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Copabanana, Philadelphia, PA

Copabanana

4.6
4.6
424 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Copabanana University City has become a Penn institution with its genuine campus vibe. With ceiling to floor windows and a sidewalk cafe overlooking the campus scene, the Copa is also a popular destination for the nearby Penn hospital complex -- only a block away.

The Copabanana serves legendary margaritas, gourmet burgers and Spanish fries as well as Carribbean and Mexican fare. Copa is a true original and a refreshing oasis in a sea of bland corporate chain restaurants.

Join your friends at the Copabanana today!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Caribbean, American

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–12:00 am Sun 11:30 am–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (215) 382-1330

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    University City

  • Cross street

    40th St and Spruce St

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • 1/2 Price Burger Wednesday

    Multiple dates available
    Tue - Thu - 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    Wednesday: Half Price Burgers 11:30am - 4pm Enjoy great food, amazing drinks, and great savings everyday of the week at the one-and-only CopaBanana University City.

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What 424 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. R

    Ronnie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great friendly staff Food was great drinks was bomb!!
  2. Q

    Qijana

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    I had a good time here for my first time the food was awesome so delicious I’ll be back
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Really nice evening out food was good service was excellent
  4. B

    Bree

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    The last couple of times I been there the food seem like it fell off. And some of my food i ordered did not come out. The waitress barely came to my table but they charge 18% gratuity.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very friendly hostess and server. Food was delicious. Drinks and food are well priced.
  7. RF

    RachaelF

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    The food was good environment was cool and the waiter was nice
  8. GR

    GilaR

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, especially the vegetables, is fresh and nicely presented. The menu is very interesting but I seem to always end up ordering the Cantina salad without olives and with the lime viniagrette dressing on the side, with glazed salmon on top. mmmmm. My dining companion ordered the meat fajitas, which were plentiful and delicious. It's our neighborhood favorite, but worth driving or taking the 42 bus which lets out right on Spruce St.
  9. RB

    RichB

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding huevos racheros. Best I’ve ever had anywhere in the US or Mexico!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Food was really good with the exception of the Spanish fries. It was pretty lack luster to me. But other than that I would eat there again.
  11. CC

    ColinC

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    It was a good night to be at copabananas. I don't mind going back again.
  12. SA

    ShaunA

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Food was great and the drinks were excellent! Will go back
  13. CT

    CharlieT

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice casual atmosphere. Food was good. Seated immediately and server was friendly, professional, and attentive.
  14. CG

    CaleG

    Denver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Food was ok. The marinated chicken tacos tasted more like BBQ chicken than salsa chicken, didn’t taste very mexicanee. Got seated pretty quick. Overall it was ok at best
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    It was really nice. The server was nice and attentive.
  16. TM

    TiaM

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dannie provided excellent service! Always a great time! The food was delicious as always.
  17. KL

    KathyL

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience4
    My steak quesadilla was rubbery I really didn't enjoy it and my wings was hard
  18. YJ

    YvaJ

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to celebrate my and my mother's birthday. Staff was super nice, food & drinks delicious. A great day all around.
  19. CG

    CourtneyG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Drinks are always great. Food selection is good to pair with drinks. Outside seating is comfortable and nice
  20. N

    Nicoled

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    The idea that you can only reserve seating online is ridiculous. I go into the restaurant and was told to make an online reservation, which open table stated there was seats available at the same time im standing in the restaurant. So now I have to create an account. Very inconvenient. Gratuity is already added to the bill so wait staff doesn't have to work as hard. The chicken tinga tacos would have been good if the shell wasn't stale. The nachos my friend ordered were burnt. The best part was the strawberry margarita. That was good and for the money seemed worth it. 20.00 for three small martinis. Not sure I would visit again definitely had more pleasant experience in the past... last night was not it.
  21. KT

    KyraTheGoddesss

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My waiter was amazing and the service was lovely.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Drinks and food was great
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    We had a good time but our waiter only checked up on us one time since we were there, and we were there for a birthday! She was nice but we never got ketchup or silverware for an hour lol
  24. TM

    TiaM

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simar and Dixie provided excellent service as usual!
  25. AM

    AnnemarieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at the restaurant! Great atmosphere. Great service, waitress explained how the menu works by the capturing the qr code. The drinks were awesome, quick service. The food was amazing. The staff was the best especially our waitress! I would definitely recommend and will definitely return 👍
  26. LG

    LuzG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best place ever. Carolyn our server was awesome 5 star service. Even celebrities go there. That night Kevin & Kristine from Married at first site Philadelphia was there. So exciting. Food was on point, music and service on point. We will be back for sure. ❤❤❤
  27. LS

    LauraS

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding. So glad the place got recommended to me. Great for families!
  28. TM

    TiaM

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dixie & Nicole provided excellent service as usual! The hostess was also very attentive and nice! Food and drinks were awesome!
  29. DW

    DanielleW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Our waiter was amazing! The food was hot and delicious. I highly recommend coming on. Friday after work with friends.
  30. JT

    JuliaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food!!!!!!!!!!!!!¡!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  31. e

    evelynt

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    There was no chicken and felt rush I come there a lot never really have any problems but if you close at 8 on Sunday make your last reservation at 6
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very lovely staff, food was amazing and drinks where great as well
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Copas is always a good place when you need “that” margarita! Fresh watermelon marg was great as usual and did the job as expected! I always get wings and spanish fries! Never fails me!
  34. JB

    JamalB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The place is nice with good customer service I don’t mind going back again but I recommend this
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Birthday
  36. HR

    HowardR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    The food was good but we brought our dog and expected more. They used to be more dog friendly. Our waitress was accommodating but had to ask twice for the dog bowl of chips. She tried but it seemed as though she was new.
  37. C

    Cici

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience1
    The fact that they add mandatory gratuity is why the service sucks. The waitresses know they will get a tip regardless. I waited 30 mins for a drink meanwhile i was seated near the bar/drink station. The waitress just kept walking past me. When she finally brought my soda, it was FLAT. Wings were pretty good. Quesadilla was ok. Do not mix margarita flavors. It will taste horrible. Stick with one flavor.
  38. IB

    IshaB

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cops was perfect. I sat outside, it was clean and the server checked in with me regularly.
  39. DP

    DParker

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service 😊
  40. LL

    LeeLeeB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Food wasn’t as good as it usually is. Each of our entrees seemed rushed, not cooked thru. It’s usually better. Maybe it was a bad day.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

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

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Copabanana does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Copabanana also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 382-1330.

Copabanana is rated 4.6 stars by 424 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Copabanana

4000 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Additional information

  • Cross street

    40th St and Spruce St

  • Neighborhood

    University City

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–12:00 am Sun 11:30 am–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Caribbean, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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