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“Excellent Location, OK Tapas” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe/restaurant Tabac

Cafe/restaurant Tabac
Stora Nygatan 46, Stockholm 113 48, Sweden
08-20 53 40
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Ranked #533 of 2,128 Restaurants in Stockholm
Cuisines: Spanish, Swedish
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Waterloo, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Excellent Location, OK Tapas”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Nowhere close to real tapas, and you might even have better tapas in your home city, but the location is awesome, staff very upbeat, and you can tell the cooks are trying.

Pros: Excellent location in Gamla Stan, ambience, good selection of wines, helpful and cheerful staff.
Cons: Quality of the Sangria and the Tapas themselves.

Summary - great location for a nice drink and a quick tapas


For the cooks ... if you guys read this stuff ... please read on ...
- Patatas Bravas is missing the bravas, and is just potatoes and aoili.
- Pulpo a la Gallega is missing the potato, pimenton, and the pulpo skin peels as it didnt rest for 5-10 minutes in the water after cooking
- Pan con Tomate was possibly the least successful dish. It needs garlic, better tomatoes, olive oil, and needs to lose the very hard pieces of Maldon salt that overpowers everything
- Calamares Fritos has way too batter, and it drowns the subtlety and flavour
- Sangria tasted like a bar mix, with very little wine, and only had oranges. You could easily make this in large portions and serve as needed. It doesn't need to be exactly like real Sangria, and you can add a Swedish twist ... but it has to resemble Sangria in some way.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Maybe not truly Spanish but yummy all the same”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014 via mobile

Whilst not genuinely Spanish in flavour the tapas were hearty and flavoursome with the haloumi particularly good. If you're in to chilli you'll need to ask for extra and then be a little disappointed but the burger patty was not one of those mass produced perfectly rounded with no relationship to meat things I've had dished up in any number of other places. The pasta dishes were generous servings and once again each was a bit of a twist on the original but it's all part of travelling. It's not as expensive as some in the old town and the service was good. The ginger monitor excellent.

Visited January 2014
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Unexpected”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

I will keep this short, dropped in on the spur of the moment...

Great food, brilliant service

Dont wait try it!

PS Cant keep it short gotta have at least 100 letters :(

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Milton keynes
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45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Better than it reads...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

If you are happy to eat in La Tasca in the UK, then you'll be happy here... plus it has far more ambience....

The food is good, not special... but it is tapa... which is Spanish bar snack food...

Cruz Campo is cold and tasty, service fast and helpful.

The best value I found in this city of extortion.

  • Visited December 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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Washington DC
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Ambience ja, food so so ”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

After a long drizzly day, I just wanted something simple and easy before heading back across the bridge to my hotel (hilton slussen) - this place was cozy and nice, the waitresses were prompt and friendly. Ok this is almost where the positives stop, gotta say the bread, salad and house wine was decent but the pasta tagliatelle con avocado was BLAND. Seriously. Added chile and salt but still could only eat .25 if it. At least it wasn't expensive;)

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