Yxta Cocina Mexicana

★★★★★
  • 601 S Central Ave

    Los Angeles, CA 90021

    Map & Directions
  • 213-622-5540

About Yxta Cocina Mexicana

Hours
Mon-Tue 11:30am-9pm, Wed-Fri 11:30am-10pm, Sat 5pm-10pm

Food

Food
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Lovely industrial space with Dia de Los Muertos artwork. Great bar with an impressive Tequila selection. They also make a mean Michelada.

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Lovely industrial space with Dia de Los Muertos artwork. Great bar with an impressive Tequila selection. They also make a mean Michelada.

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one off the best resturant to eat very good food .

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one off the best resturant to eat very good food .

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If when you think of Mexican food the word "Crunch-wrap" enters your thoughts, this is not the place for you... On the other hand, if you want to have "grownup" Mexican food, Yxta offers a menu with little chance of going wrong.

Seeing the extensive tequila choices our night began with 2 Yxta Cadillacs. While sipping on them we were able to take in the decor, which was a combination of light & dark wood, unique lighting, and interesting art wrapped in an industrial look - with the exposed air conditioning work acting as a "tip of the hat" to the restaurant's warehouse district location.

As our dinner of Arrachera (marinated skirt steak) & Pollo en Mole Poblano was being fired up in the open kitchen, we were visited by Jesse, the owner. His family also owns El Arco Iris in Highland Park. Taking family recipes and putting his own interpretation on them, Jesse takes traditional Mexican food, adds splashes of the Yucatan and serves them in the style of a modern upscale restaurateur.

Dinner was great! Tender skirt steak paired with a housemade mole & cheese enchilada, rice & traditional black beans for me and chicken with mole poblano, rice & black beans for my date and two more fresh squeezed margaritas! Whatever you do, don't forget dessert or you'll miss out on the Capirotada which is the perfect punctuation!

Yxta serves notice to the restaurant world that the evolution of Mexican fare that started with restaurants like Frontera Grill & Javier's is in good hands.

2
★★★★★

If when you think of Mexican food the word "Crunch-wrap" enters your thoughts, this is not the place for you... On the other hand, if you want to have "grownup" Mexican food, Yxta offers a menu with little chance of going wrong.

Seeing the extensive tequila choices our night began with 2 Yxta Cadillacs. While sipping on them we were able to take in the decor, which was a combination of light & dark wood, unique lighting, and interesting art wrapped in an industrial look - with the exposed air conditioning work acting as a "tip of the hat" to the restaurant's warehouse district location.

As our dinner of Arrachera (marinated skirt steak) & Pollo en Mole Poblano was being fired up in the open kitchen, we were visited by Jesse, the owner. His family also owns El Arco Iris in Highland Park. Taking family recipes and putting his own interpretation on them, Jesse takes traditional Mexican food, adds splashes of the Yucatan and serves them in the style of a modern upscale restaurateur.

Dinner was great! Tender skirt steak paired with a housemade mole & cheese enchilada, rice & traditional black beans for me and chicken with mole poblano, rice & black beans for my date and two more fresh squeezed margaritas! Whatever you do, don't forget dessert or you'll miss out on the Capirotada which is the perfect punctuation!

Yxta serves notice to the restaurant world that the evolution of Mexican fare that started with restaurants like Frontera Grill & Javier's is in good hands.

Pros: Decor, food, drinks & staff

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Went here for Lunch, and was pleasently surpirsed. The decor is great, and so is the food.Our server was very nice, and attentive. There was a nice bar area, that looks like it would be fun for after work drinks! We will definitely be coming back to Yxta!

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★★★★★

Went here for Lunch, and was pleasently surpirsed. The decor is great, and so is the food.Our server was very nice, and attentive. There was a nice bar area, that looks like it would be fun for after work drinks! We will definitely be coming back to Yxta!

Pros: easy to park, service, food, atmosphere

Cons: non

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The least conspicuous of the cluster of haute Latin spots downtown, Yxta is one of the better-kept secrets for authentic yet upscale Mexican cuisine and tequila cocktails. It's a less than chic neighborhood (bordering skid row), but inside…

 

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