We are located in a historic building at 1602 Locust St, in Philadelphia's Rittenhouse Square.
It was once the house of William Duane, the former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, under President Andrew Jackson.
History buffs will know him for having been dismissed during the bank wars.
1602 Locust St,
Philadelphia, PA 19103
215 546 0181
215 546 9953
Tequilas Restaurant was established in 1986, at 1511 Locust Street by owners David and Annette Suro.
David Suro, a native of Guadalajara, grew up near agave fields in the state of Jalisco. He went to school with the children of agave farmers and tequila producers. He met his wife Annette in Cancun and moved with her back to Philadelphia and worked at El Metate, the only Mexican restaurant in town. Within a year they bought out the owner and renamed it Tequilas.
We are housed in a beautiful historic location in rittenhouse square. Which features amazing craftsmanship both in the interior
and the exterior design of the building.
"Philadelphia did not have the concepts we see today, only the Tex-Mex. There was not much knowledge of Mexican food. But I was fortunate. What we proposed to them no one else was offering. Back then we developed the customer. And we learned from each other."
- David Suro-Pinera
Tequilas Restaurant got it's start at 1511 Locust Street in Philadelphia. Taking over 'El Metate' back in 1986, the Suro family begin to introduce the traditional mexican concepts.
They renamed it Tequilas Restaurant with this edgy logo.
From the beginning, this restauran't mission has been to dispel misunderstandings about our Mexican Culture.
El Catrin, a little known part of our history, is a symbol of victory, a caricature, a celebration, revealing a
willingness to laugh at ourselves. The artist; Clemente Orozco Farias, captured the faces that represent our recent
past with a keen eye for satire and humor. There they all are, Salinas De Gortari, the church, NAFTA, the bishop
wearing an artichoke crown, etc...
We are proud to display his artistry in our lobby, contributing to a better understanding of our culture.
Introducing the Catrines that greet our guests, delighting and perhaps shocking their eyes, before we please their palates
with the best Mexican Cuisine. Our home is just like Mexico, full of color, varied textures and surprise encounters.
Providing a Glorious and unforgettable experience from beginning to end.
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