Thursday, March 29, 2012

{A Mexican Dinner Date in Amsterdam}

Do you want to know what makes me reallyyy happy? New shoes + big hair + margaritas + date night, that's what. Saturday night the huz and I decided we were in the mood for some chips and salsa and lime margaritas. We'd been hearing a lot about Los Pilones, a Mexican restaurant in Amsterdam. Supposedly it was good Mexican, just like home. Now, I can't say I was blown away by the food (still on the hunt for an incredible Mexican restaurant here!), but the margaritas. Oh, the margaritas!! Seriously rivaled my favorite Portland margarita (which can be found at Casa del Matador on NW 23rd), which is saying a lot. We had such a fun time on Saturday night. It was just one of those dinners where we didn't run out of things to talk about, or get tempted by the pull of the iPhone (come on, admit it, it happens to you too!). It felt like date nights back in the day, before we were married and lived together and knew everything about each other. After a few margs the laughter just wouldn't stop - and yes we got stared at (it was a tiny restaurant), and yes we were totally "those Americans". But I was having way too much fun to care about any of that. It's nights like Saturday (and Friday) that I never want to forget. 
And a couple iPhone snaps!
{Photos © Liz Denfeld Photography}

P.S. My shoes are from Zara and I used Katie's tutorial to do my hair!

35 comments:

  1. LOVE. S and i had a couple days like this and it was THE BEST EVER.

    and i love your black coat.

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  2. I recently had one of those dates with my fiance! It seriously felt like we had just started dating again. It also was at a Mexican restaurant. Something about that tequila I guess...
    Good thing we're getting married in Mexico!

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  3. Sounds like fun! "those Americans" haha! I often think the same way.

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  4. I LOVE your shoes! Need! Want!

    And Mexican restaurants are a rare breed in some foreign countries. I was dying for some when we lived in malaysia!

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  5. love your outfit! where's your leather jacket from??

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  6. You look fabulous! Love the hair! What is your favorite mexican restaurant in Portland? I haven't been to very many, but mine is Por Que Non!

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  7. That sounds like fun! Love the outtakes! :)

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  8. This post makes me want to get Mexican food and margs with my hubby this weekend...it's the little things :)

    Love your hair/shoes, you look darling as always! xoxo

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  9. Looks like a perfect date night :)

    Caitlin

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  10. These are the BEST kind of date nights :) & the matador margaritas are the best too (that & OBA!).

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  11. What a fun night together -- and you look absolutely adorable! I'm so glad you posted the link for the hair tutorial ... headed there now.

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  12. LOVE your hair! This sounds like the perfect date night :)

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  13. I love nights like that! Aaaand I love margaritas. :)

    http://atallshipandastar.blogspot.com

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  14. I love date nights like this! Sounds like an amazing time! You looked gorgeous! Love your hair, sandals and outfit :)

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  15. Margaritas make for the best date nights! Love those sandals.

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  16. your adorable and amsterdam looks beautiful, lucky girl!

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  17. LOVE those shoes and the sunglasses. And you look gorgeous with your hair and outfit put together. Gotta love those date nights when everything feels like those early stages of a relationship. They're always the best nights and it doesn't matter if the rest of the world is staring :)

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  18. aw it sounds like you had a lot of fun! And you look absolutely beautiful Liz!!

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  19. The out-takes are the best! LOVE your outfit - I have those sandals on hold for me at the moment! Your date night sounds wonderful! It's great when you have nights like "before" you were married or all comfy with each other. :)

    xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

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  20. The out-takes are the best! LOVE your outfit - I have those sandals on hold for me at the moment! Your date night sounds wonderful! It's great when you have nights like "before" you were married or all comfy with each other. :)

    xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

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  21. such cute sandles-fun times

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  22. You are too cute! The outtakes are funny.

    PS Mexi food is my favorite, maybe our happy hour we grab margs?!? and chips + salsa, obviously.

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  23. I live in TX and couldn't survive without Mexican food! So yumm. Oh and btw you are adorbs. Love your shoes and bag!!!

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  24. Those shoes are seriously some of the loveliest I've ever seen!

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  25. love the margs at Casa Del Matador too:) glad you found some equally (or better!?) in amsterdam!

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  26. your gorgeous....now seriously where did you get those shoes!!! I DIE!!!!

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  27. Oh how lovely :) And I ADORE your shoes!! :)

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  28. Aww your hair looks so pretty! I love this post. Date nights like that are so perfect. And so is your outfit! Love. <3

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  29. You should check out the Taco Shop just off Amsteldijk (http://www.thetacoshop.nl/). More California-style taco shop. The owner is great and the burritos are yummy too. I'm originally from California. After living in Amsterdam for 6 months, I was in desperate search for decent Mexican food. The Taco Shop did the trick :) Worth checking out.

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  30. I think it's okay to be "those Americans" (actually, "those any nationalities" really) when it's those Americans having a sweet time together! It sounds really, really lovely.

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