Xico

4.4
669 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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sophocles
Portland
21 reviews
Dined on February 23, 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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 4, 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!

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KDiz
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipKathryn
Portland
24 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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AEG310
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 27, 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!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and staff. I definitely recommend.

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CarrieK
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on December 19, 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.

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Jeppo
Portland
38 reviews
Dined on December 17, 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!

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vipkjcarlton
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on December 15, 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.

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Ande
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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Genevao
1 review
Dined on November 29, 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.

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vipAlesonM
Portland
23 reviews
Dined on November 29, 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.

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Sparticle
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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

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ladolcevita
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly amazing and inspiring food!

JB
JenB
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service and every dish amazing. Gracias!

CS
CeciliaS
Portland
14 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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BanningH
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 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.

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leahkoshiyama
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Food was great, but the service was lacking. While it was a Friday night, it took almost 20 minutes to get water. It was one of those occasions where you felt like you had to know what you wanted, food and drink, because it was going to be another 30 minutes before you saw the server or waiter again. It took over an hour to get our food and another 20 minutes for an additional round of drinks. Again, the food and drink was great, but the service was terrible. Would not go again just for the food. There are too many amazing restaurants in Portland to have this experience.

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MetaL
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JD
JDM1
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Foodie279
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food. Lovely ambiance. Mexican hot chocolate was amazing!

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Stanton
Portland
11 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Did not disappoint, extremely good!!!

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vipPJrex
Portland
43 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wow the flavors at Xico impressed us! Can’t wait to return!

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KennethS
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 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!

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LSP13
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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ClairE
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 18, 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!

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KurtS
1 review
Dined on October 17, 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.

KM
KristenM
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and drinks are delicious! Been twice and we were more than pleased both times!

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vipHORCHATA
Portland
17 reviews
Dined on October 9, 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 !

DP
DennyP
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 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.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous Fun and delicious

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clinton
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on October 1, 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.

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MattH
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 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.

JG
JeffG
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

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Matt
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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Clifflat
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JM
JohnM
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 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.

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FrankA
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on September 26, 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.

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Karen
Portland
40 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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marleneb
Portland
32 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always interesting menu of Mexican flavors presented in an atypical way

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

Xico is rated 4.4 stars by 669 OpenTable diners.

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