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Xochitl - Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Xochitl - Philadelphia

4.0
4
1414 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Contemporary Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri, Sun 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Bar Daily 5:00 pm–2:00 am

  • Phone number

    (215) 238-7280

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Please call for details.

  • Private party facilities

    Please call for details.

  • Private party contact

    Joseph Corvino: (215) 238-7280

  • Neighborhood

    Center City

  • Cross street

    Pine Street

  • Parking details

    Public lots located on Lombard Street between 2nd and 3rd Streets, also meter parking on 2nd between Lombard and South Street.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

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What 1,414 people are saying

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4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Philadelphia

    Neighborhood Gem

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    The food is not authentic to true Mexican cuisine. I would head to Kennett Square if you want the real deal for Hispanic cooking.
  2. M

    Marge

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Came for a work anniversary celebration. Cocktails were outstanding and the food and service were good. The music being played was some of my favorite 90’s alternative, but didn’t fit with the vibe of the restaurant. Small idiosyncratic comment that wouldn’t stop me from returning!
  3. CR

    ChuckR

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent and service was prompt and friendly. Definitely recommend it.
  4. ZZ

    ZoZo

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience4
    This food was not good nor were the drinks. Very disappointing experience!
  5. b

    brenniebean

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    service was attentive, food was great.....guacamole for the table was ridiculously small but very tasty..
  6. BR

    BrittanyR

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I am so excited to have found this place! The drinks were great, and the food was amazing. We had the seared Tuna App and it was next level!
  7. MP

    MichaelP

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Delicious tacos, delicious chorizo queso, just ok margs and enchiladas, not crazy expensive so I’ll definitely go again.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    The waiter wasn’t very knowledgeable about the menu. The food was ok. The ceviche was mediocre. There wasn’t anything more than quesadillas, as far as a kids’ menu goes. It was just a so-so experience and I would not recommend for families.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Took 30 min to take our order….no napkins , dinnerware and we have flag the waiter to take our order. Another 25 min to bring our food. The food did not have any taste , no salt ti seasoning as in nothing, asked for lime and salt to put some taste. This is the only time I felt bad paying the bill. They don’t deserved to be in this section of town.
  10. RA

    RobertA

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Food order got lost. Waited over an hour for our meal. Their margs are mostly ice and barely have anything in them. Overall, not worth the price.
  11. L

    Levia

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience3
    Service was really good, but the food lacked flavor.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Overall, really good experience. Some delays in service, in particular long time between order being placed and food arriving to table (all ordered tacos).
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience1
    My server Andy was amazing. Besides that I had terrible drinks, food, etc.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    The only redeeming thing of the night was the chips and guac. The drinks were okay. The Al pastor tacos had zero flavor. And the team was definitely short staffed which is not their fault, just made for a long wait for disappointing food. Would not come again.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    It was great
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was amazing!! Highly recommend! Nice and friendly atmosphere! The Birria taco with the signature guacamole. Yum!
  17. D

    Dubrush

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely, perfectly cooked mahi-mahi and design your own guac. Great restaurant!
  18. B

    Bill

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The QR code menu was annoying. It seemed to work well for iphones but not samsung. Cool idea - but it made it so that people were on their phones from the get go, and we had to borrow other's phones
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience2
    Very good food. Service was slow and we had to beg for water. Super hot in the restaurant as well.
  20. d

    dantran1010

    Philadelphia

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    As always The food is absolutely phenomenal! The guacamole is superb and obviously freshly made to order. Unfortunately they are understaffed like the rest of the world at the moment which was the only rough spot. Our waitress was phenomenal and was clearly doing her best. Cannot wait to return! My opinion is, get the short rib enchiladas, maybe even two orders!!! 😋
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Good food, great service (a rarity these days)
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    When I first got there, I was told that they’re booked before the server even said hello. I didn’t like that at all. A server should always display manners. The food was amazing and I enjoyed the energy. Very busy and a little loud. Perfect for after work food and drinks. The place overall is great.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I cannot express enough how disappointed I am at the service at this establishment. I attempted to hold an international business dinner, but instead my reservation was not honored. I arrived at the restaurant on time with 7 executives to find that my reservation, which was confirmed twice (including on the day of) could not be honored. This meant that I would have to find a restaurant in center city Philadelphia that could seat 8 people at prime time, without a reservation. Describing my experience as a 1 out of 5 does not even come close to represent the bad taste that has been left in my mouth.
  24. TW

    TimW

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great large table set up in the basement. Highly reckoned for parties of 8-10.
  25. JK

    JanetK

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great location, great service, great cocktails & great food!
  26. BC

    BethC

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at Xochitl and we really enjoyed it. Great margaritas and fantastic food! we will be back!
  27. TA

    TyrellA

    Atlantic City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is a hidden gem. The food is absolutely delicious. The atmosphere was very romantic and quiet. The chef came out and asked how our food was, and also gave us a dessert on the house. We will absolutely be promoting this spot.
  28. m

    melissa

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    This restaurant is underrated! The food and service are fantastic! Chef came to our table to ask how we would like our fish cooked.
  29. M

    Marybeth

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service was amazing!!!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    This was actually the worst dining experience I have had in Philadelphia. They were running a Valentine’s Day special, and my lady and I both ordered from the menu, including an appetizer of guacamole and chips. It took over an hour for the appetizer to come out. After over 2 hours passed from our initial ordering, we inquired from the waitress how long it would be for our food, and she said “I honestly have no idea, our kitchen is so backed up”. So we closed out and left, at 9:45 at night on Valentine’s Day, after getting there at 7:15. That is 2.5 hours wasted, and what could have been a romantic valentines dinner turned into an ordeal. I will never go back to this restaurant, and recommend you never rely on them for a quality dining experience.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Food = excellent Drinks = ehh
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent dinner and the ambience was great.
  33. Y

    Ypearl620

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food as always, lovely ambiance and great service!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    1 review

    5.0

    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.
  35. R

    Rob369

    New York Area

    195 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    195 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 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….
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 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!
  37. NC

    NealC

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious dinner and great service. We loved the guac with custom ingredients and seafood enchiladas!
  38. DJ

    DonnaJ

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and great service.
  39. PF

    PhilipF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Xochitl had a great atmosphere. Wasn't too loud like most restaurants. Food was tasty, especially the guac.
  40. m

    melissa

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 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.

FAQs

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

Xochitl - Philadelphia is rated 4 stars by 1414 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Xochitl - Philadelphia

408 South 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Pine Street

  • Neighborhood

    Center City

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri, Sun 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Bar Daily 5:00 pm–2:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Contemporary Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public lots located on Lombard Street between 2nd and 3rd Streets, also meter parking on 2nd between Lombard and South Street.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

  • Phone number

    (215) 238-7280

  • Catering

    Please call for details.

  • Private party facilities

    Please call for details.

  • Private party contact

    Joseph Corvino: (215) 238-7280

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