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Tapashusid/Tapashouse

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Seafood, Spanish, Grill, Tapas
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Aegisgardur 2 | The old harbour, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 512 8181
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4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thu - Sat 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Twined for 90 years. Our casa, Sólfell, was built in 1921 and has a rich...
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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  • 23
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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This restaurant is on the old harbour and has amazing views of the harbour and mountains, the menu has a wide range of foods including set menus to try different varieties of Icelandic food. The staff were very helpful and explained each course they bought out and were able to answer any questions... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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Aalsmeer, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
136 reviews 136 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The name of this restaurant is Casa Grande, Mediterranean Restaurant / Pizzeria. The prices of this restaurant are very high, but when you are looking for a comfortable place with a good ambiance, this is the place to be.

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This restaurant is on the old harbour and has amazing views of the harbour and mountains, the menu has a wide range of foods including set menus to try different varieties of Icelandic food. The staff were very helpful and explained each course they bought out and were able to answer any questions we had. The meals are good portions... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Went here as it advertised fish tapas but there wasn't a very good choice (they had also advertised puffin, which we thought we should try, as it's on sale in almost every restaurant - they didn't have any). We had: Slow cooked char (just like smoked salmon), which came with a smoky mayo and thinly sliced veg - tasty Lobster... More 

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Beware of visiting this restaurant, there is a new menu with few tapas options, the prices are extremely high, portions are small and tasteless. I've visited this place many times before but after my last visit will never go again. The prices are ridiculous, when we complained about small portion, no response came.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Overall a decent experience. Not traditional tapas more like mini mains. Food was ok but i think the service and atmosphere stood out and was excellent.

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Stockton Heath
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

I went with my 25 year old daughter. As we approached the restaurant an American couple where uligising about how good their meal had been...wow we thought. Well let me tell you, that Americal couple did not uligise enough, as it was amazing! We ordered a glass of rose and a glass of riocca and ordered 5 choices from the... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We ate here one evening and had a selection of tapas dishes including slow cooked cod, grilled monk fish, speared tiger prawns. We ordered 5 dishes between 2 and portions were larger than usual tapas portions, and the food was delicious. Beautiful presentation. Great attentive and friendly service. Lovely restaurant over looking the harbour.

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Guelph, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Located steps from Hotel Marina where we were staying, four of us girls enjoyed seafood tapas here one evening. The service from the restaurant team was excellent and the food was delicious. The decor was funky and unique as well - great spot.

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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20 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Tapas, but not Spanish. Whale and puffin (in blueberry and angelica cream cheese) are a clue! And the portions are much bigger... And tastier.. And beautifully presented. We discovered the restaurant one afternoon and had Viking coffees (a local spirit instead of whisky, to blow your head off) and some deserts off the main menu. The cheese cake was particularly... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Excellent, friendly staff and delicious morsels of food that were to die for! Best place we found for food in reykjavik during our stay!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Aegisgardur 2 | The old harbour, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
  • Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik
  • Phone Number: +354 512 8181

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 40
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Spanish, Grill, Tapas

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am

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