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“Not Authentic” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Xilantro - CLOSED

Xilantro
Price range: US$20 - US$30
Cuisines: Mexican, Latin, American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Lancaster Ave
Transit: There is a public transit stop only one block from the Wayne train station which makes the commute to Xilantro very easy.
Description: Xilantro Restaurant located in the heart of Wayne takes pride in serving the finest Mexican cuisine. Join us today and enjoy our artisan dishes along with the largest selection of premium tequila in the area. Our tables are now open, and we invite you to enjoy an authentic Mexican dining experience.
York, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
123 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Not Authentic”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2014

Although this restaurant is very popular, it is disappointing that the patrons believe it to have authentic Mexican food. We dined here during a recent trip to the area and happened to have with us a relative who was visiting from Mexico. I vacation in Mexico every year and lived there for over a decade. This restaurant is to Mexican food as Denny's is to American food. While it may be a nice place to have a drink and sit outside (I did not try their drinks), it is an overpriced poor example of Mexican cuisine.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank civility
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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
116 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Best Mexican Food in Wayne!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014

We've been here a few times since it opened and hesitated going back because our past experiences weren't great. However, we had friends from Europe staying with us and they wanted Mexican food so we decided to give it another try. WOW, what an improvement, kudos to the management!! The restaurant inside and out was full, the atmosphere was fun and the food, delicious. The waitress was awesome and very attentive without being intrusive. Begin your experience with their famous Guacamole served in a wonderful earthenware bowl (voted best on the Main Line). Their House Margaritas are excellent as are the Mojitos and Sangria (great on a hot summer night). They have the most incredible array of Tequila so be prepared to be tempted! My husband had the Chalupa as a main course and I had Flautas, our friends had Pollo Moctexuma (wonderful) Carmarones Culiacan and Filete Toluca. The food was so nicely presented that I took a photo (which is rare for me). Everyone enjoyed the experience. Sadly we didn't have room for dessert but they looked awesome and will leave room next time we come. There were five of us so we opted to eat inside (reservations recommended, they don't take reservations outside). Again, bravo on the improvement especially to our waitress & hostess.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Suze215
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Daniela G, Manager at Xilantro, responded to this review, 4 August 2014
Dear Suze215,

I would like to thank you for the great review. I was thrilled to read that "Best Mexican food in Wayne" . It was our pleasure to serving you. Thank you for staying with us and we look forward to welcoming you back soon!
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good Atmosphere, Average food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

We live in the neighborhood, but haven't been to Xilantro for a couple years. Xilantro has a really nice atmosphere, especially in nice weather you can dine outdoors on their front patio. Their wait staff is very nice and efficient. The food, however, is really just average: there was just not much flavor in any of our meals. Even the guacamole and margaritas which are usually very good, just fell flat on the Friday night we visited. With a better cook staff, this restaurant could be excellent and would probably have a packed house every night.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Judy M
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Daniela G, Manager at Xilantro, responded to this review, 28 July 2014
Dear Judy M,

We value customer feedback and thank you for highlighting the positive and being constructive with areas that you feel we need to work on. We use the reviews as a tool to improve the customer experience.

Most importantly thank you for staying with us and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Radnor, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Drinks service outside”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

Last Friday was pretty awesome weather so we swung by Xilantro to hang-out in the outside lounge area. Vibe was great. Service great. We had drinks with friends and people watched for a couple of hours. Waiter was very nice and did a great job.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Aaron W
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Daniela G, Manager at Xilantro, responded to this review, 28 July 2014
Dear Aaron W,

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your visit at Xilantro. It was a pleasure to serve you and We hope to see you soon again.
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“Long time fan”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014

I've been a fan of Xilantro since they opened. Their servers, bar staff, hostesses and owner are top notch in service. Their menu changes and always improves, while keeping my long time favorites. I love that they don't make frozen margaritas, their classic margaritas on the rocks with fresh ingredients and no artificially made sour mix is what really sets them apart. We take all of our out of town guests to Xilantro!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank PamelaB1223
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Daniela G, Manager at Xilantro, responded to this review, 22 July 2014
Dear PamelaB1223,

Thank you for choosing us and for the great review! I was thrilled that you recognized the team. It is always our pleasure to serve you. Thank you again for your visit and also for recommending our restaurant to others!
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