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About Yxta Cocina Mexicana

The restaurant offers authentic Mexican food—handmade tortillas, fresh guacamole, slow-cooked carnitas, enchiladas de mole, as well as delicious updates to the classics—ceviche tostadas, dos gringas and salmon a la parilla.

601 S. Central Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90021
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mexican

Hours of Operation:

Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm.
Dinner: Monday, Tuesday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Wednesday - Friday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm.

Happy Hour Daily: Monday - Friday 4pm - 7pm Saturday - 4pm - 6pm

Cross Street:
6th St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(213) 596-5579

Website:
http://www.cocinasycalaveras.com/yxta

Catering:
Offsite or Onsite catering for large groups.
$50 minimum delivery fee.
Menus on our website:
http://www.cocinasycalaveras.com/yxta-catering/

Parking Details:
Valet Parking
Lunch $2
Monday - Friday 11:30AM -3PM
Dinner $4
Thursday-Saturday
4PM-10PM

Private Party Facilities:
Minimum and deposit required for restaurant buyout's, minimum price varies depending on the day. For more information contact us at info@yxta.net

Private Party Contact:
Chris Klaude: (818) 823-6282

Additional:
Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Yxta Cocina Mexicana Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (12)
Good for a Date (12)
Fun (11)
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Casual (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Authentic (10)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Business Meals (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Romantic (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Tapas (4)
Spicy (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
Organic (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined a day ago

It’s always great dining at Yxta 🙌🏼

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

We sat outside which was fine. Inside noise level was too high for conversation. Chips for salsa were fresh home made and very tasty - probably ate too many - We all had taccos and enjoyed them though later felt rather "heavy". Freshly made fruit drinks were wonderful and the flan which 3 of us shared made a nice final touch. I will probably go again. Those chips were soooo good!

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent food with everything were had... highly recommended!

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·Dined 4 days ago

The food was great with an ice

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 11, 2018

The ambiance was good. It’s a gem in this area and the food and drinks were great!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Great restaurant in an unsuspecting place. I keep coming back here and bringing others. Everyone always loves it!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Fun, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Excellent as always. Quality delicious food with excellent service. Fun downtown eating..

Tags: Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Authentic, Spicy, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Love the food!! =) I've been there many times and the food is always delicious! I would definitely recommend it to all of my friends & coworkers.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 4, 2018

My overall experience was great, food and service was outstanding! My waitress was knowledgeable and extremely friendly. I’ll certainly be back again soon .

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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Yxta Cocina Mexicana is an amazing place near downtown. It's a hidden gem. Their food is always amazing, and can accommodate large parties well. They're flan is perfect.

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·Dined on January 27, 2018

I enjoy the food hands down some of the best prepared Mexican food in Los Angeles. But for a tequila bar the drinks are a little on the light side. So hear is what I do 3 fingers, tequila of your choice in a whisky glass no ice. The house fresh waters or Arnold Palmer and mix to your liking or sip the tequila like its supposed be.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Great service, excellent food, the best guacamole that has ever passed over my lips...be sure to park in the parking lot in front of the restaurant and not on the street

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Our dinning experience was great. Easy parking, easy check-in. Sat our group on time. Accomodated the extra person that was not a part of our reservation with no hesitation. Our entire party enjoyed each meal. Drinks were perfect and dessert was delicious! The wait staff was very pleasant and accomodating. We will definitly be going back to try more of there menu!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Great for Brunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 20, 2018

I decided to visit Yxta based on the yelp reviews. It was no surprise that I wasn’t disappointed. The service was excellent from the moment I walked in, to second I exited the restaurant. The staff was very polite and attentive to my table, as well as those of others’ around me. I appreciated the amount of lighting in the room- not to bright, not too dark. (I didn’t need a flashlight to read the menu unlike other places.) It was also good enough to capture some food shots. I was a bit nervous about ordering a Chile relleno since I haven’t tasted any better than my grandma’s. But this one came pretty close. Although I would have preferred it spicier, the ooey, gooey cheese filling made up for it. The batter coating on the Chile was light and fluffy; the sauce was flavorful, especially when mixed with the Spanish rice it rested on. Since I’m vegetarian, I’m not sure what else I’d try on the menu, but I’d definitely recommend Yxta to my meat-lover friends.

Tags: Romantic, Spicy, Happy Hour, Tapas, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great spot, not overly difficult to park and just have a low stress dinner.

Staff is friendly and personable...we had a great time.

Tags: Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Took a long time to get drink refills.
Unwilling to veer from the menu on two different requests. One was just to make chicken tacos and the other a virgin mojito. Charged $1 for sour cream that took so long to get we didn’t even need it because we were done eating.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 12, 2018

YTXA is probably one of the best and authentic Mexican restaurants in LA. The service is always excellent, the staff friendly and accommodating and the food absolutely delicious -plus great value.

Highly recommend and great for big groups and family get togethers!

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Spicy, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The food and service is always consistent and great! The waiters and servers are down to earth and not snobby like some other DTLA restaurants. There's no attitude here. It's all about the food and the flan is OUT OF THIS WORLD!! If you can, request Juana's section if she's working that evening. She's super attentive and awesome! You won't regret dining at Yxta. I never do. If I had the chance, money, lived closer, etc. I'd eat there more often!

