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408 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1608
+1 215-238-7280
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good39%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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“guacamole” (37 reviews)
“flan” (6 reviews)
“tacos” (12 reviews)
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Mexican, Latin, Spanish, South American
$$ - $$$
408 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1608
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Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

I can’t review the food or drink since we were there for a half hour with nothing but water. We placed a drink order and watched two other parties be seated and served drinks and appetizers. It was midweek and the restaurant was not crowded....More

Thank 4ksav
Reviewed 11 May 2018

Went here after a long day at the Convention Center. The place is small but comfortable. It was definitely not cheap but I will say, the margaritas were tasty albeit a tad small. I miss California margaritas....... The guacamole was handmade and was very good...More

Thank Misplaced_Childhood
Reviewed 19 December 2017

My wife and I recently tried out Xochitl on 2nd Street and we were well pleased. This is an upscale Mexican Restaurant. You custom order your Guacamole (we took the advice of our waiter and ordered it with pomegranate and goat cheese). I ordered the...More

Thank Curt K
Reviewed 9 November 2017

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 11 November 2017

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 1 July 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 21 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 30 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 20 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 14 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 14 - USD 27
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 408 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1608
    (Pine Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Centre East
  • Neighbourhood: City Centre 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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