Pepe Solla

Owner and Chef at Casa Solla Restaurant - 1 Michelin Star (Pontevedra, Spain)

Self-taught chef, with extensive experience in his family business. Great passionate about cooking and projects. He loves discovering flavors and enjoying his profession.

Who is Pepe Solla?

Chef and owner at restaurants Casa Solla and La Radio

Pepe Solla is chef and owner at Casa Solla restaurant.

He studied business and from a young age began working in the family restaurant.

In 2003 the Solla Restaurant took a turn in its evolution with the change of ownership to his son Pepe Solla, who with respect to the restaurant's own history makes changes to adapt it to a new social environment. What had been Casa Solla is transformed into a more gastronomic and essential space, a very spacious dining room is now distributed with 9 tables and a kitchen seen from the living room. A new gastronomic rigor reflects a more indigenous kitchen if possible, with commitment to the small local producer (even with ceramic artisans). A more Galician identity without losing sight of modernity, modernity in a restaurant that has 58 years of experience, which continues to be a reference, as it was when José and Amelia ran it.

In December 2019 Pepe Solla opens a new place in Santiago de Compostela, La Radio Pepe Solla, a new concept, not a second brand, more informal, close and direct. A totally open kitchen, with huge bar and a few tables that can accomodate 45 people, in a place where music and cuisine go hand in hand, coexist to create a very clean and fresh space. The offer is complemented with a terrace, in the middle of the street of the Mercado de Abastos and finally an adjoining cocktail bar, La Radio Clandestina, where you can give continuity to an after-dinner or a previous aperitif.

In addition, Pepe is the Founder of Amigos de la Cocina Gallega and founder of Grupo NOVE and Medalla or Mérito Turístico de Galicia, Medalla de Prata da Xunta de Galicia.

From 2004 to the present, he has consistently participated as a speaker at various national gastronomic competitions (The Best of Gastronomy, Madrid Fusión) and also in international events in Genoa, Caracas, Sao Paulo, Honingsvoog (Norway), Paris, London, Lima, Cartagena de Indias, Bogotá, Puerto Vallarta, etc.

National and international gastronomic days as well as throughout the world, in 2010 Casa Solla represented Galicia at the Shanghai Expo.

In 2007 he participated in a gastronomic conference held in the central UN building in New York, USA.

He won numerous awards, such as 1 Michelin Star and 3 Repsol Suns among others.