So it’s Cinco de Mayo and you and your friends are still going back and forth on where you want to celebrate the annual consumption of tequila, beer, and tacos. Philly has a ton of great Mexican spots to choose from which can be overwhelming. We at Wooder Ice are here to help! Here is our Top Cinco suggestions to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. ¡Salud!
Cantina Los Caballitos
1651 E Passyunk Ave. | (215) 755-3550 | Open until 2 am today
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 || Open until 2 am today
A newcomer on the scene Sancho’s is the offspring of Jose Pistola’s in Center City and is 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 | Open until 1 am today
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 | Open until 11 pm today
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!