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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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1:00 pm - 9:00 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: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Bar scene
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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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 5
    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
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Metuchen, New Jersey
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food! Great drinks - both quality and variety! Nice presentation too! Friendly service. they have agreement with parking place right around the corner - parking only $9 when they validate your ticket. Try prefixed dinner menu - not expensive and great selection!

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Thank GB12345
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

Everything was not just good but REALLY good. Had the Pollo Frito, nice blend of sweet/hot, crispy/tender. Thinking about it on the walk back to the hotel, in many ways it was a southern dish; Fried chicken, cornbread and spinach/corn, the use of seasonings are what made the dish outstanding The drink was excellent as well as the service. Can... More 

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Thank Alan H
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
92 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

This is an interesting Mexican restaurant because it always comes up with a special twist. The guacamole is fresh and custom made. This visit on a Tuesday night, I had Caesar Asada, made with grilled romaine, corn, a great cheese and corn bread croutons. A Tuna tartar - first class with a little bite to it and the flan -... More 

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Thank ESJT
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

My husband, son and I went on a weekday to this restaurant for a first time visit. Pleasantly surprised. I had the best sangria. I chose blanco and it was a wise choice. My son who has a hot taste ordered the El Pepino and said it was real good. He also tried the Michelada and that was awful. Smelled... More 

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Thank Nancy S
Voorhees, New Jersey
Level Contributor
22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Very disappointed overall. The drinks were fantastic but pricey. We waited an hour and 45 minutes for our entrees to arrive for a party of six. Our server was very inattentive and took a while to even take our order. The drinks arrived 20 minutes after we placed the order. While the food was great, the wait ruined our experience.... More 

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Thank Chelsea S
Haddon Heights, New Jersey
Level Contributor
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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Thank LongTravelers
Lebanon, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Thank mstanilla
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
Level Contributor
22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Marianne C
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
92 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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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Thank ESJT
Level Contributor
17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

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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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 - 27
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Bar scene

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?