In January I told you in this blog post that Arriba Arriba would soon open its doors in Amsterdam. Good news: they’re open! I went there straight away to check it out for you. And also for myself actually. Ever since our trip to Mexico I know what authentic Mexican food should taste like, so I was curious what they would serve at Arriba Arriba.
They’re housed in a big building on the Rozengracht, very close to the Westerkerk (church) and the Prinsengracht (canal). The interior is very colorful. When you enter you’ll find shelves on the wall in the colors of the Mexican flag with colorful accessoires on each shelve.
Arriba Arriba focusses on Mexican and South-American street food. I remember when I was in Mexico how the locals would often buy there food at stalls on the street, so street-food is very popular in Central and South America.
They’re open for lunch, dinner, snacks and drinks 7 days a week.
On the table you’ll find a variety of salsa’s, variying from mild to extra spicy. So you can choose one that fits you. They use real corn tortilla’s at Arriba Arriba. The way they make them in Mexico as well! They’re gluten free as they’re made with corn instead of wheat.
As you might know, I love avocado! So guacamole is always one of my favorite ingredients at a Mexican restaurant. At Arriba Arriba they sell Guacamole de Pina; guacamole with pineapple, apple, coriander and pommegranate seeds.
Don’t expect starters and mains at Arriba Arriba. They work with a shared dining concept. Just order a bunch of dishes with your table and have your own Mexican food fest!
They also have several good vegetarian options at Arriba Arriba. I had these cauliflower tostadas with red cabbage, pumpkin seeds and chipotle sauce.
They also have frozen margaritas! I went for the strawberry version but you can also go for tequila or agave frozen margaritas.