Exploring the best tapas bars in Amsterdam

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best tapas bars in Amsterdam

Tapas has been integral to Amsterdam. The food scene at this beautiful Norwegian capital city is incomplete without it. Tapas is absolutely a fantastic thing for all the food-fanatics in the country. The numerous delicacies that eventually form the part of Tapas menu is best savored along with a number of friends you can bring along with you. The multicultural city of Amsterdam has plenty of tapas bars. The trick is to select the right tapas bar and get a taste of the culinary offerings that the city has to offer. Let us explore some of the best tapas bars in the city now.
Duende Dos

The Duende Dos is a Spanish tapas bar situated at the corner of the Nieuwe Willemstraat in the Jordaan neighborhood in the western part of Amsterdam. It is colorful, vibrant and exudes Madrid-like vibe. This is undoubtedly the best place in the city to enjoy your tapas and also live music gigs on the weekends. You can enjoy a romantic dinner with your girlfriend or spouse or bring your friends to have some jovial moments. This is a great place to listen to the Flamenco music or watch Spanish movies. The menu here is extensive and dishes quite delicious. Delicacies such as the juicy Pata Negra hams, calamaris, chorizo, and patatas bravas are worth trying out.

La Oliva

La Oliva is best known for its “pintxos y vinos” concept or Basque style tapas and wine. This Northern Spanish wine bar and restaurant is situated in the heart of Jordaan. Pintxos, a kind of sumptuous tapas usually consumed with a drink, is a major source of attraction for the people here. The interiors here resemble more of a modern wine bar instead of the expected rustic charm. The La Oliva offers its visitors an extensive selection of wines. The contemporary menu prominently featuring delicious dishes such as roasted pheasant and grilled halibut, will leave you hankering for more. This is undoubtedly a must visit place in Amsterdam.

Restaurante Madrid

Restaurante Madrid is situated on the corner of Ten Katestraat and Bellamystraat in the western part of Amsterdam. The tapas bar with its typical Spanish interior, wooden furniture, colorful artwork and lots of ham and wine on display is surely inviting all those who are visiting Amsterdam for the unique tapas bar experience. All the tapas classics and some not-so-popular specialties are present on the menu, which are indeed worth trying out. Whenever in Amsterdam, think of spending one of the pleasant evenings at the Restaurante Madrid. You are sure to enjoy the lovely moments here.

Bar Catala

Bar Catala is situated in the heart of Amsterdam. It was one of the first tapas bars to open in the city. This tapas mostly specializes in fish dishes. However, Serrano ham and chorizo, which are unique to a tapas bar, are also readily available here. Get ready to be welcomed by its Spanish owners and staff amid a rustic setting prominently featuring a wooden interior, near the Spuistraat. The menu comprises of tapas, regional dishes and popular Spanish cuisines such as manchego Spanish cheese, chorizo sausage and grilled sardines, which can be ordered right from the counter itself. If you are looking forward to enjoying authentic Catalonian cuisines right in the heart of Amsterdam then Bar Catala is undoubtedly the best place to visit.

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