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Posted by Anonymous on 12/14/2012
I'm Spanish, a Foodie, aspiring chef and the type of person that wouldn't spend $200 on a pair of shoes, but would easily spend $300 on a dinner. Sol y Sombra is not only one of the very few GOOD tapas in NYC, it also has great music, great service and the sangria is amazing! I read the reviews and I'm really sorry that some of you had poor experiences... I would recommend to give it another try). I have been going to this place for about a year now and the food service and drinks have not only been consistent, they are always satisfying and really, really good. I live 10 blocks away from the restaurant i have 2 other tapas restaurants near my house and i rather take the walk and get good food at Sol y sSombra than settle for Buceo 94. I'm definitely a fan of this place. in conclusion... give it a try... its totally worth it!
Posted by Ringo8553 on 04/08/2012
Nothing out of the very ordinary..some of the tapas were good like the chicken anjillo, but the shrimp was tasteless, and the meatballs were rubber balls. Not particularly inexpensive, either..Saturday night prime time and six people in the restaurant with crappy music blasting tells you something..
Posted by Anonymous on 09/03/2011
First time at this neighborhood restaurant. We couldn't have been more pleased. We ordered a variety of tapas which were all good,. The grilled calamari in garlic sauce was particularly good. Our waiter was knowledgeable and his suggestions were right on. We'll be back.
Posted by Recent Guest on 12/18/2010
We eat out a lot.... I can actually say we have been to most great restaurants in the New York city area... I am very particular about the freshness of food and in my recent experience with Sol and Sombra was really not that good! Man Paella was really bad...the squid tasted more like a old rubber than fish... Yup they need a huge improvement in their kitchen... I would never eat there again.... Best Paellas go to: Blue Ribbon downtown...very good or El Quijote...also downtown...
Posted by Green Tomatoes on 03/21/2010
Short staffed. Servers were not respectful. Place was disorganized. Orders are forgotten. Meals are brought to wrong tables. 45 minutes after we sat, we finally- after complaining multiple times- received our coffee. Then.. our bloody marys were brought over another 10 minutes later... Bloody marys were watery and tasted like plain tomato juice. Servers did not care about anything and would at times completely ignore customers. I would not recommend this place to anyone.
Posted by Fairly New to the Nabe on 03/11/2010
On my first trip, I found all the tapas I tried to be excellent. The owner recommended the calamari in garlic sauce. If I eat them at all, I usually have them fried, but these were fantastic! On susbsequent visits, both the waitstaff and the owner remembered us and were very attentive. I've never had a bad meal there! A selection of hot and cold tapas give you nice variety and are all really tasty! As someone else said, snobs should stay home, tho.
Posted by Pilar Enright on 01/10/2010
After several visits to Sol y Sombra with three to four companions, I can recommend this restaurant without reservation. I especially wish to highlight the Tapas. They are varied, delicious, nutritious, AND quite substantial. Indeed, I have never ordered a regular entree at Sol y Sombra. Each time, our group has ordered a variety of tapas, salads to share, and red wine, and we've been rewarded with a fulfilling and nourishing meal. The courtesy appetizers served are exciting and prepare you for the flavor feast to follow. Do explore the offerings. You will be gratified whatever your selection. Service is friendly, professional, and relaxed, and though I'm not big on desserts, I have sampled a few from among my friends' choices. They too are simply delicious. I hope you will take me up on my recommendation. I wish you "¡Buen provecho! Thank you.