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About Xochitl - Philadelphia
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.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Mexican, Contemporary Mexican
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday 5pm to 10pm, Friday & Saturday 5pm to 11pm
Sunday: 4pm to 9pm
Bar: 5pm to 2am daily
Happy Hour: Sunday- Friday 5pm to 7pm (at the bar only)
$30 and under
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Public lot (Park America) located on Lombard Street between 2nd and 3rd Streets (right hand side). Please ask for our stamp to validate.
Private Party Facilities:
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Private Party Contact:
Joseph Corvino: (215) 238-7280
Banquet, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Our private dining room can accommodate up to 20 guests for seated dinner or up to 60 guests for a cocktail and hors d'oeuvres event. Rental of the entire space is also available.
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Xochitl - Philadelphia Ratings and Reviews
I decided to try this spot for restaurant week and it was just poor. The only highlight of the evening was the first course, Taquitos de Barbacoa. The Chocolate Tres Leches Cake did not look or taste like a Chocolate Tres Leches Cake.
My advice: Go to El Vez or Lolita if you want Mexican food. At least those places have great drinks!
Went for restaraunt week. Low key place, no one will look for you here if u understand what i mean. Chairs could be better but i dont think its meant to sit there for hours like i did. Server was excellent, made me feel comfortable.
Margaritas are perfection. Had a basic one and a spicy one.
Food started with an excellent salad. Small portion, but the perfect portion. You actually taste the flavors. Top 3 salads ive ever had.
Then a beef rib with sour cream drizzled, surrounded with burrito ingredients like rice corn peppers. Very very good but the rice was luke warm. Still tasty but im being picky for this reviews sake. Rib falls apart perfectly though plus DIDNT need salt or pepper.
last, there were two dessert options. Choc cake or a caramel custard thing. Wanted the cake but they didnt have any. From the menus description of the cake, i can see why it was all gone. Had to settle for the custard. I like caramel but didnt like the custard. Its not nasty, just not something id normally buy if i wasnt there to try new things. Thats why i did 4 stars food.
I want to go back but its definitely a place you go with someone else so id have to find a lady first UNLESS i just hit the bar, get a drink real quick, or catch the 4th quarter of a game
I have wanted to try Xochitl since I moved to Philly nearly three years ago--and it did not disappoint! My friend and I shared the customizable guacamole (AMAZING--and we so appreciated the extra chips brought to the table!!), each got the carnitas tacos (fell apart but so flavorful), and then split the chocolate tres leche (my friend's favorite of the night). I couldn't decide what was the best dish I had because they were all so good. We went somewhat early in the evening (6pm reservation), so we didn't encounter the noise that other reviews mentioned. Would absolutely return--excited to!
This was my first time dining at Xochitl. This was recommended by a friend and they said they thought the food was great when they went. It was a cute and quiet restaurant. For a Wednesday night, the noise level was very low which was nice.
My biggest issue was in the service. There was only three of us. We each ordered a drink, the custom guacamole (where you fill it out on a card) and 3 entrees. I was very disappointed that they served me the wrong dish. I ordered the seafood enchilada and was given a vegetable enchilada. The was very disappointed because the waitress we had reiterated our entree orders after our drink orders came in.
Overall the food was good, and I didn't want to make a big deal considering that the food took a while to come out and the rest of my party was already served. I didn't realize it was that it was the wrong dish until after I bit in.
My experience here was pretty good because of the quality of the food, but the service I wasn't a fan of.
I was disappointed in our experience. Usually we get the volcano bowl for 2 with fresh sizzling chicken, cactus, and other meats and cheeses. This time it just was not great: no cactus, the chicken was not plump, the other meats were dried. I think the peppers replaced the cactus. I was disappointed. The guacamole, chips and drinks were good.
Exceeded expectations. Great guacamole, tacos and enchiladas. Authentic not mass market Mexican food. My margarita was delicious as well. The flan and tres
leches cake were a big hit. Server was timely and attentive without being intrusive. One of my companions announced it was the
Best Mexican food he had ever eaten☺️ I will definitely come back soon.
We were lucky to stumble across Xochital during restaurant week! Even though they were running on a prie-fixe menu, they had lots of options to choose from! The customized guacamole, ceviche tostada and cocktails were the highlights of our meal, followed by the taquitos and steak tacos. My husband enjoyed the flan, while the tres leches cake wasn't my favorite (perhaps just not my taste; I didn't care for the texture/consistency). Overall, the ambiance was great and our waitress, Monica, was friendly, helpful and quick! I also have to applaud the timing of our courses, as it can sometimes be difficult to execute especially during a busy dinner service. Very good first impression and we look forward to returning!
Waited over an hour for our table when we had a reservation. Horrible service. We're charged for chips and salsa they gave us while we were waiting. The bill did not add up. When pointed out to management, the bill was not corrected. We were overcharged. The food was okay but it was not worth dealing with the bad customer service. Food and drinks were very expensive.
The food was good, but lacked the savory flavor of a high end eatery. The menu prices are extremely high for Mexican food. The service was good, but no better than any other restaurant at this price point. I left satisfied, but feeling that I paid too much for what I received. One final comment- I've eaten at many Mexican restaurants and have never had to pay extra for salsa. This one charges $2 for their sauce.
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