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Las Bugambilias

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City Center East
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148 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-2415
+1 215-922-3190
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11:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 11:30 - 23:00
Wed 11:30 - 22:00
Thu 10:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sun 11:30 - 22:00
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barbaralkatz@yahoo.com
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Ate outside and really enjoyed the vegetarian empanadas My husband liked the buffet as well as well as the Mexican coffee

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Thank blkatz
Whippany, New Jersey
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183 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Very charming atmosphere with delicious authentic food. The service is quite slow, although they really hustle and are exceptionally polite. We have been here several times and continue to return.

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Thank Carol C
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Well we went on a Friday late afternoon and were the only ones in the restaurant. It took about 15 minutes for our drinks to arrive. We finally got to order our meal. It took another half hour for our meal to come out. The food was delicious. Way above average for a Mexican restaurant. When we were finished, we... More 

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Thank BOBMano
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Love to go to get real Mexican food here just like eating in Cozumel but not have to fly 4 hours to get there. Everything we have tried has been wonderful for the chick to the seafood.

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Thank Michael W
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

This is our favorite Mexican restaurant in the city. The Créma Mixta soup is a must have! Everything we have ever tried has been great. It is right on South Street so weekends in the summer when the street is crowded can be a bit of a parking nightmare. Also the place is small so we never go without a... More 

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Thank Katherine C
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

First of all, the food is excellent --- well designed, generous Mexican dishes (some really Mexican --like the moles -- and some tending to Tex-Mex but tasty). I've eaten here three times, and I never had a bad experience with the food --- but be ready for the generous portions. My only "worry" is that the he place is so... More 

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Thank OftenTraveling1066
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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99 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016

We do not often eat Mexican food in chain restaurants.... this is just way above ordinary and delightful. THe best Margaritas you will every have in beautiful large glasses. Try the Flacas with chicken - delightful light outer wrapping - narrow rolled with delicious chicken and fillings and wonderful hand made verde sauce... GREAT CEVICHE

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Belfast
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

This place came highly recommended, but i left so disappointed by the experience that i will not return.

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Philly
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015 via mobile

The tamales de Puerco with a green sauce were great and the guacamole was smooth green deliciousness, but the pechuga de pollo con mole poblano really did Mexico in Society Hill Filadelfia. Recommended.

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Thank jazzyalan
Fareham, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

Excellent food always worth a visit and great service. Whenever I am in town I have to eat here and always bring clients and friends.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
10:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 148 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-2415
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighbourhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-922-3190
Description
Welcome to Las Bugambilias, a traditional Mexican restaurant located on South Street in Philadelphia. As chef and owner of this center city Philadelphia restaurant, Carlos Molina offers high quality, freshly prepared, Mexican food from three different regions in Mexico. The desserts at Bugambilias' are homemade on the premises, and we offer a full service bar, with an imaginative array of margaritas for your pleasure. When you come inside you will enjoy the warm ambiance found in our traditional decor, and welcoming staff.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?