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Sol y Sombra Tapas Bar & Restaurant

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Lower Bridge Street | Killorglin, Co Kerry, Killorglin, Ireland
+353 66 976 2347
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Wed - Thu 18:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 22:30
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Erie, PA
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went because it was listed as the #1 restaurant in Kilorglin. The atmosphere was cool, and the service was good, but for a "piano bar" restaurant on a Thursday evening, we hoped for something more than taped music. The Calimari appetizer was very good, as was the seafood chowder and seafood mornay. The salmon was ok, but nothing exceptional.

Thank Nicholas R
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I have visited Sol y Sombra Tapas three times now, I ate well and loved what I ate, they are always accommodating and have a great menu and selection of drinks.

Thank Ciaran k
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were passing through Killorglin and though we sadly didn't have time to stay for supper we popped into our old favourite Sol y Sombra where they were very welcoming and happy for us just to have tea. It is a wonderful building - an old church - and the welcome and service were brilliant. We have had great meals... More 

Thank AbbyWood
Bartlett, New Hampshire
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Spanish Tapas bar in located in an old church. My husband and I had dinner there last week and really enjoyed it. I would make another trip back there next time I'm in Ireland.

Thank DeirdreMary07
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went few times to see some live bands playing,good food and exceptional sound experience,not cheap place but ok occasionally.

Thank Jaunius V
Dublin, Ireland
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were dining elsewhere and found this lovely place in the hour before our dinner. Popping in to a partially renovated church building to meet a real Spanish experience was fascinating. Every member of the staff appeared to be Spanish, and the cuisine and wines certainly were. We actually bought some of their wines to take away!

Thank PatrickAndBernie
Kilmainham, Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This feels like going to a really cool restaurant in Catalunya for the evening - they have a fantastic venue in the converted church (gorgeous inside, and lovely garden outside) but its really the staff and the wonderful food they produce that make it such a good experience

Thank Moira C
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62 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We eat here every time we come to Killorglin, and are never disappointed with the food. A great selection, every dish is delicious! It was a busy night during our last visit, and the service wasn't great - they have managed well every other time despite seeming just as busy.

Thank brianmca
Paignton, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful old church, just went for a pre-dinner drink, wish we could've stayed longer. Seemed very elegant, and had a lovely atmosphere

Thank fionajl
Belfast, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Went for dinner. Pleasant but slow service. Lovely old church with a location and setting that promised so much. Food generous portion but lacking refinement and flavour. Rudimentary presentation. Kids meal tasteless ( pasta and sauce). Not recommended (even though in Michelin guide etc) and not worth the drive out from Killarney.

Thank gasman1971
Cliodhna F, Owner at Sol y Sombra Tapas Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Gasman 1971, I'm very sorry to read your review and to learn that you were not happy with your evening with us. It is such a pity you didn't bring this to our attention when you were with us as we could have make an effort to make things right on the night. If you do live locally and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$48
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Wine Bar, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 21:30
18:00 - 22:30
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?