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Philo's Bar

Delfin 15, La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Mexico
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Cuisines: American, Mexican, Canadian
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Proprietor is Philo Hayward, an American expat. The bar is an old sailor's haunt, with live music every night from Philo's Shuffle Band. There's also a music studio and restaurant attached. It's basically the centre of activity for all expats in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle. Telephone: 329 295 5068, or email Philo at philo@philoslacruz.com
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Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Proprietor is Philo Hayward, an American expat. The bar is an old sailor's haunt, with live music every night from Philo's Shuffle Band. There's also a music studio and restaurant attached. It's basically the centre of activity for all expats in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle. Telephone: 329 295 5068, or email Philo at philo@philoslacruz.com
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English first
La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Mexico
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Such amazing entertainment Philo provides with local musicians, make you wanna get up and dance even if you are not a dancer. IF not, just sit back and watch the ones who DO dance!! Ribs are to die for, Excellent service with a more open concept and lots of seating outside. EVERYONE knows and comes here! There is a reason... More

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Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

After a long day of travel to La Cruz we decided to get alight dinner. Having been to this restaurant previously, it was an easy but later became a bad choice. After being seated and opening the menu, the 1st page was a notice that the newly imposed hotel & restaurant Tax of 16 % would be added to our... More

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Toronto, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Great ribs, service and music, who could ask for more. The band is great fun and it is one of the friendliest places I have ever been. We were lucky enough to be there to celebrate Leon's birthday too. Went 5 times in our 4 week visit. Looking forward to going back next year.

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Every night at Philo's the place is packed. Reservations are definitely recommended. Once you are there with a plate of food in front of you and a drink in your hand from an always friendly waitstaff, look around the room. Everyone is smiling! Everyone! From Philo Hayward himself, to his staff, to all of the talented musicians that share their... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

A fun place to dine with good food and party atmosphere. If you don't like it loud get your table out on the sidewalk,you still have a good meal and lots of fun, but a little quieter.

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ontario
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69 reviews 69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Philos is a good spot to sit back relax and hang out! Thurs - Sun music listening to various singers, jokesters, Philos himself and Leon on the washboard!! Lots of drinks, great pizza. Ok ribs to keep you going! A good night with everyone interacting, dancing hanging out !

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Arkansas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

While the food is average, its the great time that makes it all worth while. Leon, the retired school principal on his homemade, all inclusive instrument of horn, cymbal, washboard, whistle and fast moving thimble fingers adds fun to the 4-5 other guitar playing musicians. Constant crowd interaction makes it an ever changing monologue to compliment original and well known... More

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Regina, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

If you are looking for a great night of food and music, plan for an evening at Philo's. I have been several times, the food is always great - best ribs ever, and great pizza as well. The service is awesome, and if you enjoy live music, you will not be disappointed. It gets very busy during high season on... More

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Okotoks
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

So much fun, you can't go to la Cruz without a night or tow at Philo's for Pizza, and dancing to the live local band. You will never forget this place. Leon is like a one man band, Philo writes his own songs, and we have actually witnessed a horse dancing on the street outside to the music coming through... More

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La Cruz de Huanacaxtle, Mexico
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Couldn't resist showing up to hear Oscar Fuentes! Shared the pork sandwich and a pizza with sun-dried tomatoes, onions & goat cheese, both were delicious. The beer is always cold which is a treat!

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