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Xiomara on Melrose

4.5
546 reviews
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$30 and under
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Cuban
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  • Authentic
  • Cozy
  • Good for a Date
Modern Cuban Cuisine in a comfortable setting. Our cuisine is fresh, innovative, flavorful and carefully prepared. Xiomara personally visits the local farmer's markets to obtain the freshest ingredients.

Seating is appropriate for intimate dinners or large parties. Not to be missed is our famous mojito - often ranked the best mojito in Los Angeles. This signature drink features cane juice squeezed fresh at the bar!

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Cuban, Latin / Spanish
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday-Friday: 11:30am-3:00pm; Dinner: Monday-Thursday: 5:00pm-10:00pm; Friday-Saturday: 5:00pm-11:00pm: closed on Sundays (Except Mother's Day and Father's Day)

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Phone number
(323) 461-0601
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Xiomara Ardolina
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Private party facilities
Xiomara offers two lovely private spaces suitable for either business events or intimate social gatherings. Our Petite Salon seats twenty, while the Mezzanine can accommodate fifty guests. The rooms may be combined for larger parties.
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Private party contact
Xiomara Ardolina: (323) 461-0601
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Catering
Xiomara on Melrose offers full service catering from simple delivery to full service event planning.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Seward
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Parking details
Valet parking is available in front of the entrance. There is also limited street parking available.
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Special events & promotions
We are offering a special three course dinner for New Year's Eve for $75.00 per guest.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 546 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MistyW 
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

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.

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Philly13195 (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

awsome food, great service, great neighborhood location....fun place

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Delightful as always! Chic setting, the best service, and fare that is as beautiful as it is delicious!

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Genuine (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Food, ambiance, service was amazing! And the mojitos are original and perfect! Will be coming back again, soon.

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Lawrence 
3.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

The food is good considering it's Cuban cuisine on the west coast. Service is quite slow and the expense out-weighs the experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

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 :(

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

Wonderful experience. Food is amazing and the bartender made the most delicious spicy margs.

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vipLadyDi (Cleveland)
3.0  Dined on December 22, 2017

The service was very slow.

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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on December 19, 2017

Wonderful staff, unique menu choices, incredible bread sticks!

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on November 18, 2017

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.

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vipMLTaylor (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

Hidden gem on Melrose!!! Great Cuban food, friendly first class service, you can have an actual conversation and the ambiance is beyond compare.

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OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on November 3, 2017

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.

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miguelm (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on November 3, 2017

Great food love the paella and my wife had the ropa vieja deliciosa, and the dessert 🍨 really good , love Xiomara’s

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vipAmaryllis (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on August 14, 2017

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!

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vippittypat (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on August 12, 2017

The whole experience was exceptional. They went above and beyond to accommodate our party.

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lrami (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on August 3, 2017

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.

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vipjhwm (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on July 29, 2017

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.

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vipAmaryllis (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on July 27, 2017

New chef seems to be working out great. His new dishes include the branzino, and the grilled octopus -- both of which are BRILLIANT!

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vipAmaryllis (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on July 13, 2017

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!!

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vipAmaryllis (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on July 12, 2017

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.

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