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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
18:00 - 21:30
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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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Paignton, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing and unique atmosphere is what really makes this place so fantastic! Set in an old church it has a lot of character and charm. Food is good, couldn't fault it at all. Brilliant choice of wine which is very reasonably priced, some wines you can't get anywhere else in Ireland, as apparently the restaurant imports them directly from Spain.... More 

Thank AnnSile
Killarney, Ireland
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Organised a surprise party for my husband in Sol Y Sombra last weekend - and we were delighted with the evening. Clioldhna was so helpful with the planning, which made organising the party very straight forward. On the night everyone complimented the very special venue, the fabulous food and the fantastic staff. Highly recommend Sol y Sombra.

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

Thanks for the lovely review Catherine. It was a great night and we were delighted everyone had a great time. Kind Regards, Cliodhna More 

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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

We found this place by pure chance. It looked really interesting as it is in a converted old church. What a gem. The food was amazing but that alone wasn't what made our visit so enjoyable. The staff and the place itself is what really make this place stand out. The staff were perfect. I really don't think I could... More 

Thank Martin12345678910
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

We really weren't planning a night out, but got the notion and off we went. Turned up without a booking but we well looked after. While I didn't like the peppers everything else was fabulous and when they saw that I had barely touched them, enquiries were made, my opinion noted and they were removed from our bill. Very nicely... More 

Thank Jumjam
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Always an excellent choice as the food is fantastic, staff are so friendly and accommodating, entertainment and atmosphere is great. Venue is also great.

Thank mickmurt
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2 reviews
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Great food and service!! We had a table of 8 on a busy Saturday night, there was no issue to accommodate us! Highly recommend and will be back for sure

Thank Marc S
Tralee, Ireland
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

I was there for late dinner on Friday evening. Place is quite big not cosy anyway. I ordered patatas bravas and was served plain roasted potatoes with hot red souse and mayo!! Prawns were dipped in cold olive and chorizo sausage was not tasty at all. The only good thing was desert.... I was very disappointed as I expected to... More 

Thank maggie715
Carrigaline, Ireland
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55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

We decided to venture to Killorglin for a change and we found this fabulous tapas bar in an old church on the Main Street, select of foods was great with plenty to choice for every taste, monk fish and scallops were excellent , as was the creamy chicken, chorizo, beef , I could go on, staff were very nice and... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$48
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Wine Bar, Gastropub, 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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
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?