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Mon - Sat5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sun5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Center City, Center City East

Xochitl Restaurant

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Great drinks and snacks!

My husband and I popped in here after a dance lesson at Society Hill Dance Academy across the way for an early evening refreshment, we grabbed a seat at the dark wooden bar. \r CHICHARRONES!! Three words= Crackling, pork, rinds!! Sounds horrific, but let me tell you- if you ever thought about, intrigued to try them, THIS is the place to do it. They are accompanied with a radish, mint salsa verde and it's complete u... view more

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Mediocre Mexican, Even For Philly

I was eagerly awaiting a trip to Xochitl after a recent glowing review for their tableside guacamole in Philly Mag. Unfortunately, you can add this place to the list of Philly ""Mexican"" establishments (El Vez, Tequilas) which for some reason go over the top in their menu designs (e.g. baby goat, blood sausage) but nary an enchillada on the menu. Room is exceptionally loud. Tableside guacamole was very bland and ... view more

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Disappointing - Bad value for so-so food

If you want innovative Mexican food, good service, or a good meal at a decent price, you'd be advised to miss Xochitl. The food: decent, but I found other reviewers were over-emphatic with their praise. We were a group of 4 and got the mixed grill, a fish special, and the rabbit. Mixed grill was OK, the fish was tasteless (frozen for sure), and the rabbit was delicious. The service: we had a snobby young guy with sho... view more

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Poor Attitudes

We had a reservation for 6:30. There was an accident in front of us on the way there, so when it became apparent we were going to be late I called the restaurant. The hostess said ""Not a problem - I can't give you your original table, but we have a nice hightop table in the bar that will seat you when you get here."" Ok.\r \r So we get there, approx 20 min late for our reservation. There are three tables in the pl... view more

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Marvelous Margaritas!

I've been here for dinner a few times and visit the happy hour on occasion. Great upscale Mexican food. Happy Hour deals are great. Order the guacamole and they mix it right at your table. Waitstaff is very friendly and have great recommendations. Cozy decor; can be a little too loud.

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Xochitl is cute, it's cozy, and it's warm. The high point in this restaurant is service. From the professional and attentive host, chatty bartender at the downstairs bar to the absolutely perfect table service. The Appetizers were by far the best part of the meal. Exciting flavors, fine presentation. Our entrees, the bistec azteca and langosto enchiladas weren't bad at all, but also weren't standout. The s... view more

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#19 on Best of Philly? Not Even Close!

My husband and I made 9:30 reservations on a Friday night after recommendations from a few friends. We had the tasteless tamales as an appetizer and of the 7 main entrees on the menu, three were unavailable. I settled on the flank steak (since my first three preferences were the entrees they were out of) and didn't anticipate a great cut of meat but expected some interesting flavors. Turns out, an order of fajitas ... view more

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The spice of life!

A friend and I had an intimate get together at Xochitl. We were seated in their lower level which had such a nice ambiance with candles and dimmed lighting. Table-side guacamole prepared to order was the highlight of the evening as was the cocktail I ordered that featured prickly pear cactus juice. The recommendations made by the server were helpful but the real show was watching the table next to us: they were Xochi... view more

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Not your ordinary Mexican food

In short, this was a memorable eating experience. The menu was inventive, and reminded me of chef Rick Bayless' take on Mexican (if you've eaten at Frontera Grill in Chicago, you know what I mean.) For appetizers, we had the tostadas de ceviche, which had the perfect amount of citrus, and tender chunks of seafood. The octopus had a nice texture--surprisely not chewy. The sopa Azteca had this lovely smoky quality to i... view more

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Good food but needs work

Three of us went for dinner, having heard good things about it. The decor is quite nice, and we all enjoyed the food -- some of it was quite excellent -- but there were too many glitches for a strong review, especially at the rather high prices they charge. (Entrees mostly $20 or more, and drinks at $9 and up.) Several items on the small menu were not available and I found my choices already somewhat limited by certa... view more

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