Cantina 'Calaca' Feliz

4.8
1003 reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Cantina "Calaca" Feliz is a contemporary Mexican restaurant located in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia. We take a modern approach to the way we do Mexican food. Fresh, High-quality ingredients are the foundation to our transformation of amazing produce, fish, and meat to the food we bring to your table.

Cantina "Calaca" Feliz received 3 Bells from Philadelphia Inquirer food critic Craig Laban who stated, "Calaca has helped push the dial forward a few more clicks on the evolution of contemporary Mexican cooking in this town".

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1003 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.7
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.6
Value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had such a fabulous time! The staff were all lively and personable, food was was so fulfilling and we left very satisfied. The BBQ Cauliflower bowl was phenomenal! A new favorite for sure.

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JoAnn
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was great. The margaritas were terrific. Our server, Sarah, was the absolute best! One of our favorite places in Fairmount.

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vipNChen
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful service, delicious food, and attentive to needs of families dining with kids.

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vipSarck
Philadelphia
127 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Cantina Feliz never disappoints. Even during Covid the staff was upbeat and helpful, rolled with the punches of moving to a virtual menus, turned out delicious food, and was an overall great dining experience. The spicy fruit margaritas are delicious, and the shrimp tacos or possibly the best I’ve ever had. The garden is beautiful and all the prices can be, well, pricey, happy hour offer some deals that help ease the pain in your wallet.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent as always. Staff is fantastic!

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Lolita
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall1Food1Service4Ambience4

Yelp recommended this place. Spent $16 on margarita which tasted like straight lime juice. How could you mess up a margarita? The chips and salsas were terrible, too. Chillis had them better. The only thing good was the churros French toast. I would have ordered second had we weren't full. Overall, good ambiance, excellent service, terrible food.

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GeoffreyM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 9 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Very nice neighborhood find...food was very well done and the service was quick. It's a small spot but very nice ambience for sure. I've been to bigger places with larger selection but I would comeback for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Waiter was awesome. Food and drinks was great. Love their happy hour as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Food was great but service could certainly be improved. The waiter was very neglectful and inattentive during our dinner. Attention was not paid to check in, replenish drinks or even take orders in a timely manner. Parties that arrived after us received food before we did which was quite unpleasant to watch.

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OcheB
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was delicious! The value was good. We ate in the back courtyard. We enjoyed our first date!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service. 100% recommend.

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vipGolfgal
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place all around!

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Zach
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Overall very great experience. Will be going again.

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Jess
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went during happy hour it was great. We were seated right away and had the nachos and some drinks. All was very good.

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llamatrama
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great margaritas and steak tacos! A little expensive for what you get, but good overall.

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Great
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience3

Nice outside area and tropical margarita was great. Fish tacos tastes like from a box, not fresh.

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vipNatalieA
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Cute spot with good food! The margaritas aren’t super strong or anything to write home about but good overall! I like that there’s outdoor and indoor dining options too!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the tropical margarita! Beautiful interior design and great service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Peter was amazing!

CB
ChristineB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I had the carnitas tacos and some feliz margaritas, amazing!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Super friendly staff, great food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always hits. 10/10

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vipAnna
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service as always! Our waiter, Peter, was a super star! Even though he was serving every table. He still made the time to make us feel welcome and check in!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

We had a great dinner. Great staff and great food!

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vipAnna
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great neighborhood spot!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went for my girlfriend’s birthday and it was great. The food was delicious, the people were friendly and it was beautiful. Even my 13 month old son enjoyed it to a point where he was literally ripping the tacos off of my plate. If you want a great experience go check it out!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2021
Overall2Food5Service2Ambience5

I think there was only one waitress in the whole restaurant. Took a really long time to order anything. Couldn’t even ask for side of sour cream because waitress didn’t come over. We were there over 2 hours for 2 apps and food.

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GabrielleM
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Brunch was delicious and servers were friendly. Great place for drinks!

JM
vipJasonM
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

The food was delicious. Good sized portions. The only complaint was both mine and my wife’s dishes could’ve been hotter. They weren’t cold but felt like they sat for a few minutes too long.

Beyond that, everything about the experience was great including the bar manager who talked about tequila with us and helped educate us in time for a national Margarita day.

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Kapple
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Our server was lovely and very efficient. We were a party of 4 and we had an order of guacamole which we enjoyed it so much that we had to order another. The cauliflower tacos were superb and the margaritas were tangy and dry not sweet and syrupy. Overall we had a fabulous time and wonderful experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing meal and amazing margs. One of, if not thee, best Mexican food spot in the city.

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Lauren
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

SO GOOD! Service was great and so were the margaritas! The brisket topped nachos are a must

AM
AllisonM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and margaritas! Also, very friendly staff.

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mayank
New England
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Nachos (vegetarian) were loaded and delicious. Their main course as well as the toasts were tasty and filling. The drinks were well made too.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I are so happy this restaurant has survived COVID. The food here is always amazing, the servers are always so sweet and knowledgeable about the menu, they are careful with COVID precautions, and they always make our special occasions just a little more special. You must try the bestia margarita with passion fruit flavor...it’s our new favorite!

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DanS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Absolutely love the tacos here. Reminds me a lot of El Vez, honestly. The yucca fries and the plantains are excellent! Will definitely be back.

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SteveH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing! Drinks were really great too and I loved the environment.

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vipAnna
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service!!! Perfect local neighborhood spot

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vipPhillyFoodieFromNJ
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Great experience

KF
KaitlinF
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Friendly service, large menu, and delicious margaritas! We were satisfied with drinks, apps, and main course.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Cantina 'Calaca' Feliz using the Order Online button. Cantina 'Calaca' Feliz also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Cantina 'Calaca' Feliz also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 787-9930.

Cantina 'Calaca' Feliz is rated 4.8 stars by 1003 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.

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