De Nieuwe Karmeliet, Haarlem

4 out of 5 stars 2 Reviews

Spekstraat 6 023-5314426

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    by Annemaart Written Sep 4, 2008

    One of my favorite restaurants. The tapas are nice and not too expensive (pick one of the tapas menu's to save costs). I love the interior, comfortable red couches, it's very cosy. And the service is great. The last time I visited there was some mix up with the coffee, but I think that was a new employee or something. They also serve really nice wines.

    Favorite Dish: Tapas, I usually share a menu and a few extra bites with a friend.

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    De nieuwe Karmeliet: Tapas, the sun on your plate!

    by AMOQUE Updated Nov 27, 2003

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    You can eat your breakfast lunch and dinner here.

    They serve lots of different things. From a club sandwich to a Dutch pancake, (pannenkoek) or salad for lunch. Or French toast with eggs, butter and jam for breakfast.

    During the afternoon they serve some warm dishes (a selection of their tapas menu).

    They have lots of different things for dinner like, beef, sateh or fish. But what I would recommend for dinner are the tapas (small bits of food, all on a different plate).

    You can make your own selection from lots of different tapas like artichokes in tomato sauce, chorizo (spanish garlic sausage), stiffed lamb meat, prawn kroket (kroket is a kind of souffle), thin potatoe slices with allioli (garlic mayonaise) and so on. There are also lots of vegetarian tapas.

    You will probably get more then you can eat for a price wich is very nice. The main course "tapas grande" exists of 5 different tapas, wich you can choose yourself and will cost you Euro 16,00.

    The waitresses are not so nice, but they work very quickly. Anyway; don't stay away because of this, you will miss a great meal then.

    During the summer you can sit outside if you are lucky. There are a few tables on the street. You are surrounded by nice buildings in the unique old center of Haarlem then.

    Reservation (for dinner) recommended!!

    Favorite Dish: I like the artichokes in tomato sauce a lot. It's a very light dish. The tomato sauce has very special spicey taste. But the most important thing with tapas I think, is the combination of the different tapas (and a nice glass of wine) together.

    Just go there and taste it for yourself. You will taste the sun on your plate!!

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