Tio Flores

4.5
136 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Tio Flores is a casual Mexican restaurant. With timber plank flooring, dim lights and funky artwork drawn on the walls, the vibe of Tio Flores can be best described as hipster. This restaurant combines delicious food with a trendy ambience to provide an excellent dining and drinking experience to its guests.

Among many other items, the menu at Tio Flores features tasty Burritos with Guacamole and salads as its sides. Tio Flores also prepares special margaritas.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 136 people are saying
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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Currently so short-staffed they are only using plastic disposable utensils and paper plates.

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Laursie
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My friends and I booked a reservation here after having trouble finding openings elsewhere, and it did not disappoint! We ate outside, and their setup was very charming and dog-friendly! The servers are very kind and accommodating and helped to give us recommendations for anything we were unsure on. We ordered margaritas and a few other drinks, as well as the guacamole and churros (delish!!). For entrees, we ordered some delicious tacos and quesadillas amongst ourselves. All in all, Tio Flores was a great choice for a late dinner, and I would definitely go again! I recommend the Mahi tacos with a frozen marg and churros. Out of the park.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great evening!

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vip215PH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We ended up here because it was the one restaurant open with outdoor seating on a beautiful warm fall day.

We quickly found out why.

The prices were high, the food quality and presentation were very low.

Despite a bill of over $50 for 2 very bad salads and no drinks, the food was dumped in front of us on paper plates with plastic utensils on a rusty outdoor table. The bill was higher than just about every other restaurant with better quality food, service, and ambiance.

The line item prices on the final bill were higher than the menu and a 20% gratuity was pre-included yet another tip line encouraged an additional tip. I am strongly in favor of 20%+ tips with a long history of food service but the way this was done was fairly deceptive.

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AcsAcs
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We’ve been coming to Tio Flores for a long time and come regularly nearly 2-3 times a month. It has great food and drinks, fast and friendly service, a great kids menu and outdoor seating during the pandemic.

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CarolynW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Seriously this place is overpriced and underwhelming. The food was horrible terrible taste. The place was cheap taco truck vibes but expensive so it didn’t make sense the taste of the food was awful. This is my third time trying and I will no never go back. Never eat here again.

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MegA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Service was great and the food was wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great classic go to spot

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

I was forced into a 20% gratuity that was then included in tax, so 20+%.
Different party approached the waitress and she said is was “her friend… umm sister”.
Tio Flores, if that’s your policy have it on your website OR mention it to your patrons.

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Girl
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience5

The food was fine but the staff was just all over the place and acting very weird

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Really enjoyed the night & the food was excellent

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Good service, but food was served by in paper plates - not appealing. Taste was blend, not flavorful.

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NikWit
New England
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service was good, and the food and drinks came out extremely quickly. Carnitas tacos were perfection. Noise level was a little loud, but we were eating on the sidewalk because of COVID. My only comments would be that the spicy marg could have been spicier, and it would have been nice to have salt on the rim! This was not my first visit, and I would definitely go again!

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AureliaLV
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

I don’t know if they changed chefs but the chicken enchilada was very disappointing. It was much better when they had the carnitas enchiladas with the salsa roja. The blackened mahi-mahi taco were also disappointing. This is not the restaurant I remember, food used to be way better.

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BrionnaR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was A1, our server was great. Margaritas are good & strong. Dimly lit place but i love it

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Marcus
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sam was our server, and she was fantastic!
Very informative about the drinks and menu items
She is very kind and pleasant to talk to

We will be coming back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great

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vipCandycane
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

My first time there and we sat outside . Which was cool because the weather was perfect. I had chicken nachos and shrimp tacos. Shrimp tacos was all Tht. Classic Margarita to wash it down 👌🏾

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Michael
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks, and atmosphere. Our server was very attentive and the speed of service was top notch. Will DEFINITELY be eating here again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chance and the waitress’ were great! The food and drinks were awesome and quick service as well, definitely conscientious of being clean and safe!

