Cantina Los Caballitos
1651 E Passyunk Ave. | (215) 755-3550
South Philly is the Italian territory here in Philly, but, today we celebrate Mexican dishes. Cantina Los Caballitos is located in the heart of South Philly and serves up some of the best drinks and dishes in the city. What we really like is the spacious seating inside and outside. It is gearing up to be a great day outside today, so if you’re in the mood to down your margaritas outdoors you might want to head to this spot.
19 W Girard Ave |
Jose Pistola’s made a splash when it opened last year and it hit the scene. Located in the hip area between Northern Liberties and Fishtown. Sancho’s whips up the best spicy margaritas. If your hungry we recommend their Korean pulled pork nachos or Mole Meatball Steamed Buns. So if you’re looking for a a little more than your traditional taco and burritos to soak up all that alcohol Sancho’s has you covered.
2401 E Norris St | (267) 886-8061
This is a Mexican spot dedicated to Philly locals. You won’t catch tourists taking up valuable real estate at this bar. No nonsense, no frills, this bar is influenced by the Mexican food trucks of California. Serving up classic tacos and serving up great specialty cocktails this place offers a great venue to celebrate with friends. Fair warning this place is cash so come cash in hand.
121 S 13th St. | (215) 928-9800
This Center City landmark landed a spot on “The Daily Meal’s 50 Best Tacos in America.” This Stephen Starr gem has been serving up some of Philly’s best tacos for quite some time. If you are considering hitting up this spot try and secure a seat early as it will fill up fast. Although there is ample seating inside and out, the crowds are sure to swell.
4201 Ridge Ave. | (215) 843-0499 | Open until 1 am today
For our East Falls & Manayunk residents or people that want to try something new, Johnny Mañana’s is a sure fire Cinco de Mayo hang out. This popular place with indoor and outdoor seating will no doubt be rocking on today. Johnny Mañana’s serves up popular items such as fish tacos and are fan favorites since their taco dishes serve 4 rather than the traditional 3 tacos most of us are accustomed to. So eat hardy and drink up!
263 S 15th St. | (215) 545-4101
The Sister Restaurant to Sancho’s Jose’s is a Center City hub for great margaritas and awesome tacos. For Cinco de Mayo goers in Center City, this place should definitely be on your to-do list if you plan on doing a little bar hopping.
931 N 2nd St. | (215) 629-0500
Our favorite Northern Liberties taco spot, Dos Segundos serves up cool meat options such as goat and when available, shark tacos. Aside from the awesome food the drinks here are just as great. We’d suggest the jalapeno margarita.
McGillin’s Olde Ale House
1310 Drury St. | (215) 735-5562
McGillin’s will serve a rotating list of Mexican foods with an Irish twist, including the Irish Chimachanga (an Irish cheesesteak gone Cinco de Mayo), the Burger Con Queso and Corona Beer Battered Fresh Fish and Chips. Tortilla Soup, Fresh Fish Sante Fe, Fajita Salad, Drunken Chicken and a dish called, The Three Amigos (a burrito/taco platter)
Taproom on 19th
2400 S. 19th St. | (267) 687-7817
Barbacoa Pop-up, Sixpoint Takeover and House-Infused Tequila – Taproom on 19th will host a Barbacoa pop-up for their Cinco de Mayo party, which will also feature beers from Brooklyn’s Sixpoint and Tequila por mi Amantes. Chef Martinez and Ben Miller from South Philly Barbacoa return for their third appearance at Taproom on 19th with slow-cooked lamb and pancita steamed in maguey leaves with fresh tortillas, consomme and salsas for $3.00 each.
200 South Street. | (215) 922-1813
Cinco De Mayo Party – Celebrate Cinco De Mayo on South Street with $3 Coronas & Dos Equis and Margaritas for only $5 glass or $20 a pitcher. Pick from Traditional Lime, Strawberry Passion Fruit or Blood Orange. Food additions and special pricing will include:
Guacamole & Tortilla Chips $5
Chicken Tortilla Soup $7
Pulled Pork Taquitos $10 (roasted corn salsa)
Fish Tacos $12 (crispy mahi mahi / avocado)
Chorizo Burger $14 (beef burger with chorizo / pineapple / chihuahua cheese / guacamole)
Churros $7 (dark chocolate / salted caramel/ strawberry dips)