Saturday, February 13, 2016
Cantina Los Caballitos
1651 E. Passyunk Ave.
Philadelphia , PA 19148
Neighborhood: East Passyunk
Parking: Street and lot parking.
Handicap access: No
Cuisine type: Mexican
Meals Served: Brunch - Sat., Sun. Lunch - Mon. thru Sun. Dinner - Mon. thru Sun. Late Night - Mon. thru Sun.
Style: Mexican food goes gastro-pub at this appealing South Philly cantina. The tattooed hipsters come for killer margaritas in the moody orange room, tequila-ficionados find a stellar list of primo shots at the bar, and a talented new chef has upped the kitchen's burrito ambitions with both a trendy nuevo touch (seviches) and authentically rustic braised meats (baby goat).
Specialties: Nachos; tuna seviche special; pork picadillo empanadas; goat tacos; cactus (nopales) salad; turkey with mole; roast baby goat; suckling pig with hominy and pumpkin; grilled corn on the cob; chocolate-chile mousse.
Alcohol: Super margaritas are the main event, as are the nearly 40 high-end tequilas. There's also a decent selection of craft beers, plus a small but smart list of inexpensive Spanish and South American wines.
Smoking: No smoking.
Hours: Monday- Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m. ;Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Prices: $$