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La Calaca Feliz

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2321 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19130-2515
+1 215-787-9930
16:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 14:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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45 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate at La Calaca Feliz in Feb. The food was delicious and MUCH more interesting than they typical Tex-mex fare, wonderful and surprising combinations to stuff a taco or tortilla. I however had a healthy Jicama salad toped with grilled chicken. The price of food was more then reasonable! I was also delighted with the murals and the architectural... More 

Thank Marjorie18
Holliston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised that the could make most of the menu gluten free. Loved the guacamole, made of meal of that with refried beans.

Thank Kathleen H
Newark, New Jersey
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

The restaurant is quaint and vibrantly decorated. It has a fun atmosphere and there is enough room between tables. The food is delicious--I had fish tacos and the chips and salsa were tasty and crisp. They have an interesting menu and for the price--it's definitely worth returning to continue sampling the creative menu. Its not authentic Mexican food but its... More 

Thank Claudia G
Richmond, Virginia
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133 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 292 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

I came here with a group of friends. I wasn't sure what to expect, but I was thrilled by the food, drinks, and service. The fish tacos were great and the guacamole was some of the best that I have ever had. If I lived in Philadelphia, I would definitely eat at La Calaca Feliz again.

2 Thank Rebecca K
Oxford, Mississippi
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138 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed the tangy Guacamole, nachos, fish tacos, seafood enchiladas and signature cocktails, particularly the spicy margaritas. The food and spit has a interesting vibe. Not your ordinary Mexican restaurant.

Thank Hale F
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Great decor and good food. Make sure to say how you want your meat cooked. The kitchen tends to go rare if you don't state a preference. The flourless chocolate cake is excellent and the portions for everything are generous.

Thank Megan G
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

If you're looking for a great Mexican dinner that doesn't feel like more Rice and Refried Beans with stuff smothered in cheese, then La Calaca Feliz is for you. Enjoy so many options that feel light and authentic. That's why I like it. My personal favorite are the tacos...lots of options including vegetarian. Make it a stop if you are... More 

Thank Gary J
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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108 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

This is a good Mexican restaurant with good service. Nothing extraordinary but very decent and we would go back. The outdoor area is nice and small -- good for a margarita on a warm night. Service was good.

Thank QuakerTruth
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1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

I came to meet a friend for happy hour. I ordered a happy hour white wine. They had run out of it, and refused to give me another white wine at the same price. I do not drink red wine or beer, and those were my only options. This is bad business.

Thank Ellen W
Austin, Texas
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

I've lived in Texas all my life and travel to Mexico frequently. I love it when I can find a restaurant that serves an authentic guacamole. Not only did their guacamole not have lime (that's how they do it in Mexico), but the jalapeños that they used were spicy, the tomatoes were tasty, onions were just right and the chips... More 

Thank TXTravelingGal2013

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Mexican, Latin, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2321 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19130-2515
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-787-9930

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?