Xochitl - Philadelphia

4.5
1403 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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vippamelap
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time here. Service was great. Tables were spaced far apart and food was delicious. Definitely will be back. Great Blood Orange margarita

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FranciscoA
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks and amazing food. We liked the ambiance and the attention. Rib tacos are a must.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good. I got the braised short rib enchiladas. Drinks were good as well. Mojito and Coquito were delicious. Guac was great. The only thing that wasn’t my fav was the rice pudding. It was too milky. Not enough rice. I would avoid it.

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MonicaP
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was on point and quickly served. We had no issues dining outside under the arcade with the patio heater. We started with the queso fundido of rajas, which is to die for, and overall, the whole staff was very nice. I can´t wait to go back again.

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Carla
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at Xochitl was perfect. Our server, Monica, was friendly and attentive. You would never even know they have to cross the street to take orders and deliver food/drink.
This was our first experience back out in the city since Covid began and their practices were very safe. The outdoor dining was well ventilated and well heated.
We will definitely return.

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Hillary
Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

The food and drinks were good but a tad overpriced in my opinion. The atmosphere was great and our server was so nice and attentive.

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MattG
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great authentic Mexican food in a charming environment. Service was very good. They are doing the best they can to meet the needs of their customers while also balancing the restrictions put in place for covid

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JuliM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Xochitl was so delicious! I’m being very COVID cautious and am very selective about where I dine right now and I was impressed with Xochitl’s outdoor space. It was beautiful, warm, with lots of space between tables under the historic shambles. The heat lamp was so toasty I took off my coat. Our waiter mentioned the staff gets tested frequently, which I appreciated. And the food itself was so good! I loved the enchiladas and the queso. I can’t want to go back.

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vipJenniferH
Poconos
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Food was good, so were the drinks. Be careful with the outdoor seating tho. My friend was robbed while we were eating. Someone went into her purse and took her ID and credit cards. We noticed someone come it and warm up by the heater and he must have gone into her purse then. They don’t really monitor the outside area.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was amazing! The food and drinks were also amazing, would highly recommend!

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vipBrookeN
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This was the worst dining experience I have ever had. Waited over an hour to get chips and quac which were never delivered. Our drinks were awful. Our waiter walked by us over fifty times and never acknowledged us and, therefore, We were never able to order our actual meals. When we finally found him to pay for our drinks there were no apologies. Normally I absolutely love this restaurant but hesitant to go back after such a bad night.

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Travis
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their outdoor setup in the Headhouse in phenomenal!

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vipStevenH
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional

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vipTaylorS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing. We were chilly outside and the staff came out with an ADDITIONAL heater just for our table. There was already a heater at the table next door but the staff were soooo accommodating and wanted to make sure we felt warm!!!! Great experience

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vipStevenH
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Precioso! A simply wonderful evening.

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vipMarlTom
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

food here is always good...like everyone else they seem to be doing the best they can with this pandemic going on

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NicoleN
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing shrimp tacos and drinks. Such great value and service and very clean.

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PickyCostumer
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Food is OK, service is OK. The place is nice and the neighborhood is enjoyable.

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AspaZ
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most delicious food, exquisite service, beautiful atmosphere ... in short, a truly magnificent outing in the middle of the pandemic! I will go back as soon as I can! My most favorite restaurant in Philadelphia!

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vipValB
Philadelphia
72 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outdoors in the shambles at Headhouse and felt very comfortable with the conditions! Food and margaritas were very tasty and Monica did a great job taking care of us and many other diners. We are so fortunate to have dining experiences like this these days

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VeganFoodie
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

They were understaffed so we were under served . We mostly sat wondering where our waitress was. The restaurant comped our drinks and tacos as a sorry and the waitress wrote an apologetic note on the bill. The waitress seemed frazzled and rushed everything. She was very knowledgeable about the food and her suggestions for food items were spot on. Overall, the food was delicious. We would eat here again but perhaps not on a busy Friday night.

