Kevin C. Wong

Restaurant - Duende! (Oakland) [+]

A Spanish restaurant and bar across the street from the Fox Theatre in Oakland. Dave and I came here Friday night about 17:45 (they open at 17:30) and were quickly seated.

Half the menu is paella, which you can get in a size for 2 or 4 people. We had:

  • Patatas Bravas ($9) - fried, diced potatoes (about tater tot size) with spicy allioli sauce. Fairly good.
  • Toasted bread with a pate (I don't see it on the menu) ($12?). Also good.
  • Paella de Carne for 2 ($52) - clams, brussel sprouts and beans in the paella with a slice of lamb on top. This was greatly delicious!
  • Flan with berries ($10?) - Good, though small.
  • Latte ($4) - standard.
  • Dave had a couple beers ($5? each)

Total with tip was $160.

The paella is totally worth it and I'd come back here again if I'm in the area.

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