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Las Bugambilias

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City Center East
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148 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-2415
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Tue 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wed 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thu 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Love to go to get real Mexican food here just like eating in Cozumel but not have to fly 4 hours to get there. Everything we have tried has been wonderful for the chick to the seafood.

Thank Michael W
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

This is our favorite Mexican restaurant in the city. The Créma Mixta soup is a must have! Everything we have ever tried has been great. It is right on South Street so weekends in the summer when the street is crowded can be a bit of a parking nightmare. Also the place is small so we never go without a... More 

Thank Katherine C
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2016

First of all, the food is excellent --- well designed, generous Mexican dishes (some really Mexican --like the moles -- and some tending to Tex-Mex but tasty). I've eaten here three times, and I never had a bad experience with the food --- but be ready for the generous portions. My only "worry" is that the he place is so... More 

Thank OftenTraveling1066
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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96 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2016

We do not often eat Mexican food in chain restaurants.... this is just way above ordinary and delightful. THe best Margaritas you will every have in beautiful large glasses. Try the Flacas with chicken - delightful light outer wrapping - narrow rolled with delicious chicken and fillings and wonderful hand made verde sauce... GREAT CEVICHE

1 Thank MarlenieGS
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

This place came highly recommended, but i left so disappointed by the experience that i will not return.

1 Thank StevefromBelfast
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69 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

The tamales de Puerco with a green sauce were great and the guacamole was smooth green deliciousness, but the pechuga de pollo con mole poblano really did Mexico in Society Hill Filadelfia. Recommended.

Thank jazzyalan
Fareham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Excellent food always worth a visit and great service. Whenever I am in town I have to eat here and always bring clients and friends.

Thank Twizzle303
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

I stumbled upon this place in the old city, Great ambiance, nice Mexican music, good service, and most importantly amazing food. I had the beer battered fish tacos, with guacamole and a delicious spicy sauce. I enjoyed my meal thoroughly. if back in the city, I will surely come back.

Thank dalhoomist
New Port Richey, Florida
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Outstanding little restaurant on South Street. Cozy atmosphere, great and affordable menu, very good drinks. The Camarones Rellenos is a dish I would eat every time I go there. Definitely a must stop every time I visit Philly!

Thank RichJimJake
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

The menu had a lot of interesting and tempting choices. Our selection (lobster enchilada and steak in chile morita). The menu was good value The drinks were nice. The service was friendly. Our table was not ready when we arrived but that was fine as we sat at the bar. We visited on a weeknight and the place was very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $25
Mexican, Latin
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 148 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-2415
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighborhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: 215-922-3190
Welcome to Las Bugambilias, a traditional Mexican restaurant located on South Street in Philadelphia. As chef and owner of this center city Philadelphia restaurant, Carlos Molina offers high quality, freshly prepared, Mexican food from three different regions in Mexico. The desserts at Bugambilias' are homemade on the premises, and we offer a full service bar, with an imaginative array of margaritas for your pleasure. When you come inside you will enjoy the warm ambiance found in our traditional decor, and welcoming staff.

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