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Xochitl

$$ - $$$
City Center East
Mexican, Latin, Central American, Spanish, South American
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408 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1608 (Pine Street)
+1 215-238-7280
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stumbled on this place by accident and LOVED the neighborhood. When we were there we couldn't order from their full menu, it was restaurant week. Meaning we had a 4 course meal @ $35 per person. We had a few options per course, except for the first which was chips and guacamole. The guac was phenomenal... More 

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Thank Tony B
Detroit, Michigan, United States
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115 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

We chose to eat at Xochitl because it was within walking distance from our hotel and had good ratings on TripAdvisor. While we did not have a reservation, we were invited to sit at the bar, which featured the full menu. The hostess and waitress were both very nice, and the restaurant had plenty of seating. Decor was not over-the-top... More 

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Thank stirfry300
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank Alessandra W
JC,NJ
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4 of 5 bubbles 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

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Thank rtala34
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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103 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank dream_genie
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Thank Elizabeth H
Mount Holly, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank JuliaC333
Metuchen, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Thank GB12345
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$14 - $27
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Central American, Spanish, South American
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 408 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1608
    (Pine Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighborhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-238-7280
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?