Mas Mexicali Cantina - West Chester
Mas Mexicali Cantina - West Chester

Mas Mexicali Cantina - West Chester

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.masmexicali.com/
  • Phone: 6109186280
  • Hours of Operation:
    Daily: 11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Kevin Ortiz
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Event Packages available!
  • Private Party Facilities: Our second floor is the perfect space for your next private event. Our Mexicali inspired Velvet Lounge seats up to 45 guests. Our semi-private Tequila Bar accommodates 90 guests.

    Weather permitting, "Más on the Roof" (rooftop dining) accommodations events for up to 150 guests with a great view of downtown West Chester!
  • Private Party Contact: Matt Krom 6109186280x
  • Entertainment: Live Entertainment on Friday evenings and DJ Dance Party on Saturday evenings! Largest dance floor in West Chester!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Walnut
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: On street and garage parking available.
A word from Mas Mexicali Cantina - West Chester
Más merges the authentic Mexican Cantina with an LA rock and roll attitude. This comes through in the décor, the food and the energy of the concept. The menu is packed with fresh traditional dishes as well as some signature Más creations tailored to the concept's heart and energy. The over-the-top grille features affordable family favorites like fresh salsas, spicy tacos, bandito burritos, sizzling fajitas, and endless chips and salsa. The menu also has a variety of vegetarian and Tofu dishes to please all of our friends.
Rooftop dining is walk in only, although if it is available upon the time of your reservation we will be happy to seat you on the roof.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Mas Mexicali Cantina - West Chester reviews from OpenTable diners
50 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating3.5
  • Food3.5
    Service3.4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
67% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (33)vibrant bar scene (28)good for groups (24)hot spot (18)scenic view (14)neighborhood gem (12)late-night find (10)great for lunch (8)kid-friendly (7)fit for foodies (6)great for brunch (4)romantic (3)special occasion (3)Show More
  • Rooftop fun
    westchesterlover
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Had drinks and light dinner on a Monday night here this week. Service from Dan was great and even the hostess stopped by to chat. Very friendly, comfortable restaurant/bar. Love the rooftop bar.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a great time at Mas!
    Emmm
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Never disapointed having dinner on Mas rooftop! We love the staff and super friendly owners. The good is light and fresh and the atmosphere is fun and beautiful! We LOVE Mas!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The food was delicious and they were able to accomodate my friends gluten free needs, but unfortunately we didnt recieve our entire order, yet we were still charged for it. Our waitress was friendly but the only time we saw her was when she took our order and when she dropped our check, so we didnt even have a chance to tell her that we didnt get our food. Errors could have been easily fixed if the waitress was anywhere to be seen.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Just falls short...
    Disappointed
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I had a bad experience the first time I ate here but thought I would give it a try again. It seems they just can't do things efficiently. The food didn't come out in a timely manner and our server wasn't attentive enough. Our "flaming fundido" wasn't on fire missing the point. The food tasted OK, but not exceptional, especially in an area where Mexican (or even TexMex) food can be outstanding. Disappointed again, so I won't be back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We have to work...
    Create2Eat
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    OK, the food was really good, the music was a little loud, but 45 min to get our food... well... This was a Friday lunch - we were out from work for our lunch hour. We walked, because the weather was fine, and when we got our food, we were already supposed to be back. We did ask when/if we were going to be served, and the food was out momentarily... The waiter was surprised to think that we had time issues - Hey, we have to work to afford to come here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner
    FridayVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Asian short rib tacos, rocked. Guacamole was old and taste less. Service was great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • When In West Chester
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Make sure you go to Mas Mexicali Cantina! Food is so fresh and tasteful. They have the BEST chips, salsa & guacamole. We almost ate too much of these to enjoy our fabulous dinner. Great night to be outside and lots of great energy on the roof deck.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Mexican
    GregWestChesterPA
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Good food. Our waitress was very friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just ok
    psucheerVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The margaritas here are awful. My husband has tried a different one each time we've gone with the same disappointing results. I almost feel like I am bothering my server when I want to place my dinner order and then no one followed up to ensure we received everything. The noise level is very loud. People were just having dinner, not partying, but it was oddly loud. The food is ok but nothing to write home about. 3 strikes, you're out... We probably won't be back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not a favorite
    FunnyfamilyVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Honestly I would not recommend this restaurant. It wasn't particularly good and it reminded me of a dirty college bar.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Roof top fun!
