La Cita

La Cita

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La Cita reviews from OpenTable diners
23 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance2.9
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (17)great for lunch (7)kid-friendly (3)fit for foodies (3)great for brunch (1)good for groups (1)special occasion (1)Show More
  • Pleasantly surprised!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We went to La Cita because they were on the Cherry Hill restaurant week list, but we will definitely be going back because of the food. Our waitress was very pleasant and helpful with the menu and everything we ordered was delicious. They were very willing to alter a few items to accommodate dietary needs which convinces me they are making everything fresh to order. We tried a few of the items our waitress recommended but can't wait to go back to try more!!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant week
    StepsiteVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Restaurant week menu was so delicious and different. You should some of these items to your regular menu!
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  • Talula
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    From the outside doesn't look like much however the food and service were great.
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    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Authentic but not great
    PhillyCider
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The lava bowl was very interesting but overall the food was bland. The restaurant was pretty low brow (ripped paper table clothes and missing air vents). I think this place has potential but they need to clean things up and spice up the menu more.
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    great for lunch
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  • Third time there
    DragonVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    This was my third visit and I consider this restaurant one that I will visit weekly. Food is fantastic and authentic.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Needs a lot of work
    MToffelVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    First off, the tiny place is not very comfortable. They squished many tables into this small place, and if you are unfortunate enough to arrive and get the last table that is right by the entranceway, it would suck. The guacamole leaves a lot to be desired, and the chips served with it were uber greasy. My husband had veggie fajitas, which was just a ton of squash and red peppers. Typically we see mushrooms as a veggie option for fajitas, but not here. My shrimp tacos were alright, and at $4.50 a piece a pretty good deal. The décor is pretty bad, and the staff is awkward. All in all, I actually prefer Don Pablos to this experience, and would probably not go back.
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  • Surprised
    reggieVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    I was pleasantly surprised by the authentic tasting Mexican food here! Everything was fresh, with the entrees having developed good flavors. I would go back ,
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    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow, almost missed this place
    YouAskedMeIToldYou
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    They opened a little over a year ago, but I never stopped in. Wanted reservations at another place through open table , but found that they no longer accept same day reservations after 3 pm. I was offered the option for other local places, and La Cita was one that was mentioned. We figured why not? We are SO GLAD that we found this place. Very good food, pleasant staff. Neighborhood gem. We plan on trying more of the wonderful items on the menu. Yes, very very good Mexican food is now in Cherry Hill~ what a great surprise.
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    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Hidden Gem
    MikeSrVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    La Cita is a great surprise; It is truly authentic Mexican food and was a total surprise to fine it in the middle of NJ. I have the lava rock bowl Molcajetes It was great. The sauce had the right spice and the flavor was out of this world. I had the steak and it was great. I would highly recommend La Cita.
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    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Great Place for Mexican food
    CharlieVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Try the tamales for an appetizer - wonderful. The molacajete (a sizzling lava bowl) made with shrimp is a caldron of spicy, cheesy goodness.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Real Mexican, Really Good
    StepsiteVIP
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    If you want Mexican food drowned in cheese, this is NOT your place. Even the nachos come without cheese, but in the manner with beans that they would be prepared in the hometown of the chef. We dine here weekly and appreciate the authentic preparations and good tastes of the food. It is a BYOB so you can save on the liquour portion of your meal as well. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly. The prices are very fair, particularly for the quality of the food that is served. We will continue to dine here and recommend you try it.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 12 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance3
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 55 reviews are from the La Cita reviews archive.
  • Clipper
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    This place was a great find! We will definitely return.
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    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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  • Cinco de Mayo menu was great
    Griff
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    We visited La Cita again recently to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. The special menu was fantastic, we tried the special appetizer and two of the entree specials. This Cherry Hill BYOB is now our go to spot for great Mexican food.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Keeps Getting Better
    StepsiteVIP
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    we like this restaurant because it tries to stay authentic to its roots and not serve Americanized Mexican food. It is very small and we fear not being able to get a reservation as word gets out, but it is worth a try. Over the 10 times or so that we have dined here, the food - particularly the specials, have gotten better on each visit. Kudos to the kitchen and staff.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • La Cita as solid as usual
    Griff
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    We recently visited La Cita again and I'm happy to report that they are still "doing things right." We did have to wait a few minutes past our reservation time, but as usual it was worth the wait. I wandered off the menu to try both an appetizer and entree special and it was awesome. If you haven't tried La Cita yet, you should. The dining room is pretty small and you may have to wait a bit for a table to open up, but this Cherry Hill BYOB is worth a visit. cheers TG 5/6
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bland food
    JandJout
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Yuck, this food is from the land of the bland... And some salt was just not enough to save it.
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  • Just Ok
    Exquisit
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Have been wanting to try this restaurant for a long time as it is so close to where I live. The menu is hard to digest...not much explanation of dishes. We are true Mexican food fans....this fell short of our expectations. The staff is wonderful and can't do enough for you! May try it again.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    My first time there after seeing it as a new listing on Open table. Everything tasted fresh and homemade. A small basket of thick tortilla chips was served with a bean purée, my kids were fearful of the beans but they loved it! My seafood dish was perfectly seasoned, nothing was over salted. The tilapia was a bit overcooked. My husband's carnitas burrito was terrific, again, not over seasoned, the flavor of the pork really came through. I was disappointed in the tamale, too dense for my taste. My kids loved their flautas and tacos. The space is bright and cheery inside, a contrast to the dreary exterior which made me hesitant to try it after driving by it for many years. We will definitely go back.
