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Xochitl

408 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1608 (City Center East)
215-238-7280
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Ranked #983 of 3,746 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Price range: $31 - $40
Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
Neighborhood: City Center East
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Good for: Romance, Doing business
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
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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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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114 reviews 114 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Was there with my wife a few weeks ago and they have some pros and cons. It was pretty dead for a Sunday night but that was good for us! We always like trying new places. I liked the choices for the different kinds of guac. I thought that was very interesting. I wish more places would break the norm... More

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84 reviews 84 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Quac is excellent. I had the mushroom tamal. Good, but disappointed there was only one tamal. Others had chicken tacos, braised short rib, and brisket tacos. All reported they were very good. Flan was good and creamy. Menu is a bit limited, and there were no specials on a Saturday night other than a pumpkin margarita.

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PA
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147 reviews 147 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Been here twice for dinner and have been happy both times. The guacamole and chips are great and each time the interesting entrees have been excellent as well as the service. This IS NOT your typical TexMex restaurant, so forget the usual refried beans, rice and burritos fare. It is authentically Mexican and very good. My only demerit is that... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

This is a neighborhood favorite for me! Guacamole is as fresh as it comes, you can customize it with whatever you want(onions, tomato, jalapeño, cilantro, etc). And the margaritas are excellent, haven't had one I didn't thoroughly enjoy. I usually just stick to the guacamole, queso fundido, and margaritas, but have also had some great tacos here. Great place for... More

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59 reviews 59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We walked into this place having high hopes considering it is supposed to be autentic Mexican cuisine but we were not impressed. The guacamole was great and tasted very fresh, but the entrees and drinks were not good.We got virgin blood orange drinks and they had this rotten after taste like the juice has not been refrigerated properly. We got... More

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Moorestown, New Jersey
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76 reviews 76 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Walked over to this restaurant from Olde City after enjoying First Friday. My daughter had come here before and loved it so why not. It was a beautiful evening and a 6:15 PM spot was available via Open Table. When we arrived, I was surprised to see most of the dining area empty since there were no reservations available after... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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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
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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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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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