Cantina Los Caballitos

Cantina Los Caballitos

Mexican Restaurant and Bar$$$$
Bella Vista - Southwark, Philadelphia
132 Tips and reviews
  • margaritas
  • Mexican food
  • tacos
  • burritos
  • vegetarian food
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  • Raj S.
    Raj SarmaAugust 19, 2014
    Tacos and burritos seem to be the highlight but get the ahi tuna ceviche, it's a great appetiser for sharing. Service can be a little slow. Selection of tequila and mezcal is pretty good as well.
  • CS R.
    CS RojasApril 9, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    One restaurant where you cannot go wrong with anything on the menu. Consistently fantastic food, drinks and desserts -- good fusion of contemporary and authentic Mexican/Tex-Mex. Friendly staff a plus
  • Emily F.
    Great atmosphere for dinner with friends or family. They have the best authentic Mexican food that you cannot go without once you try it! Play a Spanish song on the jukebox as well to bust out a move.
    Philly.comAugust 3, 2014
    The hipsters come for killer margaritas in the moody orange room, tequila-ficionados find a stellar list of primo shots at the bar, and a talented new chef has upped the kitchen's burrito ambitions. Read more
  • Shan C.
    Shan CarusoJune 8, 2013
    Great atmosphere for dinner with friends. Shrimp ceviche was a perfectly sized appetizer. Tried one of the blackboard specials, Rucola, Serrano & Grilled Fig good (and light).
  • vegansaurus
    vegansaurusJanuary 2, 2014
    Really awesome restaurant with a mexican wrestler theme and an extensive Spanish-language garage rock selection on the jukebox. Serves meat and whatnot but has solid, really tasty vegan options.
  • Philadelphia Magazine
    Philadelphia MagazineAugust 14, 2012
    Cantina Los Caballitos serves up mahi-mahi tacos topped with cilantro and onions (with guac and sour cream for a little extra). Cantina Dos Segundos brings you the same dish up in Northern Liberties. Read more
  • Brady D.
    Brady DaleOctober 6, 2013
    Probably my favorite nachos. Get the vegan beef. Even if you are not a veg. I think they put brown sugar in it or something, but it is extra good. The "small" is huge.
  • The Feast
    The FeastJune 1, 2011
    Recently expanded, the only downside is that is also where they used to put the mechanical bull, but we'll survive without it. And you will, too, with lots of margaritas. [Ultimate Al Fresco List] Read more
  • Lisa R.
    Lisa RJuly 16, 2011
    The tacos are delicious and are large portions. Try to hold off on the chips if you can to save room for the food!! Check out for more tips! @phillyposts
  • Adrian M.
    Adrian MercadoFebruary 18, 2012
    JESS FOX! You want the smoked seitan and tofu fajitas. Its got rice, guac mushrooms, in west Philadelphia born and raised On the playground was where I spent most of my days Chillin' out maxin' relax
  • John G.
    John GaviolaMay 24, 2014
    The pork belly burrito is amazing. Each crispy bite is like I've had a heart attack and resuscitated at the same time.
  • Leah F.
    Leah FabelJune 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Enchiladas, BANGIN. Burritos, BANGIN! Get either one. You won't be disappointed.
  • Brendan R.
    Brendan RastetterAugust 15, 2014
    The goat tacos are fantastic! Also, don't forget to order a pitcher of margaritas. They're deadly in the best way.
  • Daniel W.
    Daniel WolfAugust 7, 2014
    Great vibe. It's so relaxing to sit outside. Many of the menu items are an interesting twist on classic Mexican fare.
  • C E.
    C EdwardsAugust 3, 2013
    GREAT bloody mary's and the food is delicious. FYI: It tends to get extremely busy, especially on the weekends!
  • Laurie S.
    Laurie SatranOctober 23, 2011
    The Caesar salad here is so good. Spicy, not over dressed, with cotija cheese crumbles and plantain chips. Try it and you'll fall in love.
  • Bruce B.
    Bruce BlackfordMarch 7, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    To all the jersey haters, there are no guidos here. It's nice here. Great atmosphere. Pleasant staff and you won't find a better margarita. #kony2012
  • Alex M.
    Alex MasAugust 2, 2015
    Good food. The huevos rancheros were amazing! And the watermelon margarita a must.
  • Kathleen P.
    Kathleen PoolakeJanuary 26, 2014
    If it's cold out, request to sit away from the windows and entrance. We were seated by the windows and I had to wear my cost during my entire meal because I was so cold.
  • Miguel A.
    Miguel AndradeApril 5, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Food is delicious, especially the enchiladas and quesadillas. Stay away from the guava margaritas though wayyy too sweet
  • Jackson I.
    Jackson IsaacsonMay 24, 2016
    Surprisingly strong margaritas that are very cheap, and an excellent chicken quesadilla.
