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Best Mexican Restaurants in Amsterdam

Fully-loaded nachos, crunchy tacos, giant burrito rolls, cheesy quesadillas… Is there anything more satisfying than getting stuck into a messy Mexican meal? Amsterdam isn’t short of Mexican restaurants which will really hit the spot, even for those that’ve been across the pond for a taste of the real stuff. Not to worry if you’ve got a taco craving in Amsterdam, Mexican restaurants are all around the city ready to fill you up on spicy chicken and guacamole. Hungry yet? Read on for the best Mexican restaurants in Amsterdam…

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Chiapas Taco Cartel

Van Woustraat 29H, 1074 AB Amsterdam

When looking for the tastiest tacos in Amsterdam, Taco Cartel might just do the city’s best. Whether it’s crunchy chicken tacos, fish tacos or vegan veggie-packed tacos there is something for everyone. Here, it’s just tacos and burritos (also highly recommended) on the main menu, and nachos or quesadillas are served as something on the side. Enjoy a messy but delicious bite into a soft shell taco, packed with guacamole, salsa and your meat of choice - heaven! Plus, if you like margaritas, don’t miss the ones here as they’re seriously good.

Mr Haz

Egelantiersstraat 24, 1015 PM Amsterdam

Sit back and enjoy a Mexican feast in one of the most authentic taco spots in Amsterdam. Here, they make all they taco shells fresh by hand, while every topping is prepared in-house slowly and steadily to ensure all the extra delicious flavours are kept. Not every taco topping is completely Mexican, as Mr Haz takes inspiration from flavours around the world. It’s not the biggest restaurant, so if you want a taste then you may need to book in advance, however the food, decor and cocktails make that little more effort well worthwhile.

Los Pilones

Kerkstraat 59/63, 1017 GC Amsterdam

Good service, tasty nachos and amazing margaritas? Sounds like our kind of place. Order the nachos to start with shrimp or beef tacos to follow and get a load of the flavour explosion that hits you during a meal at Los Pilones. Serving up tacos, huevos rancheros, enchiladas and quesadillas, along with spicy salsas straight from Mexico and over 200 types of Mexican tequila and mezcal behind the bar, you know you’re in for a fiesta. The place was started by 3 Mexican brothers who came to Amsterdam in 2001, they decided the city needed more authentic Mexican restaurants and so Los Pilones was born!

Coba

Schaafstraat 4, 1021 KE Amsterdam

Up in Amsterdam Noord, Coba Taqueria is packed with character from the second you walk in until you finish your meal. While all ingredients used are fresh, local and high quality, they keep the flavour combinations interesting by giving the menu a revamp every week. The tacos are all served on corn tortillas with salsa made fresh from the kitchen, and we love the unique toppings they use. Expect options on the menu such as Mexican oysters, beef tongue tacos or tacos de pulpo (octopus) as well as some delicious vegan flavour combinations. If you’re anywhere near adventurous with your food, then there’s no doubt that you’ll love it. Plus, the interiors are pretty cool and quirky, creating a great atmosphere every time you eat here.

Louie Louie

Linnaeusstraat 11A, 1093 EC Amsterdam

Open from 9am until 1am, Louie Louie is the place to go, whether it’s for breakfast, lunch, dinner or drinks. Everything about this restaurant oozes a cool, laid-back vibe, including the kitchen which serves up a Mexican storm. Order a few portions of tacos, nachos and quesadilla, and share between a few people to get the real Louie Louie dining experience. For the vegetarians amongst you, there’s plenty on the menu to choose from.

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