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Xilantro

3.8
420 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

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About

Xilantro serves authentic Mexican cuisine with a menu that offers a blend of traditional Mexican favorites with updated twists. Some of the most well-known dishes at Xilantro include crema conde, salmon Veracruz, enchiladas, pepito and burritos. In addition to the extensive lunch and dinner menus, customers are welcome to try a drink from the extensive bar menu. This consists of a variety of signature drinks and cocktails, as well as wine and beer options.

Guests of Xilantro are invited to enjoy their meals either inside the casual and inviting dining room, or out on the sun-filled patio. The dining room offers both table and booth seating, complete with sophisticated, dimmed lighting, a large bar and modern finishings. The overall atmosphere of the restaurant is laid-back and entertaining.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican
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Hours of operation
Lunch:

Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:30pm





Dinner:


Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Monday: 3:30pm - 9:00pm

Tuesday - Thursday: 3:30pm - 10:00pm

Friday & Saturday: 3:30pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(484) 580-8415
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
Off-site catering is available. Call the restaurant for more information.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Lancaster Ave
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Parking details
Many parking facilities surround the Restaurant such as the Wayne train station or street metered parking.
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Public transit
There is a public transit stop only one block from the Wayne train station which makes the commute to Xilantro very easy.
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Entertainment

Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.8based on all time ratings
3.9
food
4.0
service
3.8
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1.0Dined on March 26, 2016

We took 5 people there for dinner witch you confirmed at 7:30 on 3/24 and the restaurant was out of business. That's not acceptable.

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2.0Dined on February 20, 2016

We were there with a larger group and had a great time together, even though the food and service were disappointing. We all enjoyed the decor. The bar area is nicely done. It is quite loud. Drinks were ok, not the best margarita in the world. I agree with other reviewers that the guac app was small, but tasty. When the food arrived, my husband's meal was not warm. He was not impressed with the taste. The Grouper, which they say is one of their top dishes, was overly salted, so missed the mark, but was cooked well otherwise. There are many better, less expensive, Mexican restaurants in the area.

But, what was most frustrating was the service. We were all so thirsty! They weren't attentive to filling our water glasses and we had to practically flag down our server for drinks. That's not good for customers or for business. Towards the end of our meal, our server simply seemed to forget we were there. I read one review where someone complained about the 20% service charge for large groups and now I understand why someone would complain about that.

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2.0Dined on February 20, 2016

First of all we got mojitos, marhueritas & virgin margueritas. The virgin margueritas tasted tart & powdery. A couple of us being former bartenders, we were very disappointed in these signature mexican drinks being so bad. There's were 6 of us & we were charged a 20% gratuity on our bill! The service was far from deserving of 20%!! Our water glasses never got refilled unless we asked, which happened repeatedly. Our server, tho pleasant enough,

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2016

The food was great. It was very fresh, flavorful and better than most Mexican restaurants. But the service is what made this place better than most of the restaurants I go to for a night out.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2016

Every item on the table had its unique flavor and taste. Though the menu was small with limited choices but it had something for everyone!

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3.0Dined on January 30, 2016

Unfortunately it took 25min to get our table, another 20min to get a server and 20 min to get a drink at the bar. Great food, service was a little lacking though.

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3.0Dined on January 18, 2016

We were at Xilantro for brunch on a miserable weather day. It was empty! Very bright and pleasant. Two courses for $9.99. Several soups, salads and main courses. Food was good, but a little bland for a Mexican restaurant.

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2015

Our group spent a nice evening enjoying good food, drink , and service at Xilantro. It's worth a visit. We have been there many times.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2015

The restaurant was very accommodating of our last minute large group and provided great food and service on New Year's Eve. We had a wonderful time!

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2015

It wasn't cheap, but no one in our large party was disappointed with any of the appetizers, drinks, or dishes

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4.0Dined on December 18, 2015

let's start with what is really very good--grouper, sangria, made-to-order guacomole dip, corn chowder. other dishes are fine including any of the enchiladas and chicken with pork. staff are nice, but this visit's was inexperienced with the menu and with service style--that is unusual, as staff have been very experienced and knowledgeable in the past.

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3.0Dined on November 17, 2015

I've been to Xilantro many times and the food and service is always very good. However, my pet peeve is the service charge that restaurants routinely drop onto the bill for parties of 6 or more, and Xilantro added 20% to the bill's total, including alcohol and tax, which I think is excessive. My total tab was over $500, which means I had to pay about $100 just for the pleasure of walking through the door.

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5.0Dined on November 13, 2015

Quiet fall night. We've been here when it was more bustling but the slower pace was great for talking to the bartender. This may be the best grilled octopus in the area. Awesome food as usual. Not inexpensive but the quality makes it worth splurging.

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3.0Dined on November 13, 2015

Felt like we were in NYC or LA/Westwood neighborhood. The atmosphere was good. I was, however, disappointed with the amount of guac that we got with our Guac appeitizer.

but all in all, nice experience.

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2.0Dined on November 7, 2015

While are food was pretty good, I thought the service for the time between getting our food and being put in front of us was slow. We arrived 10 minutes early on a Saturday evening at 6:05. They were gracious and seated us right away. That said, we didn't order anything complex or challenging. The Guacamole was very tasty and the Pollo Mignon was very good. It shouldn't have taken us almost 1.5 hours to get out of there at that hour.

