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Koskikatu 4, Rovaniemi, Finland
+358 (0)16 3322 580
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Ranked #8 of 44 restaurants in Rovaniemi
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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72% Recommend
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English first
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We ended up here as we were unable to get a table at Fransmanni or Restaurant Nili. In the end we were quite happy with our third choice restaurant. The food here is a mixture of Mexican and American food - you won't find any Finnish dishes on the menu. All the portions are of a good size and are... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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65 reviews 65 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Ate there twice. Really good portions fit for two. The only problem is the SLOW service. However that sad, absolutely delicious food.

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Helsinki, Finland
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Normally in Finland during a work days you get a decent lunch around 10 euros. Same price here but the quality of the food let some room to ask for more. Soup of the day (blue cheese) was terrible. Meatballs were quite all right but the graving and mushed potatoes we're not. Service? Not included to this concept.

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Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

We tried this restaurant twice during our stay and we still crave their plates. Hmmm we tried it just as we landed on the first day and the food is execllent and the free chips and dips are good to hold your hunger while you order. The staff is so friendly and we salute our waitress Sanna who asked about... More

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Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Following the advise of tripadvisor that Amarillo offers you large portions, I can only agree with it! Upon arrival you receive some free appetizers: chips with dip sauce. I got an excellent service in fluently English. Food presentation was also perfect. Recommended if you are hungry!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The Scandinavian countries are usually (very) expensive. In restaurant Amarillo in Rovaniemi, the start and end of our 3000 km long journey through Lapland, we chose a Texas grill steak (medium, just as we asked) with French fries, plenty of vegetables and a local beer, reasonable price too: this meal was delicious! We even got an unexpected and free "amuse... More

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Schaffhausen, Switzerland
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

the restaurant was next to our hotel so we decided to give it a try. amarillo offers a wide range of mexican dishes that are fresh made and look amazing. the interior is not that cozy but you won't be disappointed of the very large portions! we were 3 hungry men and shared 2 large starter plates with mozarella sticks,... More

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Oxford, Mississippi
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Basically exactly what you would expect. Standard fare served well. Wasn't quite a totally western dish but it was nice to get some local interpretation nonetheless

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Rovaniemi, Finland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

Amarillo is one of my favorite restaurants here in Rovaniemi. They provide very good mexican type food, which isn't that expensive. The decorations are quite cheesy, but the staff is nice and you get free starters with any actual dish (nachos and salsa). My favorite dish is black & white chicken with sweet potato chips. Worth trying!

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Tel Aviv, Israel
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

Nice place with a theme. Lovely decorated. The food was ok but in some of the dishes you could taste the side-dish more than the main dish itself

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