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January 30, 2014

Now Open: Sancho Pistola’s Serves Up Creative Mexican Fare, Craft Brews And Fine Cocktails In Fishtown

In case you haven’t heard, Fishtown has quickly become one of the coolest sections of Philadelphia thanks to an influx of quality restaurants, inventive bars, impressive music venues and forward-thinking art galleries. Now that Sancho Pistola’s has opened on Girard Avenue just steps from the El station, the neighborhood has one more eminently appealing destination. [...]

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October 22, 2013

Now Open: Taqueria Feliz Brings The Flavors Of Mexican Street Food To Main Street Manayunk

As of Sunday, October 20, Manayunk’s Main Street has a bright new destination for tasty contemporary Mexican in Taqueria Feliz. Tacos, enchiladas and tortas — done authentically, but with modern twists — are the basis of this casual third spot for restaurant partners Brian Sirhal and Tim Spinner, who both spent time in the restaurants [...]

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August 12, 2013

Roundup: Our Top Picks For Mexican, Spanish, Central American, South American Dining In Philadelphia

Craving a tart margarita or spicy platter of mole poblano? Satisfy your urge for dishes hailing from Mexico, Spain, Central America, South America and beyond with a visit to one of the region’s many renowned Latin restaurants. From trendy Nuevo Latino restaurants in Center City to neighborhood stalwarts that have been serving up traditional delicacies [...]

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April 26, 2013

Celebrate Mexican Culture All Week Long During Philadelphia Mexican Week, Sunday, April 28 To Sunday, May 5

Go beyond margaritas on Cinco de Mayo and celebrate the vibrant culture of Latino Philadelphia during Philadelphia Mexican Week, Sunday, April 28 to Sunday, May 5. All week long, a number of Philadelphia restaurants, museums and performing arts center are presenting Mexican music, film, dance and cuisine. Presented by the Mexican Consulate and the Mexican [...]

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November 30, 2012

Count Down To Feliz Navidad With The 25 Days Of Tequila At Cantina Dos Segundos, December 1-25

Cantina Dos Segundos is giving you a whole new celebration of what, to them, is holy, throughout the month of December. Consider this your Tequila-fied Advent Calendar: from December 1 until Feliz Navidad, the 25 Days of Tequila will allow you to count down the days to Christmas with tons of drink deals, prizes, surprises, [...]

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September 24, 2012

Distrito Kicks Off Football Season With A Weekly Monday Night Football Fiesta: Bottomless Tacos And Enchiladas, Plus $2 Dos Equis

Friends, football, food and fall — the F’s of the season — are celebrated tonight, and all Monday nights this season, at Jose Garces’ modern-Mexi restaurant in University City. Distrito’s Football Fiesta is an endless tacos and enchiladas night to enjoy while watching the big game on Distrito’s three high-definition televisions in the downstairs Cantina [...]

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April 23, 2012

De Pueblo A Pueblo (From Town To Town), A Citywide Celebration Of Mexican Culture, Kicks Off April 27

“De Pueblo a Pueblo” (From Town to Town), a citywide celebration of Mexican culture, kicks off this Friday, April 27. The eight-week festival runs through June 17, honoring Philadelphia’s growing Mexican community. The celebration includes performances, tours, lectures, film screenings, craft activities and art shows. The event kicks off at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens with photographer [...]

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March 6, 2012

Cantina Los Caballitos Now Serving Mexican Brunch Seven Days A Week

Cantina Los Caballitos on East Passyunk is now offering brunch daily. If that isn’t an excuse to play hooky, especially on a gorgeous day like tomorrow or Thursday, we don’t know what is. In addition to Cantina’s famous tacos and burritos, the brunch menu boasts Pork Picadillo Empanadas, Tostadas de Jamon, Chilaquiles and more. There’s also a full list of boozy beverages: eight Mimosas, Jalapeño and Garlic-Basil infused Bloody Marys and interesting tequila concoctions like the Bacon-X-Ole with Patron XO, maple syrup, soy milk and bacon bits. See you there. [Cantina Los Caballitos]

February 21, 2012

Cantina Feliz And Its Newly Opened Sister Restaurant La Calaca Feliz To Celebrate National Margarita Day February 22 With $5 Drinks

In honor of National Margarita Day tomorrow, February 22, Cantina Feliz in Fort Washington and the newly-opened La Calaca Feliz in Fairmount will serve their signature Feliz Margaritas for the reduced price of $5. The two restaurants, owned by Brian Sirhal and Chef Tim Spinner, serve more than 50 types of tequila, including tequila flights. [...]

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January 25, 2012

Fairmount Welcomes La Calaca Feliz, A New Mexican Restaurant From The Owners Of Cantina Feliz

Chef Tim Spinner and Brian Sirhal of Cantina Feliz in Fort Washington, which just recently celebrated its one year anniversary, have opened a new Mexican joint called La Calaca Feliz (that’s “The Happy Skeleton”). Spinner, whose resume includes El Vez, Amada and Distrito, has created a contemporary menu featuring takes on classic south-of-the-border fare like [...]

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