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Xico, Portland, OR
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Xico

4.4
4.4
642 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Xico serves vibrant regional Mexican cuisine: classic and inspired dishes, fresh tortillas made from non-GMO corn, farm fresh local produce, sustainable meats, wild fish, and inventive desserts. We use as many as 20 different chiles at a time to create a menu that will take you and your palate straight to Mexico, from Oaxaca to Michoacan.

The heart of Xico's bar is Mezcal; a pit smoked agave spirit laced with smoke and perfect with chiles. Our classic Xico Margarita with fresh squeezed lime is unmatched and is known for being the best in Portland.

The petite wine list features Mexican and local gems, and natural wines from around the world.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Regional Mexican, Dessert

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (503) 548-6343

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Xico event spaces are perfect for your next event. From formal, multi-course dinners with wine, to casual cocktails and snacks, we are prepared to tailor our extraordinary event spaces to your specifications. In Southeast or Northwest, we have what you're looking for!

  • Private party contact

    Liz Davis: (877) 648-5503

  • Neighborhood

    Southeast Portland

  • Cross street

    37th Ave

  • Parking details

    It is easiest to find street parking North of Division St. on 37th and 38th avenues.

  • Public transit

    Bus line #2 stops across the street, and bus line #75 stops two blocks away. The Hawthorne street bus stops a 10 minute walk from Xico.

  • Additional

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

What 642 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. s

    sophocles

    Portland

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    i'd happily go back to xico for happy hour, or if i were more carnivorous; vegetarian options are limited (i.e., one dish), which was not very exciting. the salsas and chips are great, i understand the mixed drinks are very good. service is excellent. the noise level is throughly vibrant - even at 6pm on a Saturday. so ymmv.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Xico is our favorite Portland restaurant! We are always impressed with the quality and seasoning of the food, and just wish we could afford to go every day!
  3. KD

    KDiz

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New favorite spot in SE. The food is delicious and the service is outstanding. Can’t wait to go back!
  4. K

    Kathryn

    Portland

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great upscale, innovative food and fun vibe. James ga e us great service.
  5. AE

    AEG310

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spent the evening dining and conversing with my husband and my brother while he was visiting from out of town. The food was fantastic, the service was prompt and friendly, and we all had a wonderful time. The ambiance was delightful. We will definitely be back!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and staff. I definitely recommend.
  7. CK

    CarrieK

    Portland

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2018

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    I took my brother & sister-in-law here for Dinner to celebrate both their birthdays. We all enjoyed our dinners. I ordered the shrimp sops de Lima and it was fabulous. I plan to go again soon with a group of gal friends that love finding new places to dine. This one was a wonderful surprise. My only negative comment is that the music was too load.
  8. J

    Jeppo

    Portland

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed the Monday night special 2 for $22. We added on a couple of sides and were completely satisfied. The food was creative and delicious. It had been a long time since we ate here and thought the mea we kept saying, "why has it been so long since we ate here?" Good value, delicious food and drink, great service!
  9. k

    kjcarlton

    Portland

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dinner as always- we were running late for our reservation because of traffic and called in and they held our table for 20 extra minutes for us! So kind to do on a busy night!! Everything we ate was perfection, from the chips to the salsas to the incredible tamales- this place is a gem and always has such wonderful and creative vegetarian options.
  10. A

    Ande

    Portland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and relaxing atmosphere. Great place to celebrate a special day.
  11. G

    Geneva

    Portland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2018

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Unfortunately this restaurant didn’t meet expectations and we left a little disappointed. While the food was yummy, fresh, and unique and we expected to spend more than the average meal, we felt like the food was overpriced for what it was. After spending $77, we left not feeling full and I ended up with the worst bloating I have ever experienced to date. Not sure if it was the goat Barbacoa or if it was the oil used to fry the chips. Now 36 hours later, I am finally starting to feel normal. Also, the service started out great for the evening and gradually became sparse as the restaurant became too busy. Must have underestimated staffing needs. The food was delicious, however we just felt like we didn’t receive a good value and my body , as well as my boyfriends, unfortunately had a terrible reaction to what we ate.
  12. AM

    AlesonM

    Portland

    24 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2018

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    We've been here a number of times and food has been outstanding, and service has been suspect. We last dined here over three years ago due to poor service. On that particular evening, there were many things that went wrong, but the biggest was when a waiter from a different section knocked over a glass of water into a friends lap, and walked away. He knew he did it as my friend instantly jumped. The waiter walked away without saying a word and didn't come back. The neighboring table of women all instantly offered their napkins to my friend. We decided after three years to give it another shot. My dinner was great, but my friends dinner was cold and while my wife's main course was hot, the beans and rice on the side were cold. It's unfortunate that there doesn't seem to be consistency for us when we go there.
  13. S

    Sparticle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great margaritas, nice atmosphere. We enjoyed our time. The food was good.
  14. l

    ladolcevita

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly amazing and inspiring food!
  15. JB

