Tequila's Restaurant
Tequila's Restaurant

Tequila's Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.tequilasphilly.com/
  • Phone: 2155460181x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm. Note: We require that your entire party be present, prior to being seated.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Traditional Mexican, Mexican / Southwestern, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Claudio Soto
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private room available for parties of 20 or less.
  • Private Party Contact: Dino Rosario 2159068519x
  • Special Events: We feature prix fixe menus on New Year's Eve and Valentine's Day (please contact us for the details). Tequila Nights are held monthly.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 16th Street
  • Public Transit: Located at 16th & Locusts where the #2 bus meets the #12 bus. And at the PATCO 16th Street exit.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Off-street parking is available. Various moderately priced parking lots on Latimer street between 15th & 16th streets.
A word from Tequila's Restaurant
Tequilas Restaurant serving authentic Mexican Cuisine for over 25 years. Please note; only special menus may be available on Valentine's Day,and New Year's Eve. Please call us to confirm.
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Tequila's Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
158 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (83)good for groups (69)romantic (65)special occasion (64)neighborhood gem (56)vibrant bar scene (35)great for outdoor dining (32)hot spot (30)great for lunch (17)notable wine list (11)kid-friendly (10)late-night find (7)great for brunch (6)scenic view (4)Show More
  • Pleasent Surprise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This was a excellent restaurant had a great time service was good food was excellent recommend to anyone!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Mexican in Philly
    Stikupon
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Before visiting Philly I wanted to find a good Mexican restaurant that had good food, drinks and nice atmosphere. Found a number of options with various reviews. All seemed to point to Tequila's as the best option. Boy were we not disappointed. The food was fantastic. They offer guacamole but it's not on the menu. You have to request and the portion you receive is huge. My favorite dish was the Queso Fundido. The portion was perfect and served with both corn and flour tortillas. The service was excellent with our server Juan doing a great job. Even recommended a terrific beer and margaritas for the table. Definitely recommend Tequila's for just about any occassion
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week
    Jerry
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Food and service were great! We were a party of 8 and we were late. They help the table for us on a very busy Friday night....Awesome customer service. Louis our waiter was great as well, and the food was excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Marie
    Mchhl
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Enjoyed a meal with a colleague. Good margaritas although not strong.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun and tasty!
    Harvester
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The food was excellent, and the ambiance was very nice. A little noisy but all else was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant wk 2014
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I went with a friend for restaurant week, so I'm not sure what things are like on a normal night. Service seemed a bit disorganized and was on the slower side. We were in no rush though, and enjoyed sitting outside in the beautiful weather. The food, especially the tortilla soup, was delicious!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    I know normally people comment on the food, which was very good. But I'll focus on the staff, which was excellent and accommodating!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Our server was spectacular and the food was amazing. Considering it was restaurant week and busy we were still served within good time frame was checked on. It was little dark in terms of little and loud at that start then died down in volume towards the end. That honestly would be my only 'complaint' if that was to be considered one. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to experience great service and food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great restaurant week meal
    lem7041
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I went there for restaurant week, as it would be too expensive for me to afford otherwise. The food was amazing, the ingredients were very fresh and everything was seasoned beautifully. The atmosphere was the perfect mix of relaxing and entertaining. I would go back again any time I have the opportunity!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun place- great food
    Tubbs
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This place is really good. The service was awesome and we all loved the food. Kinda expensive... We got a pitcher of margaritas $58- and they were really weak- tasted like all mixer. So that was the only thing that was disappointing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Due to high traffic congestion and downtown events, some members of our party were 30 minutes late. Tequila's policy is that the reservation will be given away after 15 minutes. There were people waiting for tables, so this was done. But, when all of our party finally arrived, the restaurant staff went above and beyond to find space outdoors for us, and to seat us all together. They were great, attentive, and the service was outstanding. The food was high quality and delicious. Our only regret was that we would not be in town long enough to return a second night.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappoints
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I have been to Tequilas for lunch multiple times and this was my first time for dinner. It was even better than my lunch experience. Terrific service, great ambience, and amazing food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • So mad I didn't know sooner
    Myabean
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Just when I thought I had experienced everything the Philly dining scene had to offer...There was Tequilas! Was the ambience to the waiter to food. Just simply amazing. My new fav
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing as usual!
