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462 Amsterdam Ave. (W. 82nd St.) Send to Phone
Tapas and well-priced wines on the Upper West Side.

Lunch & Dinner daily, Brunch Sat.-Sun.
Open late
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Full bar
  • Reservations suggested

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Sol y Sombra Restaurant Review

: Sol y Sombra fits the growing tapas, small-plate trend by offering a full menu of traditional Spanish choices along with a nice selection of sangrías and wines. Daily wine specials make buying a full bottle a no-brainer, a better choice than the somewhat sweet sangría poured here. It’s difficult to narrow down the tapas to just a few, so we suggest either dining with someone who is quite hungry or bringing along a group of people to share the wealth at this loud, popular restaurant. Traditional cold Spanish tapas like albondigas (meatballs), broiled octopus, white asparagus vinaigrette, and queso manchego were predictable, if not exciting. Warmer dishes such as the grilled shrimp with sea salt or the grilled chorizo had a bit more kick. Larger plates are also available, including a vegetarian paella and arroz con pollo. Traditional flan and a house special torrejas, bread dipped in spiced wine with vanilla ice cream, were nice finishers.
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