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
M–Th, Su 9am–1am, F–Sa 9am–3am
Rembrandtplein, Amsterdam –
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.
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.
Spanish Amsterdammers, neighborhood regulars, and a handful of visitors, 20s to 30s+.
Classic and romantic Latin sounds.
Extensive menu of authentic Spanish tapas includes shrimp, sardines, sautéed mushrooms, gazpacho, tortilla enchiladas, patatas bravas, and fresh jamon.
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.
The restaurant is packed most nights after 8pm.