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"Sharing our cultural heritage through food is a live necessity."
"In the kitchen, we translate our stories and treasured moments to full-flavored quality dishes."
Our story begins with two Dutch brothers with Argentinian roots, Vincent and Thomas. Brought up with Argentinian customs on their father’s side, the brothers were influenced by the abundant Argentinian asados in the village of Pipinas, where all the family and friends got together around good barbecued food.
In 2015, Salmuera was born out of the same passion for Latin American food. Despite their Argentinian heritage, there were no borders for Sal. Inspired by the dusky barrio squares of Mexico and the rugged romance of Argentina, Salmuera resides in a beautiful historic building with two floors, a cozy courtyard, and Amsterdam’s first mezcaleria.
For almost 500 years, Latin America has been the melting pot of cultures, races, religions, and above all, cuisines. It’s home to criollos, mestizos, and migrants descending from Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, African, and Asian peoples – all united as Latinos.
Through the years, this nation developed an array of kitchens influenced by their various backgrounds, establishing the essence of Latin American cuisine. Salmuera taps into the same vibrancy, passion, and diversity of Latin cooking, where tradition and exploration sit at the same family table.
THE OLD DISTILLERY AND HOUSE OF LUCAS BOLS
A monumental building with a long and boozy history
Salmuera is situated in one of Amsterdam’s protected monumental buildings. Dating back to the 1600s, our venue used to be the home and the taproom of a Dutch beverage icon of the Dutch Golden Age, Lucas Bols.
Having a drink at our bar has been the same for over 300 years – past seven years only with more mezcal. The original bar counter and floor stay under the watchful eye of the spirit of the old Lucas, hopefully for many more years!
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