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About Xico

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 fantastic 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, as reported by the Oregonian.

Xico boasts a wine list carefully selected to pair with the flavors on the menu: Rieslings from Alcase, Germany, Italy and Oregon. The sparkling minerality, terroir and fruit of Italian Lambruschi. And Reds that span the globe from Baja to Spain.

**Please call for parties larger than 6**

3715 SE Division St.
Portland, OR 97202
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Mexican, Regional Mexican, Dessert

Hours of Operation:
HAPPY HOUR:
Monday - Friday 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Every night 9:00pm-Close
DINNER:
Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
37th Ave

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(503) 548-6343

Website:
http://www.xicopdx.com/

Public Transit:
Bus line #4 stops across the street, and bus line #75 stops two blocks away. The Hawthorne street bus stops a 10 minute walk from Xico.

Executive Chef:
Kelly Myers

Private Party Facilities:
Xico upstairs is a modern, versatile event space that accommodates gatherings of all kinds, from board meetings to multi-course dinners. Food and beverage minimums are flexible, menus are customizable, and the space is designed for ultimate comfort.

Private Party Contact:
Private Dining Coordinator: (877) 648-5503

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We have an event space that accommodates up to 79 guests! Please visit our website for more details!



Xico Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

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4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (949)
Neighborhood Gem (734)
Great for Outdoor Dining (503)
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Special Occasion (383)
Romantic (277)
Hot Spot (246)
Good for Groups (225)
Vibrant Bar Scene (91)
Kid-friendly (76)
Creative Cuisine (65)
Notable Wine List (57)
Good for a Date (56)
Late-night Find (48)
Great for Lunch (45)
Authentic (44)
Handcrafted Cocktails (41)
Great for Brunch (38)
Good for Birthdays (32)
Spicy (31)
Casual (30)
Fun (28)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
Worth the Drive (25)
Local Ingredients (22)
Cozy (21)
Healthy (20)
Good Vegetarian Options (16)
Happy Hour (16)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Tapas (14)
Comfort Food (12)
Seasonal (11)
Bar Seating (8)
Organic (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Business Meals (7)
Gluten Free Options (7)
People Watching (7)
Tasting Menu (6)
Outstanding Value (5)
Scenic View (3)
Great Beer (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Disabled Access (1)
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on May 7, 2017

To start, we have eaten at Xico more than a dozen times and it has become one of our absolute favorite restaurants, so much so that we invited 4 friends to join us. We are also usually very easy going restaurant patrons and even if things go a bit sideways we laugh it off and enjoy the evening regardless. But not last night. Twenty minutes after ordering drinks we were asked to remind our server what drinks we had ordered, and then waited another 20 minutes before we got them. Before the drinks ever arrived a server started bringing entrees, even though our appetizers had not showed up yet either. The manager was very apologetic throughout but it didn't seem to improve anything, although she graciously did not charge us for our drinks. As a final straw, usually the food at Xico is spectacular but a few in our party ordered the Vegetable Empanadas which tasted only of fried dough without any flavor from the filling. I guess all restaurants can suffer from inconsistencies at times, very sorry to see Xico go downhill.

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on April 23, 2017

Amazing as always. I can still taste the creamy avocado in the guacamole. Perfect balance of heat, salt and goodness paired with amazing fresh tortilla chips. The shrimp special was amazing. Shrimp was just slightly over cooked but flavors were amazing. As always the margarita was spot on and the mezcal flight was a great experience.

Tags: Hot Spot, Healthy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Melbourne / VIC)·Dined on April 22, 2017

The food here is uniformly excellent and creative. This is a sophisticated upscale Mexican restaurant which has been consistently excellent. I have eaten here on a half dozen occasions. When the weather is nice there is lovely outdoor dining on their back patio.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Portland)·Dined on April 21, 2017

The food was delicious but the service was poor. It took about 20 minutes for us to receive 2 margaritas on the rocks and the waitress never checked back on anything. She removed the appetizer plates but that was about it. We had to ask someone else for a check. She stopped by and checked on two other tables and brought their drinks before ours and we were seated first My boyfriend and I were celebrating our five year anniversary so we were bummed the service was not better. This was our first time at Xixo. The food was good enough that we will probably give it a second go.......

