Xochitl Cocina Mexicana

4
31 reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Xochitl (pronounced So-Cheel)
Handcrafted Modern Mexican culinary dining experience.

Serving carefully curated dishes to pair with an impressive roster of drinks and style.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 31 People Are SayingWrite a review
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4.0based on all time ratings
4.1
Food
4.1
Service
4.2
Ambience
3.7
Value
Noise · Moderate
82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience1

Service very slow, food was not good , expensive, when we got there they said my reservation was for 2 and it was for 5 so we waited an extra 40 mins , some severs had their masks pulled down whine taking orders and serving food

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Brandi
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

The staff wore masks and were polite. The margaritas were great. The tacos were mediocre at best... the citrus chicken one was super dry, but the shrimp were good. My partner noted that the food took nearly 45 mins for 6 tacos. They were hosting a 20-25 top party right in the middle of the restaurant. I thought it was a bit careless for covid times.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience5

Poor service, I had to leave the table and go get drinks at the bar because the waitress didn’t come to our table. Will not recommend the food, the atmosphere is great, good music so I suggest just drinks and guacamole and chips

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vipCarollD
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

great food and margaritas. The nachos were super nasty and loved seeing all the people walk by.

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vipSueM
Tampa
20 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Good food and service. Add umbrellas for outdoor dining. I’ll definitely go there again

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vipSMMTDM
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Drinks were incredible!! The Pork Belly Tacos were soooo tasty

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vipMallorieD
Tampa
25 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Our service was great. We got the shrimp and pork belly tacos. Neither of us liked them.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Tony our server was awesome. Entrees were really good. The queso we ordered was not that great, tasted gritty. Disappointed with no chips and salsa at the table. The drinks were phenomenal, would love to try more of them but they come at a higher cost. I’m ok with paying a bit more on drinks if they were as good as what we had. Overall I would go back for entree and drinks and service

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience3

Food was just not good. It’s like a Chipotle but they seat you. We had the steak tacos, steak quesadilla, and received carne Asada for some reason (even though we ordered pork carnitas).

The “filet” on all 3 dishes had a ton of fat left on the pieces. My girlfriend killed 2 gnats while eating... 1 did get away ☹️

The pictures of the bar area are great, but it is not an accurate representation of the restaurant.

Lastly, the AC duct tape as dripping water in my shoulder, table, & margarita the entire time.

Good feedback: the service was solid, only issue was the messed up order

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Anthony
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was great! We were seated promptly, the ambiance was nice, and the service was great! I ordered the carne asada platter and my friend ordered a chicken burrito. The portions were huge!

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vipStephy
Tampa
25 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The menu was simple with good options. I was disappointed that they did not have iced tea. The waiter wasn't the most friendly but overall was ok. I would definitely go back in the future and try something new on the menu.

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AntonelliDom
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Elotes and Tacos for the win!!! Great ambiance and great atmosphere! Also Summer Clearance brings the vibes!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall2Food3Service4Ambience2

Sat us at a freezing cold spot in the restaurant we asked to move, and they obliged. Every table that got sat there after us also asked to be moved because of the vents being blown right at the table. Our appetizer came out and it was cold but it had good flavor (the queso). The main entree took a very long time to come, and I think our server was nervous about it, because we didn’t see her back that entire time to check on us and ask if we wanted another cocktail or water (she was very sweet though!)

OT
OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience3

Horrible service and food orders and checks were messed up several times.

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vipSam2415
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience3

There was some sort of vendor beer party going on when we arrived. DJ and extremely loud. We had reserved outdoor seating on OT but that res was nowhere to be found. We (my husband and I) sat in the back which was fine and waitress was very nice. The food however was terrible. We got the "trio" of dips which took forever to come and were served in 3 Styrofoam takeout containers. The queso tasted like water with cheese. Sent it back. I ordered tacos with no onions and no pico. They came out loaded with onions and pico. My husband's carne asada had large pieces of fat filled steak. Had to ask for place settings and salt and pepper. Drinks were expensive and made with margarita mix. It was a total waste of $100.

