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Sol y Sombra has been Dundee’s most popular tapas bar since it opened in 2011. Born out of a love for Spanish food and culture, we have created a menu of fresh, authentic and simple tapas. The aim is to recreate the feel of a typical Spanish family meal, so everyone has to share and enjoy the meal as one. Our set menu for lunch comprises five cold tapas dishes and seven hot and dinner for seven cold and eight hot. The chefs use the morning’s freshly delivered ingredients to decide which dishes will be served that day. We can cater to all dietary requirements, and pride ourselves in offering truly delicious vegetarian and vegan dishes. We have dining areas on the ground floor and first floor
PRICE RANGE
US$23 - US$29
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Mediterranean, European, Spanish
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What an absolutely amazing wee find. The staff were wonderfully attentive, the food was amazing and they catered for dietary requirements exceptionally well! Loved the vibe too! Will definitely be back!

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived at 805 and was told the kitchen was closed, terrible. Says online last seating at 8:15 open until 10:30. Never again,

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The quality of the food was ok, not very tasty, the chicken very dry and not a good representation of Spanish food.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent selection of tapas. It is a set menu, but the waiting staff check with you whether you have any dietary requirements, and adapt what you are served accordingly. Which was fab for us, as husband likes fish and seafood, but me not so much....So we each got our smaller couple of dishes to our own taste. Great plentiful supply of food, good service and nice clean venue.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic food, excellent ambience, staff extremely friendly and helpful. Great value for money. Would certainly be back if in the area again.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 3 October 2023

Visited a few times now, and has always been a fantastic experience. I love the concept of no menu, more time for catching up with friends instead of having to read pages of dishes, safe in the knowledge that a variety of fresh delicious food...will be delivered to the table. The welcome is always warm, the vibe chilled and atmospheric, decor inviting and comfortable. Every visit has been busy and front of house do a fabulous job providing, efficient, friendly, genuine service to everyone. Absolutely delicious all round is the only way to describe the food, every single small delight that graces the table tastes like it’s been prepared with love and is bursting with authentic flavours. Great house wine. Love this place.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 30 September 2023 via mobile

Yet again what can I say , great meal , great staff and ambience in this great tapas restaurant , going to miss having this place in Broughty Ferry just hope new owner’s can find a chef and staff of the quality that is already...there , never in all my years visiting this establishment has the quality or service changed 5 stars all roundMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 27 September 2023

As ever the food and service was outstanding and reasonably priced. Great atmosphere and friendly staff. Sally was exceptional.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 24 September 2023

We were googled for food to eat in Broughty Ferry and came across Sol y Sambra Tapas Bar. We were seated immediately, in the downstairs area and once our food preferences were established our drinks arrive quickly. All of the food we were given was...lovely, nicely presented and appropriate ( Reading some people got coleslaw which would have been disappointing). We are both good eaters and I was concerned I would not be "full" enough but I need not have worried as I only just managed to finish. No room for dessert though. I would definitely recommend, we will return next time we are in the area. Quirky decorations, especially the loo's and a nice relaxed vibe. We paid £27.50 per head plus drinksMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 22 September 2023

Where do I start. First of all the food was dry, to the point my jaw was sore trying to eat a bit of pork! The kebabs were dry and chewy! The waitresses was useless, we’re not offered any drinks they were busy hiding away...in the kitchen. We left starving as we couldn’t chew through any of the food! Highly disappointedMore

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 17 September 2023

Quick review: set prices fixe menu of tapas dishes. Starts with assorted cold plates, goes on to assorted warm dishes. Friendly, professional, helpful staff. We had been touring Scotland for a week, and were interested in something other than traditional Scottish food (which we enjoy,...but we’re in the mood for something different.). This place looked good, and TripAdvisor reviews were positive. We were not disappointed. There are two set price menus. First overall choice: with or without wine pairings. Then, each menu has a variety of dishes chosen by the kitchen with your guidance, e.g. food preferences, allergy issues, dietary needs. The hosts and server could not be more charming and helpful. My husband and I are omnivores, so anything goes — they could serve as they wished. The cold dishes and salads came first, including an array of antipasti-like dishes, meats, fish, cheese, and veges. ‘Same for the second course, but warm food. All was fresh and tasty, and good quantity. (Disclaimer: I am sometimes wary of tapas bars as I can leave feeling like I’ve only had a few snacks for dinner, even if I’ve had a number of plates. Same with sushi bars. I am a smallish woman, and a good eater but not an enormous eater. No problem at this restaurant with feeling hungry an hour later.) I forget the set price, but it felt reasonable for the quality, quantity, and service. Rather than do the wine pairing, we ordered our own bottle of rioja, reasonably priced. Nice convivial upstairs dining room, and a bar on the ground floor. I don’t know how this might affect people with disabilities. Frankly, if we lived in the area, we’d be regulars and happy to take guests here. It’s a good reason to return to The area.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 15 September 2023 via mobile

Fantastic food, superb service, not pretentious in any way. Made to feel welcome. Only advice is skip your lunch so you can get through your dinner. Lovely relaxed atmosphere 😋

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 12 September 2023 via mobile

Visited here last weekend and the food, as usual, was amazing and authentic. Always a great atmosphere with every course explained. Only slight drawback we had was the sangria wasn’t the best. A slice of lemon, apple and orange, lots of ice and lemonade for...£20 was a bit steep. However the overall experience was amazing.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 7 September 2023

After a day in Dundee we chose Sol y Sombra for dinner based on the reviews and we were not disappointed Friendly staff, nice atmosphere and the food was fantastic. We were a wee bit hesitant when we realized that our dinner would be chosen...by the kitchen and not us, but we enjoyed everything that was served. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 7 September 2023

Great food and great service ! I come nearly every week and it just keeps getting better See you next Friday!

Date of visit: September 2023
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I would give them a call, I am sure they will fit you in, do not take a table downstairs, more like a bar than restaurant and not the same atmosphere as upstairs. If you are dining there four times I am certain they will... More
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Hi The dishes come with one portion of food on them for each person at the table. It's all about the sharing and that's why it's so good. By the end of the meal you are full and satisfied, not stuffed and bloated.
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Sol y Sombra Tapas Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5