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“Very good meat, expensive” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Villa Maria Restaurant-Amsterdam

Villa Maria Restaurant-Amsterdam
Lange Leidsedwarsstraat 45, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Ranked #725 of 2,287 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Cuisines: Argentinean
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Dusseldorf, Germany
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37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Very good meat, expensive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

One of the many many many Argentinian Steak Houses in Amsterdam. We happened by chance to stumble through the door after a very long day wandering the capital during the Kings Birthday celebrations.

We were very lucky because any number of these other Argentinian steak houses are a hit or miss. This was our lucky day.

Although expensive for our pockets it was not overpriced when compared to other places in Amsterdam. My Lamb was absolutely great and five sides made it the largest portion of lamb I ever got on a single plate. My hubby chose a selection of three different cuts and it turned out quite nicely as well.

We were surprised by the size of the kids menu that could easily have satisfied a growing 12 year old. Our 3 year old daughter obviously had way too much but again the quality was very good. The sausages were very nice and she really enjoyed the fries,

We can recommend and would return often if it wasn't a three hour drive from where we live. If ever again in Amsterdam we will make the detour.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
the north west
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Fabulous food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Ricardo made us so welcome we went back the night after the food was simply beautiful ,,,we couldn't fault it and we loved the atmosphere ..

Visited February 2014
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“TO AVOID: Typical horrible touristy place, terrible service”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

I live in Amsterdam fulltime and went to this restaurant because I had a gift card. It was a horrible experience and I do not recommend this restaurant to anyone unless you don't mind feeling uncomfortable all dinner long.

A very rude guy approaches people in the street to drag them inside the empty restaurant.
We were seated next to the street window with no choice of seating anywhere else. The restaurant was almost empty so it was clearly a strategy from the owner to attract customers from outside. It felt terrible to be treated like marketing meat.
We first ordered a couple of beers and steaks. The waiter was insisting a lot for us to order more and more. We went for some bread and garlic butter. The bread and butter were low quality industrial products. You can find better at Albert Heijn. The fries were also industrial and mayonnaise was brought into individual plastic pockets. Terrible. The steak was cold.........

We asked for the check as soon as we were done and again the waiter insisted for us to order desert or cocktails. He let us wait for the bill during 20 minutes probably because we were seating next to the street window and attracting customers. He tried to charge us for 4 beers instead of two.

I felt like a milking cow all dinner long and I hated it. The food was bad and the service was terrible. Avoid this place, there are much much better places in the neighborhood for the same range of price.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Very good food and cheap”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Excellent quality price ratio. No thrills but a very good steak. Attentive service by lucia the lovely spanish waitress.

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essex
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Excellent ribs,friendly manager.great food.reasonable prices.there are similar restaurants along the strip but this one is fantastic!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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