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The Mexican

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Vegetarian Friendly
36 Damstraat, 1012 JM Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 421 8298
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good44%
  • Average23%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible8%
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“fajitas” (29 reviews)
“rice” (15 reviews)
“beef” (10 reviews)
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Mexican, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
36 Damstraat, 1012 JM Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I only gave two stars because the food was moderately good. But this is no way authentic Mexican food. After experiencing so many different cuisines available in Amsterdam, my husband and I decided on Mexican as our last meal before traveling back home. First, let’s...More

Thank Melybean
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a night out, my friend and I needed something to straighten ourselves out. We stumbled upon The Mexican. Good, friendly service and decent food. Prices were fair. Good location just along Dam Square.

Thank Chippa368
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a Mexican I always like to try mexican food in other countries. So this place was close to our hotel and we decided to try it. Staff was nice and friendly (but slow, remember, no one gets in a hurry for anything here). Food...More

Thank Daniel K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place is very nice with affordable lunch menu(15€ I think). We shared duo dish if fajitas and another dish of meat/chicken and rice. Dishes were big and yummy. Only thing that was irritating was that the place is not serving tap water, which is...More

Thank Dana A
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Ok I feel bad writing this but it's an honest review. The staff were friendly. The food came quickly. However the Nachos I ordered were terrible. Instead of salsa they used this tomato stew thing that had everything from cauliflower to green beans in it....More

Thank Kirsty F
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

We were looking for something different on our last night in Amsterdam. We found this place just off the Dam Square. Service was lovely and good ok but not amazing. 50€ for an entree, two mains & two drinks

Thank louie_slippers
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Towards the end of our week in Amsterdam, we were craving some Mexican food. WOW! The decor made us smile, the food was of ample supply, and the taste was delicious! Actually, we wished that we had found it sooner so that we could return...More

Thank Snowbank79
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

We ordered the chicken fajitas and loved it..large portion and great taste.nice selection of cocktails and wines with pitchers at a reasonable price.

Thank Raki340
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

We stopped in this place a bit randomly but we enjoyed the food a lot! The staff is helpfull and kind Fajitas for 2 are huge so if you are small eaters maybe take one to share.

Thank Joyce R
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

It's very close to the dam square. We ordered veg nachos n enchiladas, which were both very cheesy and non authentic. The price, seeing the place was steep.

Thank V3AS
Red Light District (De Wallen)
To visit Amsterdam and not explore De Wallen (the
Dutch name for this area) or to go only to gawk at its
saucier aspects would mean missing the opportunity to
view some of the city’s most picturesque canals,
historic landmarks, and impeccably presented examples
of traditional local architecture – not to mention
Amsterdam’s own Chinatown, Europe’s largest Buddhist
temple and more local treasures. Sure, there are some
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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 Damstraat, 1012 JM Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Red Light District (De Wallen)
  • Neighbourhood: Red Light District (De Wallen)
  • Phone Number: +31 20 421 8298
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