  • Sandrine E.
    Sandrine Eat N DrinkSeptember 14, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Tangerine Margarita - On the rocks. No rim. Refreshing and strong.
  • Adele M.
    Adele M.June 25, 2013
    The Verano Adentro margarita is a perfect balance of spicy and cool!
  • Chris A.
    Chris AJuly 1, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the frozen mango margarita pitcher or the frozen guava pitcher, both are delicious
  • Richard F.
    Richard FisherAugust 26, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Good margaritas. Go with the classic, the flavors can be a bit sweet.
  • Erica C.
    Erica ClaytonSeptember 28, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    It's usually pretty loud inside, sit outside if you can. They also won't seat you unless your entire party is present!
  • Campbell B.
    Campbell BirdAugust 9, 2016
    Strong margaritas and staff that are willing to shoot the shit with you. My kinda place.
  • Sam F.
    Sam FMarch 17, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Brunch here is always good, especially if you're hungover... a bloody mary or two will fix you right up.
  • Sonalee R.
    Sonalee RashatwarAugust 12, 2011
    STRONG ass margarita pitchers. get it on the rocks in blood orange. plantains are excellent.
  • Madi D.
    Madi DuffAugust 31, 2015
    Mahi Mahi burrito, chips and salsa, dessert
  • Philadelphia Magazine
    Philadelphia MagazineJanuary 14, 2013
    Order the Mexican take on the special, Tecate and a shot of tequila for just $4.
  • khary s.
    khary sharpeOctober 1, 2011
    cool bartenders and friendly of the few places i always feel welcome.
  • Allison B.
    Allison BrahamMay 5, 2013
    Watermelon Margaritas are amazing, taco orders are huge!
  • Gab B.
    Gab BonghiNovember 30, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Ask for the off menu item: "The Frozequi" (Dos Segundos + frozen margarita). Deeelish & will get you cray.
  • Katie B.
    Katie BeczakDecember 1, 2013
    The seitan and tofu fajitas are amazing!!
  • Taryn Z.
    Taryn ZychalJuly 3, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Cucumber margaritas- try them. They aren't on the menu, you've got to ask :)
  • Amanda Lynn M.
    Amanda Lynn McCartySeptember 22, 2012
    Service usually blows unless you sit at the bar but the food blows ... Your .... Mind!
  • Kristen F.
    Kristen ForbrigerJuly 25, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    fajitas are the best. great vegetarian/vegan, and mararitas. Read more
  • 🌴om Z.
    🌴om ZJuly 24, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Shrimp tacos with guac! Out of this world!
  • Cary
    CaryJuly 22, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Great tequila lineup & margaritas! Always love going there!
  • Philadelphia Magazine
    Philadelphia MagazineNovember 18, 2013
    Al fresco drinking doesn’t get better in South Philly. Read more
  • Aric T.
    Aric TupperSeptember 27, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the Frozequis, it's awesomely delicious and refreshing year round.
  • Jillian C.
    Jillian CrullJune 13, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    guava margaritas are unbelievable, any burrito is perfect.
  • Gloria A.
    Gloria AngelMay 9, 2010
    their nightly specials definitely offer something differnt. I had the mako shark and it was delicious!!
  • Alyssa A.
    Alyssa Al-DookhiAugust 31, 2011
    Forget about brunch. Not worth it. Don't expect superior service or food, but it's just right when you have good company and want a pitcher. Also great for vegetarians!
  • Dennis B.
    Dennis BAugust 12, 2011
    Epic salsa verde with the complimentary chips. It kind of steals the show sometimes...
    DrinkPhilly.comFebruary 17, 2011
    Sit outside and enjoy a $2 Mexican beer or margarita M-F from 4-6pm!
  • K F.
    K FrameMarch 12, 2012
    Tacos with vegan beef and sour cream= delish.
  • Amber R.
    Amber RoseAugust 10, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Happy hour specials 💙 esp the sangria!
  • Joel B.
    Joel BautistaOctober 2, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Vegan tacos with saffron crema is delicioso!
  • Scott D.
    Scott D'alfonsoMay 6, 2010
    Only time this place is really worth it is happy hour for the cheap margarita pitchers... other than that,over rated and full of hipsters..which are ok usually,but the ones here get kind of annoying.
  • Kristen S.
    Kristen SweeneyFebruary 18, 2013
    Get a pitcher of margaritas and chips and guac at Cantina Los Caballitos.
  • Jenni R.
    Jenni RussellNovember 6, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    The cucumber margarita is dangerously good.
  • Heather C.
    Heather CapuanoAugust 22, 2012
    Good place to go for food and/or drinks
  • doreen
    doreenNovember 5, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    best happy hour half price pitchers! tip your server well
  • Barrett L.
    Barrett LaneOctober 31, 2012
    Really good margaritas and plantains. That's about it.
