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Tapashusid/Tapashouse

Aegisgardur 2 | The old harbour, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 512 8181
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Ranked #67 of 307 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
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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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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2 reviews
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
17 helpful votes 17 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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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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La Jolla, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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Albury, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I visited this little sea food Restaurent by the harbor after a long day's excursion to Geysir. I was served up a delicious salmon dish. The place has a space issue but the friendly and welcoming wait staff compensates that. You can't go wrong here and would recommend to anyone after a descent sea food meal.

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We tried several different "tapas" restaurants around Iceland and this was the best! I mean THE BEST! Their cod fish is absolutely amazing. The staff is really kind and give you a fair recommendations. And all people who are wondering about "culture misuderstanding" - tapas dishes are typically icelandinc :)

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california
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124 reviews 124 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

It was a bit of a laugh for us. The food was average. I had what appeared to be a thai sort of fish soup with almost no fish. (is that a tapa?) Friend got fajitas that were nothing of the sort- it was a chicken wrap and nothing special. Hubby got the mussels which were fine. Not so great,... More

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mattapoisett, ma
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88 reviews 88 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The atmosphere at this place is perfect! Try one of the tasting menus - we tried explore iceland and the seafood one. excellent choices and wonderful variety. The drinks were interesting and the wine list was pretty good. The view is what makes this place remarkable. Sit and enjoy the working waterfront and people watching!

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Vienna, Austria
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This Restaurant has everything one desires to have a perfect dinner. Delicious food, friendly service, super centrally located and a spectacular view to the sea. The owner was very sympathic and provided us with many insights of island. Will be back next time!!

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Akranes, Iceland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The food vas very tasty and the service was good. We tryed lobster, arctic char, beef and ice-cream - all realy good. Would recommend it to everyone.

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