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Avenida

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7402 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19119 (Gowen Ave)
Allen"s Lane train station, Gowen Avenue train station. Septa
267-385-6857
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: We invite you to indulge your taste buds in the bold Latin American...
We invite you to indulge your taste buds in the bold Latin American flavors and tantalizing cocktails that we serve at Philadelphia’s award-winning restaurant, Avenida.Set in a historic Mount Airy home built in the 1700s, patrons will sit by the stone fireplace or on the romantic outdoor porch sipping margaritas and sampling Chef Edgar’s signature guacamole with homemade tortilla chips and salsa.Stop by for dinner tonight to sample the award-winning delicacies that he and wife and partner Chef Kim Katz Alvarez have prepared. And do bring the kids! The owners of Avenida pride themselves on being family-friendly.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Tasty morsels in a charming setting

Avenida is now a Tapas restaurant and has been renamed Cantina Avenida. We sat outside on the patio which overlooks an expanse of lawn, which is unusual for a restaurant in the area, Our server was terrific! She knew each item on the menu well, kept our glasses filled on a warm afternoon and was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2014
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Anchor Point, Alaska
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Philadelphia
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201 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We eagerly awaited our dinner at Cantina Avenida after they had closed for part of the summer for extensive revamping. But after our experience there, we suggest a re-revamping. The restaurant is visually appealing in its setting in an old house in a historic Philadelphia neighborhood. But the service was first too pressured (as we engaged in conversation, our server... More 

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Anchor Point, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Avenida is now a Tapas restaurant and has been renamed Cantina Avenida. We sat outside on the patio which overlooks an expanse of lawn, which is unusual for a restaurant in the area, Our server was terrific! She knew each item on the menu well, kept our glasses filled on a warm afternoon and was attentive without being intrusive. The... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Nestled on Germantown Ave., it is just a stone's throw from tony Chestnut Hill. It resides in a large, old stone house with an enclosed patio in the back that is perfect for parties. The food has a South American flair because the owner/chef is from Ecuador, but don't let that put you off. The food is delicious without being... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Stopped for dinner at Avenida, Cocina Latina, on a Tuesday evening and they were featuring “taco Tuesday”, which was three tacos and three sides for $20. I opted for the special and I have to say it was a great call. The tacos were fantastic and filling. The sides were also tasty. I also had an orange mojito and it... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

superb setting in rear garden for evening meal under the stars. the food is gourmet mexican with damn good sangria. would recommend this to anyone who whats something "better that the average bear".

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Bryn Mawr, Pa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

I am going to give this restaurant 5-stars, not because it ranks with Lutece in New York, but because it does so many things so, so well, at a reasonable price. If you are an adventurous eater, you will love this restaurant. It is at the top of the pile for adventurous, small, specialty, fresh-ingredient local restaurants. First, the location... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Went here for my 1 year anniversary and overall this restaurant was very good, food was tasty and moderately priced. I would love to stop by for the taco Tuesday I keep hearing about. Calamari and sides like the veg and mash had a tendency to be just a smidge under seasoned. The duck breast however I am still dreaming... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

Sizeable piece of sea bass was perfect - moist, fresh, sweet --done with a yummy fruited rice and excellent aoili sauce. Outdoor seating is very pleasant, nice atmosphere it appeared as we passed through the inside, too. Others at the table greatly appreciated their meals, as well.

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Philadelphia, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

Our party of five visited one weekend evening during happy hour. My blood orange mojito was delicious and only $5. The chips with guacamole and two kinds of salsa was plentiful as the chips were refilled twice. I ordered the crab cakes. They were wonderful, and not weighed down with a lot of filling/breading. My daughter ordered the kids chicken... More 

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philadelphia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

We dined here for the first time on a Tuesday evening. It was neither crowded nor loud. We learned that it was 'taco tuesday' - meaning there was a special taco menu in addition to the regular menu. You could choose between any combination of 3 types of tacos (tilapia, chicken, black bean) and 3 side dishes (black beans, cole... More 

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Address: 7402 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19119
Phone Number: 267-385-6857
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Guatemalan

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7402 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19119
    (Gowen Ave)
  • Public Transportation: Allen"s Lane train station, Gowen Avenue train station. Septa
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: 267-385-6857

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Guatemalan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

Description

We invite you to indulge your taste buds in the bold Latin American flavors and tantalizing cocktails that we serve at Philadelphia’s award-winning restaurant, Avenida.Set in a historic Mount Airy home built in the 1700s, patrons will sit by the stone fireplace or on the romantic outdoor porch sipping margaritas and sampling Chef Edgar’s signature guacamole with homemade tortilla chips and salsa.Stop by for dinner tonight to sample the award-winning delicacies that he and wife and partner Chef Kim Katz Alvarez have prepared. And do bring the kids! The owners of Avenida pride themselves on being family-friendly.

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