Mon–Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Daily 4:00 pm–9:30 pm
La Cita, as always, was marvelous! Food is exceptional!
We have been to La Cita a number of times, and it never disappoints. Although it has been awhile since we were last in, that is only because we think of going often as we are driving by - and it's obvious the parking lot and restaurant look full. We remembered OpenTable and made a reservation and BAM! it was just a great as we remembered, and the place really does get full quicly. For a small cafe, they turn out authentic and delicious Mexican food quickly and it is plated nicely. Service could not be better - from clearing empty plates, refilling water glasses and checking to see you are happy - it was a great experience all the way around. Of note: I tried the soup special, Lamb, not knowing what to expect. It was a light red base, slightly spicy, with ground lamb and chickpeas (or garbanzo beans if you prefer) in the broth. Flavorful and left me wanting more!
La Cita is frankly one of the best restaurants period. the food is so good. I have yet to find something on the menu i don't like. AMAZING
always a reliable favorite of our friends and family. A hidden gem
I've previously given La Cita a great review, and I continue to come here fairly often, but one thing that I don't like about La Cita is the inconsistency in what's included. For example, the complementary chips and salsa are always a gamble; sometimes you get them, sometimes you don't; some tables get them, some tables won't. Or another example: with the steak entrees, sometimes it includes a jalapeno pepper, more often not (though the menu lists it in the description).
The food is great, so it keeps me coming back, but hopefully they can be more consistent.
La Cita was great; we would go again. The food was amazing.
Excellent food and reasonable priced for lunch!
First time going to this very authentic BYOB restaurant. My spouse ordered the 5 tacos and shared one with me. I am a fan of tacos de lengua and it was prepared great here. Also tried cactus salad seasoned perfectly. I ordered the soaps de marcosios, a seafood soup. It was loaded with seafood and very tasty. I would recommend this little gem but only if you want the real deal; it’s not a Mexican fast food joint.
Great meal and wonderful service! We will be back!
Good delicious! Wait staff friendly and just an overall cool place! The Slow Roasted Yucatán Pork and the La Cita combo app were excellent this visit! Never change, La Cita....never change!!
Growing up in Southern California, and living in Texas for 3 years I believe I know my Mexican food. La Cita is the best Mexican I have had in both South Jersey, and Philadelphia. If you looking for authentic Mexican this is the place to go. My father-in-law lives in North Jersey, and says it's the best Mexican in New Jersey period. You must have their tamales, and their supreme nachos.
Excellent authentic food! Wonderful staff too! Good size portions. Would definitely recommend and will be back!
Great food, great service. Great value for this awesome BYOB.
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.
love la cita! Dine there often. The staff an food always good. Small quaint surroundings with authentic delicious food.
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.
Super authentic and very good, prices are very cheap for the quality of food!
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.
Amazing authentic Mexican. Everything was delicious!!
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.
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.
Food is always delicious!
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.
Ok...hands down BEST MEXICAN FOOD EVER and anywhere...including MEXICO!
Great little place for authentic Mexican food.
Authentic food but Not your ordinary faire. Really good!!
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.
Food is delicious!!!!! Friendly staff. Highly recommended for authentic Mexican food. Will definitely go back.
Wonderful food! Everything was delicious and so fresh!
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 :(
Small, authentic and delicious.
Bring a bottle of wine or beer and prepare yourself for a great dinner.
Reservations are very helpful!
Food was dry and bland. Worse tacos I have ever had. I am a from Texas and this was horrible.
Great food. Good ambiance!
First but not last time eating here.. the food was very enjoyable and nicely presented! Had a good time!
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 .
The food was excellent, very authentic! Service was great! I will definitely be going back!
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.
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.
The food is authentic and marvelous. The service is excellent. Highly recommended.
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.