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“Excellent Pizza”
Review of Philo's Bar - CLOSED

Philo's Bar
Cuisines: American, Mexican, Canadian
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Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Proprietor is Philo Hayward, an American expat. The bar is an old sailor's haunt, with live music every night from Philo's Shuffle Band. There's also a music studio and restaurant attached. It's basically the centre of activity for all expats in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle. Telephone: 329 295 5068, or email Philo at philo@philoslacruz.com
Reviewed October 25, 2013

We have been coming to Philo's for a number of years. The main attraction is the excellent thin crust pizza and cold beer. The service is friendly but not necessarily quick. The prices are reasonable, similar to a casual restaurant in the U.S. There was no music when we were there most recently: a Tuesday night in October, but that is fine since we come for the food and drink.

I have noticed over the last several years that the menus are becoming more and more tattered. This is not a big deal, but it does not speak well of the restaurant. The soft drink that night was flat. But the quality of the pizza makes up for a lot.

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Thank Seala_12
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Reviewed October 21, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I have bern going to Philos on our annual vacation for years! We are in our early 40's! We have always enjoyed the pizza and YES the music! This year we brought our 14 & 16 year old to Open Mic night on Thursday! As usual Philo and his band rocked the stage! A few others got up and sang as well! Our boys thoroughly enjoyed the music and are no where near there 70's and 80's! Philo's is a must for family vacations both young and old!

Thank Retirebucerias
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Reviewed October 15, 2013

We had a nice evening, although the chairs were lacking as was the menu...if you are going for drinks and some music it is good but otherwise...eat first

Thank Guy M
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Reviewed September 21, 2013

If you like live music this place is for you! Delicious food and great company! This is definitely a must-see spot in La Cruz!

Thank Anna B
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Reviewed April 29, 2013

We visited Philo's when we were cruising Mexico on our 40 foot sailboat. The bar is popular with cruisers, as it has friendly staff and offers showers, a book exchange, and other amenitites. We went for the BBQ ribs and found the food to be okay, except the coleslaw which had too much dressing and was so sweet it seemed like it came from Dairy Queen! The service was good and we were pleased to be there to see some excellent live music (I think these are volunteers, not paid musicians). Philo's is an institution not to be missed by the visiting cruiser. I suspect it may be less interesting in the off season...

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