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Naarderstraat 7, 1211 AH Hilversum, The Netherlands
+31 35 760 1800
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17:00 - 23:30
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

Great and helpful staff, amazing quality food and drinks. Nothing to complain about except maybe the prices on some dishes (for example a salad could be a bit larger for the same amount, and you have to pay for bread which is strange.) Will gladly come back, unfortunate that you cannot make reservations for less than 8 people, and of... More 

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Thank burgertrut
VIDABV, Eigenaar at Vida, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your positive comments! Hope to see you soon again. More 

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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

The array of mediocre tapas places (which sometimes barely deserve the name) in The Netherlands is substantial. Vida however, is a notable exception to this, serving excellent classic tapas dishes and very decent wines. The atmosphere is really good and the service friendly. One of Hilversum's better places to eat!

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Thank Arno S
VIDABV, Eigenaar at Vida, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your positive comments. Good to read that you experience VIDA the way we would like everybody does. Hope to see you soon again. More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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91 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

If you like to eat Tapas in het Gooi this is absolutely the place to be. Nice ambiance friendly personnel, a little crowdy and loud inside but busy from early in the evening to late. best compliment I think you can get when it is full inside!

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Thank Andre_C_de_Jong
VIDABV, Eigenaar at Vida, responded to this review

Muchos gracias for the great review!!!! Hope we see you soon again. More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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87 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Dinner for two on a friday evening. Olives selection is outstanding for the Netherlands, the menu is not that one of a kind Spanish/tapas one. Few unique tapas on the menu like octopus and the best calamaris I've ever had and I tried a lot calamaris during the three years I lived in Spain.

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Thank Rianka
VIDABV, Eigenaar at Vida, responded to this review

Dear Rianka thank you very much for your 5* review. Good to hear that you find our calamaris the best :-) Hope to see you soon again. Kind regards, Edwin. More 

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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

My wife and I enjoy Spanish food and have been to just about every Spanish restaurant in and around Amsterdam. This is our favourite. They have managed to combine the traditional tapas that we all love and expect with a few flourishes and a few specialities/originals. Good selection of wines by the glass. Room is centred around a large bar,... More 

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Thank DeonCV
VIDABV, Eigenaar at Vida, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your 5* recommendation. Nice to see that you are enjoying VIDA so much. See you soon. Kind regards, Edwin. More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Vida has great tapas (ide variety of appetizers, or snacks, in Spanish cuisine) and everything we tried was great. The skirt steak is particularly good and is actually a very large portion. The staff are very friendly and there is both inside and heated outdoor seating. ENJOY!

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Thank Timberbrook
amsterdam
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

As a resident of Hilversum I have seen this place for years and never went in. What a mistake! It has a friendly atmosphere, good service and great food! Going back again this evening with friends. Can't wait!

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Thank ehtooter
Edwin S, Eigenaar at Vida, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words! Nice to read that you have had a wonderfull experience. Muchos Gracias 💃🏻 More 

Miami Beach, Florida
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

I was very dissapointed with the restaurant, we were a table of 12 people and the service was really poor. Have to ask for drinks our self at the counter, ask for napkins, more ice. When the tapas came they gave us the normal and basic ones, and not even for the hole table ! So... when one tapas came... More 

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Thank VeroargentaMiami
VIDABV, Eigenaar at Vida, responded to this review

I am sorry to read that the service wasn't good enough in your eyes. Is it true that you were at Vida in January? Because then it is difficult to analyse that evening for us. If not let me know so maybe we can learn something out of your comments. We apologize that we didn't level to your expectations. Send... More 

Utrecht
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156 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Probably the best tapas I've had in The Netherlands. High quality and a interesting dishes. Service can be slow at times but always friendly and very helpful. They can advise you on wine and what to order. Only downside, the prices are a little steep but.

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Thank marijke1974
VIDABV, Eigenaar at Vida, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind words and 5* recommendation! Hope to see you soon again. More 

Coombabah, Australia
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Nice and busy atmosphere. Service was friendly, maybe a little slow but it makes an evening out of it, food was nice especially the lamb rack but dont expect to leave full, more of a chill afterwork kinda of place with drinks and small dishes, the prices are a tad unnecessarily expensive for what you get. For the big eaters... More 

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Thank dingo_dave_yeah
VIDABV, Eigenaar at Vida, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. Unfortunately we are not very cheap (all you can eat) because we use the better products. Hope to see you soon even if it is only for a drink :-) Kind regards More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 23:30
Monday
17:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 23:30
Thursday
17:00 - 23:30
Friday
17:00 - 00:30
Saturday
17:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Naarderstraat 7, 1211 AH Hilversum, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Hilversum
  • Phone Number: +31 35 760 1800

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?