The tapas restaurant ‘Pilsvogel’ is an Amsterdam institution. In the sun, this place is always busy.
No doubt the excellent location in De Pijp, on a square with three or four other restaurants, explains much of the popoularity. Thankfully, the culinary offerings have not suffered from a good location-born apathy.
Certainly not as refined as the tapas at La Olivia, some of the fast-and-dirty dishes on offer more than hold their own against more expensive alternatives. A great example of this is the manchego cheese; an easy dish, no doubt, but better than anything I’ve had outside of Spain (and most inside, thinking about it).
The service is impersonal but efficient, something that seems to suit De Pijp.