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Los Pilones

#1,086 of 2,996 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighbourhood:
Centrum
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Geldersekade 111, 1011 EN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 620 0323
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16:00 - 00:00
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Tue - Sun 16:00 - 00:00
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Chichester, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

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bolton
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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 

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Thank starz555
New Delhi, India
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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!

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Thank aakritimathur
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 

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Thank coll l
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

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

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Thank Annette S
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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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Thank 89loz
Norway
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55 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

The food was in deed very good. Small restaurant, smallest kitchen facilities ever seen. Just a shame it took ages before the six of us got our enchiladas and tacos. This was not even a busy time, plenty of tables were free and most guests were only having an afternoon drink. Had the service been faster, this had been a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 00:00
Thursday
16:00 - 00:00
Friday
16:00 - 00:00
Saturday
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 20 620 0323
Description
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Centrum

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Centrum
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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