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Copabanana

4000 Spruce St., Philadelphia, PA 19104
2153821330
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Ranked #600 of 3,724 restaurants in Philadelphia
Price range: $7 - $15
Cuisines: American, Mexican, Bar, Grill
Description: Copabanana University City has become a Penn institution with its genuine campus vibe. With ceiling to floor windows and a sidewalk cafe overlooking the campus scene, the Copa is also a popular destination for the nearby Penn hospital complex and the new state of the art Rave cinema -- only a block away.Open late seven days a week, the Copa serves the same legendary margaritas, gourmet burgers and Spanish fries as its original South Street sister. But you’ll also find food and drink specials geared to a student’s budget. Copa is a true original and a refreshing oasis in a sea of bland corporate chain restaurants. Join your friends at the Copabanana today.
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Description: Copabanana University City has become a Penn institution with its genuine campus vibe. With ceiling to floor windows and a sidewalk cafe overlooking the campus scene, the Copa is also a popular destination for the nearby Penn hospital complex and the new state of the art Rave cinema -- only a block away.Open late seven days a week, the Copa serves the same legendary margaritas, gourmet burgers and Spanish fries as its original South Street sister. But you’ll also find food and drink specials geared to a student’s budget. Copa is a true original and a refreshing oasis in a sea of bland corporate chain restaurants. Join your friends at the Copabanana today.
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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Love the Copa! One of my all time favorite Philly hot spots. They have really stood the test of time, having been around for so long.

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Rockville, Maryland
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22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

My wife really likes the grilled salmon sandwich. This time she got a side order of asparagus, which was perfectly cooked. I had the buffalo chicken po' boy. It was OK but the chicken was breaded and it just felt "heavy". In the past I've had burgers there and I think I'd stick to those.

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Rockville, Maryland
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22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

We visited this restaurant because it had an interesting variety of selections, very fairly priced, on their menu which we checked before hand. We walked from the Homewood Suites just a few blocks away. While our dinner hour was late (around 8:30 or 9 PM when we got there), the restaurant was not too busy and we were promptly seated.... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Delicious food and friendly service. I ordered the steak fajitas and my boyfriend ordered the shrimp fajitas - both excellent choices. We also ordered the buffalo shrimp as a starter and were impressed by the presentation and quality of the dish. Great happy hour and drink specials.

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florida
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82 reviews 82 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

At first we were seated and then basically ignored for 10-15 minutes. We had the bison burgers. They were a little overcooked. The sangria was a little light on wine and seemed to have been juiced up--not in a good way, I mean they put fruit juice in it. I would suggest you try some where else as there are... More

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Sewell, New Jersey
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85 reviews 85 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Went with co-workers for lunch. We started out with Margaritas, which we had heard from others were the best in town. We were not disappointed!! One co-worker had a draft beer, from a wide selection of micro-brews and standards. He described what kind of beer he liked, and the server made a recommendation, which he liked a lot. We ordered... More

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Visited Coba Banana after watching the Lone Ranger yesterday. The margaritas were outstanding, the black bean veggie burger was awesome and our server was outstanding.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

They have really good burgers. I prefer the turkey burger because I don't eat beef. It was really good and juicy. I don't usually like to order burgers because they tend to be dry but this was not the case. Also the spanish fries are a sure winner with fried onions and jalapeno peppers. But the best is yet to... More

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Milan, Italy
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

Very good burgers, one of the best restaurants near the campus! A good day to go is on Wednesdays for lunch: burgers are at half price!

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Sewell, New Jersey
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85 reviews 85 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

Returned to the Copabanana - University City. A terrific atmosphere, with the best burgers in Philadelphia, and maybe anywhere. Everything they cook there is fresh. Friend had a grilled salmon that looked delicious. I started with the crab and corn chowder - fantastic! Incredible beer selection! Attentive, friendly wait staff! Will definitely return again and again!

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