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“Great Steak” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Casona

La Casona
Utrechtsestraat 42, 1017VP Amsterdam, The Netherlands
0207850989
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Ranked #1,048 of 2,253 restaurants in Amsterdam
Price range: $19 - $37
Cuisines: Argentinean
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Gloucester, UK
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great Steak”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

We enjoyed fantastic steak at this restaurant, it is not a place for vegetarians. Service was good and friendly. We appreciated the open and honest explanation that my starter was delayed as it had accident,y ended on the kitchen floor! The dips and salad served with the steaks were the perfect accompaniment.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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Singapore
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Oh, so good -- so glad we stopped here!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Walking along Utrechtsestraat in the Jordaan and we came upon this restaurant. We decided to give it a go with no high expectations, and were we ever glad we stopped here!

We weren't sure when we looked at the starters but Joe chose the beef carpaccio and I had the onion soup, which I love. for our main course we both chose the beef tenderloin steaks, done medium rare and had the vegetable salad and the fries to go along with them. The carpaccio came with a vegetable salad over top of it and it was beautiful, both to look at and to eat. I was very happy that Joe shared it with me. My onion soup was so rich, I wondered how it could be so rich, but I think that the onions were so beautifully carmalised that it made it very rich.

Our steaks came and they were served on a white plate with drops of barbeque sauce at the top. They was also two sauces, one was chimmichurri and the other a salsa like sauce. There was also mayonnaise for the fries and the salad we ordered. It was all so lovely and delicious, the steak done to perfection and so tender. The salad was fresh and filled with so many delicious but well blended flavours and the fries were completely irresistable. I thought the chimmichurri sauce was the best paring with the steak but Joe liked the barbeque just as much.

The service was very good, and though the food did not come quickly, it was worth the wait which was not long.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Yardley, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Excellent Beef”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Found this place on Utrechtsestraat. The food quite good overall. The prie fixe meals helped keep the overall meal cost in line. The house red wine was good. The servers were friendly and helpful. All the items our party of four enjoyed were first rate. The beef was particularly good.

  • Visited July 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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Elgin, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Good meal & Good service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

Argentine restaurant serving steaks . Good meal and good service . Not too far from our Hotel in frederiksplien .

Visited July 2013
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Expensive beyond its value”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

The meat is good, but it's served without any (!) garnish. The service will of course recommend ordering it separately, which is of course a sensible thing to do. But it's just their way of hiding how much more expensive a normal course results compared to any other restaurant in their quality range.

They have very limited choice of beers, and of course incredibly expensive. I don't think you can find a more expensive glass of Heineken in all Amsterdam, and that's pretty much what they have. They also have Argentinian beer Quilmes, not very good, and of course even far more expensive.

You can find many better places to eat.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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