Cantina Dos Segundos

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$30 and under
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Mexican / Southwestern

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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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NickC
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Too much sour mix in margaritas, meals came out lukewarm. Food tasted fine. Would be willing to give another chance.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!!!

KL
KimberleyL
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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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StaciP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food and service is always just mediocre.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

neighborhood go-to. one of my favorites in philly. will be back again and again and otra vez

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

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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dorisp
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Delicious and reasonable.

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viploveeatingout
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Honestly one of the worse experiences I have ever had out

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Disappointed
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!! Authentic Mexican food with a great variety for brunch!

JV
JameelahV
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 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.

JC
JayC
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

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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Vanessa20
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

HB
vipHBS25
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious and the margaritas we amazing. I have been there 3 time and that place never disappoint.

J
vipJohn
New England
16 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, and even better margaritas. Definitely check out the guava margarita

CC
vipCarolynClare
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best best best Mexican in the city!!!

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Christopher
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

BW
vipBhuvanW
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sit outside when its nice outside- best location + best food

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vipnewarkdiner
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Excellent margaritas and guacamole. Entrees were OK, but nothing extraordinary.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Food and atmosphere were great! However our waiter seemed pretty disinterested in us!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Love this place. Great drinks and food.

BC
BrendaC
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

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.

KL
KimberleyL
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

One of my favorites, roomier than other establishments and you feel welcomed each and every time!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The food was alright. It definitely wasn’t anything to write home about. 5/10

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vipStephT
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience2

Great food but a bit loud for a dinner conversation.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

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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Neekthegawd
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great spot but way too loud inside, turn the music down. Food was fantastic

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

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.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So accommodating for a large party! Thank you!

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vipNiti
Philadelphia
87 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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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vipChris
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience4

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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

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.

MW
MaureenW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

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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Nahnee56
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am not into authentic Mexican food so this was perfect for me. I would love to go back again.

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Miah215
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

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.

AJ
AlexandraJ
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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.

SB
SarahB
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great fajitas and drinks. Good for a group and fun music. Perfect for a snowy day.

TO
ToriO
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have always loved Cantina Dos Segundo. The food, service, and environment are always on point!

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vipSaucy
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience2

the food was good but the portions small and served like bar food and not dinner. the shrimp fajitas had a small amount of small shrimp but a lot of peppers the waiter was busy but did not even think to clear all our dirty dishes and we had to try to find help to do that. margaritas were very weak lovely atmosphere probably better for happy hour and snacks

FAQs

Cantina Dos Segundos does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. 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 45 OpenTable diners.

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