Tex Mex Connection

4.7
923 Reviews
$30 and under
Tex-Mex
Opened in 1984, Tex Mex is a family owned & operated scratch restaurant, which takes pride in customer satisfaction, serving the community & protecting our environment. Our multiple “Best of” honors, yearlong fundraising efforts & Three-Star Certified Green Restaurant designation are just a few reasons to stop in & let our family serve your family.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 923 people are saying
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KristieF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had a nice evening and everyone was happy with their meal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Had a very good time, chips and salsa was delicious for the wait of our food margaritas were delicious definitely recommend this place if your looking for a good date night

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Delicious food, attentive staff, coldest day a bit drafty in dining room

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Danielle
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall2food2service2ambience1

It was absolutely freezing in the room. Everyone in the dining room was wearing their winter coats and some were wearing hats. It was freezing.
We recognize during staffing shortages due to Covid it is tough, but we paid $250 for a dinner with mediocre food, very very slow an absentee service and brutal environment. we celebrate our birthdays at Tex-Mex and love the restaurant. We have fond memories and always a great meal there. This was very disappointing and not a good experience at all.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and beverage with friendly service.

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vipJFF3
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and always an enjoyable experience!

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MariaM
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best tacos I’ve ever had. 7 layer dip is great. Fresh ingredients great service

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Erin
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I've been going to Tex Mex for years because the food has always been consistently good and the margaritas are the best around. Sadly, last night the service was poor in that I felt like our server was an overworked diner server instead of the calm, polished server one would expect at a slightly more upscale restaurant. She was nice, but I really felt like we were being rushed along, which I hate. Before we could even decide on a cup of coffee at the end, she had our check on the table with a "thanks have a nice night." It wasn't that there were crowds waiting for seats. We had a 7:00 reservation and by the time we were finishing the dining room was mostly empty. In addition, the special appetizer for the evening was a quesadilla del mar and it was delicious but very skimpy for $14. One tortilla folded over and cut in very thin quarters. Overall, the prices are reasonable, but that was definitely overpriced. I'll likely go back, but I really hope they assess the wait staff a little more carefully.

Tex Mex Connection
Responded on December 15, 2021

Thank you very much for your comments. It's kind of you to give benefit of the doubt to the below par service you experienced. What you describe is definitely not our standard and it will be brought up to management. We hope you try again sometime and have a better experience! Have a great holiday!

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vipSandy
Philadelphia
76 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very Good! Food was delicious, service was good and the atmosphere was intimate.

Tex Mex Connection
Responded on December 15, 2021

Thank you so much for the positive review and for supporting local business. It's great to hear that you enjoyed everything! Have a great holiday!

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vipJaime
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great gluten free options and amazing food!

Tex Mex Connection
Responded on December 15, 2021

Thanks so much for the great review! So glad we can be an option for your dietary needs. Come back again soon and have a great holiday!

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Dano
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the house salad. One of my favorite salads. Iceberg lettuce , olives, jicama, carrots, and the house dressing a delicious ranch with their special seasonings. Then I had some delicious steak fajitas and washed it all down with a smooth blue premium margarita. Who could want more. Thanks guys for the great service and great dining experience!

Tex Mex Connection
Responded on December 15, 2021

Thanks so much for the wonderful review! It is not often someone so specifically mentions the house salad! It's nice to see because it is a great salad. Thank you for coming in and have a great holiday!

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John
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, very attentive

Tex Mex Connection
Responded on December 15, 2021

Thanks so much for the positive review! We appreciate you coming in and we are so glad you enjoyed everything! Have a great holiday season!

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Woody
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great place

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DonnaM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Can’t go wrong at Tex Mex

Tex Mex Connection
Responded on December 15, 2021

Thank you so much for such a simple, yet super review. This is the best! Have a great holiday and come back again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything went very smoothly with our party of 9. Table was ready when we arrived. Server was friendly and attentive. Food was delicious.

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MargieM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

From the start, the service was excellent. I wish I could give our server 6 stars because he so was helpful and attentive the whole time we were there. We had margaritas to start (yum!) and we both ordered from the combination platter section and enjoyed enchiladas, burritos and chimichangas. I had Spiced ground beef and pulled pork for my selections, and while the spiced ground beef was very tasty the pulled pork was unimpressive. It could have used some spices to jazz it up. We split a cheesecake flan to end our evening (very yum!!).

The tables are a bit close together so by the time we were done it was getting a little noisy but all in all it was a great dining experience.

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Dana
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Great margaritas!

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BrianM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great visit as always at Tex-Mex. chicken poblano soup, Tex mex nachos (the pickled jalapeños weren’t as tasty as usual), enchilada trio and fajitas washed down with house margaritas. Delicious meal.

