Restaurant Review: Cantina Dos Segundos
Located in the Northern Liberties section in Philadelphia, Cantina Dos Segundos has a lot to offer. If you’re into Mexican food that still stays true to its roots, but likes an American twist on what you’re eating, I highly recommend this establishment.
I have been to this restaurant three times and have nothing bad to say about anything. When you walk in, the staff politely greets you. When they take to you a table, you notice all the Mexican décor, from the lights, the candles and the colors. It’s very dark except for the candles on the table and the lights strung on the walls. The hostess seats you and then you are greeted with chips and two bowls of salsa, instead of bread and butter. The two bowls of salsa are regular salsa and a salsa verde. Next, the server comes and takes your drink order. They have a wide range of alcoholic beverage from Mexican beers, to a huge list of different kinds of tequila, to margaritas, to mojitos. I recommend the cantina margarita and the mango margarita.
The menu may be limited but there are endless options. They always have daily specials as well, putting the modern twist on your average taco in a tortilla. For example, when I was there recently, they had a fried chicken taco. It was to die for. They also had short rib tacos and tilapia tacos. The delicious and flavorful menu offers a lot of vegetarian and vegan options so everyone and anyone can be satisfied.
I ran into Temple University student Nick Crawford and I asked him how he liked it.
“I like how relaxed and casual it is,” Crawford said. “From the location, to the décor and the ambience, I like how they offer authentic Mexican food and they spin a modern-American twist on the specials. They also have amazing margaritas!”
Take it from him…or me, if you’re into Mexican food and margaritas in the wintertime, I highly recommend you check Cantina Dos Segundos out.
There is also so much to do in the Northern Liberties with the Piazza right there.
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Chelsea Ebling-Lion’s, firstname.lastname@example.org