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408 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1608
+1 215-238-7280
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good38%
  • Average15%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
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“guac” (12 reviews)
“pollo” (4 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish, South American, Central American
$$ - $$$
408 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1608
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61 - 70 of 96 reviews

Reviewed April 1, 2012

Food is very good however a bit overpriced for such small plates. Service was also very slow

Thank Bpd3176
Reviewed February 21, 2012

I made an Opentable "saver" reservation for Xochitl after reading positive reviews on this forum. I was very pleased with the overall experience we had. The service was top notch. Our waiter was friendly and attentive, which sadly is becoming more of a rarity in...More

2  Thank HotelHopper25
Reviewed February 15, 2012

I went to Xochitl with my sister for an early dinner. The staff was very friendly and receptive and we were attended to promptly. We both ordered Rojo Sangrias to drink which were tasty and refreshing. For appetizers we ordered their custom guacamole which was...More

Thank bb6012
Reviewed February 9, 2012

They have a great bar menu with authentic drinks. Our waitress was great with recommendations and quantity of food. Casual and in a nice area.

Thank TravelHappy1012
Reviewed January 2, 2012

My family of 4 arrived on a sunday late afternoon, their were a couple of people at the bar eating and drinking but no one else yet since it was so early. This was really nice because we got to ask the waitress a bunch...More

Thank unique957
Reviewed December 1, 2011

Nice menu, nice bar. Restaurant a little crowded, good table-side service. Downstairs not as attractive.

Thank gringa-1
Reviewed November 7, 2011

Although Tacos are on the menu, this is not your Gradma's Taco Stand. The signature dish, Pollo Frito, was delicious and served with mustard greens and freshly made corn bread. My husband's red snapper entry was excellent and served on a bed of corn drenched...More

Thank PattyVW
Reviewed September 16, 2011

Attended on a Thursday night during restaurant week with my brother. While we debate the "savings" of the prix fixe offerings it got us out to dinner here sooner than later (normal menu pricing would not have deterred a visit.) What a surprise. Great relaxed...More

Thank bobscottonline
Reviewed June 26, 2011

On my 2nd visit sat at bar got guac and chips bartender had a little attitude and host told us we could not sit at pub tables at the bar! Really? This place was empty on a saturday night. No one at the bar. My...More

Thank AndrewR7
Adam S, General Manager at Xochitl, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2011

On behalf on Xochitl I would like to apologize for your experience. The restaurant has just sold and you are correct there was no owner presents before. We (new owners and management) would love to invite you back in to try the all new Xochitl....More

Reviewed December 20, 2010

The food here is wonderful- specifically the guacamole which I eat whenever possible. This is the best I have ever had! I recommend checking this place out1

Thank Cheers1234
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$14 - $27
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, South American, Central American
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings
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 19147-1608
    (Pine Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighborhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-238-7280
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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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