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“Great prices, poor service”
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Ranked #3,073 of 3,750 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Groups, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Chicano's is the place to go in Amsterdam if you wish to enjoy great dishes from four different cuisines. From a juicy Argentinean steak or Mexican burrito's to spicy Spanish tapas and creamy Italian pasta's. With a 3 course-menu, you can make a journey through 3 different countries. That's what makes Chicano's perfect for groups, as there is a great choice for everyone.Chicanos few minutes walking form the shopping centrum Amsterdam , RIJKS Museum , Vondel park , Theater , Van Gough Museum , the beste Restaurant in Amsterdam in hart centrum Amsterdam for big Groups
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“Great prices, poor service”
Reviewed 21 March 2014 via mobile

Roped in by a man on the street, it seemed to be a lively, fairly busy place but I think that was mainly because we had to wait 45 mins for our food. When the food eventually came it wasn't the worst hence the 2 rating rather than 1. Also, the free drink was little over the size of a shot. Wouldn't recommend

1 Thank Mike B
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Hungarian first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
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English first
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208 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Good deal fajitas!”
Reviewed 10 February 2014

Good deal on the board for fajitas and a free drink! We paid less than the menu price as it was a deal on the board. This deal was on for all the time we were there, so we ate there a few times! Even had a free nacho starter! We sat inside but we could've sat outside. Toilets are 'hidden' behind the bar! If you have a deal off the board, make sure the bill reflects the correct price. I had to point this out once. We had a chicken fajita and a prawn one. Both good value and plenty to eat...they are 'make your own, as they supply all the tortillas etc.. separately.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank traveller-pg
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Brampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Worst restaurant visit ever”
Reviewed 8 February 2014

This used to be a good place about 5 years ago but it appears that it has been taken over and merged with another restaurant. It is much larger than it used to be and I'm sure it was closed the previous year when we were in Amsterdam.

This was the worst experience I have ever had to date. When we arrived and were seated the noise was unbearable. The music was so loud that the diners were having to shout over it. We asked to be reseated in a quieter location, when we were eventually moved after repeated requests we then had to chase up our order. When the food came it was mediocre at best. We had to chase up drink refills that we ordered but didn't arrive and then to add insult to injury when we finally got the check there were addition items not ordered that we had to get removed.

If you have been before more than a couple of years ago, don't expect the same experience. I would say it is best avoided at all costs.

Visited January 2014
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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“BRILLIANT second visit”
Reviewed 27 December 2013

My partner and I ate here on Christmas day and we definitely were not disappointed with a single aspect of it. The service was extremely friendly and our waitress was really nice, We had a good laugh when ordering our meals and our waitress seemed to be really enjoying herself despite working on Christmas day. I ordered chicken tacos and my partner had steak. The service was fast, very professional and the food was gorgeous. We had loved our first visit to Chicano's in March 2013 and again we loved this visit. The interior is nicely decorated, lots of vibrant colours and the atmosphere is very laid-back and party-like! Will definitely be making a third stop here on our next trip to the city. Thanks for making our Dec 25th dinner a special one!

  • Visited December 2013
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“nice, crowded place”
Reviewed 26 October 2013

We visited this place twice on our 5 days trip to Amsterdam. First time we ate special deal with Mixed grill (you get 3types of meat, such as steak, chicken and ribs with side of small salad and fries). Meat was nice, especially for the price. 2days later, we got stop by people, whose job eventually was to bring customers inside and we've decided to go with Mexican. Tasty Enchiladas- not to big, but we were full, so let's say right portion. We got shocked how they served Chilli con carne. I've never seen anything like this, but I gotta admit, it was just perfect, one of the best chilli con carne I've tried in my life. A+ for that.

PROS- size, taste, price
CONS- it's quite crowded inside. so if you look for a quite and romantic dinner, you can get a bit disappointed, but if you look for busy full of people place, you should give a try.

Thank Alice S
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