Paul Canales at Duende

Bio

Paul Canales is the chef/co-owner of Duende. He is locally loved and internationally renowned. He is also committed to the city of Oakland. He creates a delicious, accessible and ever-evolving dining experience. His menus are culinary improvisations of Basque and Spanish cuisines using local ingredients and sources.

Accolades

  • Three Stars
    San Francisco magazine
  • Three Stars
    San Francisco magazine
  • ChefsFeed Winner
    One of the Best Things to Eat in SF
  • ChefsFeed Winner
    One of the Best Things to Eat in SF

My Restaurants

Behind the Scenes

Chef Paul Canales reviews  at post.venue.name
"Carpaccio de calabacines = Summer squash ribbons + cherry tomatoes + spicy yogurt + lemon cucumbers + pine nuts!! #duende #duendeoakland"
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"Calamares a la plancha = Monterey Bay squid + heirloom tomatoes + sidra beurre blanc + crispy onions!"
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"Mousse de atún y pimientas asadas = Local albacore mousse + roasted cuerno de toro peppers + garlic toasts + fried capers! #duende #duendeoakland"
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"Manchego frito = Fried aged Manchego cheese + roasted Santa Rosa plum conserve + Nardello peppers! #duende #duendeoakland"
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"Costillas de cerdo fritas = fried pork baby back ribs + spicy yogurt + red amaranth! #duende #duendeoakland"
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"Sopa fría de Idiazabal = Chilled Idiazabal soup + wild mushrooms + toasted walnuts + piqual olive oil! #duende #duendeoakland"
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From My Menu

Chef Paul Canales reviews Paella de farro y carne: farro perlata + rabbit + gigante beans + Brussels sprouts + allioli at Duende
$$$ | Spanish/Portuguese
"Paella de farro y carne = farro perlata + rabbit + gigante beans + Brussels sprouts + allioli!! For those interested in whole grain paella options, we now offer all of our platos familiares with farro perlata in place of arroz bomba! #duende #duendeoakland"
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Chef Paul Canales reviews Piedmontese beef meatballs + chanterelle mushrooms + butter beans + escarole + green garlic allioli at Duende
$$$ | Spanish/Portuguese
"Albóndigas y Setas = Piedmontese beef meatballs + chanterelle mushrooms + butter beans + escarole + green garlic allioli!! #duende #duendeoakland"
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