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La Calaca Feliz

) #337 of 3,615 Restaurants in Philadelphia €€ - €€€ Mexican, Latin, Spanish
2321 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19130-2515
+1 215-787-9930
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good47%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (3 reviews)
“fish tacos” (12 reviews)
“guacamole” (19 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
2321 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19130-2515
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Reviewed 19 May 2017

Great and interesting food and good drinks. Not cheap, but well worth the cost. Park in the municipal lot nearby -- great for a visit to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, which is down the street.

Thank TekExperts
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

We've now been here for brunch and dinner, and both were fantastic! I can only assume lunch would be great, too. Creative and authentic Mexican cooking with super-fresh ingredients. Multiple kinds of guacamole prepared tableside at dinner are terrific as well. Kid-friendly but couple-friendly too!

Thank DebMC123
Reviewed 1 May 2017

It can get crowded fast, so be sure to call ahead for some table space, La Calaca is a wonderful restaurant with a warm atmosphere. I really enjoyed the margarita varieties and their take on the classical Mexican American dishes.

Thank KaucasianAsian
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

The tasting menu is exceptional. Fresh flavors that you you will recognize from Mexico. Authentic but very much pointed forward in inspiration. Excellent. Go now!

Thank Frank M
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

We had a nice dinner at La Calaca Feliz. The chicken tinga tacos were good. The elotes loco (corn with a lime mayo & queso fresco) was amazing, and a must try. Staff was incredibly friendly. Everyone we passed said hello, thanked us for coming...More

Thank MeraKi25
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We ate at La Calaca Feliz in Feb. The food was delicious and MUCH more interesting than they typical Tex-mex fare, wonderful and surprising combinations to stuff a taco or tortilla. I however had a healthy Jicama salad toped with grilled chicken. The price of...More

Thank Marjorie18
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised that the could make most of the menu gluten free. Loved the guacamole, made of meal of that with refried beans.

Thank Kathleen H
Reviewed 8 January 2017

The restaurant is quaint and vibrantly decorated. It has a fun atmosphere and there is enough room between tables. The food is delicious--I had fish tacos and the chips and salsa were tasty and crisp. They have an interesting menu and for the price--it's definitely...More

Thank Claudia G
Reviewed 5 January 2017

I came here with a group of friends. I wasn't sure what to expect, but I was thrilled by the food, drinks, and service. The fish tacos were great and the guacamole was some of the best that I have ever had. If I lived...More

2  Thank Rebecca K
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed the tangy Guacamole, nachos, fish tacos, seafood enchiladas and signature cocktails, particularly the spicy margaritas. The food and spit has a interesting vibe. Not your ordinary Mexican restaurant.

Thank Hale F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2321 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19130-2515
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-787-9930
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