Xolo Tacos

3.9
313 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
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  • Casual
  • Fun
  • Good Vegetarian Options
Come and enjoy the most Authentic Mexican Restaurant on the Main Line.
Xolo Tacos offers you the freshest ingredients and the best Margaritas. We have a great selection of tacos, salads, appetizers, entrees and Tequila!
Our food is prepared using authentic Mexican recipes.
We are not fusion, contemporary or experimental, what we do is bring you the best, time tested Mexican cuisine and drinks.
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Delivery or takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mexican, Regional Mexican, Tex-Mex
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm
Brunch
Sun 11:30 am–3:30 pm
Dinner
Mon, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
Tue–Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Sat 4:30 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(610) 527-7777
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Enriqueta Barbosa
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Private party facilities
Xolo Tacos offers a private 2nd floor for parties of 20-40 people.
Bar service available.
Great setting for large groups.
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Catering
Great selection of tacos, salads, appetizers, entrees and Tequila!
Our food is prepared using authentic Mexican recipes. Xolo Tacos offers you the freshest ingredients and the best Margaritas.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Lancaster Ave.
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Parking details
Xolo Tacos offers 10 parking spaces plus 1 handicap to our customers.
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Public transit
Septa Rail System
R5 to Bryn Mawr PA
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 313 People Are Saying
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3.9based on recent ratings
4.1
food
3.8
service
4.0
ambience
3.9
value
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74% of people would recommend it to a friend
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FT
5.0Dined 3 days ago

We absolutely love this restaurant fantastic food at good prices and wonderful servers/owners

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PB
5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Great as usual; great food excellent service!

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OT
4.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Kitchen was very, very slow. Good food

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MC
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Guacamole appetizer, Pescado and Mahi Mahi Tacos were excellent!!

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A
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Keep up the great works and service

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DR
2.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Reasonably pleasant but generally incompetent service . Main courses came before appetizers were finished. Dessert was offered well before completion of main course. Feeling of being rushed-not pleasant.
Food itself was ok -steak quesadilla decent, not great. Wife's tacos -needed to order 3 of same-no "mix and match"-considering that is their name -the tacos should be great. Very ordinary-not offered choice of "hard or soft". Salsa/chips ok at best. The salsa was dilute, bland, relatively tasteless.

The "water filler" busboy was punctual and steady. However, my ordered beer came without a glass-needed to be separately requested.

Overall- if I were an easy "grader" would say AVERAGE but more realistically a "FAIR". Not positive enough to offset negatives, per above.

We will not return.

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MB
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Food was great. Came quickly and was very hot! We had a great time

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NZ
4.0Dined on June 11, 2018

The food was delicious and the hostess was very gracious to still except our reservation. We had a wonderful dinner on Sunday night. Thank you

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OT
2.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Uninspired almost tasteless Mexican food. Save your money and go to any other Mexican restaurant.

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MB
5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Always a great dinner and a happy time here. Xolo has delicious soups (so good!), all kinds of tasty tacos and fajitas, and great drinks, especially for summer. We love it here.

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JM
5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Anniversary

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

We gave Xolo a second chance after a lackluster experience. The service was excellent and on the top of their game. For an appetizer we had the guacamole and it was one of the most generous portions we've ever had. It was nice to be able to save some for our fajitas and tacos. The food was also much, much better than our last experience. If Mexican food can be dull, bland and flavorless that was our first experience, this time it was the exact opposite. Ole! We'll be going again.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Great service. Waitress was outstanding.

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EM
3.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Service was initally good when we sat down, however Our waitress did not return often. The food was boring and dry. Would not return.

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LM
3.0Dined on May 21, 2018

This was my second time at Xolo Tacos. The first time, our party of four was seated upstairs. Our dinner took a long time to arrive, but before we got too restive, the waitress arrived with a second drink for each of us, compliments of the management, because the kitchen was very busy and our food was delayed. Very pleasant. Service was good and the food was delicious.

The second time, our party of four was seated outside. It was a balmy evening, but the view, of the parking lot, is not inspiring. Our waitress introduced herself and told us she'd been working at Xolo for only three weeks. We gave her full points for trying hard, but the real kicker was the bus boy. I commend Xolo for hiring special needs people, but he interrupted us every few minutes to ask if we needed more water. If possible, he should be taught to look at the water glasses, and see if they need to be refilled. The best (or worst) moment came when he was given a glass to refill, and overfilled it. He spilled water on one of our party, and then poured some water from the glass back into the pitcher. We all said, 'Now you have to get a new pitcher, you cannot use that one again!' I hope he did. (None of us let our water glasses be refilled after that little incident.) The food was good, but my fajitas carnitas were not as juicy as they were last time - perhaps a different chef? Anyway, the service was rough the second time, which did affect our enjoyment of the evening.

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OT
1.0Dined on May 18, 2018

We had a reservation... after we paid our check and were finishing our drinks, the hostess asked us to get up bc they had another party waiting for our table... literally we were asked to leave as soon as we handed in our checks so that they could seat the next party... pathetic and unprofessional the drinks were watered down I couldn’t hear myself think it was so loud and the food was less than authentic

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Outstanding food and service. There were some interesting and fun things on the menu that I've never seen before and even the weird ones (corn smut) were delicious. I will be back there!

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4.0Dined on May 17, 2018

The worst moment of my life was watching our nachos be delivered to another table. The best moment of my life was when ours arrived. Tacos are adorable, chicken is spicy, and everyone was easy to deal with. The tables are a little close together, but we survived.

