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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.

408 South 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
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)

Cross Street:
Pine Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 238-7280

Website:
http://www.xochitlphilly.com/

Catering:
Please call for details.

Parking Details:
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:
Please call for details.

Private Party Contact:
Joseph Corvino: (215) 238-7280

Additional:
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.
All requests please call or email info@xochitlphilly.com

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Xochitl - Philadelphia Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (12)
Good for a Date (9)
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Fit for Foodies (8)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Cozy (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Romantic (4)
Spicy (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Fun (3)
Healthy (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Tapas (3)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Live Sports (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Great place small but tge food and service was devine. My first time there and already looking forward tomy nexr visit

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·Dined 3 days ago

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!

Tags: Cozy, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Dinner was scrumptious and so was dessert. The waiter was quite attentive and offered to assist with any questions regarding the menu. The seating is a bit tight, but manageable. I will be returning with more family and friends.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 3 days ago

Awesome Awesome Awesome

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·Dined 7 days ago

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.

Food&drinks:
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

Tags: Live Sports, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Authentic, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 15, 2018

We went for restaurant week, the food was excellent. We sat next to George Reemis from Boardwalk empire. Awesome time!!!

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 11, 2018

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!

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great meal, great drinks, great friends. We enjoyed a nice evening with friends. My highlight for the night was the brisket enchiladas....delicious!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Beautiful restaurant, with friendly staff. We dined for a special occasion, and I was a little disappointed that the food wasn't as special as I was hoping, but overall a good experience.

Tags: Spicy, Healthy, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Small restaurant off of a bar area. Great fun drinks and guacamole is a reason to try this place. We had the spicy beef brisket tacos and they were delicious.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great food! Friendly service. Little gem in Society Hill.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 27, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Holiday with family! Great time

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 10, 2017

The food was excellent and everyone in the party had a great time

Tags: Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 8, 2017

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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Tapas
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Service was outstanding. Great place for margaritas and appetizers. Dinner was great as well. The service was outstanding though.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

What a fun spot with great good and excellent service! We went with a group of 6 and the place was perfect for our size. The great your own gaucamole was a nice twist and all of us enjoyed our taco entrees from the spicy short rib to the shrimp!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Our server Monica was attentive and sweet! Muy bonita!
Food authentic and delicious!

Tags: Tapas, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Customizable guacamole is a nice feature of Xochitl. The queso was great too. Small cozy resturant with laid back atmosphere. Great place for sharing a few appetizers.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Healthy, Cozy, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great house margarita
Authentic Mexican
Braised short rib is top notch

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Excellent Mexican Cuisine in a quaint neighborhood. The menu features a variety of interesting variations of standard Mexican dishes; examples "do it yourself" Guacamole, beef brisket tacos and enchiladas. All were delicious.

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We've been to Xochitl and have loved it every time.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Had an enjoyable experience this was my third time there. I highly recommend it.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 22, 2017

We had never been to Xochitl before but we were looking for a Mexican restaurant that could accommodate a party of eight. We could not have had a better experience! The food, service, and location were perfect!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

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!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Had a wonderful time, we went for restaurant week to celebrate 2 birthdays. We loved it the food and the drinks were delicious. And our server Casey was the best!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 14, 2017

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.

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·Dined on September 12, 2017

The restaurant week menu was well rounded and the food was delicious! Drinks were pricey, but comparable to the neighborhood prices.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 9, 2017

This place had great food and drinks and a really nice atmosphere. I highly recommend it to anyone.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Excellent authentic Mexican food in an ideal location.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Spicy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 1, 2017

Margs were fresh and delicious. Food was very OK - not bad not great.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Food was terrific from the guacamole to salad to main courses of salmon and pork. Spiced just right. Service was casual and friendly. Nice ambiance. Highly recommend.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Spicy, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 16, 2017

The food was great but due to the small space , the group next to was we're extremely loud. So if you are looking for something quiet , then I don't think this will work . Service and drinks were good I would say a little on the pricey side though

Tags: Happy Hour, Authentic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Waiter could have been nicer, but it was delicious

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Our cocktails and appetizers were great. We weren't super impressed with our entrees. Would go back for drinks and snacks but not dinner.

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 25, 2017

The food at Xochitl is not mind blowing by any means. That said, it's a great environment, with wonderful staff, and a fantastic happy hour on Tuesdays with $3 tacos.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on July 23, 2017

the food was good except for the refrietos which I will not order again.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Quick Bite, Healthy, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 22, 2017

A few in our party had food allergies, which the waiter had trouble understanding. In once case, he ignored one person couldn't have dairy for medical reasons and recommended she have a dish with a mostly bitter based sauce.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Casual, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 13, 2017

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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