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Las Bugambilias

148 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-2415
+1 215-922-3190
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good37%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
11:30 am - 11:00 pm Hours
Mexican, Latin, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
148 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-2415
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

We (spouse plus kids (10 and 12)) had a great dinner here sitting outside on a beautiful warm evening. The food is authentic, plentiful and full of flavor without being overwhelming spicy. The location is easy to access and ideal for people watching. Service was...More

Thank CKBush13
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Visited on a Friday night with friends, wasn't too difficult to get reservations. The decor of the restaurant is lovely and although it is small it does well not to feel it. The food was great, not the best Mexican food I've ever had but...More

Thank Sarah L
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Popular restaurant. Friendly staff, chips and salsa are served. We like the fish and the mango salad. One doesn't leave hungry The walls are covered with photos of Mexican scenes and personalities. It puts you in the mood. Not expensive.

Thank Markphmnh
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Las Bugambilias is a nice sit-down location on South St with MEX American themed menus. Great for business meeting and romance.

Thank JimDeBerry
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Went to this place and was very impressed, extremely different from what I'm used but the flavor of the food was extremely rich! If you want some authentic Mexican food with a slight twist then I would recommend this place. 2 thumbs up!

Thank Leroy Z
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

I found this playful yet classic restaurant several years ago while staying nearby at the Sheraton Society Hill. I've taken many colleagues there since, men and women, all different ages. Every single experience was fantastic with menu selections varying. The authentic Mexican food and charm...More

Thank Jofo22
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Wow! What a place! Excellent cocktail list, perfectly prepared. Loved my sour cherry marguerita. Fabulous freshly made guacamole. I had delicious shrimp rellenos wrapped with bacon and I made room for dessert (chocolate tres leches cake) because I just had to! Reserved a spot for...More

Thank GinaG1969
Reviewed 11 May 2017

This restaurant offers delicious authentic Mexican food, however the space is very small and crowded, difficult to move around, the tables are small and very close to each other leaving little room for the food and no elbow room. This, the indifferent service, and the...More

Thank SiriOm1
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Spur of the moment, my daughter picked this restaurant and I would have to say I am so happy she found this restaurant. The place is well just awesome. It's small, cozy, the staff is friendly and the food is wow, beyond excellent. I just...More

Thank linda h
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Great location, charming atmosphere and nice looking meals. Appetizer was very good. My main entry was ok, My friend didn't eat much of their dish. It was chicken served in a volcano bowl. It looked neat but turned out the chicken was dry. Perhaps this...More

Thank 133Fish
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 148 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-2415
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Centre East
  • Neighbourhood: City Centre East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-922-3190
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Welcome to Las Bugambilias, a traditional Mexican restaurant located on South Street in Philadelphia. As chef and owner of this center city Philadelphia restaurant, Carlos Molina offers high quality, freshly prepared, Mexican food from three different regions in Mexico. The desserts at Bugambilias' are homemade on the premises, and we offer a full service bar, with an imaginative array of margaritas for your pleasure. When you come inside you will enjoy the warm ambiance found in our traditional decor, and welcoming staff.
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