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“Very good meat, expensive”

Villa Maria Restaurant-Amsterdam
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Ranked #149 of 3,763 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Very good meat, expensive”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2014

One of the many many many Argentinian Steak Houses in Amsterdam. We happened by chance to stumble through the door after a very long day wandering the capital during the Kings Birthday celebrations.

We were very lucky because any number of these other Argentinian steak houses are a hit or miss. This was our lucky day.

Although expensive for our pockets it was not overpriced when compared to other places in Amsterdam. My Lamb was absolutely great and five sides made it the largest portion of lamb I ever got on a single plate. My hubby chose a selection of three different cuts and it turned out quite nicely as well.

We were surprised by the size of the kids menu that could easily have satisfied a growing 12 year old. Our 3 year old daughter obviously had way too much but again the quality was very good. The sausages were very nice and she really enjoyed the fries,

We can recommend and would return often if it wasn't a three hour drive from where we live. If ever again in Amsterdam we will make the detour.

  • Visited April 2014
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the north west
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Fabulous food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2014

Ricardo made us so welcome we went back the night after the food was simply beautiful ,,,we couldn't fault it and we loved the atmosphere ..

Visited February 2014
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“TO AVOID: Typical horrible touristy place, terrible service”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2014

I live in Amsterdam fulltime and went to this restaurant because I had a gift card. It was a horrible experience and I do not recommend this restaurant to anyone unless you don't mind feeling uncomfortable all dinner long.

A very rude guy approaches people in the street to drag them inside the empty restaurant.
We were seated next to the street window with no choice of seating anywhere else. The restaurant was almost empty so it was clearly a strategy from the owner to attract customers from outside. It felt terrible to be treated like marketing meat.
We first ordered a couple of beers and steaks. The waiter was insisting a lot for us to order more and more. We went for some bread and garlic butter. The bread and butter were low quality industrial products. You can find better at Albert Heijn. The fries were also industrial and mayonnaise was brought into individual plastic pockets. Terrible. The steak was cold.........

We asked for the check as soon as we were done and again the waiter insisted for us to order desert or cocktails. He let us wait for the bill during 20 minutes probably because we were seating next to the street window and attracting customers. He tried to charge us for 4 beers instead of two.

I felt like a milking cow all dinner long and I hated it. The food was bad and the service was terrible. Avoid this place, there are much much better places in the neighborhood for the same range of price.

  • Visited February 2014
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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2014

Excellent ribs,friendly manager.great food.reasonable prices.there are similar restaurants along the strip but this one is fantastic!

  • Visited January 2014
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Barton-upon-Humber, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2013

We went in this restaurant & had the rib, they cam with a very good salad & fries. The ribs are the best we have ever had the sauce was fantastic. When we finished they brought us some more ribs & asked if we wanted some salad or fries too. We just had the ribs its all we could manage. We had the garlic braed & olives as a starter which was very nice too, all washed down with good wine.

The service is very good nothing was too much trouble, we had a good night out & will go again next time we are in Amsterdam.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank John W
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