In May I wrote about Los Pilones in Kerkstraat – a simple and honest Mexican place that delivers exactly what it should: Good enchiladas, tacos, salsa and guacamole in a bar-style atmosphere with small tables, Inca style symbolics and Corona and Tecate commercials.

On a recent trip to the Jordaan, I finally managed to check out the second Los Pilones restaurant in the Jordaan. It’s on the 1e Anjeliersdwaarsstraat, near Westerstraat and close to Jordaan drinking institutions like De Blaffende Vis and Cafe de Tuin.

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Los Pilones in the Jordaan delivers the same no frills Mexican food in a similarly authentic but more light and modern decor. The menu and drinks lists are identical. The design is similar, making the Jordaan location the cooler and more urban sibling of the original Los Pilones. There are large cartoon style drawings on the walls and quirky figurines on display.

The food is just as simple and good – tacos y cerveza!

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