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Las Cazuelas

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(18 Reviews)

426 W Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19123

(215) 351-9144

Today: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Northern Liberties - Fishtown, North Philadelphia

Las Casuelas

Las Cazuelas Restaurant

Las Cazuelas Restaurant & Lounge

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Latin American Restaurants, Caterers, Mexican Restaurants, Seafood Restaurants, Spanish Restaurants, Restaurants
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Parking: Street

Wi-Fi: Free

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Good For Groups: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Spanish, Caterers, Mexican, Latin American, European, Seafood, Continental

Alcohol: Yes, No

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Average


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Provided by Citysearch - 
Excellent value, great taste.

I've been here several times and each time was a happy dining adventure. The food is not strictly what I would call basic Mexican. It seems more upscale with wonderful sauces and a kind of international flair.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Mediochre Mexican... skip it!

Las Casuelas is not a place that I suggest you eat if you want good Mexican food. On my first visit there I had a bad experience with my dish. The dish had more Mole sauce than anyone would ever need, or eat. I actually ended up sending the dish back for something else. My second dish was better, but it was still not great. I figured I would give this restaurant another chance, only to be disappointed again. I ordered a simple dish of Chicken Tacos figuring that they would at least be edible. What I got was just blan with boiled chicken. Who boils chicken for tacos??? I learned my lesson and will not be returning again. I'd rather go to Taco Bell.



Provided by Citysearch - 

Este restaurante esta fanastico. Tiene comida buenisima. Necessitas ir ahora. Los precios no son altos. El restaurante necessita aumentar el escenario.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Great Atmosphere! Put this on your BYOB list.

I wanted to go here for Mother's Day. I appreciate quaint neighborhood restaurants. This place was one to visit again. The service was great. The food was good as well. I liked the cactus salad (my first time having it) . It was very different. The cerviche de cameron was a bit off (my husband didn't like it, said it tasted like soap) I like it mixed with my salad....My son's ordered enchaladas de Mole and HaTed it, but they were very willing and accommodating to take it off the check and let them order the flank steak. IT WAS LIKE BUTTER! heaven on a plate. the tilapia was divine as well. I hate to stop short of licking the plate (trust me, it was THAT good) the fish had to be marinated in some sort of onion, lime, cilantro marinate. it took the flavor of the pico with such ease, it was like they were made for each other. the flan was good as well. I can see me bringing the 'girls' hear for a great meal really soon. Next time, I'm getting the steak OMG it was off the chain!!!!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Delicious Mexican

Las Cazuelas came highly recommended from a friend who said it was both authentic and delicious. I'm not an expert on authentic Mexican food, but it was definitely delicious. The restaurant was somewhat small but warm and inviting, and our hostess/server was friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. We ordered two appetizers - the sopes (black beans, crumbly cheese and salsa on soft puffy corn tortillas) and the tomato soup appetizer (with melted cheese, crispy tortilla strips and creamy avocado slices). After that we split the chicken enchiladas with mole sauce. I had been hesitant to order mole sauce because I was a bit off put by the cocoa, but this was rich and smoky and not at all what I expected. The enchiladas were somewhat overly sauced, but otherwise the entire meal was delicious and filling! I would definitely return to Las Cazuelas.



Provided by Citysearch - 

free margherita mix with dinner, B.Y.O.T. need i say more? oh yeah the food is pretty good too.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Authentic Experience

This place may be a little off the beaten path, but it's well worth the trip. It's a BYOB with traditional mexican dishes...on the weekends be sure to make a reservation, especially for groups. It's a favorite place in my group for friends' birthdays. Sometimes they have a mariachi performer...but regardless the servers are always friendly and efficient



Provided by Citysearch - 
Great Brunch

The food is as authentic Mexican as I have ever tasted. The moles are great!! The server will allow you to sample the sauces to make sure you will like them. Beware the spice if you are not accustomed. My jalapeno relleno appetizer must have had some membrane because the spice nearly blew steam out of my ears. Overall, the flavors are excellent, the price is right, service is excellent. Brunch last Sunday was very quiet which means we were served quickly. This is a great neighborhood spot with great value



Provided by Citysearch - 
Cactus salad!

I went here before and after a Mural Arts Tour. Coffee was great! Food was yummy. The cactus salad sounded a little weird when mentioned, however it was wonderful! The service was great considering it was a tight space with a lot of people. Don't sweat the location, the food is well worth it!!!!



Provided by Citysearch - 
i love this place

Although the location isn't the greatest, the food is definitely worth the trip. The tortilla soup is good, as is the cactus salad. The chicken enchilada de mole is outstanding. This is authentic Mexican food, and the festive decor of this small restaurant is absolutely charming.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Authentic. Tasty. Worth the hype

Okay, so it's in a bit dodgier section of town, but, the Mexican food at las Casuelas is totally great. Tortilla soup is spicy and comes with strips of freshly made and fried tortillas on top. The mole sauce is sweet and spicy. Nothing is too spicy or covered up with too much sauce (or cheese, a la most Mexican restaurants in this town). this is real Mexican food, folks, served up as fresh and tasty as it comes. Prices are fair but not cheap (8 - 12 an entree). Note: ask for back dining room on cold nights -- no vestibule -- front room gets chilly as door keeps on opening.



Provided by Citysearch - 
best mex in philly!

Excellent food, great service, relaxed atmosphere. Absolutely one of my favorite places to eat in Philly!



Provided by Citysearch - 
BYO tequila!

What more could one want? Great gourmet mexican food (far better than the standard tex-mex fare), a one-man mariache guitarist, and they provide the shot glasses! Portions are generous. Bring your friends, beer, and tequila, order every special they have and take a cab home.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Pueblos on Girard

Without a doubt my favorite Mexican restaurant in Philly. Cozy but not crowded with a menu that's a joy just to read while working on a large bowl of fresh tortilla chips and a perfectly piquant salsa.

The shrimp ceviche seems expensive compared to the other appetizers, but is well worth if for the large (very shareable) portion. Next, proceed directly to the mole dishes. Return requently.

PS: Brunch is great, too!



Provided by Citysearch - 
my favorite

it won't be a byo much longer but it will always remain my favorite place! food is fantastic, the owners/staff are the nicest people in the world, and vincente and his guitar on fri/sat nights make it unbeatable!

The tres leches is worth the trip in itself!



Provided by Citysearch - 
The best, bar none

I found this to be the best, most authentic Mexican food in the area. Fresh ingredients made the meal fabulous, and the presentation was beautiful. Don't miss this tiny little BYOB place just outside of Northern Liberties.



Provided by Citysearch - 
If only it was in a better location

Food is consistent, but it's difficult to find vegetarian items on the menu. In addition to being in a bad neighborhood, the seating is really crowded and uncomfortable.



Provided by Citysearch - 
best mex

One of the few places in Philly where you can get a solid Mexican meal. The mole sauce has just the right amount of sweetness.

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