    letseat
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    This is the second time eating at Mas, and we have loved it both times. The premium margarita is fantastic, and the food portions are large. Finally, the cost is reasonable. Totally recommend it!!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • mike
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Burrito came as the wrong "Style" ordered it Chimi and it came regular. food took a while but understandable as we were on the roof top and food comes form the first floor. The drinks however took a long time to get to the table which is disappointing as we were at a table next to a rooftop bar. Some draft beers took 15+ minutes to get back to us from the time we ordered
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We dined on the rooftop bar area. The service was friendly; somewhat attentive, although had to track down the waiter. The food service was very slow, in that the manager came to the table and indicated that the chicken was 'not to the chef's liking', so it would be delayed by 20 minutes. A free round of drinks was offered, but when the bill came, it was not provided. It had to be addressed. The food itself was delicious. Would recommend it overall.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch With A View
    SteveHillen
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Great lunch at Mas today. Food was great and our waiter was really nice. Their tacos were to die for.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mexican with a twist
    WCDiner
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    This was our first time dining here and we loved it! We sat on the rooftop and the ambience was so beautiful. Our food was fantastic and our server was a total sweetheart. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • MAKS
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    We went with a group of 10. We had a wonderful time. We were on the roof on a Thursday night so there was a bar crowd so the service was extremely slow. The service time was our only compliant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great time
    Foodiewunabe
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    My co-workers and I stopped in for lunch today. This was my 3rd time dining at Mas and I was highly satisfied as always. We shared the mini chimi and nacho appetizers (not realizing how monstrous the nachos were). I had a steak burrito while my co-workers had some tacos. All the food was fantastic, and our server, Gina, was a sweetheart. She guided us to try the "VIP secret cinnamon margarita" made with Cuervo Cinge tequila. UN-BE-LIEVE-ABLE. I have never had a better drink. Great lunch!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Horrible service and food
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I've eaten here half a dozen times. The service is just awful. We decided to sit up on the rooftop. We waited at the bar until our table was ready. It took over 10 mins for a bartender to even notice us despite there being over 4 bartenders behind the tiny counter. And then another 3 minutes to get a menu. The service at the table wasn't must better. Plates weren't cleared and our entrees were put on the tiny table 5 minutes after getting out nachos and salad. My enchiladas were disgusting. I couldn't eat them. I think a new chef might be there. I picked out at least 20 full capers from my small amount of Mexican rice. Who puts capers in Mexican rice? I don't recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Service was very good, but food could be improved upon.Probably great for college kids, as the roof top bar is hopping.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sorry,not like last time
    FoodandNistaVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Went for Father'sDay just the two of us, because our son is living out of state.1st comment,they advertised a free margarita to all Fathers.The waitress never asked, or offered a margarita. 2nd,comment, last time I ate here the food was fabulous and my review was glowing.This time neither of us enjoyed our food.I got some kind of enchilada that wasn't what I thought I had ord.A waste of money. The Spanish rice was bad, sticky and no flavor?? They only thing good about our meals were the refried beans, and salsa verde.We were looking forward to this day,but got a big let down. Not sure if I will go out of my way to come back.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • MitchPA
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Had a great time with family. A Fun place to sit outside and or inside. Staff was great and attentive to needs.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • service was poor
    Ginger
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    We had to wait 45 minutes to get even our drinks. The manager did come over and apologize. The assistant manager came and spoke to us as well. Apps and food came all together.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mexican Done Right
    JB22VIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Looking for the real McCoy? You'll find authentic Mexican cuisine served in a bright and energetic setting at MAS.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Milan
    Gretchen
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Fun vibrant atmosphere - fresh food - there was an hour wait for rooftop dining - but we did have a nice time :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day disaster
    JenAVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Was in the mood for Mexican so we tried this. Our waiter although very nice was awful. Took forever to get our drinks and even longer to get our food (and it wasn't that crowded). The kicker of the night came when we asked for our check. Literally - 10 mins to GET the check and then another 10 waiting on him to run our credit card. My husband seriously wanted to dine/dash at that point! Instead we paid cash - oops - not much of a tip though as we were short on cash. DO NOT recommend it for anything beyond the bar scene. Food was mediocre.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 25 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.5
    • Food3.3
    • Ambiance4
    • Service3.6
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 195 reviews are from the Mas Mexicali Cantina - West Chester reviews archive.
  • Mas really DOES mean more!
    Eat2Live
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    We decided on Mas for my better half's birthday dinner, partly because of other recommendations, partly because we were going to West Chester to pick up her son to join us from WCU, and partly from the four stars on OpenTable. It was a miserable night weather wise, but the restaurant is convenient to parking so we didn't get too wet on the way in. Upon arrival, the staff was friendly & accommodating, and when I asked for any special birthday surprises they were more than happy to oblige! We sat in the "cantina" area, which was relatively busy for a Tuesday night. The server was great, the food was awesome (from the Guac & Chips to the Steak Tampiqueno... mmmm!). We would go back there in a New York minute - many other dishes we want to try!