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3.0Dined on November 2, 2015

We had a group dinner here and enjoyed the food - a chef-selected compilation of appetizers, really good guacamole and fresh chips, and excellent enchiladas. The grilled octopus was a little tough and lacking in flavor. Nice marguerite selection and decent wine (small selection).

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4.0Dined on October 30, 2015

Overall it was a great meal. I was disappointed in the quac & salsa, but the specialty items like the ceviche trio and the main dishes were excellent. Not a typical burrito and fajitas place at all. Well done.

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5.0Dined on October 8, 2015

The service was excellent. Margarita was on the ball and made our experience delightful. She was quick to take our orders and allowed us time between courses to relax. The food was tasty.

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3.0Dined on October 6, 2015

Service was very slow (experienced same the last two times I was here for lunch) and several of the meals were dry and tasteless. When we commented to the waiter, when we could finally get his attention, he said that's the way it is. I asked for extra sour cream and guacamole to add some flavor and he said they would have to charge for the guacamole! We were there for a special celebration with family and friends so I didn't want to challenge the waiter but I thought that was ridiculous! We will not be back!

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4.0Dined on September 19, 2015

A popular neighbor gem in the heart of the main line. Service was prompt and top notch, food quickly delivered, and presented expertly. Not an old fashioned Tex-mex place, but nice Mexican themed fish and meat dishes. We will return.

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3.0Dined on September 11, 2015

We often dine here, only when we can sit outside, too noisy inside. Like the small plates & guacamole.
Drinks are good, entrees too expensive. Service is usually great.

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5.0Dined on September 9, 2015

Everyone is friendly, knowledgeable and food is amazing!

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2.0Dined on September 5, 2015

Went on a holiday weekend. Service was fine, drinks satisfactory. The food was not bad but completely uninspired. Variations on conventional dishes (chile relleno) really didn't work. Octopus though nicely cooked had bland chimichurria accompaniment. Certainly not worth the price and nothing to recommend it from the visit.

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2.0Dined on August 29, 2015

Food wasn't terrible but found it to be subpar in comparison to center city/east passyunk restaurants. Server was friendly but slow. Drinks were super expensive with barely any alcohol in them.

We live in the city and definitely would not travel back for this place. Matador had much better drinks.

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4.0Dined on August 28, 2015

Intriguing small plate & entree choices. The seafood enchiladas were drenched in yummy Mole. Del Mar Salade--very good. Guacamole--exceptional.

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4.0Dined on August 19, 2015

Great fish tacos! Thirst quenching margaritas and palomas.

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3.0Dined on July 31, 2015

Nothing great, nothing special...we like Matador across the street better.

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1.0Dined on July 24, 2015

Service was barely existent

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4.0Dined on July 11, 2015

A little pricey but all food well done and very tasty. Margaritas were great but not very strong which feels like a little bit of a downer...

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3.0Dined on July 11, 2015

Our service was poor. We asked for separate checks and were assured we would have them. However, when our checks came the total had simply been divided by three. As we each had different orders, different prices, we were not pleased. One of us ordered a white wine but by the time it came she had finished dinner. (Our waitress also brought a red wine, not white.) Our wait person was very sweet but a little overwhelmed by the crowd. I would suggest more wait staff for a totally pleasant experience.

This was not my first time at Xilantro. My other experiences were positive.

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4.0Dined on June 24, 2015

We went for happy hour. The bartender was friendly and accomodating.

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5.0Dined on June 18, 2015

Great people and great food. Margarita is a really good server. We will come back!

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4.0Dined on June 11, 2015

enjoyed our table of 10 celebration. excellent service and food

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3.0Dined on June 10, 2015

Extremely slow service. Have dined before and wasn't so disappointed. This time the food was just "okay" and the service was poor.

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3.0Dined on May 16, 2015

The staff clearly was not prepared for a gaggle of post Villanova graduation revelers. Our waiter said as much as if it was a justifiable excuse for uneven service. Fortunately we had much more memorable meals at nearby competitors during our weekend long celebration. Figure it out next year. It's not rocket science.

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4.0Dined on May 10, 2015

Good food and great margaritas!

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2015

Really enjoyed my first visit to this restaurant. The food was yummy!! We had a bar tender that was super nice and made great drinks! Loved the outdoor eating as well. I will definitely be returning!

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2.0Dined on May 5, 2015

I went to Xilantro with two of my coworkers for Cinco de Mayo. WE reviewed the menu on Open Table and made a reservation for 12:30. After receiving the menu we noticed that Xilantro had changed their menu for Cinco de Mayo to a limited menu. This was upsetting as we had our minds set on items that weren't listed on the limited menu. Service was also extremely slow. We did not end up leaving the restaurant until 2:20. I understand it was a busy day for them, but they knew it would be a busy day and I felt they were not prepared at all. This was my first visit to Xilantro and I am pretty sure I will not be back for a second visit.

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2015

Wonderful tasty dinner, the Restaurant Week menu was perfect and delicious. Highly recommend!

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2015

Out for a group lunch on a beautiful spring day. Nice outdoor seating; food was fresh and very tasty. Great salsa and guacamole.

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