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“Yummy Yummy Mexican food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Caramba

Caramba
Lindengracht 342, Amsterdam 1015KN, The Netherlands (Jordaan)
020-6271188
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Ranked #811 of 2,151 restaurants in Amsterdam
Cuisines: Latin, Mexican
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Jordaan
Leiwen, Germany
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Yummy Yummy Mexican food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

We had dinner at the action packed Caramba restaurant without making a reservation. We did not have to wait long for a seat (which we found out later we were lucky, as most restaurants in the area are quickly reserved) despite it being a full house. The servers were friendly, and we ordered drinks and beers that were tasty. My only complaint is that we had to wait long for our meal.. 45min-1 hour long - 3 margaritas long. I'm not sure if it was because they were so busy or that they forgot us, but regardless, they were apologetic, brought us a drink on the house and were very attending. We ordered the shrimps and the guacomole and both were delicious. I liked the atmosphere of the restaurant, music was playing, everyone was having a good time and seemed happy with what they ordered.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • Dutch first
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English first
Adelaide, Australia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great eatery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

We were tired, cold and wet and opted to go across the road from our hotel to the Caramba restaurant and what a great decision it proved to be. We were instantly welcomed and the food was generous and delicious.

Visited January 2014
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Average Mexican”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Average food - what you would expect from a run of the mill Mexican. Home made salsa was a plus but the fajitas were pretty poor. Only two tortillas , no extra toppings (cheese/sour cream etc) and the chicken was thigh meat not breast. Not worth a long walk just to visit it but good enough if your passing.

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Amsterdam, Nederland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Yummy and great atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Always delicious, every time we eat here, we wonder why we don't come more regularly. We had a nacho's dish with chicken and burrito's, both delicious, followed by flan, also delicious!!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
“the smart folks walked away”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

It was a lovely day. We sat outside and ordered drinks and chips with guacamole and dinner. We got our drinks and appetizer. Three other couples came. After waiting for over 15 mins, one got up and left...then another left. The third, dutch speaking twentysomething young women, got tons of attention AND THEIR FOOD. We never saw the waiter again. We didn't even see him in the restaurant. He never brought our dinner. After 45 mins we left euros on the table to cover what we had and left. It might have been good. What we got (chips, salsa and guac) was good. The service was horrible. Who knows how their entrees are? Not us.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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