Cafe Ynez looks like the love child of a New Jersey diner and a Mexican beachside hut. It has wood-paneled walls, turquoise booths, and strings of colorful lights hanging from the ceiling. In addition to the food, which ranges from things like $9 carnitas tacos to a $20 whole chicken, they also make all their own mixers in house. They have carafes of mango mint margarita mix to pair with your handle of tequila, and there’s also a blueberry thyme lemonade that you should mix with vodka to make a very inexpensive DIY cocktail.
Where we've featured it
More spots in Graduate HospitalSee more
Tio Flores in Grad Hospital is a great place to start or spend a night, with a long menu of Mexican classics and margaritas.
More Mexican spotsSee more
Lolita is a small Mexican spot in Midtown Village where you can split some solid tacos and a few margaritas with some friends.
Casa Mexico is a small Italian Market spot from the people behind South Philly Barbacoa.
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.
Suggested by our writers
Mission Taqueria is a bright and airy Mexican spot in Center City where you should go for Happy Hour or a casual date.
L’Angolo is an old school Italian BYOB in South Philly with private rooms and all the pastas you hoped they would have.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more