1623 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
www.almadecubarestaurant.comAlma de Cuba is a Stephen Starr restaurant with Cuban cuisine by owner and Executive Chef Douglas Rodriguez. The smoked albacore tacos appear as an appetizer on the dinner menu, but the best deal is to visit during happy hour. Every Monday through Friday from 4 – 7 p.m., you can enjoy the mini hard shell tacos topped with iceberg lettuce, pickled jalapenos and a tangy mayo for just $5. Other $5 specials include bacon-wrapped dates, guacamole, empanadas and mojitas.
2205 Washington Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19146
www.cafeynez.com Café Ynez might be known for its brunch, but it also offers some amazing dinner menu items, including the “taco de pescado.” The fish dish includes three tacos for $10, featuring tilapia, lettuce, sour cream, queso fresco, avocado and a pineapple habanero salsa served in corn tortillas. You can also order the $11 “tacos de camarones” with fresh shrimp, avocado, queso fresco, sour cream and pineapple habanero salsa. Bring your own tequila to create delicious margaritas with the $10 fresh juice mixers.
121 S. 13th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107
This Midtown Village spot from Stephen Starr serves modern renditions of classic Mexican favorites. The crispy fried mahi mahi tacos are a standout choice, served with avocado, chipotle pepper remoulade and red cabbage. For another seafood option, go for the shrimp tacos topped with cotija cheese, avocado and spicy salsa de arbol. Both taco dishes are $13 and include two tacos.
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951 Wolf St.
Philadelphia, PA 19148
Los Gallos in an authentic, no-frills taqueria in South Philly. Owner Luz Jimenez named the restaurant after Calle de Los Gallos (Street of the Roosters), the street where he grew up, located outside of Puebla. The fresh tilapia tacos are served with lettuce, avocado, pico de gallo, queso and a cream sauce. The flavorful dish includes three tacos for $9.99. Los Gallos is a BYOB.
4410 Main St.
Philadelphia, PA 19127
Taqueria Feliz comes from the same restaurant team as Cantina Feliz and La Calaca Feliz. The Manayunk spot serves casual Mexican favorites like tacos, enchiladas and tortas, and the cheerful atmosphere makes it a fun spot for summer nights. The tempura tilapia tacos are served “Ensenada style” (named after a region in Baja California), which means they’re battered, instead of breaded, and fried. The dish includes two tacos topped with avocado, cabbage slaw, radish and a spicy chipotle mayo for $13.95. Tacos are also available grilled upon request.
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