Cantina Feliz
Cantina Feliz

Cantina Feliz

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cantinafeliz.com/
  • Phone: 2156461320x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday 4:00pm - 8:30pm
    *Please note, we will be close Thanksgiving Day
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Traditional Mexican, Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Timothy Spinner
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: Cantina Feliz has an array of spaces to host events for parties of any size from small business dinners to bridal showers to weddings and bar mitzvahs.
  • Private Party Contact: Brian Sirhal 2156461320x

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: The Fort Washington SEPTA Station servicing the R5 Lansdale/Doylestown Line is conveniently located across the street within walking distance of Cantina Feliz
A word from Cantina Feliz
Cantina Feliz blends a vibrant setting with a passion for hospitality to create an exceptional modern Mexican dining experience. We take a contemporary approach to the way we do Mexican food. Fresh, High-quality ingredients are the foundation to our transformation of amazing produce, fish, and meat to the food we bring to your table. At Cantina Feliz, we pledge to serve you only the best.

Please visit the other Feliz Restaurants, Taqueria Feliz in Manayunk and La Calaca Feliz in the Art Museum neighborhood of Philadelphia.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMexican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Cantina Feliz reviews from OpenTable diners
145 reviews since April 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (79)fit for foodies (76)good for groups (75)special occasion (45)vibrant bar scene (40)hot spot (38)great for lunch (33)kid-friendly (31)romantic (15)great for brunch (5)late-night find (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • never disappoints
    Yummy
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Love, love, love it here. The only bad thing is that I can't go there every day for lunch & dinner! Such an outstanding place:) can't wait to go back!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun evening out
    Acm5255VIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Definitely a hot spot with a fun menu and lots of variety! We will be back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of my favorites
    BarbaraR
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    When we want a good Margarita and delicious food, Cantina Feliz is one of our go to places. And the service is always top notch too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We Love the Place
    richojrVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We brought my wife's out of town cousin and his wife for dinner, and the food did not disappoint. We've never had a bad meal at Cantina Feliz. You can never go wrong with the Ceviche Verde and the Short Rib Enchiladas. On this night, our sever seemed a bit distracted, and disappeared for long periods. A particualr peeve for me - when clearing the dishes, he did so from one side of the table, basically laying over my daughter. Not good form.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great spot!
    Stefy
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Cantina Feliz is a gem! The atmosphere is great, very colorful and creative with their decor. Service was perfect, and the food was fabulous! Get the house made chips!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Much more than standard Mexican
    JillybeanVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I am not a big fan of Mexican. I go to Cantina Felize for my wife and because this is not standard Mexican. This visit was the best ever. We both got entrees (me the flank steak and her the black bass) and these entrees really highlighted the skill in the kitchen. Also, their guac is truly best I have ever had. This was high end cooking and everything was excellent. The cooling quality was the equal of a high end BYO in the city.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Carol
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    We really enjoyed this place! The food was excellent and the service was terrific!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always awesome
    dbeats
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Cantina Feliz never fails to deliver a fresh creative meal in a lively attractive setting. You may find it a bit too noisy at times, tho if you have kids you'll feel totally comfortable bringing them along. Always fantastic food!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This by far is my favorite restaurant, it blows Distrito out of the water.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Food was good. Watch where you sit, the air vent can bedirectly over head and then it gets very cold. We had to close ours. Thought it was a bit pricey.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, but pricey
    Ironmom2
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Celebrated a friend's birthday here last week. Drinks and food were very good, but the bill was awfully high for four of us. Our server was great and the margaritas are fantastic (albeit with an awful lot of ice...). Definitely try one of the spicy margaritas! Tuna guacamole is out of this world. Fish tacos were good, but I was not expecting the fish to be (very) deep fried. Everyone seemed to enjoy their entrees and the atmosphere was festive. Tres leche cake was just so-so. Will go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding flavor
