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Alberto's Carreta

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Spui 8, 1012 WZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
020-6268024
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12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 25
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  • 30
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Steak House Seen Better Days

Back again in Amsterdam I had to revisit Alberto’s Carretta. I’ve been going so long I remember Alberto himself and how he’d walk around the original restaurant singing love songs with his guitar clamped to his massive belly. Sadly he’s gone and the restaurant moved to its current location. It’s... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Back again in Amsterdam I had to revisit Alberto’s Carretta. I’ve been going so long I remember Alberto himself and how he’d walk around the original restaurant singing love songs with his guitar clamped to his massive belly. Sadly he’s gone and the restaurant moved to its current location. It’s a bit cramped, though the large booths on the ground... More 

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London
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This restaurant was recommended to us by a bar man on the Spui. What a fantastic recommendation! The restaurant itself is in need of a bit of a revamp with the seat coverings being worn etc. The food was really good, we had steak, which was done on the chargrill and it melted in your mouth. We also had a... More 

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We were initially drawn in via the "Tourist" menu in the window, advertising meals for up to about 10 euros, the waitress came outside to speak to us and so we were drawn in. We were initially slightly hesitant due to the fact it was very dark inside, quiet, empty and the walls had some surreal graffiti on them. However,... More 

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BELVEDERE, LONDON
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We visited here last week. A group of 10 of us. Quite a few of us had the €11 ribs chips and salad. Tasty, big portions and good value. Burger and steak looked good too.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I have never tried Uruguayan beef as it never occurred to me that it might be any better than British or Argentinian. But hey, we learn something new every day. The fillet I had was one of the best I have ever tried and I would highly recommend to anyone. Service was friendly and ambience was great overall.

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Dublin
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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I have been going here for 5 years and each time I visit this city I have to treat myself to one of the best steaks in the world. (possibly a slight exaggeration but it is fantastic). The open kitchen allows you to watch the chef cook your food on the charcoal grill right in full view of the restaurant.... More 

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Maidehead UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

First venture into an Uruguayan restaurant. The fixed menu price was the attraction. A lovely friendly atmosphere, the restaurant has an old fashioned feel to it. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The meal - first course, main and then tea or coffee was really excellent. The starter - soup was tomato - not usually my favourite, but this... More 

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Heidelberg, Germany
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10 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

chicken was still raw, service was non-existent. steak was decent though. table for 6 was more like a table for 4. definitely my last time in this joint!!!

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Food was plain, asked to get meat well done, was given it still raw. Sausgae given was not a chorizo as I had asked.

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bath, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

we visted this steak restaurant twice on a weekend break. There are so many steak houses in Amsterdam its overwhelming. We were both happy with our starters & main & the wine. Food was very tasty & good value. Service was excellent. I would only comment the place could do with a little TLC around the edges.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Spui 8, 1012 WZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Centrum
  • Neighborhood: Centrum
  • Phone Number: 020-6268024

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Latin, Spanish
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Centrum
Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe. Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring hardly more than a moment’s stroll away. With the well-connected Centraal Station as Centrum’s base, it's easy to travel farther afield via one of the city’s iconic trams.
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