The Daquiri was delicious, as was the mojito. However, the food was just ok and didn't knock my socks off. The waitstaff was lovely. However, the seating left a lot to be desired. We were shoved up against the stairwell (I literally couldn't lift my left arm) and the traffic was both distracting and loud. I don't know that we will go back.
awsome food, great service, great neighborhood location....fun place
Delightful as always! Chic setting, the best service, and fare that is as beautiful as it is delicious!
Food, ambiance, service was amazing! And the mojitos are original and perfect! Will be coming back again, soon.
The food is good considering it's Cuban cuisine on the west coast. Service is quite slow and the expense out-weighs the experience.
Waaaaaayyyyy overpriced. There is no need to charge $4.75 for a glass of iced tea!!!! The food was good but sooo expensive I couldn’t concentrate on my meal. What I did have was flavorful enough, but not extraordinary :(
Wonderful experience. Food is amazing and the bartender made the most delicious spicy margs.
The service was very slow.
Wonderful staff, unique menu choices, incredible bread sticks!
I love this place! It has put a creative twist on Cuban food. More sophisticated that your typical options for this type of delicious food. And more healthy Too! Great ambience and attentive service.
Hidden gem on Melrose!!! Great Cuban food, friendly first class service, you can have an actual conversation and the ambiance is beyond compare.
We loved this place. The ambiance was better than the pictures reflect it's low lit and has a date night romantic vibe. There is a beautiful bar and nice brick walls leading to a separate upstairs dining area - not sure what upstairs looks like but it looked cool from below! We got a few appetizers which were all good but I would particularly recommend the fried rice.. We had sweet potato croquettes that were good but not phenomenal and the pork belly which was more like a pork roast with a crispy edge. I liked the slaw that came with it more than the pork. Lastly we had the seafood paella and it was so bomb and loaded with seafood. Overall a great meal, great service and a great experience.
Great food love the paella and my wife had the ropa vieja deliciosa, and the dessert 🍨 really good , love Xiomara’s
The new chef is off to a fantastic start -- clearly passionate about his cuisine, and protective of its authenticity. That being said, he also has a great, flexible attitude and so far has been very accommodating but, importantly, with no loss of flair. Today's "not-your-usual-carrot-soup" was a surprisingly hot (as in spicy), and a fun taste adventure. The salmon, prepared with a couple of adjustments for my dietary "peculiarities", was perfection!
The whole experience was exceptional. They went above and beyond to accommodate our party.
The food was great the mojitos where ones of the best I've ever had the entrance and the main dish where impeccable I enjoyed the ambiance.
food was delicious. Lovely setting. Good service. Too damn quiet and empty. Do some advertising, and put on some music for crying out loud. You could hear a pin drop in there! Also, a bit cold temp for the ladies. Asked them to turn the AC down twice.
New chef seems to be working out great. His new dishes include the branzino, and the grilled octopus -- both of which are BRILLIANT!
The Sea bass was recently introduced onto the menu by the new chef, and it's fantastic! It's the whole fish served with Romesco sauce on the bottom, and a garlic - chili - olive oil concoction drizzled on top... Absolute genius! So good!!
It seems the heart breaking rumors of Xiomara's closure had been greatly exaggerated, lol. This was my first dine there since being mercifully disabused of said rumors, and I was thrilled to be back. The new chef has brought some interesting changes to the menu, but most of the old faves remain also. This visit I tried one of the new items, which was sea scallops topped with a preserved lemon preparation, and served on a bed of pureed eggplant. Different, alright; and the lemon struck me as a bit aggressive, but somehow it still felt like it hit the spot and was quite satisfying -- healthy, to boot. Service was as flawless as ever.