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Review of Xochitl

Xochitl
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Ranked #879 of 4,390 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Price range: US$14 - US$27
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighbourhood: City Center East
Cross street: Pine Street
Description: Xochitl serves traditional Mexican fare with a modern twist in a fun and comfortable setting. Enjoy fresh made guacamole, antojitos, ceviches, and platos fuertes. Two full service bars feature hand-squeezed margaritas and fresh specialty cocktails. Our extensive tequila list features over 70 bottles.
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Love this place”
Reviewed 13 November 2013 via mobile

Xochitl is not your typical tacos and burritos Mexican restaurant. If you are looking for Americanized Mexican food go somewhere else. The food here is Classic Mexican flavor. The well thought out menu offers incredible options. Must have items include the Queso Fundido, Guacamole made to order exactly as you like with a menu of ingredients. The Short Rib, Fried Chicken (yes fried chicken) and Flank Steak are fantastic. Here's a tip. Ask for " hot sauce" not salsa. The chefs bottles a few special house made sauces to add spice and flavor to your food. Don't miss the house made margarita made the traditional way with tequila, fresh lime and simple syrup. No margarita mix used here.

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Philadelphia
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Bad manager”
Reviewed 10 October 2013

Ate dinner at this place last night. We made our reservation through Savored and there was a problem with it at the restaurant. The manager was arrogant and insisted we had made the reservation through Open Table. We said there must be a mistake, and eventually he called Savored(who have done this before), and it was corrected. He came to our table and told us it was straightened out. He never apologized. It was too bad that his attitude was bad, because he ruined a nice evening. The food was good, and our waitress was a very sweet, helpful young Mexican woman, who knew her stuff. However, we are not rushing back there.

Visited October 2013
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Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska
Level 6 Contributor
118 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“If you just want to hemorrhage money on basic fare, then go.”
Reviewed 27 September 2013

It's my second trip there. Both times I've been so underwhelmed. The food is extremely pricey for the portion sizes. Cocktails are about 12-15 bucks a piece. They have one bathroom, so if you need to go, you have to spend 10-15 minutes in line, like you're at a train station. The staff all have an attitude. Not impressed.

  • Visited September 2013
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Toms River, New Jersey
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Sister Act Goes Mexican”
Reviewed 28 July 2013

My sister and I spent a fun filled Saturday evening at Xochitl. Our waiter, Josh, was great. We sat down and told him that we planned on eating our way through (most of) the appetizer menu. We started with the Blood Orange Martini (which is a yummy-d up version of a margarita). The design it yourself guacamole was an inspired idea. It was delicious! The Queso Fundido with the chorizo was excellent and not overly spicy. The mole chicken drummettes were good, but we would have been happy to have a bowl of the mole and forgone the chicken (a little too much fat - a little too little meat). Crab ceviche? Yum.
Mango cake for dessert? Yup! We had fun, the wait staff was sweet, and we'll go back.

  • Visited July 2013
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Miami, Florida, USA
Level 6 Contributor
340 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Excellent Mex in a good location.”
Reviewed 27 June 2013

Good Margaritas, custom made with fresh squeezed limes by Kate, who was a fantastic bartender. We ended up eating at the bar since she told us the midweek special was the Molcajete Special-make your own tacos with a great selection of ingredients. Also great, customizable quacamole ordered from a checklist of available options. Loved it.

Visited June 2013
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