16th & West Passyunk Ave
Newbold, South Philadelphia

Tues – Thurs: 2PM – 10PM
Fri: 2PM – 12AM
kitchen at 11PM
Sat: 11AM – 12AM
kitchen at 11PM

Sun: 11AM – 10PM

Happy Hour
Tuesday – Friday: 2PM – 5PM

Brunch
Saturday & Sunday
11AM – 3PM

How the new La Llorona Became a South Philly Sensation During a Pandemic | Against all odds, the fledgling cantina has risen as a neighborhood hotspot Eater Philadelphia | November 2, 2020

BOTANAS

GUACAMOLE | 12 ∨
avocado, tomato, fresh lime serrano chile, onion, cilantro

QUESO FUNDIDO | 12
melted Oaxaca cheese, warm tortillas, choice of chorizo or poblano peppers

ALITAS DE POLL0 | 9
chicken wings, mole with sesame seeds or red pipian sauce with pumpkin seeds

ELOTE  | 6
corn on the cob, creamy mayo, cotija cheese, chile pepper

SOPECITOS  | 8
∨picaditas with beans, huitlacoche, tres chiles crema, lettuce

PERRO BORRACHO  | 6
turkey dog, bacon, mayo, tequila ketchup, pickled jalapeno

 

TACOS x 3

AL PASTOR | 10
five chiles marinated pork
grilled pineapple, onion, cilantro

ASADA | 12
top sirloin with fresh guacamole

COCHINITA | 10
slow roasted pork, achiote, citrus, habanero escabeche

ENSENADA SUR | 12
tempura fried shrimp, pico de gallo, lettuce,
jalapeño crema

BIRRIA DOŃA FLORES | 14
braised beef roasted in a three chili adobe sauce, served with a small bowl of consome

BUTTERNUT SQUASH TACOS | 12 
pastor adobo, roasted pineapple, avocado, onion, cilantro

AL COMAL

NOPALITO SALAD | 12
fresh cactus, avocado, cherry tomatoes, panela cheese, red onion, radish, cilantro


NACHOS DE RANCHO | 12
tortilla chips, frito beans, Chihuahua cheese, avocado cream, pickled jalapeño

add protein | 5
pastor/ asada/ cochinita/ chicken tinga
add vegetable | 4
huitlacoche / nopales

QUESADILLA | 9
corn tortilla, epazote, Chihuahua & Oaxaca cheese
add protein | 5
pastor/ asada/ cochinita/ chicken tinga/ birria
add vegetable | 4

huitlacoche / nopales

TLAYUDA  | 10
manteca, black beans, avocado, Oaxaca cheese, tomato, crispy tortilla 
add protein | 5
chorizo / chicken tinga/ asada
add vegetable | 4

huitlacoche / nopales

DE MAR

AGUACHILE VERDE | 15
scallop or shrimp
cucumber, habanero, fresh lime, cilantro, avocado, jicama

CEVICHE | 18
tuna and shrimp marinated in a lime juice. mango, avocado, serrano, fresh lime

TUNA ACAPULCO | 9
lightly seared tuna, avocado, pico de gallo, crispy tortilla

TROPICAL  SHRIMP  | 14
pan-seared shrimp, mango puree, mango escabeche ginger, red onion

ENTRADAS

CARNE ASADA | 25
NY strip steak, avocado butter, summer vegetables

POLLO EN SU MOLE | 16
Chicken breast, mole sauce, red rice, frito beans, tortillas

CHILE RELLENO | 14
roasted poblano stuffed with potato, corn and jalapeno, served with mole and plantains

BRANZINO A LA VERACRUZANA | 22
pan-seared branzino, tomato sauce with olives, capers, bell peppers, onions, almonds

∨ = vegan

COCTELES

El Ángel | 15
Gran Centenario Reposado, Agavero Tequila Liqueur, Topo Chico, Fresh Lemon Juice, Angostura Bitters

La Carreta | 15
Bulleit Bourbon, Por Siempre Sotol, Pomegranate Juice, Hibiscus, Mint 

Fantasma | 13
Apaluz Mezcal, Fresh Lime Juice, Simple Syrup, Grapefruit soda

Llorón de Envidia | 15
Angels Envy, Cantaloupe Puree, Fresh Lime Juice, Chamomile -Thyme Syrup

Premium Margarita | 14
Don Julio Blanco, Combier D’Orange Liqueur, Fresh Lime Juice, Agave Nectar 

Invación | 14
Tanqueray Gin 10, Combier Rose Liqueur, Sparkling Rose

El Suspiro | 15
Apaluz Mezcal, Green Chartreuse, Fresh Lime Juice, Ginger-Lemongrass Syrup

Adan y Eva | 14
Tequila or Mezcal, Sweet Vermouth, Fresh Lime Juice, Angry Orchard Apple Crisp

