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Pepito, Amsterdam West: the new hotspot for tapas and Spanish classics.

1 February 2024
Photo credit: © Pepito, @pepitoamsterdam

For good wine, Spanish tapas (especially those from Ibiza), and coziness, you’re in the right place at the brand-new Pepito Amsterdam. We dare say that Amsterdam-West has gained a new hotspot for drinks and dinner.

Pepito Amsterdam

On the Eerste Constantijn Huygensstraat in Amsterdam West, a new and very welcome establishment recently emerged: Pepito Amsterdam. As it turned out, it was a feast for the eyes and taste buds. The restaurant is the latest addition from two owners who are no strangers to the hospitality world: former actor Manuel Broekman and magnate Tijn Verstappen. Verstappen is at the helm of establishments including Van ‘t Spit, La Parole (together with Broekman), Gertrude, and Linguini. The interior of Pepito is precisely what you’d expect from a tapas bar, but just a little bit better. With the spots described above, one can anticipate that a new concept is well thought out yet simultaneously no-nonsense and simply excellent.

Menu Pepito

The menu of Pepito is as you would expect from a Spaniard: full of delightful tapas and always-good classics from the country. Pan con tomate, an irresistible aioli (make sure the whole table indulges in this), calamari, grilled sardines, and chicken thigh with garlic are just a few options from the extensive menu. In addition to an elaborate selection of seafood dishes – something Spain excels in – both vegetarians and meat enthusiasts are catered to. We recommend saving some room for desserts: the classic Basque cheesecake might sit heavy, but every calorie is worth it. If you want to top off your dinner with a pick-me-up, the Spanish Coffee is a good choice: a robust cup with whipped cream and Licor 43.

A glance at the drink menu reveals immediately just as much love and research have been poured into it. The owners have scoured many tapas bars in Spain for inspiration (including Madrid and Barcelona) and discovered “hierbas,” a Spanish herbal liqueur popular especially in Ibiza. And in true hospitable Spanish fashion, all guests are treated to a complimentary house drink.

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© Pepito, @pepitoamsterdam

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© Pepito, @pepitoamsterdam

pepito amsterdam

© Pepito, @pepitoamsterdam

Amsterdam Bucketlist & Things to Do
(DIGITAL) ART EXPERIENCES IN AMSTERDAM:
Fabrique des Lumières
NXT Museum
STRAAT street art museum
MOCO Museum for street and modern art
Amaze, an audiovisual labyrint
FOOD EXPERIENCES IN AMSTERDAM:
Food Tasting Tour of Jordaan area
Albert Cuyp Market Food Tour
Sightseeing Boat Cruise with unlimited drinks
Pancake Cruise
Micro Brewery Beer Tasting Tour
BEST BIKE TOURS IN AMSTERDAM:
Fatbike e-bike tour (also to Amsterdam North)
Rent a bike by yourself and explore like a local
Outside of Amsterdam: windmills & Zaanse Schans
3 hour biketour: backstreets & hidden gems
FIRST TIME VISIT TO AMSTERDAM – MUST SEE & DO’S:
Private Canal Boat Tour
Rijksmuseum with the Dutch masters
Van Gogh Museum, a staple in Amsterdam
Stedelijk Museum for modern art lovers
Canal Cruise in the evening
INSTAGRAM MUSEUMS IN AMSTERDAM:
Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
Youseum
The Upside Down
DAY TRIPS FROM AMSTERDAM:
Get out of town and into the Dutch country side of Giethoorn
Drive-it-Yourself Tulip Fields GPS Audio Tour
⋙ Catch a direct train from Amsterdam to Antwerp, Brussels, London or Paris, starting at € 20,-! Check tickets & prices >>
AMSTERDAM WITH KIDS:
Visit Artis Royal Zoo
Go an a bike tour with the kids
NEMO Science Museum
SPIRNG / SUMMER IN AMSTERDAM:
Paddle board tour on the canals
Go for a kayak-tour in Amsterdam
FALL / WINTER IN AMSTERDAM:
Amsterdam Light Festival boat tour
Amsterdam Light Festival bike tour

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Our favourite hotels in Amsterdam:
TOP LUXURY // €€€
Pillows Maurits at the Park: this newly opened hotel is all about luxury.
Pulitzer Amsterdam: on the canals at the border of the Nine Streets and the Jordaan.
L’Europe: recently renovated, this hotel has the best spa with a view in Amsterdam.
Conservatorium Hotel: located in one of the most beautiful buildings in town.
Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam: if you have something to celebrate this is the one.
W Amsterdam: with lively restaurants and a posh rooftop bar with swimming pool.
VERY VERY NICE // €€
The Hoxton: favourite lifestyle hotel right on the canals with great all day bar.
Hotel Jakarta: the most sustainable hotel ánd great value for money with a spa.
Hotel V: with two locations and a great restaurant, in the city center and East.
Sir Adam: with the coolest view over Amsterdam from the North side.
Sweets: a unique stay in former bridge houses.
Hotel Dwars: small scale and around the corner of the trendy Utrechtsestraat.
Hotel Mercier: pretty new hotel in the cosy and historic Jordaan district.
INK Hotel: lifestyle hotel in the heart of the city by MGallery.
Morgan & Mees: boutique hotel with restaurant in Amsterdam West.
Conscious Hotel Westerpark: in a beautiful building at the industrial Westergas area.
Ruby Emma: eco design hotel with a great skybar near Amstel station.
AFFORDABLE (FOR AMSTERDAM PRICES) // €
Generator Hostel: the best poshtel of the city located in a park.
The Social Hub budget proof in trendy East district close tho the subway.
Het Volkshotel: affordable and with a cool rooftop bar.
CitizenM: all you need is that XL bed (location near Amstel is great).
Motel One: budget design hotel with several locations in Amsterdam.

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Pepito

Eerste Constantijn Huygensstraat 21

Amsterdam (Amsterdam West)
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