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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Flambo Caribbean Restaurant
Flambo is a Trinidadian BYOB in Fairmount where you can get a ton of food to split with friends and still keep it pretty cheap.
A Mano is an Italian BYOB in Fairmount that works for everything from a casual weeknight dinner to an anniversary celebration.
The Monkey & The Elephant Café
The Monkey & The Elephant is a coffee shop in Fairmount with a great back patio.
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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.
Lolita is a small Mexican spot in Midtown Village where you can split some solid tacos and a few margaritas with some friends.
Honest Tom’s Taco Shop
Honest Tom’s is a vegan taco shop near Penn that looks like Snow White’s cottage.
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Umai Umai in Fairmount makes affordable, a la carte sushi in a space that’s nice enough for a date, but not overly fancy.
Green Soul does healthy soul food and live jazz shows in their large space in Spring Garden.
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