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Tapas Bar Catala

#358 of 3,135 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Spuistraat 299, 1012 VS Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 623 1141
13:00 - 00:00
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Fri - Sun 13:00 - 02:00
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place is nice in the centre near a canal. The bar is small but nice and typical Spanish. There is a nice teenager waiter serving at the tables and Michelangelo wanted to becc (beccare) him. The food is very good and they are very friendly. Bella lì

Thank uitgangpagante
Level Contributor
14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I didn’t think I would end up at a tapas bar while in Amsterdam, but we did. I was looking for Dutch food and my husband looked for everything else. So we ended up here and I am forever thankful for this. We had two different seafood plates and they were fresh, delicious and exactly right seasoned and grilled. I... More 

Thank Inger H
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Authentic and great food - simple and delicious as it should be. Having lived in Amsterdam for several years i stopped going to any tapas restaurant as majority were pure imitations of whats spanish food should taste like...untill i found this one!

Thank Daniel T
Level Contributor
35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great little find, gorgeous food, lovely staff, good atmosphere..... small spot perfect for smaller groups/couples

Thank tangowhiskey09
York, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Came across this place on our first evening in Amsterdam. Not having long got off our flight, we were not particularly hungry and so fancied something small. Really tasty food and great service. We managed to get through fried calamari, ham croquettes, toasted bread with tomato and olive oil and some Manchego cheese. The ham croquettes were amazing!

Thank CaledonianCalling
Upholland, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Just popped on spec for a snaked ended up spending about 2 hours enjoying a great selection of tapas. Would recommend it was a nice find locals eating in here as well as visitors. Food was great service was good. Many different tapas dished to sample and as quick to go selection on the bars aw well. we had a... More 

Thank Mark P
County Meath, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Brilliant lunch.great company.Melissa our multi lingual host was just lovely. She deserves a night off!! Loved everything about it and the bravas were great.mushrooms divine.loved it all.

Thank Rachel M
Saint Albans, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

My sister and I were on a 3 day break from London and a first holiday to Amsterdam. Our last night we fancied an authentic tapas experience.. I do not think the reviews did justice to this little gem.. The hosts recommended the seafood tapas medley to share with farmers bread and advised that would be enough.. how refreshing to... More 

Thank Cathy W
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016 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
Porto, Portugal
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137 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016

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

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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
US$22 - US$33
Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
13:00 - 02:00
13:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 00:00
13:00 - 02:00
13:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Spuistraat 299, 1012 VS Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Centrum
  • Neighbourhood: Centrum
  • Phone Number: +31 20 623 1141

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

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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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