Xolo Tacos

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$30 and under
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Mexican
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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SF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fantastic place to celebrate an special occasion!!

PW
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Cozy spot with a nice menu featuring the old reliables and some unique dishes too! Service was friendly but a bit slow. Worth checking out for sure

DB
Philadelphia
74 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food and drink options are very good. We had fajitas, lovely presentation and very enjoyable

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service1ambience3

We went for Happy Hour and were disappointed to find out it only applied to their very small bar area. We were seated upstairs and after hounding us to take our food order our waitress disappeared enough so that we had to go downstairs to ask for attention. When she came back to wait on us, she said “I heard I was needed here.” This does not align to a value of customer centricity. The food was delicious but the service was a disappointment.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As you step your foot into the restaurant, you are welcomed by the magnificent orange ambiance. Every table is set and there are candles. The menu offers a wide variety of delicious and authentic mexican starters followed by the main course. I had salmon a la plancha and it was to die for. I ordered one to go for lunch. My friend has a shrimp burrito and he said it was the best he ever had. The drinks were affordable and really good. I had las brisas and white sangria. The service was great and the owner walked around to ensure everyone was enjoying their experience. I would recommend it to a friend or family.

E
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sister recommended Xolo and I'm happy she did. The food is great and the margaritas are amazing.
Lots of vegetarian options. The place is really pretty with nice paintings on the walls. Service was very nice and attentive. We'll definitely be back!

c
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love XOLO. The food and drinks are outstanding. The cerviche and fish tacos are our favorites. But everything is delicious and always consistent. Very warm and friendly atmosphere.

MU
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

What a huge disappointment. We were celebrating my husbands birthday as he loves all types of Mexican cuisine; unfortunately it was not much of a celebration. We placed our order for drinks and apps, received a beer that was 3/4 full and a sangria. The apps were prompt; the soup was tasty the mushrooms were not. The mains were adequate. We skipped dessert as we couldn't stand the noise, the draft from the front door or the servers constant tripping over us to get to their register. The bill came; we waited and waited and waited for it to be picked up. Finally, another server picked it up to run the card as our original server ghosted and never checked with us to see if we wanted another round, or if the food was okay. The tables were sticky, the floor dirty, and menus looked like four year olds smeared their dinner on the pages. We won't return.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great, local Mexican food w a friendly staff. Warm & festive decor, great margarita menu! My husband had tacos, while I had a salmon entrée – something for everyone.

S
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing as always !!!!! I had the shrimp and asada fajitas which were delightful the shrimp was grilled on a charcoal grill which for me was different but i am NOT complaining it was great! and my husband had the pescado tacos perfect between light and very fulfilling. Just want to say it was very good especially to share a dessert, a tres leches to be exact. mojitos are great!

SV
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brought 2 friends for lunch at Xolo and as usual we had a great time.
Growing up in Mexico I love being able to taste Mexican food that is both authentic and really good.
The carnitas tacos are the best! The service is also super nice.
We will come back!

SC
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I love to come here often for lunch. The food is by far the best Mexican food I have ever had and the place looks absolutely incredible. The owner, Carlos, and his staff are extremely friendly. We always leave with a smile on our faces. Highly recommended!

d
Philadelphia
67 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience4

I only had the black bean soup and papas corn tacos. The soup was watery and bland. The papas were also bland. My dining companion thought his chicken fajitas were "just ok."

JD
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

XOLO never fails.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience2

The drinks were delicious. We were asked if we wanted more chips and dip while we waited for our meals but the extra chips and dip never came. The table next to us received their meal, finished, and paid the check before we got our dinners which were not hot - lukewarm at best. We weren’t asked if we wanted another round until after our dinners came. The place was busy but not crushed, so there was no reason for the wait.

P
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Tacos and margaritas were good. The only annoyance was that they didn’t mark the reservation on my arrival when I gave them my name, so I got a snotty email from OpenTable.

S
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always good. Love Xolo

DF
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been to Xolo many times but this is the first time I'm writing a review.
We love coming here, the service is great, the food is fresh and authentic and the place is really pretty.
Check out the bar for amazing margaritas and a great happy hour

EP
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious, the Pollo a la Parrilla was perfect! The margaritas were very good.

H
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Don't waste your time going. Food was awful and so was the service. Way better restaurants in the area.

AC
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. Delicious and fresh with a charming atmosphere. The owner and staff are friends and the service is excellent.

PB
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual the food was fabulous! Our server was near but never “on” us! Always a great experience!

CB
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Over all great service, this was my second time there in less than a week!

JB
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I rarely write reviews at all, but I had to make an exception for Xolo Tacos! The food is marvelous and the drinks are to die for! The service is quick and friendly, lots of smiling faces. My family had a wonderful time. We will surely be returning, and next time with friends!

MF
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best local spots for authentic Mexican cuisine. The fish tacos are the best I have ever eaten. And the array of tequilas is unmatched

W
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Drinks were good . Service was good. Ambiance was good. But the food - NO ! Just not good.
And everything is sticky. Needs a good cleaning and the food needs to improve.

