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“Pricey but yummy” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Pata Negra

Pata Negra
Utrechtsestraat 124, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Stadsdeel Zuid)
20-422 6250
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Ranked #1,308 of 2,322 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Cuisines: Spanish
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Stadsdeel Zuid
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Pricey but yummy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Pricey, but got this recommended by a friend and it had been a while since we had tapas. Cozy but small place, and no English menu (combined with a horrible sort of very small brush-font making it even more difficult to read the menu). We got help from someone in the staff speaking English though, so that was nice. Ate pretty much everything we got served, and the sangria was nice.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Dishonest lying staff”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

My wife and her friends just had a very bad experience at pata negra. After deciding to leave to go and eat elsewhere, a member of staff offered them a drink on the house if they stayed. They all asked for Sangria. After a very average dinner the invoice included a €25 charge for Sangria. After trying to explain to the manager what had happened, the staff member in question denied offering them the sangria stating the offer didn't count for sangria! and they had to pay for it.
As a member if the utrechtsestraat community and owner if a boutique hotel I will no longer recommend pata negra and send business their way. Disgusting!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Cologne, Germany
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“Pata Negra, a tapas paradise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

in a wonderful Summer evening we got delicious Tapas at Pata Negra. We try many of them and all tasted very original. The restaurant is located at a corner of the Utrechtsestraat and is a tapas bar, easy going and with a good service, helpful but not trying to recommend something based on the price. Some of them were from Spain.
We ate about 10 tapas and although the price is not cheap (in general Amsterdam is not cheap) the portions were generously sized.
I will return someday and I can recomend you to try it!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Madison, Wisconsin
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Nice location, but food upset my belly”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Nice place to people watch and relax.

I had the pescado a la plancha for 8.50 euro, and there was very little to it. Maybe I just have weird foreign taste buds but it as too salty and greasy for me, and it made my stomach feel unsettled all day.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Too overpriced”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

I have the luxury to visit Spain very often, and I eat tapas a lot!
To be honest: quality of the tapas at Pata Negra is authentical Spanish. But I think prices are just too high. I mean, it's just an ordinary tapas bar...

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