La Cita

4.6
433 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
"La Cita" the meaning for "a date" is exactly who we are! We are a great place to enjoy great food, family and friends. Our traditional delights are made from scratch including our pastries. If you have never tried our "Molcajetes" which are served on a hot lava rock with chicken, shrimp and steak with our housemade chipotle, or our Plato Placero which is served with chorizo, spiced pork, chicken and salted beef, you are missing something special! We are a BYOB establishment, so feel free to bring your favorite bottle! Come meet our family and enjoy our tradition!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 433 people are saying
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vipjules
Philadelphia
68 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Gracias!

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ShanD023
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Burria tacos ever!!!

FD
vipFussyDiner
Philadelphia
76 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Not your typical tex-mex style food. More authentic Mexican. Good variety of choices. Everything was served hot and fresh.

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Jetty
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Food was great, service was really off that night, and we were the only table seated.

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vipHerb
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This meal was great as usual. 5 stars every visit.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food that was authentic Mexican! Our 3rd visit and did not disappoint. Highly recommend!

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vipHerb
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our #1 stop for Mexican food. Wonderful food at a reasonable price prepared the way we like it. We will continue to be regular patrons.

HLK

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birthdaydinnergals
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great dinner! Happy to find a local place to support!

j
vipjules
Philadelphia
69 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service - wonderful time with the family. Thank you 😊

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was so good. Probably the Best authentic Mexican I’ve had

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vipHerb
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food excellent service

MP
vipMaryP
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful tasting of Mexico here in South Jersey

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We order from La Cita all the time and they never disappoint. Fantastic food!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LaCita is BY FAR the BEST Mexican food that I have ever had. The abundant vegetables were prepared perfectly, the fajitas sizzled, the nachos were a perfect portion and so beautifully authentic that my daughter and I both agreed that we will be craving them often. My husband had a rich lentil soup and there were innumerable gluten-free options. I doubt that I will return to Cherry Hill often but when I do, LaCita will absolutely be my go-to dinner spot.

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KARENM
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have celiacs and their gluten free options were great and staff was wonderful about keeping my food safe

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

The soup tasted like Campbells tomato soup. The main dishes took a long time in coming. The servers are friendly. Was hoping for a better meal.

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vipayackle
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great dinner at La Cita - loved that the menu had traditional Mexican dishes along with some unique and seasonal specials. It’s byob so I felt like we had a great meal for a great price. I saw some people complained about wait times in prior reviews, but everything was running quickly on a busy Saturday night with friendly service.

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HeidiZ
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best! The food is always fresh, prepared to impress your palate. We love LaCita.

j
vipjules
Philadelphia
69 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service was much better, the wait wasn'tas long - they seem to do a lot of take out business ehich interferes with guests dining in. Food is great, we celebrated my daughter's birthday.

MS
MelissaS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Food was dry. When asked for Tres

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vipmoish
Philadelphia
171 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Appetizer was good, ordered skirt stead for my wife, this and tasty, i ordered snapper with veggies, it came with skin on, curled up with the skin on the inside, difficult to get the meat off of the skin and enjoy the fish, not my cup of tea. Not in a hurry to go back.

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vipSinigirl
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistent and delicious!

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vipjules
Philadelphia
69 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food is amazing however we waited over an hour for our food which was frustrating. They had a lot of take out orders to fulfill but wish we had have known prior. Food is very tasty and it saved the night

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Chris
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing authentic Mexican food with the best hot sauce!

KT
KTMLZL
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience1

We have been here two times in the last month. The first was better than the second but not excellent by any means. There is only one waitress and she also has to handle takeout orders. So the service was slow. Food was better the first time. Second time was tasteless, and over cooked.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time here. Yareli pwas so sweet & friendly. She made great recommendations. Everything was absolutely delicious! We’ll go back again to try the other dishes.

JS
JenniferS
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

No seasoning to the food. Wasted $100 on dinner for 3. Took 2 hours to get food and eat. Won't go back.

FD
vipFoodieDeb
Philadelphia
178 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, fresh food. Love that it’s BYO

AT
AnthonyT
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very authentic food, clean and pleasant atmosphere, was very happy experience

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
19 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very loud but very good!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food wish they had booze

YK
vipYatinK
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and amazing service. Great place.

FD
vipFoodieDeb
Philadelphia
178 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding! Great service. The three of us ordered different meals and we were raving about all of them! Can't wait to go back and try more.

BN
BonnieN
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious real Mexican food. Fresh ingredients, skillfully prepared.

DG
vipDnG2013
Philadelphia
74 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always fabulous and service is always great!

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vipStepsite
Philadelphia
346 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We dined here at least 150 times prior the pandemic and just returned to the area after a year away. Our return meal was fantastic. This family-owned restaurant stays true to its roots by serving traditional Mexican cuisine. It’s prices are reasonable and it is BYOB. The ceviche was delicious and the guacamole is always a standout. We had a shrimp empanada special that was elevated. We both had red snapper, one from the standard menu and one a special. We thoroughly enjoyed both - with came with a salad or soup as well as sides of black beans and rice. Our server was very nice and attentive. Just simply another very nice dining experience at La Cita.

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vipJesh
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing, service was a little slow but for the taste of food wait was worth.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great value for your money! The service was amazing! Our waitress came to our table regularly to check on us and was very attentive. Guacamole and enchiladas were great, and the churros were the best I’ve ever had. I have never been here before and will definitely be back.

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vipHerb
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Food
Excellent Service
Excellent Value
Excellent Parking Lot

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from La Cita using the Order Online button. La Cita also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (856) 375-2194.

La Cita is rated 4.6 stars by 433 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.