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1040 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19123-1556
+1 215-925-1110
11:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 02:00
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

PROS: really good food good selection of drinks margarita by the pitcher fun atmosphere friendly accommodating service CONS: loud inside NoLibs is very laid back, so don´t expect fast service anywhere. Do not go here if you want a fast meal. If you want a seat outside and itś full, you will be waiting awhile

Thank Alexis G
Edgewater Park, New Jersey, United States
Level Contributor
27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

I have been to El Camino Real a handful of times now. Consistently awesome!! Last night I had the chicken tacos and the jalapeño margaritas. I left there on fire! The tacos had the perfect amount of kick and the margarita had a lot of punch. So good! My boyfriend had the BBQ mixer and he was in heaven. It... More 

Thank Brooke B
Southampton, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

I was here before and thought it would be great to come here on a Sunday afternoon. I brought a party of five. The decor is great and on this hot day we dined inside. We started out with Chips and Guac. I was surprised that they charge $1.00 for chips and salsa (nominal but cheap). We also order the... More 

Thank Christopher G
Level Contributor
16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

I was sick of reading reviews of this place of how they didn't cater to the patron's every whim so I decided to write a review on this restaurant trying to be as unbiased as possible, which may be difficult as I truly do love the place. I've eaten here many many times and I've tried a little of everything,... More 

Thank Alex L
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

You can sit outside, inside is cool too. Food is good, "country wide special" of tecate and tequila. They do BBQ food too. Try the jalepeno marg if you like spicy !

Thank Rose M
North Wildwood NJ
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144 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016

I held off on writing this review out of disbelief. I will preface this by saying the food that was edible was delicious, especially the queso. The queso was one of the best I have ever had in a restaurant. Do agree with other reviewers that the noise level is out of control. Also, our service was very good, in... More 

Thank hoholmes
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57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015

Came in on a Saturday night and got a table right away. Server was friendly and the sangria was delish. Friends all got mexican food that was just OK but my bbq platter was excellent. I got pulled pork, brat, and brisket all were delish. Very reasonable prices and portions were good.

Thank yeahdilly
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015

I have come to this restaurant for several happy hours with friends after work. The pig wings (chicken wings but with pork) are fantastic as are the brisket tacos. Great food, cheap (but strong) drinks. I would suggest outdoor seating if possible, it's very loud inside and if you don't want to scream throughout your whole meal.

Thank CatsFilmingTea
Level Contributor
34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

Pros: My son chose this place to have his birthday celebration. He is a vegetarian and this is one of his new favorite "go to" because they have a lot of menu options for him and it's things you wouldn't find anywhere else. He had vegetarian hot wings for an appetizer and a vegetarian cheesesteak for his dinner. Yes, you... More 

Thank Debra G
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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253 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015

We were in the Northern Liberties area and looking for a bite to eat. Someone in our party recommended this place. We were seated outside in a pleasant area. But then it started. Everything just took a long time in this zone. Took longer than normal for waiter to greet us and then bring drinks. We ordered chips and guacamole... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Mexican, American, Bar, Barbecue, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1040 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19123-1556
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-925-1110

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?