We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ratings and reviews

RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere

Details

CUISINES
Mexican, American, Bar, Diner
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Live Music, Non-smoking restaurants, Gift Cards Available
View all details
features, about
Reviews (64)
We perform checks on reviews
Tripadvisor’s approach to reviews
Before posting, each Tripadvisor review goes through an automated tracking system, which collects information, answering the following questions: how, what, where and when. If the system detects something that potentially contradicts our community guidelines, the review is not published.
When the system detects a problem, a review may be automatically rejected, sent to the reviewer for validation, or manually reviewed by our team of content specialists, who work 24/7 to maintain the quality of the reviews on our site.
Our team checks each review posted on the site disputed by our community as not meeting our community guidelines.
Learn more about our review moderation.
Filter reviews
19 results
Traveller rating
1
8
7
2
1
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
Traveller rating
1
8
7
2
1
See what travellers are saying:
Sort and selected filters
Sort FilterEnglish
Updating list...
Reviewed 30 June 2021

This restaurant was located close to our hotel on the same street. The interior is stylish but inside it was very dark because there were very few windows. Amarillo is a chain restaurant in Finland. We have visited many of them. The menu is the...same at every Amarillo. After our Rovaniemi visit, I have always ordered a chicken halloumi burger because it was so delicious there. In Lahti, it was okay but didn't get to my TOP3. The service was friendly.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed 19 September 2020 via mobile

food was good but expensive. stuff working there was pretty rude towards us. we had to wait for the bill 30’ and had to go stand up and go to where the waitress was chatting with another worker.

Date of visit: September 2020
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed 23 February 2019 via mobile

As world tourer I must say that this restaurant provided a feeling of US . Great food, and absolutely amazing service by visiting waitress Mia from soon opening Amarillo restaurant in Hämeelinna. Big hand and thanks!

Date of visit: February 2019
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed 23 December 2018 via mobile

A nice place ... new .. certainly recently restored. The food was good !! . But of service we can only complain. We entered and the waiter told us that in the middle of the hall there they are free tables. Seated they bring us...the menu after 15 minutes. After another waitress arrives and asks us if the drinks have already been ordered ... take the order and leave ... after about 30 minutes the food arrives. Waiter disappeared ...... to pay I had to wait so long !! Sure that this is just my vision ...... it may be that it is your way of working and serving a customer ....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

Nice atmosphere and good food! We were 12 persons, and everybody was happy with their meal and the service.

Date of visit: June 2018
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed 20 October 2016

We were a very large group of people looking for an unusually late dinner (21.00pm). The whole of Lahti city was closed and we were so glad to find this restaurant open. Not only they allowed us to stay and have dinner but they tried...to accommodate us with all our special orders, and trust me, we did ask for a lot of strange things. The staff were extremelly helpful going the extra mile to make sure they gave us everything we needed. The restaurant decor is not the finest, it's a bit noisy but it's great to go with friends and have a lively dinner!More

Date of visit: October 2016
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed 4 July 2016

We were passing through Lahti on Sunday evening (6pm) and wanted to have a dinner somewhere nice. We were astonished that most of the restaurants were closed, hardly anything was open, even the mall Duo was closed! So without waiting too much time, we picked...something which was open that felt appropriate. Amarillo was your pick. We knew what kind of food they would be serving because we have visited this chain other restaurants, e.g. in Tampere. We interior of the restaurant is quite dark. I guess that is on purpose because it functions as a bar/night club also. It is very spacious also to accomodate many customers. We chose one of the tables (by a dancing floor?), it was a bit tight to squeeze yourself to the bench. Your feet were trapped to the table legs. The menu was as expected (mexican style), I took vegan burger while the others took fajitas and salmon. It took a reasonable time to prepare the meals (not too long, not too quick) and the fajitas came straight from the oven, you could still hear the sizzle. The vegan burger was ok with nice mango salsa although the veggie steaks lost texture and became mushy. The roasted sweet potatoes were great. The fajitas came in a large basket. Maybe a bit too large because 2 baskets could hardly fit in a table of 4. Had we all ordered fajitas, we would have needed to take 2 tables I guess.. The service was good, friendly, effective and professional. No problems there.More

