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Copabanana University City

$$ - $$$
American, Mexican, Grill
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4000 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-4117
+1 215-382-1330
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017

Wednesday Lunch is 1/2 price burgers. Very yummy, 1/2 pound patties with many topping options. We like the Britton and the Charleston. Also make sure and order the cheesy fries!

Thank Sami L
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2016

I visit Philadelphia twice or thrice a year, and usually the visit involves a visit to the Copabanana. I really enjoy their burgers and fries, and while you may say that is nothing special, well, I know lots of places where even such safe choices leave you feeling unhappy. Not at the Copabanana, though. While I am not much of... More 

Thank Zorica S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Pretty busy seems like a great place for drinks and appetizers. The Spanish fries are a must have. Everything was at great prices even the drinks which were also good.

Thank Julie M
Cody, Wyoming
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

We were visiting my sister from Texas and she insisted on coming to this location. There were three of us having lunch there on a Sunday. I ordered the nachos as an appetizer for us and that was pretty good. I then ordered the chicken tenders. The breading was so think and oily. The macaroni was ok, but needed salt... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

Came based on the reviews and was highly disappointed. I ordered a margarita and it came out in a martini glass with a shaker and it tasted like a martini not a margarita. My shrimp and crab quesadilla was good but nothing special. Drink was over priced. Service was great though.

1 Thank Felicia k
New York City
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2016

Visited this poor excuse for Mexican on a recent trip to Philly. On a Spring Friday night, the place was way too balmy inside. Like odors & heat from food being prepped plus a crowded restaurant. There was zero air circulation. I immediately wanted to turn around and leave. But I was meeting a group there, so I stayed. The... More 

Thank OnlyNYCTravelDiva
Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

I have been traveling to Philly every summer since 2014 from Lebanon.... and Since I live on Spruce st. Copabanana was just 3 blocks away. As soon as u step in you feel the positive vibes, the staff is friendly, the food is delicious and they have the best Margaritas... Coming back june 28 2016!!

Thank Mia F
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

Recently dined here with a friend for lunch. It was a nice day so it seemed everyone was dining outside. We had a tight window for lunch so we sat at the bar. Our fajitas took forever to come out but they were pretty good. I dont eat often in that area of Philly so I'm not sure what else... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2015

They squeeze their own fresh limes! The only place to go for an authentic margarita. Any flavor is great! Getting the double can put you into paradise! :) The food is Tex-Mex. I love the Spanish fries. So good if you want to cheat on your diet. I had the chicken sandwich this time, but have sampled a lot of... More 

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Langhorne, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I sat at the bar because there was a wait for the dining room.The bartender who served us was very helpful and knowledgeable about all of the specialty beers. We had vegetable fajitas which were very good and flavorful! We will definitely go back!

Thank Kathy B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $15
American, Mexican, Grill
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4000 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-4117
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-382-1330
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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