Copabanana

4.6
58 reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Copabanana University City has become a Penn institution with its genuine campus vibe. With ceiling to floor windows and a sidewalk cafe overlooking the campus scene, the Copa is also a popular destination for the nearby Penn hospital complex -- only a block away.

The Copabanana serves legendary margaritas, gourmet burgers and Spanish fries as well as Carribbean and Mexican fare. Copa is a true original and a refreshing oasis in a sea of bland corporate chain restaurants.

Join your friends at the Copabanana today!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 58 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.5
service
4.2
ambience
4.3
value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Key West
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Need heated lamps for out door winter dining.

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jojo
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed the place even though Covid forced us outside Some of the best margaritas since they use real limes !

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience2

Our server and bartender Lou was amazing, restaurant was cold freezing due to the doors being open, no music

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KingT
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

wings were cold and I actually dined in. fries were fine. I usually have the BEST wings at copas I wasn’t the most satisfied I could tell business was slow and the cooks were relaxed on my meal. service was 5 stars

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I come everyday or every other day everyone is fimilar wit me great service positive vibes I absolutely love it here highly recommend ❤️

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff very attentive and friendly

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outside setup is nice and our waitress was amazing.

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Tina
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Upon arrival the host was extremely rude. The drinks and food were very good. The server was also good.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Overall good experience my only complaint is needing to make reservations for indoor seating. I typically go during lunch hour and there’s legitimately been only staff and maybe a single guest when we arrive.

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FunTimes
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

They staff was amazing! Always love the drinks and service!

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StephanieM
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very cold my chicken wings was burnt couldn’t even taste the meat

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OliverM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had such a great time .. the staff was excellent, shout out to Nicole the manager for her great service and Dixie the bartender for them DRAAANKS!!! Love this place and will definitely be back!!

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ShaliseC
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great service , food was great , drink was awsome.

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Shetara
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat and get a drink! Loved the service and the atmosphere

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TamarraG
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place, my sisters and myself go there every Friday. We are regularly as far as they know what we want to eat and drink. #copa’sfamilyfridaynight

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xxLia
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

THE WORST EXPERIENCE EVER SERVER WAS RUDE AS HECK

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LaurenS
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great people. Highly recommend

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AndiS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Glad they had an outdoor space. Server was pleasant and attentive. Margaritas YES please, sell those by the pitcher!! Food was delicious. Looking forward to going back!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time per usual!!!

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SharmaineB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was a nice day outside and a small, calm crowd with

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Shannon
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

They are doing a great job with all of the problems of COVID.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! My husband and I make it a date to come here every time we’re in town. Didn’t disappoint!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere, great dining and the food was awesome!!

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IndustryWorkeru
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Was not a ware of the 18% gratuity included in the check for 2 people. Was charged for extra mamba sauce a 2oz cup. Service was mediocre at best. Server was not attentive, I had to wipe my own table upon sitting. Got my own silverware. Yet she received 18% gratuity

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Cold outside! Music wasn’t loud. Drinks were amazing!!

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Beez
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience5

good but good lord, not $143 for 2 people good. if I paid half that price this would've easily been a 5 star experience, but for the price there are significantly better options in the city.

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NoraT
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service, I had a chimichanga. Their margaritas are also very strong.

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TF23
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was very tasty, margs are good and they're doing to-go cups as well which is nice. Good value for the cost and the outdoor seating is organized, spaced out, and comfy.

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Janae
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Copa’s is one of my favorite restaurants. So glad they have reopened, the food and drinks are always good with impeccable service!

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FaheemahR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My server Jenn was amazing , food was good , environment was nice Covid regulations were being followed . Our server made us feel very welcome and she accommodated is in so many ways. Felt like I was on an island

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Oneix
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good meal at Copas. The new outdoor seating is great!

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UniqueJ
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love copabanana! This has been my birthday spot for the last two years and it is always a good time. Waitress was amazing, food was delicious, it was a great time overall.

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NicholW
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My favorite Mexican spot. Margaritas are the best!

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Jack
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my go to Mexican restaurant in town. The food is great, the margaritas awesome and the staff is superb.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Copas is always a good time. The drinks are always strong enough to get you tipsy and the appetizers are just enough to make sure you don’t leave falling down drunk lol.

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Saleem
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was good the service was great... Me and my date had a wonderful experience an will be more the willing to go back

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dining at Copa is always fun. I wasn’t sure if it would be the same during Covid. But it was exactly the same fun vibe that it always is! The food was great. The drinks were great. The service was great. Wonderful time at Copa as always!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Our waiter was nice. The food came out fast and everything was good. The honey glazed salmon didn’t have any honey glaze but was otherwise tasty. The chicken sandwich came on chibata instead of a Le Bus roll which was disappointing but otherwise fine. The drinks could’ve been stronger but we had a good time.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are regulars at Copa’s and the service, food, and drinks are always on point!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience as always. Best Margarita’s in Philly and food is also very tasty. I just wish Copa’s had umbrellas over each table or some type of tent to cover their customers if it rains. Cool place to go!

FAQs

Copabanana offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 382-1330.

Copabanana is rated 4.6 stars by 58 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.