Xochitl - Philadelphia

4.5
1426 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican


Xochitl - Philadelphia serves traditional Mexican fare with a modern twist in a fun and comfortable setting. Enjoy fresh made guacamole, enchiladas, tacos, platillos, ceviches and many more, all while being 98% Gluten Free. Two full service bars feature hand-squeezed margaritas and fresh specialty cocktails. Our extensive tequila list features over 70 bottles.
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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The BEST Mexican food I’ve ever had. A delicious Gourmet version of Frijoles Charros that I would never have imagined and Bronzino Veracruzana as delicious as in Veracruz. Highly recommended.

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vipRob369
New York Area
190 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This restaurant has been here forever and I just got around to trying it. Here are the pros and cons:

Pros:

1) Esquites - Very good

2) Short Rib Enchiladas - The enchiladas were very good and filling but the sauce was a bit bland. Too much like tomato sauce. Needs a bit more spice. My buddy and I both had the same dish and felt the same way.

3) Red Sangria - First pitcher great, second pitcher not so good (seemed watered down).

4) The servers were prompt and very nice.

Cons:

1) Very small and cramped.

All and all, I would come back again….

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cute Mexican restaurant that has amazing margaritas and the best build your own guacamole I’ve ever had. Their fish tacos are also amazing. Go!

NC
NealC
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dinner and great service. We loved the guac with custom ingredients and seafood enchiladas!

DJ
DonnaJ
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service.

PF
PhilipF
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Xochitl had a great atmosphere. Wasn't too loud like most restaurants. Food was tasty, especially the guac.

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melissa
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was fantastic! It was a slow Tuesday night and we felt very well taken care of. The waitress was knowledgeable and engaged. The food was delicious.

JD
JenniferD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kind of a slow night for the restaurant but that was to our benefit! Outstanding service. Outstanding meals.

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vipGrammaC
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I were looking for a change to our usual neighborhood restaurants and hadn't been to Xochitl in quite a while. We were welcomed warmly and seated promptly. We very much enjoyed our meal, (shrimp appetizer in a tomato broth over horseradish mashed potatoes, Snapper Veracruz for me and Carnitas tacos for my husband) that we ordered the same menu choices for takeout a few days later when our family members, coming from Boston and Virginia, were arriving at uncertain times. They join me in complimenting the chef.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect restaurant for a date night. Service was excellent, we never had to wait For a drink and the food came out very timely (and was delicious). Staff was friendly and attentive. Ambient atmosphere. 10/10.

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BirthdayBoy
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, service was courteous, atmosphere was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Disappointed by the margaritas! Couldn’t even taste the tequila. All ice and they were $10 each. Food is mediocre. Had guacamole and chips, yucca fries, queso fundido , and chicken enchilada. Chicken enchiladas had good flavors except the meet was dark meat and didn’t go well. The guacamole was mediocre. Chips not so good. Queso fundido was terrible—tasted like heated up frozen .

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Used to love this place and the last two times the food and service has definitely gone downhill!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We will return, hidden secret!

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vipPeggyL
Philadelphia
59 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very tasty, drinks were good, servers were attentive. Unfortunately the menu was limited compared to pre-COVID times. We missed the array of interesting and authentic Mexican dishes, now being limited primarily to standard tacos, enchiladas and a few others. Hoping they will be able to get back to where they were prior to the pandemic. They've always been one of my favorites, especially compared to other Mexican restaurants.

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vipBOB4FOOD
New England
56 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great variety of Mexican cuisine
Not your typical Mexican restaurant.
Great Service and tasty

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service was very slow and unfriendly, like we were bothering them by being there

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

food and drinks delicious but pricey. service could be a bit faster and more genuine

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Server/Bartender had the personality of Wood.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome place great food

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EricK
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, drinks were great. They have a customer for life.

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JulieS
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We recently discovered this restaurant and it’s now our favorite spot. Everyone is super nice, drinks are awesome and food is great! Huge fan!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Such great food! Do yourself a favor and go!

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Poetguy
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

House guacamole was delicious

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, sat outside, great service will be back!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We’ve been three times and like the veggie tacos. The guac and salsa could be tastier, but they’re pretty fresh and authentic

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal and right in head house square. Felt a bit rushed by staff.

LK
LorahKate
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, drinks, service, and overall ambiance! Would 10/10 recommend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great spot for a birthday dinner! Only complaint was the chairs at the outdoor table were uncomfortable.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

They were very short staffed but tried to

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing experience. The good and the service was amazing. Highly recommend this place. Will he coming back soon

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Monica was great!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing experience we had! Friendly and personable service, OUTSTANDING margs and the food was even better! You do not want to miss out on visiting this gem. We will definitely be back when we head back to Philly next time.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was decent, nothing great or anything bad, just felt indifferent. Service was subpar. The host was clearly annoyed that my reservation was for outdoor seating, and I asked if we could sit inside since it was too hot outside. Our waitress literally was taking the plates away as I was finishing up my last bite…we were there for no more than an hour.

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vipLaurenP
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience! LOVE the custom guacamole, the black truffle was such a fun addition. Veggie tacos had SO much flavor. Great service and drinks.

DS
vipDavidS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten at numerous Mexican restaurants. Xochitl was superb. The black truffle Guacomole was a great start to the meal. The mains were well prepared and authentic. We were transported from Philadelphia back to Mexico.

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JulieS
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress, Monica, was fabulous and made the experience amazing! The margaritas were fabulous! Spicy watermelon cucumber margarita was excellent! The ceviche was awesome and the chips were excellent. The fried shrimp tacos were great and the chicken enchiladas were good too!!! Great restaurant, fabulous waitress and overall great evening!!!

MJ
MJAF
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food was mediocre. Stale chips with guacamole. Drinks watered down

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LesleeH
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This was a fun place, and we loved the food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and drinks, employees were very accommodating and careful about dietary restrictions. Sat outside under a lovely brick archway.

FAQs

Xochitl - Philadelphia offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 238-7280.

Xochitl - Philadelphia is rated 4.5 stars by 1426 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.

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