The Harp Bar Salou opened in 2023. It is located very close to the Sanguli Campsite and several hotels, making it a great place for those seeking a bit of Ireland on their holidays. We visited in June 2023.
The Harp Bar and Restaurant in Salou… a touch of Ireland in Salou
Ambience at The Harp Bar Salou
Sam and Rocha are at the helm, with several Irish and Spanish staff helping to make your visit to them a great one!
The atmosphere here is very family-friendly, with an extra focus on live sports such as GAA (all are shown). When we visited there were plenty of large family groups enjoying themselves. As parents themselves, Sam and Rocha know that if the kiddiewinks are occupied, then the parents can relax somewhat. This is definitely considered at The Harp Bar Salou, with a decent kids’ menu plus the menu itself comes with colouring pens to keep the little ones happy while waiting for their food.
Upon entering the restaurant, you are comforted by dark wood, white walls and a plethora of Irish drinking memorabilia. It’s tastefully decorated and not overdone like so many other bars. Rocha knew exactly what “look and feel” she wanted for the place, while Sam and his small team were there to make it happen. There’s even some subtle Lanzarote vibes in places – quite apt because that is where Sam and Rocha first met when they lived and worked there.
The staff are smartly dressed and friendly. Obviously with the bar only opening recently, staff training is ongoing… but they are learning very quickly!
Prefer to sit outside? Then do! There are plenty of tables outside, although the instant popularity of the place means that they fill up fast!
Of course you can’t visit an Irish bar without having a Guinness. I had one myself, and then a few more (purely for testing purposes, I’ll have you know ha ha). It was excellent! None of this “popping a can on a disk” nonsense… the Guinness is on draught and tasted just like you were sat in a bar on the banks of the Liffey. Others in our group enjoyed the beer and soft drinks available.
The focus here is on food, and they have definitely got it right! The portions are large and they use Irish ingredients as far as possible for the specifically Irish dishes.
There are two main menus: One for day and one for night. Obviously the day menu comes with various breakfast options. I had the standard brekkie while Alan had the full Irish. Others in our group had the veggie breakfast. We were all stuffed afterwards!
I must make a special mention of the prawn linguini (evening menu) – it was fantastic! Plenty of prawns and the sauce was creamy and came with quite a chilli kick – fabulous!!
The bar is located right on the border of Salou and Cambrils, just around the corner from the entrance to Sanguli Campsite (see the map below). There is free parking just along from Sanguli’s entrance.
All the food and drink is very reasonably priced for a resort eatery.
Contact The Harp Bar Salou
Disclaimer: The Harp Bar Salou is owned by family members. So yeah, we’re going to be a tad biased. But glowing reviews are pouring in from other customers too… so you don’t have to take our word for it.
Elle, along with Alan, is the owner of Spain Buddy and the busy web design business – Spain Web Design by Gandy-Draper.
Born a “Norverner”, she then spent most of her life “Dann Saff” before moving to Spain in 2006. Elle’s loves are Alan, the internet, dogs, good food, and dry white wine – although not necessarily in that order.