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CAU

#234 of 2,528 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Argentinean, South American, Steakhouse, Grill
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Damstraat 5 | 1012JL, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 623 9632
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10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Argentine casual fine dining restaurant, specialising in steaks. The most...
Argentine casual fine dining restaurant, specialising in steaks. The most extensive Argentine wine list in Amsterdam. With Private dining,Brunch and corporate facilities available. Beautiful, newly refurbished building, centrally located.
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Good for:
Casual Dining
Large groups
Outdoor seating
Entertaining clients

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Beautiful restaurant, food is average

we just got back from a weekend in Amsterdam. we went to cau for dinner one night as it looked like a great place! the restaurant inside is beautiful and its very central to Amsterdam square, cocktails were great and very yummy! the food on the other hand...a big selection of food, steak, salads... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
tiffany f
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Ascot, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Ascot, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

we just got back from a weekend in Amsterdam. we went to cau for dinner one night as it looked like a great place! the restaurant inside is beautiful and its very central to Amsterdam square, cocktails were great and very yummy! the food on the other hand...a big selection of food, steak, salads, burger, fish but the only problem... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

On a recent weekend away with 10 friends we approached this restaurant on a Saturday night with no booking, just a recommendation. The staff could not have been more accommodating, clearly moving bookings around to make space for the 11 of us. The food was exceptional, and to ensure that all of us received our various steaks cooked to perfection... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

This is truly the best steak I have ever had. The look of the other food also looked fantastic. I will be coming back on my next visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

One of the best steaks I've ever had! The restaurant looks immaculate and smart inside and out. On first entering the service was fast and attentive. Me and my partner both ordered steaks with sides and a sauce. Both steaks were cooked exactly as we like (rare and medium rare) they were seasoned very well. There was a variety of... More 

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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Tasty and superbly cooked steaks for our main course and lovely and varied starters. It is reasonably priced compared to the UK. 105 euro's, including 10% tip, for two of the biggest steaks, bottle of Malbec, water and two starters. Great quality, fantastically succulent and tasty food and great service. I'd go back again if in Amsterdam.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This restaurant does very good steak! It's quite touristy due to the location but the food is good and the service was great as well. The menu has a fair selection too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Rather high prices balanced by very high-quality food! Definitely recommend the place for bithdays, as I did for my two sisters my friend and my girlfriend's birthdays! Cheese-cake and chocolate cakes coming on the same wooden plate with a nice presentation and on the house! My guests even started singing "happy birthday" before realizing it was for them^^ Thanks again... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We had great steaks at this restaurant and thoroughly enjoyed the meal. Be careful though about the expense of having to add chips and veg as extras.

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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The size of this place is a fooler --- what you see from the street belies the second floor that you don't. So if it appears crowded, walk in and ask if there are tables available anyway; you just might not be able to see them. [note: If you're a scotch drinker, you'll want to pick a different beverage here.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Best steaks we've ever had! Lovely service and drinks were reasonably priced. Personally I felt sat upstairs we were a little too close to other tables. A definite must go!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Damstraat 5 | 1012JL, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam
  • Phone Number: +31 20 623 9632

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 84
  • Cuisine: Argentinean, South American, Steakhouse, Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Large groups, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients

Description

Argentine casual fine dining restaurant, specialising in steaks. The most extensive Argentine wine list in Amsterdam. With Private dining,Brunch and corporate facilities available. Beautiful, newly refurbished building, centrally located.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?