Xico Upstairs is perfect for your next event. From formal, multi-course dinners with wine, to casual cocktails and snacks, we are prepared to tailor our extraordinary Passive House event space to your specifications.View Private Dining Details
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.
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.
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.
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.......
The best authentic Mexican food in Portland!
Also the spicey margaritas are the best!
Always good....and I love introducing out of town friends to this restaurant, because they rave about the food, ambiance, and service.
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!
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!
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!
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.
Xico was recommended by my boss. The appetizers, drinks, and dinner were very tasty. The service was very nice also.
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 .
The carnitas were wonderful, and the service was excellent. The Mexican Manhattan was a nice accompaniment to the meal.
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.
Great food..Having my reception here for inJuly I hope the food is as good then
The food is very good. The noise level was a deal breaker. Would return during off hours
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.
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.
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
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!