Xochitl - Philadelphia

4.3
1440 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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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Monica was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 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
38 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
4 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
7 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
17 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.

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RichardG
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Xochit never disappoints. The corn on the cob special was amazing. The margaritas were just right and went down easy. Shrimp tacos and veggie tacos were flavorful. The server was friendly and provided great feedback. We dinned outside and the weather was perfect. So glad to be back!

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EwaK
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food took very long to come out, about 45 minutes. Then the appetizers and main course came out 5 minutes apart. The guacamole was average as it was very creamy and I like mine with chunks of avocado in it. The shrimp tacos were ok, deep fried and the shrimp was big but they weren't amazing in taste. Overall the food was ok, the street was quiet and some soft playing music would have been nice.

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vipsouthphilly
Philadelphia
67 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is so delicious and the service is great. I always love coming here!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it will definitely visit again!!

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tammyj
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic. Tasty. Drinks were excellent. Area was nice

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Did was horrible. Margaritas we disgusting. Rice was half cooked and had a weird taste. I ordered Queso and they gave me melted cheese that was burnt and had a grilled cheese consistency. I would never come back her $250 wasted down the drain in horrible food and drinks. By far the worst Mexican slot I’ve even been to. Would not recommend at all. Way better Mexican restaurants to choose from.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Had an ok experience here.
Service was pretty bad , our waitress was less than energetic but we gave her the benefit of the doubt.
when asked about food we didn’t receive and thought “she might have forgot” she answered us with “ I only have so many hands”.
Tried to get her attention all night and felt like we were bothering her.

We waited for 2 orders of tacos and sides for what seemed like an hour. Food was okay.
Drinks were great can’t complain about that.
Spent over 200 at this place and to be honest it wasn’t worth it.

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Jlim
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

I made a reservation and they still put us in the basement because we were people of color...

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vipBBAXX
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Never disappointing. Best Guacamole and you are able to customize the ingredients.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Food was ok! Margarita was ok! All in all mediocre. The seafood enchilada seemed like it was filled with ceviche which we had as well. The guacamole was good. Short rib taco very good! Street corn disappointing tastes like canned corn. Churro was stale and bill was really pricey. Especially for tacos and enchiladas

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Linnae
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good choice for Mexican! Nice environment; good food and drinks.

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MickeyK
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Really genuinely good food, happy hour prices were great. Service was blah.

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AyanaS
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Waitress was so amazing! Food was delicious. Drinks were tasty.

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LarryC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Under difficult pandemic conditions everything was excellent. I really appreciate all staff who contributed, servers, kitchen staff, and all who contribute behind the scenes. Thank you.

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vipWendyA
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Our party of 4 had a disappointing meal here. 2 of us got the brisket enchiladas, and the meat was dried out and the sauce totally bland...no flavor at all. My sister got the chicken enchiladas and wasn't impressed either. Decided to try the churros to end the night on a better note, and they came with a large dollop of whipped cream...but no, not whipped cream, but sour cream...not kidding! Straight sour cream served with churros for dessert. Btw, a very unpleasant taste pairing if you've never tried it. Our server seemed less than thrilled to be working and never asked us anything about our meal. Won't go back

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience4

More communication between waiters for outdoor dining. We weren’t followed up with in a prompt manner compared to other tables being served.

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BrandonP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience. I’ll definitely be going back!

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ShanP
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant was great! Food and service was great! Can't wait to go back for the drinks! Monica our server was awesome!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience5

The food was not good but the drinks were amazing

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vipPhillyfoodie
New Orleans
31 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night. Chance made sure we had everything we needed and the food was better than ever.

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vipjamieg
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Got our drinks and guac and put in our food order. Nobody checked in on us for an hour and a half and we’re informed after running around the restaurant to find someone that our order was never put in. Gave us 2 pity margaritas that were definitely made with bottom shelf tequila to try and comp us and still had to pay the bill

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

As a Latina, I expected better tasting food. The dishes I order did not have any flavor or seasoning. Our salmon and chicken tacos were bland. The salsas were not spicy at all. Come to find out the restaurant decided to simmer down the “heat” because guests complained it was “too much”. If you’re coming here for authentic Mexican food then it should represent Mexican culture and flavor. Not please those who can’t handle authenticity because I am positive no one would be complaining about spiciness level if they were vacationing in Cabo or Cancun. In addition, the food took forever to come out and we were rarely checked on. Drinks were overpriced for the glass it was served in and they’re weren’t even that great. I asked for a blood orange margarita and got a guava instead. Overall horrible experience. I will not be coming back here. If you want authentic Mexican food, have a Mexican cook back there instead and actually highlight their culture in their dishes.

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DuchessK
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and delicious drinks! Outdoor dining was beautiful and spaced out for safety.

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WhitneyM
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service, and nice outdoor dining option on Society Hill.

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vipCooker
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Recently dined outdoors; after the order was placed, waited an hour before the food (enchiladas) arrived. When it did arrive, it clearly was not cooked in an oven and seemed microwaved. The corn tortillas were placed on top of the sauce (prepared separately) and was like eating straight out of the bag.

The server was nice but wasn’t able to multitask well.

Looking at other tables that night, I think they had similar issues.

I will not eat there again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

1st visit to this restaurant.. drinks were fantastic,food was very good. service was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The ceviche appetizer was ok although nothing great. A lot of the seafood tasted like frozen prepped foods thawed. We ordered the 2 special tacos (salmon and pork). While the salmon had some interesting flavor combinations, the pork was literally just plain pulled pork. I think the most disappointing bit were the sangrias. Both lacked flavor and a lazy mix of juice and table wine.

Though charming, the cobblestone streets made the table and chairs wobbly. Service wasn’t as attentive as I would have liked.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

The service was incredible. The folks working there are great but the food is subpar. Limited choices and not very tasty. I’ll only go again for drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fun spot in a great location. The food was very good & the margarita’s were creative & delicious. The atmosphere was laid back & causal and the staff was great. Would visit again.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambience is fantastic and the best margaritas I’ve had in a really long time. Also get the churros.

FAQs

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

Xochitl - Philadelphia is rated 4.3 stars by 1440 OpenTable diners.

Xochitl - Philadelphia does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.xochitlphilly.com/gift-cards.

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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