    mle987VIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    One thing the dishes do not lack at Cantina Feliz is flavor! If something says that it contains chorizo, you get hearty chorizo pieces and not just an empty promise like most places. Shared a bunch of appetizers and loved them all - shrimp and chorizo quesadilla, chrimp and chorizo fundido, fried cauliflower, shrimp ceviche, etc. Can't wait to return!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious Mexican Fare
    MegsVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The food is authentic, fresh, delicious with lots of gluten free options. Guacamole is fantastic, fish tacos are on point and the margaritas are top notch. High up on the list of "real" Mexican food in town. More comfortable seating would make it the best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great choice for Mexican
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    The food was very good and the service was excellent. We told the waiter that we were going to a concert and needed to move quickly and he was very accommodating. We had one meal that was not done as well as the others and he corrected the problem AND credited the charge for the meal. I would defiantly come back when in Ft. Washington.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average Food - Poor value
    DavidS
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Average food with overpriced menu. This is not fine dining. Nothing to super complain about, nothing to voice excitement about. At least the margaritas are good.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was ok
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Seemed pricey. The food was good, but I'd try other places first.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Restaurant
    Size
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I just started eating Mexican and wasnt sure about trying here, but I was pleasantly surprised when everything I tasted was excellent. Much more authentic Mexican than some of the other chain restaurants. Drinks were great, appetizers were great and the meal was wonderful. The staff could not be more accomodating. We went with two other couples and they were a bit concerned that they heard the restaurant was pricey, but for everything we got and the quality of the food it was well worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still the best
    marshapetVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    This is still the best Mexican food out there. Nothing is drowning in heavy sauces, it is all fresh and " clean" THE best shrimp servache I've tasted, ever highly reccomend
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great addition to the neighborhood
    msbear
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    A girlfriend and I met up for dinner and drinks to celebrate our birthday. Service was top notch. Waitress always checked in on us but did not rush us out (we had a 3 hr dinner)! Food was delicious as well as the margaritas. Will definitely be returning soon!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    My fav Mexican restaurant because of it's upscale and delicious cooking yet moderate prices. You will find the chef' work 'out of the box' putting the typical Tex Mex menus to shame. Yummy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another awesome meal!
    Fab1VIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We love the food at Cantina Feliz as well as the incredible waitstaff! Everyone is very friendly and we feel so fortunate to have this fabulous restaurant so close to our home. The white sangria is a favorite, the nachos loaded with cheese, etc. and the vegetable enchiladas were incredible!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Anniversary Experience
    MykeeG
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    When we got there we waited about 2 minutes before we were seated. Perfect. I mentioned in the special requirements it was our Anniversary and after we were seated they brought complimentary Champagne. Nice touch. Waiter knew the menu answered our question and our meal and the experience were top notch.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch was great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Lunch was great at Cantina Feliz. Lee the hostess was so nice and welcoming. Great Lunch menu and we loved the recommendations made by Ian our friendly waiter.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not normal
    vegK
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Food was fantastic as always. Energy level is high and makes for a fun evening. Our waiter was less than ideal, certainly not the norm there. He looked tired and was not smiling or friendly. I even tried to be extra nice and crack jokes but nothing was working. Im not a fan of people who don't bring positive energy but of course I will go back - it is one of my favorite places!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent dinner
    adshansel
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Food was great but the noise was almost unbearable. Conversation was difficult. My son has hearing loss and it would have been impossible for him with hearing aids. It was a Thursday night and it was packed. That said, the food was superior.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mexican
    capn
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Cantena Feliz gives you good food, good service and in on of the one of the best Mexican reatuarants in the neighborhood
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • almost perfection
    86steakie
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I have had all great experiences at Feliz Cantina.. only thing that needs help is the steak taco..last time the steak was not cut against the grain which made it tough..other than that I will be back for the fish tacos for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good
    NotaReviewer
