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12th Street Cantina

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1136 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
+1 215-625-0321
09:00 - 18:00
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Sun 09:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
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Wilmington, DE
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239 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

I had a quick informal meal with a client with food from this place. It was good, fast, and reasonably priced. I'd try it again.

Thank Woodstock1968
Franklin, Tennessee
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

I would like to tell all these are some of the best tacos I have had. I am very picky about my tacos. The service was so nice and friendly. I could only eat one taco because it was so big and full of great fillings. George the Chief/Manager was super friendly. Enjoy everyone 🌮

Thank Bill M
Post Falls, Idaho, United States
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129 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

They have a great variety of tacos with corn or flour tortillas, quesadillas, and Mexican dishes served with side dishes. You pick your meal and toppings and they make it in front of you, sliding your order down the line for each addition to your meal, until it gets to the cashier. Where you pay for it, grab your food... More 

Thank Aaron D
Wichita, Kansas
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42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

This is in the Reading Market Terminal, a very interesting place! so many choices to chose from, but if you want a good taco, I say give it try! I absolutely loved what I got, very good eats!

Thank Justin Y
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28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

I know a good tamale..as my grandma made the best. These are close and are authentic. I only had the tamales so can't comment on the other cuisine.

Thank Kimberly A
New Hope, Pennsylvania, United States
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234 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

Well I have to agree with some of the former reviews the service was great. However, we got the chicken bowl and the chicken obviously had been cooked a while before hand and was dried out. I guess we need to get there earlier in the day to judge better food.

Thank Ed K
Westerville, Ohio
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016

We stood there and watched for awhile to see what all delicious things came out of the ovens. We had four kinds of their cookies. Oh so warm and thick. They were fantastic and so worth the inexpensive price.

Thank andysframe
Melville, New York
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2015

Inside the Reading Terminal Market. Go before the "appointed" lunch hour - like 11:45ish if you want to find a seat and a short line! The service was friendly, and the food was very good!

Thank Audra B
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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228 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2015 via mobile

Great little spot for Mexican. Its similar to a Chilpolte/Qdoba but with the non chain vibe. Is offers Mexican coke products. They have their own seating area which is a huge benefit in the Reading Terminal. The staff was very friendly.

Thank Greg F
Georgetown, Maryland
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2015

NOTE: Review for 12th Street Cantina, Reading Terminal. Photos do not match. From my first interactions with staff, it was a great experience. The man who took my order was friendly and quick. The cashier was also very nice and helpful. I ordered a naked taco. This included perfectly cooked steak strips over Spanish rice and re-fried beans topped with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1136 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighbourhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-625-0321

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?