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“Yes, Definitely Try This Place!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Taverna Barcelona

Taverna Barcelona
Saenredamstraat 37, 1072CB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 664 00 66
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Ranked #1,132 of 2,482 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Price range: $11 - $34
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Spanish
Good for: Outdoor seating
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Good for: Outdoor seating
San Antonio, Texas
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“Yes, Definitely Try This Place!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We were originally going out for sushi with some friends one night. When we got there, the sushi place was so crowded and loud that we left and walked down the street. After almost giving up and going home, we saw Taverna Barcelona. I'm glad we did.

Taverna is a very cozy place with great family-style service. It’s not big at all, which adds to the character. The decor is basic and simple, yet screams Catalan all the way. There were three of us and we all ordered different things so we could sample them. I'll be honest, I don't recall everything we ordered except for some tasty authentic Catalan sausage. I also the recall the bread tasting so good. The food tasted fresh and homemade. The waiter was nice and helpful. There was another gentleman there who was possibly one of the owners, he came over and shared some of thinking behind the menu choices.

I found Taverna to be truly refreshing and authentic, compared to some of the other "upscale" and uptight places I ate at while in Amsterdam. The food and drink were both solid and I would definitely return for seconds.

One last thing, it was my turn to pay the bill and the prices for three people (including beers) was right on. No complaints.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Ergue-Gaberic, France
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“Wonderful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 via mobile

A Very warm welcome, smile, excellent sangria and tapas! A bit of catalunya in netherlands. Don't hesitate a second

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“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013 via mobile

Don't miss it! Real Catalan food in the heart of Amsterdam (pijp). The food is fresh authentic, atmosphere perfect, the guys running it are very nice. When we miss Barcelona we eat there and for many other reasons

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“The best food straight from Catalunya.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Excellent wines and cavas from the land, very nice people, good and fresh food…
I truly recommend it.
Enjoy!!

  • 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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“Authentic catalán”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013 via mobile

We've been going here for many years now, sitting outside on the sunny terrace and enjoying excellent cava or some really great wines (try the 2003 Montsant DO!) alongside very good quality small and larger dishes in the style of the owners' homeland Catalonia. The espresso and the brandies are also very good as well.

The interior is pleasantly decorated, cozy, with an inviting warmth and a melange of smells.

The taverna offers good value - all its products are of very good quality and the prices reasonable.

The owners are very friendly and knowledgeable about their wines and food (and I'm sure about football as well, should you be interested in that).

Wholeheartedly recommended!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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