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408 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1608 (City Center East)
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Ranked #946 of 3,690 restaurants in Philadelphia
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Romance, Doing business
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: City Center East
Cross street: Pine Street
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.
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69% Recommend
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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Food poisoning X's 5 people: Saturday, March 15th, 2014. Out of a group of 10 of us, 5 ate the fish tacos and all 5 became violently ill: vomiting, diarrhea, cramps, sweats, chills. One person became sick after dinner that evening, the other 4 within 24 hours. All had to miss work at the beginning of the week. When I... More

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Glenolden, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Arrived around 10:00 PM and there was hardly anyone there. I would say 4-5 parties max were on both floors, so not crowded at all. Food was very good....chicken tacos, mexican street corn, and rice and cheese sides were all worth getting again when I come back. The Guac was so fresh and it was cool how you could add... More

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Heidelberg, Germany
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

A smallish eatery on Headhouse Sq, it provides an intimate atmosphere for Mexican cuisine. We were with a group that included 3 small children and the staff was helpful in getting us settled. Food was ok, especially if spicy is desired. They also serve an interesting selection of tequilas that allow you to compare flavors and proofs. When our bill... More

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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

I was always taught to look for the positive in each experience. So here is the most positive thing about Xochitl - absolutely killer, custom-made quacamole and freshly made delicious, crisp chips. Hands down the best quac I have had in the past five years of dining out. Unfortunately, we should have stopped at the appetizers. Granted, we had a... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Xochitl is not your typical tacos and burritos Mexican restaurant. If you are looking for Americanized Mexican food go somewhere else. The food here is Classic Mexican flavor. The well thought out menu offers incredible options. Must have items include the Queso Fundido, Guacamole made to order exactly as you like with a menu of ingredients. The Short Rib, Fried... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Ate dinner at this place last night. We made our reservation through Savored and there was a problem with it at the restaurant. The manager was arrogant and insisted we had made the reservation through Open Table. We said there must be a mistake, and eventually he called Savored(who have done this before), and it was corrected. He came to... More

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Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska
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95 reviews 95 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

It's my second trip there. Both times I've been so underwhelmed. The food is extremely pricey for the portion sizes. Cocktails are about 12-15 bucks a piece. They have one bathroom, so if you need to go, you have to spend 10-15 minutes in line, like you're at a train station. The staff all have an attitude. Not impressed.

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Toms River, New Jersey
18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

My sister and I spent a fun filled Saturday evening at Xochitl. Our waiter, Josh, was great. We sat down and told him that we planned on eating our way through (most of) the appetizer menu. We started with the Blood Orange Martini (which is a yummy-d up version of a margarita). The design it yourself guacamole was an inspired... More

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Miami, Florida, USA
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157 reviews 157 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Good Margaritas, custom made with fresh squeezed limes by Kate, who was a fantastic bartender. We ended up eating at the bar since she told us the midweek special was the Molcajete Special-make your own tacos with a great selection of ingredients. Also great, customizable quacamole ordered from a checklist of available options. Loved it.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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58 reviews 58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

We walked in when they just closed down the place. After begging for few minutes, they decided to open the bar for a quick shot. If I had another night to stay in town, I would have enjoyed a full night at this cozy, friendly and full of tequila place!

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