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Tapas Bar Catala

Spuistraat 299, 1012 VS Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Dam Square)
+31 20 623 1141
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Ranked #539 of 2,445 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Price range: $24 - $37
Mon - Thu 1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sun 1:00 pm - 2:00 am
Cuisines: Tapas
Neighborhood: Dam Square
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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  • Portuguese first
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Geneva, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

What a great tapas bar - step in the door and you step into Catalan. Nice selection of tapas at the bar at a good price. Want more, larger portions? There is a nice menu also. Excellent service rounds out the experience.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

this place is perfect if you have been to barcelona and wanna repeat the experience..! they have lot of different tapas, spanish wines and beers! good service, i didn't like so much the pulpo a la gallega, but i tried the original some years ago, so i think i was expecting too much! the other tapas are really tasty, i... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I was visiting Amsterdam on business and this restaurant was close to my hotel. As I arrived late I didn't check for good local restaurants but ended up here as it looked busy and looked a good atmosphere. Other local restaurants were either full or empty and I never trust an empty restaurant. However, choosing this one as it was... More 

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Gabiota T, Public Relations Manager at Tapas Bar Catala, responded to this review

we are very sorry you couldn't enjoy your meal at our well known 21 years old famous Tapas Bar. The meal you had was definitely not well prepared and presented but this is not an excuse for dropping in late to eat near closing time !!! we hope you dares to visit us once again and test the real thing.... More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

After we had diner we decided to crash down in this place and was definetly not a mistake. We decided to get ourself the Crema Catalana which is a dessert consisting of a rich custard base topped with a contrasting layer of hard caramel. My friend had himself a coffee liqueur while i had myself a cappuccino and we thoroughly... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Excellent spot to stop after a stroll at Spuistraat. Good food , the pan con tomates and the fried calamari were very good , together with a spanish red wine made me and my wife forget the time . Ask for a table outside and let the time goes by.... We felt as we were in Barcelona , the staff... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

landed here by accident, attracted by the smell, and the fact that most of the diners were Spanish. It was like being carried back to Catalonia. Tiny space, crowded, noisy, friendly, lively. Had a wonderful evening, came out reeking of garlic and red wine. Two of us shared the mixed fish platter, and a big bowl of spinach, with a... More 

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Top Contributor
140 reviews 140 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This is a small cosy tapas bar run by a friendly crew of Spanish blokes. We've eaten tapas in various parts of Spain and England and this is one of the best. The seafood was of a particularly high standard and the spinach with pine nuts was delicious. There was a lovely atmosphere in there as well. Highly recommended.

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Brooklyn, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Just walked by here one night in Amsterdam and very glad we did. Top of the line Tapas in the heart of Amsterdam. Sausage & Pulpo were amazing. Ended up eating there again on our last night because it was too good. Service was excellent the first time, on the second it was crowded and we had 4 people -... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

If you feel a sudden craving for very good tapas and a couple of glasses of user-friendly Spanish wine, where would you go? Not the most tourist-ridden part of Amsterdam, for sure? Wrong! Try Català. The food is good, the service is alert and friendly, and the place is quite affordable. Need a bit of rest after a bout of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

After a full day of sightseeing, what a relaxing place to rest, have a glass of wine, and a well prepared meal.

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Additional Information about Tapas Bar Catala

Address: Spuistraat 299, 1012 VS Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 20 623 1141
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Dam Square
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday 1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 1:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday 1:00 pm - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 24 - 37
Cuisine: Tapas

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