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36 Damstraat, 1012 JM Amsterdam, The Netherlands
020-4218298
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  • 47
    Excellent
  • 79
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 19
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A Mexican gem in the heart of the city

Me and my friends stumbled across this place during our short break to Amsterdam last week. It looks a little unassuming from the outside but being Mexican foodies we decided to try it for brunch. I was pleasantly surprised by the food. It was really tasty and the menu had great choice, with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Lucy-Jane F
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Me and my friends stumbled across this place during our short break to Amsterdam last week. It looks a little unassuming from the outside but being Mexican foodies we decided to try it for brunch. I was pleasantly surprised by the food. It was really tasty and the menu had great choice, with non-mexican options as well. I was so... More 

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Loanhead, Scotland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

Food was fantastic, portions were very generous and the margaritas fab! Service was great, only downside was the tables were quite cramped together, ok if you like cosy dining! Would happily return and eat here again and again. Highly recommend the fajitas!

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

During a day trip to Amsterdam we decided to eat here. My daughter had also eaten here previously on a night stop with her cabin crew job. I was not disappointed. Our waiter was very friendly and welcoming and the fajitas we chose were delicious and washed down with a very pleasant rose wine. I would definitely return and would... More 

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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Visited this place in January. For such an amazing city there is so much better out there. The food was poor, the service was non-personal, the restaurant was nothing special. We were hoping for authentic Mexican food and were left disappointed.

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Monterrey, Mexico
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59 reviews 59 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

My husband and I are mexicans. To be honest we needed access to wi-fi so we saw this restaurant and decided to give it a try, have some nachos and beer and that is it. Long story short, we were only there for about 5 minutes or less...horrible staff!!!! I ask for a small beer and so did my husband,... More 

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25 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

After reading a few reviews before we went in we were a bit sketchy about going in, but we love Mexican food so wanted to try it out. A Saturday evening at about 8pm. The place was packed. Amazing.. The PR on the door was nice, the waitress was fun and nice and helpful, the cocktails (margarita and ciprihana) were... More 

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

The first thng I ate when I came to Amsterdam and it was delicous, the food was perfectly fine, I have tacos with rices one chicken the other beef with guacamole and sour cream. The customer service was not up to the food, they did not seemed happy to have customers, Only when I tipped them that I got a... More 

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southend on sea
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8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Did want to go here for dinner as meals looked nice, but ended up having breakfast.... Full English with tea coffee or orange for around £4 excellent value , brilliant friendly service

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

My husband and I ate here one evening as we really fancied Mexican food. The staff were friendly but the food was just average. We had empanadas and cream cheese jalapeños for starters which were tasty but did not appear to be homemade. We then shared beef & chicken fajitas which were ok but there was no salsa and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Went here on our recent trip to Amsterdam. We had read the reviews and our love of Mexican food brought us here. If you like tasty, well priced Mexican food this is the place for you. Although not the best of interiors, clean but basic, it didn't seem to matter once the food arrived. Everything was huge for starters, but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 36 Damstraat, 1012 JM Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam
  • Phone Number: 020-4218298

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?