Cantina Dos Segundos

4.3
24 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
What 24 People Are Saying
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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Love this place. Great drinks and food.

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BC
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 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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KL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

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

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

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

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ST
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

Great food but a bit loud for a dinner conversation.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 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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N
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 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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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So accommodating for a large party! Thank you!

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N
Philadelphia
79 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 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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C
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 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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OT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 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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MW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 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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N
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 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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M
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 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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AJ
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 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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SB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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TO
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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S
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

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

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f
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was absolutely delicious; however, the service wasn't good at all. We were missing sides for our orders, our drinks remained empty for a VERY long time, and the discussed-and-requested gluten-free entree arrived with flour tortillas. We're all reasonable people, and we understand that things might occasionally be missed when a restaurant is busy. Unfortunately, there were too many overlooked items for us to rate the service any higher.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

Nickel and dime would be putting it delicately... side of sour cream with your quesadilla that cane with none? $2.00... flavor the margarita pitcher with store bought sour mix? Another $7.00... you want the “fresh” chips instead of the out of the bag Tostitos? Extra $$. And the “fresh” chips that came with the guacamole to split with the table? They give you twenty. For a party of 6. Save your money and go to center city or Fairmount. Same price and might seem more expensive but at the end of the day it’ll be the same price and better. There’s no reason to pay this type of money for this type of food or service, it’s unfortunate, had high hopes for this place.

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BF
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great casual but tasty food at very reasonable prices, very friendly servers

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NA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The ambiance was great, such a cute colorful little place! The service was very quick and our food came out very timely as well. We got the carne asada enchiladas and they were delicious! The margarita was also great, especially did $6. Loved the churros for dessert! Would definitely go back! Also would be a cute place to just go for drinks at the bar. Fully stocked bar with a couple of bartenders!

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JP
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

I grew up in south Texas, just a few miles from Mexico. One of my favorite dishes from Mexico is cabrito (BBQ baby goat); you almost never see it on a menu in the US. I ordered the cabrito burrito. FANTASTIC!

....and they make good Margaritas and guacamole. Brunch is served every day--I'm going back for huevos rancheros asap.

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