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Sol Rio Restaurant & Cafe

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Sol Rio Restaurant & Cafe
Bridge Street, Westport Co Mayo
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The welcome is warm and friendly from the very helpful local staff & José takes pride in sourcing local and organic food and this is highlighted on his menus
  • Family Friendly
  • Location - Beach <5km
  • Location - Town Centre
  • Open New Year
  • Café
  • Contemporary International
  • Atmospheric
  • Breakfast Venue
  • Budget Meals (€21-35/£14-23 pp 3-courses, not inc. dr
  • Business Meal
  • Buzzy Atmosphere
  • Coeliac Friendly
  • Early Bird / Value Menu Available
  • Extensive Wine List
  • Informal
  • Organic Produce used (mainly)
  • Party Venue
  • Romantic
  • Sunday Dining
  • Tea Rooms
  • Vegetarian Friendly (always at least 1 starter & 1 main course)
  • Vegetarian Menu

Sol Rio Restaurant & Cafe

Euro-Toques chef José Barroso from Portugal and his Westport born wife Sinead Lambert run this lively first floor restaurant on Bridge Street.


José takes pride in sourcing local and organic food and this is highlighted on his menus, where suppliers are credited - including Kate McCormack & Sons, Country Fresh, McLaughlin's Fruit & Veg, Clarke's Seafoods and O'Connells C&C, all in Westport; 100% Irish beef is from the Slaney Valley. 


The tiled floor, light coloured decor and simple table settings of the lower room contrast with the style upstairs, which has more of a party atmosphere and is in great demand over the weekends.


The welcome from the very helpful local staff is warm and friendly, and José's extensive menus offer a wide range of popular dishes (starters and pasta dishes, pizzas and a selection of fish, poultry and meat dishes, with at least ten choices in each section) and are well priced, with generous main courses ranging from about €18 to €28 .


Unusual dishes include a Trio of Irish meats (Irish fillet steak, pork and lamb, drizzled with a red wine jus), while daily specials could include local scallops and crab claws in a good beurre blanc, or roast duckling with an orange and cranberry sauce.


Popular desserts include tiramisu, banoffi pie and profiteroles.


Lunch is a lighter affair with soups, chowder, wraps, panini and baguettes, and some pasta dishes for a continental flavour; main courses are likely to be under €10.


A balanced choice of wines from the old and new worlds includes 4 house wines at about €20, also served by the glass, and some half bottles.


Try to get a window table so that you can watch the comings and goings of night time Bridge Street.

Seats 75 (private room, 40). L&D Wed-Mon, 12-3pm & 6-10pm; a la carte L&D; house wine from €17.95. Reservations recommended; children welcome (high chair, childrens menu); air conditioning. Closed Tue. MasterCard, Visa, Laser. abbreviations
Last Updated: 08-04-2014
Author: Georgina Campbell

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Sol Rio Restaurant - Westport County Mayo Ireland
Sol Rio Restaurant - Westport County Mayo Ireland
Sol Rio Restaurant - Westport County Mayo Ireland
Sol Rio Restaurant - Westport County Mayo Ireland
Sol Rio Restaurant - Westport County Mayo Ireland
Sol Rio Restaurant - Westport County Mayo Ireland
Sol Rio Restaurant - Westport County Mayo Ireland
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