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Jose Pistolas

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213 S. 15th St., Philadelphia, PA 19102
+1 215-545-4101
10:30 - 02:00
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Sun 10:30 - 02:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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Branchville, New Jersey
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232 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

I came here with a couple of coworkers for dinner. We started with some queso that we promptly devoured and got more. I took the suggestion of the waitstaff and went with the special, and I was glad that I did. It was the best meal I had all week. It was fantastic, and I want to go back and... More 

Thank Woohoo451
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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208 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Coming from California, I crave western Mexican food. It's quite different than that with Cuban influence; they don't use as much fruit, and the meals are not as sweet. Got B hooked on it during our CA trip last year at a dive taco place in LA. Jose Pistolas does take liberties with their menu, but it is too the... More 

Thank GailCooks
Annandale, New Jersey
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143 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

The service here was outstanding and the atmosphere is also cool. Pretty much all Mexican food but the nachos were definitely the best I've ever had. Also have good happy hour deals!

Thank Chelsea L
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

We came with University reunion friends for drinks. Excellent margarita pitchers and beer. The food was good, although we had a bizarre guacamole that did not convince us. Our waitress (cannot remember her name, though) was very friendly and funny. Great service and a great time!

Thank Victor T
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100 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

Hands down the best nachos we have ever had at a restaurant. The nachos are loaded with toppings and the chips themselves are very good. They also have a great selection of craft beers on tap and bottles/cans. We stopped at this restaurant on a Saturday night around 6pm and were able to get a table for 6 on the... More 

Thank IRun2Eat
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

Great atmosphere, small bar area and tables on the first floor. Did not know about the second floor. Good place to stop before a theatre date.

Thank Jim C
Blandon, Pennsylvania
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90 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

This is really more of a bar with some tables than it is a restaurant. I mention this not as a complaint, just to make sure you know what you're getting into. The food is really good. Mexican fusion, including Kobe beef, Korean short ribs, and lamb can ask be put in your taco, burrito, or nachos. As others have... More 

Thank Seth M
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

Um yeah, get the nachos. They are legit. Tap menu is very good, offered some nice choices of IPA's. The only negative is the layout is a tad odd. 3 floors and the only bathroom is on the 3rd floor. So bring your appetite and thirst, but not the kids.

Thank LittleRussie
Norfolk, Virginia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

I mean read the title. The nachos are a game changer. We had them with spicy pork and pineapple. This was the ultimate the extreme and the plain old amazing. I mean when I say they were good they were out of this world. They were the best nachos I have had in ages. People I'm not kidding. I encourage... More 

Thank Eric C
Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

We came in for dinner on a Saturday night.We were warmly received by the hostess and told it would be about a 15 minute wait. We went to the upstairs bar to order a cocktail.Even though it was crowded the alert bartender( Sorry didn`t get her name) gave us a drink menu and in a minute we were relaxing with... More 

Thank Doug C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Bar, Pub, South American
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 213 S. 15th St., Philadelphia, PA 19102
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-545-4101

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?