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“Disappointing.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Matias

Matias
Korte Leidsedwarsstraat 95, 1017 PX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
020-6381817
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Ranked #1,424 of 2,288 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Late Night
Description: Next to the vibrant Leidseplein you can find de Mexican oasis MATIASMatias has the look & feel of a real Mexican Cantina: Cozy, pleasant and affordable. Our friendly staff offers a great variety of Mexican dishes and drinks.Matias is also a great place to have a good cocktail, so start your evening with a delicious Margarita and enjoy the night as if you were in Mexico.If you are with a large company or just with some friends, just come in and try one of our real Mexican dishes or a nice grilled steak. We will make sure you have a wonderful evening out!
Scotland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Disappointing.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I visited this restraunt on Sunday December 15th as we had used it on a previous visit to Amsterdam.
This time however we were badly let down by very poor service and had to wait 55 minutes for our meal.
Don't get me wrong, the food was just as good as we had remembered but seeing people who had come in andvordered after us getting served before us, was a big let-down.
We did ask the staff"WHY" but got fobbed off with a very lame excuse and a glass of wine each (which we didn't drink) and the offer of an "on the house" coffee or sweet, neither of which we accepted.
We didn't allow this to "sour" our Amsterdam experience but just won't use the restraunt again on any future visits.

Visited December 2013
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English first
Gravette, AR
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Wonderfully flavorful Mexican food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

So, in addition to friendly staff, Matias restaurant pours excellent strong margaritas. The food is wonderfully flavorful and everything you'd want from a Mexican restaurant! Something for everyone!

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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110 reviews 110 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Nice & cosy with good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

We stopped in here by chance looking for some mexican food. The food was very tasty and the service was excellent. The price wasnt too bad either! I would def recommend this restaurant but wont go back again!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Poor food-bad prices. Don't do it.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

We definitely would not recommend Matias restaurant to anyone. The prices were high, the service was just okay if that and the food was poor quality and not a lot for what you pay. It was a bit ridiculous and we regretted choosing this restaurant almost instantly. If only we could rewind the night a bit-it was that bad.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada
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227 reviews 227 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 81 cities Reviews in 81 cities
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
“Give it a chance”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Matias is a Mexican restaurant in a very busy area of Amsterdam (there are literally hundreds of restauarnts around it). We decided to take a chance after we saw an advertized special - €10.90 for steak or ribs or chicken, plus salad and fries, plus wine, beer or soft drink. The steak and chicken were both good, and we received decent portions. The service was friendly and quick despite comments from other reviewers. We would definitely return.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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