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Poco Loco

$$ - $$$
Red Light District (De Wallen)
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Nieuwmarkt 24, 1012 CR Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 624 2937
9:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Thu 9:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 am
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location for dinner and a few drinks - right beside the red light district for heading out after, but much nicer for food etc. We had the chefs selection of tapas which was well rounded, tasty and excellent value. Good cocktail menu and range of beers too.

Thank Bramy1308
Newton Le Willows, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice location for people watching although the types of people you'll be watching may not be your ideal. Lots of cannabis smokers here. We sat outside, heaters and blankets are provided if needed. There were a couple of people who were clearly high on something but the staff soon moved them on and didn't take any messing. Table service as... More 

Thank Newlys10
Fuengirola, Spain
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6 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good location 30 minutes waiting at terrace to be asked our food Another 30 minutes for the food to come After searching for the chicken inside the sandwich i fortunately found 1 small slide of cooked chicken Kindly I ask waiter to add some more chicken because it was a very dry sandwich and easy to fix. The chef of... More 

Thank Documentalia2014
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2017 via mobile

The sandwiches were really good and the service was superb. There was a very nice cat, Tony, who accompanied us for the meal. Would eat again

Thank Valdemar B
London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2017

Small and cosy on a December's evening (blankets included for outside!) the inside is really pokey and bathrooms a bit of a disaster. Good grub though, and there isn't many places nearby that serve a reasonably priced square meal.

Thank blender85
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2017 via mobile

Visited as was listed as one of the best places to eat in Amsterdam on a trusted website. To be honest food was very average as were the cocktails. But staff were friendly and service was good even when a big group entered at once.

Thank stephen_green2
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109 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017 via mobile

Disaster! Waiter got confused too many times and forgot drinks and starters etc. I'm a veggie and was told to just look inside to see if there was meat in my order. It wasn't really his fault, one guy left to look after 18 people. At the end of the night they were unsure how much our bill was because... More 

Thank WeenieBoBeenie
Wymondham, Norfolk
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

We only had a couple (or was it three?) gluhweins here. But they were really good. There is a really good atmosphere here.

Thank Norfolkseagull
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79 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016

It's just a cosy cafe close to Nieuwmarkt, not expensive with nice coffee. The staff was ok. i liked the decoration very much and I would recommend it if you are in the area

Thank Silver_Greece
Oxford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016 via mobile

Not a tourist trap but nice food and drink served with a smile. Don't worry about the red light district location - it's actually on a pleasant square.

Thank Brian M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $22
Bar, European, Spanish, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 1:00 am
9:00 am - 1:00 am
9:00 am - 1:00 am
9:00 am - 1:00 am
9:00 am - 1:00 am
9:00 am - 3:00 am
9:00 am - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nieuwmarkt 24, 1012 CR 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 20 624 2937

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Red Light District (De Wallen)

Neighborhood Profile
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 temple and more local treasures. Sure, there are some less salubrious activities drawing the curious to this age-old part of time. Nevertheless, the Red Light District is still a very safe and incredibly fascinating area where at the turn of a corner you can be transported from the dingy glow of modern day neon red to a glorious 16th century Delft blue dreamscape.
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