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“A tasty and lively Tex/Mex restaurant”

Alfonso's Mexican & Grill Restaurant
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Ranked #598 of 4,398 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
Reviewed January 5, 2014

Located in the centre of Amsterdam, in a street where many good restaurants can be found.
If you like tex/mex, the food is really good, as is the service. The place is rather small and quickly full at meal times, so its good to arrive early or to book a table. Compared to Brussels, where we live, it is rather expensive, as are most restaurants in Amsterdam. Warning: its a steep climb up to the restrooms on the first floor… not advised for elder persons and/or persons with a walking difficulty.

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Reviewed December 19, 2013

This restaurant is in a street with so much choice for foodies. We fancied something a bit different on our last night in Amsterdam. Looked good from outside , huge cactus in the window. We were shown to a table at rhe back personally a table at the front would have been nicer. Service was swift, had starters and mains. Enchiladas to start which were ok , just warm, burritos for mains, now I don't eat a great deal of Mexican food so maybe my choice led to my disappointment as they were similar type dishes , very heavy , the burritos had spicy chicken in , not that spicy and again merely warm, the refried beans again were tepid. Some other customers had the fajitas which did look good and were sizzling. That did look a better choice. The whole cost incl drinks was about 70 euro. All in all ok but nothing special.

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Reviewed October 5, 2013

We recently revisited this cozy, friendly spot after a 25 year absence. We had no reservations on a Thursday evening in September, but got a table after a reasonably short wait. Coming from the city where fajitas were invented (no, it's not a Mexican creation), we were impressed with the lamb fajitas, which were easily eaten despite the bone in one piece. We washed it down with a pair of margaritas, which were sour and tasted of bad tequila. The service and the ambience were excellent. At 45 euros just for the 2 fajita plates and a single guacamole dip, and a total bill of 80 euros including a small, drink-money tip, Alfonso's, like many other popular spots in the city, has become a little too pricy for our retired pocketbook.

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1  Thank Dantexan
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Reviewed August 29, 2013

We visited this Mexican restaurant several years ago and hunted it out again. Still a friendly place with good food at reasonable prices.

Thank MaryClive
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Reviewed July 26, 2013

Have been remiss for not posting this the past several years....we are ex-pats living in Mexico this past 22 years and would be hard pressed to remember having a Mexican meal better than I found in Alfonso's.....it's a very special place which we love to take our friends who live in Amsterdam...food is not only fantastic but the service matches it perfectly ....

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Thank bajajo
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