Las Cazuelas

4.5
81 reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Hola, my name is Alfredo Aquilar and I would like to invite you to our wonderful restaurant Las Cazuelas. Originally born in Puebla Mexico, I came to this great country when I was 4 years old. I apprenticed as a kitchen manager at another Mexican restaurant in the Old City section of Philadelphia where I learned my trade from the head chef who became my mentor. Since opening Las Cazuelas in November 1999, we have received great reviews and have been featured in many newspapers and magazines not only in Philadelphia but also around the country. Out of all my achievements, I am most proud of the fact that I have contributed to the community where I grew up. Please visit me and make sure to say hello so that I can thank you personally.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • 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 81 People Are Saying
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vipankledoc
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very cozy friendly neighborhood restaurant with great tasting traditional Mexican dishes. The freshly made guacamole was delicious as were the homemade chips. The chicken with rice dish was flavorful. The chile relleno was the best I;ve ever had and I've ordered it everywhere!

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vipSexyDiningCompanion
Philadelphia
48 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great authentic gourmet yet reasonably priced Mexican place in Nortjern Liberties. I e

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vipLydiaA
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Place was empty when we arrived.. Menu has changed AND the prices have skyrocketed!!!
We were told that the menu and prices on Open Table site were not available. “Only for groups and catering “ Nothing to that effect posted anywhere!! Food was good… we will probably go back with fatter wallets!!!

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Bernard
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

My wife and I ate outside. The table are separated appropriately; however, your seating is on the street, surrounded by a protective barrier. No ambiance, just the sound of cars passing by. The food was outstanding and worth the nominal price. The service was excellent; however, be advised that a 20% service charge is automatically charged to your bill. I believe if a Service Charge is added, it should be expressed in a more transparent fashion.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

This is my second time coming here. The first time was fine, but I order a platter that cost $26 to go. The food I received wasn't worth it. It was more so a plate for a child than doe a human. I got the steak, but very little rice & no refried beans. When I called to say that my order didn't have beans and very little rice (less than a quarter cup), they said that's how the food came and if I wanted what I ordered I had to pay an extra $7.50 on top of the $28 I spent (including tax). I wouldn't go back. Even though I showed them the food and called, they didn't try to mend the situation. So now I'm out $28 when o could've ordered UberEats from a different place for the same price with better/more food.

For reference I only ate a piece of the steak. Everything else was untouched (the exact size of rice the food came with). For the amount of food I got, this should've been $15-$17, but not $26. This whole experience was just awful and a waste. They need to be responsible and fix the issues that their customers being to their attention.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was sweet and the food was delicious. Definitely a place to go to again and again

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vipJTO1965
Philadelphia
60 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had great food and service in the upstairs room.

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vipJamieW
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This would be great if it were not BYOB.
Love the food.
The people were getting rowdy in the main dining area over some bottles of wine.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Las cazuelas is the besttttttt love it so much

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s Day

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite place to come all the time we love it

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AngelaR
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this BYOB spot! Food is always great!

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vipDominique
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Found plastic or glass in my tacos. The quesadilla was bland, literally just cheese and chicken nothing else in it no sides. Not with the money. They didn’t apologize for having glass in my food either. Never again

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vipPhilaBookman
Philadelphia
54 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, authentic Puebla style, good service

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Violette
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

I wouldn’t recommend this place. The food was just ok and the portions are very small for their price. Our service was not great either. There are many other places around with good food, good service and good value for you money.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great overall!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Joined the waitlist. Said 3 parties were ahead of us. Got there at 6:30pm. The hostess when i went in i showed her the text confirmation. She says she has me down for 9pm! I said I didn’t reserve for 9pm i joined the waitlist and it says 3 parties ahead of us. She said yes the 3 parties will still be a wait till 9pm. There is absolutely no way that was possible. She also wasn’t very empathetic or accommodating to the situation either. This would have been my first time visiting this place and it was highly recommended by a friend who does music at st john neumann shrine. So sad that the greeting hostess service will prevent me from trying here again. This was on cinco de mayo.

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vipCarly
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

We went for cinco de mayo and yes it’s a crazy holiday but they weren’t prepared at all. lots of people waiting and no chips which was very disappointing. But my dinner was delicious! :)

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vipDinnerDiners
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was fresh and the service was great!

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Kate
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE this place!!! So much bang for your buck. $20 marg pitcher gets you 6ish drinks (and very drunk). Best tacos are Cancun and carnitas. 15/10 would recommend

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ILoveFood
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 28 April 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience4

Food was amazing! But the service left something to be desired. There wasn’t many ppl there yet our wait time was long. Our food was brought out backwards meaning we got our entree first then our appetizers and then our drinks. The drink was what tipped me over bc it tasted as if the dishes weren’t cleaned properly; it tasted like soap. The whole table let the waiter know but the waiter insisted it didn’t. Just say i left with a bad taste in my mouth, literally

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Hilarious
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The appetizers (we had 5 between 2 of us) & were all we ate, and they were extraordinarily good. We've been coming on and off since LC opened quite a few years ago now, the neighborhood is now popping and the food never been better.

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viplende
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Really enjoyed the food and service very authentic and delicious will return again
Chef on line took a few minutes to chat

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MichaelM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was fantastic. The waitress was unbelievable. Very friendly and warm. Easy to get to with street parking. BYOB.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 9 April 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

We went for the BYOB margaritas and tapas! The menu is very expansive with a lot of options! The food is flavorful and the portions are large! The Mahi Mahi Tacos were the very good and the deserts (we tried all three) were excellent. Unfortunately, our server only checked in on our table once every 40 minutes. I had to go inside to request things that were forgotten and even to bring the bill.

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HannahS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yeeerrrr go here
Slaps
Rocks
Vibin
Cool time
And byob

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Tasty authentic Mexican cuisine

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

fun , good food and deals

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vipJamieW
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Have had many a better experience here. Not sure if they were having an off night or what, but the food wasn't as good as it usually is. Will give it more go rounds given proximity to home.

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vipJTO1965
Philadelphia
60 reviews
Dined on 18 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought my in laws and they loved it!

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vipMari
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Our waitress was so nice! Food came out in great timing and very relaxed atmosphere with some wine.

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vipJTO1965
Philadelphia
60 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for lunch and found it to be the most delicious and authentic Mexican restaurant in the city.
Our waiter was wonderful and the atmosphere terrific!
Can’t wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
5 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. We will definitely return!

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NaomiH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food and service! The horchata was absolutely delicious!

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Brie
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy BYOB Mexican casual dining with great service!

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vipSara
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service! Defiantly coming back and byob is a huge plus!

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MereF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was awesome! I came for a birthday party and they were extremely accommodating and helpful!

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KahlaaA
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall1food3service4ambience2

It took a while for us to order , they were really rude when we were trying to pay for our food , the owner tried to keep us in the store because there machine wasn’t reading my card , and the waitresses were paying attention to other tables more then mine .

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WE LOVED IT! For sure coming back 100 times over and over!!

FAQs

Las Cazuelas offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 351-9144.

Las Cazuelas is rated 4.5 stars by 81 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.