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The Mexican

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36 Damstraat, 1012 JM Amsterdam, The Netherlands
020-4218298
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 64
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good food

Went here first night with my wife and four kids. Fajitas were lovely and plentiful. Two had big burgers two had mixed grill. Food was lovely however with drinks 115 euros is a ridiculous amount. It's pretty basic but I guess it's a place designed to fleece tourists. Quite sad but that's... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
davidlaurenscottjosh
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biggar
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biggar
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here first night with my wife and four kids. Fajitas were lovely and plentiful. Two had big burgers two had mixed grill. Food was lovely however with drinks 115 euros is a ridiculous amount. It's pretty basic but I guess it's a place designed to fleece tourists. Quite sad but that's Amsterdam!!

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Thank davidlaurenscottjosh
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice little place- quirky, colourful decor. The portions are massive!! I had veggie enchiladas with rice and husband had chicken enchiladas with rice. And we were total piggies and also split an order of nachos- all very yummy! Only odd thing- I asked for tap water and was told they didn't do tap water, so I had to buy a... More 

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Thank Jesse Lynn S
Indore, India
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Food is ok and so the staff. You are on your own and hardly anyone disturbs you. They serve good choices on the menu for veg and non veg both. Nice option in budget if you want to try mexican while visiting RLD.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had starters and mains here and they were both very satisfying. The nachos are very nice however not to sure when they put green beans in pretty much everything. I would return though and recommend

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Thank AmeliaAndAdam
Czestochowa, Poland
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food super friendly staff. You can tell the people working here have some latin background. Good prices and limited seating so time your visit. The tacos were great Beef better than chicken. Melon margaritas were extra special!!

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Thank Santacruz68
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here twice on our visit as we enjoyed it so much. A variety of Mexican food for a reasonable price. Good environment and lovely staff.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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140 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The set lunch menu is a great deal. Quesedilla with salad and chips or enchilada with the same or rice for 9euro. Freshly made and cooked and great taste. Staff were friendly and helpful.

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Thank ilovekitsch2004
Saudi Arabia
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unusual choice for Breakfast I know, but good value and also offer a Mexican breakfast, more in keeping with the theme.

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Thank 172BobA
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always a great pleasure to be back in Amsterdam and white I'm here I'll always go to "The Mexican" for a chicken fajitas with chips and some nachos with chilli sauce. If you like tasty food and you are hungry I recommend you to go there,you won't regret it. Bon appetite!

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Thank Hulea L
Wigan, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were greeted and seated straight away, ordered a litre of sangria and some nachos and quesadillas. The sangria was beautiful with fresh fruit. The food was good too, nice sized portion, very filling. Husband says nachos could have been cheesier! It did take a while for our bill to come but it had just got busy and they were... 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>  > Red Light District (De Wallen)
  • Neighborhood: Red Light District (De Wallen)
  • Phone Number: 020-4218298

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Red Light District (De Wallen)

Neighborhood Profile
Red Light District (De Wallen)
To visit Amsterdam and not explore De Wallen (the Dutch name for this area) or to go only to gawk at its saucier aspects would mean missing the opportunity to view some of the city’s most picturesque canals, historic landmarks, and impeccably presented examples of traditional local architecture – not to mention Amsterdam’s own Chinatown, Europe’s largest Buddhist temple and more local treasures. Sure, there are some less salubrious activities drawing the curious to this age-old part of time. Nevertheless, the Red Light District is still a very safe and incredibly fascinating area where at the turn of a corner you can be transported from the dingy glow of modern day neon red to a glorious 16th century Delft blue dreamscape.
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