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it
    VetNurse
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    I really like going here. It was my second time, and neither was I disappointed. The staff is friendly and courteous and the food is true mexican (not tex mex). The rooftop deck area is amazing!!!!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-Night Find, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Best west of California
    FoodandNistaVIP
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Being raised in So.California and vacationing extensively from Alcapulco up to Baja, this food is the best. Never thought I could find GREAT Mexican cuisine in PA.Our first time there,won't be our last. LOVED the Killer Quesadilla, Chicken Tacos, and Chimis. The salsa they give you with chips when you sit down is great. My husband ate all of it. Their salsa verde(green) is the best I have ever had. Special Margaritas are fabulous! Can't wait to try eating outside on the roof top, so to speak, when it warms up. There are so many things we want to try on the menu, it will be fun doing so. If we lived closer to them we would be there a minimum of twice a week.This place is a keeper on our list!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Expensive for Tacos
    LuvItalian2
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    My husband and I were surprised at how small the Tacos were. Everything is a la carte now and so by the time you paid 12.00 for 3 tacos and 1.99 for a very small serving of rice and another 1.99 for the refried beans - you've paid far more than you would at other restaurants. The expense will keep me from going back for Tacos.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • decent food. terrible service
    timcav
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    The food at Mexicali was better than I remember from a year ago when I was there last. But our waitress was so bad it's difficult for me to recommend. There are too many good dining options in West Chester to take a chance on a place with lousy service.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed with the Magaritas
    Shell
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    The food was good. We had the enchiladas and the short rib tacos. The Magaritas were very disappointing. I was excited to drink a good Mexican restaurant Magarita, but it was not well made. Both our drinks tasted like a cup of water with ice and a spritz of lime juice. I sent it back and the remixed version tasted like a tequila on the rocks. There was no flavor. The server was nice, but was overwhelmed and had too many tables.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superb Lunch
    SouthEastPADiner
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    My fiancee and I stopped in for a late lunch and were very pleased with our experience. We have been to Mas multiple times and were very excited to learn of their new menu. The new tacos on their menu are unbeatable and our guacamole appetizer was the best we have ever had. Our server was awesome too!
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  • Food was not as good as i
    FrankVIP
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    Food was not as good as i thought it would be. Our server Gina was very nice and helpful.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food poor service
    pjdevil
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I took my girlfriend to Mas Mexicali for Valentine's Day dinner. The food was very good as we split a queso fundito which was delicious. For my entree I got a burrito which was also good while my girlfriend got shrimp enchiladas which she liked. My girlfriend was given a rose halfway through the meal for the holiday and we also got a free dessert of strawberries and chocolate which was a nice touch. The food was very good overall, but that was really the best part of my experience. The service was lackluster at best as we did not receive any chips or salsa until we asked for some after we finished our appetizer. We also had to ask for plates for our appetizer. If you like Mexican food and can deal with below average service then eat here.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, watered down drinks!
    JOChesterCounty
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Saturday night at Mas was loud and boisterous between the noisy bar crowd and the loud music (but too loud for a dinner table conversation). My seafood enchilada was fabulous - loaded with big chunks of shrimp and scallops with a decadent cream sauce. The other dishes at the table were fine - chicken quesadillas were hearty but extremely spicy (with no warning), and the mole chicken was not seasoned enough but good. Margueritas were very watered down, like they had been in a pitcher over ice for a while - little taste and little tequila. Good chips and salsa, friendly service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was one of our colder days
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    It was one of our colder days this year so outdoor dining was closed but the number of guests dining or meeting at the bar was large. This restaurant consistently has the best Mexican food this side of San Diego. Having lived in San Diego area for over 20 years, we believe they have the perfect ambiance, decor, and selection of menu items. Happy to find a place like this in the Philly area.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service, good food, fun place
    JimH
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    Really enjoyable evening dinner with our family. Convenient to make a reservation through OpenTable, great service, lively fun atmosphere, and good food. We liked the appetizers and chips; filling portions of the entries left us taking some of it back home. Fajita Feista - combo of shrimp, chicken, and steak was good; everyone was pleased with their selections. For a casual and affordable evening out, this is definitely a nice option in West Chester
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Holiday Cabaret is so much fun!!
    JudyMVIP
    Dined on 12/22/2013
    Some friends and I went to the annual Drag Holiday Cabaret (formerly at Jazmine Thai). Always so much fun. They really need more space for it, the divider between the bar and seating makes it hard to get a good view. Food here is always very good and reaonably priced. Chips and salsa are addictive! One pet peeve - please put the prices for the drinks on the menu. This trend is ridiculous. I'm not buying something without knowing the price, so I asked our waiter. He didn't even know the prices. Turned out the house wines were just as expensive as the premium wines! I drink less when I don't know the prices since I don't want to keep asking the waiter.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nutcracker room
    Tengirlshashtag
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    We had a group of ten girls and the staff accommodated us the whole time. When we walked in and requested a quieter table, they were more than happy to move us. Our waiter Dalton was great! Separated our checks without making it a hassle and took a million pictures with multiple phones as requested. He also made great margarita recommendations! Thanks dalton!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worst Mexican restaurant in
    crphillyVIP
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    Worst Mexican restaurant in West Chester. "fish" taco's consisted of 1 small piece of something like a Mrs Pauls fish stick in each taco. No lettuce, no nothing. For $10 for 2 of these this place is awful.
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    • Noise LevelModerate