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Posted by JT Squared on 09/30/2011
Go for happy hour only! Sit at the bar, ask for Brad, Margaritas are great. Went for dinner on 9/30 and very disappointed. The sauces were bland. Entree portions were small. Service was slow. A far cry from what it had been in the past. Upon being seated, our server informed us that the restaurant was closed for 4 days and gutted (didn't notice any difference to the interior). The menu was now more tapas and made for sharing, although the portions/prices didn't really fit the typical tapas mold. And, the possible additions to the guacamole were cilantro, red onion, tomato, and jalapeno (which I thought were standard ingredients, but perhaps I am mistaken). We loved this place in the past, but will not return for a meal. Enjoy happy hour, then go down the street for pizza.
Posted by Happy diner on 06/12/2011
Some friends and I went for brunch last weekend as we were walking through headhouse square and saw that it was open. Let me tell you, I am so happy that we stumbled upon this place! The guacamole is made to order, and it is amazing! My table had black bean hotcakes and huevos rancheros among other delicious things. It is so refreshing to have found such excellent Mexican food. We will definitely be back!
Posted by full tummy on 08/04/2009
I'm not sure why there are bad reviews for this restaurant. I've been to Xochitl numerous times and have NEVER had a bad meal or bad service. The food is simply fantastic. I absolutely ADORE their guacamole specials (my favorite to date is a truffle guac) and their sangria is truly remarkable. Honestly, I've never had a tastier sangria--they use lots of fresh fruits and add a generous amount of tequila to the mix to give the sangria a bit of a punch. Woo!! I've also really enjoyed their halibut and stuffed peppers as well as their salads. Their churros are also amazing. Basically--I'm in love with this restaurant. And I've been to all of the higher-end Mexican-type restaurants in the city. Xochitl is memorable and delicious. It's such a cute place to bring a date or your family. Go on a weeknight and you'll avoid some of the loud crowds that show up.
Posted by Anonymous on 05/02/2009
My husband and I love Mayan and Yucatecan food so we were very excited to try the food at this restaurant. We were so disappointed! The food was bland and not very inventive, without much regional flavor at all. The waitress was rude and flippant bringing us warm beer and then saying "Sorry I'm not the bartender." Way overpriced and will never go back.
Posted by kboo on 05/01/2009
I really really like Xochitl. I've been there a number of times and have had great food and great service each time. Yes, it's somewhat pricey. But so is all the good food in Philadelphia. The guacamole is amazing. And the chile en nogada is really unique--a stuffed pepper with fruit in it! I crave that pepper between visits. Yum!
Posted by troptrav on 04/14/2008
We arrived for our reservation 20 minutes late due to traffic, which was 7:50. We were told they needed out table back by 9:30 for the next reservation. OK. So, we went to place our order and my husband wanted soup and an app and they told him one or the other. He couldn't have both due to the time limit. The hostess who was nearby was dictating to the waitress what time we had to leave. Ok, fine, no soup for you. Our appetizers came and they were ok. Our entree came and again, ok. I told the waitress in passing that I wanted churros for dessert. She said, oh I don't know if you'll have time. What?! No soup and no dessert. It took us an hour to get there and a babysitter for the night and now I get to leave without churros. I said, um, I'm not leaving wihout churros. Needless to say, we won't be returning.
Posted by Anonymous on 01/01/2008
I agree this place is expensive but I think the food and especially the service are much better than described by other reviews on here. Try it yourself, a gem in the neighborhood.