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Central City East

Yxta Cocina Mexicana

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, slow-cooked carnitas, enchiladas de mole and chile rellenos, as well as delicious updates to the classics—tostaditas de ceviche, sweet shrimp tacos, and salmon in cilantro pesto. We are proud to serve Jidori free-range chicken.


Telephone: (213) 596-5579

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Dining Category



Beer Wine • Full Bar



Service Style

Casual • Full Service

Meals Served

Lunch • Dinner


Monday 11:30am - 9:00pm
Tuesday 11:30am - 9:00pm
Wednesday 11:30am - 10:00pm
Thursday 11:30am - 10:00pm
Friday 11:30am - 10:00pm
Saturday 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Suggested Parking

Valet Parking
Mon–Fri: 11:30 am–3 pm ($2)
Thu–Sat: 4–10 pm ($4)

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Yxta Cocina Mexicana
601 S Central Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90021