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Submitted by 3libras     September 07, 2008    
 
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Los Pilones Cantina Mexico

Los Pilones is a quaint Mexican cantina situated near the Leidseplein in the city center of Amsterdam. They have a very good mexican food and an excellent array of tequilas. They probably have around 120 different types to choose from, all varying in price and flavors. The owners are friendly and quite knowledgeable about tequilas. They are also launching their own brand of tequila, "Los Pilones".

There are two locations now in Amsterdam, the other in the Jordaan district. This location has a different range of tequilas and is a very nice and different layout from the other location. Reservations recommended.

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The original Los Pilones is a small little bar hidden on a side street just off from the Leidseplein. It is only open for dinner starting at 4pm. By far the best tequila selection I found in Amsterdam, running around 100 varieties. The staff had a pretty good knowledge of tequilas. The two brothers who own the bar were very nice and definitely knew their stuff. They were behind the release of their own private label tequila, Los Pilones, only sold there in Amsterdam to my knowledge.
The food was wonderful. We found many items on the menu quite enjoyable. It did have a little bit of a twist on some things, but it worked. We found ourselves there quite often. Check out the choriqueso, an appetizer consisting of melted cheese with chorizo sevred with fresh hot tortillas. Wonderful!! The price was good as well, quite reasonable for the area.
Every time I went to this place it was busy. Reservations are definitely recommended. I saw just as many locals there as I did tourists. It always had a good ambiance about it, with the Mayan and Aztec painted walls and metal stamped pillars. It just really worked.
While I was in Amsterdam they also opened a new location in the Jordaan district. Check this one out too if you get the chance. They had a little different tequila selection, with the same great food and just as nice ambiance, with a little lighter feel. Both locations are small so they fill up quick.
If you are anywhere near Amsterdam and need a tequila fix, this place is a must, even if just for a quick bite. One of my favorite places.
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Reviewed by 3libras June 14, 2010
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The original Los Pilones is a small little bar hidden on a side street just off from the Leidseplein. It is only open for dinner starting at 4pm. By far the best tequila selection I found in Amsterdam, running around 100 varieties. The staff had a pretty good knowledge of tequilas. The two brothers who own the bar were very nice and definitely knew their stuff. They were behind the release of their own private label tequila, Los Pilones, only sold there in Amsterdam to my knowledge.
The food was wonderful. We found many items on the menu quite enjoyable. It did have a little bit of a twist on some things, but it worked. We found ourselves there quite often. Check out the choriqueso, an appetizer consisting of melted cheese with chorizo sevred with fresh hot tortillas. Wonderful!! The price was good as well, quite reasonable for the area.
Every time I went to this place it was busy. Reservations are definitely recommended. I saw just as many locals there as I did tourists. It always had a good ambiance about it, with the Mayan and Aztec painted walls and metal stamped pillars. It just really worked.
While I was in Amsterdam they also opened a new location in the Jordaan district. Check this one out too if you get the chance. They had a little different tequila selection, with the same great food and just as nice ambiance, with a little lighter feel. Both locations are small so they fill up quick.
If you are anywhere near Amsterdam and need a tequila fix, this place is a must, even if just for a quick bite. One of my favorite places.

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