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
Cantina Feliz reviews from OpenTable diners
111 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (65)good for groups (56)fit for foodies (55)hot spot (31)vibrant bar scene (28)special occasion (27)great for lunch (25)kid-friendly (22)romantic (11)late-night find (7)great for brunch (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • We have been there twice.
    Philly313
    Dined on 2/25/2011
    We have been there twice. It is a bit loud because it is a very busy and popular restaurant. Our server was very personable and knowledgeable. He helped to make the evening very enjoyable. The food is outstanding!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Though we thought that Cantina
    BobbieVIP
    Dined on 2/20/2011
    Though we thought that Cantina Feliz was good it was not great, and the menu is somewhat limited. Though I would go back there, I would not hurry since there are other Mexicanrestaurants in the area that I think are better.
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  • The restaurant was nicely
    mtbkrs
    Dined on 2/20/2011
    The restaurant was nicely decorated. I like that the were many rooms rather than one large room as it kept the noise down. The food was good and attractively presented. The house salsa and guacamole were excellent. However, the menu was a bit limited. I'd like to see a few more specialty choices. The service was just ok. The server never checked to see how everything was after the food was served. On the other hand, we were not rushed. When she did stop by the table, she was pleasant and helpful.
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  • Eventually......the food was
    KandD
    Dined on 2/20/2011
    Eventually......the food was very good. Terrible service. 10 min before water was poured. 15 min between ordering drink and receiving drink. Appetizers arrived 40 min after ordering (too long with a drink and nothing to eat - do not expect tortilla chips/salsa). Another long wait between appetizers and entrees. Tables on either side had slow service too, altho their food arrived before ours (same waiter) - seemed that the bar/kitchen were the problem, not the waiter. Waitstaff rushing too and fro; frenetic feel combined with inefficient service. The only saving grace was the food itself, which was delicious: tortilla soup, hiramasu ceviche, carnitos tacos, chicken enchiladas - definitely a cute above the usual "Mexican."
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  • Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/20/2011
    The food was great. This place will be there for a long time it is great to finally see something make it in that restaurant. I highly recommend the Beef nachos, and the Steak tacos. Beautiful presentation!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • The resturant was very noisey.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/18/2011
    The resturant was very noisey. Hard to hear people at your own table. There wasn't any atmosphere. The food was fine but not outstanding.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Suburban foodie haven!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/17/2011
    We think this place is absolutely outstanding! Food, service, everything is just to die for. Recommend the black bass and NY strip steak as favorites - and just about anything on the appetizer menu. All so freakin good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Distrito II
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/16/2011
    Distrito of the suburbs! With a much more appropriate atmosphere to compliment the refined flavors of Mexican cuisine. A very knowledgeable server gave us the time and attention we required to make the best menu choices for our palettes. Though Cantina Feliz is located in Fort Washington, expect to pay Downtown prices, but for a night out, it's worth the denaro and saving on the drive into town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • If you go for the drinks alone,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/14/2011
    If you go for the drinks alone, you wont be dissapointed! Everything is FRESH FRESH FRESH!!! Blood orange margherita was on special and it was amazing. The food was, again, super fresh and well thought out! We left there full and pleasently satisfied! SO happy that a great new restaurant has opened around here! My husband and I are self proclaimed "foodies" and can be a little critical, but i honestly have nothing bad to say, all positives!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing! I highly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/14/2011
    Awesome food, great environment, and attentive service. The menus, although on the alley side, had a good variety of unique and interesting dishes. We liked everything we had there. The desserts were great too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I am very excited to have
    NitiVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2011
    I am very excited to have a downtown quality restaurant in the suburbs! Cantina Feliz food is similar to Distrito in Philadelphia. Dinner can be noisy, but lunch is quieter. The lunch deal at $12.95 for 2 courses and soda is awesome. Fresh ingredients, good presentation, attentive staff and good vegetarian options. Decor is vibrant and I love the seating by the windows with the sun streaming in. I wish Tim & Brian lots of luck.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Highly Recommend
