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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

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Ring in the New Year!
With a Special NYE 4 Course Pre Fix Menu. Our Regular Menu Will Not Be Available.
$55 Per Person Before 6pm | $70 Per Person After 6pm. Only a Moments Walk To The Waterfront Fireworks!! Cancellations after 12/29 May Incur a Cancellation Fee.

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Xochitl - Philadelphia Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

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Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (13)
Casual (12)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
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Authentic (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Cozy (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Spicy (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Fun (4)
Romantic (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Tapas (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 23, 2017

The food was good, the service was good - the Guacamole was above average.

My issue - which will cause me to probably go elsewhere in the future was their Happy Hour policy. You can get happy hour pricing at the bar, in the bar area, outside, but not in the seated area - which is where they seat you when your use Open Table. It isn't has if I was asking them to walk a great extra distance - unless 15 feet counts as an inconvenience.

I was told that it "would only cost me $3 more" for the same drink because of where my Open Table reservation got me seated.

I can understand that they do not want people just sitting, drinking and not ordering food in that area - easily solved with a minimum food purchase. We were also the only ones seated in that area for close to 30 min - and in the hour we were there - there were only 2 tables occupied (probably no one wanted to pay the extra $3).

It is worth considering - but there are a number of other options around that don't have this Happy Hour policy. Personally lost me as a future customer.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Wonderful experience. This is our second time to Xochitl. We brought friends from out of town and the staff and food didn't disappoint. I highly recommend you give Xochitl a try.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 13, 2017

The drinks we're delicious!!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 13, 2017

The food here was really good. The service seemed inattentive. From the amount of time before any one approached our table to offer us water, to the amount of time to have our drink order taken, to the amount of time to get our drinks, how long we waited before being asked if we were ready to order, the amount of time to get our food, to the lack of checking in after receiving our meal, the service felt sub-par. We were not in a rush too eat and leave but the inattentiveness was something both myself and guest noticed. The ahi tuna ceviche came out with 4 plantain chips, hardly enough to enjoy all the ceviche, we had to order tortilla chips for an extra charge. We generally found it odd that no complimentary chips and salsa were offered, Xochitl seems like the class of place that would do this, but no. Our entrees (Short rib, Stuffed Pepper with Mole) were really, really good. For the prices I was expecting a more special dining experience. Probably will not go back as there are really great Mexican offerings in the area that would cost half what we paid here.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Wow. This is by far one of my new favorite places to eat. The food is impeccable! The pork tenderloin was perfectly seasoned. The sauce on the tender brisket enchiladas was creamy and light with just the right amount of cotija cheese. The tres leche cake was delectable, with just the right amount of sweetness and moisture.

Service is good.
The average price of an entree is about $21.
The restaurant is located in a safe and fun area.

I will definitely be back.

Tags: Romantic, Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 12, 2017

This was our first time to Xochitl and we can't wait to go back. The food was fantastic - ingredients were fresh and the taste was authentic. The staff was friendly and efficient. Made for a great date night.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 7, 2017

We brought my Mom here for an early Mothers Day dinner because I had been here before a couple times. They hand-squeeze the limes for margaritas. You custom-order your guacamole. The food is obviously carefully crafted. Top it all off with excellent service, and you can see why I keep coming back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Everything was amazing! Service was phenomenal, food came over very fast and the margaritas are DELICIOUS!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 7, 2017

Fish tacos with flour tortillas were excellent.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 1, 2017

My sister and I went during a girls weekend in Philly. A bartender recommended it and it did not disappoint. One word...Amazing. Great atmosphere, excellent margaritas, and delicious Mexican food (not your typical texmex). Our waitress (Monica) was bubbly and fun. I highly recommend it.

Tags: Casual, Tapas, Spicy, Bar Seating, Cozy, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 31, 2017

not that good. there's a bunch of way better mexican places in philly

Tags: Happy Hour
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 19, 2017

As always- delicious!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 19, 2017

I had my wife's 50th birthday party at Xochitl. We had 18 adults and 5 children. The food and service was awesome. The staff was so attentive. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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