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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 - 1:00 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, 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
Amazing food!

Every dish was perfect.We appreciate good food and cook at home so when we get great food out its a pleasure.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
Cherie D
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Warrenton, Virginia
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Warrenton, Virginia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Every dish was perfect.We appreciate good food and cook at home so when we get great food out its a pleasure.

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austin, tx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

2nd night in Iceland and went here due to the TA great reviews and it didn't disappoint. Service and ambiance were excellent, but this 4 course meal was Amazing, Great favors, presentation and the waitress did a wonderful job of explaining ingredients. Highly, highly recommend!!

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Tampere, Finland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I have been visiting first time this restaurant at Reykjavik old harbour 2012, in that time they had great tapas meals on menu. Now, a week ago visited thee at lunch time and ate really nice portion, and second visit at dinner time with success. I recommend this lovely place with helpful and profesional staff. Only minus is that they... More 

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Asker, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Went there with friends and all four ordered the "Fish lover" three course meal. The lobster soup was way too spicy (the cook must have been too generous with the chili oil) which we commented and without any discussion the gave us new soup and deducted a reasonable amount on the bill. With less spice in it, the soup was... More 

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N.Ire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I'd read mixed reviews on this place and on their menu there were only 2 vegetarian options so I hesitated going however passing by when cold and hungry I thought I'd try it for lunch. I can't recommend the staff enough friendly, efficient, quick service and good food for the price. If I visi again I wouln hesitate to return

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Nyköping
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This restaurant was a very nice surprise. I have a 3-course menu with a Norway lobster soup for starter. The main course was so fresh and tender. Perfectly cooked fish and the "snicker" dessert was excellent!

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South Dartmouth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The meal at the Tapashouse was fabulous. We tried several different plates, a mix of traditional tapas and Icelandic tapas. All were delicious. The waitstaff couldn't have been more pleasant and helpful.

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Aalsmeer, The Netherlands
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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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10 reviews
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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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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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Additional Information about Tapashusid/Tapashouse

Address: Aegisgardur 2 | The old harbour, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
Phone Number: +354 512 8181
Location: Europe  >  Iceland  >  Capital Region  >  Reykjavik
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
Average Prices: USD 15 - 40
Cuisine: Seafood, Spanish, Grill, Tapas

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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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