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Tequilas Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
City Center West
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1602 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-6305 (16th Street)
+1 215-546-0181
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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141 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We drive nearly 3 hours to visit Tequilas. We do this about 6 times annually and always for my wife's birthday. From the owner who is passionate about tequila and mezcal and of course his menu to the exceptional bartenders and the great wait staff you can't miss. This isn't Tex-Mex is Mexican so enjoy.....Silvio is our go to waiter... More 

Thank Gregg C
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66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The service was excellent. Appetizers where empanadas and crabmeat guacamole. Both excellent, the guacamole was the best I've ever had. Drinks were good and strong. My main course was great. My wife was not as happy. I think she just doesn't like Mole. She liked mine. Dessert was great tres leches maybe the best I've had. My wife got the... More 

Thank Johndell
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70 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is good Mexican. Enjoyed the sautéed scallops and shrimp over bacon mashed potatoes. Yes you read that right. My companion enjoyed the chili relleno and couldn't decide which one he liked better - the savory with cheese or the sweet with raisins. We started with the guacamole and flights of the house tequila and mezcal. The meal ended with... More 

Thank Karlinphilly
Winslow, New Jersey
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

One of our favorite Mexican Restaurants! Dinners are always delicious, must try the langostines. Garlicky deliciousness! Very authentic, gourmet Mexican food. Happy Hour is always fun! Great margaritas and beers! Short Rib margarita, a spicy, jalapeño infused tequila with pomegranate syrup! Delicious! The salsas are fresh, homemade with mild spice. Tortilla chips are fresh made. Great service at the bar... More 

Thank Andrea B
Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have visited this restaurant many times since they opened and never found myself disappointed. It has maintained the same standard of quality and attention to detail. Anytime you can deliver perfect Huevos Rancheros and a creamy Bean Mousse for Brunch is a special meal to savor with family and friends. It is one of the understated restaurants that has... More 

1 Thank Fanfromphilly
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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79 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You definitely should make reservations. Many people eat here as the restaurant was packed to capacity. However, this made for a very loud atmosphere. Nonetheless, the wait staff and service was exemplary. You should also ensure your cellphone is fully charged as you will need the flashlight app to read the menus depending on where you are seated. Every entree... More 

1 Thank FrequentlyOnTheMove
Atlantic City
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197 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went in for dinner on a Saturday night before a show and the Kimmel Center. Had a reservation for 6 PM, arrived at 6:05 PM and we were seated immediately. I was surprised how big the place is! We walked through a bar, past a service station, rest rooms, down steps and finally reached our table. Whew! The place... More 

Thank Elman1952
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is first time we went to Tequilas and it is the best Mexican food you can get in Philadelphia. Our server was Silvio and he was great. The drinks were great, the service was great and the food was wonderful. If you want authentic Mexican food you have to try Tequilas you won't be disappointed. I will definitely be... More 

1 Thank Betty Z
Uster, Switzerland
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59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Great food, good location, very nice interior! Friendly, helpful staff! Love the Enchilada Playa, Molcajete de Carne is great with either chicken or beef.

1 Thank Marquita B
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

We love Mexican food and Tequilas is a high end Mexican restaurant with a unique food, appetizer and drink menu. The restaurant is beautiful and service is fantastic. Great for family, business or date night. We always look forward to returning!

1 Thank Brian H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$18 - US$30
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1602 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-6305
    (16th Street)
  • Public Transportation: Located at 16th & Locusts where the #2 bus meets the #12 bus. And at the PATCO 16th Street exit.
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center West
  • Neighbourhood: City Center West
  • Phone Number: +1 215-546-0181

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