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“Event Planner, Carmen Oliver, at Xixon is Excellent!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Xixon Spanish Restaurant

Xixon Spanish Restaurant
2101 SW 22nd Street, Coral Gables, FL 33145
+1 305-854-9350
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Ranked #9 of 274 restaurants in Coral Gables
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Spanish, Tapas
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Xixon is committed in providing our customers and visitors alike the best Spain has to offer in terms of its diverse regional cuisines including Tapas & Wines. 2013 And 2014 Certificates of Excellence Winner!
Miami
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“Event Planner, Carmen Oliver, at Xixon is Excellent!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Camen Oliver helped us plan two work related events, one of them a retirement party. We gave her a budget and she helped select a wonderful variety of dishes. Everyone enjoyed the party, the food, the atmosphere and the service. Many thanks to Carmen and Xixon's owner Begonia for their hospitality and dedication.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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XixonCafe, Owner at Xixon Spanish Restaurant, responded to this review, June 7, 2013
Hi Cecilia

First of all thanks for your feedback since comment's from our customers are very important to us.

We are glad you and your entire party had a great event here and that Carmen was able to organize the party to your specific needs.

Hope to see you back soon!
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“Excellent experience for big group dinner!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013 via mobile

If you are looking for a place to host a group party, Xixon is definitely the place to go! Carmen Oliver, the coordinator for group parties at Xixon, was extremely easy to work with and helped tailor our food selections and pricing. We sat in the upstairs area (25 of us) in two long tables. The service staff was extremely friendly and prompt with the food - let's just say the drinks and food kept rolling out! Not only was the service excellent, the food was divine! We were celebrating our rehearsal dinner for our wedding and would very much recommend anyone to use Xixon for group parties or for a nice night out! Thank you so much to the staff at Xixon, especially Carmen, for accommodating us and making this part of our wedding memorable!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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XixonCafe, Owner at Xixon Spanish Restaurant, responded to this review, June 7, 2013
Thanks very much for your kind comments. We are also very glad that thru Carmen, our event coordinator, she was able to meet your expectations as far as food, service and ambiance by providing the attention to detail required for events like yours..

The Mezzanine with large tables is able to provide large groups enough space to hold private events such as wedding rehersal dinners!

Hope to see you back soon! Many thanks once again for your support.
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Vero Beach, Florida, United States
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“Great food and environment”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We ate at Xixon not long after a trip to Spain, and the food was great, authentic Spanish food prepared very well. Our waiter was excellent and helpful as well. The restaurant is beautiful as well. A truly great place and even though it is pretty far away we have been back a few times.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Miami Beach, Florida, United States
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“Spain in the middle of Miami”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Great atmosphere, with great food and tapas. The best Croquetas in town. Excellent varieties of wine from Spain. You will the place.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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XixonCafe, Owner at Xixon Spanish Restaurant, responded to this review, May 9, 2013
Hi Jackie

Thanks for your great feedback, we are very glad you enjoyed the Croquetas! Come back soon.
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“Go for Happy Hour Drinks and Tapas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

XIXON is my all time #1favorite Spanish restaurant in Dade County.

Not only is it a beautiful place with different environments to choose from, the owner, Begonia, has taken great care over the years and two locations prior to this one, to develop a wonderful restaurant in Miami/Coral Gables area right on Coral Way, close to 22 Avenue, SW.

I was there yesterday with my son and a dear friend who is like family, and enjoyed one of the best Mojitos I've had, for half the price, during happy hour. The tapas are a bit expensive, but worth it and done right. Great taste and cooked with care and knowhow.

You need to know what you like and what to order. Champiñones al Jerez, croquetas de Cabrales or of Bacalao or Espinaca, are great. So is a simple lettuce and tomato salad, typical Spanish with Tuna and boiled egg. Their gazpacho which I have had before, as well as their sopa de ajo, are great. I love their pimientos de Padrón--hard to get in the US, but I think that the price needs to come down a little, and I wait to have them in Spain. Their hot chocolate and churros is the best in Miami and that is where we go on those few cold days when we yearn for the real Spanish hot chocolate. I wish they would add some Andalusian dishes to their menu, like espinacas con garbanzo and berenjena rebozada con miel. These are simple and make great tapas too.

What is also nice about XIXON is that there is always a friendly atmosphere, the waiters are always pleasant and remember you if you are a regular, the place is very pretty and clean spotless, and it is also great to be able to purchase goods at their deli. They always have freshly baked break that they bring from Spain, have turrones, almendras, beans, all kinds of great wines, a variety of great cheeses, etc. They are classy as is the owner, Begonia, who is always on top of things and making sure things run smoothly, going around greeting customers with a warm smile.

I would only recommend perhaps (as a suggestion) considering having a periodic guest musician/artist who could play Spanish guitar, perhaps in the outside area where a bar could be set up as well, or playing some contemporary nice (not noisy volume) Spanish flamenco or classical Spanish music from artists like Buika, Radio Tarifa, Camarón, