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Tapas Bar Catala

#342 of 3,173 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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Mon - Thu 13:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sun 13:00 - 02:00
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I stumbled into this place by accident after walking around Amsterdam and wanting somewhere to sit and have a quick drink. We decided to stay and have some food because it smelt so good. This was a great decision because the food is excellent. Good portion size and well cooked. The bar is small and gets very... More 

Thank Ian E
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were too tired from walking round Amsterdam to find the restaurants we had earmarked, and came upon this little tapas bar in a fairly bustling area. We were attracted by the delicious smells coming from it and the fact that it was clearly popular. We didn't expect the tapas to be like the ones we had in Seville, as... More 

Thank Patricia S
Berlin, Germany
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

All fine, good location at the end of spui, solid tapas and fine service... great for lunch or an afternoon snack!

Thank Chrispe1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
Reviewed 17 April 2017 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
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

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
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017 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
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017 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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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$22 - US$34
Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, 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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