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Dos Segundos - Cantina Dos Segundos, Philadelphia, PA

Cantina Dos Segundos

4.4
4.4
46 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican / Southwestern
If you're looking for an authentic Mexican dining experience in the Northern Liberties area, look no further than Cantina Dos Segundos. You can have your food as spicy or as mild as you like, and the array of choices is sure to appeal to everyone in your party. At Cantina Dos Segundos, you can choose from traditional fare like tacos or burritos, or something more daring like the chef created alas de pollo.

Whatever dish you choose at Cantina Dos Segundos, you will be able to wash it down with a great beverage of your choice. The full in-house bar will make for many great gatherings, family get togethers or corporate parties.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican / Southwestern, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 2:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat, Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (215) 629-0500
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    Northern Liberties
  • Cross street
    N. 2nd and Laurel Streets
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 46 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

46 Reviews
  1. NickC

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Too much sour mix in margaritas, meals came out lukewarm. Food tasted fine. Would be willing to give another chance.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place!!!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was really nice the tables made it intimate with the candles

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  4. KimberleyL

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Though we had our reservation set for close to 3 weeks, we were placed at an uncomfortable small high top table. I kept getting bumped, my guest were cold because it was so closed to the door. They obviously overbooked. I generally have a great experience at this restaurant but it’s usually because I have come before 6 pm. Also the food tasted bland. When my guest asked for an option that was not spicy, what she received was super spicy.

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  5. StaciP

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food and service is always just mediocre.

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  6. GregM

    Philadelphia

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    neighborhood go-to. one of my favorites in philly. will be back again and again and otra vez

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was slow and weird. It started with an awkward hostess when we walked in the door. We were celebrating a birthday and had to track down the server every time we needed drinks. He would also forget part of the drink order but we didn’t have the heart to tell him.We were a party of 8 and 2 of the entrees came out ice cold. If drink maintenance were a priority, we would have stayed to hang out after the meal. I’ve been here at least 20x and this was the weirdest and worst service.

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  8. dorisp

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious and reasonable.

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  9. loveeatingout

    Philadelphia

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This restaurant is so accommodating with both food and other requests. It is a great restaurant option for my family when some people eat meat, others vegan, etc.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Honestly one of the worse experiences I have ever had out

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  11. KikiG

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing!! Authentic Mexican food with a great variety for brunch!

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  12. JameelahV

    New York City

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We booked a table for 17 for a surprise 30th birthday on Saturday 11/16. The food was amazing and the service was superb. I’m pretty sure the chicken empanadas are the best empanadas I’ve ever had in my life. Everything was delicious and our server was amazing especially to be able to deal with such a large, loud group. I highly recommend this restaurant. They were so accommodating to our group, even allowing us to bring in decorations. One tip- parking is not great so I suggest giving yourself plenty of time to park or take an Uber if you can.

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  13. JayC

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    First the hostes was rude, he wanted us to leave the place by 6pm , there was plenty of seats and he said you have to go, I did not like the way he treated us, not sure if its because were hispanics but never again , they need to fire him.

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  14. Vanessa20

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cantina Dos Segundos was an amazing experience! The service was great and the food was delicious. I would definitely go back and would recommend this place to other people. Highly suggest getting the Sencillo margarita and churros and flan for dessert!

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  15. HBS25

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great atmosphere and amazing service! The food is good and the margaritas are excellent. Would highly recommend to a friend in the future.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and the margaritas we amazing. I have been there 3 time and that place never disappoint.

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  17. JMichael

    Washington DC

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, and even better margaritas. Definitely check out the guava margarita

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  18. CarolynClare

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best best best Mexican in the city!!!

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  19. Chris

    Philadelphia

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A hidden gem in Northern Liberties. Our party of four shared two pitchers of blood orange margaritas along with appetizers. Our nachos were very good, but the calamari was over-cooked. We each had a different entree. My carne asada burrito bowl was very good. The steak was well seasoned, tender, and cooked perfectly. The rice and beans helped to create a nice combination. I added some raw jalapeño peppers, which made the dish very hot and tasty. The other entrees in our group were equally as good. The service was slow but attentive. Great atmosphere with several rooms including an outdoor patio. The bill was very affordable, which is one of the many reasons that will have us return.

