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  1. Distance: 0.93mi
  2. Distance: 1.77mi
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About La Cita

"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!

911 Marlton Pike
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mexican, Contemporary Mexican

Hours of Operation:
Lunch Hours; Monday- Saturday 11am-3pm
Dinner Hours: Monday- Sunday 4pm-10pm

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options

Phone Number:
(856) 375-2194

Website:
http://www.lacitaauthenticmexicanfood.com/

La Cita Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

3.9

value

4.7

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (5)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Good for Birthdays (2)
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Casual (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Spicy (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Fun (1)
Good for a Date (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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·Dined 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 !

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Delicious and authentic cuisine.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 28, 2017

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

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 13, 2017

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

Tags: Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 13, 2017

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

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

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

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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!

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 22, 2017

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 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.

Tags: Spicy, Local Ingredients, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Food here was fantastic! We went around 5:00PM and it wasn't incredibly busy. However, the wait staff was friendly and attentive and our food came out quick. Would absolutely visit again.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Cozy, Tapas, Quick Bite, Spicy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Food was just okay. Small restaurant with not very many tables. Overall appearance was casual I had a burito-carsada which was very bland. It was served with a little pile of shredded lettuce & diced tomstoes w/ a small dollop of quacamole that was also very bland. Very disappointed after reading the reviews which averaged 4.8. Wouldn't recommend to anyone whose ever had real authentic Mexican.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 18, 2017

We go here often for lunch and dinner. Food is great and staff is friendly

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Awesome, authentic Mexican food, great service, easy parking. If you want the real thing, this is the place to go!

Tags: Spicy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Great food and service. Authentic Mexican food choices. Don't be fooled by the location/appearance on the busy stretch of route 70.

Tags: Spicy, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Surprisingly great considering I never knew this restaurant was so near my home and that there was great food

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Best Mexican food around. I've tried several Mexican restaurants in Philadelphia and La Cita has the most authentic Mexican food around. The place is small but cozy and friendly. Staff is great and I always have a great time every time I go.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Fun, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Service was slow but overall expected because it was Cinco de Mayo. I was disappointed in the guacamole in taste and price. But the entrees were delicious. Great that it's a BYOB. Very pleasant staff. Will go again.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 29, 2017

We go to LaCita pretty often. This is our favorite Mexican restaurant ...very authentic and the staff is awesome. Love the food , service and BYOB. Enjoy!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 23, 2017

This is our second time to La Cita and both times we've loved it. From the outside, it might not be much to look at, but don't let that you dissuade, since inside it's nice and the food is great. I've been to most of the Mexican restaurants in the area (and Mexican food is one of my favorites) and this place is the best of them. It's not your typical 'tex-mex' style (though you'll still find familiar options if that's the only Mexican food you know), but rather the food is much more authentic and made with fresh ingredients - and the taste is amazing.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 22, 2017

One of our favorite local spots.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Great food - small dining area so peak hours are cramped and best to make a reservation

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 18, 2017

We have been to La Cita multiple times. The first time there, I tried the Fiesta Mexicana and loved it so much that I have never ordered anything else. My companion has ordered something different each time and, while she preferred some over others, she did like them all. The complimentary chips are among the best I've ever had, but I recommend sticking to the outstanding tomatillo salsa that they provide. The other, a pinkish-orange salsa, is like liquid fire, most suitable for those who would enjoy munching on fresh habanero peppers.
It is small; though they will take walk-ins, a recommendation is highly recommended. It is also BYOB. You can bring your beer or wine and, if you bring tequila, they will provide (for a fee) the mixer to make your own margaritas.
In the past year, we have ben to four different Mexican restaurants, one of which was good, but is out of business. Of the other three, the food here is not only very good, but also the most consistently good. I wish I could say the same of the other two.
Service is the perfect blend of attentiveness, but not overbearing. They always have made me feel as though, more than anything, they are there to make sure our experience is outstanding.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Comfort Food, Spicy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Food is good, a little pricey than expected, specially for the appetizers.

Tags: Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 13, 2017

Awesome as always. Menu changed a little and everything is always fresh and tastes great. This time we tried the samplers to get a broader taste of what they offered and we were stuffed.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 25, 2017

Love it. Our favorite Mexican restaurant. Small, intimate. Fabulous authentic cuisine. BYOB and no corking charge

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Spicy
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 (Columbus)·Dined on January 14, 2017

WE have been here several times, the food is always outstanding and the waitstaff are always great. I would recommend reservations.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 13, 2017

We have eaten here several times and have never been disappointed. This IS the best Mexican food we have ever eaten. Very unique and different and enjoyable. The Staff is friendly and prices are reasonable. Try the specials as well as the menu items. The Aztec Molcajetes (I hope I got that right) will keep you coming back to try something else. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do ....

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for a Date, Outstanding Value, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 21, 2016

This is a "real" Mexican restaurant that has the moxy not to smother everything in cheese and to offer options prepared in the style that the family would have in Mexico. This doesn't mean gourmet, but it does mean Mexican food with tastes different than the run-of-the-mill chain restaurants. It is a small place with free parking along side it. They make terrific soups which are quite enjoyable during cold winter days.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 10, 2016

Fantastic! Food is always delicious. Service is spot on. Owner is delightful.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 29, 2016

First timer ~ food was very good. Not a very big or fancy place .... definitely a neighborhood gem.

Tags: Casual, Outstanding Value, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2016

We come here when we want good Mexican food with no pretensions or hype. Okay, lets be honest - we come for the Tacos Al Pastor, which are amazing, but everything else we've tried has impressed us with fresh ingredients and authentic flavors. Last night the special empanadas queso were simple but delicious. There is nothing fancy about this place - service is hit or miss, decor is ho hum - but the lack of frills and polish are forgiven once you start tasking what the kitchen turns out. They also have the best flan in all of South Jersey.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 15, 2016

I really wanted to like LaCita. We tried a variety of dishes. Liked the especiale (cheese empanadas) but disappointed in the Chile's rellanos (a favorite Mexican dish of ours). Very bland. Also...Our server asked us to stand up and move our table 2 feet over while we were eating so to move another table in next to us. And when we asked for hard shells for our fahitas our waitress rolled her eyes and said it may take "a while" then a minute later brought us a plate of of hard shelled tortillas but you couldn't open them to fill them because they were too hard. We laughed about it but unfortunately won't be back. And know I try to find the silver lining in things... Not this time. Sorry LaCita.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 15, 2016

This was our second visit and was as good as the first. Authentic Mexican food and overall dining experience makes this a must place to go. looking to forward to more frequent visits.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Outstanding Value, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Casual
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 2, 2016

I drive past this place daily and had never been. I only heard good things. I met a friend. there. The service was a bit slow at points (probably partially my friend's fault for taking awhile to decide) but they were very friendly. The food was very good and authentic. I plan to return

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 30, 2016

Food is always great! Portions are perfect and always fresh. Best tamales around !

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 25, 2016

Consistently fabulous food and service!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 20, 2016

Authentic Mexican cuisine in a nicely appointed dining room at fair prices. Service is friendly and attentive. Need to customize your entree order? No problem; they are happy to accommodate your requests. BYOB.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 17, 2016

I was not a good night there.

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