Mixto

4.5
1487 reviews
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$30 and under
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Cuban
Mixto is a two-story natural wood and exposed brick building located on the east side of downtown Philadelphia on the historic Antique Row. We have been opened for ten consecutive years. Our vision has been to bring an array of flavors of the Cuban, Latin American and Caribbean cuisine to the Center City area.

We are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with bar service and an extensive wine and cocktail selection.

Mixto offers outdoor dining with a South Beach Miami ambiance during the spring, summer & fall when the weather permits.
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Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

lovely brunch experience!

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CN
New England
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our waitress Liliana was very personable and attentive....food was excellent; please try the pork belly and the scallops.... delicious! I had the La Loca...one of the best cocktails I've had in awhile. Excellent time all around!

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Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Food and drinks are great. The hosts and their seating system is terrible. They stuck us in at a table in a crowded spot even though there were other available tables available. When we asked to be moved, the hosts gave some asinine excuse why we couldn’t move - something about reservations even though we had a reservation. It made no sense and I’m dumbfounded that the hosts could not accommodate. They were terrible which ruins what would normally be a great dining experience.

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MT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and drinks. Always enjoy the ambience. Although it is a little pricey I think it is worth every penny.

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the service, enjoyed the food! Loved everything! Keep staying awesome!!

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C
Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The food was very good and flavorful and the layout and décor was lovely. However, I was very disappointed on the service. I was seated in the upper level and it was rather empty, but it took ten minutes before the server came over to greet my table and take my order after I was served water. After the busser cleared our table it took the server another five minutes before coming over after I told the busser to let the server know I wanted my check. There must be a lack of sense of urgency or communication among the staff. You can find good and great food everywhere, but you can't find great service anywhere.

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LC
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

A wonderful place to have a meal. Pan Latin/Caribbean fare. Food quality continues to be great.

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OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistent!

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

Food was fantastic, seating upstairs was awkward (patrons seat back took up too much room into our table that her flipping of hair hit my husband on several occasions), my drink order was too acidic, replacement drink too very long to receive (no comps for that) and the waitress seemed a bit overwhelmed. Management did good asking about service and providing support.

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HC
Philadelphia
75 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I went with friends for a pre-show dinner. Service was good, maybe a touch slow. The cocktails were excellent. I had their jalapeno mojito (which, if you like things with a kick, was excellent), others ordered various margaritas. I think every dish we ordered, from scallops to vegetarian paella, was excellent. I would definitely go back.

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Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and the service was wonderful. I will totally be coming back and recommending this restaurant.

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N
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Probably my favorite restaurant in the city.

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ZC
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mixto was walking distance from our stay, figured we’d give it a shot for our date night & I’m glad we did. Food was delicious and it had an intimate feeling to it. Will definitely go back!

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were excellent

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M
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Must have been an off night.
Been there a dozen times without any problem.
Had to send cold soup back, sent 3 of 4 cold entrees back, 2 came back too overdone to eat.
Manager comped 2 entries.

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CC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great Food! The presentation of the food was beautiful. The service was fast and friendly. I’ll be back most definitely...

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CG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

We were there for the Restaurant week menu, the food was amazing. Every course was delicious, well cooked and at the right temperature. Unfortunately, the service was average at best. Slow and in attentive. From leaving used dishes on the table for long periods of time to bringing the next course before the previous one was finished.

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CF
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Overall, the food was pretty average. It did not seem to celebrate the Cuban cuisine that was advertised, and it lacked developed spice and flavor. The service was pretty good, but the food fell short of expectation.

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U
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Hostess upstairs was especially rude. Food is very average.

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AH
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the food was excellent. the staff was nice and attentive and the restaurant had a nice casual vibe.

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A
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was awesome! We enjoyed our dinner! Will be back to try more dishes!

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for restaurant week and we were very impressed! We will be back for sure!

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Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place for a first date

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LB
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, great staff, awesome decor, reasonably priced. Loved it

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P
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Birthday celebration turned into a nightmare! Place was very loud, service was very bad (long waited time) overcharged. Three course meals for Restaurant week $35 pp was charged for desert. Shouldn’t have been on the list! Never will go again.

