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Los Catrines & Tequila's Restaurant & Bar

1602 Locust St. (16th St.) Send to Phone
Authentic Mexican food, house-made tequila and a good vibe in a Center City brownstone.
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Local Deals: 120 * 90

Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly
Open late

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5.0 rating over 2 reviews

Los Catrines & Tequila's Restaurant & Bar Restaurant Review

: A fixture in Philly since David Suro opened it in 1986, Tequila’s is lovely --- all glittering chandeliers, colorful murals of Mexican life, and los catrines, the whimsical skeletons that were symbols of the 1910 revolution. Suro and Claudio Soto turn out all manner of Mexican food from various parts of that country, everything carefully spelled out in Suro’s poetic menu descriptions. Have margaritas by all means, and try the empanadas and anything that contains huitlacoche or a mole sauce. A three-course $15 lunch is a good deal, as is happy hour, which kicks off at 2 p.m. --- unusual in Philly --- and includes discounted appetizers at the bar. The crêpe with vanilla ice cream is fine for dessert. Choose from a 100-bottle tequila list, which includes Siembra Azul, Suro’s own Kosher, 100 percent blue agave, small batch tequila.

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