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/13/2011
    First time my wife and I ate at Cantinza Feliz. The food was very good and our waitress was excellent. We had a very enjoyable Valentine's Day dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Way too noisy. No chips &
    denwaVIP
    Dined on 2/12/2011
    Way too noisy. No chips & salsa offered. Eclectic Mexican & small portions. Not worth the money if you truly want Mexican.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Thank goodness. A Center City
    twelVIP
    Dined on 2/12/2011
    Thank goodness. A Center City quality restaurant in the burbs, that does not charge higher than Center City prices. I will definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food, great decor
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/12/2011
    Excellent food, great decor and our waitress Adria was spectacular
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First visit for us and our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 2/10/2011
    First visit for us and our friends on a Thursday night. Service was very attentive; everything on the menu was explained very well - a few things on the menu were new to us. Food was excellent, and there was a nice selection of wines, including some Spanish gems. All at very reasonable prices. Great first experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious! So glad to have
    phillyfoodiesVIP
    Dined on 2/9/2011
    Delicious! So glad to have a surburban restaurant that rivals downtown in food quality. Innovative. Great Service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I'll give it another shot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/9/2011
    My friend and I went here after going to Zumba, and I didn't feel out of place in my yoga pants. I noticed some diners were very dressed up and others were casual. The service was great. I ordered a margarita which was good and the chicken enchiladas. The enchiladas were ok. The way they were prepared almost reminded me of Italian food. The sauce was very tomato-y. My friend ordered the al carbon beef tacos which she said were good but she would've preferred more fixings to build with, as they only came with tortillas, beef, cilantro, salsa, and refried beans. I would go back as I liked the atmosphere, but I would try something else on the menu.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Friendly and accommodating
    SMOscVIP
    Dined on 2/9/2011
    Friendly and accommodating wait staff and management. Great food and drinks. Food almost came out TOO hot from the kitchen, but that's preferable to cold! Nice ambiance. Definitely recommended for a local dining experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We've anxiously awaited the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/7/2011
    We've anxiously awaited the opening of this restaurant, but it was beyond our expectations. The owners did a super job with the remodel. The sconces, paint colors, and the murals all work together to help create the perfect ambience. The food was absolutely stellar! The staff was quite welcoming. Our server, Nina, was down to earth, friendly, and very knowledgeable about the menu. The bus boy cleared the table promptly and refilled water glasses regularly. The timing between our courses was perfect. We can't wait to return. This place is a gem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Horrible experience!! Went
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 2/5/2011
    Horrible experience!! Went here on a recommendation from my wife who dined here when it first opened. Guess it was beginners luck for her. We went back last weekend and were disappointed across the board.. - mediocre food, - a margarita that was undrinkable and had to be sent back (you'd think they could at least get this right). The margarita we ordered was actually more expensive than the entree. Never again!!! - horrible service - we tried to order a bottle of water and had to ask 5 times before we finally had it brought to us. Our waiter disappeared and spend little to no time following up with us. - The noise level in this place is unacceptable. Waiting for this place to go under and something new to replace it.
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  • Would have loved the evening
    volunteer
    Dined on 2/4/2011
    Would have loved the evening more had we been able to withstand the noise. Apparantly this ia another place for young people. I suppose they do not need conversation. We enjoyed the food and service. We will probably not go back to this restaurant unless I'm not speaking to my husband.
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  • the food is very good, so
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/3/2011
    the food is very good, so happy that I don't have to go into town to get a great carnitas!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very disappointed. We order
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/31/2011
    Very disappointed. We order a wedge salad to share for $8 and they served us 1/4 of a wedge. Ordered steak taco platter and it didn't come with rice and beans for $17. The food was very salty.
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  • A great new addition to the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 1/31/2011
    A great new addition to the Ambler area restaurant scene.
