Best tapas restaurants in Amsterdam from Middle Eastern to Spanish!

Anne de Buck

By , Local Expert, Amsterdam
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Tapas are always a good idea! It doesn't matter in what city you are whenever you see a tapas restaurant it's always nice to go to. You know what to expect: small bites, sangria, Spanish wines and beers. Amsterdam is home to many tapas restaurant. Some typical Spanish and some Middle Eastern or Asian. Almost every neighborhood has it's own local favourites. In this list you will find the 10 best restaurants that serve tapas style dishes in Amsterdam.

A tapas restaurant is great to go to to with friends. The food is served to the whole table and you can just order whatever you like. Share the food and try to taste as many...  Read more »

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    Boca's Park

    Whoever thinks that tapas are only Spanish is wrong! In Amsterdam you find many modern tapas restaurants of which Boca's is the best pick.

    Local Expert Tip: "Boca's Park is great to go to with a group of friends to celebrate a birthday."

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    On the West side of Amsterdam Beyrouth is the place to go for mezze and other Middle Eastern tapas to share with the whole table.

    Local Expert Tip: "Order the combination plate to share!"

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    Orontes is a great restaurant located at the busy Albert Cuypstraat in Amsterdam. It's one of the best addresses in Amsterdam for mezzes!

    Local Expert Tip: "Order the mezze table and discover the best Middle Eastern tapas!"

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    Bazar is an institute in Amsterdam when it comes to Middle Eastern food and mezze the tapas of the East!

    Local Expert Tip: "Abduhl's starter is my favoruite for 10 years now! "

  • 5

    La Oliva Pintxos Y Vinos

    One of the only and best pinxtos restaurants in Amsterdam is the cosy La Oliva located in the beautiful Jordaan district.

    Local Expert Tip: "Go with a group of people and share several Pintxos plates - this way you can taste a bit of everything."

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    A La Plancha

    At A La Plancha you will experience a true Spanish evening. Almost as if you're in Madrid! The food is great and very authentic.

    Local Expert Tip: "A hidden gem and best kept tapas restaurant secret in Amsterdam!"

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    Dos is a traditional tapas restaurant located close to the beautiful Jordaan and Amsterdam West.

    Local Expert Tip: "A great neighborhood tapas gem in Amsterdam West!"

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    Located on the East side of Amsterdam this hip restaurant is only open for a few years.

    Local Expert Tip: "Mercat is super trendy! Ask the staff for the specials."

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    If you want to go out for Asian style tapas Izakaya is the place to go in Amsterdam.

    Local Expert Tip: "The Japanese style tapas are perfect for sharing! Make sure to try the lobster with wasabi."

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    Pata Negra

    Pata Negra is without a doubt the most famous tapas bar in Amsterdam. It's always busy and the food is cheap and tasty.

    Local Expert Tip: "Try the dades with bacon. So delicious!"



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