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vipDebbc
New York Area
363 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was our first time at the restaurant
We ate outside
Service was sanitary and there was plenty of room between tables
We enjoyed everything

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The food was okay ish

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Xochitl has a super cute atmosphere and the food was delicious. We ordered the Chicken Enchiladas (verde), Camarones con Caldo, and the Signature Guacamole. The service was somewhat slow but the food and setting made up for it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

What a fantastic dining experience even with Covid. Food and drinks were amazing. Had a watermelon jalapeno margarita, signature quac, chicken enchiladas, and yuca fries, all were delicious. Kyra our server was super attentive and friendly and what a treat to meet Ian the GM, who came up and said hello, and gave us complimentary churros with whip cream and chocolate! To die for! Will be back!

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vipbethanyb
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went here on a date and we ate outdoors. The signature guacamole and shrimp tacos were delicious. We went here because it was possibly going to rain and they have tables under a solid structure and said they would continue service unless it was really storming. Be kind to the servers as they’re walking across old cobblestone streets to bring you your food and the service was excellent. Will definitely go back.

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Teesh
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Boyfriend and I came to experience the outdoor dining amidst covid. Wanting to try this place forever. Finally go and it was a horrible experience. We waited a long time at the hostess counter before we were seated. Our server seemed bothered. The food was cold. My boyfriend ate his meat. Drinks were not good. We left to go eat elsewhere. Wasn’t a fan nor will we be back. .

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Will
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food was fine, but there are lots of better Mexican options in Italian Market (blue corn, south philly barbacoa, mole poblano) or on passyunk (cantina de los caballitos), so its not worth going out of the way for. Value is decent, although a bit pricier than those places (ie 3 tacos for about $14-15 here, versus $10-12 at the other spots). Drinks were fine.

Service was sloppy, which usually doesn't bother me, but they brought wrong plate to our table and then realized mistake and took it away directly to another table - which seems like a red flag during a pandemic! They also forgot to bring silverware, commented on that and said it would be right out, only for it to never arrive. It's not bad per se - but lots of better options in the area.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The food was not fresh and pretty dry. The short rib enchiladas were very small and on the dry side. The veggie tacos were pretty bland and lacked flavor. Yucca fries were dry and tough. My perfect margarita had too much sweet and sour mix.

It was pretty cool to fill out the card for the guacamole and that was probably the only good part of our meal. Service was good. Experience was overall disappointing but of course I understood the COVID situation may have played a role in the quality.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seriously some of the best tacos I’ve ever had. And here I thought I couldn’t find any better than El Vez in Philly. Look no further.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The food was good, service was okay, not bad, but could’ve been better. Was disappointed in the wait time after we were seated, especially since they weren’t crowded. Just took a little too long to be waited on, served, and cleared.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor dining was very well done! Service and food were excellent! Looking forward to going back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and outdoor seating. I suggest doing the Guacamole and adding crab!

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MeganB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a great outdoor dining experience during COVID! Service was great! Recommend for a date night or girls night to catch up over margaritas.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic here - love the outdoor dining
They made us FRESH chips while we waited and the create your own guacamole is truly the best in the city
Highly recommend the watermelon margarita - u can ask for no sugar in it and it’s phenomenal
The service here is always the best and we will continue to make this one of our favorite stops!
The ceviche is also something I recommend highly but it’s all great here!

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vipPhillythropist
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate outside under the Shambles--it was magical! Great service and lovely meal.

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vipRShea
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super! My friend and I had a great experience.

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toshaJ
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks Great vibe Great service. Clean properly social distancing😍 Tried to go back the next day Sunday but they were closed😔

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vipArthurT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The shrimp tacos were amazing. The sauce that came with it was so delicious. Also the house special guacamole is a must have

My girlfriend and are really enjoyed the margaritas especially the watermelons and guava.

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ChrisP
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Drinks were a bit expensive but happy hour prices make them worth the cost

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Xochitl - Philadelphia does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. Xochitl - Philadelphia also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 238-7280.

Xochitl - Philadelphia is rated 4.5 stars by 1403 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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