Discover Benelux, Issue 30, June 2016

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Discover Benelux | Brabant | Tilburg Highlights

A little piece of Spain in Tilburg TEXT: XANDRA BOERSMA | PHOTOS: BODEGA LA GUITARRA

When a restaurant is opened by the mayor of the town, it must be something special. And it is. Bodega la Guitarra is a Spanish restaurant in the centre of Tilburg that Spaniards from nearby and beyond label “authentic Spanish”. Restaurant la Guitarra has been located in Tilburg for a few years, but recently changed its concept and moved to the city centre. On the groundfloor a wide selection of pinchos and Spanish wines, cavas and gin tonics can be enjoyed. “You can see and pick your own selection of freshly made pinchos,” co-owner Servaas Dankers explains. “There’s also a small shop where you can purchase products. Later this year there will be a webshop as well.” There is a story behind to how Dankers became co-owner of the restaurant. He and his Spanish wife were customers of the – also Spanish – couple that owned and still co-own the place. “They did this with another couple

who stopped last year. I invested in the new location and together we changed the place to what it is now,” he says. There is a fun place for pinchos downstairs and an à la carte restaurant upstairs; both have an outdoor terrace. People come to enjoy dishes like paella, secreto Iberico, specially prepared cod fish and pata negra. Products are imported from Spain as much as possible. “We have 11 pallets arriving again tomorrow,” Dankers says. “Because we import it directly, even our best offerings have an attractive price.” Need more convincing? Check out the virtual tour on their website.

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