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“Great place for Caribbean!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of La Margarita

La Margarita
Langebrugsteeg 6, 1012GB Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Red Light District)
+31(0)20 6240529
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Ranked #1,348 of 2,445 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Price range: $18 - $23
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Red Light District
Description: A little background about us….La Margarita, Mexican Cafe Restaurant, by the regulars just called “the Mexicans!” has been a landmark restaurant for more than thirty years. Full of Mexican warmth, buzzing with a crazy Latin atmosphere, it really is hard to believe you are in the centre of Amsterdam, yet here , you can let your imagination go wild and enjoy many specialties from the Yucatan region of Mexico. Various delicious dishes like Fajita's, Taco, Burrito's, Tournedos Ranchero and Marinated Niños Eros adorn our menu. Naturally we also serve Mexican beers, Margaritas and other cosmopolitan cocktails to enjoy with these dishes. You can end your dinner with a tasty dessert or, for the true enthusiast, a strong Mexican coffee with Kahlua, Tequila and Cream! But, La Margarita is more than just a restaurant, it’s so flexible! Atmospheric enough to provide a perfect cosy dinner for two yet supple enough to cater for weddings, other receptions and groups of 10 or more at a table. A maximum of 98 people can be catered for “a la carte” if you wish, or, you can choose from a selected menu to suit your needs. We also offer a varied monthly menu from just 19.50 Per Person. For people requiring a gluten-free diet, we always have at least ten dishes on the menu that are gluten free. If you fancy a dish on the menu, which is not gluten free, our chef will gladly adjust the ingredients for you. To find us – Our address is Langebrugsteeg 6, between Rokin and Nes.
Smyrna, Georgia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great place for Caribbean!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

We recently stopped here for dinner while on vacation in Amsterdam. My husband grew up in Jamaica so we thought we would give it a try. It was very good. I would certainly recommend La Margarita if you are looking for a little Carribean and/or Mexican lunch or dinner.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Nothing special”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

We had nachos as starter, 6.90€ for a quite small plate (less than 20 chips) and the main course was bland. paid slightly more than 25€ p/p. There are much better places in a'dam.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Lamargaritamexican, Eigenaar at La Margarita, responded to this review, August 20, 2013
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Goedemorgen medewerkers van tripadvsior

Op die zondag 18-08-2013 hebben wij een feest ge had dus het lijkt ons niet mogelijk
da deze mensen bij ons zijn geweest er is op die dag een groep van de Politie
Amsterdam geweest als u het telefoon nr wilt hebben hoor ik van u .
Het is in het verleden gebuurt dat er twee restaurants la Margarita Mex ( wij )
en la Margarita Caribien die ook Mexicaans verkoopt door elkaar gehaald worden.


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“Great food, if you've got the time!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Don't get me wrong here, this place has great food. But we waited over 1 hour for some enchiladas. I know a encilada takes about 10 minutes to make.
They didn't have everything on the menu either, so make sure you don't order something out of the ordinary.

But all in all, if you got the time to wait, choose this place!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Birmingham, UK
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Good find, great cocktails”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

We passed this in the daytime and having a vegetarian member of our group meant we have to find places with suitable options, this place had a good choice of vegetarian dishes and we booked a table for later in the evening as the place was small and there were 10 of us.

Cocktails were lovely and not too expensive and between us we tested a load on the menu, food was lovely thoroughly enjoyed, service was swift and we ended up staying until they threw us out!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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“Surprisingly good Mexican food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013 via mobile

Food blew out my previous expectations of Mexican food. I ordered the margarita faghita which arrived on a warm plate that gave the deliciously crispy on the outside and soft on the inside faghita warmth during the entire meal. Chicken was well seasoned and veggies were crisp. Not your typical Mexican slop on a plate.
Service was attentive and food delvered in a timely fashion.
Looking for Mexican food in Amsterdam. This place can't be beat.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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