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La Calaca Feliz

4.6
590 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
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  • Casual (16)
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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".
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mexican
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Saturday: 2:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 2:00pm - 9pm

Brunch
Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 2pm

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Phone number
(215) 787-9930
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Timothy Spinner
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Catering
La Calaca Feliz has an array of options to host events for parties of any size from small business dinners to bridal showers to weddings and bar mitzvahs.
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Neighborhood
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch
What 590 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.5
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CLL1 (Philadelphia)
5.0
Dined a day ago

This is our go-to spot in the neighborhood, and our first choice for anyone who comes to visit. Our standard favorites (baja fish tacos!) are always delicious, and every time we branch out (crispy pig ears, duck tlayuda) we are impressed with the delightful combination of flavors in each dish. Super friendly neighborhood feel to the space, with an adventurous menu that feels anything but local.

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Kate (New York Area)
3.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

It was fair. Food portions small and everonevin our party left something on their plate. Dessert was good. It was okay - not fabulous, not horrible just ok.

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Expatriate (Philadelphia)
2.0
Dined on December 21, 2017

Unfortunately the chicken enchiladas where unsatisfactory. The chicken was dry and over cooked. The serving size small for the price of the meal.

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Laura (New York Area)
4.0
Dined on December 20, 2017

Really good food, but a little over-priced. Will come back, but only during happy hour.

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0
Dined on December 17, 2017

Overall good experience. Very fast and efficient! A little bit of a tight squeeze in the dining area, but definitely will go back to try more on the menu!

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TR00 (Philadelphia)
4.0
Dined on December 10, 2017

Wait staff were kind and not too intrusive. Food was a good value.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0
Dined on December 8, 2017

Delightful spot with excellent Mexican cuisine (including the best guacamole in town) and exceptionally attentive and thoughtful service. Now adding it to the regular rotation.

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vipVegetarian (Philadelphia)
5.0
Dined on December 7, 2017

Outstanding dinner with excellent service (Matt) in nice setting. We have been to La Calaca Felice before, but this dinner was exceptional. Good house margarita and draft beer selections. There are vegetarian and vegan selections on the menu (although they are not marked). Don't miss the cauliflower tacos--subtle and delicious--so much better than what you might imagine. Lovely squash soup with hominy, generously sized and delicious salad with fried garbanzo beans to add a bit of protein, and a beautifully presented entree of grain-filled, mole smothered, enchiladas. Asked for a quiet table and they were very thoughtful in their response.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
3.0
Dined on November 29, 2017

Solid food. Solid chef. Drink menu could use sprucing. Decor could use updating. Service was prompt and friendly.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0
Dined on November 26, 2017

Food and service were very good, and the place itself is lovely. We really enjoyed ourselves and will return soon.

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