Copabanana

4.6
248 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

    Tue - 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 248 people are saying
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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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4.3
ambience
4.4
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DMay
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Nice atmosphere and good menu selection.

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TeeB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food3service2ambience2

Well, let me start off saying everything was decent until I got the bill. Brie, was the waitress and she literally charged us $30 a drink. I would never ever recommend this place again. Please add your bill when leaving this place. I usually don’t but they are ripping people off. Super scam.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent from the host at the door she was great martinis was excellent!! My waitress bri was fantastic from the moment she greeted me and my bestie she went over and beyond checked on us several times thank you bri your customer service is excellent definitely will be back again

AJ
ArleneJ
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You have to make a reservation if you are going during busy time of day. Went for a late lunch at 4:00 pm to Copa at 40th & Spruce and it was peaceful. Our waitress was wonderful and very helpful. They add the 18% gratuity to the bill automatically yet we gave our waitress extra tip because she was so helpful. We only ordered appetizers because we had no room for the main meal after eating them. It was a good meal but it was a little chilly near our table. Worth the visit

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious, we will be back soon!

SP
SonjaP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, Great. Margheritas, Great. Service, Excellent. Parking, a little difficult. Overall, Great time with great friends

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great me and my baby had a good time for our lunch date

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RaeT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent. Waitress was excellent, attentive. I’ve been coming to Copabanana restaurant for over 27 years. Different locations. I’m set on 40th st. For the duration. Check them out!

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Butterfly
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jerky turkey burger is the best! The sauce has a hint of spiciness!.

TB
TimothyB
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food was good. Our server was fantastic and checked in on us frequently.

AM
AyonnaM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I love Copas! My best friend and I always come here. It’s absolutely the best

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GinaH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Server left and came back maybe twice (dropped off 1 round of drinks then food food) during our hour & 45 minute allowance. Wanted to order more but couldn't because time was up.

TM
TiaM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dixie provided excellent service as usual. We will be back and will requesting for her section again as well!

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Vane
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Great visit!! Service and food were amazing. Indoor atmosphere was a bit hectic, but that's to be expected. I had a great time!! And the drinks were very tasty (too tasty)

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good and never disappoints. Best margaritas in Philly.

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Ariel
New England
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Spanish fries are great after a few drinks. But the drinks are the best thing about this place!

JC
JenniferC
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ordered the nachos they were delicious. I would definitely order them again!

SP
SonjaP
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was fast, Food was Great, Margaritas were the Best. Be prepared to be there for 1hr and 45 min.

GR
GilaR
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always fresh. My 98 year old mother loves the sirloin burger!

SH
SuzanneH
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food was delicious. The service could had been better. Waited some time for our second drink and a lot of the waiters talking. B

SC
StevenC
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was good the atmosphere was great too I will be going back

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was amazing nice and warm.
Very attentive and make us feel welcomed. Food was great but the service is what made it. I wish I remember the waitress name!

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Toytoy06
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

My experience overall was great it was a good experience as always i really enjoyed myself

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It went well. Service was good. Food and drinks good as usual.

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Lala
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience2

It was disappointing to find out Copas closed at 8pm. It was a short birthday celebration. Also, the cheesecake you offer was available for me to put a candle on. Instead we just had shots.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was horrible the manager was worst then the server

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed the food and the drinks were great as well

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

It was perfect. The food was PHENOMENAL!

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JamesT
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Never before made a table reservation at a place where I've been before, just came in and hoped it wasn't busy or something.

AC
AngieC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I experienced a wonderful lunch!!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My mom can't wait to come back for more margaritas. Food and severance was very good!

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Yeep
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Copa I’ve been there a million times I love how I can make reservations and not have to wait the drinks and food is all great!!!!!!

GM
GhingyM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My only issue was the time limit on the tables. We felt a little rushed. But besides that, it was awesome!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

One of my favorite places ! Outdoor and indoor dining now because of the pandemic. Took my fav sandwich off the menu ☹️ fish tacos were good ! Service is great ! Drinks got me lit 10/10!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Everything was amazing just hate the policy of waiting for everyone to arrive in order to be seated. We had a friend who was extremely late. In my eyes if we were seated and waiting for one of friends we could’ve been spending money on 3 to 4 drinks. Other than that everything was great.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s not the same but it was still a good time.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time …. Food was delicious.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Birthday outing, no complaints

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Marmar
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good good had a good time good good good good good good good

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HildaA
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

They couldn't find my reservation. They charged an 18% tip and it was only three of us. They gave is 1 hour and 45 minutes and no one in the location. I was disappointed. I am told the other locations are better.

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 248 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.