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f
2.0Dined on May 16, 2018

I wouldn't make a return visit to this restaurant. The service was inattentive, and the food was not good. If you must try this restaurant for yourself, avoid the fajitas de asada -- the steak is inedible. The guacamole is boring unless you request some salsa verde and mix it in to the guacamole. Even the chips are a disappointment.

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RC
2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

I've been to Xolo's before and liked the experience. Mothers' Day dinner, however, was not that great. The server was enthusiastic but not very attentive to details, and she rushed through the ordering process. Also, every time I have been here (I'm vegan) I have ordered the three-tacos with three different options. This time they refused to do it, on the grounds that "we're going to be very busy later tonight". It was 5.30pm and half the tables around us in the second floor were empty. The table was unsteady, the salt/pepper shakers didn't work, conversation was interrupted unceremoniously. Perhaps it was a bad night for all involved. I'm still willing to come back for the food and the ambience, but you have to do better with training the servers. One shouldn't feel like they're doing customers a favor.

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SG
4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Really yummy reasonably priced tacos and margaritas. The guac was perfect.

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OT
3.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Went there for Cinco de Mayo. Food was decent, but overpriced. Service was slow even early in the night when not very bust.

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OT
4.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Every dish that was served was excellent. We had a really nice table outside and despite some minor glitches in service, we had a really enjoyable experience. Would absolutely return.

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OT
5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

The service was amazing right when you walk in you get greeted at the door. The margaritas are freshly made. The tacos are great on happy hour and you can’t forget the steak ! It was a great dinner experience.

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l
4.0Dined on April 26, 2018

A great spot for a mexican meal fix. Delicious meal including fajitas and guacamole.
Atmosphere is perfect.

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OT
5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

This was my first time. Really enjoyed everything (the food, the service, atmosphere, etc.). Definitely recommend this if you want to go out on a date or go out with friends/family.

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BS
5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

I had a wonderful experience dining at Xolo. The staff was friendly, attentive, and the food was fantastic. I ordered the tortilla soup to start and it was the perfect temperature and arrived in a timely fashion. In addition, I ordered the Salmon a la Plancha and it was divine—cooked to perfection. The friend that joined me is gluten-free and she didn't have trouble finding a gluten-free entree. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for good service, a delicious meal, and great margaritas (La Fresca is my favorite!)

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2.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Food is good, but the restaurant Is way TOO LOUD. Almost impossible to hear the person sitting next to me. They need to invest in some sound proofing. Waitress was very sweet, but kept forgetting things. I would recommend for lunch when it is maybe less busy.

As a note, I called to make a reservation, and the restaurant said that they were not accepting any more reservations to 1/2 of it being booked for a party. When I asked why ime slots were showing on Open Table, they told me it was a mistake. I booked the table through Open table, and had no problem with the reservation. Weird. Thanks!

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JK
1.0Dined on April 20, 2018

So disappointing. We have dined here before and had reasonable expectations based on that experience. We took our 12 and 8 year old grandsons who are not demanding. The service was barely adequate in terms of attentiveness. The food came out wrong (onions when specifically requested none) on three of the four orders. It took more than 10 minutes for the food (tacos; not a difficult or time consuming dish) to come out. That meant that one Diner had his dish for those 10 minutes while no one else had food. Not as big a deal as it sounds because that dish was served cold (Chile Relleno) to begin with. No attempt by the Server to address the problems. Will be hard pressed to return based on this experience.

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OT
5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Excellent Customer Service

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a
5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Owner carlos is the best.. loved the food and the environment

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F
4.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Xolo is a great Mexican spot located in the town of Bryn Mawr. Cozy bar and dining room. The food is delicious. On Thursday evenings they have Salsa dancing. Fun spot to dine & dance. I am a frequent diner😋

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OT
5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Always great! The best and most authentic Mexican restaurant in the Main Line.

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OT
5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Lovely lunch at Xolo! We ordered the shrimp tacos and la sopa de tortilla! So authentic Mexican food! The presentation and preparation of each dish was excellent! The service was wonderful and friendly. Please give our thanks to Carlos Fink, the owner and manager for the spectacular guacamole and the best MARGARITAS! Highly recommended to everyone and looking forward to having the best time dinning there next time!

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OT
5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Took a team of 15 people for company dinner, owner Carlos ensured that everything turned out great. Everyone enjoyed the food and the Margaritas. Upstairs was a great place for our large group. Both servers did an excellent job, as well. We will definitely be back.

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CQ
3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

WE had a great time and enjoyed the food. The drink prices were high for the size, and our server was not the best. She didn't know the menu, and was rushing around, if we needed something she would stop quick and before someone could say anything she was gone.

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OT
1.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We eat here often and the service is always bad. Cant imagine we will go back.

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PV
3.0Dined on April 9, 2018

A bit disappointing. Heard about this place from a friend and was anxious for very long time to eat here. The food was supposed to be very authentic but I found it to be lacking in comparison to other Mexican restaurants in the area. The guacamole did not taste freshly made whatsoever and lacked seasoning. The best part of the meal was the desert the tres leches cake. Everything else we ate it’s not even worth mentioning. Our waiter was excellent so friendly and accommodating I just wish the food matched the service and the desert.

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K
5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Authentic and delicious. Perfect food and great drinks!

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E
5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We love Xolo Tacos. It is our go-to date night spot in the burbs if we're looking for something low key, fun and delicious. Carlos, the owner, is warm and welcoming and his staff is too. Try the guacamole, tilapia tacos and any margarita! You won't be disappointed.

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