Adobe Cafe

(215) 483-3947 | View Website

4550 Mitchell Street, Philadelphia, PA | Directions   19128

40.034236 -75.218965

Open Hours

Monday To Wednesday From 04:00 PM To 10:00 PM Thursday From 11:30 AM To 10:00 PM Friday To Saturday From 11:30 AM To 11:00 PM Sunday From 11:30 AM To 10:00 PM

 
Restaurants, Catering, Mexican  more

More Cuisine: Southwestern

Price: $$

Tags: Family-Friendly Dining, Group Dining, Hidden Find

Payment Methods: American Express, Diners Club, Discover, Gift Certificate, MasterCard, Visa

General Info: Open 7 Days

Neighborhoods: Manayunk, Northwest Philadelphia

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Adobe Cafe
Adobe Cafe
Adobe Cafe
Adobe Cafe
Menu
Creamy Corn and Mexican Chorizo Chowder Soup, Lobster Bisque Soup, Roasted Vegetable Tortilla Soup, San Rafael Black Bean Soup, Santa Ana Barbeque Black Bean Soup, Santa Fe Black Bean Puree Soup, Award Winning Beef Chili Soup, Caesar Salad, Cantina Salad, Portabella Mushroom Salad... more

Reviews for Adobe Cafe

Recommends
over a year ago

Love this place, great Mexican food!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

best casual and comfortable place around!! – I love this place!. It is casual and colorfully decorated. The seating is comfortable especially if you like booths. But listen, the food is fantastic. As soon as we walked in we were greeted by a pleasant hostess and immediately seated. We were brought chips and salsa that was so delicious and spicy hot! We then had our waitress arrive minutes later and explained all the specials including a lentl soup . She took our order for drinks and didnt rush us or pressure us in ordering the entree. When we decided on our meal she immediately came over and took the order.I got the chicken fajitas and my wife got chicken quesidillas. We were brought our meals so quickly! My fajitas were in an iron dish with black beans green peppers and onions and a plethora of grilled chicken slices. I had a side dish of guacamole, sour cream, salsa, cheese, and lettuce then i had a plate of hot tortillas wrapped in a napkin. This was a fun and delicious meal. The service was great! The attentiveness was so responsive. The atmosphere was fun and casual. The check even after ordering two drinks was soooooooo reasonable. I will return here time and time again. Great place!

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

OMG!!!!! – OMG! The food was terrible. We traveled to Philly today to have lunch at Adobe Cafe after seeing it listed on a news website. The waitress was pleasant and she recommended what she said were her favorite selections for me and my husband. Firstly, when he received his beverage the inside of the glass was dirty with food that had caked on the glass. UGH! Secondly, the food was hot but tasteless. My husband said his Fajita tasted awful as well. He could not finish it. I had the crab cakes which was missing the crab which had been substituted with bread crumbs. My sides with the entree were just as awful. The best thing about the experience were the nachos they placed on the table. Don't waste your time or money on the food. Sorry!

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Muy Horrible – Adobe Café,

We recently partook in the takeout experience of Adobe Café. I thought it may be therapeutic for us and posed the minimal chance of you capitalizing on our feedback to improve; though realistically, your service and product will remain unchanged.

For starters, we placed our order and were told 20 minutes. Considering the size of the order, we were pleasantly surprised at the response that it would take such a short period of time to prepare 8 items. However, when we showed up to “take out” our order the wait continued for another 15 minutes. This resulted in a grand total wait time of 40 minutes in all from the conclusion of placing our order to completion of the transaction. I realize that 40 minute is more realistic expectation for an order of our size and you may as well. It would be nice if the person receiving our order had been so astute as to not waste our time standing and waiting in your establishment.

These large containers the dinner comes in gives the initial impression that you are receiving your money’s worth; however, upon removal of the lid you will realize the first of many disappointing revelations about the Adobe Café’s invention. I use “invention” because I consider this is to be the first instance anyone has ever intentionally created such a poor meal, other than as a practical joke.

After the initial reaction of disappointment we experienced, it was soon followed with regret. As we delved into our purchases, some were unsure if we had received another person’s order. Tilapia Fish Tacos were little more than cheese with mashed fried tilapia, with an odd inconsistency of crunchy and soft. It is unclear if there was an actual taste to these things because of the overwhelming sense of sadness they emoted. One member of our party thought to herself “Don’t worry, you only paid $15 for these”. I do not think these words served as any real comfort to her.

