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Yxta Cocina

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resh and stylish Yxta Cocina brings life to its little corner of the Arts District on Central Avenue and Sixth Street for 10 years with authentic Mexican dishes and an extensive tequila selection. Part of Jesse Gomez and Jose Acevedo’s Cocinas y Calaveras Restaurant group, which also includes the four Mercado locations. Mercado Taqueria in Studio City and Maradentro in Brentwood, Yxta’s brick and beveled glass interior is lined with the works of contemporary Mexican artists whose canvases are as colorful as the restaurant’s well-crafted dishes. Tacos with handmade tortillas, slow-cooked carnitas, mouth-watering mole and fresh guacamole are just a few of the staples that have made Yxta a neighborhood favorite since opening in 2009. However, this isn’t just your abuelita’s traditional Mexican food. The creative kitchen is full of surprises for diners who want a healthy, fresh update to their favorite dishes. Try the Mexican Kale Salad with candied pepitas and cotija-pesto bread crumbs, or the grilled salmon in cilantro pesto for something that will make your palate sing. Cilantro lime rice, chipotle mashed potatoes, or grilled corn all make the perfect sides to round out an incredible meal. Finish your dinner with the chef’s signature flan or Mexican bread pudding with churro ice cream, called capirotada. In addition to a careful selection of Mexican and local beers and eight lovely wines, the bar has its sights laser-focused on great tequila. Yxta’s more than 55 premium silver, reposado and añejo tequilas and mezcals give seasoned aficionados a dazzling array of new tastes to try. But if straight tequila isn’t your thing, the margaritas (spicy cucumber, jamaica or classic) made with fresh sour are a fabulously fresh alternative. At 601 S. Central Ave., (213) 596-5579. Open Mon.-Tues. 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Wed.-Fri. 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Sat. 4-10 p.m.; happy hour Mon.Fri. 4-7 p.m. and Sat. 4-6 p.m. Valet parking available Monday through Friday for lunch and Thursday through Saturday for dinner. Visit cocinasycalaveras.com. CUISINE: Mexican $$

120 S LOS ANGELES ST., DTLA

213-253-9235 • JUSTICELA.COM Open Every Day from 6am to 11pm

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Downtown Los Angeles Dining Guide 2019  

The Dining Guide is published annually by the Los Angeles Downtown News. An essential dining reference including detailed restaurant profile...

Downtown Los Angeles Dining Guide 2019  

The Dining Guide is published annually by the Los Angeles Downtown News. An essential dining reference including detailed restaurant profile...

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