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The Mexican

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Vegetarian Friendly
36 Damstraat, 1012 JM Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 421 8298
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good43%
  • Average23%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
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“fajitas” (30 reviews)
“rice” (16 reviews)
“salad” (14 reviews)
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Mexican, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
36 Damstraat, 1012 JM Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely tasting food, authentic Mexican cuisine. Value for money. Highly recommended if you like spicy food

Thank Nai75
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

had dinner here last night...nice casual place to eat....good selection on the menu....good came and plate was huge....wad really nice too...staff lovely and friendly....price was reasonable.....it's worth a try if looking for a nice casual non fussy place to eat...

Thank tbaker99
Reviewed December 4, 2017 via mobile

Would not recommend this restaurant at all. Cocktails were very strong. I ordered chicken enchiladas and they must have been microwaved because they were so cold on the inside. We ordered 1 starter to share but they served starter and mains together which made the...More

Thank cormacandrosie
Reviewed November 20, 2017

Stumbled in here for lunch, and we were glad we did! Amazing, traditional Mexican food - served quickly with a smile. Myself and my wife shared Nacho's and Taco's, and were absolutely stuffed leaving. The price was pretty good too! Lovely little restaurant just off...More

Thank Patrick O
Reviewed November 6, 2017

Service quick & efficient. Ordered 1 starter of chorizo which was delicious and soon realised we didn't need this as our main course of fajitas was very large, needless to say we couldn't finish it all. However, the sauce in our starter tasted exactly the...More

Thank Julie F
Reviewed October 29, 2017 via mobile

Nothing wrong with the food, all pretty tasty. Attentive and friendly staff. Would recommend to anyone in the mood for a burrito.

Thank emsykb
Reviewed October 23, 2017 via mobile

Very good food, good size portion. We ordered nachos to share and a main course, the portions were bigger than I was expecting and I unfortunately couldn’t finish. It was delicious!

Thank HHeloisa
Reviewed October 20, 2017 via mobile

Had a dinner at the restaurant. Food was tasty and the portion was big enough. At least for a female. Burritos and enchiladas were freshly made and garnished nicely with guacamole, sour cream etc. Salad was a good option. French fries did not look too...More

Thank Sari K
Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

I only gave two stars because the food was moderately good. But this is no way authentic Mexican food. After experiencing so many different cuisines available in Amsterdam, my husband and I decided on Mexican as our last meal before traveling back home. First, let’s...More

Thank Melybean
Reviewed October 8, 2017 via mobile

After a night out, my friend and I needed something to straighten ourselves out. We stumbled upon The Mexican. Good, friendly service and decent food. Prices were fair. Good location just along Dam Square.

Thank Chippa368
Red Light District (De Wallen)
To visit Amsterdam and not explore De Wallen (the
Dutch name for this area) or to go only to gawk at its
saucier aspects would mean missing the opportunity to
view some of the city’s most picturesque canals,
historic landmarks, and impeccably presented examples
of traditional local architecture – not to mention
Amsterdam’s own Chinatown, Europe’s largest Buddhist
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 Damstraat, 1012 JM Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Red Light District (De Wallen)
  • Neighborhood: Red Light District (De Wallen)
  • Phone Number: +31 20 421 8298
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