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IXTA, New York, NY

IXTA

4.6
4.6
110 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mexican
Serving upscale Oaxaca and Regional Mexican Cuisine with a twist; along with imported artisanal mezcal and tequila handpicked from various regions of Mexico. IXTA Cocina Mexicana + Mezcal Bar located in Manhattan’s lower east side (LES) on Bowery.

Get away from the hustle and bustle of New York City and step into the jungle of our enchanted Tulum themed Mexican Restaurant. Combining savory housemade Oaxacan moles and freshly sourced Mexican cuisine created by executive chef Francisco Blanco.

Our handcrafted cocktails are artfully created from the finest selection of local and imported liquor, including different selections of mezcal, tequila, and rum—including some specialized IPA and wines from Mexico. All our specialty cocktails are alchemized with exotic herbs and spices, and seasonal fruits.

Join the celebration and experience IXTA for yourself!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Mexican
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (917) 732-4982
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Francisco Blanco
  • Private party facilities
    You can book our private dining room for a $200 per person food and beverage minimum spend (pre-tax/gratuity). Any difference between the amount consumed and the minimum spend will be charged as a room fee. For parties of less than 8 guests the minimum spend is $1600.
  • Neighborhood
    East Village
  • Cross street
    Houston Street and First Avenue
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 110 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

110 Reviews
  1. MaryamM

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent and our server was amazing. It’s a gorgeous restaurant the only thing I would say is I wish they had a well maintained and clean restroom. Otherwise I def plan on coming back.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Definitely will go back soon!! Everything was great

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  3. J1993R

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I came to Ixta for brunch with a friend a few weeks back and thought it would be a great option for my birthday dinner as the ambiance was entrancing, the menu was extensive, the drinks were delicious, and the servers were more than accommodating. I wish the portion for the Mayan jumbo prawns were larger. $18 for two prawns a little much don’t you think? We as a whole table also agreed that the guacamole was disappointing especially since they did not come with chips they came with corn tostadas which wasn’t ideal for a party of 9. The drinks were a hit across the board. The pollo a la brasa was phenomenal full of flavor and wonderful composition. Cute spot for brunch or a date plenty of photo ops. Solid 4 stars.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing! Great food and service! Will be back soon :)

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  5. Desmond

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and drinks were amazing! The Lobster tail dish was delicious!!

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  6. ShelleyM

    New York City

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambience and menu. The salsa trio and the truffle queso fundido were so delicious. We definitely needed more chips with both, and fundido could be served with tortillas. It took a while for us to get our waters upon arrival. The churros need to be renamed as donuts, since that is what they are.

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  7. MahikaS

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great ambience with hit appetizers and drinks. The branzino and vegetarian enchiladas were amazing, but the tacos left a lot more to be desired, al pastor and the birria. Tres Leches had a unique twist and was light and fluffy.

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  8. Edysa

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful birthday dinner. Delicious food and lovely ambiance. Music was awesome and not too loud. Drinks were on point. Service was delightful and very attentive. I would definitely go back! Aesthetic views.

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  9. MariaL

    Guadalajara

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’m Mexican and those birria tacos are really close to the ones in Guadalajara. I was impressed. The octopus was delicious and it was cooked perfectly fine. The queso with truffles delicious. Tuna tartare and the ceviche on point, even the papas bravas, everything very good.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    15 reviews

    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Restaurant very empty. Took over 15 minutes to order drinks and another 20 to arrive. We had to track down waitress for second round which was delivered incorrectly. Food was ok, but why is a restaurant in a great location that slow on a Tuesday night. 🤔

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything from the cocktails to the food was amazing. Also our server Leo was outstanding ! Will definitely be back !

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, the server was super helpful! The food was just not the best and the drinks were decent.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    20/10 first time and definitely I’ll be back again 👌 food was amazing!!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Diego was probably one of the best servants I came across! I love the atmosphere of this restaurant and the people that work there! Second time coming in for a birthday celebration and I recommend to everyone! The music choice is amazing and it makes me come back every time. Food was also exceptional!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    No. Taco shack quality tacos or worse. No idea what they’re thinking with the prices. Esquites are good, drinks are fine. Guacamole not worth it. Priced like Fonda or Dos Caminos, but it’s a joke.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Cancun

