Copabanana

4.6
204 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!

Offers

  • 1/2 Price Burger Wednesday

    Multiple dates available

    Wed 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
What 204 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.2
ambience
4.4
value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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GabBS
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The way they barricaded the outdoor seating was very nice. We even had some cute little birds visit us at our table!

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Linda
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place when you want some great food, drinks and upbeat atmosphere.

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Jayb
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kelsey made sure me and my girls were comfortable and was very prompt. I look forward to coming there again!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Everything was good…just felt rushed.

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vipTasty
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food3service4ambience3

Good vibes and great drinks!

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Nikki
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was great , service was fast and friendly

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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Phillydeb
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress so sorry I forgot her name was awesome! Friendly all servers were very nice and everyone spoke.
Quite helpful a d friendly. My family members also loved it. Can’t wait to go again.

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BevyK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I ate at University City Copa in Philadelphia. The entire experience was great! We were a party of 8 and every single person was pleased with the service, drinks, food, ambience. It was a beautiful experience especially coming out of Covid Lockdown.
This establishment continues to follow Covid Protocols and all servers wear mask.
I highly recommend coming and enjoying Copa. You won't regret it.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were all amazing, the staff was friendly

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vipDavonW
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Waitress was amazing !

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wings! Margaritas are excellent along with the customer service!

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DanielleW
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was a very nice place to go for food and great drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The food was amazing and drinks were perfect! The girl at the front made us getting a table way harder than it needed to be. Standing in front of her she told us we had to make a reservation but they had tables open so I could do it right there. So I go to open table to make a reservation and she freaks out and says we have to go to the website to make one. So I go to the website and it takes me to open table to make the reservation... seemed pointless and a waste of time. I made the reservation and she sat us right away. As we’re sitting there I get an email from open table saying I missed my reservation, and obviously I didn’t. I had to go back to the front to double check I wouldn’t be charged for “missing” the reservation.

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LucreitaP
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Purple was awesome.that’s not her name but that’s what me and my fiancé. When ever we come we request to seat downstairs with purple. Her spirit is so awesome.

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MzBrown
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great keep up the good work and i will be coming back

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our lunch and the sun and air was nice
To sit outside

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ChrisO
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tastey, savory, bubbly and consistent. Vibrant fast paced. Good for a salad, Spainsh fries. Chile fajitas.

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KhadeidraF
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was nice the food was fresh the waitor was nice and the drinks was amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience2

The food was just okay but the service was amazing!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food & Drinks were absolutely delicious!!

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Tash
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Service was good.................................::

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff is amazing, welcoming and have gotten to know us

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AlanaM
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was Amazing and our server Dixie was the absolute BEST!!!!

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Capri
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fun place to go with friends. Best margaritas ever

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Casualeater
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food and service is consistently late. Food is good just takes forever just to get a waiter

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MichelleG
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was really great for a nice relaxing meal . The drinks & food were great definitely recommend

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TiaM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is always excellent! The food is awesome as usual.

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MoniqueM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Food & Service Was Great! I Highly Recommend Eating Here

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ShezSoAmazin
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating, food was fresh and hot. Very attentive. Drinks are on point

JB
JcBc
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Really great drinks and great food. Our waitress was great, very friendly, and got all of our orders perfectly despite us having a five person group.

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RERE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Waitress was great. Food was portion and good.I would visit again if I am in the area.

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Toytoy06
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every thing was great noel was a pleasure to have as a server !! I'm coming back in July !!!

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MelCole
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks are always poppinggg!! The service is good too.

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Kirby
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here twice in 7 days. First time, it was Thursday night and my group (of 4) didn't have a reservation. Unfortunately there were no spots open, but the WONDERFUL hostess did the best to accommodate us walk-ins. She told us of the possibilities of something opening up early as well as a maybe cancellation. She did her best and made us aware of our chances. We ended up getting a table for a few drinks and some nachos! Great service all around!!!

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MaiaT
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Copa was great! The outdoor dining was spacious and nice. The only thing I would say is that there’s some bees out there (which makes sense because it’s outside) but it would be nice if they could do something for that . And also the tables were a bit old . But the food, drinks, and services were amazing ! My whole party enjoyed their food !

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DanielleW
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Our hostess Ana was the best!! She was attentive and fun and kind! I will definitely be back and will be requesting Ana!

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Katherine
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and great drinks! Highly recommend for a fun night out with friends.

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MicheleM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food was undercooked and the service was horrible. The table was super wobbly and our drinks almost spilled. And my party was placed in the basement and that was dirty. It was good all over the floor. That visit totally turned me off….don’t think I’ll be going back there any time soon if at all.

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sandiec
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

The food was awesome! We both had the burger with the San Remo toppings and Spanish fries with shredded cheddar.

The place could use some updating/cleaning. It looks very beat up

Ebony was out server and she was wonderful

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 204 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.