El Jarocho

Mexican Restaurant, Taco Place, and Burrito Place$$$$
Bella Vista - Southwark, Philadelphia
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  • Argo 2.
    "The burrito Al Pastor is now one of my top 5 best burritos!"(2 Tips)
    Brendan R.
    "Order the carnitas and the chorizo, my favorites."(4 Tips)
    Chefs Feed
    "She loves the Carnitas & chorizo tacos."(2 Tips)
    Sara C.
    "Burrito Jarocho = spicy shrimp burrito."(2 Tips)
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  • Jeremy S.
    Jeremy S.3 weeks ago
    Al pastor is phenomenal
  • Guha A.
    Guha ArunkumarFebruary 7
    Amazing food here with some decent veggie options and crazy quantities.
  • RC
    RCJune 18, 2015
    Fantastic burritos and mounds of guacamole!
  • Ivan
    IvanJune 9, 2015
    Some of Philly's best tacos are here. The staff could be nicer.
  • Richie S.
    Richie StarkFebruary 25, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    My go to Mexican byob. Like their al pastor. Right off the BSL so easy to get to.
  • Jeffrey S.
    Jeffrey SiegelDecember 1, 2014
    Awesome special dishes-check the daily board. Very authentic. Big portions.
  • Brendan R.
    Brendan RastetterAugust 15, 2014
    The tacos are some of the best I've had in Philly. Order the carnitas and the chorizo, my favorites.
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 5, 2014
    Monica Glass, chef of Clio (Boston), eats here on her nights off. She loves the Carnitas & chorizo tacos. Read more
  • HUGO H.
    HUGO HOLGUINJuly 26, 2014
    Ask for the QUESO FUNDIDO (melted cheese) but tell them to add Chorizo to it.
  • Argo 2.
    Argo 215May 29, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The burrito Al Pastor is now one of my top 5 best burritos!
  • Max H.
    Max HessMay 15, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Burrito al pastor, all day err'day.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsNovember 13, 2013
    Small, friendly Mexican with excellent burritos. Known for their cream-based chipotle salsa."
  • Joel A.
    Joel A.October 20, 2013
    Get the steak tacos. Trust, it will not disappoint.
  • Joel G.
    Joel GoldmanApril 19, 2013
    The al pastor burrito is excellent, and HUGE!!!
  • Laura H.
    Laura HarmonJuly 16, 2012
    Get the chorizo burrito!
  • Kevin B.
    Kevin BowlesMay 14, 2012
    Food is good but the people who work there are rude. They need to stop letting the older lady work the phone
  • Greg S.
    Greg StoloskiMarch 20, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    For the price you can't be the tamales. 3 for $ 3.75.
  • Amanda J.
    Amanda JunerFebruary 29, 2012
    oh man. hook me up to an IV and pump chipotle sauce in my veins. so good.
  • Laurel C.
    Laurel CasciatoJanuary 6, 2012
    Get a pitcher of horchata to share with your friends!
  • Nina
    NinaJanuary 5, 2011
    Extra jalapeno sauce, please!! Stuff is great
  • Sara C.
    Sara C.December 9, 2010
    Burrito Jarocho = spicy shrimp burrito. It's AMAZING.
  • Alycia
    AlyciaSeptember 4, 2010
    The quesadillas here are good too!
  • Sam F.
    Sam FAugust 5, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Probably the best Mexican food I've had since I left Los Angeles. I recommend the Bistec a la Mexicana.
  • Mo Y.
    Mo YoungApril 5, 2010
    Go to El Jarocho to have the best Mexican in Philly! Small, mom and pop spot but has the best tacos in the city! Avaliable via grubhub.com!
  • Stuart R.
    Stuart RomanekMarch 13, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    'I dream of this place'
  • Brett A. B.
    Brett A. BumgarnerFebruary 25, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    3 delicious tacos for so cheap...oh! And the tostadas! - with that salsa!
  • Matt H.
    Matt HJanuary 30, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing burritos. Gave me 4 containers of diffrent sauces too! As a condiment king this was greatly appreciated!
  • Ricky A.
    Ricky AwesomeJanuary 26, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    best burritos south of washington ave.
  • Powen S.
    Powen ShiahAugust 12, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    get the tacos! treat yourself to a glass of jamaica (a hibiscus drink).
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