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408 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1608 (City Center East)
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Ranked #938 of 3,803 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Price range: $31 - $40
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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Ridley Park, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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Newark, Delaware
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We ate there pre-theater. We found the portions large - the ceviche appetizer (which we had) and the guacamole (we saw at another table) could easily serve 4 people. The ceviche was quite good. My wife and I shared the Molcajete - a hot lava bowl with chicken, brisket, carnitas, cheese and chorizo in a red sauce served with corn... More 

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Started our dinner with customized guacamole (they give you a card and you check off what you want added to it) and tasty margaritas. I had the brisket tacos, they were very good. My brother ordered the chicken that takes 3 days to prepare. I am not huge fan of chicken on the bone but it was amazing!!!

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Southern New Jersey
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55 reviews 55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We came here on a Sunday night with a Living Social deal. First, there was a ton of food! They started us off with Guacamole, there was a card on the table where you could customize the guacamole to your likeness, it was really cool and there are a ton of options. We each got to pick an appetizer your... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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117 reviews 117 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

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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186 reviews 186 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

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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Top Contributor
163 reviews 163 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 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
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Additional Information about Xochitl

Address: 408 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1608
Phone Number: 215-238-7280
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: Mexican

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