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S
Philadelphia
107 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My latest thing is eating at the bar at Mixto. It's the perfect soloing for a late night delicious healthy dinner. The service at the bar is super fast. It's always easy to get a seat later in the evening at around 9. You can get avocado on anything and the drinks are delicious. LOVE Mixto <3

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and drinks plus the location is nice

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S
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

I frequently eat at Mixto but I didnot enjoy the prefixed menu for restaurant week. I bought a friend and the food was a poor representation of what your capable of.

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JD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Mixto was an awesome restaurant week find! They started us with complementary onion soup and delicious bread that tasted like it was grilled with butter. The food was overtly Latin American/Caribbean but had a unique twist (like deconstructed empanadas, vegetarian paella). The scallops were a highlight!

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c
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great flavoring and creative presentations. Service was fast and attentive. Definitely recommend.

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e
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I really enjoy this restaurant the service and the food was excellent will visit again soon.

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DM
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Mixto was our choice for night 3 of Restaurant Week, and it did not disappoint. We were seated on time for our 7:30pm reservation. We were placed by a drafty door, but thankfully the restaurant wasn't crowded, so the hostess was kind enough to take us to a new table upstairs.

Our server was Vincente, and he was very friendly and attentive. Anytime we needed anything, he just seemed to show up at the table. My choices were limited, as I don't eat meat and have a shellfish allergy. I went with the hearts of palm salad, the vegetable paella, and the tres leches cake. My boyfriend chose the sautéed shrimp, the lomo salteado, and the bananas foster empanada. The Restaurant Week special also came with a choice of soup, and we both chose lentil soup.

I really liked the lentil soup, and felt like my other choices were okay, but my boyfriend was blown away by everything- the soup, the sautéed shrimp, and the lomo salteado. He said that we absolutely must return, and that it was one of his best overall dining experiences. The desserts were pretty good as well, and as far as drinks- I went with the coconut mojito and he chose the rum punch...both were excellent. I definitely look forward to coming back and ordering from the main menu with more options availa

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MP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not completely authentic cuban but as close as it gets outside of Miami! Really enjoyed the plantains, tostones with shrimp enchilada, lomo salteada, and scallops with risotto! Definitely should try the coconut flan!

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Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

It was our anniversary & we were seated upstairs which I thought would be a little more upscale but we were sitting in front of s large screen tv with the Eagles-Saints game playing. Needless to say it was hard to compete with the game. I enjoyed my dinner but my husband said his was just ok. We waited quite a while for our drinks because as our waiter said there was only one bartender on duty at the downstairs bar. They did not carry sherry at the bar which is unheard of at a Spanish restaurant. Finally the service was unprofessional. While our server was polite at table, he and other employees, some on duty, some off duty, gathered at the bar in full view of customers to chat each other up. As you can imagine, it was difficult to get his attention.

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C
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 2

food was outstanding as per usual, but the hostess was refusing to sit us in the spot we originally requested while we made our reservation. she mentioned it was "completely full" upstairs, she was trying to give us a spot that was literally in the middle of where people were walking. we insisted and turns out there were spots, she was not very nice, kind or personable so we did not appreciate that. other than that, everything was ok!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Service was good. Mojito was nothing special. The flank steak was good, cooked perfect but was never given a steak knife.

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SP
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The appetizers all looked so great that we decided to make a meal out of them. Unfortunately our server didn’t course our food. All 5 appetizers, cold and hot, arrived on our tiny table for two, at the same time. Educate your staff on how to course the meal so diners don’t feel rushed and can enjoy each item. That being said, the food was good.

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JO
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food and ambiance. Friendly staff. Excellent food. Incredibly good price. Will always be a special memory for me.

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S
Philadelphia
107 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We brought our friends & family here for brunch. It was the BEST. The staff here were so helpful and sweet with our one and a half year old niece. They do have highchairs and make any adjustments you could ever want to their menu. The fruit smoothies were a hit with our group. We devoured our food and had the best service. Thank you Mixto for being so consistent! <3

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V
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friend came into town

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