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Tapas Bar Catala

$$$
Dam Square
Tapas
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Spuistraat 299, 1012 VS Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 623 1141
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1:00 pm - 12:00 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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  • 58
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 5
    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
Great value for money

A cozy tapas bar, with a nice variety of dishes. Be aware that the dishes are big and each tapas can be for 2-3 persons. You have to try the jamon pata negra!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2011
Eran K
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Tel-Aviv, Israel
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132 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Amsterdam
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

We order per made dishes and they are just over heated in the microwave, and the somehow mixes up with out order, so, we waited for one hour for our calamari. They apologies though....but it's just a bit too late.

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Paget Parish, Bermuda
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

Really great authentic tapas style restaurant. Simple chourizo and crusty bread was sooooooo good,spinach with pine nuts was very good as well. Enjoyed the food and atmosphere so much we returned the next day for the same thing. Loved it!

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San Diego, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

A reliable good Spanish tapas place, not far from Dam Square. Nothing amazing, but pretty good. I second a previous reviewer's advice on beware on the portion sizes: unlike most tapas places I have been where a single tapa was a few bites of something for a slight price, each tapa that we ordered was at roughly a lunch sized... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

This resturant was great! I think it's a woman and perhaps her son/s it runs to perfection, she s brilliant and so is the food... Defiantly try it!

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2011

This is a good place to sit out on the street, have a beer and eat some finger food like calamari. The food is fine and the prices are reasonable.

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Tel-Aviv, Israel
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56 reviews 56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2011

A cozy tapas bar, with a nice variety of dishes. Be aware that the dishes are big and each tapas can be for 2-3 persons. You have to try the jamon pata negra!

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England
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52 reviews 52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2011

We stopped at this tapas bar, hoping to have a few drinks & food. The restaurant is just off a busy square and plenty of vibrant atmosphere in the near by area. The tapas bar has selection of food for 4.50 EUR which you have to go to the counter and choose. We had x2 of those and it was... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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36 reviews 36 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2010

if you like mediterrenean food and a friendly atmosphere, you should definitely go there. even though there is not a lot of tapas selections, all that are on the menu ar great. one last thing: try tomaquette, you will thank me...

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2010

We were lucky enough to find this little tapas bar and didnt bother to eat anywere else . Loved the atmosphere and the food was yummy . Sort of place you can sit for hours having a brandy and chilling . Its the reason I want to get back to Amsterdam real soon !!

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Los Angeles, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2010

Ate here on my first day in Amsterdam, for dinner, and I could have not asked for a better meal. The food was tasty yet did not have that much grease or fat in it. My family ordered about 4-5 dishes which had just enough food for my family to enjoy. The restaurant was moderately priced and was definitely cheaper... More 

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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 - 34
  • Cuisine: 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?