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The 15 Best Mexican Restaurants Near Northern Liberties, Philadelphia

Updated: June 28, 2022

Mad about Mole? These are our go-to Mexican places in Northern Liberties for Mole, carnitas, and tortas. We analyzed millions of reviews from top review sites so you could find the best Mexican options in Northern Liberties. Don your sombrero, order a margarita, and enjoy chile relleno and other Mexican classics at one of the spots below.

Find the perfect Mexican restaurant

Añejo Philadelphia

Mexican, $$, Northern LibertiesMexican, $$Philadelphia, Northern Liberties
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0
  • Thrillist, 2022

    18 Standout Mexican Restaurants in Philadelphia

    Thrillist, 2022

Cantina Dos Segundos

Mexican, $$, Northern LibertiesMexican, $$Philadelphia, Northern Liberties
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

    The 5 best Mexican spots in Philadelphia

    Hoodline, 2019
  • Philly Bite Magazine, 2019

    Best Nachos in Philadelphia, PA

    Philly Bite Magazine, 2019

Las Cazuelas Restaurant BYOB

Mexican, $$, Northern LibertiesMexican, $$Philadelphia, Northern Liberties
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0
  • USA Today

    Best Mexican Restaurants in Philadelphia

    USA Today

La Capital Mexican Grill

Mexican, $$, Northern LibertiesMexican, $$Philadelphia, Northern Liberties
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 5.0

Pancho's Cafe

Mexican, $, Northern LibertiesMexican, $Philadelphia, Northern Liberties
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

El Camino Real

Mexican, $$, Northern LibertiesMexican, $$Philadelphia, Northern Liberties
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 3.5

If you travel further

Sancho Pistola's

Mexican, $$, FishtownMexican, $$Philadelphia, Fishtown
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Thrillist, 2022

    18 Standout Mexican Restaurants in Philadelphia

    Thrillist, 2022
  • Philly Bite Magazine, 2020

    The Best Tacos and Taquerias in Philadelphia

    Philly Bite Magazine, 2020

El Purepecha

Mexican, $, Callow HillMexican, $Philadelphia, Callow Hill
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2017

    26 Essential Tacos in Philadelphia

    Eater, 2017

Lucha Cartel

Mexican, $$, Old CityMexican, $$Philadelphia, Old City
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5
  • TimeOut, 2017

    The 12 best Mexican restaurants in Philadelphia

    TimeOut, 2017
  • Philly Bite Magazine, 2019

    Best Nachos in Philadelphia, PA

    Philly Bite Magazine, 2019

LMNO

Mexican, $$, FishtownMexican, $$Philadelphia, Fishtown
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Thrillist, 2022

    18 Standout Mexican Restaurants in Philadelphia

    Thrillist, 2022

La Chinesca

Mexican, $$, Callow HillMexican, $$Philadelphia, Callow Hill
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Thrillist, 2022

    18 Standout Mexican Restaurants in Philadelphia

    Thrillist, 2022

Taco Riendo

Mexican, $, Old KensingtonMexican, $Philadelphia, Old Kensington
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2017

    26 Essential Tacos in Philadelphia

    Eater, 2017

Loco Pez

Mexican, $, FishtownMexican, $Philadelphia, Fishtown
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2022

    Where to Eat in Fishtown

    Eater, 2022

Juno

Mexican, $$, West PoplarMexican, $$Philadelphia, West Poplar
Google: 4.0
Yelp: 4.0
  • Thrillist, 2022

    Where to Eat and Drink Outside in Philly Right Now

    Thrillist, 2022

Las Bugambilias

Mexican, $$, Old CityMexican, $$Philadelphia, Old City
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Why these restaurants?

Finding the right Mexican restaurant for you shouldn’t be so hard. We analyzed 16402 Philadelphia restaurants on Yelp and Google, 823905 Philadelphia restaurant reviews, and 770 lists and articles – looking closely at what Thrillist, Eater and Philly Bite Magazine had to say – and applied our boam magic. Yes, we even looked at Thrillist - Where to Eat and Drink Outside in Philly Right Now, Eater - Where to Eat in Fishtown and Philly Bite Magazine - Best Nachos in Philadelphia, PA to pull this list together. As restaurants continue to adapt to COVID-19, you can trust us to show the latest information on which restaurants are open and how with our real-time data recommendation engine. Our site gets no payment from the restaurants we show, so you can trust what you see. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Recurring questions

There are 6 Mexican restaurants in Northern Liberties.

Cantina Dos Segundos, Las Cazuelas Restaurant BYOB, and El Camino Real are vegetarian-friendly Mexican restaurants in Northern Liberties.

Cantina Dos Segundos and El Camino Real are the highest-rated vegan-friendly Mexican restaurants in Northern Liberties.

Añejo Philadelphia, La Capital Mexican Grill, and Pancho's Cafe are the highest-rated Mexican restaurants for a quick lunch in Northern Liberties.

Pancho's Cafe is the highest-rated Mexican restaurant for dessert in Northern Liberties.

Drink pairing tips

  • ESB with your beef burrito

    Experts would recommend a beer as a pairing to your beef burrito, specifically ESB because it balances fatty flavours.

  • Go for Pale Ale with bean, cheese, rice burrito

    For an elevated experience, pair your bean, cheese, rice burrito with Pale Ale. This combination works particularly well because this beer cuts through richness.


  • The ideal pairing for fish burrito

    Experts recommend pairing a fish burrito with a glass of Pale Ale, a popular beer.

Interesting facts

  • Celebrating Mexican

    Corpus Christi, The United States is the proud home of the annual Tequila, Taco & Cerveza Festival, held every March to celebrate everything that is good about Mexican.


  • The $300 olive wagu beef

    If you have recently won the lottery, or you just happen to have $300 lying around, why not spend it on indulging in the world’s most glamorous, and most expensive, olive wagu beef?

  • A delicious pairing

    If you’re gonna be eating steak, then we’d advise washing it down with a nice tea.

Parking tips

Parking in Northern Liberties can be a challenge. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen Mexican spot.

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