Best of Philly

Best Cheap Mexican Restaurant

2009 BEST Cheap Mexican Restaurant

Cantina Los Caballitos

Not everything on the menu at the Cantina is cheap, but many of the best basics are, like the giant bowl of citrus-tinged guacamole ($7), the massive, overstuffed Tex-Mex-style burritos ($8 to $11), and the real-deal tacos ($8 to $11), all of which come with a healthy dusting of cilantro and a lime wedge for squeezing. After one bite of the menu stars the crunchy-soft fried plantains with melted cheese ($6), and the tamarind barbecued pork ribs paired with pickled jalapeos ($12) you’ll forgive this hipster hang in South Philly for its long waits and too-cool-for-school crowds, and just order another $6 frozen blood-orange margarita.

1651 East Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, PA | 215-755-3550 | Website

More Awards for Cantina Los Caballitos

2016 Best of Philly Bar-Scene Maestros
2012 Best of Philly Tacos

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