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    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cantina Feliz looks like a winner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/29/2011
    Only open three weeks, Cantina Feliz appears to have already made it, as the place was packed for dinner at 10:00 pm on Saturday night. The atmosphere is warm, with a healthy adult crowd that clearly enjoys the tastes from well groomed wine and beer lists and a delicious menu. Our server was just terrific -- he was attentive, informed, and personable. The food was fresh and delicious. We ordered an artichoke huarache appetizer that had just the right mix of poblanos and truffles to flavor it. My wife had the baja fish tacos as her entree, while I stayed vegetarian with the mushroom tacos. Both were flavorful and yummy, and were complimented by the perfectly prepared rice and beans. Overall, great taste and a great first experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved the food at Catina Feliz!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/29/2011
    Loved the food at Catina Feliz! The best and most diverse Mexican I have found in the area. We ordered several items from the appetizer, side dish and entree sections of the menu and they were all terrific. The servers were attentive and knowlegable. Two thumbs up!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Menu was too limited for our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 1/29/2011
    Menu was too limited for our tastes. Noise was so loud that we were tired just trying to listen to each other...impossible to have a conversation!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was excelleent and the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/29/2011
    Food was excelleent and the service was outstanding! Would definitely go back. Must try the magaritas
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  • Cantina Feliz has only been
    fortwashingtonfood
    Dined on 1/29/2011
    Cantina Feliz has only been open for a couple of weeks, but the owners and staff greeted us at the door and promptly led us to our table. Food was excellent and prices appropriate to the area. Portion size was good. Although we like to 'get our monies worth' we were not bringing home leftovers this time, as we have found from some other Mexican restaurants. We certainly did not leave hungry, either. We will most certainly be back in the near future.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The service was wonderful.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/28/2011
    The service was wonderful. We had very attentive servers and extra staff. The atmosphere was very nice. It created a happy vibrant scene. The food was OK, with somethings being very good and others just ordinary. The salsa was exceptional while the guacamole was nothing special. I had the fish tacos which were a little boring, not bad, but just not worth ordering again. My husband and another friend had the strip steak which was good and our other friend had the mushroom taco that she said was ok. The dessert was delicious. It was the apple guava crisp with cinnamon ice cream. All in all I would go back to try some other things, just not in a hurry to do so. The menu is not large enough to give me reason to return quickly, but worth a try.
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  • Disappointing Trip to Cantina Feliz
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/28/2011
    My husband and I were very excited to try Cantina Feliz after hearing all the buzz about the restaurant. The noise level in the restaurant is quite high and at times it was difficult to hear our server. Our server came to our table the moment we sat down and wanted our order. We felt a bit rushed and asked her to return in few minutes. The menu selection was quite disappointing. It is very limited so I excepted some specials but there were none. I ordered the baja fish tacos with a side of corn and my husband got the chicken fajitas. Both items had little to no flavor and were not what we would expect from a Jose Garces protege. We also ordered fresh fruit margaritas and could not taste a bit of pineapple in them.
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  • Although our food was good,
    ChristineVIP
    Dined on 1/28/2011
    Although our food was good, the presentation was poor and the noise level made it hard to have any kind of conversation. Fun addition to the neighborhood, but I am hoping they will work out the noise level.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent service - friendly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/25/2011
    Excellent service - friendly and professional. I was impressed by our waiter's knowledge of the menu offerings. Decor is modern without trying to be trendy. Felt comfortable - warm and welcoming. Food definitely upscale and was presented well. I'm hoping for more vegetarian options.
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  • Just "OK"
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 1/23/2011
    The food was ok. The portions were small for the price. The menu was limited. I think they have the right idea but some things could be "tweaked" to make a top-notch restaurant.
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  • We had a really nice dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 1/23/2011
    We had a really nice dinner and were pleasantly surprised that service was excellent so soon after opening. Big hits were the crab fundido, short ribs (already looking forward to come back to have it again!), and plantains. Artichoke flatbread was a bit bland. The crab enchilada didn't quite work for us with the squash sauce. Margaritas were also very good. Looking forward to going back soon.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a find outside of the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 1/22/2011
    What a find outside of the city. Everything was outstanding but the ceviche verde was simply out of this world...one of the best things I've eaten anywhere in a long time. It's a bit of a hike outside of the city but the train from Center City was a breeze and the restaurant is right across from the Ft. Washington station. The 30 minute trip was so worth it. Will definitely be going back the next time in Philly! You must go!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food and good service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 1/22/2011
    Good food and good service. Noisy. A coat hanging room is needed. Too little wine poured by the glass for the amount charged. Other prices seemed reasonable. Probably difficult to heat the entry portico, but it's cold waiting there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I really liked the restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/22/2011
    I really liked the restaurant except the table we were sitting at had NO lighting and it was nearly impossible to see the menu. Also, we were sitting in a wind tunnel and every time the door opened it was freezing. We had to keep our coats on.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I found the food to be fair
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 1/21/2011
    I found the food to be fair and serving size to be a little on the small side. The lighting was so dim, it was difficult to read the menu. Also, the restaurant was so noisy that my friends and I had to shout to each other across the table. On the up side, we were seated immediately and the service was outstanding. Although I wouldn't recommend Cantina Feliz for dinner, I think it would be a good place for drinks and appetizers.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic