, Owner at Sol y Sombra Tapas Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Robert, Many thanks for your kind review. We're delighted you enjoyed your evening with us and in particular the Calamari and ice cream. We have a lot of customers who travel to eat in Sol y sombra so its encouraging to hear that your...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This delightful gem is tucked away just off the main street of Killorglin. As you preamble towards the stunning architecture of this renovated old church you immediately start to feel like you are being transported to another world. Once inside prepare for all your senses...More

Thank 924Carol
Cliodhna F, Owner at Sol y Sombra Tapas Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear 924Carol, Many thanks for your detailed and almost poetic review! We're delighted you enjoyed your evening with us in Sol y Sombra. We hope we can repeat the experience next time you visit. Looking forward to seeing you then, Cliodhna

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sol y Sombra is one of the coolest restaurants in Kerry. The food, drinks, atmosphere, service - consistently outstanding. We always go for tapas and we're yet to be disappointed. Try the grilled asparagus wrapped in crispy pastry...delicious!

Thank ets33
Cliodhna F, Owner at Sol y Sombra Tapas Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear ets33, Many thanks for sharing your review. Its great to see regulars and locals coming back time and time again. The grilled asparagus are a favorite that keeps vegetarians returning. Hope to see you back again soon, Kind Regards, Cliodhna

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really can't say enough about this amazing food and wine venue. I recently visited Sol y Sombra on a night out with friends. There is a fantastic wine list with huge variety and an additional drinks list with cocktails, craft beers and spirit options....More

Thank Rachael C
Cliodhna F, Owner at Sol y Sombra Tapas Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Rachael C, Thanks for your 5* review. Delighted your enjoyed your evening with us and by the sounds of it you did it in style beginning with some palate cleansing Mojitos followed by fish, meat and vegetarian tapas with vino to wash it down!...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sol Y Sombra never fails to impress. The building & decor just immediately transports you to a place of calm and relaxation. You feel like you could be on holidays the minute you step through the doors. I love the variety of food & it...More

Thank Aine F
Cliodhna F, Owner at Sol y Sombra Tapas Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Aine F, Thanks for your great review. Its lovely to hear you enjoy coming to Sol y Sombra for "any excuse". It is indeed an atmospheric space which lends itself to many occasions. I hope you will be returning again soon, Thanks again for...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such a beautiful repurposing of a historic space. Where once people gathered for religious community, now people gather for a shared meal, beverages and sometimes, live entertainment. My family and I arrived on a Tuesday night without a reservation. Upon seeing the dining room so...More

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

Dear Glenroangirl, Thanks for taking the time to write such a detailed review of your evening with us. We do like to use the great local ingredients we have available to us and serve them tapas style so I'm delighted you enjoyed what we had...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you visit Kerry, this is the place to go to. Wonderful scenery, very friendly staff. They know all about their flavours. Every bite was yum! Very well balanced wine list. Lovely atmosphere. I'd love to back!

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

Hello Gert d, Many thanks for your great review. We're delighted you enjoyed your evening with us and appreciated our wine list, food and atmosphere. I hope we'll see you again, Kind Regards, Cliodhna

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 48
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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
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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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