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“Really Good Restaurant”
Review of De Maria

De Maria
Ranked #1,099 of 3,853 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Cuisines: Argentinian
Neighbourhood: Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
Restaurant details
Neighbourhood: Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
Redcar, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Really Good Restaurant”
Reviewed 1 March 2013

My bf and I went here for an evening meal during a 3 day break to Amsterdam (stayed at Eden Hotel).
We were attracted to the rustic, traditional-looking appearance, and the price of the food on the menus outside, being slightly overshadowed by the other surrounding, bigger restaurants, and also by the fact that you didn't have anyone breathing down your neck as soon as you were seen looking at the menu, explaining the Specials - something that usually puts us off - De Maria obviously has a good reputation and has no need to pressure people to choose it in this way.
So t he inside was lovely - had character, romantic atmosphere and smiles from the waiters/waitress as soon as you walked in. We sat near the food prep area/bar - I always think it's good to have an open cooking area, which shows confidence in the chefs and so that you can see your food being made in front of your very eyes.
We ordered the meat patties to start, which were really tasty but not much filling. My bf then ordered the ribs, which he had seen on someone else's table as we walked through to be seated - you got so much for your money, plus chips and salad. I think they were around 10-12EUROS - well worth it - my bf was stuffed and said they were gorgeous! I had the chicken breasts, same kind of price, which had a beautiful glaze, served with salad and a massive jacket potato & sour cream. We thoroughly enjoyed our meals.
The service was quick and friendly, and the waiters/waitress made you feel valued.
We didn't order a dessert as we were too full, but we saw other people's and they looked scrummy - sundaes tops with cream & ice cream.
The price of drinks was reasonable too.
I would definitely recommend this restaurant for anyone wishing to enjoy quality food in a quality setting.

  • Visited February 2013
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rettendon
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52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“rubbish food and no atmosphere”
Reviewed 14 January 2013

we decided to eat here, offered unlimited ribs :) when we sat at our table there was no room for us to sit and the people the other sides wouldnt move. The staff we unfriendly and the place was like eating in a libaray. It was in the centre of one of the squares and this was totally unexpected....avoid at all costs

Visited January 2013
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1 Thank fargy10
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best place to eat ribs!!!”
Reviewed 6 October 2012 via mobile

De Maria is a very nice restaurant specialized in argentinian grill. Try its amazing argentinian ribs with the amazing wine they offer and you will never regret it. Try to be there on saturdays to enjoy the shows on the Rembrant Square.
And it is verrryyyy affordable!

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1 Thank Sandra K
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Madrid, Spain
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Steak (OMG YUM)”
Reviewed 16 September 2012

Best restaurant in Rembrandtplein square, me and my partners were eating at this restaurant almost every day, the server one of the best chicken, beef, lamb or pork steak ever with perfect value for money, and the staff are really friendly

Visited September 2012
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Beirut, Lebanon
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Amazing”
Reviewed 26 August 2012 via mobile

I was surprised at how delicious the food was. We ordered ribs and we just couldn't stop eating! It is very affordable and the atmosphere is nice, the waitresses friendly and the food (mostly ribs) heavenly. Do not miss the best argentinian restaurant in town.

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Thank Sarahkh1
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