Yxta Cocina Mexicana
601 S Central Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90021
(213) 596-5579
Cross Streets: E. 6th St.
Parking:  Self
Cuisine: Mexican
Services: Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Reservations
Located in downtown Los Angeles at the corner of Central Avenue and 6th Street, Yxta Cocina Mexicana (pronounced eeks’-tah) is the sister restaurant to Highland Park’s El Arco Iris. The restaurant was named after owner Jesse Gomez’s professor at Loyola Law School, Yxta Maya Murray. The modern, eclectic and comfortable interior was designed by New York-based architect Poonam Khanna.

The restaurant offers authentic Mexican food—handmade tortillas, fresh guacamole, sopes, slow-cooked carnitas, enchiladas de mole, and empanadas, as well as delicious updates to the classics—tostadas with sashimi-grade tuna, sweet shrimp taquitos, and salmon in cilantro pesto. We are proud to serve Salmon Creek natural pork and Shelton Farm’s free range chicken.

Yxta’s bar pours over 50 premium silver, reposado, and añejo tequilas. Try a creative cocktails like a Mexican Russian, Jamaica Margarita, or Serrano Margarita. We also have 15 draft and bottled beers from which to choose.

With a large dining area comfortable for small and large parties alike, Yxta is a great place for a celebration with family and friends, a dinner date, or a business lunch, as well as for happy hour margaritas and appetizers.
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Meals Served
Lunch, Lunch, Dinner, Dinner
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Payment Methods
Cash, Visa, American Express, Discover
Full Bar
Price Range
$$ ($9-$15)
Al Pastor Taco with Marinated Pork, Pineapple, Red Onions, Cilantro, Cilantro Lime Rice, Frijoles Olla Pollo en Mole Poblano with Shelton Farms Chicken, Housemade Mole Poblano, Mexican Rice, Frijoles Negros