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Date
Thu, 4/19
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10:30 PM
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Tequila's Restaurant

4.6
2485 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mexican / Southwestern
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  • Special Occasion
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mexican / Southwestern, Traditional Mexican, Comfort Food
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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.
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Phone number
(215) 546-0181
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Claudio Soto
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
16th Street
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Parking details
Off-street parking is available. Various moderately priced parking lots on Latimer street between 15th & 16th streets.
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Public transit
Located at 16th & Locusts where the #2 bus meets the #12 bus. And at the PATCO 16th Street exit.
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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.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
What 2485 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 9 hours ago

Tequila’s is some of the best Mexican and most authentic I have ever had

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Always consistent service and food!

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2.0Dined 4 days ago

Disappointing experience. Our female server was more interested in our bar order than she was in addressing our food requests. I asked for the 2 sauces to be placed on the side and she indicated that the meal was already prepared with the sauces. When presented, it was clear that the sauces were later added to the plate. I questioned another server and he at least was honest and said the kitchen won’t put sauces on the side. My white sangria was good, but was removed before I had finished, and so quickly that at I did not immediately notice it was gone. Our server continued to ask if we wanted to order more drinks. Water was not refilled. The portions were smaller than in the past and now seem overpriced. Tequila’s had been a favorite for years, but after this experience, I will not be back.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our experience at Tequila's. The food was outstanding and the service was polite, accurate, and fast. Will be returning!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Several dinners there in the last few weeks; food is consistently very well presented and prepared, meat, fish, poultry. They do what they do quite well, with professionalism and warmth, in a large and lively space. Small details, like the margarita glass always being well salted, like thick mugs for the coffee, like finding a seat when someone accidentally snagged YOUR Open Table reservation.... current favorite pre-Kimmel Center / Academy of the Arts dinner experience.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Excellent food and service! Awrsome margaritas! Everything about will not disappoint!!

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

always a good spot for good Mexican food on the East coast.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Daughters birthday

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Perfect as always.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Had a friend in from out of town; she absolutely enjoyed the food and ambiance. The staff were quite accommodating and friendly. Wonderful experience.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great service and authentic food

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The servers here are the most charismatic, talented, and professional that I have ever experienced in 50 years of going to restaurants. The food is extraordinary, and the service (and overall experience) is truly memorable). A truly amazing experience.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Perfect for a celebration. The food and margaritas are amazing

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Amazing food and amazing service!

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The food was good but overpriced. Service was excellent. Ambiance was good as always. Drinks were solid.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Food was delicious, our waiter was polite and took care of our table in a timely manner. Would definitely return.

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3.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Decent food, used to be better a few years back. small amount of options. A bit abnoxious service from one waiter, but the rest we're nice.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

I am never disappointed coming here for a meal. One of my favorite restaurants in Center City!

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1.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The food was terrible. The guacamole with mango and crabmeat was bland and the crab tasted fishy and canned. I ordered the grouper special and it seemed as though it had been sitting underneath the heat lamps for a very long time as the edges of the fish were hard and all of it was so dry. My husband’s molcajete dish was so watery it was pretty much soup. When we asked for more tortillas, the server brought them over and since there was no room on the table, instead of clearing our appetizers and bowl of tortilla chips out of the way, he actually THREW the dish of tortillas on top of the dishes that needed to be cleared. Very disappointing. We would never dine there again.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

WOW WOW WOW. We were in town to see a concert and staying near Rittenhouse Square. I researched restaurants and found Tequilas. We couldn't be happier with the service, food and cocktails.
My next Philadelphia visit will include a meal and cocktail at Tequilas for sure!

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

One word. Meh! Food was awful. Shrimp
Wrapped in bacon was dryed out and tough. Margaritas were ok. Service was good. Really loud. I won’t return

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2.0Dined on March 16, 2018

I was told this was a great Mexican restaurant in Philadelphia by two friends I trust with food recommendations.

The only issue I have with this restaurant was the fact that our service staff was unethical. They failed to mention that ONE chicken/beef bowl entree ($27) can feed up to FOUR PEOPLE. Of the four people at the table, three ordered one of these bowls as the dinner. While we were prepared to spend good money - the staff have a responsibility to speak up.

I left this restaurant feeling violated after paying the bill. Will never go back.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Wonderful meal & drinks

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Tequila’s offers authentic Mexican cuisine in an upscale but fun environment. We started our night out with a cantina of Margaritas with the owner’s distilled tequila. Chips, homemade salsa, fresh and light guacamole began our muy delicioso dining experience. Camarones Rellenos, Chile Rellenos and Langostino lightly buttered with just the right amount of garlic hit the mark every time! The staff are impeccable and contribute to a fun time...every single visit!
We are always happy after we get together at this restaurant! Highly Recommended!!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

All in all, very pleasant time.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

The food is truly excellent. The lobster tacos appetizer (a special) was delicious and the branzino, done Mexican style, was outstanding. Fast service. Also, delicious drinks. One caveat: it is pricey. This is not your tia's taqueria.

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We think the food are overpriced. They either too salty or too sweet. Good ambience but average food.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Always good. Never disappointing.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

"I love romantic yet comfortable atmosphere of this restaurant. From the outside, it looks small and quaint. To my surprise, the space was quite large and spacious especially for large groups– A friend recommended the cocktail shortrib and I could see why. spicy and sweet definitely a hit. For dinner, I had the scallops which were absolutely amazing. Many at the table had the steak and were raving. The service was impeccable. I definitely would return to try more dishes and have already recommended to friends.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Great food and wonderful service make for a terrific dinner

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Great food and ambience just super loud!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Terrific, friendly service. It is always a wonderful experience both in environment and food.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Lively, classy atmosphere with classic Mexican dishes. Warm service and great cocktails with their signature tequila. Perfect for dates, special occasions or general dining.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Great food and great service. Margaritas were great!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Birthday dinner with my close friend

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

It says casual dress, but we were under dressed for dinner big time. It’s pretty fancy. The Tres Leches cake is to die for! I also had the Cochinita Pibil which was AMAZING. It is pork loin wrapped in banana leaves baked in citrus and peppers, served alongside whole beans and plantains. Mouthwatering.

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4.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Raymundo, our server, was awesome. Food very good. We will be back.

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Overall a very nice place. Charging $1 more if you want a drink on the rocks is crazy. Very disappointing when you are nickel and diming your guests when they are already paying $14 for a drink.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

We had a wonderful evening and dinner was delicious. The wait staff was very attentive and was able to answer any of our questions about the differences in the Tequila margarita’s to the entrees. The guacamole with crabmeat and pineapple was very interesting , I wish it came in the bigger lava bowl I could make a meal out of that.
It’s a popular place so I’m glad we made reservations.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Very good food, should be for the price. Fresh ingredients, loved the guacamole with crabmeat and pineapple!

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