The vegetables were limp and flat, while managing to lack any remnant of flavor they may have once had. Considering they make up 30% of the overall substance of a meal that cost an exorbitant amount of money, we were expecting it to serve as the rock-bottom, stoop no lower, base of this experience. Instead, it served only as a nail in the coffin to this disastrous dinner. Vegetables… anyone who manages to serve these in a sub-mediocre fashion must have done so as an attempt to mock the customer.

The Quesadillas may have been an accident by your cook(s). Perhaps they forgot to put in more than a sprinkling of cheese and chicken, after all, they may not realize that someone is paying $8 for just tortilla shells when they are absent of these defining ingredients.

The other item that failed to meet the qualifications the menu set so high in its item description was the Bean and Cheese Burrito, since it lacked cheese, and only contained beans and rice.

As some of us have decided to muster through our disappointment and the hot sauce we have doused our meals in for some semblance of flavor, we will now begin scrounging for a source of satisfaction to our hunger somewhere else. One thing is for sure, from this point on we have vowed to never ever, ever promote or patronize your establishment again. Thank you for making this decision easy, although the lesson was painful and costly.

P.S. This whole debacle may be our fault since we did not request our order extra plumpy.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

HORRIBLE!!!!! Will NEVER go back! – The only reason that this place received one star is because the website required a rating. Otherwise this would have received a ZERO!!!!! NEVER plan a party here! The owner backtracked on our original price during the party and accused me of making him lose money. The food was ATROCIOUS! I was embarrassed that I had chosen this as the place for a party! Adobe Cafe will NEVER get my business again!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

My favorite! – The texas ranchero seitan wings are TO DIE FOR. I have obsessive thoughts about them.

and their margaritas are phenomenal. Try the Mango margaritas.

My husband and I are vegetarians and love the selection, and we brought both of our families here for my birthday and EVERYONE was raving!

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

OMG don't go – The Adobe is horrible, it was dark and dingy, the ceiling was falling down in the bar area, the waiting area and the bar area were dirty, there were flies along with other insects flying around from the side door being open. It was dark and I felt like they were trying to hide something. They had two televisions on one you couldn't get a clear picture and the other one was so small from the end of the bar you couldn't tell what inning the Phils were in.

The margarita's were weak and not tasty at all. I will never go back and spend my hard working money there.

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

somebody call gordon ramsey – some friends recommended adobe cafe, so i went on line and read the reveiws. some were good but at least half were bad. i wanted to try it for myself. i walked in and the place looked cute, beautiful patio area. there was alot of atomosphere and alot of atifacts on the wall, including mexican or southwestern rugs( that when you look at the tags on the back they say IKEA). the mojitos where great!! i ordered the taco salad with shredded chicken. when it came to the table, the etible bowl looked good but the shredded chicken was unrecognizable. at first i didnt know what it was.(mush). the flavor was ok. my partner matt ordered the carne asada and said that the meat was tender and delicious. so all and all it was just average, although the service was great!! somebody should call gordon ramsey, because the place needs help with the food, could be great but its more like taco bell.

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

No – I saw two oter really positive reviews from Texas transplants....I have either been ordering the wrong thing or the Texans are imposters. First of all, the food is not Mexican. I've seen other reviewers call it "southwestern"... ok, fine. The chicken tacos are lousy. I think the shredded chicken is put in a food processor and mixed with tomatillos and something else. The texture is like a paste. Weird- tasting chicken paste. The refried beans look and taste like they are from a can. The rice too, had a weird flavor. Another occasion I ordered an entree of seared chicken with goat cheese and some other stuff. I thought the goat cheese was an unusual flavor match with Southwest spices, but I wanted to give it a try. I did and it was bad.

The atmosphere is cute, kinda quirky. The staff was friendly enough. Nice patio.

I really want to like the place because it's only a five minute walk from my house but the food is really disappointing. I love Mexican food more than experimental Southwestern food. The only great Mex. restaurant I've found is in Bucks Co. La Tolteca. Excellent.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

NOT Mexican but so worth it! – i love this place because of its ambiance and delicious SOUTHWESTERN food! the waitstaff couldnt be any nicer. it' a reasonably priced restaurant with great food, drinks, atmosphere, and people!! go there and check out what i'm talking about...you'll have a great time.

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