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Mexican, Latin
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service, BYOB

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Bella Vista / Queen Village
1.6 km from Independence Hall
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Reviewed March 18, 2020

My girlfriend and I are regulars at Taqueria La Veracruzana. We eat there almost every week. I typically get the Pechuga Empanizada which includes thinly breaded chicken with rice, potatoes, veggies, beans, and more. I really love the chicken! It is great every time. I...ordered take-out this week because of the corona virus and the meal was still excellent. When I picked up my food everything looked clean and well kept. I highly recommend this place and encourage you to give it a try!More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed January 19, 2019 via mobile

The food here is delicious. Their guacamole is especially incredible, and I had a skirt steak platter that was too much to eat there. Had to take part of it home.

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed October 15, 2018

This is a small (and a bit dingy) place right at the edge of the Italian market. BYOB, though you can buy beer next door easily. Service is not particularly warm, but its efficient. BUT VERACRUZANA IS ALL ABOUT THE FOOD. An authentic Mexican menu...though you can also get burritos. Even the simplest dishes are elaborate in the presentation. The enchiladas are stunning. The flavors are big, the portions are bigger and the prices are VERY low (tops out at $15, probably avg is $11). The sopa seafood is spicy and huge... Also open late.More

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed April 18, 2018

I came here on a friend's recommendation and it was well worth the walk to south philly. The service was great and the food was fast and absolutely delicious. It's BYOB so we brought our own bottle of wine which the waiter opened for us,...(and which they didn't charge a corkage fee or anything) and the ambiance was nice and efficient even though it was a little busy. I ordered a carne asada platter which was generous and mouthwateringly good, and all in all our very large and tasty dinner was well under $40 including tip. I think I just found my new favorite mexican restaurant!More

Date of visit: December 2017
Reviewed July 29, 2017 via mobile

Stopped in on Friday night based on trip advisor review. We had Steak tacos and carmitas tacos. Everything was excellent. The price of $7.00 for tacos is very very good for the quality and quantity of food you get. Highly recommend! We will be back.

Date of visit: July 2017
Reviewed April 30, 2017 via mobile

Stopped for a visit with family and the restaurant we had planned to go to was too long a wait. This was an unplanned thought but we were so pleased with the food. The service was excellent and lunch for 5 was only $50. Will...definitely come back.More

Date of visit: April 2017
Reviewed October 17, 2016

Authentic flavors, portions and dishes. You will not be disappointed. Fresh salsas and homemade chips, and loads of great dishes to try. Very affordable and kid friendly.

Date of visit: June 2016
Reviewed December 2, 2015

Was out with my wife looking for a hole in the wall type of place with good Mexican food. Was not disappointed! Unlimited chips and salsa, and the salsa is so good! I liked the red but my wife was partial to the green. Didn't...think of it at the time, but I'd buy it for home if they sold it! The guac was good too, can't do Mexican without guac! I had enchiladas morelianas, enchiladas smothered in red sauce. Yum! Refried beans were tasty also. They made a plate for my wife, who just wanted sauteed veggies and chicken, kind of like fajitas without the tortilla. Looked great and not a bit left over. Service was pleasant, will go again when in Philly!More

Date of visit: November 2015
Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

This is by far best Mexican food I have ever had. If you're looking for fancy restaurant this isn't place but if you're looking for good food affordable price this is the place.

Date of visit: November 2015
Reviewed June 4, 2014

We have been here several times, starting with a Cinco de Mayo dinner maybe five years ago. Veraruzana is a small, clean, and popular spot. Many of the customers are hard working Mexican men, women, and teens, who stop by for an evening meal after...a day's toil in the construction industry and rub elbows with aging urban pioneers and hipsters of every stripe. This place is not fancy. But it is clean. And the food is very good. And cheap. And abundantly portioned. If you like top notch and authentic, freshly prepared Mexican cuisine, give this place a try next time you are south of the border down Washington Avenue way. It's a BYO, too. We brought my wife's brother and his wife for dinner the night they arrived from their home in California in April 2014. They travel in Mexico quite a lot, and he was very very enthusiastic about the restaurant's quality and flavor and authenticity, stating that it was finer than anything he has had in his 20 years in San Diego!. Spicy green and spicier red salsa and crunchy corn/tortilla chips are provided free of charge while you wait for your food to be individually prepared. They have Mexican sodas for sale and plenty of cold ice water. During our most recent visit (a week ago, May 2014) my wife ordered chicken enchiladas with bean and rice and chili verde sauce - $8. I had the (carnita) quesadillas (3 stuffed double tortillas per order - $8. I also got a side of beans and rice - $3. We took home leftovers after paying a tiny $19 check for two huge platters. Muy bueno!More

Date of visit: May 2014
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Taqueria La Veracruzana is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 5
  • Atmosphere: 3