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Los Pilones Cantina Mexico

$$ - $$$
Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
Mexican, Latin, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
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Kerkstraat 63 | Kerkstraat 59, 1017 GC Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 320 4651
10:00 - 00:00
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Mon 16:00 - 00:00
Tue - Sun 10:00 - 00:00
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fresh and tasty, colouful interior. I love this place! We ate exclusively at Los Pilones whilst in Amsterdam for 4 days. In live with the MOLE! Enchiladas de mole- yum yum! And the cocktails...well, you just can't get any better than these. Also..the best tequila ever- it's so smooth! See you next year or sooner I hope, Los Pilones!

Thank cazvegas2015
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited the Los Pilones Cantina with my girlfriend. We were told by the hotel that if we like mexican food we had to go there. We ordered the same food, however it was delivered in less than 10 minutes. Very fast and nice service We had a great experience and the Pina Colada is one of the best we've... More 

Thank Nicolai R
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8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The first meal in Amsterdam. The food was excellent and the atmosphere was very good. Oaxaqueños was just perfect. I might have to try to duplicate it at home.

Thank Jarkka K
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you like Mexican cuisine, this is one of the best restaurants in Amsterdam! Great true Mexican food at a fair price, everything is cooked at the moment and the menu gives quite a choice. You also have to try the cocktails, it was the best margarita I ever had...

Thank Arianna T
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5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The margaritas and guacamole was a really good start! Tasty and well cooked Mexican dinner. The staff was very friendly and tentative.

Thank Josefin H
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Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

This eve I had dinner at Los Pilones. This place is simply amazing, great cocktails (margaritas or Bloody Mary). Tasty and fresh food, I simply love their tacos! The location is also great. Totally recommended.

Thank Michele C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 April 2017

We wanted to return to Los Pilones after finding it tucked away in Jordaan 2 years ago. We got in touch with Sonja who told us that the restaurant has moved, and she booked us a table in advance of travelling from the UK. As we remembered, the food was fantastic. The nachos were piled high, the tacos were delicious... More 

Thank Rob S
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

Fantastic Mexican food, great margaritas, super service and all for a very good price. Looking for Mexican in Amsterdam, look no further than Los Pilones.

Thank 1kiwi1976
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Reviewed 9 April 2017

We both had the enchilada de mole, which was outstanding. The small establishment was packed but the service was friendly and efficient.

Thank TheWanderingJoe
Marlborough, Massachusetts, United States
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

We sat at the bar because the restaurant was very full and had a lovely chat with the bartender! The food was excellent and there are vegetarian options. Delicious!

Thank Billy C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Mexican, Latin, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kerkstraat 63 | Kerkstraat 59, 1017 GC Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Neighbourhood: Canal Ring (Grachtengordel)
  • Phone Number: +31 20 320 4651
Los Pilones was founded by three Mexican brothers who settled in Amsterdam in 2001. Their concept was to bring the REAL taste of traditional Mexican to Holland, using the best imported Mexican ingredients such as their own brand of salsas, chillis and tequila. No burritos or hard shell tacos can be found on the menu, just simple, authentic Mex-Mex cuisine. After 10 successful years in Amsterdam, the two Los Pilones' restaurants have developed into bright and bustling local hot-spots, attracting tourists and visitors from all over the world.

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