Review #86 Villa Maria, Amsterdam

After fine dining at lunchtime and an afternoon strolling around town we were after less sophisticated eats in the evening. Which was fine because we were in a pretty unsophisticated part of town.

I’m always (rightly) suspicious of restaurants that have pictures of their food in the window but we were hungry and one of us needed a top up of cow so we opted for Villa Maria.

Don’t let the signage fool you – VM is definitely not Argentinian. I mean surely even the most rudimentary of minds would realise that Buenos Aires is not renowned for the mambo but the soundtrack here would tell you otherwise. So let’s forget authenticity, what about the food?

It was a relief to find that the meat was good, served Argentinian-style (?!?) on skewers with a good helping of salad and chips. What? You mean that this is the same review as for De Twee Grieken? Well, save for the décor and the nationality of the waiting staff (Indian on this occasion I think) it was pretty much groundhog evening. Except for the wine, Heineken was consumed instead.


To see which other restaurants I’ve visited in 2016 check out my GoogleMap

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Blue Badge guide to London and academic specialising in early twentieth century history. Blogging on history, academia, and food and culture in the capital (and occasionally elsewhere).

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