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Las Bugambilias

148 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-2415
+1 215-922-3190
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good38%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“ceviche” (8 reviews)
“flautas” (2 reviews)
“pineapple” (3 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin
$$ - $$$
148 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-2415
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I found this playful yet classic restaurant several years ago while staying nearby at the Sheraton Society Hill. I've taken many colleagues there since, men and women, all different ages. Every single experience was fantastic with menu selections varying. The authentic Mexican food and charm...More

Thank Jofo22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! What a place! Excellent cocktail list, perfectly prepared. Loved my sour cherry marguerita. Fabulous freshly made guacamole. I had delicious shrimp rellenos wrapped with bacon and I made room for dessert (chocolate tres leches cake) because I just had to! Reserved a spot for...More

Thank GinaG1969
Reviewed 11 May 2017

This restaurant offers delicious authentic Mexican food, however the space is very small and crowded, difficult to move around, the tables are small and very close to each other leaving little room for the food and no elbow room. This, the indifferent service, and the...More

Thank SiriOm1
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Spur of the moment, my daughter picked this restaurant and I would have to say I am so happy she found this restaurant. The place is well just awesome. It's small, cozy, the staff is friendly and the food is wow, beyond excellent. I just...More

Thank linda h
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Great location, charming atmosphere and nice looking meals. Appetizer was very good. My main entry was ok, My friend didn't eat much of their dish. It was chicken served in a volcano bowl. It looked neat but turned out the chicken was dry. Perhaps this...More

Thank 133Fish
Reviewed 28 March 2017

I always have a positive experience when eating at this restaurant. Food is very filling, drinks are good, and wait staff tries to be helpful.

Thank Ellen R
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Bugambilias has lots going for it: well prepared, flavorful Mexican food - the real deal; a convenient location; even some outdoor seating for nice weather. The ceviche mixto was superb, and the vegetarian empanadas. The slow cooked pork was nothing short of amazing. The wine...More

Thank paddler50S16
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Headed to the city Friday night for dinner with friends. When we got there they asked us if we had reservations we said no they were able to seat us without a problem. The place is very very small the tables in the back were...More

Thank godsmack1963
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Ate outside and really enjoyed the vegetarian empanadas My husband liked the buffet as well as well as the Mexican coffee

Thank blkatz
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Very charming atmosphere with delicious authentic food. The service is quite slow, although they really hustle and are exceptionally polite. We have been here several times and continue to return.

Thank Carol C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 148 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-2415
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighbourhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-922-3190
  • E-mail
Welcome to Las Bugambilias, a traditional Mexican restaurant located on South Street in Philadelphia. As chef and owner of this center city Philadelphia restaurant, Carlos Molina offers high quality, freshly prepared, Mexican food from three different regions in Mexico. The desserts at Bugambilias' are homemade on the premises, and we offer a full service bar, with an imaginative array of margaritas for your pleasure. When you come inside you will enjoy the warm ambiance found in our traditional decor, and welcoming staff.
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