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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMexican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "This was my third visit and I consider this restaurant one that I will visit weekly. Food is fantastic and authentic."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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 ,"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Try the tamales for an appetizer - wonderful. The molacajete (a sizzling lava bowl) made with shrimp is a caldron of spicy, cheesy goodness."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "This place was a great find! We will definitely return."
    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. "
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Yuck, this food is from the land of the bland... And some salt was just not enough to save it."
    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."
    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. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Try the appetizer sampler, and the shrimp/bacon/cheese entree. Skip the vegetable soup."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Delicious, fresh tasting food in a welcoming casual environment."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Great! Lave Bowl was great! Been driving by this place for 20 years and never stopped by. Gem!"
    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."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "This is a great find on rt. 70. Delicious food, friendly atmosphere."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "I really enjoy the food at La Cita. Will be back again!!"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "Food was ok but a little bland for our taste good quality nice people just ot for us."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "Our reservation was for 7 but our table wasn't ready till 7:30. Food and service was great."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Great tacos and burritos. Mole was ok. Food was fresh and good"
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "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"
    Dined on 12/16/2013
  • "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"
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "The Pollo en Pipian with its delicious pepita sauce is recommended, though more vegetables with the dish would be desirable. The staff was quite friendly and the service was prompt. For excellent quality food and great service, the cost was quite reasonable."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "My wife and I made reservations through open table for 6:15 on a Saturday night however were not needed. La Cita has about 10 tables that seat four so I would not suggest going with a large group. The food was on par or better than other local Mexican food favorites such as tortilla press, don Pablo, on the border. I would highly recommend the molcajetes which is served in a hot lava rock and was absolutely delicious. This is a BYOB place so our bill only included our two entrees and was $35.00 for a party of two. We had no issues with slow service as other reviewers have stated. For a Saturday night everything was served promptly and at no time felt service was slow. We will definitely be back"
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "Convenient Mexican joint with authentic Mexican food. Service a bit slow, but if you're in no hurry enjoy the food! Friendly staff."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "Good authentic Mexican food when you are in the mood to get away from the chains. Service was fast."
    Dined on 10/26/2013