El Barrio Cantina And Tequllia

4.4
35 Reviews
$30 and under
Tex-Mex
El Barrio Cantina & Tequila Bar means a community tavern. Our name perfectly corresponds to what our establishment provides on a daily basis. With an energetic interior design, fresh tex-mex inspired flavors and staff that serves with a smiling face - after just one meal you'll feel as if you've been a member of our community your whole life. So come in with your loved ones, order a refreshing margarita (with or without salt), share a few orders of guacamole and establish your new "go-to" place today!

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
  • Contactless payment available
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 35 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KatieG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food tasted great, great service, great environment.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Staff was friendly; food and drinks were good!

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MariaM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience2

I asked for a table with an umbrella I was told it was being saved in case a larger party came in. No other larger party came in. Food was bland in taste they need a chef that actually knows how to season food. Because I was unable to get a table with an umbrella I had pollen and other debris falling on my food. Won't bother with this place again. One and done. Dissatisfied and disappointing.

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BrianB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We had to send the crab guacamole back because it was incredibly salty, other then that great drinks, service

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NotYourAvgPhillyPhan
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and margaritas were fantatsic. Absolutely will go back again for the crabby queso dip.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food never disappoints. We substituted the shrimp and chorizo quesadillas for chicken and chorizo. Their queso is the best around. Staff is always friendly, drinks are reasonably priced, and you definitely get your money’s worth for food. We always bring home leftovers.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the second time we were here. Love the inside of El Barrio, a kind of "Day of the Dead" decor. The food is delicious, large portions and the prices are so resonable for what you get. We love the Mon.-Thurs. "Happy Hour" where one of their house margaritas is only $3.50 - and quite delicious. We will definitely be back again!

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

Great service

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Stephanie
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patio dining was great! Felt clean and safe, and with great service, ambiance, food and drinks we felt like we were on a Mexican vacation!

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vipTomM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Food was very good. Service was excellent. Good value. But extremely disappointing to look into the kitchen area on multiple occasions from my seat and not see a single worker wearing a mask. One person wore his around his chin. The others didn’t do that much. I’m assuming/hoping that they’re all vaccinated. Wouldn’t care except there’s a conspicuous sign as you enter that says that effective May 31, vaccinated employees will not be required to wear masks. Until then, however, they should be worn and the management should enforce their own rule.

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JillK
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Mother’s Day dinner with the family!

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Newtownfoodie
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to El Barrio Cantina for the first time on Mother’s Day and had a great time! We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience4

Food was ok.... beef tacos were super salty and the salsa tasted like marinara sauce. The drinks were great and the service was good.

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DavidW
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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Frequenteater
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

House margaritas were very good and it was nice to get out for a change. The fried avocado appetizer special was very good and the entrees were solid as well.

JS
JohnS
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great food, service and drinks. Friendly and safe atmosphere.

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vipMarlak
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Theeee best spicy margarita ever!!!!!!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience5

This is our second time trying it, unfortunately we will not be going back. They are so short staffed and the food is sub par. A disorganized mess.

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vipTina
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall1food4service2ambience1

We made reservations using open table - when we arrived the hostess told us she could not honor our reservation request. She told us that “other reservations” had taken our request of a high top. We found out as we observed this was not the case. Our table was given to friends of hostess who simply drank beer and ate chips. The overall experience was quite frustrating. Masks were not worn as people moved about the restaurant. When I asked the waitress she agreed it was ridiculous that the mask wearing was not enforced. I asked about a manager and no one ever came over.

The waitress did a good job and food was good. Unfortunately they have more than likely lost our business for good.

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AKAdiner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The food was ok. I have been here previously and the shrimp is always pretty good. Our waitress this time was not great. There was barely anyone in the restaurant due to Covid and she still ignored us, brought out the wrong drink order and didn't correct it. She brought out fajitas with cold rice, beans and no tortillas. She said she would bring them but then forgot when she went off to chat with a table of coworkers. I had to remind her and by that time my food was cold so I just took it home. I have enjoyed it here before but I don't think I will be back, unfortunately.

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MarieP
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The food was delicious! Margaritas were good but the service not so much. I understand that staffing may be an issue right now but waiting for a cocktail til after you received the check is not okay

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vipDeborahS
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal as usual. Drinks were good too.

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vipKrose
Philadelphia
133 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there and it was fabulous. Our waitress Melissa was attentive and friendly. The shrimp taco surprised me with the amount of large shrimp. Nachos were tasty and the fried avocados were definitely something new to try

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner there for first time and was impressed with the quality and portions of the food. Everything was very fresh

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fantastic group of people and the food was unbelievable

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was really good, but the guacamole was ok.

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Ashley
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and good environment. Will be back again!

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Bighen
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, good service, what more do you want???

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vipAwtumnskids2
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We love the atmosphere of the place. The drinks are ok, the food is yum. We also love the take out of craft beer. We have been here twice in the past month. A large variety of craft beers on tap. Check it out.

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ThomasL
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Spacing was great and of course the food was excellent. Plus love the Tequila's!

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Brian
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Disappointed that there were no molcajete dishes to serve the fajitas. Being in the side patio which was chilly having the fajitas on a regular plate cooled them down quickly. Also need to look into doing a charro/borracho bean option instead of the black or refried options

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viplenewlin
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and fresh. Excellent seating despite the restrictions. Service was great. We will be visiting again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Mexican spot around!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Much better then the past! It exceed the bar!

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ChristineC
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

El Barrio was cool--loved the decor. Drinks were delicious. The food was decent, but the salad, for example, was basically lettuce with salsa on it.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from El Barrio Cantina And Tequllia using the Order Online button. El Barrio Cantina And Tequllia also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (267) 685-0725.

El Barrio Cantina And Tequllia is rated 4.4 stars by 35 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.