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2020 Best Taqueria Born on Twitter

Taqueria Morales

Twenty thousand retweets. Sixty thousand likes. It was one simple, unassuming tweet from Daniela Morales about her family’s brand-new South Philly taqueria that started it all, but after that? It was all about the service, the welcoming vibe, the bright, comfortable dining room, and, of course, the food: hand-pressed tortillas, killer tacos al pastor, rolled tacos stuffed with potatoes, enchiladas Suizas that you’ll dream about long after they’re gone. True, the gods of social media are fickle and often bestow the boon of virality on the shallow and undeserving. But this time? This time, they got it absolutely right. Read More »

1429 Jackson Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-645-9392 | Website

2015 Best Taqueria, City

Cafe Canela

In the heart of Little Cambodia, Rosa Navarro's homey cafe marches to a different drum than the rest of South Philly's Mexican joints, specializing in thick homemade flour tortillas whose puffy blisters push halfway toward Indian naan. Add in the eight-salsa DIY condiment station (try the chili-whispering pineapple variety), and it's a lock. Read More »

2201 South 7th Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-755-1685

2012 Best Taqueria

Los Taquitos de Puebla

The al pastor darling of the Headhouse Farmers Market has more to offer-from beef cheeks to birria-in its Italian Market nook. Read More »

1149 South 9th Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-334-0664 | Website

2011 Best Taqueria

Taqueria Los Taquitos de Puebla

Local gringos know Los Taquitos de Puebla from its farmers' market stands. But for the real thing, go to the 9th Street storefront any day of the week, show some guts, and try the tongue or beef-eye tacos. Yeah, we said beef-eye tacos. Read More »

1149 South 9th Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-334-0664 | Website