La Pipa feels like being in Spain. It is my favorite place for tapas in Rotterdam, mainly because of the super tasty no-nonsense food, great choice of high-quality Spanish wine, and laid-back, authentic atmosphere.
La Pipa is essentially a wine-bar (although they also serve beer), they have an enormous choice of all Spanish wines, in different price categories, and they can give you all the advice you need if you find it hard to make a decision. You can choose between different set wine and tapas combinations, but I always go for my favorite wine: a very yellow-colored Chardonnay type of wine (obviously I am not a wine connoisseur but this one really is extremely good!) accompanied by my favorite tapas dishes: patatas bravas, pan con tomate, croquettes with ham and last but definitely not least, chistorres (fried chorizo in oil). Chistorres are to die for, they really are, you must try them.
On Sunday afternoon there’s live music at La Pipa, usually Spanish orientated, which always attracts a nice crowd. Keep the wine and tapas coming and you will have the best evening!