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 5, 2018

We went for my friends birthday and had a very good time!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Servicer was very nice and patient with helping us to choose our food. Individual care was taken and servicer was knowledgeable about the food. The only negative was that I felt there was a lot of ice in my margarita, so much so that there was less of a drink (the glasses are on the smaller size).

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 20, 2017

It’s a great place to have a group of friends meet up. Parking is available and secured. Food was amazing and so were the drinks. Having a reservations made seating a fast and no waiting around. Staff is friendly and helpful.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Work colleagues and I have gone to YXTA to celebrate Christmas since it opened. The food and service are consistently good. We each have our favorite dish though one of us will generally try something new. I visit more than just around Christmas and have introduced several friends to this delightful restaurant and dining experience. Their carnitas are the best and their potato tacos are a favorite for all of us.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 9, 2017

I came here to celebrate my brother's life ( he had passed on a few years ago) with a few of my friends and my mom. The inside of the restaurant is so nice and everyone kept commenting on the ambiance. I really liked the inside. Everything was great although the service was a little wonky. Our drink orders were taken but we sat for probably close to 45 min before anyone came and took our food orders. My mom went and got someone and the manager came over and spoke primarily to my mom and he had told us they didn't take our orders because it looked like we were having a good time. While I completely understand this concept, we were left sitting wondering why no one had come over and as a result, entertained ourselves. He had offered a round of drinks on the house and that he would take care of us. The rest of the night was wonderful however at the end they still charged us for one of the drinks they said they would cover and my mom had to speak to them again. Despite the service ( our server was still a real sweetheart), the food and ambiance would bring me back. Food was delicious, the drinks were great. :) I would still recommend and as a former server myself, I understand that things happen and I would not let this experience keep me from coming back.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Late-night Find, Fun
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Very accommodating location, considering we had a couple people join our group late, total of 11 people. The food was exceptional, cocktails and recommendations by the server were delicious. They have a good happy hour before 6. Best Chips and Guacamole in this part of LA and it’s all Fresh. The atmosphere can be romantic even with their TVs located in suttle areas for the sports fan in your group. We loved this place so much, we didn’t want to leave.

Tags: Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 8, 2017

The food was excellent and the menu offers lots of choice. We shared tacos, appetizers, guacamole (really delicious) and salads. Everything tasted great. The chef will adjust the heat level for those who want the food more or less spicy. There is both patio and indoor dining with plenty of room for large groups. The service was great. I will definitely go back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Healthy, Quick Bite, Disabled Access, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Good and vibe are both great.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 1, 2017

The food was excellent and the service was great !

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Yxta was ab-fab!!! Food outstanding...drinks amazing

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Hot Spot, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Went looking forward to the carnitas that don't disappoint. Others in our party ordered tacos. Food portions are generous. Yummy margaritas and smoky chili with chips and guacamole started the meal.

Tags: Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Great place when friends want a spot to get together and catch up. Nice ambiance and excellent menu.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Food--outstanding, delicious, creative! Service--Excellent! Great venue for a business meeting or a date. Loved the space.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Anniversary

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I have been here plenty of times for lunch, but it was the first time I got to enjoy a signature craft drink for dinner. Although, there are only a handful of choices--they did not disappoint. The salmon IS hands down, the best I have had anywhere. The guacamole is delicious and we topped it off with some delicious dessert. The capirotada (sp?) is a bread pudding with sweet pecans and churro flavored ice cream.

Tags: Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Real Mexican cuisine; and being a Mexican, let me tell you, that is rare for a restaurant to achieve in Los Angeles. I was there for a quick business meal and it happened to be Happy Hour. The Huarache de Tinga was good but the Chile Verde was outstanding. The fresh made tortillas also very good. Pleasantly surprised that the hype surrounding this place is not a Gringo take on Messycan food but for some true Mexican food flavors.

Tags: Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Happy Hour is great. Excellent vegetarian/vegan options: street corn, potato tacos, cilantro rice, beans. Margaritas and guacamole (and yes--the CHIPS) are just great.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Organic, Good Vegetarian Options, Happy Hour
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Enjoyable. Great music. Great food and drinks. However, Sketchy area it is located in.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Nice cocktails.
Nice chips and guacamole.
Delicious shrimp in garlic sauce.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 21, 2017

This was our second visit to Yxta and we were just as please the 2nd time. The guacamole is amazing, but their chips are the highlight! We ordered the carnitas and ceviche. Both were amazing - can't wait to go back again!

Tags: Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Spicy, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 13, 2017

What a great find. Definitely go again. It would be a experience for out of town visitors.

Tags: Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Yxta has been one of my favorite restaurants ever since it opened several years ago. The fresh, locally-sourced ingredients, the beautiful presentation, the professional yet friendly and engaging servers, the uniqueness of the décor, and best of all, the wonderful creative, absolutely delicious creations that delight me and all of my friends. Today (October 4) was National Tacos Day, so that was my excuse for trekking down to Yxta for lunch. And it did not disappoint. The tacos were outstanding, and the dessert (the best flan on the planet, in my opinion) was the perfect way to end a wonderful meal. But, then, that's the way it always is at Yxta.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Spicy, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Fun, Casual, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene
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