XOC Tequila Grill

4.2
210 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican

Opened in October 2015, XOC Tequila Grill offers authentic Mexican cuisine. Diners enjoy freshly handmade tortillas and dishes like esquites, fish tacos and tres leches cake. A full bar is available, and happy hour is served every day from 3 to 7 p.m. The Sunday Mariachi Brunch features live music, a sopas station, an omelet station and a chocolate fountain.

Children are welcome, and outdoor seating options accommodate dogs. XOC Tequila Grill offers takeout, accepts reservations and provides catering. Valet and garage parking are available. XOC Tequila Grill is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm
Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(818) 992-7930
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Victory & Topanga Canyon Blvd
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Parking details
Parking Structure 2 hours free with validation
Valet Parking Available for a fee
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Entertainment
Live Mariachis on Sunday Brunch along with balloon making clown and face painting
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 210 People Are Saying
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3.9
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4.1
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Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kevin was our server and is always 10 stars even they only allow 5 !!
Great food, great service, fantastic patio with heaters and firepit heaters, food was hot, drinks were great.

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A
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 1

I had never been to this restaurant before but passed by it numerous times and wanted to try it. It was not what I expected, it was pretty dead on a Saturday night. I made a reservation thinking that it was going to be very busy and there was literally all empty seats. The chairs were super uncomfortable too and the bus boy didn't speak english so switching chairs was a headache. The food was ok but nothing to write home about. I am sorry to say this but I definitely won't be back.

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DA
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Not a good experience this time. Server didn't know what "ceviche" was, didn't get that it was an appetizer and brought it with the main meal. Service was really inattentive, pretty careless attitude. With so many other choices in that shopping center, won't do this again.

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AM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Good food but terrible service. There were a lot of empty tables. Now I know why.

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E
Los Angeles
63 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Simply said, disappointed! Food, service, overall ambiance all below par. Will not return or recommend.

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c
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Loved Tequila Grill and especially the outdoor patio! The misters made it very comfortable as it was a very hot evening. The food was great and they had a nice kids menu so it worked for everyone.

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MB
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 4

Food was pretty good and the area is great. But my waiter wasn't the greatest. He messed up the food and he messed up the bill, not once, not twice but 3 full times. Never gave my family and I any discounts with all his mess ups. Just keep apologizing but after 10 sorrys a few bucks off a meal would hurt.

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S
Los Angeles
65 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Food is really good especially if you know which items to order and that tamarind margarita is super delish 😋 only thing is the service. Just make sure your not in a hurry when you go took her about 12 minutes to come get our drink order after we got our water.

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LA
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The manager had to cover for 2 absent waiters! He hustled to take care of us and everyone else! Bravo:)

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JY
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Food and ambiance were very good but the service was very slow. our waiter was excellent and was almost running between tables etc. But they need to hire additional staff to assist. our waiter could not have been better but it seemed he and one other waitress were working the entire large restaurant, both indoor and outdoor.
It really was too bad.

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MK
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good margaritas. Guacamole well made. Recommend

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W
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We will be back! Great service! We met family and we all enjoyed our food and drinks. Easy to book reservation too.

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L
Los Angeles
246 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was my first visit to XOC. It's a somewhat large restaurant with additional seating outside. Since it was lunch and a beautiful day, we sat outside at a shaded table. XOC is located in an outdoor shopping center known as The Village, next to the Topanga Plaza Shopping. It was a very quiet day there, which accounted for the restaurant being about 90% empty. However, the food and service were very good. The menu listed numerous choices of tacos, salads, fajitas and more. My three tacos were great and were accompanied by refried beans and Mexican rice perfectly cooked. I look forward to going back.

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U
Los Angeles
41 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 4

Restaurant and food is great, but server Pablo 368 needs to be retrained, as he forgets orders, misplaces orders, serves everything very late, etc. He needs re-training and needs to be disciplined.

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AY
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

It was pricy for the type of food.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Last minute get together for 8 of us. We got a table easily and food and drinks were excellent.

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MD
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 1

Are usually have a fairly good experience here at XOC. Their service is always great and the food very tasty. In this particular occasion a friend of mine and I sat inside because it was too hot outside, over 105°. However, as the sun started to inch its way to the west it began to shine through the massive windows they have at the front of the restaurant. There are ordered no shutters or screens To protect the eyes, the backs, and other vulnerabilities for the customers. Everyone seated in the middle of the restaurant had to clear out and off to the edges because for a period of about two hours no one could tolerate the heat, direct burning sunlight, and ultra luminescence. Even after everyone had vacated, the hostess continue to try to seat people in that center area. When I approached the hostess and requested that they try not seating anybody there, she indicated that the concern was that the server had extra tables that they needed to fill even though they had tables not in the direct sunlight. In this particular case, they should have customers in mind first before attempting to satisfy a servers table assignment.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Graduation

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GR
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating Birthday, very enjoyable, good food, ambiance, outside dining, service

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P
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great tacos!

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B
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Mother's Day dinner on short notice! Thankfully I was able to make a reservation the day of. Had a great time. Food was delicious! Service was great and very accommodating! Will be back

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MK
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Issues getting food out of kitchen. One in our party ordered grilled veggies dry. No oil. Her order comes out slathered in oil about 15 minutes before anyone else’s.