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 (Portland)·Dined on April 20, 2017

The best authentic Mexican food in Portland!
Also the spicey margaritas are the best!

Tags: Healthy, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Portland)·Dined on April 17, 2017

Always good....and I love introducing out of town friends to this restaurant, because they rave about the food, ambiance, and service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on April 15, 2017

We don't live in Portland but when we visit we love to go to Xico's for their great food and fun ambiance. Never feel hurried and the food and drink is so yummy!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on April 15, 2017

We do a date night every weekend and this was one of the best meals we've had in a long time. Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Portland)·Dined on April 15, 2017

I love this restaurant and leave satisfied every time. The fundido with chorizo is fantastic and tortillas the best and freshest around. Definitely try the plantains as well. Sweet and spicy!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Spicy
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 (Portland)·Dined on April 14, 2017

I've been coming to XICO on SE Division Street for a few years. Each time it is a 5 star experience in creative chef-led cuisine expertly led by Portland chef Kelly Myers. James Beard would be proud to see this restaurant thriving and to experience this Mexican food like you have yet to taste here.

Tags: Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Tapas, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Fun, Spicy, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Portland)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Xico was recommended by my boss. The appetizers, drinks, and dinner were very tasty. The service was very nice also.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on April 11, 2017

This was our second visit to Xico, and we were again impressed with the quality and originality of the food. Definitely not your typical "Tex-Mex", smothered in cheese. Instead Xico offers authentic Mexican dishes prepared to a high standard. Don't miss the sopes and the tomales, and if you happen to visit on a day when the crab tostadas are on the menu, you are truly in luck .

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Portland)·Dined on April 11, 2017

The carnitas were wonderful, and the service was excellent. The Mexican Manhattan was a nice accompaniment to the meal.

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 (Portland)·Dined on April 8, 2017

This was my 3rd visit to Xico and it was another flawless event. We were there early for a pre-theater dinner and by the time we left at 6:30, the restaurant was packed. Our server was attentive and moved things along without making us feel rushed. I had the carnitas dinner, small, and it was plenty for a moderate appetite. The chips and dips are great as are the margaritas and the Sopaipillas desert we shared was fabulous. I highly recommend Xico and already look forward to my next visit.

Tags: Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Portland)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Great food..Having my reception here for inJuly I hope the food is as good then

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Portland)·Dined on March 31, 2017

The food is very good. The noise level was a deal breaker. Would return during off hours

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Portland)·Dined on March 31, 2017

This was my first visit to Xico and I loved it! The food was excellent. I had the fish and it was perfectly done. The refried black beans were a delicious accompaniment and the handmade tortillas were just lovely. The margaritas were perfectly made. The service was very friendly and attentive when we needed them and giving us privacy when we didn't need them. My date and I had a wonderful time.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Seasonal, Organic
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 (Portland)·Dined on March 29, 2017

Just had dinner there for the fourth time. The food is consistently excellent. Went for the March dining month, and every course was delicious. The lime cake with toasted coconut was wonderful, dense and sweet, but not overly sweet. They make great margaritas too. The service is always good, and everyone is friendly. In the warmer months, the outside patio dining is especially pleasant, away from the noise of the indoor dining.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 27, 2017

Our first time here and we really enjoyed it. Menu is simple and the food was great. Good atmosphere with a very energetic vibe. Highly recommend

Tags: Casual, People Watching, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 27, 2017

I love Xico and I love bringing new people to try it. I've been there about 4x in the past few months and love it every time. I particularly like the Monday night chicken dinner for two special. The value gives me the opportunity to order several sides to try along with it as well as great cocktails. I will say that this past visit was the first time that I had really great service. All if the other times were just adequate. I'll keep coming and sharing this gem w my friends!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Outstanding Value
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on March 26, 2017

Fancy Mexican food.

