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Buena Onda

1901 Callowhill St, Philadelphia, PA 19130-4150
+1 215-302-3530
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“tacos” (44 reviews)
“guacamole” (11 reviews)
“shrimp” (9 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00 Hours
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
1901 Callowhill St, Philadelphia, PA 19130-4150
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped by for a snack. The shrimp taco was fresh and crispy. The nachos wee huge, 3 of us shared, and again fresh and crispy.

Thank 96Karen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The tacos and guacamole were delicious; servers were very pleasant and accommodating: management served us generously a free dish and volunteered salsa to our take-home leftovers. We live 2.5 hours travel away, but we'll be back at our next visit to Philly!!

Thank ailivnat
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

We were at the Barnes Museum for a event and dropped in here 'coz its around the corner. The shrimp and chicken tacos were amazing!

Thank Valerie D
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

We went during happy hour so everything was discounted. But the tacos were definitely delicious as were the nachos and salsa roja

Thank Amanda V
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

You order at the counter, get a number, they bring it to you. However, the service was a bit scattered. Many tables missing one person’s food etc. The tacos are small, you will need 2-3 of them as a meal. We got a kale salad,...More

Thank jhughe39
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

Food was scarce for a taco that cost $4. I took 3 bites and it was gone. The shrimp was over cooked and I asked for cilantro and didn’t get it. Waited for a long time for 1 tiny overpriced fish taco.

Thank Tracy W
Reviewed 3 June 2018

My beef quesadilla came out great, just a hint of spice and very filling. Very value priced meal since we avoided any alcoholic beverages.

Thank Nick C
Reviewed 15 April 2018

Love the shrimp tacos especially. I also love all of the salsas they have to put on top. Always a great value.

Thank rosannemistretta
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Met a friend near Barnes Museum, did what's near me now and found this gem! Made to order, fresh ingredients, outside seating on a nice day. I had the taco of the month. Tuna and bowl of tortilla souo..nice flavors with big pieces of chicken...More

Thank TVL4Ever3
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

You have to try these ! They are soooo delicious. About three per person because of their size but flavor galore and presentation is cool. The fish and shrimp can be grilled or fried but we tried the grilled only and we were amazed. Great...More

Thank RocNY_er
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$18
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1901 Callowhill St, Philadelphia, PA 19130-4150
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-302-3530
Buena Onda is inspired by the fresh, tranquilo, do-it-your-way spirit of Mexico's Baja peninsula. In Baja, Buena Onda means "Good Vibes." And our kitchen here has gathered good vibes from the many seafood shacks, taquerias, panga fisherman, and farmers who have sustained themselves for generations by respecting the sea, cultivating year-round produce in Baja's rich soil, and sharing ingredient driven dishes with family & friends.
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