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The portions were a bit smaller than expected. For the price you might expect a bit bigger portion. I know somebody from our party ordered the special of the day, lamb chops, and was slightly disappointed when they saw three little chops on the plate. Also if you get tacos they do not include rice and beans, that's an extra cost. The house margarita was delicious.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best
    DonW
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Server was great! Very pleasant and enthusiastic!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent and Fresh - as usual
    Lisa214
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    I have been to Cantina Feliz for lunch with colleagues several times and it is consistently great. The menu is well executed and the food is extremely fresh. Service is always very good. My only suggestion would be to add a couple more items to the lunch menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Worst Service ever
    BelleNicoleVIP
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Arrived with our party for a corporate luncheon. Was seated immediately & greeted by a lovely & friendly hostess. Watched our server attend to other tables before he approached us for our drink order, 20 minutes AFTER being seated. 10 minutes later he brings us our drinks (again as he attended to other smaller tables and didn't go and get our drinks promptly) he finally brought us our drinks. And took our order but at this point, we had been seated for 40 minutes already. The lunch menu was very limited. From the time we were seated to the time we received our soup/salad option #1, it was 1 hour later. HORRIBLE SERVICE. Had to get our lunch to go because he took too long to serve us.
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  • Decent food.
    Luc2dinsVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    The food here is consistently good, I happens to have dessert this time( we usually don't order dessert), we had a chocolate cake, and the tres leches, both were mediocre. However, the queso fondito de hongos and nachos were solid. I have recommended cantina feliz to many people and will continue to do so.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a Great Meal
    richojrVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We've visited several times and have always enjoyed a great meal. I've eaten alone at the bar, and have hosted a table of 8. I particularly like the ceviche verde, and the chorizo fundido is a guilty pleasure. I've sampled almost everything on the menu, and they were all executed well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Awesome Meal!
    Fab1VIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Our recent dinner was absolutely phenomenal! From appetizers to soup, to entrees, the food was delicious! Our cousins from Toronto who were visiting could not stop raving. All in all, a wonderful dining experience! Service, as always, was very friendly and our food was brought promptly!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Delicious!!
    ExperteaterVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    My husband and I love this restaurant!! We always get at least one of the specials because they are always fantastic!! This weekend it was a scallop ceviche appetizer that was out of this world!! But it always thought to figure out what else to order because we enjoy sooo many things on the menu. This time we went with tuna ceviche taco appetizer and the grilled shrimp appetizer. They are two of our favorites!! Our kids love the chips and guacamole and then they usua make their own tacos with the grilled chicken. All the food is of the high test quality! No need to make the drive to philly because this place has it all!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    This is a great restaurant with fantastic food, great lunch specials, and fun decor.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous Mexican
    DuffyDuo
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    After a mishap with a requested table, the rest of our experience was wonderful. Our server was knowledgable and very attentive. The food was absolutely fantastic. If you go try the blue cheese and fig guacamole. It is one of the best mexican appetizers we have ever had. The rest of the meal did not disappoint us. At the end of the meal, the server came up to us with the dessert menu and told us that dessert was on them for the little mishap at the beginning. We definitely would go again!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • non traditional take on mexican
    rayjr13VIP
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    this is not traditional Mexican cuisine but the liberties taken result in tasty and unique creations. The classics aren't missing just remixed. It's a fun restaurant with pleasant staff. A place I might return to when in the area. And would suggest for someone looking for something different and possibly unexpected.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superdelish
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    First time at Cantina Feliz. Great appetizers - fantastic shrimp ceviche. We had the enchildadas - chicken, beef and seafood (1 of each) and they were delicious. The margaritas were really good also. Will definitely go back so we can try more dishes!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    The food was delicious. I wish the servings were a little bigger, because I finished everything on my plate. Nothing was overly seasoned. Our chips and salsa were never brought out however the waitress removed it from our bill and gave it to us to go. The Santana Margarita was so good. Definitely would recommend and come again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.