Cantina Los Caballitos

Cantina Los Caballitos

Mexican Restaurant and Bar$$$$
Bella Vista - Southwark, Philadelphia
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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
  • Philly.com
    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 tacos...so 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
    Upvoted 4 weeks ago
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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 www.phillyposts.com 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.
    Upvoted 4 weeks ago
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Sandrine E.
    Sandrine Eat N DrinkSeptember 14, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Tangerine Margarita - On the rocks. No rim. Refreshing and strong.
  • Chris A.
    Chris AJuly 1, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the frozen mango margarita pitcher or the frozen guava pitcher, both are delicious
  • 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!
  • Adele M.
    Adele M.June 25, 2013
    The Verano Adentro margarita is a perfect balance of spicy and cool!
  • 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.
  • Richard F.
    Richard FisherAugust 26
    Been here 5+ times
    Good margaritas. Go with the classic, the flavors can be a bit sweet.
  • Sonalee R.
    Sonalee RashatwarAugust 12, 2011
    STRONG ass margarita pitchers. get it on the rocks in blood orange. plantains are excellent.
  • Campbell B.
    Strong margaritas and staff that are willing to shoot the shit with you. My kinda place.
  • khary s.
    khary sharpeOctober 1, 2011
    cool bartenders and friendly locals...one of the few places i always feel welcome.
  • Philadelphia Magazine
    Philadelphia MagazineJanuary 14, 2013
    Order the Mexican take on the special, Tecate and a shot of tequila for just $4.
  • Madi D.
    Madi DuffAugust 31, 2015
    Mahi Mahi burrito, chips and salsa, dessert
  • 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.
  • 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 :)
  • Katie B.
    Katie BeczakDecember 1, 2013
    The seitan and tofu fajitas are amazing!!
  • 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
  • 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
    Upvoted 4 weeks ago
  • 🌴om Z.
    🌴om ZJuly 24
    Been here 5+ times
    Shrimp tacos with guac! Out of this world!
  • Aric T.
    Aric TupperSeptember 27, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the Frozequis, it's awesomely delicious and refreshing year round.
  • 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!
  • Jillian C.
    Jillian CrullJune 13, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    guava margaritas are unbelievable, any burrito is perfect.
  • DrinkPhilly.com
    DrinkPhilly.comFebruary 17, 2011
    Sit outside and enjoy a $2 Mexican beer or margarita M-F from 4-6pm!
  • Dennis B.
    Dennis BAugust 12, 2011
    Epic salsa verde with the complimentary chips. It kind of steals the show sometimes...
  • Jackson I.
    Surprisingly strong margaritas that are very cheap, and an excellent chicken quesadilla.
  • K F.
    K FrameMarch 12, 2012
    Tacos with vegan beef and sour cream= delish.
  • Joel B.
    Joel BautistaOctober 2, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Vegan tacos with saffron crema is delicioso!
  • Amber R.
    Amber RoseAugust 10, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Happy hour specials 💙 esp the sangria!
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