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Tapas Bar Catala

#373 of 2,994 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Spuistraat 299, 1012 VS Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 623 1141
1:00 pm - 2:00 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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7 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We why here the dinner one evening. The only tapas available was cold tapas. Everything ever was a meal. So you couldn't have a selection of any hot tapas at all. Just whats available on the counter. I found it a bit like a Spanish canteen style place. The food was OK, nothing to write home about. My rape was... More 

Thank Liam H
Reading, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there for lunch, we came across it while looking for a place to have lunch, and couldn't have been better. Nice place for some tapas, great quality, considering the inflated eating prices in Amsterdam, quality-quantity-price is quite a nice value. Staff from the counter to the table very welcoming and helpful.

Thank ziKho
Carnoustie, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

We found this restaurant a bit quirky in that a good number of the dishes eg chicken satay were far from being Spanish though our server obviously was. The food was well cooked and presented, and accompanied by a mini mountain of chips- we both were starving after a long day's travel and chose the skewered chicken washed down with... More 

Thank carbill2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

After a few days of partying it's safe to say that my body was yearning for a good, healthy meal. Given the time (I think it was 10:30pm) I expected little other than takeaways or your typical Amsterdam street-food, consisting mainly of Churros and Waffles! That was when I noticed Catala. I walked in and despite my very young/urban aesthetic... More 

Thank Mark H
Haifa, Israel
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

went there twice. we loved everything we ordered. good and fresh ingridients - we specially liked the grilled prawns and the fried sardines.

Thank Michal539
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

Had a nice visit to this tapas bar located in Amsterdam, service was a little slow but the food was good and nice little hang out place.

Thank Svana U
Dublin, Ireland
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207 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

Super location. Good wine selection. Lots of activity and buzz in bar. Be careful going up ( and down) the steps to the toilets as very steep. Good menu but we stuck to the wine.

Thank StephenCr0ss
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

So this is a a hidden jewel Amsterdam, locals and Spanish frequent this establishment alike, food and wine is simple amazing. Me and my girlfriend sat sat the bar had local wine and a selection of tapas like Ive never had before (i own a place in Spain) Just wow and a relaxed vibe, please don't turn up expecting a... More 

Thank Mark B
Los Angeles, South Bay
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

We're big tapas fans, and have eaten it from Madrid to NY to Miami back to LA. This wasn't the absolutely best, but it was VERY solid. Much bigger portions than typical tapas places. Great, friendly service. Nice outdoor seating area. I'll be back.

Thank lajet69
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $32
Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children
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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