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Copabanana, Philadelphia, PA

Copabanana

4.5
4.5
399 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican

Copabanana University City has become a Penn institution with its genuine campus vibe. With ceiling to floor windows and a sidewalk cafe overlooking the campus scene, the Copa is also a popular destination for the nearby Penn hospital complex -- only a block away.

The Copabanana serves legendary margaritas, gourmet burgers and Spanish fries as well as Carribbean and Mexican fare. Copa is a true original and a refreshing oasis in a sea of bland corporate chain restaurants.

Join your friends at the Copabanana today!

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Booked 28 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Caribbean, American

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–12:00 am Sun 11:30 am–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (215) 382-1330

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    University City

  • Cross street

    40th St and Spruce St

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • 1/2 Price Burger Wednesday

    Multiple dates available
    Tue - Thu - 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    Wednesday: Half Price Burgers 11:30am - 4pm Enjoy great food, amazing drinks, and great savings everyday of the week at the one-and-only CopaBanana University City.

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What 399 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. LG

    LuzG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best place ever. Carolyn our server was awesome 5 star service. Even celebrities go there. That night Kevin & Kristine from Married at first site Philadelphia was there. So exciting. Food was on point, music and service on point. We will be back for sure. ❤❤❤

  2. LS

    LauraS

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    The food was outstanding. So glad the place got recommended to me. Great for families!

  3. TM

    TiaM

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Dixie & Nicole provided excellent service as usual! The hostess was also very attentive and nice! Food and drinks were awesome!

  4. DW

    DanielleW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Our waiter was amazing! The food was hot and delicious. I highly recommend coming on. Friday after work with friends.

  5. JT

    JuliaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food!!!!!!!!!!!!!¡!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. e

    evelynt

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    There was no chicken and felt rush I come there a lot never really have any problems but if you close at 8 on Sunday make your last reservation at 6

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very lovely staff, food was amazing and drinks where great as well

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Copas is always a good place when you need “that” margarita! Fresh watermelon marg was great as usual and did the job as expected! I always get wings and spanish fries! Never fails me!

  9. JB

    JamalB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The place is nice with good customer service I don’t mind going back again but I recommend this

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent Birthday

  11. HR

    HowardR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    The food was good but we brought our dog and expected more. They used to be more dog friendly. Our waitress was accommodating but had to ask twice for the dog bowl of chips. She tried but it seemed as though she was new.

  12. C

    Cici

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience1

    The fact that they add mandatory gratuity is why the service sucks. The waitresses know they will get a tip regardless. I waited 30 mins for a drink meanwhile i was seated near the bar/drink station. The waitress just kept walking past me. When she finally brought my soda, it was FLAT. Wings were pretty good. Quesadilla was ok. Do not mix margarita flavors. It will taste horrible. Stick with one flavor.

  13. IB

    IshaB

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Cops was perfect. I sat outside, it was clean and the server checked in with me regularly.

  14. DP

    DParker

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service 😊

  15. LL

    LeeLeeB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2

    Food wasn’t as good as it usually is. Each of our entrees seemed rushed, not cooked thru. It’s usually better. Maybe it was a bad day.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time I actually went there alone and I loved it

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience2

    The waitress Sheena was so attentive an nice it was extremely hot towards the back of the restaurant but she did offer accommodations the only down fall was the drink was watered down an i ordered patron margarita not the house the drinks was the reason I went not sure abt revisiting in the future

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Great local hangout mix of people. Awesome waitress. Great margueritas

  19. AF

    AprilF

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Everything was great..the only thing I don’t like is adding gratuity because we were a 5 person Party..So it was decided based off the bill that we give the waitress $30..She was a good waitress but I just don’t think $30…I am very big on tipping but how can you add gratuity and the restaurant don’t know what happened during the visit to say she deserves $30…

  20. RT

    RaeT

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Mother’s Day meal with my son. We have been coming to the Copa (various locations) for at over 26 years! He had his graduation party at the Copa. So we love it!

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The food, drinks, and service was good. The music selection could have been better.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    great food & great margaritas!

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love this place!! Hands down the best margaritas in town!! Staff is awesome as well !

  24. BK

    BriannaK

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3

    cinco de mayo was amazing! the drinks were so good

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Always good, can't wait to return!

  26. B

    Bunnycakez

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had been my go to place for over 10 years! I have celebrated most milestones here with friends & family.

  27. T

    Tinabina

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service very prompt waiter. Food was awesome would highly recommend for a causal good time. Will be back.

  28. CC

    CiaraC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Drinks are great! Be sure to order the fruit margarita it comes with a shaker ! 4 drinks in 1

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3

    I’m a regular

  30. L

    Lexx

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great waiter , food, and drinks. I love the margaritas and chicken quesadillas!

  31. NW

    NicholW

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We dined al fresco. Good food, drinks and it was a beautiful afternoon.

  32. S

    Shelly

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    This is a decent environment. For lunch, dinner, or an outing for a date of any kind. You are guaranteed to get groovy as well. Enjoy! Btw the food is so good! Mexican cuisine is always a plus!!

  33. MF

    MiaF

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great Margaritas yummy food

  34. MM

    MiMi

    Philadelphia

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience3

    This place is small and gets pretty noisy. Since the restaurant auto adds gratuity maybe why the service lacks. The food and drinks were good.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Everything was Great

  36. K

    Keys

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I always enjoy myself there! So much so brought a friend who's never been there and she enjoyed herself.

  37. KW

    KaylaW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience3

    Food and drinks were great the only thing was the service sucked. Our waitress disappeared for 30 minutes and the hostess was quite rude as well unfortunately. The other staff members did assist us and were friendly though

  38. JS

    JameelS

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    I Always enjoy my time at Copas, the food and margaritas are always good!

  39. CT

    ChaunceyT

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3

    The hostess was very polite and the server Sheena was helpful with any questions I had.

  40. DK

    DanK

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience4

    First time visit. Impressive tequila list and the Margs were great. Place had a good vibe too. The chips that came with the guacamole were stale. The waitress seemed annoyed with me for some reason; perhaps because i asked how much extra a premium taquilla was. I’ll be back only if im looking for a place to grab a drink at the bar and watch a game. Not a future dinner destination because of the mediocre food and poor service.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Copabanana does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Copabanana also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 382-1330.

Copabanana is rated 4.5 stars by 399 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

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Booked 28 times today
Google Map for Copabanana

4000 Spruce St Philadelphia, PA 19104

Additional information

  • Cross street

    40th St and Spruce St

  • Neighborhood

    University City

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–12:00 am Sun 11:30 am–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Caribbean, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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