Food-wise, the Loco Pez in University City is basically the same as the one in Fishtown. It has great tacos and cheap beers, and if you happen to come here on one of their dollar-taco nights, you’ll be able to eat, grab a PBR, and leave a tip without having spent more than $10. This location near Penn’s campus, though, feels much less divey than the original one, and is somewhere you wouldn’t feel weird bringing your in-laws to.
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City Tap House
City Tap House in University City is a bar and pizza place that’s great for groups and popular with students.
Dim Sum House
Dim Sum House in University City serves food until 1am every night, which is about as late as you can get a sit-down meal in Philly.
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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La Virgen de Las Nieves
La Virgen De Las Nieves is a Mexican spot in South Philly that has huge, delicious huaraches served in pizza boxes.
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Vietnam Cafe is a huge restaurant in West Philly that has some great Vietnamese food and lots of Polynesian cocktails.
The Terakawa in University City is an offshoot of the original one in Chinatown, and it has some of the better ramen in the area.
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