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Marge
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had not been here for a very long time and had a great meal. Excellent service and attention

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious chicken chimichanga! Kids loved their entrees and devoured dessert!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place ever!

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vipChippy
Philadelphia
162 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It has been a while since we have been to Tex Mex and we were pleasantly surprised with a delicious meal that we have always come to enjoy here. The premium pour Margaritas are superb! You really only need (2) but seriously enjoyable as we remembered them to be... Had the enchiladas which were served piping hot and delicious. The traditional mole sauce is delicious. We know service can be slow here but it's really not an issue. These folks work hard and hustle about. So enjoy your margarita and stop complaining. Glad that we could enjoy a great meal here and look forward to coming back

Tex Mex Connection
Responded on November 19, 2021

Thank you so much for this wonderful review! We are so glad that you enjoyed everything. Thank you for the good graces towards the staff as well. A lot has shifted in the industry recently and we are doing our best to adjust! Hope to see you again soon! Thank you so much for supporting small businesses like ours.

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johnp
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious as always and it’s good to see all of the community enjoying our local treasure that is Tex mex.

Tex Mex Connection
Responded on November 19, 2021

Thanks so much for the great review! So glad you enjoyed everything and thank you so much for supporting small businesses like ours. Hope to see you again soon.

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vipConnieM
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Birthday dinner. Food and drinks were good, but we actually would have ordered another drink if someone had asked. It seemed like they were in one sense trying to rush us out but in another ignore us.

Tex Mex Connection
Responded on October 30, 2021

Thank you for the kind and honest review. I am very glad that you enjoyed everything you ordered. It is such a shame though that you feel the service was sub par and it does sound odd that you weren't offered another drink. It is certainly not our standard. I hope you come back again soon and see for yourself that that is not our usual style. Thanks so much for coming in on a special occasion.

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Milligoat
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Top notch margaritas, beer selection and Tex Mex food options! Looking forward to coming back to try more of the margaritas and more of the food options since we loved the nachos, fajitas and tacos (chicken, steak and pork).

Tex Mex Connection
Responded on October 30, 2021

A stellar review like this means the world to us. Thank you so much for the high praise and for supporting our small business. We hope that you come back again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always

Tex Mex Connection
Responded on October 30, 2021

Always happy to hear from a repeat guest. Thank you so much for supporting our small business and for leaving us a great review!

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Stags
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service.food was good. Too much had to take home. Thanks

Tex Mex Connection
Responded on October 30, 2021

So glad you enjoyed everything! Thank you so much for trying us out and leaving such a nice review. Come back again soon and thank you so much for supporting small businesses like ours.

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Out2eat678
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Tex Mex! They have great made-from-scratch food and the best margaritas!

Tex Mex Connection
Responded on October 30, 2021

We love you too! Thanks for the great review! Come back again soon!

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scubagirl
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The enchiladas came premade , so I could not leave out ingredients (onions) that I did not want. The burrito and chimi were Very small, but tasty.

Tex Mex Connection
Responded on October 30, 2021

Thanks so much for the great review and for supporting our business! We do roll our enchiladas, chimis, and classic burritos in the morning. It is the most efficient system for our tiny kitchen. Unless you have an allergy, you should totally try the enchiladas some time. Most people who are also wary of onions don't end up minding them at all once they give a try. just putting it out there. Either way, hope to see you back and thanks again for your patronage.

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SueB
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service good. Did not wait long for our server. Food was delicious and plentiful.

Tex Mex Connection
Responded on October 30, 2021

Thank you so much for the stellar review and for supporting small businesses like ours. Please come back again sometime!

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PeggyG
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, atmosphere and service at a reasonable price

Tex Mex Connection
Responded on October 30, 2021

Thank you so much for your review. It is great to hear that you enjoyed everything about your visit with us. Please come back again soon and thank you so much for supporting small businesses like ours.

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John
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service.
Happy hour is a great bargain

Tex Mex Connection
Responded on October 30, 2021

Thank you so much for the great review and for supporting small businesses. So glad you enjoy happy hour. Hope to see you again soon!

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Momof4boys
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always! Always a family favorite. Great food, great drinks, great service!

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vipjuneA
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We were seated immediately- and had a very nice waitress. However; tacos were just not very good. Chicken was dry and the cod did not taste great. This is the first time we have had this experience with food

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vipJCooke
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a lovely night from start to finish. The food and drinks were delicious. Our waiter was very pleasant and helpful.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice outdoor seating during this difficult time

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Overall a nice experience

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vipTonyg
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great dinner again! We are regulars and have never been disappointed .

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Erika
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was delicious. Staff very attentive. Seating was socially distanced.

FAQs

Tex Mex Connection offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 699-9552.

Tex Mex Connection is rated 4.7 stars by 923 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.