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Tapas Bar Catala

#330 of 2,898 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
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Spuistraat 299, 1012 VS Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 623 1141
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Mon - Thu 1:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sun 1:00 pm - 2:00 am
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

During our 3 days stay in Amsterdam we have eaten in this place twice, we liked it very much. Very good food for a reasonable price, very cozy atmosphere and good service

Thank Anna G
Oslo, Norway
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A lot of different tapas dishes to choose from. Also they have a lot of dishes for display - so you can take a look at what you want to eat. Very small selection of beer.

Thank Markus H
Winsford, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best Tapas I have ever eaten. The mixed vegetables and the anchovies were a delight. The house wine is Torres which is a favourite of ours. Everything serverd would seem to be cooked freshly.

Thank ShortStay_66
Lommel, Belgium
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice tapas bar in the centre of Amsterdam where you get the feeling of a typical Spanish restaurant. Very gentile people, great tapas. Ideal to go there with children.

Thank Kim P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We found this place a few years ago and always make a point of visiting it when we're in Amsterdam. Mad to be eating Spanish food when in The Netherlands but there you go. Food is excellent, staff friendly and it has a lovely atmosphere too. Go!

Thank Hearne H
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60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here with other Spanish people. I was expecting something mediocre but was pleasantly surprised! At first look of the menu, I thought the prices were a little expensive but turns out the potions were big enough to justify the prices. Just done get the Spanish beer. Furthermore, the food was excellent! Everything was extremely delicious and authentic! I... More 

Thank geniusbarb
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

everything we tried was really good. we tried baby squids, potatoes, chicken... the staff was very friendly.

Thank esinsoyer
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

Great little place. some small tapas, and very big plates to share. Tried most of the sea-food dishes and everything was great.

Thank Adit S
Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

Lovely little tapas bar, with a good range of different tapas. The food was fantastic and the service good. Get here early to get a table as it is very popular. And very reassuring that many Spanish were eating here. Some of the best tapas outside of Spain.

Thank Helen H
Mons, Belgium
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55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

We enjoyed this tapas restarant with my family. We oredered several dishes and we all liked them. The staff spoke English to us but Spanish between them. This resulted in a Spanish feeling. Good food for reasonable price. Worth the detour walking through Amsterdam

Thank Jos H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$22 - $34
Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 2:00 am
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
1:00 pm - 12:00 am
1:00 pm - 2:00 am
1:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Spuistraat 299, 1012 VS Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Centrum
  • Neighborhood: Centrum
  • Phone Number: +31 20 623 1141

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Centrum

Neighborhood Profile
Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe. Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring hardly more than a moment’s stroll away. With the well-connected Centraal Station as Centrum’s base, it's easy to travel farther afield via one of the city’s iconic trams.
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