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“Good food, good atmosphere, good service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mashua

Mashua
Prinsengracht 703, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
020-420-05-59
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Ranked #282 of 2,468 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Peruvian
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Brooklyn, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Good food, good atmosphere, good service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Had a good meal here. If you like Peruvian flavors, you'll like this place. They don't highlight the meat, rather drown it in a sauce of some kind - but the sauces are flavorful. I started with the sea bass ceviche - was really really good - bright citrus flavors with a little kick (spice) and cilantro.
Then I had the duck which wasn't as good as I was hoping - I love duck and it was cooked too well done and the sauce was a bit heavy. But I'd recommend the place.
They have outdoor seating by the canal too

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London, England
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Great place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

We absolutely loved this Peruvian/fusion restaurant in the heart of Amsterdam. The portions are very hearty so unless you have a big appetite think about two starters rather than a starter and a main. I loved the spicy pumpkin soup and my husband was ecstatic about his tuna and sweet potato. His duck main course was outstanding; my second starter of beef was less exciting but still very good. Great cocktails and warm, friendly service from a charming Italian waitress. The bill, with a shared dessert and a glass of wine plus a cocktail, was €86 without service.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“So good I went twice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Beautifully prepared food, very little for vegetarians but the pumpkin soup was an absolute delight.
The neighbours at the next table were enthusing about the burgers and salads. My friend who is an expert pudding eater was in raptures over the citron tart/lemon meringue.
The waiter was so lovely and attentive too.
Overall a little pricey but quality was excellent.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Twin Peaks, California
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49 restaurant reviews
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
“Nice Restaurant - service could be more attentive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

The restaurant is located nicely on Prinsengracht and has a nice interior/atmosphere.
The menu offers mainly fish dishes with some meat as well but is lacking vegetarian dishes. The dishes are quit unique and off the standards and tasty.
Only point of criticism is that considering that the place was half full the service was a little inattentive.
Price wise we paid 50€/p for starter, main, shared dessert and a glass of wine - not cheap but still in the range for Amsterdam.

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Volendam, The Netherlands
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Mashua is a restaurant where you can go with different groups of people. Having a night out with your friends, or even a dinner for work.
The food is excellent and we always enjoy the pisco sour cocktail. Service is very good and the atmosphere is very relaxing.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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