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Tapashusid/Tapashouse

Aegisgardur 2 | The old harbour, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 512 8181
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Ranked #91 of 321 Restaurants in Reykjavik
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $40
Hours:
Sun - Wed 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thu - 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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English first
Slough, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Went there with a few friends and we all thought it was way too expensive for the quality of the food. Some dishes were too salty, some did not have any at all. It took too long to get the second dish. Very nice staff but, what I said, too expensive for what you get. Do not go If you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

We came in for a late lunch after whale watching and I will honestly say this was one of the best tapas restaurants I have ever eaten in, and I have eaten in a lot! The food was fresh, very tasty and beautifully presented. When I come back to Reykjavik I will certainly make a point if coming back here!... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Could not rate this restaurant highly enough. Great service with knowledgable staff. The food was amazing - one of our party is a veggie, the other only eats fish and the other 2 eat everything and this menu caters for all. Lovely atmosphere. The night we went there was a guy singing with a guitar who was amazing. Not particularly... More 

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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

did not have a good experience at all. the only thing i liked was the staff polite and courteus but the food was not tasty at all. i would never go back there.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Starter - Soup with only 1mussel in it , main course with a very salty fish - small portion. Dessert was the only good thing. However at a price of 40 euros I could have eaten much better else where ,I recommend to go there just for a drink with some friends.we were there just because of a mistake,two place... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We enjoyed our meal at the Tapashouse. Great spot in the old harbour and lovely service. The view is nice, looking out on the old harbour. Close to the touristattractions such as the whaling.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Right on the port so convenient for the whale watching boats. Good music and lovely food. Be warned a lot of Icelandic fish like salt cod is eaten cold and can be spicy. Good freshly bread and nut and oil dip. Yum.

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St Albans
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 via mobile

The food far exceeded our expectations as we enjoyed a lovely selection of tapas, and the tomato bread and oil and crushed nuts as a complimentary starter - all really tasty!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We had beautiful food here for not to bad a price (for Reykjavik ). I had the Arctic char and perch with langoustine. It was really fresh and very tasty. Beautiful views are they however dirty windows spoilt the view a bit.

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surrey
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We arrived to a relatively empty restaurant (it was Monday night) to be greeted and immediately shown to a good table. We explained that one of our party had a severe nut allergy, and the waiter kindly steered us through the menu to advise what could be eaten safely. We were also given complementary olives as not all the bread... 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, Tapas, Grill

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