Restaurant Hours
Mon–Tues: 11:30 am–9 pm
Wed–Fri: 11:30 am–10 pm
Sat: 5–10 pm
Sun: closed

Happy Hours
Mon: 4–9 pm
Tues–Fri: 4–7 pm
Sat: 5–7 pm

Valet Parking
Mon–Fri: 11:30 am–2:30 pm ($2)
Fri–Sat: 5–10 pm ($3)

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. Opened since 2009, 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, tortas, slow-cooked carnitas, enchiladas de mole, and chile rellenos, as well as delicious updates to the classics—tostaditas de ceviche tropical, sweet shrimp taquitos, and salmon in cilantro pesto. We are proud to serve Salmon Creek natural pork and Jidori free range chicken.

Yxta’s bar pours over 50 premium silver, reposado, añejo and extra añejo tequilas. We also offer a small selection of boutique mezcals and a dozen draft and bottled beers. Try a creative cocktail like a New Fashioned, Jamaica Margarita, or El Pepino.

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, a business lunch, and happy hour margaritas and appetizers.

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