Pata Negra

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Pata Negra Named after the black pigs that are indigenous to the Iberian Peninsula, Pata Negra is a restaurant and bar popular for its genuine Spanish design, sweetly refreshing cocktails, and a menu of over forty authentic Spanish tapas... Amsterdam Holland 52.3614696 4.8991844
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Party Earth Review Named after the black pigs that are indigenous to the Iberian Peninsula, Pata Negra is a restaurant and bar popular for its genuine Spanish design, sweetly refreshing cocktails, and a menu of over forty authentic Spanish... ... read full review

  • Hours:

    M–Th, Su 9am–1am, F–Sa 9am–3am

  • Recommended as:

    • Day Spot
    • Night Spot

Party Earth Pata Negra Review

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Named after the black pigs that are indigenous to the Iberian Peninsula, Pata Negra is a restaurant and bar popular for its genuine Spanish design, sweetly refreshing cocktails, and a menu of over forty authentic Spanish tapas...

Named after the black pigs that are indigenous to the Iberian Peninsula, Pata Negra is a restaurant and bar popular for its genuine Spanish design, sweetly refreshing cocktails, and a menu of over forty authentic Spanish tapas.

Quaint and romantic, the décor features kitchen-tile mosaics that portray Spanish wine cellars, conquistadors, and toreros romancing women on balconies.

Carvings of hearts and initials punctuate the raw exposed brick of the walls, while tea candles and hanging legs of jamon and strings of garlic and peppers authenticate the comfortable dining environment.

Although the full bar offers pitchers of sangria and specialty cocktails, most of the local customers show up for the excellent food and easygoing atmosphere that draws a fun-loving crowd that enjoys the occasional escape to Spain without having to pack up and fly there.

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Tip from Emma:

After dinner on the weekends, most of the crowd goes across the street to Cuban Cigars. Known for its affordable cocktails and specialty shots – and of course a selection of Cuban cigars like Partagas and San Cristobal de la Habana – this bar offers a small and cozy atmosphere for after-hours drinks and the occasional Singstar karaoke session.

  • Crowd

    Spanish Amsterdammers, neighborhood regulars, and a handful of visitors, 20s to 30s+.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Classic and romantic Latin sounds.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Extensive menu of authentic Spanish tapas includes shrimp, sardines, sautéed mushrooms, gazpacho, tortilla enchiladas, patatas bravas, and fresh jamon.

  • Prices

    Spanish tapas €6–€25. Beer €2+, wine €3/glass or €11.50/half liter, cocktails €5, sangria €5.50/glass or €20.50/pitcher, cava (Spanish champagne) €32.50/bottle.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Casual.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    The restaurant is packed most nights after 8pm.

Pata Negra User Reviews

Average rating:
“Pata Negra, a tapas Heaven”
Kim H. Sep 21, 2013
A shabby but original place, prices a bit high but I don't mind spending money on good food. If you go there check out the mojitos. I have had a few cocktails in my time and they know what they are doing when it comes to there drink. One of the best tapas restaurant in Amsterdam in my opinion, the place is always busy and buzzing with atmosphere. The staff are friendly and helpful and you will feel like that you are eating tapas in Spain, it's a real treat. Does not get more authentic than this. If you like it quiet avoid the weekends.
completely nice
Yu S. Feb 11, 2013
very good place
Tasty Tapas that
Colin J. Dec 11, 2012
It was 8pm, I realised I hadn't eaten a solid meal in a few days. Mainly been living off soup/smoke/beer and coffee. My stomach was aching and I knew I needed something wholesome. With anticipation and hunger I ordered the largest tapas that I could imagine. It was brought over to me and I devoured it all and felt great afterwards. It filled a hole in my tummy that I didn't think was fillable.The atmosphere here was good and after a crazy few days, I felt it was like a helping hand that was bringing me back to consciousness. I have returned here a couple of times and each time has been nice. But not as nice as that first one that filled my belly up so warmly!
Pretty positive for Pata Negra
Amster M. Dec 9, 2012
I've never come to this exact one for tapas, but they just opened a new one in the Zeeburg neighborhood and it's amazing! It's right on the water, and the tapas are to die for. I went with a friend of mine who's a pro in Spanish food, so she knew exactly what to order, but the whole night was amazing. They had some great mojitos, my wine was very nice, and later we went upstairs and enjoyed the view of the river while the bartender served us up some interesting tequila! You can dance up there, but it was pretty empty. Downstairs has the same look as the other Pata Negras (there is another one near Oosterpark, with a terrace). It's a great concept.
Always looking for something Spanish
Jody P. Dec 3, 2012
I've always had a deep love for anything Spanish, and I've even gone so far as to leave my life in the US to come live in Spain. So whenever I see something Spanish in another country, i'm drawn to it and usually those I am with don't complain too much :). As far as tapas and sangrias go, Pata Negra really offers an authentic peek into Spanish cuisine. While I spent much time tasting all the delicious Dutch food during my visits to Holland, it is always fun and interesting to see how these countries imitate the cuisines of other nearby European countries. Not only was the food authentic, we also had a delicious meal at Pata Negra. So if you can't get to Spain during your Eurotrip, you can at least get a taste of it at Pata Negra.
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