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Copabanana

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American, Bar, Greek, Grill
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4000 Spruce St., Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-382-1330
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night
Description: Copabanana University City has become a Penn institution with its genuine...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Watermelon Margaritas in town

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2014
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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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Macungie, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews 38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We have been to the South Street and University City locations. The one near U of Penn is okay if you can sit outside. It smells like a dirty bar inside. Service is usually good. The food is average. Years ago we really enjoyed the one on South Street, but haven't been there recently.

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Sewell, New Jersey
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90 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Went with co-worker for lunch. Had the "charleston" burger which had a great sauce on top along with "onion straws". Burger was one of the best I've ever had. Manager said they buy their meat fresh every morning, never frozen. Partner had the "Caribbean" burger which had a good sauce on top and a fruit flavored topping on the side.... More 

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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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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31 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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24 helpful votes 24 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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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102 reviews 102 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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115 reviews 115 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4000 Spruce St., Philadelphia, PA 19104
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: 215-382-1330

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 15
  • Cuisine: American, Bar, Greek, 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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?