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Cantina Los Caballitos

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Bella Vista / Queen Village
Mexican
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1651 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148
(215) 755-3550
Today
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Outdoor seating
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 17
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great brunch!!

Enjoyed sitting outside! The food was very different! Very fresh n came out hot! Want to go back for dinner!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 29, 2014
6360ds
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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42 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Enjoyed sitting outside! The food was very different! Very fresh n came out hot! Want to go back for dinner!!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I was in Philadelphia recently for a business trip and my friend was hungry for tacos so we tried this place out. Sometimes you just want a regular ground beef taco and sometimes you just want queso dip with your chips. This is not the place to get either of these things. You can get goat or vegan beef but... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I've been to this restaurant twice and each time I experience something new on the menu. The margaritas are pretty good, as well as their Sunday specials. I would definitely recommend the Black Bean and Tuna tacos!

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Hudson Valley, NY
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Hi - had dinner here. All of us had different burritos. While not a fan of burritos, I had one with chicken with jalapenos. Well, lots of rice, of course. The jalapenos seem marinated and not to my taste. We did not know there were cool specials until after the meal. Our server who was really nice did not say... More 

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Media, Pennsylvania, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Excellent food, great vibe. Would recommend this restaurant any time you are in the mood for Mexican and want authentic food.

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

I am surprised to see so many reviews that are critical of the service at this place. Maybe they made some changes? but the night I was there the staff was excellent. Our servers were very attentive and knowledgeable about their food and drink menus. The food was also excellent. My G.F. and I stopped in around 10 p.m. for... More 

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Philadelphia
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313 reviews 313 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Food-wise this place is excellent. Basically an innovative mexican restuarant with creative preparations. Flavors are very good (though never quite match our expectations). Chips and salsa on the table are very good. Burritos (try the goat) are very good. Flavored Margaritas are very good. Downside: It is LOUD and crowded in the restaurant. They've added outside seating but it to... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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81 reviews 81 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

I have been to the Cantina a few times, never again. The servers make you feel like you are doing them a favor being there. I think it is more of a hipster bar than a place for anything else. I did not like seing the large bait stations all around the outer fence. The outside area was packed so... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I live in the neighborhood and used to go with out of town guests for a margarita on the patio and just accept the cold pre-made guacamole and mediocre margaritas as part of the south Philly charm but the service just keeps getting worse. South Philly is a great neighborhood with friendly people but the Cantina is not a good... More 

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North Wildwood NJ
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88 reviews 88 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

The homemade chips placed on table were excellent. We were given two sauces, both rather tasty. Should note that we were scraping dish for sauce with over half of our chips remaining. We asked for more sauce, and the same diminutive portions were served. As for entrees, the chicken totada was very good. A nice blend of veggies with chicken,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1651 E Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > Bella Vista / Queen Village
  • Neighborhood: Bella Vista / Queen Village
  • Phone Number: (215) 755-3550

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?