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    When we arrived the reception was very good, I ordered a paloma that was very sour, then we ordered the octopus that came with nopales which were barely visible and with a very simple sauce, we liked the ceviche, even though the place was not full, you don't feel cared for and they take away drinks without asking, we were going to order the branzino but they finished the entrees and they hadn't taken our order so we preferred to leave to go have dinner somewhere else.
    IXTAResponded on November 22, 2023
    Hi, I am sorry to hear your experience wasn't what was expected, we would love to fix this! Please join us again sometime soon, we appreciate this feedback and are constantly striving to make the appropriate changes ! Thanks again! - The Ixta Team

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    the branzino is next level! also recommend the queso fundido. will be back!
    IXTAResponded on November 22, 2023
    Thank you on behalf of the team for this review!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely loved this place! The drinks were great, food was great and environment was amazing!
    IXTAResponded on November 10, 2023
    We can't thank you enough for this feedback and review! We hope to host you again soon. -The Ixta Team

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  19. EmTag

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Food here was great and the interior is beautiful. Fun place for a night out with loud music & lively atmosphere. From a service perspective they were very rushed and felt like they were trying to get us out as quickly as possible. They also did not accommodate the request made in reservation for a bday dessert .
    IXTAResponded on November 1, 2023
    Hi there! We thank you for this review and feedback. I am sorry to hear your experience wasn't fulfilled, I would love to fix this we hope yo host you again soon. Thank you so much! -The Ixta Team

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Tourist trap. Mediocre food and service. Not all of our items were delivered and the taste and presentation was underwhelming. Unexpectedly, it seems like the highlight of this venue was meant to be a dj and a scantily clad woman who eats fire. The novelty wore off quickly but the Dj’s set was pretty good.
    IXTAResponded on October 23, 2023
    Hi there, We are sorry to hear your experience did not meet you expectations. We hope for another chance as we are constantly striving to be the best in all areas and accommodate everyone! Thank you for this feedback. - The Ixta Team

    1 person found this helpful

  21. Cris

    New York City

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall awesome experience! Loved, loved the Branzino and the margaritas. Looking forward to returning!
    IXTAResponded on October 23, 2023
    Hi Cris, Thank you for this Five star review! We look forward to your return! - The Ixta Team

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  22. RobertK

    New York City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Before we even get into the food, the playlist was 12/10. All the food was creative and delicious, and our waiter was very attentive. Highlights are the tacos, truffle queso, heirloom tomato salad, and nachos. Our only complaint was that we wish there were more chips with the guacamole and queso, but when we asked for more chips they brought them out right away so it wasn’t a big deal. We will be back!
    IXTAResponded on October 10, 2023
    Hi Robert, Thank you for this Five star review! We are delighted to hear about your wonderful experience with us!

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  23. CarlosDaniel

    New York City

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good. Drinks were delicious. Beautiful decor. Service was good. Recommend
    IXTAResponded on October 10, 2023
    Hi Carlos, The Team and I here at Ixta thank you for this review. We are pleased to hear your experience with us was fulfilling and we hope to host you again real soon! Thanks again!

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  24. JorgeR

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Went here for a Sunday dinner with my wife. The place is very well decorated and spacious, with a very lively, nice ambiance. The menu is very balanced and the cocktail selection is vast. The food is very tasty, I would call this a "fancy" Mexican place. Everything was going well until the bill showed up. For starters, the waiter brought over two big water bottles that we found out when the bill got there were $8 each. They also charged us for tostadas that were brought over with the guacamole we ordered. Additionally, my wife ordered the chicken and the waiter asked if she wanted potatoes or vegetables with it, to which she replied potatoes. Come to find out that these weren't included with the dish and they charged us $11 for them. We usually go out 3-4 times every week, we order drinks, appetizers, two main courses and dessert. We're blessed enough to have the resources for this, but I don't appreciate establishments charging us for items we didn't order. At the very minimum, clients should be told if an item is not included in the order. We ended up paying $40 after tax and tip for items we didn't really know were going to be charged. Our experience was not going to be materially impacted by water, potatoes and tostadas. But one thing you guys accomplished with them is us not returning.
    IXTAResponded on October 4, 2023
    Hi Jorge, The Team and I appreciate this feedback, and are continuously making strides to be our best! I am sorry to hear your experience lacked communication and you were blind sided by what you were consuming. I would love to rectify this, and hope you will join us again sometime soon! - The Ixta Team

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service and food were perfect. I was especially glad to see my favorite wine, a Chardonnay from Baja California

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding! We loved it and will be back the next month. If you are thinking of trying this place but you are not sure, I would advise you to go without a doubt. Great food & service and atmosphere!

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  27. WanaK

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place was amazing! The ambience, the food, the drinks! Great for photos too!

