La Canasta

It’s no surprise that there’s usually a crowd inside South Philly’s La Canasta—sure, it’s small, but their great Mexican food (especially their tacos and chile rellenos) draws big crowds. The BYOB has a handful of tables next to the windows and a large chalkboard listing the daily specials, as well as a bar that’s available for extra seating. The housemade tortillas are fluffy, and we suggest you get them wrapped around smoky short rib, spicy shrimp, or crispy chunks of tilapia (our three favorite tacos here). Some dishes can get fiery, so be sure to order a round of Jarritos, fresh-squeezed cucumber lemonade, or margarita mixers for the table to balance out the heat.   

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