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Ruben & Carla

Linienstrasse 136, 10115 Berlin, Germany
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Ranked #223 of 5,730 restaurants in Berlin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Italian, Steakhouse, Grill
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: "Quality of the food, a simple menu and joy of life": these are the inspirations that drove Udi and Sebastiano, two old time friends respectively from Israel and Italy, to create their new restaurant and bar concept in the heart of Mitte. During the day an easy going Pastrami Bar serves the original Reuben sandwich, delicious home made burgers and much more; Ruben & Carla at night lowers its lights, lights the candles, and changes itself into a sophisticated meat restaurant that serves prime quality steaks "Tagliata" style with hand cut fries. Ruben & Carla is the new meeting point to experience good food and wine, good music and to discover an eclectic and cosmopolitan crowd.
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87% Recommend
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Ruben & Carla is a hot tip: Top restaurant full of atmosphere and very good kitchen that combines a selection of international dishes: As starter delicious: Pimientos de Pádron or spicy Pastrami. Main course: Should be meat, e. g. prime entrecote with genius house-sauce (order extra much!), tagliata on salad or premium burger. Added to this: Plenty of San-Miguel-beer! As... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

...here you are amongst friends, surrounded by locals and tourists enjoying the simple, but well executed menu. Stick to the regular burger, the weekly ones can be a bit hit or miss.The pastrami is awesome.

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Wroclaw, Poland
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6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Very good hamburgers. The staff was very friendly staff. Also we loved the interior of the restaurant Our 3 kids loved it too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Visited the place in june 2013. After searching on trip advisor for the best burger in berlin. After finding the right bus ...etc.. We found the place it was 4 pm. It was closed:( Two guys were inside. After a brief chat wxplaining that we are tourists coming all the way to taste their burgers" ,they decided to let us... More

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Bergamo, Italy
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94 restaurant reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Had a great burger at midnight right after the Rolling Stones concert, the italian staff made it great and i enjoy the experience of their own homemade style burger.

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Manchester UK
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16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Fancied a steak on a Saturday night and was contemplating a nearby chain restaurant. After a quick flick through tripadvisor I saw this place round the corner and booked online about 2 hours prior to dining. It was not too busy but we got a great seat and the service was excellent. The food was very good and overall the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We passed by that area and looked at the trip advisor recommendations. Good reviews were written for this place so we went in and tried it. Beer was lovely. The steak was very good and the burgers were small but tasty. Our kids ordered an extra one because they loved them so much! The chips were great too, they were... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Thats about it. Had to walt very long in an allmost empty place. Pastrami Sandwich with very little Pastrami hardly enough kraut with hardcrusted bread for 14 Euros is even in this Tourist Area a bit strong. The tagliata did not look cut (tagliato) but like from a skewer. Decoration 0, nothing like on the Website. Thats the kind of... More

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Berlin, Germany
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Went with some friends for a late lunch, so the place wasn't very crowded. I had a spanish hamburger, but also tried the classic burger, and they were both really good! Kind of pricey, for 15 euros (it comes with fries), and I wouldn't go there that often, but if your budget allows it, you should try it, the burger... More

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Frankfurt, Germany
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We stopped for a quick lunch having to go to airport rather fast. Steak was super, we took one tagliatta and one entrecote. Very tasty meat, juicy, well cooked. As dessert a very good tiramisu ( in a glass). Coffee, not the best, but honestly most our trials for good coffee in Berlin failed. I highly recommend it for an... More

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