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Coba Taqueria Amsterdam: for Mexican tacos and grasshoppers in North

10 July 2017
Photo credit: © Coba Taqueria

Coba Taqueria Amsterdam closes when everything is finished

Very good news for everybody who loves Mexican food! In Amsterdam North just opened a real taqueria  where you can order different tacos ánd grasshoppers. You can find this new Mexican spot, Coba Taqueria Amsterdam, in the Schaafstraat in North, behind Hotel de Goudfazant and a few doors next to FC Hyena. Owner Mirthe van der Schoot loves, loves, loves  the Mexican cuisine and couldn’t wait to open Coba Taqueria, named after the old Mayan town Cobá in Mexico.

Together with chef Joachim de Buck (no family ;-)) they are now serving tacos. Exactly what we like. What to get at Coba Taqueria Amsterdam? Order for example the stuffed Tacos Canasta (three different tacos, served a nice basket), Tacos Al Pastor (tortillas filled with pork attorney, pineapple with a marinade of achiote and a little bit of chili) or the Tostadas. Tip: don’t forget to order a fresh tropical pineapple or watermelon juice. You’ll feel like you’re in Mexico right away!

Order the cocktail Mescal at Coba Taqueria Amsterdam

Do you want to go all out and really eat like a Mexican? Order the Mescal, a cocktail with watermelon with chili powder, orange with worm salt and a grasshopper. Yes really! Eating insects is completely normal in Mexico, so also at Coba Taqueria.

Nice: This Mexican spot closes its doors when everything is empty, including the grasshoppers. So don’t make it too late for them, try one! Btw, the interior really makes us think of Mexico. The room is filled with flowers and plants, has yellow accents, a concrete floor, brown wooden chairs and a long bar to enjoy a long evening.

Amsterdam Bucketlist
Canal Cruise by day or in the evening
A bike tour through Amsterdam OR Rent a bike by yourself
The best view over Amsterdam from the A’DAM Lookout
Visit Artis Royal Zoo
Rijksmuseum with the Dutch masters
Van Gogh Museum, a staple in Amsterdam
Stedelijk Museum for modern art lovers
MOCO Museum for street art
Photography museum FOAM
Amsterdam Light Festival (during winter months)
Cruise like a local with your own boat (great with good weather!)
Discover the Instagrammable experience WONDR
Red Light District tour
Get out of town and into the Dutch country side of Giethoorn

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Our favourite hotels:
Generator Hostel: the best poshtel of the city located in a park.
The Student Hotel: budget proof in trendy East.
Het Volkshotel: affordable and with a cool rooftop bar.
CitizenM: all you need is that XL bed (location near Amstel is great).
Motel One: budget design hotel with locations at
Hotel V: with two locations and a great restaurant, in the city center and East.
Sir Adam: with the coolest view over Amsterdam.
Sweets: a unique stay in former bridge houses.
Park Plaza Vondelpark: located next to Vondelpark and beautifully renovated.
Hotel Dwars: small scale around the corner of the trendy Utrechtsestraat.
Pillows Anna van den Vondel: great hotel close to Vondelpark.
Hotel Mercier: new hotel in the cosy and historic Jordaan district.
INK Hotel: lifestyle hotel in the heart of the city.
The Hoxton: favourite lifestyle hotel right on the canals.
Morgan & Mees: boutique hotel in Amsterdam West.
Conscious Hotel Westerpark: in a beautiful building at the industrial Westergas area.
QO Amsterdam: eco design hotel with a great skybar.
Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam: if you have something to celebrate this is the one.
Pulitzer Amsterdam: on the canals at the border of the Nine Streets and the Jordaan.
L’Europe: this hotel has the best spa with a view in Amsterdam.
Conservatorium Hotel: located in one of the most beautiful buildings in town.
W Amsterdam: with great restaurants and a rooftop bar with swimming pool.

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