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La Calaca Feliz

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Mexican, Latin, Southwestern, Spanish
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2321 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19130-2515
+1 215-787-9930
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Today
16:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 14:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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Oxford, Mississippi
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123 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the tangy Guacamole, nachos, fish tacos, seafood enchiladas and signature cocktails, particularly the spicy margaritas. The food and spit has a interesting vibe. Not your ordinary Mexican restaurant.

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Thank Hale F
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Great decor and good food. Make sure to say how you want your meat cooked. The kitchen tends to go rare if you don't state a preference. The flourless chocolate cake is excellent and the portions for everything are generous.

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Thank Megan G
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

If you're looking for a great Mexican dinner that doesn't feel like more Rice and Refried Beans with stuff smothered in cheese, then La Calaca Feliz is for you. Enjoy so many options that feel light and authentic. That's why I like it. My personal favorite are the tacos...lots of options including vegetarian. Make it a stop if you are... More 

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Thank Gary J
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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89 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

This is a good Mexican restaurant with good service. Nothing extraordinary but very decent and we would go back. The outdoor area is nice and small -- good for a margarita on a warm night. Service was good.

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Thank QuakerTruth
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1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

I came to meet a friend for happy hour. I ordered a happy hour white wine. They had run out of it, and refused to give me another white wine at the same price. I do not drink red wine or beer, and those were my only options. This is bad business.

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Thank Ellen W
Austin, Texas
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

I've lived in Texas all my life and travel to Mexico frequently. I love it when I can find a restaurant that serves an authentic guacamole. Not only did their guacamole not have lime (that's how they do it in Mexico), but the jalapeños that they used were spicy, the tomatoes were tasty, onions were just right and the chips... More 

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Thank TXTravelingGal2013
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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81 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

I have visited this establishment about five times and each time I leave thinking I should come more often. It's a nice space to have a meal, both inside and on he patio. The staff is very friendly and very helpful. I highly recommend the guacamole as an appetizer and the fish taco as an entree. Great selection of Mexican... More 

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Thank David G
Philadelphia, PA
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78 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

Reading most of the other reviews makes me wonder whether my party of 3 ordered the wrong dishes. The guacamole appetizer was solid -- but the portion was too small. My chicken enchiladas with mole sauce was rather uninspiring. I don't intend to go out of my way to try this restaurant again. (It was chosen primarily for convenience of... More 

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Thank larrybard
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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131 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

We've been here 3-4 times over the last few months. Every time we've been here it's been good - but not superb. Service is fast, but not perfect. It's a neighborhood spot that we'll return to for the nachos, but wouldn't come here for a birthday.

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Thank tempranill0
Pretoria, South Africa
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70 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

We visited the Cafe during April 2016. My partner had the black bean soup and we both had the fish tacos. Both dishes were excellent and very tasty. The margaritas were also awesome. I would highly recommend this place for anyone looking for good Mexican food in Philly. The waitstaff were also very friendly.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Southwestern, Spanish
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 14:00
Monday
16:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 22:00
Thursday
16:00 - 22:00
Friday
16:00 - 23:00
Saturday
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2321 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19130-2515
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-787-9930

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?