Food & Drink

Run for the Border! (or the Bathroom)

Too salty. Too sweet. Waaaay too watered down.

For the love of Cinco de Mayo and fishbowl glasses everywhere, can somebody please make us a decent margarita?

Dave Frank and Stephen Simons, co-owners of South Philly comfort pub Royal Tavern, have the perfect solution. Or better yet, the perfect recipe.

With 32 types of primo tequila in house, including top-shelf anejos, the bartenders at the brand-new Cantina El Caballito have mastered the art of margarita making.

They’ve got traditional lime, of course, but we recommend putting on your party-girl hat and downing a prickly pear, strawberry, or pomegranate. Order a pitcher for your friends and sit on the outdoor patio among candles and punched tin lamps. If the buzz starts to catch you, order one of chef Miguel Aguilar’s (of Alma de Cuba fame) kicked-up tacos or signature entrees.

Eat. Drink. ¡Fiesta! (Forever!) Hungover!

Cantina El Caballito, 1651 East Passyunk Avenue (215-755-3550).

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1651 E Passyunk Ave
@ Morris St
Philadelphia, PA 19148