    SPSD2014
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    My wife and I frequent Tequilas and we have never left disappointed. The food is just outstanding and the service is the best we have ever had. Our waiter, Silvio, was very personable and even remembered us from our last visit and what we even ordered! It had been almost 6 months since we last dined there. We cannot wait to return and will be asking for him but anybody we have ever had did just as well!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent, excellent!
    Kellyreview
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Food and margarita lists are extensive and unique. Staff is highly attentive and customization requests are always honored. Everything is fresh and delicious. Love this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expected more, average food!
    PhillyPhilip
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The location is excellent, inviting atmosphere, location a plus, service was great with the exception that my especial request thru Open Table was omitted, felt disappointed about this, wanted the experience to be an unexpected surprise. For the location, the price, and the ambiance the place has great potential; however, I will recommend to the restaurant: more emphasis on the food, the quality and the options are lacking. Expected more, much more from the food, especially considering the vast variety of the Mexican food.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mexican food in Philly
    LB624
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My husband and I were pleasantly surprised with our first mexican food experience in Philadelphia! Our waiter was fine, but pretty slow. I thoroughly enjoyed the chile rellenos, and my husband had delicious shrimp!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Place
    Alonzo
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This was our second visit to the restaurant because we In love with the food and service the last time we were there. The second was the same, simply outstanding. When in Philly; we will visit again!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I have had dinner and lunch here multiple times in the past several years and have never had a bad meal. Everything is always excellent. Service is great, everyone is friendly and fun.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Impecable as always
    westy
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We drive 1.5 hrs to eat here and its always worth it. You will find no finer Mexican food unless you go to Mexico itself. Hats off to the chef and the wait staff. You provide a top notch experience ever single time!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    It was a Wednesday night and the restaurant was hopping. Nonetheless, the service was attentive and friendly. Food was excellent. Two of us had grouper, a special, that was among the best ever dishes. Guacamole and chips were perfectly prepared and fresh. We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Delicious
    trizani83
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I've been here a few times now, the food is always very good and the guac is top notch. Our service wasn't the best this time around, but it was the waitress' first week on the job, so I'll give her the benefit of the doubt. We'll always be coming back
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wife's Birthday
    antldistef
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We had a great dinner at Tequila's....as always. We took several other couples with us, and everyone had a great meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Happy Surprise!
    Philly313
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We haven't been to this restaurant in quite awhile. We left wondering why not. Our meal was excellent! From the chips and salsa, to the empanada, to the grilled fish and the shrimp special - we were thrilled with our meal. It was well seasoned, fresh, and good portions. I especially appreciated the flavor. The salsa had a nice little kick and the diablo seasoning brought some heat. Perfect!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • La Comida Era Muy Deliciosa
    HappyDinerVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The food, drinks and service for our group of six was outstanding. Even though we were at the table at the entrance to the bar and right across from the bar, the noise and traffic did not interrupt our mail or affect our service. The staff was very attentive and helpful to our group members who could not decide what they wanted to eat. For a group that often eats like birds, we devoured everything -- the food was just that good. If you are a sangria fan, I would suggest the pitchers of sangria. It went great with the mail and had its own spicy zest that made it go down easy. And the churros for dessert were to die for!! So go get some of the great food there. You won't be disappointed!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This place has it all!!!
    Foodiegirl13
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Incredible service, authentic food, and fabulous drinks! What more can you ask for?! This is a favorite of ours when visiting Philly - it's always fantastic. The guacamole options are great, the specials are always outstanding...never had a dish that we didn't love! Staff is incredible and Siembra Azul is one of the greatest tequilas on the market. Exceeds expectations each and every visit!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZING Authentic Mexican!
