In a neighborhood full of bars, La Calaca Feliz is the perfect starting point for the classic one-two punch. If you’re not interested in making moves, these margaritas can stand up to any cocktails in the area. Food-wise, focus on the fish tacos and the enormous portions of guacamole, which you can add things like crab, fig, and bacon to.
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A Mano is an Italian BYOB in Fairmount that works for everything from a casual weeknight dinner to an anniversary celebration.
Umai Umai in Fairmount makes affordable, a la carte sushi in a space that’s nice enough for a date, but not overly fancy.
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Sancho Pistola’s is the northernmost member of the Pistola family, and it works just as well for watching an Eagles game as it does for eating tacos.
South Philly Barbacoa
South Philly Barbacoa in the Italian Market makes the best tacos in Philadelphia. Period.
Rosy’s Taco Bar
Go to Rosy’s for a big group dinner that won’t cost you a ton of money, even if you add in a few margaritas.
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Green Soul does healthy soul food and live jazz shows in their large space in Spring Garden.
Las Cazuelas is a Mexican BYOB in Northern Liberties where you should go bring a group to escape the nearby crowds.
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