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La Calaca Feliz

4.7
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915 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican

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La Calaca Feliz is a contemporary Mexican restaurant located in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia. We take a modern approach to the way we do Mexican food. Fresh, High-quality ingredients are the foundation to our transformation of amazing produce, fish, and meat to the food we bring to your table.

La Calaca received 3 Bells from Philadelphia Inquirer food critic Craig Laban who stated, "Calaca has helped push the dial forward a few more clicks on the evolution of contemporary Mexican cooking in this town".

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 915 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great margaritas, great food & great service !

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WHK100
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

A great place for margaritas, chips, & guac. The food was ok.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food as always!!!

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MichaelG
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and great service. Our first nontake-out restaurant meal in a long time. It was worth it!

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Tessa
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great, they are following protocol when it comes to social distancing and I felt safe eating there.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. The spicy margarita was awesome.

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PatR
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor area. Excellent food and drinks! Looking forward to the next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service & great food/drinks! Perfect outdoor seating spot!

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ChrA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

this place has good strong margs that taste great.

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vipDrYanickV
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING food with great ambience

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vipDrYanickV
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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vipGregH
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We were a little rushed. We sat at 8:10, offered one round of drinks ordered and had our entree in front of us by 8:30. Server was ready to drop the check at 8:45. We threw them off by ordering another round of drinks and desert. Also, unlike most Mexican/Southwest restaurants, chips and salsa are not included. This was not mentioned until we asked for them. The food was great, the service was attentive and way to quick.

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MaryKat
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

delicious foods and drinks! Great place to go to show off Philly to out-of-town friends. Everyone loved it!

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JenE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience1

There was an odd smell in the restaurant and the food came out cold.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thanks nice food and staff

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible! The service was fast, but it didn’t feel like you were being pushed out. Overall, great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good experience overall

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vipDrYanickV
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, food, and drinks!

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BonnieP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific service, food, experience. Lovely ambience

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Great place, but it’s REALLY loud! They need sound absorbers. But pretty good food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Best guacamole around. And they give you a very shareable portion

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SarahD
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

charming and creative decor, fabulous food. Our first visit left us very impressed.

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Nicmar
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The Guac and Margs are fantastic!

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vipDaBronxBoy
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Calaca Feliz is a terrific dining experience. The staff is exceptionally friendly and the food is excellent. I look forward to going again very soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very cute festive place, food was great but a little noisy if you prefer quiet

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dgol
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

loved the bacon fig guacamole! Did not love the mole chicken but that is a matter of taste.
The service was great and the house wine good.

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TomB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Will continue to go regularly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
111 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We have been to this many times since it’s in our neighborhood. The food is consistently very good , with an excellent selection of dishes - something for everyone, including vegetarians. Very attractive decor with a lively atmosphere. The bar and TV screens are well separated from the main dining room, but it USA fun place to watch sports. The service is always attentive and caring.

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ksma
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were a party of four for brunch when they opened at 11:00, and it was basically empty then. That was nice, and when a few more groups arrived it wasn't too loud. It was a cold day, so maybe it would have been more busy on a nice day. All but one of us had great meals, and the Bloody Marias were very nice. The items were a bit unusual, like what seemed like a big fried flour tortilla base for the huevo rancheros, but it was good and the server was very accommodating, bringing us avocados to add on and their in-house habanero sauce, which was very good. We liked that they took reservations and that it is close to the Art Museum. We will definitely go again.

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vipLeonardU
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not a real fan of Mexican food but the food here is special nicely prepared and presented reasonable wine prices and great customer service.

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maofong
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had one of the best fish specials ever tonight. Red snapper on risotto with a lime cream. OMG SO GOOD!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect date night spot

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vipglof
Philadelphia
50 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great wait staff. Loved! Food was delicious.

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vipDB21
Philadelphia
52 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great and authentic Mexican cuisine with a modern flair to it!! One of our favorite Mexican restaurants and Peter, our server, couldn’t have been nicer!!

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vipgeoffhaim
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

First the bar..friendly staff good stuff well made margaritas. Once seated we were immediately greeted by our server who made a few recommendations which were good.

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KristineK
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner out with friends. Great service. Yummy food. Ordered a pitcher of tropical margaritas for the table. We each had a different dish and everyone enjoyed their food.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed this place. The food was excellent and so was the service. Looking forward to going again real soon.

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vipbooklover
Philadelphia
55 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food and wine have gotten much better since we last here.Will be back.

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Dejavu1914
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

No major issues. My food wasn't hot and the waitress quickly replaced it. It was as flavorful as I hopped. The rice and black beans was bland. The carnitas tacos were just ok. The water was good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, great guac, terrific happy hour menu, festive setting!

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La Calaca Feliz does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar and Uber Eats.

La Calaca Feliz is rated 4.7 stars by 915 OpenTable diners.

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