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La Llorona Cantina

4.7
4.7
77 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Phone number

    (215) 515-3276

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    "Borrachos Only Room" can accommodate parties of up to 28 people. Please contact us at 215-515-3276 to book your private event.

  • Neighborhood

    South Philly

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 77 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

    Mexican

  • Philadelphia

    Fit for Foodies

  • Philadelphia

    Outdoor Dining

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  1. d

    dmphilly

    Philadelphia

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Food was top rate and reasonably priced. We were just there for happy hour and sat outside -- hence the noise from Passyunk Ave. The nachos al pastor were beyond delicious, the guac was great too, and we love the margaritas with salt and chili powder on the rim. My third time here and I'll be back.
  2. SB

    SaraB

    Philadelphia

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Chiles en nogada, where have you been all my life?!? Delicious! Also fantastic we're the cocktails, aguachile and elote. Excellent all-around!
  3. v

    vamosrafa04

    Philadelphia

    112 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    112 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very cool atmosphere. Bartender was great, awesome cocktails! Food was very good!!
  4. AK

    AmberK

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went celebrating my friends bachelorette weekend. The waitress was so sweet and they brought us a tequila shot to celebrate.
  5. KC

    KimC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Mexican food in Philadelphia!! The cocktails were amazing and the staff couldn’t have been more accommodating.
  6. NB

    NajahB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great customer service. Food was really good, atmosphere was very nice and I really liked the music.
  7. L

    Laur

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful restaurant. Cute patio with plenty of shady seats. The food and drinks are amazing! We had chicken tinga nachos and tres leches cake.
  8. JM

    JoanM

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious and Jenny was awesome!
  9. RR

    RhiRhi

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great vibe, food and service. Can't wait to go back.
  10. DC

    DeniseC

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Everything was awesome! Food was amazing!! Food came out fast and timely. Service was great!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone’s food was delicious and service was outstanding. Definitely a jewel in the city.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great staples, deep flavors, solid bar menu, all-around ace.
  13. SN

    StephanieN

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for brunch! Service was great! Our waiter was very attentive and gave such good recommendations! Would come back again!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place will be crowded soon, get an appointment as soon as possible. Hidden Gem!!!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    The food was very good, service was lack luster. Out food came out very staggered and they forgot one persons order entirely and we had to wait about 20 minutes for hot sauce. Our waitress could have checked in in more frequently, they were not very busy.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The guacamole, guava margarita, shrimp risotto & churros were amazing!!!!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All of the food and drinks were delicious. More specifically the inovidable drink, ceviche, Al pastor tacos, and churros (were the best we’ve ever had).
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    The restaurant was super good the food was amazing and the drinks were ok. Our server was super nice but at the end of the night when we pay and told the server to keep the change that was like 25 dollars another server came to our table asking for more tip.. and I asked her if the tip that er left wasn’t enough because the tip is suggested. That right there ruined the night. She came asking for more tip money really rude and because of that I don’t think I will be going back. The owners were on the restaurant and they were super nice with us but all of this happened after the owner left.
  19. MC

    MichaelC

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food, drinks and overall atmosphere !
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    I was really excited to try this place as I saw a great review from an influencer on tik tok… but honestly I wish we never came. We were seated fairly quickly but had not been greeted by our server for an abnormally long time. We eventually met her and placed an order for bottomless mimosas. We waited almost 30 minutes for those mimosas and the appetizer we placed at the same time came out first. Once we got our mimosas we were trying to allow the space for this experience to get better. Our entrees then came out and my boyfriends chimichangas were not fried as they said they would be on the menu. At this point we were overwhelmingly upset that we had been so patient with our bottomless order (even though we had seen two other tables right next to us get refilled mimosa carafes before we even got one) and that our food didn’t come out as we hoped it would. Throughout this whole experience the table next to us got so much more attention than we did. Throughout our time at the restaurant we waited and waited and waited for our server to initially become available to us, we waited for silverware, and drinks. Meanwhile, the table right next to us (a larger group of 5 women) seemed to be our servers more favored table. She stayed with them for over 10 minutes explaining every item on the menu to them in detail. They got their bottomless mimosas in 5 minutes and they definitely had a better experience. I was so excited to come here but I will not be back.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really nice spot for casual dining and great food.
  22. DD

    DaceyD

    New York Area

    149 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    149 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Second time. Still good, but I think the tacos beat the entrees. Cured fish appetizer was excellent.
  23. BM

    BrendanM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I've been there many times. The food and cocktails are delicious. Everything is made with very fresh ingredients. It is elegantly made Mexican food in a casual atmosphere and a great price. I highly recommend the flan for dessert.
  24. s

    southphilly

    Philadelphia

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We love this place. The food is great, there is lots of outdoor seating, and the mezcal list makes it extra special. Will be back and tell all of our friends about this gem!
  25. H

    Happyeater

    Philadelphia

    53 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The food was really, really good - fresh, lively, and original - great specials, nice drinks as well - seating outside is pleasant - nice area, with some planters, etc. - wide sidewalk - but it can be a little loud just because it's on a busy street - very pleasant overall -
  26. s

    southphilly

    Philadelphia

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I loved the food! I was also so excited by the huge mezcal selection. I highly recommend this restaurant and will be back again soon.
  27. DD

    DaceyD

    New York Area

    149 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    149 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    I sat at the bar solo and had a great time and much too much food. Queso fundido with poblano and huitalacoche - the huitalacoche was not on the menu but suggested by the bartender after I expressed general interest in the menu - was fantastic. Her next suggestion was the tacos cochinita pibil, also fantastic, although the corn tortillas didn’t quite stand up to the filling. Margarita was good. Wine was meh - not surprising. After dinner mezcal recommended by the bartender and maitre d was amazing. Clearly super-popular in the neighborhood. Go!
  28. JT

    JTO1965

    Philadelphia

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great new spot for Mexican in South Philly.
  29. MC

    MichaelC

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, drinks and atmosphere were excellent! You will enjoy everything that goes in to your mouth! Such a great night out!
  30. j

    jeating

    Philadelphia

    54 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    It was a quiet night so not sure if that is representative [it was pouring outside]. We had a delightful meal. Superb cochinita tacos, excellent ceviche, very good aguachile, great guacamole and chips. Good balance for this gringa for spice/flavor. No lack of flavor at all, but not too spicy. I would welcome perhaps a different/wider range of wines, but that is the only not-great thing. People were very nice; decor lovely. Nice feel all around and look forward to going back!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and drinks were great.
  32. ZL

    ZakiyyahL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    great experience. Stop making people leave a comment.
  33. TF

    TomF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place. Incredible food and good people. I’ll definitely be back.
  34. AT

    AaronT

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    Disappointed. Food was bland. More focused on plating than actually serving food that is tasty. Drinks were watered down. Entire meal was overpriced and tasteless.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and amazing drinks!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food is elegantly made. The flavors are always so fresh and cocktails are refreshing. Great little restaurant to support.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Really really good authentic Mexican food
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Place was great. Wait staff was awesome. Will be back.
  39. RT

    RT31

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good atmosphere and options. Great addition to the neighborhood.
  40. ET

    ErinT

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, good drinks. Excellent brunch spot. Very friendly waitstaff also.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

La Llorona Cantina offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 515-3276.

La Llorona Cantina is rated 4.7 stars by 77 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for La Llorona Cantina

1551 W Passyunk Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19145-3029

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    South Philly

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (215) 515-3276

  • Private party facilities

    "Borrachos Only Room" can accommodate parties of up to 28 people. Please contact us at 215-515-3276 to book your private event.

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