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In addition to the reservable tables, DUENDE provides plenty seatings at the communal tables and in the Bodega for walk ins with no reservations on a first come first served basis.

Location & Hours

Location & Hours


Restaurant & Bar

Sun, Mon,Wed, Thurs – 5:30PM to 10PM
Fri-Sat – 5:30PM to 11PM


Mon, Wed, Thurs – 8AM to 10PM
Fri – 8AM to 11PM
Sat – 9AM to 11PM
Sun – 9AM to 10PM

Closed on Tuesdays

DUENDE is located at 468 19th Street, Oakland, CA94612. Our art deco building is located directly across from the Fox Theater and 1.5 block from the Paramount Theater in the burgeoning Uptown district of Oakland.
This space is housed in the historic and ornate Oakland Floral Depot building, considered by many to be the Art Deco jewel of the Uptown/Downtown scene. The building is also home to Flora, Tom Schnetz and Donna Savitsky’s pioneering restaurant.




Duende’s Event Calendar

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Duende is the spirit of evocation. It comes from inside as a physical/emotional response to music. It is what gives you chills, makes you smile or cry as a bodily reaction to an artistic performance that is particularly expressive.”

Improvisational music is a major inspiration behind everything we do here at Duende

Meet Our Team

Meet Our Team

DUENDE is a collaboration between Chef Paul Canales and strategic visionary and style maven Alexandra Vorbeck and tech whiz and food enthusiast Tony Siress, born from a common passion for creative soulful food, artisan wines, beers & spirits and eclectic improvised music and art.

Alexandra Vorbeck

Alexandra Vorbeck has spent her career succeeding in a broad range of businesses. She started her career helping large companies invest and expand and then moved on to helping private parties manage and build their wealth. Working very hard her whole life, alex has created several growing companies. But her accomplishments go further than finances, Alex has a diverse collection of successes, from a thriving all natural avocado farm, to a successful boutique wealth management firm, and even an independent film and television company. Although she is a great business entrepreneur she is an even better mom and her greatest accomplishments are her two children, Devon and Aaron.

Tony Siress

Tony is the Principal of Siress AG Venture Capital & Consulting, a firm that invests in and consults to start-up organizations. He is an accomplished business entrepreneur with a passion for Technology, Food and wine. Tony provided initial funding for AsiaSF, an extremely successful destination restaurant, and in the late 90′s transformed the historic Oasis nightclub into V/SF, a large-event venue host to a variety of events, including big budget Hollywood wrap parties. Most recently He is a lead investor in the newly opened Tank18Wine bar in SF’s SOMA District.

Paul Canales

“Paul Canales has found and taken unfailing command of what everyone who cooks struggles to discover: the straight road to pure, sincere, deeply satisfying flavor.” Marcella Hazan, International Cuisine Expert and Writer

Paul is a locally and nationally acclaimed Oakland-based Chef who is passionate about creating culinary improvisations from local sources and Mediterranean-based cultural touch points. With Duende, he is excited to use his own cultural background, Spanish and Basque cuisines, and their many influences as jumping off points.



DUENDE has been featured extensively in the press. Here is a selection of articles for your reading enjoyment

The Monthly, Andrew Gilbert (December 11): Appetite for Jazz
Travel & Leisure, Kate Parham (December 10): Best Tapas Restaurants in the US
Mercury News, Richard Scheinin (November 29): Jazz Mecca Returning to Bay Area?
SF Chronicle, Michael Bauer (March 16): Duende impresses with tapas, paella
SF Magazine, Josh Sens (March 14): Basque Ambition
East Bay Express, Luke Tsai (March 6): At Duende, Uptown’s Newest Hotspot, the Food is as Grand as the Venue
Amoeba Blog, Billy Jam (Feb 18): Duende: Paul Canales & Rocco Somazzi’s New Oakland Venue
Contra Costa Times, Angela Woodall (Jan 25): Duende already an Oakland favorite
Berkeleyside, Tracey Taylor (Jan 24): Interview with Paul
Serious Eats, Maggie Hoffman (Jan 23): First look at Duende cocktails
Mercury News, Jackie Burrell (Jan 23): A la Carte piece on Duende opening
Thrillist, Joe Starkey (Jan 21): Piece on Duende opening
Grub Street, Jay Barmann (Jan 21): Piece on Duende opening
Berkeleyside NOSH, staff writers (Jan 18): Bites section
SF Business Times, Renee Frojo (Jan 18): Restaurant roundup including info on Duende opening
SF Chronicle, Paolo Lucchesi (Jan 18): Print edition and online, piece on Duende opening
Refinery 29, Angela Tafoya (Jan 17): Fashion piece about new Bay Area restaurants
East Bay Express, Whitney Paneuf (Jan 17): Piece on Duende opening