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Xochitl Cocina Mexicana, Tampa, FL

Xochitl Cocina Mexicana

4.0
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.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (833) 962-4485

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jacqueline Gonzalez

  • Catering

    Please contact management for information for Catering at Xochitl at admin@ilovexochitl.com

  • Neighborhood

    Tampa

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 31 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.0
4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.7Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 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
  2. B

    Brandi

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 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.
  3. GV

    GabrielV

    Tampa

    12 reviews

    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 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
  4. CD

    CarollD

    Tampa

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great food and margaritas. The nachos were super nasty and loved seeing all the people walk by.
  5. SM

    SueM

    Tampa

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Good food and service. Add umbrellas for outdoor dining. I’ll definitely go there again
  6. SM

    SMMTDM

    Philadelphia

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Drinks were incredible!! The Pork Belly Tacos were soooo tasty
  7. MD

    MallorieD

    Tampa

    30 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2020

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Our service was great. We got the shrimp and pork belly tacos. Neither of us liked them.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 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
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 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
  10. A

    Anthony

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 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!
  11. S

    Stephy

    Tampa

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 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.
  12. AD

    AntonelliDom

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Elotes and Tacos for the win!!! Great ambiance and great atmosphere! Also Summer Clearance brings the vibes!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 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!)
  14. CC

    CourtneyC

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2020

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Horrible service and food orders and checks were messed up several times.
  15. S

    Sam2415

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 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.
  16. SW

    SonyaW

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 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.
  17. CP

    CoreyP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 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.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2020

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Taco Tuesday was okay. Could have had options for the shell as most people weren’t a fan of the. Corn tortillas
  19. E

    Elcee

    New England

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Tom made a great margarita! Not the best Mexican I’ve had but the churros were yummy
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 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.
  21. KP

    KellyP

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They were crushing it! Food so good. Drinks so good. Service fabulous. Going back everyday until they get annoyed with me... haha.
  22. AV

    AlliV

    Tampa

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2020

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Great service and atmosphere! Great margaritas
  23. t

    tampa4food

    Tampa

    88 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 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.
  24. K

    Keepingitlocal

    Tampa

    52 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 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.
  25. s

    ssm462

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2020

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Waited 30 minutes for water. No drink menu. Frozen avocados for the guacamole.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 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 MexicanaResponded on May 30, 2020I 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 : )

  27. DL

    DebbieL

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Yummy food just wished they provided free chips like most Mexican restaurants. Will go back!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 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.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 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.
  30. KG

    KendraG

    Tampa

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2020

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    Food was overpriced but our server was very pleasant.

    Xochitl Cocina MexicanaResponded on May 30, 2020Thanks 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.

  31. D

    Dobaa

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 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!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Xochitl Cocina Mexicana using the Order Online button. Xochitl Cocina Mexicana also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Xochitl Cocina Mexicana also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (833) 962-4485.

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

Not available on OpenTable

Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

If you like, we'll notify you by email if this restaurant joins.


Is this your restaurant?
Claim this listing

Order delivery or takeout

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Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Tampa

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jacqueline Gonzalez

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (833) 962-4485

  • Catering

    Please contact management for information for Catering at Xochitl at admin@ilovexochitl.com

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