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LaCita is a small (10 tables) neighborhood restaurant that serves authentic Mexican food. We visited on their busiest night since they have been open, and the service was a little slow, but our server did continue to check on us, and give us updates on how the meal prep was coming along. Our meal began with a selection of Mexican soft drinks. We tried the guacamole, and it was exceedingly fresh and very tasty. I had the Pollo Encanto, which I highly recommend -- grilled chicken breasts served over grilled vegetables with a topping of refried beans, cheese and Tomatillo salsa -- Delish! My companion had the Chicken Mole Enchiladas which came with excellent and very authentic mole sauce. We will definitely be returning.
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Authentic Mexican food in Cherry Hi
Small and lovely place. The food is all fresh ingredients and the most traditional Mexican food I have found in this area. The great thing for me is that they are two blocks from where I live!! Will let my friends and family know what a great place this is!!
5/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time here. It was pretty good stuff. We had the Queso Fundido as an appetizer. That was really good.
The Carne Asada and Fiesta Mexicana were our main courses. Both very good although my beans came out cold.
We tried their Tres Leches for dessert. Much different than I'd ever had it, but it was very tasty. Fresh fuit in the middle of it.
I reluctantly click the kid-friendly tag. It's not what I am looking for, but at least half of the limited tables had kids present. Made for a loud atmosphere. Not sure how often that happens. My guess is it being up against a neighborhood probably draws those families quite often.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall Good but needs a few change
The food at La Cita was exceptional; the nacho appetizer was really tasty, and my shrimp & grilled veggie fajita entree was delicious. Two problems: Service was frienly bu a little slow. We got there at 6 and didn't get out until after 7, causing us to miss our movie. I expected the service at a place as small as this to be quicker. The other issue was the AC, or rather lack of it. It was a rather hot day, and it was pretty warm inside. I'm not usually affected by that (my wife is), but even I was uncomfortably warm. It started to cool down just as we were leaving. Not sure if they turned the AC down or if it got cooler as some people finished and left. Neither issue is enough to prevent me from going back, as the food was great!
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
My dinner at La Cita
I am a Mexican American who by culture knows the Mexican food very well. Usually when I go to Mexican resturaunts I find only one or two things that are worthy of being called " Authentic Mexican food". At La Cita, I found everything on their menu to be worthy of that name. Prices were unbelievable (cheap). Service was good, especially due to their over packing of the resturaunt. Which leads me to the only two things I saw wrong here. This place is tiny and if you go on a hot and busy day, you will not feel the air conditioner. I don't blame them for being tiny, I think what happen is that they were expecting to be a small resturaunt that might struggle. Instead their making it big and soon I think they will expand! Either way you must go!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Authentic Mexican Cuisine
La Cita is a small cafe located on Route 70 in the Erlton Section of Cherry Hill. A parking lot right next door makes it easy to visit. The decor is cheerful with bright colors on the walls and festive contemporary Mexican music playing throughout the dining room. I give special kudos for the ultra-clean flatware on the table; it was the cleanest restaurant ware I've seen in years. The menu has the usual offerings (tacos, enchiladas, quesadillas, etc) and our entrees were delicious albeit spicy. Tortilla chips are homemade, as are the Horchatas (both excellent, by the way). Prices are average for the area. Our dinner for two including beverages and a guacamole appetizer was $30. Worth mentioning: this restaurant is BYOB. We'll be back!
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
no tex-mex here
my cousin,who was with me,is the mexican food expert. she states the food has the same flavor,appearence and smell that her neighbors,who were mexican, prepared in their kitchen when she lived in california. the food was made for your pallet. server was sure to ask if you wanted food spicy or mild. server was knowledgable of preparation and ingredients. ambience was of a neighborhood resturant.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great authentic Mexican food!
Great authentic Mexican food! Food was freshly prepared. The queso fondido was delicious as was our dinners and tequila ice cream for dessert. Service was fast & friendly! Will definitely return!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Mexican restaurant that
Best Mexican restaurant that we have encountered to date. Food was exceptional, restaurant staff was delightful and helpful!
We can't wait for a return visit to try other entrees. The desserts were wonderful-especially the chocolate cheesecake
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good but need to try again soon...
When we visited it was a busy Sunday and the staff seemed rushed and preoccupied. Food was good. I had a basic chicken burrito and it was just basic, not bad just basic. I do not recall what my wife ordered but the staff was particular to ask about the spice heat level she preferred as hot can be too spicy for many.
Overall our experience as good, staff was wonderful and plesent but would like to try again and maybe ask for menu recommendations.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food is fantastic
The food here is very authentic and delicious. Their horchata is some of the best I have had. The food takes a little time to come out, but it is always worth it.
8/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
If you like Mexican food....
La Cita is a Mexican food treasure right in our own Cherry Hill backyard. I had driven by it several times but never considered eating there, despite my affinity for Mexican food. That turned out to be a big mistake once I found out how great it is when I had dinner there with friends Saturday night. The service was terrific and the food delicious. Hearing that it was our first time there, our server made some great recommendations and answered many questions. We all had different varieties of the mojachetes after gorging ourselves on an appetizer sampler platter. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. We will definitely be back!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
A fantastic time at an authentic Mexican Restaurant in Cherry Hill. Loved everything.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
If you want authentic Mexican food, this little place in cherry hill is the place to go.
When everyone else dining appears to be Hispanic, you know this place must serve real down home food.
I had a dish that had chicken, steak and shrimp served in a hot hot hot lava bowl with flavorful tomato sauce and cheese. This was served with home made corn tortillas and black beans, rice and guac on the side.
My wife had a shrimp dish that was spicy!!!!! She loved it.
The shrimp, steak and chicken were all cooked perfectly.
We look forward to going back again!
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a great experience! We
What a great experience! We had real authentic Mexican food. I highly recommend the hot lava bowl with shrimp- it had jumbo shrimp in a savory sauce bubbling with flavor. Side dishes were delicious also. My husband's fajitas were yummy also.
Would definitely return soon.
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Local Mexican
This is a small BYOB that produces consistently good food. If you like Mexican, you should give it a try. It is homestyle, nothing overly fancy or exotic, just fresh and good basic Mexican standards - that most Mexican restaurants don't get right!
10/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good and authentic
Good authentic Mexican food when you are in the mood to get away from the chains. Service was fast.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great local spot
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
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM