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Tapashusid/Tapashouse

Aegisgardur 2 | The old harbour, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 512 8181
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Ranked #65 of 309 Restaurants in Reykjavik
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $40
Hours:
Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Cuisines: Seafood, Spanish, Tapas, Grill
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Twined for 90 years. Our casa, Sólfell, was built in 1921 and has a rich history twined with Spain. Originally Sólfell housed the production of bacalao (salted cod/saltfiskur) and Spain was by far the biggest buyer. A newspaper article from 1921 tells how the Spanish renewed the contract between the two countries. The contract was literally a big deal because the magnitude was such that the Spanish bought all the exported bacalao that year. A new Spanish contract. We have reversed things. Before the bacalao started its journey from here to Spain but now we import from Spain everything that gives us the warmth and feel of the south. Of course the bacalao has a special place in our hearts as well as on our menu along with other delicacies, enough to give you what you need to put together your dream feast, there are thousands of possible combinations. There is a certain equilibrium in the fact that we have now offer a contract with whomever enters our establishment. In it we state our determination to offer the best of the Spanish tradition in this historical house with a unique fusion of our beloved home country. Enjoy.
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Food was good, although several mistakes made in our order (we ended up with dishes we hadn't ordered), and staff were not particularly knowledgable about the food (had to ask the kitchen what was in the dishes). That said, the food was great, if a little expensive, as long as you like ''rare'' cooked fish and meat... Not to everyone's... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Stopped here on my last night as it had caught my eye, this was the jewel in the crown for me I ordered a couple of dishes off the extensive menu and must say when they arrived both were exquisite the monkfish melted in your mouth and the pepper steak was just excellent. helped down with an ice cream dessert.... More

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Warm atmosphere, tasty food and wine, excellent service. On Wednesday evening-soothing, live guitar music. Complimentary delicious bread with oil and yummy nut dip -included at lunch and dinner. We ate here for lunch and dinner. We ate romaine salad, hamburger, fries and prawns and all was delicious. Conveniently located on marina.

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Reykjavik
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9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The setting of this restaurant is excellent with a fine view of the harbour. The staff were friendly and smiling. However, the wine service was poor. Our predinner drinks arrived very late, almost at the time of the the first course. The wine to follow was also late, only brought after the first course. The nice waitresses were apparently untrained... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

What a great place to go, down in Reykjavic old harbour amongst the other restaurants sat this tapas house, it has a good choice of food and music. We had the lamb fillets which were very tasty and cooked to perfection, the waiter was very courteous and helpful in deciphering the Icelandic language for us.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Amazing variety of food at fair prices, excellent music and fun atmosphere. Very fun restaurant in the evening, there's a wide variety of food on the menu, portion sizes are small so one is able to taste an array of flavors, great for sharing! We had an intimate dinner here immediately after our wedding, just the 2 of us because... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

A greate mix with tapas of Icelandic food, greate service and cozy restaurant! Definetly a return to place if we come back!

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Santa arbara
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We had the Icelandic tasting menu - and I loved it so much - even the weird bird that had consistency of mushrooms (or liver as my mom said) or the raw (or well - they said it was smoked but it looked raw) lamb LOL And the service - oh the service - so fantastic! Loved our staff! The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

First dinner in Iceland, couldn't have asked for better. Staff we're amazing and accommodating . Authentic Icelandic food prepared to perfection all situated in a cozy spot.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We stumbled onto this restaurant after not being able to get into our first choice. When we walked in we were intrigued by the eclectic ambiance. Very fun in design. The staff was extremely friendly and accommodating, but they lost a point in this rating because we must have waited 20 mins between our first and second round of tapas.... More

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