Los Pilones Leidseplein

Amsterdam-Leidseplein

4 / 5

May 11, 2018

Part of an Amsterdam micro-chain (there are three branches in all), the colourful Los Pilones near Leidseplein, offers, hands down, some of the best Mexican food and cocktails - in the city.

Part of an Amsterdam micro-chain (there are three branches in all), the colourful Los Pilones near Leidseplein, offers, hands down, some of the best Mexican food and cocktails – in the city. Run by two chaps from Mexico, there’s a sense of real pride in their country’s culinary heritage on display which elevates this place above many generic Mexican offerings. They serve top notch margaritas in regular lime, as well as strawberry or mango versions which are generously measured and come with a little jug on the side to top up your glass (something of which we whole-heartedly approve). They also stock some 60 different varieties of tequila altogether, alongside a good range of Mexican beers, including Negra Modelo, Dos Equis, and Michelada. On the food front, they serve a range of authentic salas, tacos try the fish tacos with zingy pineapple and chipotle mayo enchiladas, quesadillas, and moles. Inside it’s a bright and vibrant place, faintly rustic in décor, with murals on the wall and comfy leather banquettes. The atmosphere is lively and friendly, but the room is on the small side, so you may want to book ahead – especially if you plan on rocking up with a group of friends.

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