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  20. Bhuvan

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sit outside when its nice outside- best location + best food

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  21. newarkdiner

    Philadelphia

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent margaritas and guacamole. Entrees were OK, but nothing extraordinary.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and atmosphere were great! However our waiter seemed pretty disinterested in us!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place. Great drinks and food.

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  24. BrendaC

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Loved the food and the wait staff was great, but the place was so hot with no A/C and no ventilation. As well the room is very loud. Not sure if A/C was broken, or just not able to keep up with the heat, but not comfortable to eat/chat in this environment. Would go back, but def not during the hotter weather.

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  25. KimberleyL

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    One of my favorites, roomier than other establishments and you feel welcomed each and every time!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was alright. It definitely wasn’t anything to write home about. 5/10

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  27. StephT

    Washington DC

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Great food but a bit loud for a dinner conversation.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Slow service. Overcharged for happy hour items. Consulted with the “manager” who said he would fix it. He did not. Would not recommend. Much better Mexican food in the city.

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  29. Neekthegawd

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot but way too loud inside, turn the music down. Food was fantastic

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent and we didn’t have to wait long for food. However our waiter was terrible. He was quiet and unfriendly. He didn’t come and check if we needed anything the whole time we were there (which was almost 3 hours because he disappeared). I would go again but hope for a different waiter.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So accommodating for a large party! Thank you!

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  32. Niti

    Philadelphia

    110 reviews

    3.0

    110 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    They have enough vegetarian options. Our server was able to handle our large party of 18! Blood orange margarita pitcher was okay, the spicy margarita by the glass was fab! Appetizers were on the sweet side - friend plantains & cauliflower empanadas. Guacamole & enchiladas were good. The Brussels sprouts bowl was fantastic! Hard to find parking

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  33. Chris

    Philadelphia

    27 reviews

    2.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Wow--service was terrible tonight. Waiter forgot to put in one person's order (out of 5), never brought our chips & salsa despite asking multiple times, they tried to bring us 2 drinks that weren't ours....and then put one of them on the bill (when we called it out, he was just like "oh yeah that must've been that table behind you"...what?! And you just leave it on our check?). And had to ask for check multiple times to begin with. Food was good but took off a star for the margaritas which were overly sweet and seemed like they had hardly any tequila. 3 out of 5 of us have been before and enjoy the food, but we agreed this was the worst service we've had there.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 3, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Had about 16 people for a birthday dinner. We ordered about 10 pitchers of margs and barely felt a thing, so we asked if they could make them stronger. After they did supposedly, we still barely felt a thing. Service was average, but there was a lot of us and it was busy that night so we understood. Food was the best part about the meal. Everything was correct when it came out and it was very good. In conclusion, we were all very stuffed, but sober, at the end of the night.

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  35. MaureenW

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    When I clicked on directions for the restaurant from the Open Table App I was brought a very roundabout way to the wrong location which was a VERY bad part of the city. The actual restaurant was 2 miles away! The restaurant is actually in a very nice neighborhood... once we got there.

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  36. Nahnee56

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I am not into authentic Mexican food so this was perfect for me. I would love to go back again.

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  37. Miah215

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Waitress took for ever to take our order. Brought glasses of water but no straws. We were a group of 8 and only brought one basket of nacho and salsa. Not enough utensil on the table for 8 members. Food was delicious although small serving for the price.

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  38. AlexandraJ

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was great! I would highly recommend this restaurant and I will definitely be returning. Our server was okay, he didn’t really interact well with us but that did not affect my experience.

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  39. SarahB

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great fajitas and drinks. Good for a group and fun music. Perfect for a snowy day.

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  40. ToriO

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have always loved Cantina Dos Segundo. The food, service, and environment are always on point!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

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You can order delivery directly from Cantina Dos Segundos using the Order Online button. Cantina Dos Segundos also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 629-0500.

Cantina Dos Segundos is rated 4.4 stars by 46 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Cantina Dos Segundos

931 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19123

Additional information

  • Cross street
    N. 2nd and Laurel Streets
  • Neighborhood
    Northern Liberties
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 2:00 pm–11:00 pm Sat, Sun 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican / Southwestern, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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