CV
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always great, especially the shrimp tacos and margaritas! The wait staff is very friendly and attentive, and meets your every need. I would definitely recommend Xolo.

C
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always a good experience. The tortilla soup is amazing and the carnitas tacos are outstanding. You also have tons of vegetarian and vegan options!

AD
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Service and ambiance were nice, margaritas were great, food was very underwhelming. We tried it, but probably won't go back.

EC
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The welcome we received was genuine and exciting. The portions were generous and flavors cleans and bright. The tomatillo salsa was delicious! The fajitas, burritos, salads and soups were full of fresh ingredients and fragrant spices. The children devoured their dishes, nachos and churros with hot chocolate. We will return!!

d
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I only write about restaurants I love, ones which I enjoy returning to and ones to which I would send my family and friends knowing that they will have a nice cocktail, some really good food and an overall great experience. Xolo Tacos more than fits the bill. Yes, the tacos are really worth having, as are the fajitas, but the rest of the menu is rather awesome too. Surprise superstar on the menu is the Consommé de Pollo, that is, the chicken soup with shredded chicken breast, rice, avocado, carrots and lime, which I suggest is better than any grandmother’s homemade recipe. Last night we also had the pan seared salmon and the chicken con mole poblano, both large portions of really excellent quality fish and poultry, served appetizingly well. The salmon was served with spinach, roasted tomato salsa, sweet potato puree, a bit of seasonal veggies and some rice. The grilled chicken breast (actually two half breast pieces!) was served with rice, refried beans and salsa, with some extra mole sauce on the side. Both dishes were really tasty and well priced. After about a dozen visits, we now gravitate to sitting at the bar for dinner, where José, a fine and welcoming mixmaster, is always happy to modify a cocktail to fit your tastebuds. But it all starts at the top: Carlos, the owner, welcomes and befriends all new guests, and his energy and spirit is felt throughout. This place, hidden just north of the firehouse in Bryn Mawr, is well worth a visit, which no doubt will turn into more than one visit. I would give this restaurant two thumbs up, but I have one hand on my Pacifico beer bottle and the other hand on my tasty taco. Enjoy!

KF
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Cute little place, friendly staff- fun!

S
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Xoxo is a Go-To place for me and my husband (& many of our friends!). The food, service, ambiance, are all excellent. Prices are reasonable, which I becoming more rare here on the Main Line. And Carlos is always warmly attentive & welcoming.

L
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Solid meal. Needs more protein in the shrimp taco, and charge more for it, so it makes sense for them as well. Otherwise great

C
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure eating a Xolo! Friendly and attentive staff, classic Mexican cuisine and great drink too. I highly recommend to anyone!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and fantastic service! My family always looks forward to coming to Xolos!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have lived in Philly just over 2 years and have been looking for a great Mexican/Hispanic spot. I went with my girlfriend during Happy hour and it was amazing. The staff was attentive and extremely friendly. She ordered a margarita (watermelon perhaps?) and I had 2 Las Mulas (Mules). Both drinks were made on the spot with fresh ingredients and were thoroughly enjoyed. We ordered: Guacamole, Floutas, Empanadas (Picadillo), Pastor and Carnitas tacos. The guacamole tasted fresh and was good. The floutas were delicious and beautifully made. The empanadas were large, crispy, and piping hot! Between the pastor and carnitas tacos, my favorite was the pastor. They were full of meat, diced pineapples, onions, cilantro and were incredible. I will definitely get when I go again! Another item to note, the bartenders were friendly and talked with us while we dined which livened you the entire experience (one woman knew 3 languages!). The establishment was clean for the most part and we were given place mats at the bar (nice touch). Completely satisfied and addicted.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food great service
The best margaritas in town I really recommend this place

HF
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very authentic Mexican meal. Food was high quality and fresh. Service was nice and helpful. Great selection of Tequilas and excellent fresh Margaritas, no mixes! Beautiful atmosphere. Fun, delicious go to neighborhood restaurant. Look forward to my return.

c
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was our second visit to Xolo Tacos, this time to celebrate a birthday. All 5 of us enjoyed our meals. The chips and salsa verde were quickly consumed by the first of us to arrive. The staff refilled them for the 2 late arrivals. We ordered 3 types of fajitas: shrimp, flank steak and pastoral (pork). My son (adult) ordered enchiladas and I ordered Salmon de la plancha. I was looking for a healthy dish with more veggies and less starch. This was delicious! Sweet potatoes smothered with salsa verde and salmon on top. Asparagus and rice completed the plate. Perfect! It was delicious! And I eagerly enjoyed my leftovers for lunch the next day. The others all enjoyed their meals as well. My mom doesn't go out to eat very often anymore. She is eager to return to this place! On Tuesday nights a guitarist plays quietly and beautifully in a corner. We recognised each tune and quietly sang along as we recognised them. We were impressed enough to leave a large tip in his jar. I wish he were there more often. We shared a serving of tres leches cake with a candle on top for our daughter's birthday. We easily got 4 yummy slices out of it and mom & I shared one. We'll be back! Hopefully on a Tuesday!