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Buena Onda

1901 Callowhill St, Philadelphia, PA 19130-4150
+1 215-302-3530
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“tacos” (46 reviews)
“guacamole” (12 reviews)
“shrimp” (10 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1901 Callowhill St, Philadelphia, PA 19130-4150
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I've been coming here for a little over a year after a friend brought me here for lunch and each and every time the food is delicious and fresh! Drinks are AWESOME! Not watered down or cut.. Great vibes, great staff! Will continue to make...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank TravelB215
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Clean place, nice design, very friendly staff. Food looked good and was reasonably priced. But the meats inside the tacos in both beef and chicken were not good and smothered in sauce. My child could not even eat his taco. I would looks for better...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Joncab5
Reviewed 6 November 2018 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.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 96Karen
Reviewed 16 October 2018

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!!

Date of visit: October 2018
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!

Date of visit: September 2018
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

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank amandav773
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

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank IrishgalinAbq
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.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank 417tracyw
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.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank 629NickC
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.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank rosannemistretta
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Restaurant Details

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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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