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LivRR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nothing over the top amazing but the drinks were strong and tasty, service was fast.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The service during my time was poor. Our sever never checked on us. The food was also poor. Highly disappointed

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vipBrianH
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, burrito bowl was delicious

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vipLynn
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Been here several times and Tio Flores doesn’t disappoint . Food and service was excellent!

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Devalina
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Very nice and attentive servers and easy ordering process. Instead of passing out menus you look it up using a QR code at your table and the servers bring everything out.

Only negative (if you could call it that) is that it is noisy but they can’t really control people blasting music from their cars, lol. It’s definitely a “South Street ambiance.”

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great dining and chance the server is amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Our server, Chance was amazing! However the manager was extremely rude and condescending.

I would advise that you take your money next door to Entree BYOB- their food is AMAZING and the service was even better!

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SamE
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was delicious! quick service, great outdoor seating, overall, would go back again!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always love the food here the specials are inspired and unique! It is the staff and genuine hospitality that keeps me coming back! I love the teamwork and the way leadership is present and supportive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s literally a hidden gem in philly. Truly enjoyed the food and the drinks. Our server Chance was fantastic!

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KateC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, service was quick and friendly, the jalapeño margarita was perfect!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time with a kid and a dog. They wer re very accommodating.

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vipBobS
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

When we arrived I notified staff that we had an Open Table reservation and were shown to an outdoor table, as requested. Server was pleasant and responsive. My wife liked her fish taco. I found my burrito to be “filling.” When check came there was a 20% gratuity added, which was ok since I normally tip 20%. Unusual to automatically add a gratuity for only two people, however. Final credit card bill included the 20% plus an “option” for an additional tip. When I got home I got an email from Open Table informing me that I no showed for my reservation and should have cancelled. I called the restaurant and told them to inform Open Table that I had kept my reservation, which they did. Overall, a mediocre meal with a bit of unneeded aggravation.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. Great good and drinks. You can’t go wrong. They have tons on outdoor seating and it’s in a quiet neighborhood.

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Favoriteguac
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We definitely recommend the guacamole, short ribs and margaritas. It would be fun to go back when COVID restrictions are over. We had a great server and always feel bad when they’re stuck with that mask all day.

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vipMatthewS
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Food was alright. I wanted this place to be great, but not worth the value. Quality and size was comparable to Chipotle.

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Chloe
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was a windy day which caused a lot of dust blowing outside (out of their control.) Waitress was very attentive and got lids for drinks to help. Great service and food !

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ChrisW
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was a very cold evening and while we didn't ask, we wish they would have shut the door where they were handing out to-go orders. But perhaps they were required to keep the door open. We also hoped they would light the propane heaters but again perhaps they were not allowed to have propane heaters indoors. Even w/ the open door, the propane heater would have helped a little. But that's the only thing that prevented 5-stars across the board. also... they need to add queso dip to the menu!

Tio Flores
Responded on February 17, 2021

Hi Chris - Thank you so much for the kind words! I'm glad you had a nice night. We are required to keep the takeout window open for air added circulation throughout the restaurant, and unfortunately the propane heaters are for outdoor use only. I hear you on the Queso Dip - that sounds like a delicious addition we'll have to look into. : ) - Jessica

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PamZ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time at Tio Flores. The food was delicious and the drinks were great. Although it was cold outside, the heaters kept us warm. The atmosphere was fun and the staff was very friendly and helpful. Will definitely go back!

Tio Flores
Responded on January 23, 2021

I'm so glad you had a nice time, Pam! Can't wait to see you back. : ) - Jessica

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DemetriusC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service overall!! Frequent diner here. Very accommodating. Heat lamps a plus!!

Tio Flores
Responded on January 9, 2021

Demetrius!! Can't wait to see you and Jen for Guac and Fish Tacos again soon. Much love to you from all of us at Tio. - Jessica

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You can order delivery directly from Tio Flores using the Order Online button. Tio Flores also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (267) 687-2220.

Tio Flores is rated 4.5 stars by 136 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.