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Xochitl

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City Center East
Mexican
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408 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19147 (Pine Street)
+1 215-238-7280
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Xochitl serves traditional Mexican fare with a modern twist in a fun and...
Xochitl serves traditional Mexican fare with a modern twist in a fun and comfortable setting. Enjoy fresh made guacamole, antojitos, ceviches, and platos fuertes. Two full service bars feature hand-squeezed margaritas and fresh specialty cocktails. Our extensive tequila list features over 70 bottles.
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  • 25
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  • 30
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Happy hour

Delicious margaritas! Fabulous guacamole made with your favorite additions. Mouth watering chicken tacos. Wonderful service put the olive on top of a great date night.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
Marianne C
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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Haddon Heights, New Jersey
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

the made to order guacamole and fresh margaritas are the best I have ever had!!!! We have eaten here 4 or 5 times and have never been disappointed.

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Lebanon, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We had a party of 6 (4 adults and 2 under 18) for Mother's Day. Four of us had not been there before, the other 2 have been. We love Mexican Food and were looking forward to the visit. We had 1pm reservations and were seated right away. Our drink orders were taken fairly quickly and then our meal orders... More 

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Pete L, General Manager at Xochitl, responded to this review

I apologize about your experience during your visit on Mother's Day. We had 2 servers call out and 1 kitchen staff not show up for their shift on Sunday. Since we were short staffed we were not able to give the service we expect and demand of our staff. It is inexcusable and we have established new guidelines to stop... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Delicious margaritas! Fabulous guacamole made with your favorite additions. Mouth watering chicken tacos. Wonderful service put the olive on top of a great date night.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

A first visit looking for Mexican. Building your own guacamole was a new and good experience. The short ribs were excellent and well plated. We also had the shrimp salad, equally good. The baked apple was a fine dessert. The coffee, good but over-priced. Monica provided caring service. We'll be back.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I have been going to Xochitl for a long time. I have a love hate relationship with this place. Drinks are great. One of the best Margaritas in the city. Food is always good. My problem with the place is that they have so many rules. You cannot order anything special from the menu. They have vegetable enchiladas, however you... More 

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New York City, New York
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39 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Sit at the bar and have a perfectly made margarita. Then order a dish from each category. The bartender will guide you based on your preferences and hunger level. I managed to find 3 vegetarian bites that made up a delicious yet inexpensive meal.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I have always wondered why Mexican/Latin cuisine never seems to have a gourmet element. The flavors are perfect for more upscale fare, but most people expect a taco plate or fajitas when they get Mexican. Xochitl is the place I've been looking for these past years. My wife and I went as part of the Restaurant Week. The menu was... More 

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Ridley Park, Pennsylvania
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17 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The food was fantastic. We chose this restaurant because we saw a special on Fox 29 news that highlighted the customized to order guacamole. It was the best that I ever had. I shared the taco plate for two with my date and some fried plantains. The service on the other hand was not very good. We had a round... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Food here is great, portion size is spot-on and service is friendly (almost too much so, I felt a bit stalked, but in a food way!) My only negative is the menu is a bit limited, but it helps you focus on which road you want to go down (ceviche, tacos or larger meals). If know Mexican and love Mexican... More 

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Philly
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We were a group of six and were seated in the basement. The basement smells very musty. The service was very poor and the food did not make up for the poor service. We asked for hot sauce and they gave us a bowl of hot sauce and charged us for it. The tacos did not come with anything. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 408 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19147
    (Pine Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighborhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-238-7280

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 to 27
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Romantic

Description

Xochitl serves traditional Mexican fare with a modern twist in a fun and comfortable setting. Enjoy fresh made guacamole, antojitos, ceviches, and platos fuertes. Two full service bars feature hand-squeezed margaritas and fresh specialty cocktails. Our extensive tequila list features over 70 bottles.
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?