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Ranked #213 of 1 190 Restaurants in Rotterdam
Price range: US$6 - US$41
Description: We are Ayla, and you are always welcome. Seven days a week, from early morning till midnight, we serve you addictive comfort food and tasty homemade spirits. Get tempted by the Mediterranean colors, flavors, smells and vibe, feel inspired by the unexpected encounters and be seduced by the hearty service of our passionate team. In short: 'soon you'll be hooked on Ayla'.
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Description: We are Ayla, and you are always welcome. Seven days a week, from early morning till midnight, we serve you addictive comfort food and tasty homemade spirits. Get tempted by the Mediterranean colors, flavors, smells and vibe, feel inspired by the unexpected encounters and be seduced by the hearty service of our passionate team. In short: 'soon you'll be hooked on Ayla'.
Reviewed 16 May 2018

Had dinner is this part of town where it is not so easy to find a nice place for dinner, preferably outside. Ordered quite a number of tapas of which some were really great (cheese for example) but other ones not that enjoyable. There is some work to be done to increase the overall quality.

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Thank marc v
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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Nice tapas restaurant close to central station. High top casual seating mostly. More of a bar vibe. We had 2 appetizers and 3 seafood tapas dishes. Razor clams were especially unique and very good. Service was efficient, and good beer selection.

Thank Michel W
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

Walked in for a quick drink and stayed for few more and some food. After a beer we got into cocktails as the barman was really friendly and helped us choose something right for us, so we decided to try some food as well and ordered few seafood tapas which were really good, even with some unusual combinations of flavours. Finished all with a good amaro and a nice bourbon. Would definitely recommend a visit for a not so quick bite.

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Thank TuttoBene81
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

We were looking for a place to have lunch in Rotterdam close to the railway station and this was just a 5-minute walk away.

We found the menu different and limited. We thought that some of the flavours would have been bizarre together but our Mackerel platter was lovely. The babba ganoush was a little weird and tasted more like lentils than eggplant, but everything else was delicious.

There is mainly bar stool seating around long shared tables which everyone may not like, but there are a few regular tables which have prime window spots.

The place has a relaxed vibe with quirky, interesting décor that extends to the bathrooms upstairs. You must check them out with the cool shared sinks.

Service was good. We had a trainee server who was enthusiastic and quick on his feet for a newbie.

It’s hard to know how much to order so ask your server for guidance. The platter wouldn’t have been enough to satisfy us both but adding the potatoes and lemon & thyme sausage was too much for us. The potato portion alone could have fed 3 people!

We ordered one creme Catalana to share and that was so huge, again 3 or 4 people could have shared it! So there's really no consistency in the portion sizes here.

It would be cool if you could order specific items from the platter as we would have loved to mix & match with the sides we liked.

The pickled marinated carrots were nice, but it’s just fluff really to fill space on the board. I mean you wouldn’t ordinarily go for tapas and order carrot sticks right?

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Thank The_Concierge_8
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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

Love the food! It’s just a little bit different and great for sharing. The interior of restaurant could be a bit more warm which would fit the Mediterranean vibe a bit more and the personnel could be a bit more attentive. Aside from that the food is great. I’ve been there four times now in the last 2 months and they never disappointed me. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Shais M
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