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La Vaca

Thorbeckeplein 11-13, 1017 CS Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 625 3999
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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good39%
  • Average22%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible11%
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“rump steak” (2 reviews)
“mixed grill” (2 reviews)
“fries” (4 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Barbecue, Argentinean
$$ - $$$
Thorbeckeplein 11-13, 1017 CS Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had been walking miles round Amsterdam all day on Sunday - stunning weather and we couldn't decide where to eat so it had got late (10.30pm). We had decided to avoid Rembandt Square which is just full of touristy, overpriced eateries but as we...More

Thank Hannah S
Reviewed May 10, 2018

The waiter was so humorous but still professional. The spareribs were nice and the irish coffee afterwards so strong (for my swiss taste)! The prices are ok (kind of normal prices around this place). Recommend it defenitly!

Thank Fiona L
Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

Great food, drinks and atmosphere. You can pay in cash or with card. Nice And friendly staff, clean tables and great cook.

Thank Kačenka S
Reviewed March 27, 2018 via mobile

The meat options were diverse and delicious, goos wines to go with it. As for vegetarian options - only 2 main dishes which were overpriced and simple (bag of deep frozen veggies brought to boil with cheese and a grilles corncob). Staff was nice. Would...More

Thank Ewatte
Reviewed December 5, 2017 via mobile

That has to be the best meal we have had in a long time travelling. Rump steak was perfect (And I'm a bit fussy with steak) and my partner's rack of ribs were delicious. I highly recommend this lovely restaurant. Staff are very friendly and...More

1  Thank Brian I
Reviewed November 22, 2017

One expect to find good meat in an argentinian restaurant.La Vaca offers good meat,good wines.Quantities are plentifull for hungry people ! Service is friendly and fast,the place is quiet,conveniently located

1  Thank Couif
Reviewed October 29, 2017 via mobile

I have to be honest, we went in because the kids were exhausted, yet we expected to run jnto a tourist trap, like there are many in this area. But much to our surprise we had an excellent meal. Well prepared calamares and chorizos, followed...More

1  Thank Vrenko
Reviewed September 15, 2017 via mobile

Good beer, nice medium stakes. Will come back as far as i come to amsterdam. Higlhy recommend. Heinekein craft btw

1  Thank Kirill A
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

We came here as a group of 9 last week. It was an amazing place. The staff were great and the steak was one of the best I've ever had. Can't recommend enough.

1  Thank Yongnuo
Reviewed April 2, 2017 via mobile

Not sure why this place has a fair few negative reviews. We absolutely loved it. Came as a group of 9 on a Sunday evening and pleasant staff got us a huge table at the back and immediately made us welcome. Decent range of drinks....More

1  Thank angrybarry
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Thorbeckeplein 11-13, 1017 CS Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Neighborhood: Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Phone Number: +31 20 625 3999
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