Date of visit: July 2016
Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed 26 February 2016

Quite normal tex-mex place but offering nice lunch on weekdays. As tried once lunch it was great with 10euros you got salad buffet and main dish (choose from 3 options) and also coffee and tea with some dessert. Also food from menu is nice nothing...special but good price/quality ratio.More

Date of visit: February 2016
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed 13 November 2015

Place is nice, atmosphere is cosy and friendly, and the food is better than one would expect in a pub-like restaurant. We took 2 times ribs and 2 times bacon steak, other was ordered raw and other was ordered medium, and both portions were excellent...! Escpecially the ribs were fantastic ! Very friendly and humorous waitress, who also spoke well English, created a nice experience for our international guests. The beers served in ice-coated pints, were absolutely great !More

Date of visit: November 2015
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed 8 July 2015

Decent food, not anything you would have tried at another tex-mex- place before. They used to have more vegetarian/vegan dishes but they seem to be gone from the new menu, so not much where to choose from. The restaurant is also very dark, so even...on a sunny day you feel like eating in a cave..More

Date of visit: February 2015
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed 27 June 2015 via mobile

On a busy Saturday evening. Amarillo was the first restaurant in Lahti with a free table for five by-passers. As Amarillo is a chain restaurant, there is not much to say about the menu and food- it is the standard Amarillo stuff, basic/ ok tex-mex....However, shrimp taco was a pleasant surprise. The interior was quite dark and an ominous feeling was cast by two(!) doormen. Lahti- the crime capital of Finland... A basic 3-star restaurant. My rating is fou stars because of the very friendly and helpful staff, thanks to them!More

Date of visit: June 2015
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed 29 May 2015 via mobile

We wanted to go somewhere that wasn't downmarket, a burger chain or only offered an expensive a LA carte menu. Amarillo offers a main meal with two sides, sauce and a cake and coffee for under 13 Euro per person. I had pulled pork and...my partner had salmon. Both were great. The waitress spoke perfect English and went through the menu before ordering. The brownies are to die for.More

Date of visit: May 2015
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed 7 August 2013

As it was a nice summer day, we decided to have lunch outside. As there was no staff around, we went inside to collect menus. The waitress immediately announced that we shouldn't have minors with us on the terrace as per the Finnish alcohol legislation....After convincing that my six month old son was not about to have a beer, she handed over the menus. We ordered two burgers and a beef burrito. I requested that one of the burgers would not have any parsley or other greens added to it, which resulted even the coleslaw missing from the plate. Even though the food was ordered at the same time, one portion arrived much sooner than the rest of the food. When we pointed this out to the waitress, she only offered excuses but not an apology. The food was typically average for a chain restaurant but the rude staff really put us off. I'm not tempted to visit this place again.More

Date of visit: July 2013
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed 10 April 2013

Upon entering I asked expexted waiting time. Waiter told 35mins. After an hour I get my food... and place wasn't even close to full. Also service wasn't friendly, didn't feel like wanted. Not going this place again.

Helpful?1  
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Reviewed 2 April 2013

Quite dark place with no much light. A lot of space. We had burgers and they were of good quality. Service was kind. Typical mexican chain restaurant in Finland.

Date of visit: March 2013
Helpful?
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
Solo Sokos Hotel Lahti Seurahuone
357 reviews
.11 km away
Scandic Lahti City
150 reviews
.30 km away
Kauppahotelli
90 reviews
.34 km away
Comfort Hotel Lahti
2 reviews
.34 km away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
Popot Cafe & Bistro
176 reviews
.09 km away
Santa Fe
155 reviews
.05 km away
Mamma Maria
460 reviews
.10 km away
Trattoria Seurahuone
149 reviews
.12 km away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
Ristinkirkko
45 reviews
.26 km away
Radio and TV Museum
24 reviews
.61 km away
Lahti City Hall
26 reviews
.37 km away
Lahti Historical Museum
23 reviews
.43 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Amarillo staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing

AMARILLO, Lahti - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews - Tripadvisor

Frequently Asked Questions about Amarillo

Yes, Amarillo offers takeaway services.

Amarillo is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3
  • Atmosphere: 3.5