According to an announcement on social media and in a news release, six years after closing, Sol Y Luna, the iconic Birmingham restaurant, is set to re-open in December at a new location at Lane Parke in the Mountain Brook.
Here is the video announcement on Sol Y Luna’s Facebook page.
Jorge Castro, brother of the late chef Guillermo Castro, continues the legacy of this Latin-influenced restaurant.
“The re-opening of Sol Y Luna makes me so proud. It was the first restaurant my brother, Guillermo, opened in Birmingham and it was such a beautiful and unique culinary experience. When we closed Sol Y Luna, it left a void for so many people – me included. We are happy to say that we are giving our customers what they have asked for… Sol y Luna is coming back,” Castro said in a statement.
The original Sol Y Luna menu is back
Along with the new location and an opening date, the legendary Birmingham restaurant will be serving the original menu from the 1997 restaurant featuring its authentic Mexican tapas dishes, premium tequilas and Latin cuisine in an upscale setting. The new location will also include a patio area.
Beloved in the community
The owners of Cantina, the Castro family, have also been big supporters of the annual Day of the Dead celebration in Birmingham.
The return of Sol Y Luna goes beyond the lovingly prepared authentic cuisine. The restaurant on Southside forged a personal relationship and friendship with Birmingham residents for over two decades.
“Sol Y Luna is and always will be a way of life for the people of Birmingham which is why we are bringing the restaurant back. Yes, this is for all of you that were waiting to experience an authentic taste of Mexico right in your backyard. See you soon, friends.” said Castro.