Yxta Cocina Mexicana
Yxta does it rightI took a friend for her birthday. We've been to Mexico and have great respect for the Mexican chef's values of freshness and taste. Yxta honors both. My friend was thrilled with the helpful waiter, who explained to her that she could get a blood-orange Margarita even though it's not on the menu, and who showed real enthusiasm for his restaurant. We both loved our meals -- she had chicken and I had salmon -- and only regretted that we were too full for desert.
By the way, I had a cocktail named "La Fresa" -- tequila, strawberry and mint. Ridiculously delicious.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMFood, service...everythingFood, service...everything was perfect! Something for everyone!! Even the parking is easy!!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMReally fun choice--great food!I was a little apprehensive about the neighborhood--ended up being completely fine! Food and drinks were really good--and priced well. I would definitely return. Our party ranged from grandma to college students to grammar school kids and everyone was happy with their food. We came to celebrate sister's graduation from USC and it was the perfect choice! Fun and hip without breaking the bank!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMI sure will be back againVery positive, enjoyable experience. Quick, very friendly service, recommendation far above the "rush down 4 or 5 items list" one often gets. Followed some of the recommendations and was fully worth it. Sure to be back again some time soon.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMSkirt Steak was ok - meatSkirt Steak was ok - meat not tender enough but overall presentation was nice. Mole sauce on enchiladas was a little too sweet and not enough of the dark aromas for those who prefer mole with more depth. But the service was nice and would go again for drinks and a great place to meet friends.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWas in the area for a playWas in the area for a play and needed some food first. Unfamiliar with local joints, so chose the place after looking at several menus. An amazing choice it was! The friendliness of the service was fantastic. It was a Saturday evening, and they offered a happy hour menu...unheard of at other restaurants on weekends. The drinks were spectacular...we had the daily juice (melon and cantaloupe) with an added shot of jalepeno tequila. Yum! The corn chowder was the best I've ever had. My buddy is a vegetarian and really enjoyed the menu options. All of the food was delicious. We're still telling people about this place!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat restaurant. The foodGreat restaurant. The food and service are exceptional. We will continue to go back again and again.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMI love Yxta - I've been thereI love Yxta - I've been there several times and have always left feeling happy and satisfied. They have quite a few vegetarian options which I appreciate. The margaritas are fabulous - a great selection of unique flavors. Service is a tad slow but friendly. Be aware - this is a noisy restaurant so wouldn't work for a business lunch.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMSecond time I was there andSecond time I was there and it was even better. Great food and great service. Couldn't ask for more. We'll come back whenever in the area. Note: Parking is a challenge.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a great meal with my midHad a great meal with my mid thirties daughter and son.........we wanted upscale Mexican food and Yxta hit the spot........The Margaritas were great also......Seamless open table res and arrival seated immediately great attentive service. We didn't feel rushed. I found it similar to Mercado in SMO.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMgoing back...Good bar and happy hour. Excellent margaritas. Food was dee-li-cious; I bit of a modern spin to traditional dishes. Fresh homemade tortillas and perfect guacamole. Each of our party of 4 was very happy with their meal and the exceptional service.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMA Los Angeles TreasureAmazing Food. Great overall design and ambiance. Can't WAIT to go back. I'm not a big mole fan, but the steak I had (which was incredible) came with a mole enchilada..... WOW! Soooooo Gooooood!3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the restaurants thatOne of the restaurants that I've been wanting to try and the day has finally come! A gf and I came during HH. Even if it wasn't happy hour, I would gladly pay full price the the entrees we tried this evening. Great spot for after work eats or even a luncheon. Spacious restaurant with friendly staff!!
We shared the following:
Tostadas de ceviche - came on two med sized tostadas. Great taste & texture in every bite!
Tacos al Pastor - slowly incorporating pork back into my taste buds and this taco was great, especially with the sweet taste of the pineapple on top!
Tacos de Machaca - this was a winner for me! Loved the spices on the shredded beef. All tacos that we tried we generously packed on the tortilla.
I shall be back!3/7/2013 12:00:00 AM