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 (Portland)·Dined on March 26, 2017

Excellent Portland Monthly Dining experience!! Great food, great recipes, great tortillas & great cake. You guys should make that cake a regular menu item. This was our first time at Xico but it won't be our last -- we'll be back!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Portland)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Food, service very good. Tried March Dineout menu and was a good value. Close neighborhood restaurant that is a valued destination.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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 (Portland)·Dined on March 24, 2017

We were blown away by the amazing flavors of the food, the excellent service, everything!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Portland)·Dined on March 23, 2017

Delicious food! Interesting salsas and good cocktails. Not your run of the mill Mexican. Lots of fresh flavors. We felt like we were in a cozy little gem on a rainy night. The pozole, carnitas, empanadas, and the salads were wonderful. We will definitely be back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Outstanding Value, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Healthy, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Spicy, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Portland)·Dined on March 22, 2017

My fiancé went here for a weekday date night! I suggest reservations because it is always packed! Nevertheless, the food is fantastic and the service can't be beat

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Outstanding Value, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on March 22, 2017

Disappointing evening at one of our PDX favorites... Let's hope it was just an "off" night because typically the food here is exceptional and the service nicely paced.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour
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 (Portland)·Dined on March 21, 2017

We came to Xico for my husband's birthday, and it was fantastic - amazing food, cocktails, ambiance, and service. We will definitely be back! Highly recommended!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 21, 2017

From start to finish, one of the best meals I've had in Portland.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 21, 2017

Delicious! Soul food, warms the spirit on a cold day. Excellent service, pozole has a complex depth of flavors that is out of this world.

Tags: Comfort Food, Hot Spot
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 (Portland)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Everything about the restaurant and dinner was amazing. Great wine that paired perfectly with the carnitas plate we shared.

Tags: Special Occasion, Spicy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on March 17, 2017

I highly recommend Xico for those with an adventurous palate who enjoy very, very good food. My friends and I shared a most delicious guacamole, so light and fresh, and red salsa with chips hot from the kitchen! I enjoyed the vegetarian three-course, restaurant month special of a salad (delicious!), bean burrito (with the most delicious corn wrap and sauce), and a lime coconut cake (so light and fresh). My daughters shared the chicken dish, and they could not get enough of the sauce, and the chicken was fork tender. We also enjoyed the house and the Cadillac margaritas, so fresh! Fresh is the best word to praise Xico! I wish we lived in town so that we could go back and try every item on the menu.

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 (Portland)·Dined on March 15, 2017

The waiter was not as attentive as I like him to be. Food was okay!

The posole - Should add a more little spice to it.

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 (Portland)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Good food. Great service! The menu was a little limited though.

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 (Portland)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Our food was outstanding. Did the guacamole and salsa platter, crab/sole special, Carnitas and the pollo plate. Flavorful, masterfully cooked and fast.

Service was knowledgeable, sweet and no nonsense.

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 (Portland)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Xico was good, but not a place that I need to Frequent, due to the fact that there is so much good food in Portland.

Tags: Casual, Authentic
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 (Portland)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Great experience! We came in for dining month, the meat and vegetarian options were equally delicious and filling. The noise level was perfect, loud enough to lull the baby to sleep and still be able to converse easily. We made a reservation indicating we would have a baby with us and the staff chose the perfect seat for us so we would be comfortable and also out of the way.

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 (Portland)·Dined on March 7, 2017

We have eaten at Xico several times. I tend to feel differently each time, depending on what we order. While the service is always outstanding, I find the food varies between good and very good -- it seldom seems "outstanding" to me. I almost always, however, find Xico tremendously overpriced (with the exception of their Monday night chicken dinners, which are quite a bargain!). While it is "fancy" Mexican food and uses the highest quality ingredients, the prices are still very high, considering how many very good Mexican restaurants there are nearby, also with high quality fresh ingredients. We end up spending what we would for a very fancy French meal, even if we do not order dessert! Thus, I have mixed feelings. It is a very good restaurant, with great service and ambiance (a bit noisy, but not too bad), but the very good food still seems way overpriced to us (and we eat out a lot)!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Good for a Date, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Portland)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Excellent food and service.
It was cold outside so it was a little cold near the door but warmed up with the delicious food.

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 (Portland)·Dined on March 4, 2017

we had the Portland dining month dinner of jicama salad w/ a great tequila dressing, pork posole and a lime trifle cake for dessert that was out of this world! we also had their salsa/dip plate to try out their various choices.

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive
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