First Look at Cantina El Caballito

Last night marked the official grand opening of the Mexican cantina El Caballito [now known as Cantina Los Caballitos], and Foobooz was there.
Located between Morris and Tasker on Passyunk Ave, El Caballito joins a thriving block already populated by several restaurants and coffee shops.
Although there is no sign out front yet it was hard to miss the cantina with it’s arched doorways and bright colored walls. The restaurant occupies the first room you enter. It is a warm room with dark wooden tables along both walls. Just up a couple stairs you enter the bar area with a sturdy, distressed wooden bar holding, by our count, 37 different bottles of tequila. The drink menu features several different margherita options, along with sangria and an excellent draught beer section.
The food menu tops out at $17 for an entree and we can vouch for the Chicken Mole and empanadas being excellent.
El Caballito is going to be a welcomed addition to the neighborhood and one day may be the beacon of the East Passyunk Avenue revival.

  • Buckethead

    I’ll see your empanadas and raise you the chocolate mousse. It could use more chile, though.

  • Loulou

    Good sangria and very friendly barstaff. Food was good but pricey – why charge so much when there’s so much authentic and inexpensive Mexican fare so close by?? Good place for a drink, will eat elsewhere…