Lucha isn’t much more than a dive bar with food, but that’s exactly why we like it. It’s easy to get a last-minute reservation, almost every item on their menu is $5 during Happy Hour, and they even have a porch out front with large, picnic-style tables. Go with your work friends when you get out early because your boss was in a good mood and grab some tacos and a few margaritas. If you spend over $20 per person, you’ve done something wrong.
More spots in Old CitySee more
Royal Boucherie is a small, dark French place in Old City that works for a date or Happy Hour.
La Peg is an American pub set inside the Fringe Arts building that turns into a huge beer garden during the summer.
Fork is a big, seasonal American spot in Old City where you should go for a celebratory group dinner.
More Mexican spotsSee more
Honest Tom’s Taco Shop
Honest Tom’s is a vegan taco shop near Penn that looks like Snow White’s cottage.
South Philly Barbacoa
South Philly Barbacoa in the Italian Market makes the best tacos in Philadelphia. Period.
Lolita is a small Mexican spot in Midtown Village where you can split some solid tacos and a few margaritas with some friends.
Suggested by our writers
Barbuzzo Mediterranean Kitchen & Bar
Barbuzzo is a great place to escape Center City for a low-key date, or any other time you want some charcuterie and pasta.
La Calaca Feliz
Bring a date or a group to La Calaca Feliz in Fairmount for margaritas, fish tacos, and huge portions of guacamole.
Las Cazuelas is a Mexican BYOB in Northern Liberties where you should go bring a group to escape the nearby crowds.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more