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Xiomara on Melrose

4.7
551 reviews
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$30 and under
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Cuban
Perfect For:
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Bar Seating
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 551 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Service was amazing. Food was tasty and the ambiance was perfect. Can’t wait to go back! The menu is so appetizing!!!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

AMAZING food and drinks ! Great service!

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We went for my husband's birthday and it was great. The food was hot and very good; so was the mango jalapeno mojito.

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Having never been here even though we live nearby, we decided to give it a try and can early on a Friday night.
Having heard about their Mojito’s, a couple of us gave them a try.
While not the best Mojito I’d ever had, it was quite tasty as was the food.
I feel they could expand their menu options a bit, but overall everything was delicious.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Food and service was amazing. Waiter was working alone for a little while. He did a great job making sure we were taken care of. The food was delicious! We ordered a lot because we are from out of town and wanted to try everything!
Croquettes were so good. Light and flavorful. Paella was delicious! Tostones were simple and yummy!

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on January 5, 2018

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

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3.0Dined on December 22, 2017

The service was very slow.

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5.0Dined on December 19, 2017

Wonderful staff, unique menu choices, incredible bread sticks!

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on August 12, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on July 8, 2017

Although the food was slow to get to my friend and me, the wait staff and cooks did a wonderful job at making up for it and celebrating my best friends birthday with a dairy free dessert after paying attention to the things she ordered. Very thoughtful! The food was delicious and everyone was so nice! Overall we had a very good visit!

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2017

I love this restaurant. The setting is lovely, the food is delicious, the service is solicitous, the mojitos are to die for. You can actually have a conversation with your tablemates! I cannot praise it enough. It may be my favorite LA restaurant.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2017

We loved the food, service, ambiance, music and Chef Jesus's visit to our table. Our guest and I found the mojito delicious. The gazpacho, pan roasted chicken with saffron risotto and crispy salmon were memorable. The coconut creme brûlée sealed the meal impeccably. We hope more people come to the restaurant!

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3.0Dined on July 7, 2017

Food is good, but way too overpriced. Monitors are mediocre (definitely not the best in LA). Tres leches coffee cake was pretty good tho.

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5.0Dined on July 5, 2017

My husband is Cuban so I took him here for dinner for his birthday. The food isn't traditional Cuban food but a variation of great flavors with a Cuban flair. He really enjoyed it and so did I. The service was friendly and great. We enjoyed the ambiance. We will definitely be back!

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4.0Dined on June 24, 2017

We went for an early dinner after leaving the Pantages. Our server was attentive and friendly. The food was delicious and my husband said the mojito was spot on. We will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2017

One of our favorite places in the neighborhood. Great food, service and ambiance.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2017

Delicious food and attention to detail. The staff was perfect and friendly. They should update the look of the restaurant though. Maybe more of an urban setting? Ditch the fine dining, white table cloth look. I'd go again though for the pork hash and perfect mojitos.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2017

I lo9ve this restaurant! Everything about it is terrific. Food, decor, service--it is all outstanding. It is the last of the grownup restaurants where you can have a conversation over sophisticated, delicious food.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2017

Neighborhood Gem!

Beautiful, tasteful decor, ambiance, great menu and drinks, soft jazz and lighting, just a wonderful experience. Tucked into a quiet corner of busy Melrose Avenue, this is the ultimate place for catching up with a friend, a birthday celebration or anniversary, a quiet night out. Food is delicious and creative, staff is so friendly and the place has an old world feel, like you're in a different country. Highly recommend

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2017

Excellent service and the food was spectacular!!!... I love the Cuban fusion and the authentic taste!

Cuban Fried Rice was just like my mom's!!!...

¡Love it!

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2017

Definitely wasn't one of the memorable valentine's menus i have ever had. Overpriced for what was served, had to ask for bread/chips for a very watered ceviche (wouldn't have been an issue it it wasn't so watery), had to ask for water, candle was brought to the table halfway through the first course. Service was ehhh... The guy had a good attitude but wasn't very attentive, and it wasn't only him as I overheard other couples saying the same thing. At best this was a $40-$50 prefix, definitely not worth $70. Only think I would come back for is the mojito.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2017

Great food with great service! I recommend the pork hash.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2017

Walking in to a warm greeting; enjoying a delicious lunch in a lovely space with flawless service; and not paying through the nose -- I don't need much more than that on a Thursday afternoon. This time my dining partner had the Duck Confit Salad, which he loved and declared he needed to have next time as well. I happily devoured my dish of Mussels prepared with a twist to accommodate my dietary issues. Out of the park again!

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2017

We had a great evening here. The pork hash, on our waiters recommendation, was delicious and the other dishes were very enjoyable. The mojitos live up to their reputation and are divine. The waiting staff were attentive without being pushy, helpful and knowledgeable making dinner here a real pleasure.

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