The menu at Sol y Sombra changes regularly, reflecting seasonal availability as well as our policy to have a short menu on any given day, but drawn from a much wider range of dishes. The concept of tapas revolves around sharing varied dishes amongst friends, one or many according to appetite or pleasure. Over an hour or a night, as time allows!
Tapas originated in Andalucia where the long summer days and warm summer evenings merge into one, where the people of southern Spain enjoy lively conversation, a glass of chilled, golden fino sherry and a tasty snack typical of the region.
The word "tapa" actually means "lid" and in the past every glass of sherry bought in a local Spanish bar would come covered by a slice of bread to keep the flies out!. As time went on the bread was topped with ham, cheese or fried black pudding bringing about the beginning of tapas.
Check out our latest Sunday Lunch Menu served from 12.45 – 15.00
At Sol y Sombra we serve "raciones" which are larger tapas portions, perfect for sharing with friends.