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“Typical Spanish Cantena feel.”
Review of Centra - CLOSED

Centra
Cuisines: Spanish
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Red Light District (De Wallen)
Utrecht, The Netherlands
Level 6 Contributor
310 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
“Typical Spanish Cantena feel.”
Reviewed August 12, 2013 via mobile

Went here with some colleagues. Had a great meal and really enjoyed the feel of the place. It's not fancy - at all.
But the foods good and the so is the price. I will come back.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank FreezingIrish
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Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Sudbury, Massachusetts
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Great food, great value, busy and exciting”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

This place is hopping! Expect tight communal tables, lots of noise and activity, and great spanish food in the red light district. Everything (paella, garlic shrimp and more) was perfectly prepared and the service was quick. Nothing great to look at from the street, inside expect an experience that perfectly mirrors the controlled chaos that is Amsterdam.

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank Mark S
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London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Red Light Fiesta”
Reviewed June 17, 2013

It seems slightly incongruous to find an authentic Spanish restaurant in the heart of Amsterdam's red light district but there it is: a kind of Hemingway with clogs on! Packed out by tourists, trippers and various expats opposite a store selling magic mushrooms no better place to eat after a hard day on the bongs. The paella was brilliant and authentic with just the right sticky rice consistency. Place was packed so harrassed service was slow but worth the wait. Almost expected to see Romero in a suit of lights pirouetting past the gawping red light tourists as they let the bulls through the streets. . Try the paella or the ham all the dishes are authentic and good value for money. Over to you Ernest...

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank waspie1
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
248 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“nice Spanish food”
Reviewed May 22, 2013 via mobile

We went during a trip for our anniversary.
Enjoyed the food, the garlic chili prawns were excellent as was the paella.
It.ca an get busy, but it's worth a visit.

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank Eddie G
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Perfect Ambience, Scrumptious food”
Reviewed April 12, 2013

A local at the bar in our hotel recommended this place and after a little trouble finding it, we were really pleased with the warm, cozy ambience, smiling, friendly staff & wow! the food--classic Spanish. Get the seafood bowl or paella & the sangria--best sangria I've ever had, authentic & not too sweet.

Visited April 2013
Helpful?
1 Thank Zakee M
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