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“Not a Argentinian restaurant” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Mas Y Mas

Mas Y Mas
Damstraat 26/28 | 1012 JM Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Ranked #630 of 2,460 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Argentinean
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
London, United Kingdom
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Not a Argentinian restaurant”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013 via mobile

We have visited a lot of restaurants in Argentina and this has nothing to do with a real argentine restaurant. The food is average.
And it is pretty expensive.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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47 restaurant reviews
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“Pass it by”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Looked welcoming. We had eaten well on our trip & just wanted some Pasta and a simple meal. Really bad choice. Food was tasteless and the worst garlic bread and salad I have ever had. The music was awful to the point of being highly irritating. The waitress was very nice but unable to rectify a misunderstanding with the bill. Really this restaurant is a tourist trap in a touristy area. Walk on by and find somewhere with edible food. This place is stuck in a bygone era of mediocre food and tacky decor coupled with poor customer service - yuk!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
“Terrible”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

My wife and I were doing the touristy things and we came across this place on the edge of The Red Light district. It looked traditional and so we gave it a go, but soon wished we had not. The pizzas were awful and the service disrespectful. A shared starter, two pizzas, bottle of house wine and one dessert came too nearly sixty Euros.

We ordered the sardines to start and the sicillana and frutti di mare pizzas to follow. There was a large group present who all seemed to be enjoying the steak dishes. Our sardine starter was OK (although the salad was not fresh), but the pizzas were soggy and my seafood pizza had one baby octopus, one scallop, a smattering of mussels and very few prawns. To add insult to injury a cook came to access a cupboard under the stairs near our table to noisily collect some boxed bottles. He dragged each chair from the adjacent table and then the table with the noise of nails drawn down a blackboard before thumping around in the cupboard. The table and chairs were each replaced with the same loud cacophony before he returned the kitchen with no regard or acknowledgment of his customers.

Paying the bill took too long because I was unable to get the attention of a waitress who continually chatted with other customers before, during and after we paid by credit machine. We did not tip. If you come across this place, my advice is to keep walking.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Istanbul, Turkey
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“Great service, great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013 via mobile

We tried several meat dishes. The food was great. The waiter was very patient with us and very helpful with our choices.

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Warsaw, Poland
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“very good restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

Whenever I come to Amsterdam I always try an Argentinian restaurant. I was in Mas y Mas after heavy disappointment with thei neighbours - Argentinos. mas y Mas is a very nice place with a very good and friendly service. I was trying a chorizo and a rib-eye and both were simply perfect. House wine was OK - nothing really exceptional but fully acceptable. I would clearly visit Mas y Mas next time.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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