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“Quite possible the best place ever....”

Cantina Los Caballitos
Ranked #506 of 4,611 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighborhood: Bella Vista / Queen Village
Reviewed April 23, 2012

If you like Mexican, there is now way not to love it here. This place is perfect for a get together when the weather is nice to drink and converse outside. Their outside seating area is fairly large. From the chips and salsa to the wide array of margarita flavors the place provides choices for just about anyone. The staff is attentive and well informed on the menu items, not to mention they are all pretty hot. For the vegan/vegetarian, there are many options available and they are one of the places that do the special dietary menu options well. I have a vegan quesadilla on one occasion and literally wanted to get it again the next day.

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Thank Erin J
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Reviewed April 11, 2012

I went about one week ago and ordered the Cachanga. It was delicious!!! It's a frye bread with refried beans, lettuce, chorizo (mexican sausage), sour cream and guacamole. I also tried the shrimp ceviche which was very good. Prices are reasonable and you can sit inside or outside. They have friendly service and we didn't wait too long to be seated. I went in the evening around 7pm for dinner and waited about 10 minutes to sit outside. I'd go to this place again to try some of the other stuff on their menu. They also have vegetarian options.

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Reviewed February 12, 2012

This bustling eatery is popular so you'll need to get there early most weekends. The food is worth the trip and the walk along Passyunk provides a nice after-dinner activity.

Thank TomCost
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Reviewed December 22, 2011

For several years, I was a 7-minute walk from this place. That's a dangerous thing, especially around happy hour time when the margarita pitchers are half price. They've changed chefs in the last year, but the food is still really good Mexican fusion and the atmosphere is great if you have a high hipster tolerance. Great jukebox, outdoor seating on nice days, and affordable prices make this a must-visit whenever in South Philly.

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Thank theuberdude
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Reviewed November 19, 2011

I love The Cantina! Their food is really, really good - never a disappointment. The regular menu is fantastic and their specials are always interesting. A must have is the cactus salad, crab ceviche and any soup on the specials board (please make the dandelion greens soup again). Their drinks are delicious, too (ie: blood orange margarita or a Michelada with Rogue Chipotle Ale). This is an excellent place to go with a group of friends for a fun night out.

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Thank Lambie1
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