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Restaurants, Mexican West Powelton
4 out of 5 stars
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Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

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Iron Chef Jose Garces brings a taste of Mexico City to University City at this two-story hotspot. The street-level taqueria offers a casual and approachable menu; upstairs, diners can munch on small plates of modern Mexican fare. The restaurant’s location invites a loyal following of students from nearby University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University, who love the gourmet tacos, burritos and more than 100 varieties of tequila. Insider tip: For a truly unique experience, request the four-seat booth built into a real Volkswagon Beetle.

By: Amy Gordon



Address: 3945 Chestnut St
Cross street: at S 40th St
Opening hours: Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30am–9pm; Fri, Sat 11:30am–10pm
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