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Los Pilones

#1,086 of 3,112 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Geldersekade 111, 1011 EN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
16:00 - 00:00
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151 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Centrally located a very nice Mexican restaurant with great quality food. We loved the food and the way, restaurant is decorated with paintings and colours. It's beautiful inside and food is awesome, you are looking for Mexican food then this is the place to be.

Thank siddhant k
Chichester, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Being lovers of Mexican food we decided to give this restaurant a try. Unfortunately it didn't live up to our expectations. Service was very slow and inattentive despite there being only 2 other tables of couples present. We asked for more nachos when ordering our meal , they never came. Service for more drinks was non existent. Our main meal... More 

Thank DaiJones2013
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

I loved Los Pilones and had been visiting all of their locations for many years. Last night, 3 of us (all women) decided to go in for a night cap before going home and close what had been an incredibly fun night prior to arrival. After ordering our drinks (2 beers and 1 margarita) and less than 5 minutes after... More 

Thank Danny K
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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Really good Mexican food,amazing mango margarita. The restaurant was very busy but we still got served in a very reasonable time and the staff were friendly. The only slight problem is it's a tad on the expensive side but still very nice.

Thank gemma b
Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I came here as most Mexican restaurants we visited did not disappoint, this was not the case. Service was extremely slow so we could only assume there was 1 server working the entire restaurant (which was fine, making us relax and chat a bit more). We ordered the nachos to start and beef tacos as a main.... More 

Thank starz555
New Delhi, India
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I love love love this place. The ambiance is friendly and casual, the cocktails are delicious, and the food is just plain yum! The staff is super friendly and nice and make you feel very comfortable. I highly recommend going here!

Thank aakritimathur
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Found this place on trip advisor with relatively good reviews. However clearly our definition of decent Mexican isn't the same as others. The food was absolutely vile. We arrives and was seated quickly. Every other table was given complementary tortilla chips. We wasn't! Nacho to start was good. Plenty of flavour and accompanied with the cocktail we thought we had... More 

Thank coll l
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Very nice food, happy staff and the atmosphere is very unique. We enjoyed our dinner very much and would definately come back.

Thank Annette S
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Super slow kitchen and food below the average. We ate veggie enchiladas and chicken enchiladas. It wasn't bad nor totally tasteless, but on the other hand not delicious either. 4 points from natchos, salsa and quacamole, but main dishes were absolutely not worth of 17 plus euros. More like Mexican fast food than a place to have a quality dinner.

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4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stumbled across this place on our weekend visit to Amsterdam. It was a Saturday night but luckily they weren't fully booked so were able to sit us straight away. We had the nachos and cheesy mushrooms to start. The nachos were amazing, so so tasty. The cheesy mushrooms were a little weird, not very Mexican tasting!... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Geldersekade 111, 1011 EN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Centrum
  • Neighbourhood: Centrum
  • Phone Number: 31-207760210
Los Pilones was established in 2001 by three Mexican brothers who aimed to bring the REAL taste of Mexico to Holland. Here you will find only traditional Mexican favourites, not burritos or hard shell tacos, just simple Mex-Mex cuisine and a bright and lively atmosphere unmatched anywhere else in Amsterdam.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Amsterdam’s buzzing hub, with its sprawling network of tram rails and a seemingly constant flow of tourists and commuters, yields convenient access to some of the best sightseeing, shopping, and street life in Europe. Closest at hand are the Royal Palace, the quaint shops of Haalremmerdijk, the pedestrianized zones Kalverstraat and Dam Square with popular neighborhoods such as the Red Light District, and the Canal Ring hardly more than a moment’s stroll away. With the well-connected Centraal Station as Centrum’s base, it's easy to travel farther afield via one of the city’s iconic trams.
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