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Posted by Neighbor on 02/29/2012
Look at all these reviews that say NOISY. Why can't this place get it? It's a restaurant, not a disco. I absolutely, positively hate how places like this cater to the young stone-deaf rockin' staff instead of the clientele when it comes to the volume button. The margaritas are good, the food's good, the service is good. But turn down the music.
Posted by Hipster Jose on 02/26/2011
Good party spot with good food. Can't beat it. And great happy hour.
Posted by Anonymous on 01/03/2011
my favorite restaurant - ever
Posted by anonymous on 07/23/2009
i have been here many times and agree that its loud at night but you can see before you enter that it attracts a younger crowd and the bar is usually full. at night its just as much of a bar as it is a restaraunt and i dont think thats a bad thing considering its one of the most popular bars on e passyunk. as a younger person i happen to like that the place is casual and lively but if you don't then go somewhere more intimate. i think the prices are very resonable compared to center city (as is the case with most of south philly). you can get tacos for ten bucks so how can you beat that for dinner? and the food is fresh, clean, simple mexican. i happen to like the margaritas (esp the watermelon) and they do have a big beer selection which is why its a popular bar
Posted by Anonymous on 07/01/2009
its an ok place to go to for a sunday brunch. i usually get the breakfast burrito with chorizo and its always very good. i don't enjoy the place at night. its way too loud. they really need to install some kind of sound absorbing tiles in the room. the noise level really kills the dinner.
Posted by The Foodie on 04/21/2008
Our group of 6 had dinner at the cantina on Sunday night to celebrate Mrs. Foodie's birthday. The atmosphere was nice. The doors were open and people were sitting at the outside tables. Our drinks were served and seemed a little weak. I drank my first and asked to have a little more tequila in my second. It returned watered down also. The best bet is to order one of the eclectic [select]ions of beer. Since the Mrs. Foodie has some food restrictions we specifically questioned the server about ingredents in their dishes. We were not too confident in her answers as she appeared a little flakey but accepted them after she confired with the chef. Our dishes arrived promptly and included Garlic Shrimp, one each of the Crabmeat and Tuna ceviches, Cactus Pedal salad, Fried Pantains, a Fish Burrito, and Chicken Nachos. The food was acceptable but lacked the depth of flavor I have we have experienced in Authentic Mexican cuisine. The real problem started when we ordered dessert. The Mrs. Foodie was specifically told that her selection of the Vegan Key Lime Cheesecake was made by a local Vegan bakery and contained NO dairy products (to which she is violently allergic ). Needless to say by the time we arrived home she was doubled over in pain. Our experience at the cantina was not necessarly bad but was definately tained by the staffs inablilty to assist us in making proper dining [select]ions. The Foodie 4/21/08
Posted by Mr. Yo on 02/14/2008
Cool palace if you a gringo. Put effort into it and you find very much better other place to eat and cost less.