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“Typical Spanish Cantena feel.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Centra

Centra
29 Lange Niezel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Red Light District)
020 622 3050
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Ranked #1,056 of 2,229 restaurants in Amsterdam
Cuisines: Spanish
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Red Light District
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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52 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Typical Spanish Cantena feel.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013 via mobile

Went here with some colleagues. Had a great meal and really enjoyed the feel of the place. It's not fancy - at all.
But the foods good and the so is the price. I will come back.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Sudbury, Massachusetts
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great food, great value, busy and exciting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

This place is hopping! Expect tight communal tables, lots of noise and activity, and great spanish food in the red light district. Everything (paella, garlic shrimp and more) was perfectly prepared and the service was quick. Nothing great to look at from the street, inside expect an experience that perfectly mirrors the controlled chaos that is Amsterdam.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Red Light Fiesta”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

It seems slightly incongruous to find an authentic Spanish restaurant in the heart of Amsterdam's red light district but there it is: a kind of Hemingway with clogs on! Packed out by tourists, trippers and various expats opposite a store selling magic mushrooms no better place to eat after a hard day on the bongs. The paella was brilliant and authentic with just the right sticky rice consistency. Place was packed so harrassed service was slow but worth the wait. Almost expected to see Romero in a suit of lights pirouetting past the gawping red light tourists as they let the bulls through the streets. . Try the paella or the ham all the dishes are authentic and good value for money. Over to you Ernest...

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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107 reviews 107 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“nice Spanish food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

We went during a trip for our anniversary.
Enjoyed the food, the garlic chili prawns were excellent as was the paella.
It.ca an get busy, but it's worth a visit.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Perfect Ambience, Scrumptious food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

A local at the bar in our hotel recommended this place and after a little trouble finding it, we were really pleased with the warm, cozy ambience, smiling, friendly staff & wow! the food--classic Spanish. Get the seafood bowl or paella & the sangria--best sangria I've ever had, authentic & not too sweet.

Visited April 2013
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