Mixto
Mixto

Mixto

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.mixtorestaurante.com/
  • Phone: 2155920363
  • Hours of Operation:
    Mon 11:30am - 11:00pm
    Tues 11:30am - 11:00pm
    Wed 11:30am - 11:00pm
    Thurs 11:30am - 11:00pm
    Fri 11:30am - 12:30am
    Sat 9:00am - 12:30am
    Sun 9:00am - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Latin American, Spanish, Cuban
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Mixto is a two-story natural wood and exposed brick building located on the east side of downtown Philadelphia on the historic antique row.
  • Private Party Contact: Event Coordinator 8669568563

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 12th Street
  • Parking: No
A word from Mixto
Mixto is a two-story natural wood and exposed brick building located on the east side of downtown Philadelphia on the historic Antique Row. We have been opened for ten consecutive years. Our vision has been to bring an array of flavors of the Cuban, Latin American and Caribbean cuisine to the Center City area.

We are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with bar service and an extensive wine selection.

Mixto offers outdoor dining with a South Beach Miami ambiance during the spring, summer & fall when the weather permits.
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Mixto reviews from OpenTable diners
153 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (85)fit for foodies (65)good for groups (64)great for brunch (45)great for outdoor dining (44)hot spot (42)special occasion (35)romantic (31)great for lunch (29)vibrant bar scene (26)late-night find (16)kid-friendly (8)scenic view (5)notable wine list (5)Show More
  • Neigborhood Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    My husband and I are from Bucks County, PA and recently visited Mixto. While eating we were having such a great dining experience, that we actually were discussing the possibility of moving to Philly and setting up in the neighborhood that Mixto is located. Food was fresh and delicious and the cocktail menu was extensive and fun. Maybe one day we'll find ourselves as one of the regular neighbor regulars casually popping in and enjoying what we consider a "Best of Philly."
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, but loud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Very good food, usually great service - The only problem is, on most nights, it is excessively loud. You almost have to yell to the person across from you. I would come here a lot more often if it weren't for that.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding service
    Esther1958VIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I was with a group of six having dinner at Mixto on Friday night. It was crowded, but the service (our waiter was Jesus) was excellent throughout. The vegetarians in the group were pleased with the vegetarian choices--especially paella, and found it underseasoned but beautiful to look at. Desserts were beautiful and tasty. We would come back again, but probably not on a Friday night--the noise level was so high we found it hard to hear each other.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Best Paella Vegetariana!
    kabgongs
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    1st time eating here. Everything arrived promptly. We each had a Holy Mercy (Champagne, St. Germaine, Alize Passion Fruit). A nice cocktail. My friend then had a sangria. She did not like it. The guacamole was served with plantain chips. Yea! Great guacamole. I had the Paella Vegetariana with vegan chorizo. AWESOME! My friend was excited to see Lomo Saltado (Peruvian Stir-Fry). She loved it. We both cleaned our plates. We split the Tres Leches del Dia (strawberry) for dessert. Tasty. It was not overly loud. Nice atmosphere. Service was good. I'd eat here again, without hesitation. In fact, I look forward to doing so again. Guacamole Cilantro, tomato, red onion and jalapeño with plantain chips.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Food, Terrible Service
    foreverhungryVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    The service here is truly awful. I've been at Mixto where we've been seated for a half hour without seeing our waiter (and even then we just grabbed someone who could help us). I've waited over an hour for food. I've been charged for the wrong items on multiple occasions. In short, the service is horrible. That said, the food is great. Not pretentious, very delicious, always prepared well, portions are perfect. If you don't mind a very, very leisurely brunch, check it out. If you actually want to eat within the hour you get there, go elsewhere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice experience
    Foodie14
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Food was great. The service was really nice. And I forgot my purse and they gave me a call to make sure that I return to get it back. That felt really good. Nice experience overall.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OMG best & fresh Cuban! Great!!!
    Germanandgreens
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    This is the best Cuban restaurant in Philly. Everything was really fresh and made from scratch. A local waiter friend recommended Mixto and he will be my go to person in the future. We hit the tail end of happy hour so our beers and appetizers were cheap. The pulled pork entre was to die for .... I don't want to say the name of the other 2 expensive Cuban restaurants downtown but needless to say when i can have better food at a better price why would I go to them. It was a nice enough October evening to eat on the sidewalk and for the door to floor windows to be open....truly a night to remember.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    Janelle
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I went for Restaurant Week and unfortunately the items I selected weren't as great as the food I've eaten in the past. It is probably best to come here on a normal night. The mixed drinks are always fantastic, and the atmosphere is vibrant. A great place to grab a drink or dinner, just not the best for Restaurant Week.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jack
