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La Margarita Mexican

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Red Light District (De Wallen)
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Langebrugsteeg 6, 1012 GB Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 624 0529
Tue - Sun 17:00 - 01:00
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The interior of the restaurant is very stuffy. We managed to get the last spot outside on the veranda and it was a lovely evening watching the boats go by on the canal. The pineapple margarita was good so was the mojito. The food was ok. Not great. We had deep friend calamari, jalapeño poppers which were good. The nachos... More 

Thank JMA1982
Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had this restaurant recommended to us by the apartment we were staying in, so decided to give it a try. The restaurant was fairly small lending to a pleasant atmosphere with friendly staff. We had nachos to start which was plenty for us to share. I had the mixed tacos and Lou had dish similar to a Mexican lasagne for... More 

Thank Nathan-and-Lou
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

Chips with salsa and guacamole set the stage for a surprisingly good Mexican meal. We stumbled acrossed this restaurant after a long day of sightseeing as we were heading back towards our hotel. Living in New Mexico, we've tasted quite a few Mexican meals. La Margarita lived up to its name with awesome margaritas. We also tried the sangria (only... More 

Thank Cindy S
Lamargaritamexican, Manager at La Margarita Mexican, responded to this review

Hello Cindy We from Mexican Café-Restaurant La Margarita like to thank you for your review Best regards from the crewe of La Margarita More 

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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

We found this little restaurant off a side street by accident and decided to try it. Prices are reasonable and the staff was very pleasant and welcoming. Food was awesome! I love Mexican food and they did not disappoint us. The spices and flavours were just right! Good portions as well. The restaurant is not fancy but the main point... More 

Thank cruiserDurham
Lamargaritamexican, Manager at La Margarita Mexican, responded to this review
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wij van Mexicaans Café-Resaurant La Margarita Willen u bedanken voor u beoordeling met Vriendelijke groet David,Cristian,Zoe,Francis,Diana,Ray en Alex More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Wide choice of food for vegetarians, and kids get their own menu with a Mexican scene to colour. Good drink menu too. Best tables are on the first-floor balcony overlooking the canal, or first floor at the front.

Thank 680laurencer
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Dropped in here on spec, delighted with our find..,, flavours were spot on!! the fried chicken legs were the winner of starters (got as part of combo dish) and our fajitas were delish... got extra guacamole which was delicious. Staff were really nice and v attentive, great drinks selection, spent few hours here topped off with delish dessert... will go... More 

Thank tangowhiskey09
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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137 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Had a very pleasant Mexican meal at La Margarita in a very narrow street between Rokin and Oudezijds Voorburgwal. My companion had an excellent steak, grilled on charcoal with French fries and a salad. While I went the Mexican way with tacos and all the trimmings.Ample portions! Equally well prepared. Great was also the dessert: an alcoholic fried banana with... More 

Thank Christiaan v
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Cozy restaurant in the centre of Amsterdam but thanks to its location in a side street not very visible so not very touristy. Broad selection of Mexican dishes and about five different beers. You need to be lucky though because their beers sell out fast.

Thank Saint P
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 January 2017

I came for dinner with 6 friends visiting me from London. We have been waiting 20 mins to order, half a hour to get drinks and one hour and 20 mins to get terrible, flavourless food after threatening the careless waitress to leave without paying. The service, especially the tall brunette waitress than was supposed to take care of us,... More 

Thank ibnjubayr
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Tasty food, dishy waiter and nice table overlooking the canal.. my daughter and I loved it. My daughter is vegetarian, no problem, lots of options for her. I could see how inside might become a little crowed but we loved our table on the balcony and we were able to watch the boats and people go by. One of our... More 

Thank Evelyn W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$17 - US$21
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Langebrugsteeg 6, 1012 GB 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 20 624 0529
A little background about us....La Margarita, Mexican Cafe Restaurant, by the regulars just called "the Mexicans!" Has been a landmark restaurant for more than thirty years. Full of Mexican warmth, buzzing with a crazy Latin atmosphere, it really is hard to believe you are in the centre of Amsterdam, yet here , you can let your imagination go wild and enjoy many specialties from the Yucatan region of Mexico. Various delicious dishes like Fajita's, Taco, Burrito's, Tournedos Ranchero and Marinated Ninos Eros adorn our menu. Naturally we also serve Mexican beers, Margaritas and other cosmopolitan cocktails to enjoy with these dishes. You can end your dinner with a tasty dessert or, for the true enthusiast, a strong Mexican coffee with Kahlua, Tequila and Cream! But, La Margarita is more than just a restaurant, it's so flexible! Atmospheric enough to provide a perfect cosy dinner for two yet supple enough to cater for weddings, other receptions and groups of 10 or more at a table. A maximum of 98 people can be catered for "a la carte" if you wish, or, you can choose from a selected menu to suit your needs. We also offer a varied monthly menu from just 25,00 Per Person. For people requiring a gluten-free diet, we always have at least ten dishes on the menu that are gluten free. If you fancy a dish on the menu, which is not gluten free, our chef will gladly adjust the ingredients for you. To find us - Our address is Langebrugsteeg 6, between Rokin and Nes.

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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 less salubrious activities drawing the curious to this age-old part of time. Nevertheless, the Red Light District is still a very safe and incredibly fascinating area where at the turn of a corner you can be transported from the dingy glow of modern day neon red to a glorious 16th century Delft blue dreamscape.
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