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Tio Flores, Philadelphia, PA

Tio Flores

4.3
4.3
157 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican

No fuss. No frills. Mexican.

With timber plank flooring, dim lights and funky artwork, the vibe of Tio Flores can be best described as young and fun. This restaurant combines delicious food with a trendy ambience to provide an excellent dining and drinking experience to its guests.

Amidst a constantly evolving menu, the offerings at Tio Flores include big-ass burritos, hand-smashed guacamole, kick-booty margaritas, and a thoughtfully curated selection of tequila, mezcal and agave distillates.

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Booked 10 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Wed 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu, Fri 4:00 pm–12:00 am Sat 12:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (267) 687-2220

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Javier Malave

  • Neighborhood

    Center City

  • Cross street

    16th and South

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    2 blocks from the South Street stop on the Broad Street Line

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

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What 157 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

    Great for Lunch

  • Philadelphia

    Great for Lunch

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great restaurant with friendly staff and delicious food and margaritas!

  2. K

    Kknj

    Philadelphia

    49 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Our first time here. Good experience but not outstanding. The service was very good! Food came out quick which was nice. The margaritas were just average…

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Nice early dinner outside, were kind and helpful with our kids. Thank you!

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    We came here for Cinco de mayo, and it was a block party. It was lit, so hard to tell what a normal experience would be like. All that considered - we still had pretty nice service. Tacos were good, drinks were okay. They seated us early which was nice.

  5. s

    studentinphilly

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3

    The food was ok but lacked flavor and was overpriced. We paid 22 dollars for a burrito which is just ridiculous in my opinion. The waitress was very nice but I wish the food was brought out slower, it all came out so fast that we barely had time to finish the appetizers before the main course was brought. We were also sat right next to the door, which was open on a colder evening. The margaritas were good though, that was pretty much the highlight of the meal.

  6. S

    Sandy

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love this place for lunch! We love the big booth in the back for a larger group. The last two times we were there, were for a birthday celebration. I brought a cake, & the server brought it out with candles lit at the end of the meal.

  7. J

    Jjones

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience4

    Tasty and fun for a Friday night.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    When we arrived we were greeting right away by a polite hostess. She allowed us to choose where we wanted to sit. The service was great, polite, quick and informative. The food quality was great. We really enjoyed the carnitas nachos and quesadillas.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was great and environment was perfect for a hang with a friend.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4

    The food was very good. We had the barbecoa and vegetarian chorizo tacos, as well as the crab and caviar guac nachos. Overall very good. We were the only people there for brunch on a Saturday. Pretty quaint spot on South Street. The food was very expensive for what it was though, came out close to $60 for everything. Overall a decent experience, just major markup for not exactly spectacular food

  11. L

    Luke

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and great service. Our server was pleasant and accommodating. The food came out quickly and tasted fantastic.

  12. FB

    FolukeB

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great neighborhood gem. Good, quality food and the drinks were yummy too!

  13. S

    Sandy

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went there for lunch on a Saturday for my son’s birthday. It was practically empty, the service was great, prices good, & the food was delicious.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2021

    overall1food2service1ambience1

    This is not a restaurant, but a bar with some tex mex revisited food. About the beverage do not expect Mexican typical drinks or liquors by the way. Not worth for dinner.

  15. NY

    NotYourAvgPhillyPhan

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Grabbed tacos and drinks with friends. Great place to start the weekend

  16. A

    Amanda

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Tio Flores had fantastic food! We had a variety of tacos! The only complaint that I had was that I would have liked a larger portion.

  17. JS

    JustinS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We had a great time at Tio Flores for a late Saturday brunch. Was a perfect venue for a group of 6!

  18. N

    Nahja

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was delicious! Had a really great experience and will be back

  19. P

    Papalecki

    Philadelphia

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very nice experience. Food was tasty. Service was nice. It’s on a nice corner at 16 and South.

  20. PY

    PaulY

    Philadelphia

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    1st time here - Samantha (Sam) was our waitress, and was outstanding. We had the nachos as an appetizer - they were awesome but too big a serving for two - took the rest home and finished them up. My wife had the pork carnitas tacos, and I had the beef quesadilla - both were great. Great neighborhood place - we will be back.

  21. N

    Nickname

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2021

    overall2food3service1ambience1

    Currently so short-staffed they are only using plastic disposable utensils and paper plates.

