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CAU

#282 of 2,583 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
Red Light District (De Wallen)
Steakhouse, Barbecue, Grill, Argentinean, South American
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Damstraat 5 | 1012JL, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 623 9632
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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I've been to this restaurant a few times and each time the service has been brilliant. Very friendly wait staff. Food is very tasty and prepared in the open, it's always nice being able to see who is preparing your food. Good location too, right next to Dam square. Would definitely recommend.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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  • Large groups
  • Doing business
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I've been to this restaurant a few times and each time the service has been brilliant. Very friendly wait staff. Food is very tasty and prepared in the open, it's always nice being able to see who is preparing your food. Good location too, right next to Dam square. Would definitely recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were undecided what to have so thought we'd give this place a go. The food was amazing. We ordered 3 small plates between us, and a few sides. Everything was really tasty and just enough. The waiter was really helpful and recommended dishes to us. Would highly recommend this restaurant and would definitely eat there again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Amsterdam has a lot of steak houses, Argentinians in particular. The place is crowded so is best is to get a reservation in advance. We were seated right away because we had a reservation. For appetizers we ordered the chorizo and cream cheese empanadas and park cheeks. Both amazing, the pork chees were melting in your mouth server with a... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

One of many Argentinian steak houses in Amsterdam. My wife and I fancied a steak meal the evening we went and chose this restaurant just on the look of it. We both had rump steak cooked to our own taste with shared portions of fries, green peas with mint and chilli and baked corn on the cob together with two... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We had a great meal here whilst on a weekend break in Amsterdam . The restaurant is part of a European small chain and has branches in the UK . The restaurant is very busy and popular with locals and tourists alike . We had been before and had a good meal last time so decided to return. The fillet... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Had a fantastic meal. The steaks were cooked to everyone's liking and the staff were very professional and friendly. It was a friends birthday celebration and they made a fantastic special pudding free of charge. Make a reservation as t gets very busy.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We to CAU with a bunch of friends on a hen week in Amsterdam. The restaurant was buzzing and had a good feel about it. The staff were attentive too, however, the food was a let down for me. I ordered grilled chicken and was told that it would take 35 min to cook. So having waited 40 min or... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

A very trendy steak and burger restaurant a stones-throw from Dam Square. We ended up there by recommendation from out hotel. Really cool atmosphere, although wont be to everyones taste - mood lighting a bit like a wine bar. Very friendly attractive waitresses, always a bonus! Not too expensive either. The food was really good, 8/10

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

If in the mood for a steak near Dam square, I would highly recommend this place, good food, nice drinks and nice atmosphere

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

My cousin was craving steak that night and goggled steak places Amsterdam. Cau came up and we headed there . Considering the size of the place as we walked in and were lead two flights of stairs up, we realized we had just hit " non authentic central " . It really was a tourist trap but surprisingly the food... More 

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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>  > Red Light District (De Wallen)
  • Neighborhood: Red Light District (De Wallen)
  • Phone Number: +31 20 623 9632

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Large groups, Doing business

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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Staying in Red Light District (De Wallen)

Neighborhood Profile
Red Light District (De Wallen)
To visit Amsterdam and not explore De Wallen (the Dutch name for this area) or to go only to gawk at its saucier aspects would mean missing the opportunity to view some of the city’s most picturesque canals, historic landmarks, and impeccably presented examples of traditional local architecture – not to mention Amsterdam’s own Chinatown, Europe’s largest Buddhist temple and more local treasures. Sure, there are some less salubrious activities drawing the curious to this age-old part of time. Nevertheless, the Red Light District is still a very safe and incredibly fascinating area where at the turn of a corner you can be transported from the dingy glow of modern day neon red to a glorious 16th century Delft blue dreamscape.
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