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Sol y Sombra Tapas Bar

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Food and ambience

Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene
About
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$24 - US$31
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 3 days ago via mobile

Not been here for ages, but popped in for lunch. Nice "high" table. The set lunch menu was explained to us, and all dishes were well presented. The guy tells you everything that you are getting. Prawns, Chicken, Hake, Cheese, and so much more. Highly...recommended.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent lunch again. Been here numerous times and never disappointed. Great not having to choose as it is a set Tapas menu. House Red wine very nice.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Overpriced for the amount of food you got & served one drink for the 2 hours we were in for, potatoes undercooked. requested no fish so got tinned tomatoes & beans instead done on the cheap won’t be back

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 15 December 2021

The food was excellent and really good value for money. Staff were helpful and friendly, highly recommend this restaurant.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 21 November 2021 via mobile

Just lovely. Attentive staff without hovering, superb ambience, superb food and very nice wine 😊. Well worth a visit.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 20 November 2021

Visiting Sol y Sombra in Broughty Ferry bar for the first time was brilliant ,warm welcome by the manager. Then the experience continued with the male and female staff who explained all the dishes that they delivered with a smile. Lovely place with a great...atmosphere , could have sat there all day. Thanks for looking after us we had a great time and we will be back .More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 15 November 2021 via mobile

This is without doubt our favourite restaurant, yet each time we eat here, it still blows us away. The food is exquisite, the service really good with Spanish waiting staff. Phil is a great host. Looking forward to our next visit already. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 14 November 2021 via mobile

Hadn't been here for a few years since last visit but pleased to see high standards remain on point. Top quality food, brilliant selection, excellent flavours, attentive staff, nice atmosphere, great night all round.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 12 November 2021

1st class,can't recommend this place enough,travelled from falkirk to see my daughter for her 30th,myself,daughter and partner went for lunch set menu,as a vegan its sometimes hard to find somewhere we all can enjoy,but my daughter chose here and we were not let down,everyone enjoyed...there food and the range of vegan was 1st class,good quality food,excellent friendly service and smiles are round,especially from pablo on his 1st day working in rainy Scotland will def be back thanks for a beautiful lunchMore

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 12 November 2021

We had heard from friends of a wonderful Tapas Bar in Broughty Ferry and decided to stop for lunch. We were not disappointed,from start to finish the whole experience was excellent. We finished our meal with a lovely Spanish Coffee Liqueur which is now on...my Xmas wish list. Well done to all members of staff for a lovely afternoon.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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jpmageddon
20 July 2021|
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Response from romeo4 | Reviewed this property |
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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cosmogirlUk
3 July 2019|
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Response from saratX2263XA | Reviewed this property |
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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Liza959
16 August 2018|
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Response from marshy71888 | Reviewed this property |
Not to sure on the price but I think it was around £25 pp. I would recommend booking. I was working in the area and just called in as a one off and it was fully booked on a Tuesday i think it was so had to eat at the bar and... More
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sol y Sombra Tapas Bar

Yes, Sol y Sombra Tapas Bar is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

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