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It all started in 2001 when 3 Mexican brothers settled in Amsterdam and decided to introduce authentic Mexican cuisine in The Netherlands. 100% Mex-Mex! Los Pilones is a Mexican cantina style concept, serving fresh home made food and drinks in a colourful and vibrant atmosphere – a fiesta straight from Mexico to Amsterdam. Open for lunch and dinner, 7 days a week from noon, you can drop in for tacos, enchiladas, quesadillas, huevos rancheros, fresh margaritas, micheladas, over 200 different kinds of 100% agave tequilas and mezcal. Pilón in Mexico means “a little extra” and that is exactly what they intend to give you when you visit Los Pilones!
$5 - $20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Mexican, Latin, Central American
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed February 13, 2021 via mobile

We ordered tacos to take away. I can only say they were delicious!! So tasty!!! Very well prepared to take away too. Can't wait to eat them again.

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed October 3, 2020

We had a nice lunch sitting outside. The taco dishes were very nice. The margaritas were large and of good strenght

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 23, 2020 via mobile

The atmosphere is authentic, the waiters are friendly ! The tacos and enchiladas are amazing , the ingredients what they use are fresh and tasty , however they increased the prices recently and even before wasn’t a cheap place (20eur for tacos it’s a bit...too much ) Ps. Their margarita is still best in town !More

Date of visit: April 2020
Reviewed August 17, 2020 via mobile

We had some dinner here with friends, the pitchers margaritas were great (little headache in the morning). Food was nice, good restaurant to share some food. We had several taco's and quesadilla's, looked and tasted good. Service was alright, might even be easier if you...talk Spanish yourself. Can be quite noisy in the restaurant. Fine place to eat with friends.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed July 22, 2020

We went in in July 2020 during the Covid-19 Pandemic. As we went in, great atmosphere, enough physical distance. The reservation we made was confirmed by mail, but staff had no clue we made reservations. Not off to a great start. As we ordered, the...appetizer came after the meal. Apparently you have to order separately , first appetizer, once it's done, you order your main. The Margarita cocktail was very good and the food was very good, so I totally understand the high ratings. Kudos to bar & kitchen staff! However, service was not the best you can expect, certainly not in Covid-19 periods. No physical distancing, as it got very very busy we were uncomfortable and left.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed July 12, 2020

What a pleasure to be back at Los Pilones. Frendly place, great tacos and micheladas, authentic mexican music. Que rico!

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed June 5, 2020

I booked a table in this restaurant and I regret it at all. I asked for a glass of wine which was given to me in a simple water glass, then we ordered a tacos (19.75 super expensive but throught was worth it ) and...was terrible, looked that was cooked a week before. Even the lime wasnt fresh which takes 30 second to be cut. The order came to us after 3 minutes that we asked for it, too fast to be fresh. At the end we coudn't eat it, and we complaint to the waiter, but we had to pay anyway 47,50 FOR THAT. I was very disappointed and I felt that my money were stolen. NEVER going back again.More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed June 5, 2020

We had an amazing time and dinner at los pilones. Due to the circumstances the bar was very quiet and peaceful. The service was very good and the food even better. I really recommend it to people who love mexican food.

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed January 12, 2020

Ate here for dinner with a party of four. Small restaurant and very busy, but was lucky to have a table open as soon as I arrived. Staff very nice! So pleasant when the Staff is courteous - smiling, happy to help, spoke English. Food...was tasty and the salsa and chips were good! Margaritas were strong - way to go! A little pricey, but you're in a European capital city. Restaurant in Mexican decor with similar music. An authentic feel. Overall a pleasant dining experience - recommended.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed January 3, 2020 via mobile

I’m always on the hunt for great Mexican food and drink no matter where I go. Los Pilones did not disappoint! The Paloma was delicious, salsas were great, loved the vegetarian options!

Date of visit: November 2019
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January 12, 2018|
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Response from 691rianner | Reviewed this property |
Hi Claudia. I’m afraid I can’t help you. However, on there website they promote with “7 days a week tacos from 12.00”. I do think they have one menu “all day”. You could call them!
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April 20, 2017|
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Response from Gwendolyn G | Property representative |
All cards are accepted however with creditcard a minimum of €25 euros must be spent ✌🏻
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