  22. L

    Laursie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    My friends and I booked a reservation here after having trouble finding openings elsewhere, and it did not disappoint! We ate outside, and their setup was very charming and dog-friendly! The servers are very kind and accommodating and helped to give us recommendations for anything we were unsure on. We ordered margaritas and a few other drinks, as well as the guacamole and churros (delish!!). For entrees, we ordered some delicious tacos and quesadillas amongst ourselves. All in all, Tio Flores was a great choice for a late dinner, and I would definitely go again! I recommend the Mahi tacos with a frozen marg and churros. Out of the park.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great evening!

  24. PH

    215PH

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    We ended up here because it was the one restaurant open with outdoor seating on a beautiful warm fall day. We quickly found out why. The prices were high, the food quality and presentation were very low. Despite a bill of over $50 for 2 very bad salads and no drinks, the food was dumped in front of us on paper plates with plastic utensils on a rusty outdoor table. The bill was higher than just about every other restaurant with better quality food, service, and ambiance. The line item prices on the final bill were higher than the menu and a 20% gratuity was pre-included yet another tip line encouraged an additional tip. I am strongly in favor of 20%+ tips with a long history of food service but the way this was done was fairly deceptive.

  25. AA

    AcsAcs

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    We’ve been coming to Tio Flores for a long time and come regularly nearly 2-3 times a month. It has great food and drinks, fast and friendly service, a great kids menu and outdoor seating during the pandemic.

  26. CW

    CarolynW

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2021

    overall1food1service2ambience1

    Seriously this place is overpriced and underwhelming. The food was horrible terrible taste. The place was cheap taco truck vibes but expensive so it didn’t make sense the taste of the food was awful. This is my third time trying and I will no never go back. Never eat here again.

  27. MA

    MegA

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Service was great and the food was wonderful!

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great classic go to spot

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2021

    overall1food3service1ambience2

    I was forced into a 20% gratuity that was then included in tax, so 20+%. Different party approached the waitress and she said is was “her friend… umm sister”. Tio Flores, if that’s your policy have it on your website OR mention it to your patrons.

  30. G

    Girl

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2021

    overall2food3service1ambience5

    The food was fine but the staff was just all over the place and acting very weird

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing! Really enjoyed the night & the food was excellent

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2021

    overall2food2service4ambience3

    Good service, but food was served by in paper plates - not appealing. Taste was blend, not flavorful.

  33. NW

    NikWit

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Service was good, and the food and drinks came out extremely quickly. Carnitas tacos were perfection. Noise level was a little loud, but we were eating on the sidewalk because of COVID. My only comments would be that the spicy marg could have been spicier, and it would have been nice to have salt on the rim! This was not my first visit, and I would definitely go again!

  34. AL

    AureliaLV

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2021

    overall3food2service3ambience5

    I don’t know if they changed chefs but the chicken enchilada was very disappointing. It was much better when they had the carnitas enchiladas with the salsa roja. The blackened mahi-mahi taco were also disappointing. This is not the restaurant I remember, food used to be way better.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Cool place close to my apartment. Their margaritas are A+. The tacos are good but I think burritos are much better. Price of food is a bit high for regular visits from me.

  36. BR

    BrionnaR

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was A1, our server was great. Margaritas are good & strong. Dimly lit place but i love it

  37. M

    Marcus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Sam was our server, and she was fantastic! Very informative about the drinks and menu items She is very kind and pleasant to talk to We will be coming back

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was great

  39. C

    Candycane

    Philadelphia

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    My first time there and we sat outside . Which was cool because the weather was perfect. I had chicken nachos and shrimp tacos. Shrimp tacos was all Tht. Classic Margarita to wash it down 👌🏾

  40. M

    Michael

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, drinks, and atmosphere. Our server was very attentive and the speed of service was top notch. Will DEFINITELY be eating here again.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Tio Flores using the Order Online button. Tio Flores also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (267) 687-2220.

Tio Flores is rated 4.3 stars by 157 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 10 times today
Google Map for Tio Flores

1600 South St Philadelphia, PA 19146-1595

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    16th and South

  • Neighborhood

    Center City

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Wed 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu, Fri 4:00 pm–12:00 am Sat 12:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    2 blocks from the South Street stop on the Broad Street Line

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Javier Malave

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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