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468 19th St, Cross Street Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612-2204
+1 510-893-0174
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good25%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“paella” (39 reviews)
“tapas” (42 reviews)
“fideua” (8 reviews)
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Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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468 19th St, Cross Street Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612-2204
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

Nice decor and good service did not hide the obvious deficiencies with the food! I don't mind people trying to do their own spin on tapas but, it needs to hit the mark. Average presentation and lacking any great flavours with the exception of the...More

Thank swirving_irving
Reviewed 17 January 2018

We should have believed the bad ratings Although many diners were ordering off of the fixed menu successfully we managed to get a server who: Brought the Cava long after the amuse bouche (but at least it arrived) Never brought the salads (with a fixed...More

Thank MsPinot
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Had dinner with girlfriend, very fun atmosphere, service was good, food ok, had two drinks and they were a little odd, they change them, my Mojito was very different Then anything I have had before, did not enjoy them, Photos are the tuna appetizer and...More

Thank scubafun1234
Reviewed 14 December 2017

I love a tapas restaurant but this is pushing it to say Tapas. More than half of the menu is larger plates, burger, steak, paella, etc. That left only 7 or 8 choices for tapas which limits the meal significantly. It felt like it was...More

Thank DaisyDot24
Reviewed 7 December 2017

For a tapas place you expect more, Very few options for tapas, then 5 or 6 entrees, one that is over $100. There was not dish I would really recommend.

Thank Fritz_the_1st
Reviewed 10 November 2017

I was very excited to try this tapas/paella restaurant conveniently located near the Paramount Theater in Oakland. The interior is very cool but the high ceilings mean lots of noise, further aggravated by annoying music blasted so loud that one cannot hear those sitting across...More

1  Thank drsusan2017
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Duende is a lovely spot in downtown Oakland for tapas and paella. the locations is very hip and the service impeccable. You cannot go wrong in ordering anything off the menu. We had several tapas. The jamon with butter was divine. There are several options...More

Thank sreisinger
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Been coming here for years. Paul Canales continues to surprise and delight with traditional and innovative cuisine. Never boring or tired, both food and service are stellar. Too many dishes to praise, but our continual favorite is the Aroz Negro. Squid ink black and amazing!!...More

Thank Richard D
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Five of us (four adults and one teen) dined together here in September 2017 and had a phenomenal meal. We started with beverages, two ordered the 3-glass $20 white wine flight and two of us had beers or a glass of Cava. The basic Cava...More

Thank TinPeacock
Reviewed 28 August 2017

We met a friend at Duende Restaurant to try it out, as none of us had eaten there before. We arrived early and waited at the bar. The friendly bartender served us great bevs, including a Turmeric spritzer, made with their own special syrup of...More

Thank Helen S
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 80
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 468 19th St, Cross Street Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612-2204
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-893-0174
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Duende is a Spanish-inspired, neighborhood restaurant located in Oakland's Uptown district, featuring a modern and casual dining experience, a cutting-edge cocktail program, and an inviting Spanish-based wine program including more than 20 sherries by the glass!
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