    1 person found this helpful

  28. Jennifer

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went here to celebrate a bachelorette party and had a wonderful experience. The service was great, music was fuego, and food was surprisingly flavorful for a group of 10. The rack of lamb had me dancing in my seat. We also enjoyed the lobster dish. It’s perfect for large groups as they have many sexy large booth areas to fit everyone in comfortably. Overall, we had a great experience, and I would come back again.
    IXTAResponded on September 19, 2023
    The Team here is delighted to hear you had a wonderful experience with us! We thank you for your feedback and look forward to hosting you again real soon!

    1 person found this helpful

  29. Raven

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great food and vibe! had such a good time and will definitely be returning.
    IXTAResponded on September 19, 2023
    We are pleased to hear you had a wonderful experience ! We look forward to next time!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really nice inside. It was a slow night so everything went smoothly. We had a good dinner and the Rioja (red wine) was really good. The staff was friendly

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience! Servers all super kind and attentive, Food was really good with authentic flavor. The ambiance was perfect! The drinks were good as well.
    IXTAResponded on September 19, 2023
    Thank you for the five star review! The team at Ixta appreciates your feedback and hopes to host you again soon!

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  32. FineDiner

    New York City

    26 reviews

    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent food comfortable restaurant but so loud you can't have a conversation -
    IXTAResponded on September 19, 2023
    We are delighted your meal with us met your expectation ! We are continuously striving to be the very best, we appreciate your feedback and hope to host you again soon!

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  33. RowlandH

    New York City

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Delightful meal with friends for lunch. Not crowded. Super space.
    IXTAResponded on September 19, 2023
    We are so glad you had a wonderful experience! Thank you for your feedback!

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  34. Syluna

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time, everyone very attentive and the food was amazing. Unique decoration.
    IXTAResponded on July 31, 2023
    Hi Syluna! We're thrilled you had such a great time at IXTA. We hope to have you back soon.

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  35. ZacD

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service! The bar manager Jenny is a true professional and knows how to make people feel welcome. Great food! Will be back.
    IXTAResponded on July 31, 2023
    Hi Zac! Thank you for visiting IXTA and sharing your positive review with us. The team can't wait to welcome you back for your next visit.

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  36. Anonymous

    New York City

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Bathrooms are gross and dirty Food was ok a little overpriced appetizers Waitress gave us bill before asking if we want dessert Rushed the check
    IXTAResponded on July 31, 2023
    Hi Vain! We always aim to deliver a great experience, and we are gutted when we don't meet expectations. Thanks for bringing this to our attention. We will use your feedback to make us better and to ensure this doesn't happen again.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great and the server was very sweet, but the food took forever to come. We were pretty much the only people in the restaurant and it still took about 30-40 mins before we received our entrees. They possibly could’ve been short staffed that day, but I will definitely be back to try the dinner menu and hopefully the food will come faster.
    IXTAResponded on July 31, 2023
    On behalf of our team at IXTA, thanks so much for this positive review. It means a lot to us. We can't wait to welcome you back soon and provide you with a better and faster service.

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  38. Sally

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Love everything about this place! A hidden gem of a resturant
    IXTAResponded on July 2, 2023
    Hi Sally! Thank you for sharing the word about IXTA. We're thrilled you had such a great time at IXTA, and we hope to have you back soon.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never leave reviews. This was one of my favorite meals in NYC. Waiter Anthony was incredible too. Good bang for buck. Well worth it.
    IXTAResponded on July 2, 2023
    Hi ! Thank you for sharing your positive feedback. We value your trust and confidence in us and sincerely appreciate you! Will we let know Anthony that he is doing an excellent job, and we can't wait to see you again soon.

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  40. CRSherman

    New York City

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is not good at all- tuna tartar was fishy, tacos were oily. Would not go back
    IXTAResponded on July 2, 2023
    Hi ! We're sorry that you were disappointed with the food. We try to provide as much fresh produce as possible, but sometimes things happen out of our control. If there's anything else we can do for you, please let us know. Thank you so much for your feedback, and hopefully you will give us another opportunity in the future.

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FAQs

IXTA offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (917) 732-4982.

IXTA is rated 4.6 stars by 110 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for IXTA

299 Bowery, New York, NY 10003-7104

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Houston Street and First Avenue
  • Neighborhood
    East Village
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Mexican
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Francisco Blanco
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (917) 732-4982
  • Private party facilities
    You can book our private dining room for a $200 per person food and beverage minimum spend (pre-tax/gratuity). Any difference between the amount consumed and the minimum spend will be charged as a room fee. For parties of less than 8 guests the minimum spend is $1600.
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