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The 10 Best Mexican Restaurants In Philly

Philadelphia is an eclectic city that is home to a variety of food options. While many may not see it as a Mexican food hub, there are a lot of Mexican restaurants in the city. Fill your Mexican food cravings at these 10 best Mexican restaurants in Philly.

1. El Vez

El Vez is located on 13th Street just a few blocks from the subway and within walking distance of City Hall. They are open for lunch and dinner, and they also offer brunch and happy hour. Their menu is eclectic yet inexpensive, perfect for any college student on a budget.

2. Tequilas Restaurant and Bar

Tequilas is a moderately upscale Mexican restaurant located in Rittenhouse Square. They are within walking distance of the subway and Septa’s Regional Rail. Their prices are reasonable for those who are looking for a nice date or a night out for a special occasion.

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3. Distrito

Distrito is located in University City and is a block away from the Market-Frankford Line’s 40th Street Station. They offer a variety of affordable food options on their Taqueria menu, as well as food and drink specials. The restaurant even allows you to book a table online.

4. El Rey

El Rey is located on Chestnut Street a block away from the 19th Street Trolley Station and within walking distance of Septa Regional Rail’s Suburban Station. They are open for lunch and dinner and also offer a variety of drinks and cocktails and brunch.

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5. Lolita

Lolita is located on 13th Street, just a couple blocks from City Hall and the Broad Street subway line. They offer modern Mexican food and a wide variety of drinks and cocktails. They also have happy hour food and drink specials from 5-6:30 Sunday through Thursday. You’ve got some great options when it comes to the best Mexican restaurants in Philly.

6. La Calaca Feliz

La Calaca Feliz is located on Fairmount Avenue less than a block away from Septa buses and a couple blocks away from Eastern State Penitentiary, making it a great stop for a day out. It offers contemporary Mexican food and fun décor.

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7. Xochitl Restaurant

Xochitl Restaurant is located on 2nd Street within walking distance of Septa bus stations and the Independence Seaport Museum. They offer creative Mexican dishes as well as happy hour food and drinks. The restaurant has a homey feel complete with candles.

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8. El Poquito

El Poquito is located on Germantown Avenue in the Chestnut Hill section of Philly. It is located within a block of a bus station. The atmosphere is bright and warm and they offer a variety of Mexican comfort foods and cocktails.

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9. Las Bugambilias

Las Bugambilias is located on South Street in the Head House neighborhood of Philadelphia. It is located near a bus station as well as within walking distance of Penn’s Landing waterfront. They offer traditional Mexican food, Veracruz-style dishes, and margaritas for lunch and dinner.

10. Mission Taqueria

Mission Taqueria is located on the second floor of 1516 Sansom Street. It is located within a few blocks of City Hall and the Broad Street subway line. They offer a variety of cocktails, Aguas Frescas, tacos & share plates.

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Ashley Paskill

Ashley is a recent graduate from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA with her Bachelor's in journalism. She love writing articles about music and Philadelphia. Ashley would love to pursue a career in journalism in New York City.

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