  • Elizabeth W.
    Elizabeth WeissApril 20, 2013
    Eat the chips and salsa and enjoy a tasty drink, everything else is too expensive for what it is.
  • Christopher B.
    Christopher BelfiAugust 14, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Best kept secret in South Philadelphia.
  • robert. w.
    robert. weaver.May 10, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    nothing like it used to. it is now a jersey shore hangout! warning! if you like blow outs and fake tans this is your place. staff is only thing hanging on to what it used to.
  • K F.
    K FrameJune 5, 2011
    Pear frozen margaritas are to die for.
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 5, 2014
    Emilio Mignucci, chef of Di Bruno Bros., eats here on his nights off. He loves the Goat tacos. Read more
  • Pinky B.
    Pinky Blyden 💋August 13, 2014
    Great service, food & margaritas!
  • Rachel S.
    Avoid the brunch. My huevos rancheros were lukewarm and soggy while my potatoes were underdone
  • kymber m.
    kymber montgomeryOctober 12, 2011
    when i die, i want to buried inside of the pulled chicken nachos
  • Jason K.
    Jason KaminskySeptember 12, 2011
    WWJD? Eat vegan fajitas at Cantina. That is exactly what he would do. #trustme Read more
  • Ali A.
    Ali AndersonJune 23, 2015
    Sangria & Tacos. Cannot make a bad choice.
  • Patrick W.
    Patrick WMarch 16, 2015
    Quesadillas are delicious.
  • Autumn A.
    Autumn AshbyMarch 21, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Any visit to the Cantina is incomplete without a margarita and the chocolate banana empanadas.
  • Kelly R.
    Kelly ReevesAugust 13, 2011
    Try the sangria....of course super yummy
  • Ivan
    IvanJune 24, 2015
    Hipster margs and tacos makes a day go better.
  • Tristan J.
    Tristan JohnsonAugust 20, 2011
    The Watermelon Margarita, sweet and incredible!
  • Kevin B.
    Kevin BowlesMarch 14, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    I found out from a friend that not all people realize Pollo is not pork. So there ya go!
  • Katie M.
    Katie MikeskaJuly 8, 2011
    Blood orange mojito. Get it now. You will not be sorry!!!
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew ClaxonDecember 2, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the plantains!! So tasty crispy!
  • Stuart B.
    Stuart BridgettSeptember 3, 2016
    Salads are a great surprise.
  • Christopher B.
    Christopher BelfiAugust 17, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Fresh Cantaloupe Margarita's.
  • Raven V.
    Raven ValdesJanuary 22, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Best eggs Benedict I've ever had!
  • Joel B.
    Joel BautistaDecember 4, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Vegan Beef tacos are del.i.cious!
  • Ferg
    FergMay 18, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    great food ,great people.Go there tip your bartender/waitress/waiter
  • Keith J.
    Keith JabbuschDecember 18, 2010
    The caliente margharita is incredible!
  • Antonio D.
    If you're a jersey shore douche bag bro dude, go here apparently it's the new spot for your shitty kind. Former patrons be warned this place is not what it once was.
    BCONNAugust 15, 2011
    Try the goat, it is awesome!
  • David F.
    David FMay 17, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Great veggie dishes and drinks. Read more
  • KevinTranz
    KevinTranzFebruary 26, 2011
    1/2 price pitchers of margaritas during happy hour!
  • Mon S.
    Mon SalvanyAugust 13, 2015
    Great brunch with watermelon margarita.
  • Ashley F.
    Ashley FeuchtAugust 16, 2011
    margarita pitchers are a must
  • Shelly G.
    Shelly GuptaOctober 27, 2016
    Amazing margaritas!
  • Christopher B.
    Christopher BelfiMarch 22, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Leave Philadelphia Behind. And I mean in the behind.
  • Bobby O.
    Bobby OliverOctober 13, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Get the Bloody Mary!
  • Tracy L.
    Tracy LeighJuly 1, 2012
    Nice place. Steak tacos... Ok!
  • Nicole D.
    Nicole DominguezMarch 21, 2016
    Happy Hour 4-6 weekdays
  • Paige J.
    Paige JoostFebruary 16, 2013
    Blood orange margarita!! Enough said.
  • Crystal B.
    Crystal BurhanceJuly 28, 2013
    Holy huge burritos!!
  • Tony B.
    Tony BurnettJuly 21, 2013
    Good times always great food
  • Smileypants
    SmileypantsMay 28, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    You want the seitan skewers.
  • Calin A.
    Calin AispuroAugust 14, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Tacos and sangria
  • Liz B.
    Liz BrandtNovember 19, 2014
    So many delicious vegan options!
  • △
    December 22, 2011
    Guacamole Dip. Mango Margarita.
  • Michael
    MichaelNovember 19, 2012
    Check out the chalkboard in the bathroom
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