I ordered fajitas mixto. Shrimp and steak. It arrives as chicken and shrimp. Sent it back. Comes back. It’s got 3 shrimp and about 8 tiny slices of steak. Complete ripoff.

Another in our party order gluten free fish tacos in corn tortilla. Comes in lettuce cups.

None of this was servers fault. Kitchen and expediter not doing their jobs at all.

Manager runs around appearing useless and you can tell staff was not happy.

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MK
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Food was ok. Some of it was very bland. Service was HORRIBLE. Very slow and careless. We got a drink spilled on us by a female server. She saw and didn’t say ANYTHING! Didn’t even wipe it off or offer a napkin. Just walked away. Also, my dad was trying to decide which margarita to get and the server said “how about the house” so my dad said ok. The server walked over to the counter right next to our table, picked up a house margarita that was just sitting there (clearly one someone else didn’t want) and handed it to my dad!!! Then we told him we were ready to order. He said ok, then said “hold on” and walked away for 15 min. We had to ask another server to go get him and he claimed he didn’t realize he did that. And that’s just to name a couple of the many awful things that happened. Never coming back here again. Disgusted with the service and how poorly we were treated.

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MO
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

My husband and I took his mom to XOC to celebrate Mother's Day; bottomless mimosas, buffet and great service from Pablo. I checked in with the front desk and was greeted by Mike who is the GM who was clearly have a bad morning. He tells me "You didn't make a reservation for a dog, so I can't sit you outside or in" Then he follows up by saying "there's no way you could have made a reservation on Opentable, it's blocked." But how did XOC have my reservation to begin with? I made this reservation on March 21 with a special requests to sit outside as I will have my dog with me. Mike told my husband he would sit us inside with our dog only because I suggested going to Joey's next door. Mike then said as loud as anyone could hear, "that's a therapy dog right?" My dog is NOT a therapy dog. I informed Pablo Mike is the reason why we not be coming back. Pablo apologized and told us he was going to make it right. Pablo comes back and says he will be moving us to his section outside. Mike comes back to our table and proceeds to tell us that the table we're going to is in a very crowed section (super passive aggressive tone). Later Pablo comes back to our table and asks if I am going to write a review on Yelp (Mike wanted Pablo to confirm with me). He begged me not to. I told him Mike needs to come to our table and apologize for speaking to me the way he did. Mike came over to the table and kept making excuses about it being Mother's Day, how there was no way I was able to make a reservation via Opentable, etc. I interrupted him and told him it was Pablo who made up for our poor dining experience. He proceeded to go on and on about how Pablo is just a server, how XOC is HIS restaurant and he's the only manager. I explained to him that he has done nothing to make this a positive dining experience, very rude, how does he have a job in the hospitality industry when he is anything but hospitable. He wanted me to confirm this was going to be last time at XOC.

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F
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Mike was very accommodating. Actually everyone was very accommodating especially on mother's day.

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OT
Las Vegas
42 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I never get tired of this place ! Excellent food amazing service

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JS
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family dinner on Friday night. Great food, service and beverages. Had a 10 month old with us, wait staff and management were wonderful and accommodating.

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TK
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

The chairs were tight. We were sitting at the patio and the man behind me kept banging my chair. They also had a barking dog....

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Good food, slow service

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n
Atlanta
36 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent food, margaritas and service! Beautiful restaurant

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s
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really a perfect evening. Our server was very attentive and made great suggestions on the menu. The food was fantastic and the environment was perfect.

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G
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is consistently good here, as is the service. Make a reservation for a weekend evening, and expect a bit of chaos. My only issue with the service is this feeling of chaos. The management should hold the wait times or put some more runners on the floor ( or go out there theirselves). Diners shouldn't feel the chaos. That said, the friendly staff and good food is worth it, IF you are a forgiving type, if not, go early or on a weekday

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b
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious dinner plates, along with very satisfying Silver Patron Margaritas! For all type of events and gatherings

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d
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great except the long wait to check in. I hope they were shorthanded because there's no other excuse for waiting 10-15 just to check in.
The Food and service were great!

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JR
Los Angeles
48 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The food and drinks were surprising better than expected. Located in a crowded place with lots of restaurant choices and shops, both service and food was very very good. And sitting on the patio people watching was also fun. Food was fresh and tasty.

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N
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food but very noisy and they put us next to the door by the waiters station so too much traffic by our table

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TS
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

We made reservations last minute and were very nicely accommodated.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Birthday. I had submitted through this app that we were coming for my mother-in-law’s birthday. The servers did not do anything for the occasion. The server was also not very attentive. We didn’t have water at he table for the first 15 minutes and we were very thirsty. I had a flag him down to ask.

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AD
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

To start with, the Tortilla soup presentation was unusually different - won't spoil it, but they don't just place a bowl of soup in front of you. Very generous portions. Outdoor seating as weather permits. A different Mexican eatery.

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c
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Comida auténtica mexicana. Buena área para representar la comida mexicana.

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