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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

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Love is in the air at Yxta Cocina Mexicana - What better way to spend a day with your loved one than by enjoying great food and drinks at your favorite restaurant.
$55 per person
Choice of four course menu (not including tax or gratuity) Happy hour and regular menu not available

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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

4.4

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (14)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Fun (13)
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Great for Lunch (12)
Authentic (12)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Casual (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Special Occasion (7)
Business Meals (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Spicy (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Romantic (4)
Tapas (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Bar Seating (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Healthy (2)
People Watching (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Organic (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

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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·Dined 3 days ago

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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·Dined on January 14, 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 14, 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 13, 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 7, 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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·Dined on January 6, 2018

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

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 23, 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 21, 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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·Dined on December 10, 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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·Dined on December 10, 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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·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 28, 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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·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 21, 2017

Anniversary

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·Dined on November 12, 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 10, 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 9, 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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·Dined on November 4, 2017

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

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 28, 2017

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

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 22, 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 14, 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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Went with friends and had a great time on Friday evening . Great happy hour! Good, tasty Mexican food and excellent Margaritas. Great service too.
Definetily would repeat !

Tags: Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Happy Hour
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·Dined on September 27, 2017

Great restaurant tucked right between the Arts District and downtown. Wish we had gone here earlier since we've been in the neighborhood for almost a year before we found it!

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Authentic, Happy Hour
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Great food - drinks were very watered down and the service could have been better.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We came to celebrate my friends birthday. We were late and the birthday girl was at the bar and had the best service and cocktails were amazing. I will be back with the hubby !

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Went with friends for happy hour. The food is fabulous. We had the ceviche, tacos al pastor, fish tacos and margaritas. All very good. They are also very friendly and accommodating . Great place to go with friends and have good food and a good time!

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Fun, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 10, 2017

I had the fish special of the day, the sea bass, it was incredible!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 3, 2017

The food is always good here. We shared the 2-person branzino fish as we hadn't tried fish at Yxta previously, and it was excellent. The day's special watermelon margarita was so well received they ran out by 7:30. Only place we know to get Mexican chocolate ice cream, yum!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 27, 2017

A group of my friends, my husband and myself wanted a new, authentic Mexican restaurant to try. Yxta did not disappoint. We will now make it our go-to when we want a more sophisticated Mexican cuisine dining experience.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Exceptional service and great food. The Jamaica Margarita is the best!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Bar Seating, Late-night Find
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Excellent food and great service. Highly recommend

Tags: Great Beer, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 13, 2017

This restaurant was recommended as having hand crafted cocktails and great food and it did not disappoint. The Blackberry margaritas were yummy as was the guacamole and fish tacos. Such a good find-we will definitely be back!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on August 12, 2017

Customer service was slow, only had the server come once

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