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Jose Pistolas

) #338 of 3,629 Restaurants in Philadelphia $$ - $$$ Mexican, ,
213 S 15th St, Philadelphia, PA 19102-3804
+1 215-545-4101
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“nachos” (18 reviews)
“spicy pork” (4 reviews)
“churros” (4 reviews)
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Mexican, Bar, Pub, South American
$$ - $$$
213 S 15th St, Philadelphia, PA 19102-3804
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Reviewed 23 June 2017

My first time here and I wanted to try everything on the menu! It's not a huge menu, but you get a lot of food. My husband and I started with the chips and guac, plus we each got taco entrees AND we each had...More

Thank Christie Y
Reviewed 13 May 2017

This center city dive bar attracts an eclectic crowd ranging from hipsters to lawyers to orchestra aficionados. The funky atmosphere is enhanced by a friendly staff, smoke-free environs and music that encourages rather than destroys conversation. The street level is dominated by a long bar...More

Thank Christopher M
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Loved being directed by a local to Jose Pistolas for Saturday Brunch! It was a casual, delicious find! We had Bloody Marys and Huevos Rancheros, which we both delicious. Wish they opened a little earlier on Sundays... Definitely recommend you try it out!

Thank D C
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Have found food in Philly to be hit or miss. Some rave and some not about their dining experience here. This was one of the better meals I have had. Don't let the dark tones put you off. We had the Tofu Chorizo Burrito and...More

Thank Drew A
Reviewed 8 December 2016

I came here with a couple of coworkers for dinner. We started with some queso that we promptly devoured and got more. I took the suggestion of the waitstaff and went with the special, and I was glad that I did. It was the best...More

Thank Woohoo451
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Coming from California, I crave western Mexican food. It's quite different than that with Cuban influence; they don't use as much fruit, and the meals are not as sweet. Got B hooked on it during our CA trip last year at a dive taco place...More

Thank GailCooks
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

The service here was outstanding and the atmosphere is also cool. Pretty much all Mexican food but the nachos were definitely the best I've ever had. Also have good happy hour deals!

Thank Chelsea L
Reviewed 28 June 2016

We came with University reunion friends for drinks. Excellent margarita pitchers and beer. The food was good, although we had a bizarre guacamole that did not convince us. Our waitress (cannot remember her name, though) was very friendly and funny. Great service and a great...More

Thank Victor T
Reviewed 6 June 2016

Hands down the best nachos we have ever had at a restaurant. The nachos are loaded with toppings and the chips themselves are very good. They also have a great selection of craft beers on tap and bottles/cans. We stopped at this restaurant on a...More

Thank IRun2Eat
Reviewed 6 June 2016

Great atmosphere, small bar area and tables on the first floor. Did not know about the second floor. Good place to stop before a theatre date.

Thank Jim C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Bar, Pub, South American
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 213 S 15th St, Philadelphia, PA 19102-3804
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-545-4101
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