About Tequila's Restaurant

Tequilas Restaurant serving authentic Mexican Cuisine for over 25 years. Please note; only special menus may be available on Valentine's Day, Cinco de Mayo and New Year's Eve. Please call us to confirm.

1602 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Mexican / Southwestern, Traditional Mexican, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm.
Sunday Hours: Brunch 11:30am - 3:00pm / Dinner 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Note: We require that your entire party be present, prior to being seated.

Cross Street:
16th Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 546-0181

Website:
http://www.tequilasphilly.com/

Parking Details:
Off-street parking is available. Various moderately priced parking lots on Latimer street between 15th & 16th streets.

Public Transit:
Located at 16th & Locusts where the #2 bus meets the #12 bus. And at the PATCO 16th Street exit.

Executive Chef:
Claudio Soto

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We feature prix fixe menus on New Year's Eve, Cinco de Mayo and Valentine's Day (please contact us for the details). Tequila Nights are held semi-monthly.

Tequila's Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (39)
Special Occasion (33)
Authentic (30)
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Fun (28)
Good for Groups (27)
Creative Cuisine (27)
Handcrafted Cocktails (24)
Romantic (23)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
Casual (20)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Spicy (19)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Worth the Drive (17)
Bar Seating (15)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Happy Hour (13)
Cozy (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Business Meals (10)
Hot Spot (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
People Watching (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Local Ingredients (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Great Beer (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Tapas (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Healthy (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Scenic View (3)
Seasonal (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
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·Dined a day ago

Caught up with an old friend at one of our favorite places. They didn't disappoint.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

Not fine dining but above average. I had chili rellenos and my husband had the fish special. They were nice. The tres leches cake was great.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

Tequilas is absolutely amazing every time... both food & service

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Awesome restaurant! Big Mexican food fan from Chicago and this is one of my favorite places

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food and drinks were absolutely fantastic!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Amazing dinner and drinks! The service was phenomenal. I will definitely be back!!!

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Spicy, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 10, 2017

What a great experience .. our waiters from Cancun were knowledgeable and provided excellent service ! The in-house tequila was fantastic ..especially the 10 year anejo.. The celek margarita is a winner! Carne asada is fantastic and the atmosphere is electric

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Service and food always good. Good location and atmosphere.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Tequila's is always great. They never disappoint. The food was great as always, the servers carry trays on their heads and make the experience authentic. Everything was timely and delicious. Tequila selection is unmatched.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Good food with nice atmosphere. My only concern was that for a high end restaurant the server was trying too hard to up-sell and push things. They forgot one of our appetizers and then charged us extra when we asked for some green hot sauce and brought us something that was in a small dish and looked like sliced up peppers.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Tequilas never disappoints. One of my faves in Rittenhouse.

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Fun, Good for Groups, Romantic
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Extremely friendly, attentive staff. Fantastic employees, outstanding food. I have already recommended to friends and I have a lot of friends.

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Always a treat to eat at Tequila’s. Delicious food and great ambiance

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Fantastic food, drinks, dessert and a exceptional staff. I would highly recommend dinning here.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Fun, Authentic
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 3, 2017

AWESOME !!! Friendly atmosphere, friendly staff, excellent service, GREAT FOOD !!!!!!!!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Food was delicious, service was good, but very pricy for the food. Cocktails were fantastic.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Excellent authentic and tasty Mexican food at reasonable prices in an energetic dining room. I highly recommend this restaurant for any visitors to Philadelphia.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great staff!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We totally enjoyed our experience. We did a pre theater brunch
Food was excellent. Service was great and atmosphere was fantastic
Wasn't crowded so noise level was nil. Would definitely go again. My new favorite brunch restaurant

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Spicy, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Good food , nice atmosphere and we always seem to get the nicest waiter . Will be back .

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Fish of the day was a marvelous grouper. The chicken (under a very nice mole sauce) was a tad overcooked and thus dry. Service was good if a bit slow to start. Margaritas are of course fantastic. On the whole a very enjoyable evening.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Very interesting menu. Not your typical Mexican fare. Everything we tried was excellent.

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 (Poconos)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Our food was delicious, and the waiter was outstanding.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food and the service was exceptional. If you want some true Mexican food and a great list of tequila cocktails, this is the place. Had been to the old location, years ago, and must say my first visit here was better.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Several minutes between being seated and having a server come to our table. Then took forever for him to return to take our order. Ordered mushroom empanadas and was served beef enchiladas. We had to ask twice for the glass of wine we ordered. Server said he was "training" someone new yet we never saw him with anyone. Overpriced for portion size.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Food was very good. not your usual Mexican Fare. Wait staff also exceptional

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Groups, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Great food, great service. Gourmet Mexican food that’s spectacular and very unusual. Forget regular Mexican food you’re used to, because it’s nothing like that. Had the grouper with a delicious mango and ginger sauce sauce on it, very lightly breaded and stuffed with guacamole. OMG good!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 9, 2017

This place never disappoints. Food and service is amazing. Love their fresh magaritas!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

David and Oscar are the best. Always accommodating. Great food. Great place. A must try.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Spicy, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Fun, Good for a Date, Romantic, Authentic, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Anniversary

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The service was good until desert time. Waiter did not offer desert or coffee, he just asked if we were ready for the check. When we asked about the desert, there was not much for desert options.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Server was a little snooty but food was good and service was quick. Attractive main room. Very spicy jalapeno infused cocktails! I like hot and spicy but asked to have my infused margarita toned down as it was almost undrinkable. Great pre theater location.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on October 4, 2017

Always delicious! Just enough food so you walk away satisfied and not overindulged.

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

The food is really good. The tres leches and churros for dessert are both delicious! The strawberry margarita was yummy! This place never disappoint!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Absolutely phenomenal restaurant with a lively and friendly staff, great mixed mezcal drinks, tastey and unique flavor also meals, with an artsy and vibrant atmosphere. Definitely one of our most favorite restaurants in Philly!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Spicy, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Everything from apps to desserts. Excellent. The guacamole is a must try.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Spicy, Bar Seating, Good for Groups
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Our waitress was great. Food, too! One friend ordered chicken, another caesar salad and I had shrimp. We all enjoyed our meal. Unfortunately, no time for dessert. Their Tres Leches cake is amazing.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, People Watching
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Great food, wait staff, portions, drinks. Everything!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Fun
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 17, 2017

This place never disappoints. Love the cocktails and the fact that their own brand of tequila raises money for an education foundation. Food it always great. Its worth the drive.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Spicy, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Casual, Kid-friendly, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Paleo Friendly, Bar Seating, Scenic View
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We went for restaurant week. The empanadas were fabulous. We both had the shrimp and filet mignon which was wonderful. The desserts were average, however the appetitizers and main course made up for it, by far.

The service was wonderful...very attentive.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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