Xico Editor’s Pick
Oaxaca is represented at Xico—but so is Oregon: playful notes, purist notions, and fresh-ground masa fill out a room that feels like a beach hut with pearls. A few dishes seem destined for iconic status. They include a crispy, smoldering mass of chile glazed chips with cotija cheese and a pozole makeover, starring a whole roasted trout (in place of the usual pig’s head) and a broth you’d be happy to swim in. Among the desserts is a dark chocolate–dipped oblong of coconut, almonds, and raisins that would make the Mounds folks blush.
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Outdoor Dining, Reservations, Takeout
Conversation, Date Night, Private Parties
3715 SE Division St, Portland, OR, 97202
Division/Clinton • 503-548-6343
5-10 pm Sunday-Thursday; 5-11 pm Friday-Saturday