When Queer Eye came to Philly for its fifth season, one of the highlights for us was that we got a great Mexican restaurant in Alma Del Mar. Months later, the colorful patio furniture is out and the white table umbrellas have opened. You can find some memorable seafood dishes at this newcomer including the greens and seafood salad, the salmon burger, and fish and grits. One of the best dishes, though, is the lobster benedict. Covered in an Old Bay hollandaise sauce, one bite will make you thankful for exploring life outside your bed’s blankets for a few hours.
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Villa Di Roma
Villa di Roma is an old-school Italian restaurant in the Italian Market that still feels like it’s in the 1960s.
Casa Mexico is a small Italian Market spot from the people behind South Philly Barbacoa.
Santucci’s Original Square Pizza
Santucci’s has been around since the ’50s making thin square pies with the perfect amount of sweet tomato sauce.
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Revolution Taco in Rittenhouse Square is a quick-order taqueria, and one of the best lunch spots in the area.
Sancho Pistola’s is the northernmost member of the Pistola family, and it works just as well for watching an Eagles game as it does for eating tacos.
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South Philly Barbacoa
South Philly Barbacoa in the Italian Market makes the best tacos in Philadelphia. Period.
The Love in Rittenhouse feels like a nicer version of a mall restaurant, but their pastas and fried chicken are some of the best around.
Cafe La Maude
Cafe La Maude in NoLibs serves Lebanese and French food and has a very popular weekend brunch.
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