Anyone searching for tasty Mexican food in Amsterdam should definitely check the following awesome restaurants. These excellent eateries serve a wide array of Mexican specialities, ranging from super filling burritos to slow-cooked, cochinita pibil.
Salsa Shop launched its first location earlier this decade and has already won over enough fans to justify opening five more additional restaurants in Amsterdam and Utrecht. These restaurant base their menus around authentic Mexican recipes and serve high-quality fast-food that’s packed with goodness.
Tacqueria lies around five minutes walk from two of the most popular spots in Amsterdam, namely: Leidseplein and Vondelpark. The restaurant serves five types of tacos that are stuffed with different ingredients such as pork, fish or chicken and then topped with homemade salsa, crispy cabbage and spicy chipotle cream.
As its name suggests this taco restaurant on Van Woustraat draws heavily from Chiapas cuisine and serves many meals that originate from this south-western Mexican state. Aside from delicious, well-balanced tacos, Chiapas Taco Cartel also serves several burrito based dishes and three types of rice bowls.
Looking for something quick, easy and filling? Then make sure to check out Burrito Maker on Haarlermerplein. This cosy canteen makes some of the best burritos in town and stuff their creations with fresh, hearty ingredients like grilled aubergine, black beans and streaky bacon. While most customers order takeout from Burtito Maker, there is a small seating area inside the canteen that’s big enough for small groups.
Even though it doesn’t really qualify as a Mexican restaurant it is worth mentioning Kriterion as this student-run arthouse cinema hosts Taco Tuesday every week. At these very affordable evenings guests can choose between several tasty €2 tacos then head over to one of Kriterion’s screening rooms to catch a movie.
Cocktail Bar, Restaurant, Mexican, Cuban, Caribbean, $$$
Calle Ocho’s dynamic menu mixes together recipes, flavours and techniques drawn from several Latin American cuisines. Central American cooking plays a major role within Calle Ocho’s kitchen and the restaurant usually has several Mexican staples on its changing, weekly menu. Calle Ocho also serves an impressive selection of tequila and rum based cocktails including fresh margaritas.
Aside from smaller dishes like tacos, quesadilla and enchiladas, Mexico Boulevard also serves an impressive variety of mouthwatering main courses based on authentic Mexican recipes. These hearty, larger dishes include several meals that revolve around slow-cooked meat as well as spicy seafood dishes.