Food-wise, the Loco Pez in University City is basically the same as the one in Fishtown. It has great tacos and cheap beers, and if you happen to come here on one of their dollar-taco nights, you’ll be able to eat, grab a PBR, and leave a tip without having spent more than $10. This location near Penn’s campus, though, feels much less divey than the original one, and is somewhere you wouldn’t feel weird bringing your in-laws to.
Where we've featured it
More spots in University CitySee more
The Penn Museum is a gorgeous old building on Penn’s campus filled with lots of relics, and it has a particularly nice garden to sit outside in.
Landmark Americana Tap & Grill
You can choose from ten different chicken wing options at this University City restaurant, but the garlic parmesan ones are our favorite.
Honest Tom’s Taco Shop
Honest Tom’s is a vegan taco shop near Penn that looks like Snow White’s cottage.
More Mexican spotsSee more
Alma Del Mar
Alma del Mar is a great Mexican restaurant in the Italian Market with lots of seafood options.
Cantina Los Caballitos
Cantina Los Caballitos is a Mexican spot in East Passyunk with a good Happy Hour and a huge patio.
Suggested by our writers
Vietnam Cafe is a huge restaurant in West Philly that has some great Vietnamese food and lots of Polynesian cocktails.
Dock Street Brewery & Restaurant
Come to Dock Street for the personal pizzas and outdoor day drinking during the summer.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more