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The Tara

$$ - $$$
Red Light District (De Wallen)
Bar, Gastropub, International, Pub
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Rokin 85-89 | Nes 100, 1012 KL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 421 2654
10:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 03:00
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118 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Positives.The serving staff that work here are without exception fantastically friendly people. The prices of food and drink are in our opinion OK given a city centre location. My wife enjoyed a very generous portion of Nachos for only 7.5 Euros. Negatives. The food takes an age to arrive. I ordered a Croissant that took 40 yes 40 minutes to... More 

Thank Bob1998
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I really do like this place and visit a lot but serving standards seem to be going downhill. This used to be a place to spend some time and relax , now when I get here I pretty much eat/drink go Some (though not all!) Of the staff need to do summer charm school

Thank richt24
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Horrible food. Cold, not tasty and not worth the money. There are so many better places out there. Definitely not recommend - not a tourist!

Thank jon08_9
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the first time I felt the need to review a place just to warn other people. I came here with my friends and ordered from the breakfast and lunch menu. All of our orders were cold and terribly cooked. The bread used on the sandwiches was stale and the English breakfast was inedible. Absolutely not worth the money... More 

Thank Besmira T
Vina del Mar, Chile
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Beautiful setting outside seating on a very nice Spring day. But...service was very, very slow, the food was very expensive (4+ Euros for a short glass of pop with mostly ice), 13+ Euros for a burger. Asked for one cheeseburger plain - came out with everything on it, took it back, later came out without even the cheese. Waitress was... More 

Thank Yvonne S
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Called here with friends for drinks and lunch outside. Staff were clustered together chatting but not serving. Had to go inside to order our drinks. Waited 20 minutes but still no service to take our food order. I asked to speak to the manager... there wasn't one on site. I complained at the bar about the lack of service, and... More 

Thank Donna O
Stavanger, Norway
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

We spotted the place from the entrance on the opposite side from the terrace and went inside based on the menu for a lunch for two. First of all, noone gave us any menues, so we took some from an empty table to decide. After deciding ut took us about 15 minutes to get to order, as the people working... More 

Thank Isabelle Morstø... Ø
Portland, Oregon
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 April 2017

This looked quite trendy on the outside, and it was a sunny afternoon so we stopped off for bites and drinks. It was okay. The food was a bit over priced for what it was and we had a bit of an awkward encounter with the owner or manager of the place.

Thank Laura F
1 review
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

The setting is nice but don't eat there! Service is poor, and the food terrible. We ask for cheeseburger on the menu, they tell us they have no more cheese... a joke. Then the burger arrived, there was no bacon no cheese (of course) the meat was completely over cooked. The fries cold.

Thank Merve Y
Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Very pleasant bar next to our hotel. Not too loud music so can talk, food available and a very nice atmosphere.

Thank sarahcK781SR

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$17 - US$24
Bar, Gastropub, International, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 03:00
10:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rokin 85-89 | Nes 100, 1012 KL Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Red Light District (De Wallen)
  • Neighbourhood: Red Light District (De Wallen)
  • Phone Number: +31 20 421 2654
The Tara is an International pub, where you can have a drink at one of the beautiful bars or lounge on a sofa near the fireplace . Watch sports or play pool or to eat a tasty meal. It is also possible to reservate for larger groups.

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

Staying in Red Light District (De Wallen)

Neighbourhood Profile
Red Light District (De Wallen)
To visit Amsterdam and not explore De Wallen (the Dutch name for this area) or to go only to gawk at its saucier aspects would mean missing the opportunity to view some of the city’s most picturesque canals, historic landmarks, and impeccably presented examples of traditional local architecture – not to mention Amsterdam’s own Chinatown, Europe’s largest Buddhist temple and more local treasures. Sure, there are some less salubrious activities drawing the curious to this age-old part of time. Nevertheless, the Red Light District is still a very safe and incredibly fascinating area where at the turn of a corner you can be transported from the dingy glow of modern day neon red to a glorious 16th century Delft blue dreamscape.
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