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408 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1608
+1 215-238-7280
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good37%
  • Average15%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
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“guac” (12 reviews)
“flan” (6 reviews)
“pollo” (4 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish, South American, Central American
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408 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1608
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is genuine quality. From the guacamole (you get to customize your order) and calamari appetizers, to the entrees (Chili con Mole, Brisket Enchiladas, Shrimp Tacos, and Carnitas Tacos), to the desserts (flan and a three-chocolate cake)...out of this world. Great service (special shoutout...More

Thank Michael A
Pete L, General Manager at Xochitl, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello ! Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review ! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us. It's always useful to hear back from our customers to see how they see us, and it seems we left...More

Reviewed 30 June 2017

We come here frequently. Have been to many Mexican restaurants in the city and this is by far consistently the best. Other places have long lines and rotating bar bicycles but pale in comparison to Xochitl. Excellent drinks, great food and awesome happy hour options...More

Thank ahennessey
Reviewed 20 March 2017

The restaurant is in a nice area. The service was okay, and the menu looked authentic. However, after trying their food I was not impressed. Some of the ingredient combinations they used did not fit, the presentation of some dishes (e.g. tres leches cake) was...More

Thank rbravo
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Great service,food was awesome! Love the ambience...really took care of us, we were seated next to a large party and relocated us to a more private area! So frendly!

Thank Harold Q
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stumbled on this place by accident and LOVED the neighborhood. When we were there we couldn't order from their full menu, it was restaurant week. Meaning we had a 4 course meal @ $35 per person. We had a few options...More

Thank Tony B
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We chose to eat at Xochitl because it was within walking distance from our hotel and had good ratings on TripAdvisor. While we did not have a reservation, we were invited to sit at the bar, which featured the full menu. The hostess and waitress...More

Thank stirfry300
Reviewed 14 June 2016

Alex and I decided to have dinner at Xochitl during our visit in Philly (which is located on South 2nd Street about a 10 minute cab or uber ride outside of the main downtown area.) We quickly learned the title of the restaurant is pronounced...More

Thank Alessandra W
Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

We had a great meal at this charming restaurant in Society Hill. The place was fine for children. The waitstaff was attentive and accommodating. The tequila menu is extensive. The food was very, very good. The house made guacamole was excellent as was the fried...More

Thank rtala34
Reviewed 20 April 2016

We've eaten here a number of times, and it seems that the quality and taste of both the margaritas and entrees has been getting worse every time we go. The margaritas tasted a bit bitter and the crab ceviche smelled and tasted fishy. My husband...More

Thank dream_genie
Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

Wonderful and friendly atmosphere. Fantastic Margaritas and delicious menu. Not quiet, but not too loud. I went on a Wednesday evening. I will come again!

Thank Elizabeth H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$27
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, South American, Central American
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 408 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1608
    (Pine Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighbourhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-238-7280
  • E-mail
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.
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