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
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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
5.0
over a year ago

Terrific Southwestern food - friendly wait staff – We love this place! My husband and I enjoy whatever we order. It's always good. But I must clarify something another post said - this is NOT a Mexican restaurant. It is proudly SouthWestern style and the food is fresh! My 80-y.o. Mother loves coming here - they are always extra friendly and solicitous with her. We've brought theater parties here, celebrated birthdays here...you name it! Although this place is huge, the dining rooms are small and feel cozy and private. Also, the patio is awesome, especially considering Adobe is right in the middle of a residential neighborhood! Highly recommend to anyone interested in experiencing Southwestern cuisine and a fun and friendly environment!

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

Extremely overrated – I don't understand how this place gets so many good reviews. The food at Adobe is simply bad. The Mexican rice that comes with an entree is simply terrible, it had no flavor at all. I the carnitas tacos and ended up getting tacos filled with mush. Canitas should be chunks of pork, not mush. I think that this place gets so many good reviews simply because of the fact that Roxborough and Philadelphia in general really lack in the Mexican restaurant category. Most people who have had real and authentic Mexican would stay far away from this place. In order to get good Mexican, you have to travel out into the burbs.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Excellent food and atmosphere! – We loved this restaurant! The atmsophere was VERY fun, especially in the spring and summer when you can sit on the patio!

Coming from Texas, we had really missed the tex-mex food. This place is now a family favorite! They have delicious food, reasonable prices, delicious beer. We have so much fun there! The TVs are HUGE! I just can't say enough good things! I highly recommend it! It's our favorite and we rarely head to downtown Manyunk anymore!

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

A nice surprise in Roxborough – We've lived in nearby Mt Airy/Germantown for years and hadn't heard of this place until recently, so it was a surprise to find a pleasant little Mexican/Southwestern restaurant with drinks and a nice outdoor patio. Coming from Texas, I miss good Tex-Mex so my expectations weren't very high; but if you remember this is Roxborough, you'll find it a refreshing, relaxed change from cheesesteak land and the trendy crowds in Manayunk. Tucked away just below the main strip of Roxborough with ample parking in a nearby lot, we found the place inviting and the staff very accommodating--also for 3 year olds. The food was okay, some things were quite good, and in general a step up from generic Mex food that is typically found in the Northeast. The chips and salsa (a fresh, rich chilpotle mix) were very good; the guacamole was terrible to me but most locals would probably think it's fine. The chicken soft tacos and tilapia tacos were tasty but kind of like casserole in a tortilla--very heavy and cheesy. The crispy beef tacos were essentially deep-fried beef flautas, not the crispy beef tacos you'd find in most places. The chicken mole enchiladas were very good, as were the beef tamales. I tried a margarita and sangria, and both were okay but not especially good. Again, remember where you are and adjust your expectations--sample different things and find what you like. It was fun.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

bad, unauthentic mexican food – 1 of the worst dining experineces I've had in a long time. The food was cold, obviously heated up in the microwave or scorched under a heat lamp. Dry, hard rice, sauce tasted like it came from a can. Worst margarita I've ever had. My meal was ok, but my boyfriend only had a few bites before sending back the plate. We explained that it was cold. The waitress said "ok" and took away the plate without asking if she could get him something else to eat. Came back 20 minutes later and said the manager was giving us 50% off. I figured she meant 50% off of the entire bill...not so much. They charged us for half the price of the meal that my boyfriend ate none of. I spoke to the manager and she accused us of lying. She said that my boyfriend ate "most" of his meal. I tried to explain to her that he really only had 2 bites. She rudely cut us both off, but did remove the meal from our bill. Overall, it was very disappointing. I have eaten there before and the food and service was fine. This time however, was awful. I will never eat there again and I encourage anyone else to stay away also.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Magic Patio...Very Romantic!! – The patio seeting is extremely romantic. My boyfriend and I had our frist date and first kiss on that patio. He told me that I was looking very kissable. We ate, drank and talked for hours, actually until they closed. The food is always amazing, the service is always exceptional. The rest of the resturaunt feels very south western and is excellent for family dining. My parents love to eat here when visiting me in Philadelphia. First date?....The patio is magic....I have never been more in love.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great neighborhood restaurant, esp. for vegetarians! – Definitely recommend signing up for their email newsletter - you get a coupon for a free entree for your birthday!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

great food loved it! – treated great, loved the food, a must go for any upscale restaurant. great drinks,

servers were fantastic

Recommends
over a year ago

A friendly place with offbeat Tex-Mex fare and frozen drinks. – In Short
This spot has wood-paneled walls, low ceilings, Native American wall hangings and teal-and-pink wooden booths. Start with mushroom quesadillas with creamy goat cheese and a tangy balsamic exterior, or slightly sweet fried yams topped with salsa and cheese. Menu staples, such as enchiladas and nachos, are satisfyin. Same goes for out-of-place entrees such as salmon with wasabi and balsamic vinaigrette.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Fun Family Neighborhood Joint – My wife and I discovered this place while walking around the neighborhood one day. Great food, Great Drinks, and really fun ambience.

The experience starts out great with the homemade salsa, and the food is wonderful, with excellent portion sizes. The Taco salad, although slated as an app, makes an excellent full meal when you add the ground beef.

In the summer, fall, and spring the oudoor patio is a great place to sit nd sip marguaritas.

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