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vipSonyaW
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Loved the margaritas especially the chili lime salt on the rim. We had the mango jalapeño and watermelon. My son had the carnitas tacos and really enjoyed them. I had the verde chicken enchiladas and they were delicious. Nice vibe for a new restaurant.

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CoreyP
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

The cost for two of us with two drinks was $92. This is OUTRAGEOUS! I have never been to a place that charged so much for good and drinks. I had two Micheladas and the bowl with steak, my friend had steak tacos with two vodka red bulls and we both shared the guacamole queso and salsa. It’s crazy that the total for simple items was so expensive. Price points should be changed. Loved everything else but at the present prices and the economy as it is, these costs are ridiculous.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Taco Tuesday was okay. Could have had options for the shell as most people weren’t a fan of the. Corn tortillas

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Elcee
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Tom made a great margarita! Not the best Mexican I’ve had but the churros were yummy

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

This place was amazing, great food the service was good even if it was in the middle of a pandemic and the server was doing everything alone. I love this place and will return.

KP
KellyP
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

They were crushing it! Food so good. Drinks so good. Service fabulous. Going back everyday until they get annoyed with me... haha.

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vipAlliV
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Great service and atmosphere! Great margaritas

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viptampa4food
Tampa
84 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Authentic and tasty Mexican food in an artistic ambience. Excellent and attentive service. Great Margaritas and tequila/ mezcal menu. Not your Tex-Mex, but real Mexican flavors.

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vipKeepingitlocal
Tampa
42 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

Stopped in for early dinner after work. Cute place. Great location across from armature works. There was no happy hour of any kind. Food variety on the menu looked good. Food presentation and plating was below average. I ordered enchiladas. Sauce was good but food inside was cold. My better half ordered carnitas. Came out as shredded pork. Did not look good at all. Tasted ok. This place has good potential. Staff was nice and attentive. The margaritas were average. I’d stop by again to sit in the front sidewalk and have chips and a drink but probably pass on dinner.

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ssm462
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

Waited 30 minutes for water. No drink menu. Frozen avocados for the guacamole.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

They was closed, hopefully they post closed on the website so people won't think they open
Or correct Hours on the website

Xochitl Cocina Mexicana
Responded on 30 May 2020

I am so sorry you came while we were closed. Unfortunately, due to the pandemic we had to close our doors after only being open a week. We are open now! Please be sure to stop by when you want some delicious tacos : )

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vipDebbieL
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Yummy food just wished they provided free chips like most Mexican restaurants. Will go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing. The soup didn’t have any garnish and the top shelf tequila flight wasn’t explained to us (no idea what we were drinking. Just dropped off and walked off). But otherwise it was an amazing meal. Server was super friendly and on his A game. Food was delicious. 9/10. Will go back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience1

The lighting needs work. Gorgeous space but a $20 dimmer switch would do wonders. Stark overhead track lighting is a friend to no one.

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KendraG
Tampa
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience3

Food was overpriced but our server was very pleasant.

Xochitl Cocina Mexicana
Responded on 30 May 2020

Thanks for your post Kendra. Please know that our food consists of heirloom beans and imported masa from Oaxaca. We strive to provide delicious and nutritional food for our customers. Additionally, if you had the pork belly tacos or appetizer, that came from Heritage pork, our chicken comes from a local farm and is anti biotic free and free range. Our ingredients are pretty special, but still, we apologize for any inconvenience.

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Dobaa
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious handcrafted food and drinks, fun and hip atmosphere, beautiful vibrant decor, and friendly, accommodating and professional service from all! We will be back soon!

FAQs

Xochitl Cocina Mexicana offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (833) 962-4485.

Xochitl Cocina Mexicana is rated 4 stars by 31 OpenTable diners.