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    Kid-Friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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  • The Real Deal!
    Ceebee
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    La Cita is the real deal. Authentic home-cooked Mexican food. Marvelous! The restaurant is unpretentious and reasonably priced. Went with friends. Two of us had Molcajetes, one with steak and one with shrimp. The steak strips were cooked to perfection and the shrimp was delightful. My wife had a special with salmon and another of our group had vegetarian fair. All was excellent. The flan for dessert was the best we've had. The service was the best too.
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    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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  • Consistently good
    messy
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Reasonably priced neighborhood gem. Creative specials, and huge portions. There is always enough food to take home for lunch the next day. We can always count on a delicious meal with excellent service.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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  • What to try
    CharlieVIP
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    Try the appetizer sampler, and the shrimp/bacon/cheese entree. Skip the vegetable soup.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Delicious food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Delicious, fresh tasting food in a welcoming casual environment.
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    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a find!
    rw020VIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Fairly inexpensive and very high quality Mexican food. I think it might be the best Mexican I've ever had. It tastes wonderful, the portions are large and the prices are moderate. I've worked down the street for years and never knew this place existed. I'm almost afraid to tell anybody. If you like Mexican this place is a 100% must try
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    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Great
    Greg
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Great! Lave Bowl was great! Been driving by this place for 20 years and never stopped by. Gem!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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  • Not what you see outside
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Driving down Rt. 70 we would have kept going looks like a small dingy place but on e inside you see the authentic Mexican flare They place is small but the food is real from scratch Mexican, so if you are looking for a nice Mexican restaurant this is the place . we love to try new places and we were very happy with our meals. The place is BYOB so if you go take some beer or wine and enjoy. I would a reservation as I said the place is small.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    La Cita was a nice experience. Small, even a bit crowded, but very pleasant service, excellent Mexican food, and a great value. I recommend it.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • small in size, but big in value
    Griff
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    We recently visited La Cita again and were as impressed as we were with our previous visits. There are only a few tables, so it can seem a bit "cozy" and without a reservation, you may have to wait a bit for a table, but its worth the wait. Excellent food, super service, and its a BYOB. need I say more? If you are a tequila fan, bring your favorite bottle and La Cita will supply the Margarita mix. enjoy. TG 3/10
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    I went there with 3 friends for a late lunch. It's a very small restaurant but they delivered in a big way on the food! It's authentic Mexican and it beats the chains hands down. All four of us had one of the specials and the food was fabulous. Even the nachos that we started with were not your typical chips with meat and cheese. These were many steps above! Our waitress was really nice and a great server. We made a reservation for lunch which we didn't need, but I'm sure you would need one for dinner. Great food, great service and very clean.
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    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • great Mexican food
    FreddeBonair
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    This is a great find on rt. 70. Delicious food, friendly atmosphere.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    JennVIP
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Delicious dinner and great service! Have passed this place for years, so happy to have found it on Open Table! Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Third times a charm!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    I really enjoy the food at La Cita. Will be back again!!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • if you're looking for AUTHENTIC
    tacony
    Dined on 2/2/2014
    if you're looking for AUTHENTIC Mexican food - this is your place! From appetizers to dessert, no one in my party of seven was disappointed. The waitress knew the menu and the kitchen was willing to change a few items for someone who LOVES spicy foods.
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    fit for foodies, late-night find, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our first time
    MartySVIP
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    Food was ok but a little bland for our taste good quality nice people just ot for us.
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  • Our reservation was for 7
    Italia828
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    Our reservation was for 7 but our table wasn't ready till 7:30. Food and service was great.
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    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great tacos and burritos.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    Great tacos and burritos. Mole was ok. Food was fresh and good
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    kid-friendly
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • They Do The Basics Right
    StepsiteVIP
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    La CIta is a good option for reliable, basic Mexican food prepared with fresh ingredients and served without fanfare. We like that the kitchen prepares its meals without smothering everything in cheese. The guacamole is worth a try. Prices are very reasonable with entrees in the 14-18 range. We return here regularly whenever we are in the mood for Mexican. It's a BYOB or BYOT, depending on your mood!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Evening out
    pfrich1VIP
    Dined on 12/16/2013
    The food was very good and so wad the service. But the noise level was so loud you thought the you were on a run way at an airport Best to go Wednesday or Thursday
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good mexican food
    ag1023
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    We really enjoyed our meal at La Cita. Group of six, ordered multiple appetizers, all authentic and delicious. Mole was a highlight. Good service. Will be back
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    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great food and great
    YoMismo
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    Always great food and great service. My wife and I split the house special appetizer and a shrimp molcajete. Plenty to eat and a great sampler of items on the menu. I have ordered mole poblano in the past and it was excellent. I would love it if the owners could add some Yucatecan food to the menu. Excuse me for shameless lobbying but cochinita pebil, panuchos and salbutes sure would make excellent additions to the menu.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice surprise
    Jilesil
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    Joined another couple who discovered La Cita several weeks ago. We all thoroughly enjoyed the evening. It was a Saturday night and even though it was busy, the service was excellent.The large portions were fresh and delicious and reasonably priced. Did read a complaint that the restaurant was too cold. It's a small, intimate space so when the door opens you do feel a chill, if you like good authentic Mexican food in a friendly atmosphere this is the place for you.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.