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“average Mexican food with good margaritas” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cantina Dos Segundos

Cantina Dos Segundos
Ranked #882 of 4,318 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin, Bar, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Paris, France
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367 reviews
285 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
“average Mexican food with good margaritas”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2012

The food served at this restaurant is more Tex-Mex than authentic Mexican cuisine. We went for an early dinner a few weeks ago. There is outdoor and indoor seating. The interior is decorated in cheerful colours and the music is blarring.

They start you off with nachos served with red and green salsa. We ordered the fried plantain and calamari for starters. We had burrito and fajita plates for our mains. They have a good selection of sides: guacamole, refried beans, etc. The portions were huge and we had enough to take home.

The margaritas are quite good.

The bill for 3 people came to about $110 with drinks, tax and tip.

Service was pretty good until we got our bill. We paid in cash and our waitress short changed us by $10.56. She apologised when we informed her but, strangely, she short changed us again by rounding up and just giving us $10 but no coins(?!). We left a 20% tip anyway because the service overall was good and she did (kind of) resolve the problem but you should really check your change if you pay by cash.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Setubal, Portugal
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Delicious food, great prices and a great atmosphere!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2012

Cantina dos Segundos was a great find on a recent trip to Philadelphia. The food was delicious. I had the Cabrito, which was really tasty. The waiter was very friendly and their frozen margarita is certainly to be recommended.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“ah-mazing!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2012

its close to home and great place to eat and relax. the wings are great, the salads are great, the tacos are great. everything is just great. definitely must go !

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank helen l
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Chalfont, PA
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Real Deal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2012

The Margaritas were mixed with fresh juice and served in a manageble glass.
You won't recognize the pollo quesadilla, yummy.
The food was authentic and fresh, to die for guacamole!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JoanieChalfont_PA
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Finksburg, Maryland
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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Love Dos Segundos ( and their sister restaurant) always great!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2012

I ask to go to Dos Segundos every Mother's day and this year was no exception. The food is always good and they have great margaritas ( today we had their special-papaya, which were great). Today we went for brunch and had the crab chimichanga, the chilaquiles and the steak nachos, which are always so yummy. We also often visit for lunch or dinner and are never disappointed. My daughter is a vegetarian and is able to find multiple selections which is a big plus. Fave in Philly!

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank neeniebeani
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