We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.


City Center East
Mexican, Latin, South American, Central American
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
408 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19147 (Pine Street)
+1 215-238-7280
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

92 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 92: English reviews
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Alex and I decided to have dinner at Xochitl during our visit in Philly (which is located on South 2nd Street about a 10 minute cab or uber ride outside of the main downtown area.) We quickly learned the title of the restaurant is pronounced (So-Cheel)... We ordered two regular house margaritas, which were absolutely delicious (only critique is they... More 

Thank Alessandra W
Level Contributor
76 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

We had a great meal at this charming restaurant in Society Hill. The place was fine for children. The waitstaff was attentive and accommodating. The tequila menu is extensive. The food was very, very good. The house made guacamole was excellent as was the fried chicken. The desserts were outstanding. The is restaurant moderately expensive but worth the price

Thank rtala34
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
77 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

We've eaten here a number of times, and it seems that the quality and taste of both the margaritas and entrees has been getting worse every time we go. The margaritas tasted a bit bitter and the crab ceviche smelled and tasted fishy. My husband had the beef brisket tacos, which were pretty good but not outstanding. When this place... More 

Thank dream_genie
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful and friendly atmosphere. Fantastic Margaritas and delicious menu. Not quiet, but not too loud. I went on a Wednesday evening. I will come again!

Thank Elizabeth H
Mount Holly, New Jersey
Level Contributor
14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

A group of friends and I had dinner here on a Saturday night. It was nice. Our waitress was pleasant and attentive. She checked on us several times. The guacamole is delicious and the blood orange margarita is outstanding. They were great accommodating my requests for no dairy. The salad dressing was a little bitter for my taste, but the... More 

Thank JuliaC333
Metuchen, New Jersey
Level Contributor
43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016

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!

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 

Thank Alan H
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
102 reviews
77 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 

Thank ESJT
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Level Contributor
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 

Thank Nancy S
Voorhees, New Jersey
Level Contributor
23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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 

Thank Chelsea S

Travelers who viewed Xochitl also viewed

Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia, PA

Been to Xochitl? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$14 - $27
Mexican, Latin, South American, Central American
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Bar scene
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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
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.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Xochitl staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?