    JenB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible service and every dish amazing. Gracias!
  16. CS

    CeciliaS

    Portland

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I really like this place. The food was great and the staff very friendly and helpful
  17. BH

    BanningH

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been to Xico several times and the experience is always wonderful. The ambiance of the space is perfect for a night of catching up with friends or impressing professional clients. The noise is never too loud that you can't carry on a conversation without yelling. The food is excellent. I have been impressed each time by their seasonal specials, and the mezcal tastings raise the bar to a whole new level! Be sure to try the octopus and carnitas, both favorites.
  18. ML

    MetaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food! This place is amazing and we loved the use of local farm food. The jalapeño margarita was perfectly spicy.
  19. JD

    JDM1

    Portland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best mole we've ever eaten; the octopus was amazing as well.
  20. F

    Foodie279

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great food. Lovely ambiance. Mexican hot chocolate was amazing!
  21. S

    Stanton

    Portland

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Did not disappoint, extremely good!!!
  22. PJ

    PJrex

    Portland

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wow the flavors at Xico impressed us! Can’t wait to return!
  23. KS

    KennethS

    Portland

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    When your only complaint is that a place has so many different tasty options that you can't nail down one or two "must have" items, that's a pretty good sign!
  24. LS

    LSP13

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great, service and atmosphere were excellent. Will definitely be back.
  25. CE

    ClairE

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My mom and I went to Oaxaca together, and this brought us right back to our trip! Xico is very special with all the amazing flavors of roasted chilies and extremely beautiful presentation. The service and cocktails are on point too!
  26. KS

    KurtS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We visited again this year for Veg Week. They had a Vegan Nacho dish that was delicious and more complex than I thought nachos could be. Also they had a vegan dessert this time which was not available last Veg Week.
  27. KM

    KristenM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and drinks are delicious! Been twice and we were more than pleased both times!
  28. HO

    HORCHATA

    Portland

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Xico is not only an excellent Mexican restaurant . Ethnicity is a pretext to make some different cooking . They do that very well . I repeat myself .... Love it !!! Bravo !
  29. DP

    DennyP

    Portland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful meal. Great food and cocktails. The atmosphere was intimate and comfortable. I would highly recommend this authentic style latin cuisine to anyone. From there house ground masa tortillas and chips to the absolutely amazing mole' we had. Two thumbs up.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous Fun and delicious
  31. C

    Carol

    Portland

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2018

    overall3food2service2ambience5
    The restaurant did not have the advertised Monday night special, and the waiter was not terribly apologetic about that. We waited well over an hour for the food, and my dish was very salty. We were on the lovely patio, but the service was sporadic and I felt we were forgotten mostly. I live in the neighborhood and probably will not return.
  32. MH

    MattH

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a delicious meal at Xico. Everything we ordered was excellent, including the Sopiapilla plate, Yucatan pork and Rockfish Ceviche. The seat by the window was lovely and service was very good. We would highly recommend it.
  33. JG

    JeffG

    Portland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Wonderful food! We will keep coming back, even though it's a bit of a drive it's worth it.
  34. M

    Matt

    Portland

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The Totopos were the best part of the experience! Service was fantastic and the the entrees were quite good as well.
  35. C

    Clifflat

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Found this online and took a chance... It was great!
  36. JM

    JohnM

    Portland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my second visit to Xico, and it has become one of my very favorite restaurants in Portland—which is saying a lot, given all the great options we have.
  37. FA

    FrankA

    Portland

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2018

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Our meals were delicious. The service was professional and our server was knowledgeable. We were promised patio seating. The day before our dinner, I received a phone call that the patio was reserved for a private party. Disappointing for us on a beautiful evening.
  38. K

    Karen

    Portland

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really nice space, patio was lovely. Monday night special was really good. Margaritas were very spicy.
  39. m

    mjbpdx

    Portland

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2018

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Always interesting menu of Mexican flavors presented in an atypical way
  40. EG

    EuniceG

    Portland

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2018

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Too pricey. Food is tasty but not spectacular. Definitely not going again.

FAQs

Xico offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (503) 548-6343.

Xico is rated 4.4 stars by 642 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    37th Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Southeast Portland

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Regional Mexican, Dessert

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    It is easiest to find street parking North of Division St. on 37th and 38th avenues.

  • Public transit

    Bus line #2 stops across the street, and bus line #75 stops two blocks away. The Hawthorne street bus stops a 10 minute walk from Xico.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

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

  • Phone number

    (503) 548-6343

  • Private party facilities

    Xico event spaces are perfect for your next event. From formal, multi-course dinners with wine, to casual cocktails and snacks, we are prepared to tailor our extraordinary event spaces to your specifications. In Southeast or Northwest, we have what you're looking for!

  • Private party contact

    Liz Davis: (877) 648-5503

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