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Duende

#860 of 3,123 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Jordaan
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Lindengracht 62, 1015 KJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 420 6692
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16:00 - 00:00
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Sun 14:00 - 00:00
Mon - Fri 16:00 - 00:00
Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fairly expensive, not really authentic. The tables are quite awkwardly placed, some are a bit claustrophobic. The waiter gave us a lecture about waste, we had to place our order in two lots but he never came back again. The lamb chops were good, minuscule but tasty, though two of the three were over cooked to my taste. The veg... More 

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Thank Maxi M
DuendeAmsterdam, Eigenaar at Duende, responded to this review

Dear Maxi, Thank you for your review, we are sorry to hear that you were slightly disappointed. Especially because this was not your first visit to our tapas bar. And especially because you mentioned on the night itself that you would write a bad review if we would not serve you more food (at 23.30 hrs while the kitchen was... More 

Hertfordshire
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69 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

9 of us came for a meal and we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The service was warm, friendly and very attentive. The food was delicious: the pulled beef was very flavoursome; calamari cooked perfectly; garlic prawns were also fab. Wine selection was great also. Lovely warm atmosphere and great for a big group. Reasonable price for the food also with... More 

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Fochabers, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Recommended to us by a red bus tour guide. Open from 5.00pm excellent food in lovely themed restaurant

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Thank j s
Belfast, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

The oldest Spanish bar in Amsterdam - as told by the friendly man who served us all night! Great atmosphere, chilled music and great food! He made sure we ordered a couple portions each time instead of all at once - most likely to ensure no wastage of food ! Which makes sense! We ordered bread, olives, serrano ham, lamb... More 

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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely Saturday evening there and enjoyed it immensely. The tapas was very good and the service was attentive but not overbearing. I know as an American we are used to slam-bam service but it's nice to sit and talk without being asked if everything is ok every 5 minutes while out rosé wine kept coming! The owner was... More 

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Thank Poes27
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Nice looking place with sunny terrace. However their "tapas" are deep fried freezer stuff with no taste. For example "batatas bravas" are supermarket level french fries with a poor dip. We ate 5 tapas and all of them were disappointing. In addition poor and slow service. No reason to visit especially as there are many other great places nearby.

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Thank Aatee
DuendeAmsterdam, Eigenaar at Duende, responded to this review

Dear Aatee, I am surprised to hear you were so dissapointed. To understand better what your opinion is based on, I would like to invite you to come over one more time, have some tapas on the house and discuss the things you did not like. I can only say our patatas bravas are made out of daily supplied and... More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

Was in the neighbourhood looking for dinner. Was the only one packed. Although it was full, friendly owner promptly took us in.Foods were horribly good. Service was great. A gem in Lindengraft.

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Thank Sheila M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

Every dish was delicious but lamb chops dates wrapped in bacon stand out. Nothing too expensive including the great selection of reds including marques de riscal. Went twice both times very happy with service and food. Highly recommend any tapas fan in this direction.

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Toronto, Canada
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264 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

Went here on a recommendation from a local. Nice little spot on a side street in the Jordann area. It was very busy. The food was very nice and the service was exceedingly helpful. You could eat a huge meal or just come for a drink. A nice spot to relax and eat some tapas.

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Viseu, Portugal
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

This is one of my favorite Spanish restaurants in Amsterdam, almost everything in menu is amazing. Recommended!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
14:00 - 00:00
Monday
16:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 00:00
Thursday
16:00 - 00:00
Friday
16:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lindengracht 62, 1015 KJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Jordaan
  • Neighbourhood: Jordaan
  • Phone Number: +31 20 420 6692

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

Staying in Jordaan

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Jordaan
One of Amsterdam’s most preferred outdoor markets and some of the city’s favorite watering holes are but two of the many reasons to save ample time for a stroll through this especially convivial warren of narrow streets with its unfair share of quirky shops and quality galleries. Historically a haven for the working class and emigrants, these days the Jordaan is better known as an enclave for artists and designers. As popular as the Jordaan is as a destination for locals and out-of-towners alike, the area never feels particularly touristy or overrun with outsiders. A highlight even for long-time Jordaan residents, be sure to accept any invitation to step within one of the area’s beloved courtyards or to have a sneak peek inside one of its many working studios.
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