 

Sangre de Brujas | 13
Por Siempre Sotol, Mezcal, Fresh Lime Juice, Hibiscus, Pomegranate Juice, Simple Syrup

Calambres | 12
Tequila, Fresh Lime Juice, Simple Syrup, Mint Leaves

Purgatorio | 13
Tepache, Tequila or Mezcal, Fresh Lime Juice, Simple Syrup

Espresso Martini | 14
Vanilla Vodka, Espresso, Chai, Baileys
 
Flor Morado | 14
Banhez Mezcal, Creme de Violette, St Germain, Fresh Lime juice, Chamomile-Thyme Syrup, Hibiscus

WINE LIST

12 e mezzo Chardonnay Organic  | 12
Straw gold, mimosa flowers with citrus notes. No oak.

Villadoria Arneis  | 14 
Candied lemon peel, mineral, finish reminiscent of bitter almonds. No oak.

Villa Puccini Pinot Grigio | 13
Pale straw color leads to light citrus-orange notes, medium bodied, bright finish

RED

12 e mezzo Primitivo Organic | 12
Currants and blackberries, nutmeg, licorice, chocolate and vanilla flavor. No oak.

Nicolas Potel  | 14 
Bourgogne Pinot Noir, Cherries, Fern’s and spices. Elegant and delicate, dark cherries. 

Villa Puccini Toscana Rosso |  14
90% Sangiovese/10% Merlot. Vanilla & fruit scents. Cherries & plums. Lightly oaked finish.

Ruggeri Argeo Prosecco Brut  | 13
Millesimato-85% Glera/15% Pinot Noir, Peach flowers, Glera grapes, red currants and raspberries. Fresh rosemary leaves.

BEBIDAS

LA LLORONA | 7
margarita, rocks, salt

RED SANGRIA | 7
hibiscus, fresh fruit

BEER OF THE DAY | 4
lager

Bartender’s Choice
| 7

LOS ALIMENTO

TOSTADA | 6
chicken tinga, frito beans
lettuce, habanero crema

TACO AL PASTOR | 2.50
pork, pineapple

FRIED SHRIMP | 7
smoked chipotle sauce

ELOTE | 5
lime mayo, cotija, chile

NACHOS | 7

DEL COMAL

AVOCADO TOAST | 7
home made corn sope, avocado
habanero escabeche, cilantro

MEMELA BANDERA | 8
fresh maza oval tortilla
salsa verde, salsa roja, Oaxaca cheese

TLAYUDA | 10
manteca, black beans, avocado
Oaxaca cheese, tomato, crema
add chorizo 4
tinga 4
nopales 3

ENCHILADAS DE MOLE | 11
queso fresco, onions and crema

LOS FAMOSOS

BIRRIA DOŃA FLORES | 14
beef in a adobo sauce

PA LA CRUDA

AGUACHILE | 15
scallop or shrimp
cucumber, habanero, fresh lime, cilantro, avocado, jicama

CEVICHE | 14
shrimp, jalapeño, citrus

TUNA ACAPULCO | 8
tuna a la talla, Pico De Gallo

ALGO MAS

NACHOS DE RANCHO | 13
warm totopos, frito beans
avocado crema, pickled jalapeño
chihuahua cheese
add nopales | 3
add protein | 4

DESAYUNOS

HUEVOS CON JAMON | 9
scrambled eggs, ham
frito beans, mole

HUEVOS DE LA CASA
| 11

poached eggs, pinto beans
poblano peppers, Chihuahua chesse

ARROZ CON DOS
| 9

fried eggs, rice, pickled jalapeños
potatoes with chorizo

CHIMICHANGAS
| 11

scrambled eggs with chorizo
flour tortilla, salsa verde

DULCES

FRENCH TOAST | 15
rompope, strawberries

∨ = vegan

La Llorona, a Mexican cantina from the owner of Cafe y Chocolate, is open in South Philly

“This is more of a city restaurant,” said Lorenzo, who was born in San Mateo, Puebla, grew up in Mexico City, and opened Cafe y Chocolate in 2007. Before opening, Lorenzo was a landscaper.

La Llorona — named after the weeping woman in Mexican folklore — boasts a bar that includes some hard-to-find tequilas and agave spirits, as well as beers, whiskeys, gins, vodkas, rums, and brandies. (A locally brewed, Mexican-style lager is on the way.)

Michael Klein, Philadelphia Inquirer | June, 22 2020

“I’ve seen zero evidence of any nation on Earth other than Mexico even remotely having the slightest clue what Mexican food is about or even come close to reproducing it. It is perhaps the most misunderstood country and cuisine on Earth.” – Anthony Bourdain

La Llorona Cantina
1551 W Passyunk Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19145
lalloronaphilly@gmail.com
(215) 515-3276