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“beautiful time and nice dinner Thank you all staff:)” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Los Pilones Cantina

Los Pilones Cantina
Kerkstraat 63, 1017 GC Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Rembrandtplein)
0031 (0)20 320 4651
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Ranked #643 of 2,435 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Price range: $5 - $20
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Rembrandtplein
Description: Los Pilones was founded by three Mexican brothers who settled in Amsterdam in 2001. Their concept was to bring the REAL taste of traditional Mexican to Holland, using the best imported Mexican ingredients such as their own brand of salsas, chillis and tequila. No burritos or hard shell tacos can be found on the menu, just simple, authentic Mex-Mex cuisine. After 10 successful years in Amsterdam, the two Los Pilones' restaurants have developed into bright and bustling local hot-spots, attracting tourists and visitors from all over the world.
Prague, Czech Republic
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“beautiful time and nice dinner Thank you all staff:)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Came just for three days from Czech rep. to enjoy all advantages which Amsterdam can give you:) after one of this, we walk around this nice restaurant, we felt very comfortable in there, beef and chicken tacos for us were very tasty and nice Mexican beers, pretty nice price. We definitely recommend this restaurant:) David & Aneta

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Who'd have thought??”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

Read about this place in TripAdvisor. Stumbled across it by accident (as you do in large foreign cities). Wow. GREAT margaritas- maybe even the best I've ever had. Really really good Mexican food, the likes of which I haven't seen since we left Colorado.
And all in Amsterdam.
My stomach is still happy.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Lively, Authentic Mexican!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

We visited the Kerkstraat branch, which was jam packed and buzzing even on a Monday night! Great friendly service followed by tasty authentic mexican food! No old el paso packs here! Definatley worth a visit, even if it's only for a massive margarita!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Excellent Mexican in the Jordaan”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Los Pilones is one of the best Mexican restaurants I have ever visited. Although small, it has a funky/cool interior and the servers are all extremely nice! The margaritas are huge and taste great and their chips are yummy as well. My husband had the October special, chicken enchiladas suizas which he thought were fantastic. I had chicken tacos with melted queso and guacamole. They were delectable and the best tacos I have ever had. The portions were quite large and the prices were reasonable. Los Pilones is a must if you are near the Jordaan.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Take a Mexi-break from the Italian joints”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

We stumbled on this place trying to avoid the Italian restaurants in the zone. What a plesant find. The prices are somewhat high, 15 euro for the taco plates, but that's normal for Amsterdam. Great service, good music, decor hip... Worth a stop.

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