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

Caramba
Ranked #1,219 of 3,328 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Jordaan
Leiwen, Germany
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Adelaide, Australia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Average Mexican”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013 via mobile

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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Thank chrispatch
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Amsterdam, Nederland
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241 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Yummy and great atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 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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Thank Dawn B
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London, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 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
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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1 Thank pilotgal
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