    BigZPhilly
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I've been going to Tequila's Restaurant for many years and have always found it to be excellent food at a fair price. This isn't Taco Bell folks, this is authentic, extremely high-quality cuisine!!! The service is excellent, the drinks amazing and the food always surprises me with its freshness and flavor. Every time we finish dinner we find ourselves asking why we don't eat here more often!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Service
    foodforthought
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Head such an awesome dinner the other night, service was incredible.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Queso Fundido for Days!
    yummyyummyinmytummy
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We went to gorge ourselves after a 5k on Saturday. The mojitos and queso are PERFECT.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outdoor dining
    eater
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Good food, good service, great outdoor space. Food is presented very attractively and super Margaritas. Sidewalk dining on Locust St., which was quiet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Black bean soup!
    BackagainVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    The best !! Always a great experience. Food and service are both fantastic
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Tequila's never disappoints me. The food was great and our waiter was very polite. The only issue I had was that I made a reservation for a special occasion and we were seated by the opening of the restaurant. It was not very intimate with guests walking in and out right by our table. Other than that, everything was fantastic
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    sricksVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    The guacamole was top notch. Really enjoyed the mole chicken, as did others at my table. Salmon was so good my husband didn't save me a bite. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic!
    LNewphLock
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Went last minute on a Saturday just as they were opening, and everything was great! Great food, and greet drinks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Senorita
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    everyone was so respectful. thank you. will be back again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Where they corralled us
    Lessthanbefore2014
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I made reservation for a first date. I asked for a nice romantic area ( that I know exists because I've been there before ) but instead they seated us at a double door table directly aside the front enterance. It was a hot night to begin with, and we only felt the warm air coming from the street. It seemed, because it was a slow night ( a lot of people down the shore ) we were corralled into the same room with three other reservations. The server was nice and helpful but not what I had as an experience in the past. I use to rate this restaurant as my go to spot for the best experience in the city. Now, I may have to look for a different great experience. Everyone can cook great food, but the experience is what keeps me coming back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Enjoyable
    Nonnied
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    All of the dishes on the menu are tasty and well prepared, and many are unique in flavor, such as the Sopa de Tortillas, which is one of my favorites. Add that to the reasonable prices, friendly and efficient service with a flair, and a beautiful, artistic setting in which it's easy to enjoy conversations while dining, and you have a restaurant that's hard to beat.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good choice for upscale Mexican
    Mommaorr1
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Very good selection of more refined Mexican cooking. I did find the food a bit salty which always makes me wonder if salt is a sub for good seasoning, and although the owner makes his own Tequila, I'm not sure it didn't leave me with a slight headache the next day after just two drinks. Very, very loud and hard to hear. The guacamole was rather bland, unless you added the "extras" that they brought to the table with the mashed avocados. I would have rather seen how their recipe stacks up. Good value for the cost. Servers were great and obviously well trained.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfection!
    TAO1927
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Tequila's is a perfect 10! I loved everything about this restaurant. The mango and crab guacomole was phenomenal! The rose margarita was a unique, interesting, and refreshing twist to the traditional margarita. Their traditional margarita was also very delicious. Our entrees were incredible! Just the right amount of food, not too little and not too much) presented beautifully on the plates. We dinned outside and it was just a fabulous summer night! I can't say enough about the service. Our waiter was wonderful! He was knowledgable, personable and entertained us all serving beverages that he balanced on the top of his head. He even ran down a whole city block to return my sweater that I left behind. I highlyrecommend this place!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food!
    lovemexican
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Never been here before. Couldn't get a reservation at another Mexican restaurant so decided to try Tequila's. Glad I did! Food was great-champagne Margarita a must try. Now I have another fave!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.