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Tapas Bar Catala

#504 of 2,504 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Dam Square
Spanish, Tapas
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Spuistraat 299, 1012 VS Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 623 1141
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1:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sun 1:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night

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  • 66
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Tiny place with a good variety of tasty tapas

Snagged a seat by the door--which made for a challenge--but loved the food. Busy place, fun servers.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
MaryKop
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Colorado Springs
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Southampton, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

I enjoy tapas and eat it often in various countries. This restaurant was very good and authentic. It was full so we got the last 2 bar stools at the counter, which was great for watching the kitchen and staff going about their business. Food was excellent, in particular the prawns in garlic and butter, patatas bravas and meatballs. Portion... More 

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

45 seat restaurant one waiter. joy to watch the efficiency woven between tables, polite and welcoming. Mussels and Fresh ancovies my favourite. great Tapas experience.

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ennis=ireland
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104 reviews 104 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

After a lovely day in the city we settled down to have pre dinner drinks and starters, in tapas, at Tapas Catala. The ambience was good, the drinks were fine, food tasty and good portions, but there is no doubt that the waiter was the rudest ever experienced. With no provocation, he cursed at us. How strange is that. This... More 

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Avignon, France
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Nice location but very bad experience. Service awful. Don t forget to check your check :) Food no so good especially if you enjoy eating Spanish food. Ps. The waiter should change of job

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Colorado Springs
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301 reviews 301 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Snagged a seat by the door--which made for a challenge--but loved the food. Busy place, fun servers.

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Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Squeezed onto a small table here with friends after a long afternoon entertaining ourselves in Amsterdam. The ambiance is basic but the food was really very good. Best rabbit I've ever had. The dishes aren't cheap for tapas but the portions are quite large. Quick and friendly service. Recommended.

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Dublin, Ireland
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We dropped in here for a quick pre-dinner snack and ended up staying all evening. The food was excellent- just like in Catalonia, and the staff were really laid-back and friendly. Highly recommended.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The ambiance was very nice. Staff is Spanish which give it already a nice atmosphere. The tapas are extremely nice and we enjoyed our lunch here a lot!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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64 reviews 64 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I absolutely love this place. I guess they bought me with awesome tapas and wine to the extent I cannot even see faults anymore! But they did, and I actually find myself dreaming about their pain amb tomaquet sometimes :) The place is small and lively; a really authentic, bustling little bar that you go to for a glass of... More 

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seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This place is clearly run by passionate foodies who enjoy what they do, and love to cook the best. All the portions were generous, yet to quality. The chorizo was the best we've ever had, and the skewers was possibly the most tender and flavorful beef I've ever tasted. After our meal, we were treated to a homemade apertif, similar... More 

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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 22 - 33
Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Spuistraat 299, 1012 VS Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Dam Square
  • Neighborhood: Dam Square
  • Phone Number: +31 20 623 1141

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22 - 33
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?