In a city like Philadelphia, there are thousands of places where you can have a margarita and nachos. But, on a day like Cinco de Mayo, where you crave the perfect lime to agave ratio and look forward to a bowlful of nachos perfectly slathered in salsa verde, cheese, or salsa roja, you must only have the best.
So, where should you go? We have a suggestion, or five, of where to go this Sunday:
Where: 121 South 13th Street
What you should order: The Sexican and Pibil Pork Tacos
Located in the Avenue of the Arts, this corner restaurant attracts both locals and visitors with its decadent menu and stylish flair. Did we mention that this place is a Stephen Starr creation?
Cantina Dos Segundos
Where: 931 N 2nd Street
What you should order: El Dorado and Platanos Machos
Found in the always vibrant Northern Liberties, this intimate setting combined with a mouthwatering menu allows and even encourages one to be indulgent. Ranging from vegetarian dishes to full out carnivore entrees, this place has a meal for every palate.
Where: 106 S. 13th Street
What you should order: Carne Asada a la Lolita and BYOT (Bring Your Own Tequila)
Charming and cute, this restaurant uses fresh and local ingredients to create its caliente and divine dishes. Between that and their motto, “casual can still mean cool,” you have the perfect down to earth, yet tasteful experience.
Where: 3945 Chestnut Street
What you should order: Encarnación and Tequila Pairing (a selection of tequila is expertly paired with the flavors of each course)
Jose Garces’ Distrito adds a contemporary vibe to the traditional Mexican restaurant in this stunning restaurant. Don’t let the playful ambiance fool you, he takes his menu and your taste buds very seriously.
Where: 3401 Walnut Street
What you should order: Shrimp & Fun Guy Taquitos and Wings
It may be located on a college campus, but its quality and reputation are entirely flawless. From the moment you step in, you can see that this casual restaurant has something truly special to offer. Whether its the wings, the nachos, or the margaritas, you’ll be sure to remember this place for months to come.