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    VERY disappointed Server made us feel we were interfering with his night. Down right rude!!! Did not even ask us if we wanted desert nor coffee. Lamp chops were too tough to eat. Food runner and busboy were very nice and service oriented. Ambiance was good. Maybe just a bad night for that server but unfortunately doubt!!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect
    Miller
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Dine again in Mixto this time for our wedding tasting and it was perfect, Magsly took care of is giving wonderful recommendations and great service, food was amazing as always.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    a very pleasant evening with 9 of us. THe waiter was patient and gave very good service. We all enjoyed our meals and drinks very much. The noise in the restaurant was intense, but that is usual for a crowded Saturday night restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exorbitant mandatory tipping
    kitty
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    They automatically added 18% tip to the bill for a party of three (yes, only 3). With the large alcohol bill, this gave a tip that was well beyond what I felt it should have been for the service. It came out to about 40% on the food! I should not have to tip 18% on a marked-up bottle of wine that the waiter opened, poured the first glass and then I had to pour after that.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Meh during restaurant week
    Whygs
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    It was restaurant week. The service was a little slow even though Mixto was only half full. I love their mojitos and plantain/guacamole appetizer. My entree of tuna over mashed plantains was good. Others in my party were less impressed with their entrees. Just meh.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Walkers' Delight
    Citydweller
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I love walking and Mixto is a neighborhood gem. The food and service are consistently above expectations no matter how crowded it is.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice meal, nice service!
    Ktkins
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I went to mixto with some friends for restaurant week. The service was great and timely. The food was delicious without being over-the-top and pretentious. Our daiquiris complimented our flavorful food very well! I'll be back but next time I will sit outside to watch the city go by.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfectly relaxed brunch
    Lekkerjols
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Had the perfect brunch on Sunday-- great weather and great meal. Great selection of latin dishes -- and do not skip the bloody marys. Many tables around us had mimosas but can't imagine them topping the bloody mary's. We're eager to return for dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food but loud
    Slessy625
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I love Mixto and have been there many times, but tonight there were a number of groups over 10 and they were LOUD! The acoustics are such that you cannot hear your dinner guest across the table and cannot be hear without yelling. Not a comfortable dinner venue unless this is your scene. I would check with the host there might be areas that are not so noisy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food/Great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We had a wonderful experience with a family birthday gathering. Ropa Vieja was a big hit, as was the Arroz con Camarones. We liked the classic and guava mojitos, cucumber not so much. Only one complaint: We were 1/2 hour late to be seated for our reservation though it looked like the table had been available all along!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unique menu, great cocktail list
    TravelingTexanVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Went on a Friday night with a group of 6 to celebrate a birthday. We all sampled different dishes and really enjoyed each of them, though the pork shoulder was a particular favorite. The caipirinhas were a big hit as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service!
    Nyteengale
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    This was my first visit to Mixto and it certainly won't be my last! I had dinner with a friend from out of town and we both really enjoyed the food. Our waiter was attentive, courteous, and professional, and the food was exceptional. We first ordered the Maduro Relleno, which was a ripe plantain with savory ground beef and melted cheese. It was delicious. We couldn't eat the entire plantain because we wanted to save room for the entrée. I had the Argentinian skirt steak while my friend had the Chilean sea bass. I couldn't believe how much I enjoyed eating a piece of meat. The fish also was moist and well flavored. All in all, it was a fantastic experience and I can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Negatively surprised
    Luv2winendine123
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    The food was awful. Very disappointed. I have eaten here before. Unfortunately , the quality and service is lacking.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Local Favorite, Minus the Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Mixto is easily one of my favorite restaurants in the neighborhood. The atmosphere combined with the food really make it a great dining experience. My last visit was only okay; service was incredibly slow and forgetful. It was an unusually hot day, and it took us asking our server multiple times to bring more water, napkins, sauces, etc. This was incredibly frustrating, and embarassing as some members of my party were out-of-towners and I raved on and on about how much I liked the establishment. Dissapointing. I understand everyone has an off day, and I'll likely return to Mixto, I would just appreciate better service in the future. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great brunch spot
    Hirudo
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great service. Our server, Avi, did an amazing job at being on too of all of tables. It is noteworthy that all servers were providing beyond adequate service. I highly recommend this venue for its food, friendly staff, and relaxed atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will dine again
