La Llorona Cantina

4.7
29 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
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What 29 people are saying
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RobertoA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had a delicious dinner and fantastic drinks! Can’t wait to go again!

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RebeccaS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Mexican food!! I am quite versed in the Mexican options this city has to offer and let me just say how impressed I am with the food, staff, and overall experience.

The food was flavorful, great portions, and inventive while still being traditional.

The waitstaff was friendly, attentive and helpful.

The drinks were strong and well balanced.

The restaurant was lively but not crowded and loud but not too noisy that you couldn't hold a conversation.

10/10 would recommend. We will absolutely be back.

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vipChrisB
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Surprised to find such amazing Mexican in Philly. The lamb was incredible. And definitely get the queso fundido.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The quesadilla was INSANELY GOOD

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vipredram
Philadelphia
154 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

The food was superb. The butternut squash soup, the bronzino with bell peppers and almonds plus the chicken wings were excellent. This is a neighborhood restaurant with very little ambiance, good Mexican food and a hard working staff. Located on West Passyunk Avenue right across from the Melrose Diner parking can be a problem.

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EvanC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was attentive & friendly - food came out quick and was delicious! Pacifico on tap just tastes better!

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MarkK
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love this place… they have the best drinks and their birria tacos are amazing!

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vipLvphilly
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood place. Delicious food and cocktails with attentive but not intrusive service.

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vipmrsreal
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

We thought the food was delicious but we weren't pleased with the timing of how the food was served. Everything came out at once. We would have liked our appetizer to come out before our entrees. We also thought the music was too loud.

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BethD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent and all of us had different tacos which were delicious. The margaritas were also very good and not overly sweet.

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ChuckP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great ambience, great service & food!

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vipTigresSKS
Philadelphia
138 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad to have discovered La Llorona Cantina, which got me to walk further south than I have in some time! Made a reservation on OpenTable for outdoor dining and was pleased to find the sidewalk seating was ample on a wider-than-usual sidewalk along Passayunk Avenue. Our server, Jose, was a pleasure: just the right amount of attentiveness.

Our group started with Guacamole (avocado, tomato, fresh lime, serrano chile, onion, cilantro), which was served in a mortar and surrounded by tortilla chips, and the Queso Fundido (melted Oaxaca cheese, warm tortillas, poblano peppers*), both of which were fantastic, and some delicious drinks: margaritas and a spicy michelada.

We continued with Ceviche (tuna and shrimp marinated in lime juice, mango, avocado, serrano, fresh lime) and a bunch of tacos: Ensenada Sur (tempura fried shrimp, pico de gallo, lettuce, jalapeño crema), Al Pastor (five chiles marinated pork, grilled pineapple, onion, cilantro), Cochinita (slow roasted pork, achiote, citrus, habanero, escabeche), and Birria Doña Flores (braised beef roasted in a three chili adobe sauce, served with a small bowl of consome). Everything was delicious: my favorite tacos were the Birria (mostly because of the consome!) and the Al Pastor (love me some pineapple'n'pork!).

We finished off the meal sharing an order of tres leches cake and churros, the latter served hot'n'crisp. Will definitely return!

*Choice of chorizo or poblano peppers.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drink were great last night. Our server was friendly and didn’t rush us. Highly recommend the tempura shrimp tacos, the invacion cocktail and the Adam and Eve.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was good and the drinks were amazing. Would definitely go back

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tommypickels
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place for date night or just to grab drinks and a quite bite. The food came out lightning fast and the staff was more than accommodating. Great place.

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Nicole
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great vegan options! We had the nicest wait staff ever.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!

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Jonathan
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great outdoor seating and fantastic food. The Arroz con Dos was flavorful and delicious and the service was on point.

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vipleesea
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Indoor and outdoor seating. Delicious!

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vipMerylS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and food outside with Jose!

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vipSmmphd
New York Area
116 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Disappointing brunch. Was excited after the rave reviews in the media. Drinks tasted watered down. French toast was exceptional and everything else was just meh. Service was friendly and accommodating.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service and so many specialty cocktails to choose from!

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vipAlisonL
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service! Would recommend for a nice brunch.

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AllisonK
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food -- we tried several of the Oaxacan specialties. Drinks Delicious too, although a tad $$. Very nice staff. We'll be back..

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JohnP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, lots of regional dishes not typically available at other Mexican restaurants. Great food value, great service. Large drink menu, again with harder to find regional mezcal options. A little loud outside since it’s on the main thoroughfare of Passyunk Ave, but a great atmosphere otherwise. Definitely coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Wonderful service and it felt like being transported to Mexico…amazing Mexican liquor collection.

The dishes had great presentation and fresh ingredients. Totally enjoyed our meal.

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MeganO
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been here multiple times and have never been disappointed. I keep returning for the food, drinks and the service. The owners, managers and servers are so friendly and polite.

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katiea
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bridget our server was lovely. Food was delicious. Staff is very attentive and always bussing. Tres leches was heavenly.

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BethE
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time catching up with friends in a nice outdoor shady spot! The food, bottomless mimosas, and service was all wonderful. Would absolutely recommend!

FAQs

La Llorona Cantina offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 515-3276.

La Llorona Cantina is rated 4.7 stars by 29 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.