your local dealer.

our story

3 guys and their little baby. It all started in 2017 when I @jeroen.lens packed my bags and moved to Mexico. Being the director of business for a successful bar restaurant in Amsterdam, I found the time right to do something for myself. Wandering around Mexico wassensory overload, inspiration everywhere and my idea started to blossom into a clear vision on what later became Local Dealer Food inc.

Local Dealer, because Mexico is a country full of hustlers. The strong women of Mexico do the ‘real’ jobs mainly. Men on the other hand are dealing and wheeling. Waiting on the corner of a street for tourists that they can help to their destination, or dealing in the medicines of the streets, but even more, men go around the streets and beaches with their food stalls and vendors to sell the most delicious streetfood specialties you can imagine. 

Working on the concept, names came and went till Local Dealer was used  in a conversation I had with my girlfriend. From that moment on it never left again. 

Local Dealer food inc. is a true Mexican food experience. What we do, we do best. Not too much and we stay true to our concept. We serve you tacos and ceviche, next to a few other antojitos 
(=little cravings) streetfood snacks. 

our menu


What we do, we do best!

On my dealer journey I found new friends for life and partners in business. @eliras1981 a well-known chef in the Amsterdam scene jumped on board very soon after I started working on the LD concept when I came home again.

Later on, I met @kai_melchior. A mutual friend of ours introduced me to Kai and said I should talk to him. He moved back to Amsterdam recently and was most likely in for an adventure. And so, he was!

Kai didn’t come by himself, he brought the coolest foodtruck back home to Amsterdam you can imagine. A large truck fully equipped for a lot of Local Dealer food adventures.

Next to our brick and mortal flagshack, you will see us around on festivals, markets and other delicious events.

You can hire us for catering on side.Like Chef, the movie we move our asses and mobile kitchen wherever we are needed and people are craving for Mexican snacks.

Stay tuned and follow our adventures on insta @localdealerfoodinc

Soul food

soul food is not only happy belly food, but also food for the soul. 

Art is another way to unite people, touch them and telling stories. Local dealer showcases young Mexican artists that we like and want to promote across borders. 

Through our online gallery, social media and instore we showcase and promote different artists. 

1st collaboration : Ana Paula 

Artist, friend to become and power girl she is. In time I got to know Ana through a mutual Mexican friend that lives here in Amsterdam. I was searching for young Mexican creatives and she came with Ana. We started talking and brainstorming about possible collaborations for the future. Not knowing at that time that a Corona virus would pressure cook a perfect plan to start with. An online gallery showcasing her photos through the local dealer website and through our Instagram as an exhibition space. 

Opening Hours

Tues – thur 17.00 – 01.00
Weekend 12.00 – 03.00 
Sunday 12.00 till bellies are full and party is over


Local dealer food inc.
Dapperplein 23
1093GP Amsterdam

Contact Us

Phone :  0203636514

Email :

Come and visit us amigos