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La Mula Terca, Philadelphia, PA

La Mula Terca

4.8
4.8
30 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
La Mula Terca and the Cafe y Chocolate staff are proud of the great reputation we have earned over the past 5 years, and look forward to serving the Philadelphia community for many more to come. We love bringing traditional Mexican flavors to the area, and are committed to serving fresh, tasty food to our customers every day. Whether you're familiar with authentic Mexican cuisine or you've never tried it, we look forward to serving you!

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Latin American, Breakfast

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (267) 761-5194

  • Payment options

    Cash Only

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    At least one week in advance for more info call us at (267) 761-5194.

  • Private party facilities

    We take private parties of a maximum capacity of 30, one week in advance for any occasions.

  • Neighborhood

    South Philly

  • Cross street

    On the corner of Beechwood St, (21st & 22nd on Snyder Ave.)

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Bus Transportation: 7,17 and 79 Broad Street Line is also available

  • Additional

    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch

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What 30 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.8
4.8 based on all time ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.8Value

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  1. BB

    BaldBabs

    Philadelphia

    54 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    The food was excellent. The homemade margarita mix was excellent. The waitress was very, very sweet, young and very inexperienced. We had to ask for silverware, napkins, plates, she had a difficult time explaining the food, how many glasses were in a pitcher versus a 1/2 pitcher of margarita mix, etc. She did try very hard and brought everything with a big smile. The dining room is small, fairly basic and very clean. We all agreed we would go back as we had a good time, really enjoyed the food and our sweet server. She just needs some training, a check list of what to bring to a table and to study the menu a bit.
  2. T

    Tash28

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Easily the best Mexican restaurant in Philadelphia.
  3. LR

    LisaR

    Philadelphia

    63 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    The place looks run down and old. Tables and chairs were broken so not a comfortable setting. Service was quick but poor: our server was a young girl with no customer service experience. Very small. The tacos were amazing, the montaditas tasted great but the guacamole and pico were horrible. Went there for the birria tacos and liked them…but not going again. …more of a order/take out place than dine in.
  4. g

    gloribiroman

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place has the best Birria Tacos. The food is always so fresh and steaming when it comes to your table. The shrimp ceviche is amazing as well. Just a little whole on the wall place with amazing food
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for Mother's Day brunch with my family and had an excellent time. The service was amazing and so was the food. Authentic Mexican with great flavor.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great experience. The place is small, but the food was excellent. We went before the main dinner crowd came (around 5pm) so we basically had the place to ourselves. This is a BYOB place - we brought our own Tequila and added it to the house margarita mix - it was great! Our service was also great. We will be back.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for cinco de Mayo and everything was excellent. The owner went above and beyond to help accommodate all of us and made sure we have a great experience. The biggest surprise of the night was the mariachi band. We had a blast and I would highly recommend this place for any occasion. 10/10 *chefs kiss*
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    They accommodated us quickly and we celebrated my daughters birthday the food was delicious and the service was great!
  9. J

    Joetime

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wasn’t sure what to expect, but La Mula is definitely a hidden gem! I don’t know where to start...the food was some of the best authentic Latin/Mexican food I’ve ever had. Lots of subtle flavors, and then some not-so-subtle. The shrimp montaditos were were perfect for two people; my churrasco steak was amazing and perfectly cooked, and the chorizo and corn on the side was an excellent complement; lastly, we shared the bunuelo and the churros, which were fried just right and dusted with a good amount of cinnamon and sugar (the mango and apple topping was a nice addition!). I can’t go without mentioning the service...they were attentive, polite, and made us feel very comfortable! Definitely have to visit again!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    awesome food, cute little place. good for a first date or just a night out.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are HUGE fans of authentic Mexican cuisine and this surely delivered! We had the tamarind juice with guacamole, esquites, lamb birria and the arepas. The arepas were our absolute favorite. The beef was juicy, well-seasoned and delicious. I am not a big beef fan, so this says a lot. We ate it all and it was filling. The service was excellent and everything came out quickly! COVID measures were taken and we will be back. What a gem!
  12. JG

    JerseyGirl

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We had guacamole, the spicy mango chicken taco, and the mixiote de barrego. Everything was great! Right now, there are 3 tables on the sidewalk for dine-in. Very comfortable and clean.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    Very good food
  14. LD

    LorraineD

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food., great service and nice décor. So cute and quaint and the food was off the charts. We were all happy with everything!
  15. t

    twel

    Philadelphia

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Just go! This is a hidden gem. I wish I lived closer. It is cash only.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    La Mula Terca was the perfect place to get together with friends and enjoy some fabulous food, drinks, and service. The staff went above and beyond to ensure we had a great experience. The food was great and affordable - not to mention it was BYO, which adds to its affordability. We will definitely be back!
  17. m

    matthewf

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A total hidden gem, the food and service were both amazing! We will be back!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Small and cozy place. Fabulous friendly staff, a relaxed atmosphere and incredible meals. Affordable, and a great value for quality dining. This place is gem!
  19. ST

    SusanT

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food - truly above par. Service was great. We dined at 5:00, and the restaurant was nearly empty. Recommend very highly.
  20. l

    lester

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best mexican in the city
  21. RR

    RebekahR

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The flavors are fantastic. All three of us loved our choices. The music set a nice ambience, but was too loud for a dinner with friends or family.
  22. EC

    ErinC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food is FANTASTIC. We received a complimentary app and margarita for the day of the dead. Everyone was super nice. My only feedback is that service is slow, so BYOB and plan to sit and relax.
  23. SM

    SidM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This is a great restaurant find in South Philly. We had the jalapeno margarita mix with chili-rimmed glasses, and they were great. I had a Pastorguesa sandwich, which is an "al pastor" sandwich...and it was great! My wife had some tacos...and it all was great!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    La Mula Terca is always fresh, creative and delicious. The wait staff is very friendly. It’s a hidden gem.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Food was just so so. Nice service.
  26. RM

    RichM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful gourmet Mexican food. Great selection of small plates and appetizers that can make a nice varied meal. I especially love the steak specialties.
  27. J

    Jocelyn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely love this place! A true gem. Bring your own tequila for the most delicious margaritas.
  28. A

    Alex

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    True hidden gem . Gotta try it ! The green mussels were amazing
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our meal was fantastic! The guac was really good and our main courses were delicious. My friend and I both got dishes with grilled shrimp and veggies - so nice to have lighter choices. Would definitely go here again!
  30. P

    Putin1968

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As regulars to cafe y chocolate across the street we decided to try la Mula Terca for brunch. We were not disappointed as the diverse menu gives you the chance to have dishes different than the run of the Mexican food found at most places. They were very accommodating making huevos Con chorizo (not on the menu) for our son who seems to always want that.

FAQs

La Mula Terca offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (267) 761-5194.

La Mula Terca is rated 4.8 stars by 30 OpenTable diners.

La Mula Terca does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Not available on OpenTable

Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    On the corner of Beechwood St, (21st & 22nd on Snyder Ave.)

  • Neighborhood

    South Philly

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Latin American, Breakfast

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Bus Transportation: 7,17 and 79 Broad Street Line is also available

  • Payment options

    Cash Only

  • Additional

    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch

  • Phone number

    (267) 761-5194

  • Catering

    At least one week in advance for more info call us at (267) 761-5194.

  • Private party facilities

    We take private parties of a maximum capacity of 30, one week in advance for any occasions.

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