La Cita

4.1
210 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
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  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
  • Comfort Food
"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!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican, Contemporary Mexican
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Mon–Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Dinner
Daily 4:00 pm–9:30 pm
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Phone number
(856) 375-2194
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Neighborhood
Additional
BYO Wine, Gluten-free Menu, Takeout
Reviews from verified diners
210 reviews
4.1 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
53%
Very Good
28%
Good
2%
Fair
9%
Poor
9%
4.2
food
3.9
service
3.6
ambience
4.3
value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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GB
5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great food, great service. Great value for this awesome BYOB.

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OT
2.0Dined on July 3, 2018

Food was just OK, long wait & my daughter's meal came out 15 minutes after the family got served. In all fairness it looked like they were short staffed. Not my favorite for Mexican cuisine.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

love la cita! Dine there often. The staff an food always good. Small quaint surroundings with authentic delicious food.

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2.0Dined on July 1, 2018

I have been here a couple times before and liked it from my previous experiences. It is a BYO, food always decent. I made a later reservation to let them know someone was coming. There were two tables when we arrived. One left shortly after we ordered. Someone else came in and ordered after us but got his food first and was out the door soon after we just started eating. I would say the food took about 35-40 to arrive. We even had to ask about it because they checked a few times if we were okay but no mention of why the food was taking so long. The place was no busy so unsure why it took so long. Neither of us were in love with the food. No issues with the food. Tasted good but didn't seem like it was their best showing. I potentially return but next time someone asks me where to go for Mexican, I will mention La Cita but will mention my experience. I do like this place, just didn't have a good experience this time around.

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A
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Super authentic and very good, prices are very cheap for the quality of food!

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AM
2.0Dined on June 23, 2018

The food was not as good as usual, however, the service was non existent and food very slow to come out. Our waitress had to be flagged down and asked for everything. Not sure we’ll return.

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TK
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Amazing authentic Mexican. Everything was delicious!!

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S
4.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Great food that is well prepared and not swamped in cheese or canned salsa. They seem to cook as if in Mexico. Definitely worth a try. Guacamole is good.

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J
1.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Service was very slow despite having a reservation. Not friendly. Our appetizer was good. But it was nearly an hour later before our dinner came and our kids were starving. We tried to get their attention Several times to ask if they could at least bring the kids food out because it was fairly simple – nachos and quesadilla. But they would not make eye contact with us and didn’t stop by that entire time. When our food finally came, it was incredibly bland and some of it was overcooked. They never stopped back to check on us. We will most certainly not be returning – especially with so many other Mexican restaurants in the area.

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DG
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Food is always delicious!

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4.0Dined on May 29, 2018

This is a rare non-chain, family owned Mexican BYOB that serves food in the style they are in Mexico and not smothered in cheap cheese as other alternatives. It is small and service can be slow, but if you are not rushed for time we recommend you try LaCita. Great value for the money and the special daily menu additions this year have been consistently delicious.

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LP
5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Ok...hands down BEST MEXICAN FOOD EVER and anywhere...including MEXICO!

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OT
5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Great little place for authentic Mexican food.

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PK
5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Authentic food but Not your ordinary faire. Really good!!

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OT
1.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Waited 30 minutes to get our drinks, almost 45 min for a plate of Nachos, but our main entrees came out almost 5min after we ordered them. The food, while sounding interesting on the menu, is highly disappointing and dissatisfying. You can get better authentic Mexican by learning and cooking the receipies yourself at home.

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LS
5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Food is delicious!!!!! Friendly staff. Highly recommended for authentic Mexican food. Will definitely go back.

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MM
5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Wonderful food! Everything was delicious and so fresh!

