Spanish, Vegetarian options
ClosedOpens at 17:30
$$$$ Price range per person $31-60
468 19th St, Oakland
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Oakland, California, USA

Enjoy Remember Them Humanitarian Monument by default, the guests' piece of advice is to come to this restaurant as well. The menu of Duende is recommended to Spanish cuisine lovers. Nothing can be better than trying perfectly cooked vegetarian paella, stuffed squid and chorizo. At this place, order good chocolate flans, chocolate custard and ice cream. According to the visitors' opinions, waiters offer delicious Spanish wine, beer or Sangria. Visit this place and have great chocolate frappe, ginger beer or tea.

This spot is perfect to сelebrate your birthday. The well-trained staff shows a high level of quality at this restaurant. The fine service is something these restaurateurs care about. Many guests mention that prices are attractive for what you get. At Duende, people can enjoy the cool atmosphere and terrific decor. Trip users rated this place and it received 4.5.

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Thought we'd check this place out due to the good word on the street. The service was bad. Server was very inattentive but kept coming back with a smile, as in he was enjoying knowing that he was giving bad service, he never checked on us at all, nor asked about how the food was. For a restaurant charging $50-$100 per paella and $30+ entrees, you'd expect better service. The food was okay, tasted fine but nothing extraordinary, and the paella was mostly rice with a bell pepper and onion salad on top. I do not recommend this place, and will not be coming back.
I absolutely love this place. The vibe is great.  The flavor of each dish is perfect. The wine list is short but offers good wines. Every time I'd take a bite, the flavors would explode. Absolute deliciousness!  Great service. Easy access from Bart. Only downside, gin and (homemade) tonic nothing special.
I've dined at Duende for dinner twice now, and both times were not as I expected. The folks working here are SO wonderful and friendly, truly amazing staff. The food however is a solid medium. We ordered Patatas Bravas, nothing special. The CALABACÍN a la PLANCHA was underwhelming with a soggy, soft, pine nut (highly recommend toasting the pine nuts). We ordered a bree cheese that was delicious, just thought it should have been served with more toast, instead we paid $1.50 for a side order of toast. And the rabbit on toast with arugula was okay. Last time I dined, my husband and I ordered their known squid ink pallela, and I found it bland. My G+T last night had no flavor of gin, it tasted (and felt) like I was drinking a tonic water on ice. The presentation and service is wonderful, the food and beverages were sub-par.
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468 19th St, Oakland, California, USA
Features
Сredit cards accepted No outdoor seating No Wi-Fi Booking Wheelchair accessible No delivery Takeaway Parking No TV
Opening hours
SundaySun 17:30-21:30
MondayMon 17:30-21:30
TuesdayTue Closed
WednesdayWed 17:30-21:30
ThursdayThu 17:30-21:30
FridayFri 17:30-22:30
SaturdaySat 17:30-22:30
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