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The food was good, fresh but 4 out of five entrees lacked seasoning. So fresh but no flavorful. Mixto is a little pricey. I will return to try again. When we went there was a DJ on the first floor, way too loud if you hope to have a conversation, sit upstairs!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • So Yummy!
    AMC75201VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We went for dinner on a Saturday night and had to wait 30 min, even though we had a reservation. We occupied our time at the bar with SANGRIA!!!! Which was delicious. The food was great filling and full of flavor. Just don't go with someone you are getting to know. It is SUPER LOUD.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    balletdancer4999
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Great experience, as usual, at Mixto. The food is amazing and the ambiance makes you feel like you're on vacation in the Caribbean.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food but a little loud.
    Seano
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We had awesome food and drink at Mixto. The service was phenomenal, and for what we paid for dinner it was totally worth it. The downside it was really loud and it was difficult to hold a conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect spot
    GetOut
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We attended a Forest Theater matinee and had picked this place online since it was nearby and had decent reviews and photos. What a lovely surprise to find it exceeded our hopes. We arrived early for our reservation and were seated promptly. The margarita and mojito offerings were vast and delicious. Good to be able to buy a pitcher, too. The waiter was very attentive throughout. The large sampler appetizer was really tasty/varied for 4 ($24) and quite filling. Two could share that for a dinner. Among us, we had scallops, lamb, and flank steak, all of which were delicious. The atmosphere was fun and inviting. The Latin music was lively but not too loud. Definitely get reservations. A winner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LOVE Mixto!
    Janie
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Great find..creative menu...delicious appetizers, entrees and salads! Loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always excellent
    SashimiGigglesVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I try something new every time I go to Mixto. The drinks are fabulous and they will customize to your preference. The ropa vieja is succulent. The paella is decadent and all of the seafood is perfect cooked. The service is prompt and courteous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food
    ALROVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Excellent latin food. The empanadas are the best!!!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Caught in the rain
    DineswithfriendsVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    So glad there was a table inside!!love my salad with ceviche. Good chicken soup. Perfect cubanita coffee. Nice combo of ethnic food with center city vibes
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect pre-Forrest Theatre spot
    rsta
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Great place for a fresh summer dinner before seeing Book of Mormon. Was worried reading some of the reviews about sluggish service below, but our appetizers and mains came right away. Order the guac with plaintain chips!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable experience
    sjthomas394VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    My boyfriend and I went for the first time last week. Loved it! Great ambience and wonderful service. Very spacious, they don't try to cram you in like some other restaurants do. It has 2 floors, we sat upstairs. The waiter was very knknowledgeable. They have an extensive drink list (order a pitcher of the cucumber mojito....yum)!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 18% gratuity added to parties of 4
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    My husband and I went to Mixto on a double date with my sister and her husband Friday night, so it was the 4 of us. Food was good but 18% gratuity was automatically added to our bill, so we almost tipped twice. We go out to dinner all the time in Philly and gratuity is never added for a party of 4. The server then said it was "optional" for them to add and that's it stated on the menu, so we asked to speak with the manager. Yes, it is stated on the menu that 18% gratuity is added to parties of 4 or more, but apparently it's still up to the server's discretion. We won't be returning, but if you choose to go, I suggest that you pay attention to your bill and don't tip twice.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing food
    dspreis
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We had a great dinner here. We had been here once for brunch last year and it was very good, so we decided to try it for dinner and it was even better. Very cool vibe and the food was so good. Will definitely return when we are in Philly again!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • jenny
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    the food is always very good, happy hour is too loud even when I reserved a table the persons next to us were really loud. I wanted more of a quiet table.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Such a pleasure!
    B1452
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Our first time - food was a great surprise, overall great experience!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bourgain
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Loud, loud, loud. No place to sit for brunch that is not "energetic" noise. Food fantastic. More of a party atmosphere on a Sunday morning, a hangover crowd, lots of early hour drinking. Because we do not drink, we noticed that the noise level was like being in a loud club. We'll go back for the food for dinner, when the atmosphere is more intimate.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Night
    TommyVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Mixto again provided us with a great night of food and laughs. We have been coming here for the past few years and have never had a disappointing experience. The staff are fantastic as is the food. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.