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OT
2.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We have dined here several times and were very surprised by our unhappy experience last night. When we arrived we were not greeted by anyone for almost 5 minutes because every employee was in the kitchen. The restaurant had only two other parties in the dining room so it was not because it was busy. When someone did come out they never apologized for the wait and acted very disinterested in service in general. We know this is not normally how we are treated here so I'm hoping it was just an "off night". We waited an excessive time for each of our courses to arrive and although our appetizer was prepared incorrectly no one came out of the kitchen to ask about it so we just ate it as it was because we were hungry and didn't want to wait longer for some food. When we mentioned the error to the waitress when she cleared the dish she just shrugged her shoulders and walked away. The rest of the meal was prepared correctly but did take an excessive time to arrive -especially considering that by that time we were the only people left in the restaurant. We did observe that this was also a change from our previous visits - normally the restaurant is pretty crowded on a Friday night- so maybe this decline in service and indifferent attitude has hurt their business. I hope not as we had previously enjoyed the restaurant but I think we won't be in a hurry to go back :(

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B
4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Small, authentic and delicious.
Bring a bottle of wine or beer and prepare yourself for a great dinner.
Reservations are very helpful!

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OT
1.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Food was dry and bland. Worse tacos I have ever had. I am a from Texas and this was horrible.

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OT
4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great food. Good ambiance!

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D
5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

First but not last time eating here.. the food was very enjoyable and nicely presented! Had a good time!

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4.0Dined on March 7, 2018

We had a wonderful entrée. Try the shrimp molcajaeta - a lava bowl full of molten spicey cheese with large shrimp. It’s perfect for a cold night. It’s served with tortillas, rice, beans and avocado .

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OT
5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

The food was excellent, very authentic! Service was great! I will definitely be going back!

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CM
5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Really enjoyed this restaurant. The outside is not very impressive but as soon as you walk in, you feel warm and welcomed. Friendly service, good food, good prices, and great atmosphere.

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SE
5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

I've been meaning to try La Cita for a long time. I was delighted that every table was full, so I'm glad I had a reservation.

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

The food is authentic and marvelous. The service is excellent. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Growing up in California, and living in El Paso, TX, when I was younger I feel like I know Mexican. La Cita is authentic, and misting importantly delicious. The only Mexican my family eats in both South Jersey, and Philly, and the best around.

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

La Cita is a charming Mexican restaurant. The menu offers lots of choices. Everything I have eaten here has always been delicious. The service is great (sometimes slow) and the servers are always accommodating and friendly.

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MN
5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

We have been here many times. Great and spicy food and great value. BYOB. Beer is fine but we usually bring wine. Service is sweet but not cloying. Authentic !

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OT
4.0Dined on November 12, 2017

Delicious and authentic cuisine.

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RI
5.0Dined on November 4, 2017

What a terrific neighborhood find! Don’t tell anybody! We want to be able to get in next time!

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5.0Dined on October 28, 2017

Consistently fabulous food... Awesome service! This place is a total gem!

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SJ
4.0Dined on October 13, 2017

This was my second time dining at La Cita. We ordered traditional Mexican cuisine items and enjoyed everything thoroughly.

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OT
4.0Dined on October 13, 2017

Low key atmosphere. BOYB & very good authentic Mexican food! Will be returning for value & quality!

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C
5.0Dined on September 15, 2017

The best Mexican food ever. Truly authentic. Very highly recommended!

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S
4.0Dined on August 31, 2017

Consistently good food prepared in more traditional ways of the family that runs this restaurant. Don't expect everything to be smothered in cheese, it's not chain. As cold weather approaches, try their soup of the day - they do a great job offering items not typically seen on menus and often don't use cream and otherwise keep them healthy. They are consistently tasty and worth a try.

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T
4.0Dined on August 11, 2017

WE visit often. The food is consistently good. For the price the portions are BIG so I end up taking some home!

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2017

Delicious, very atttentive server! Will. Certainly go Back!

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2017

We were in Camden County on an errand and wanted to try a new Mexican restaurant. This was excellent with a wide range of menu options and wonderfully prepared food. Portions were large enough to take home a lunch for another day. BYOB made it very economical.

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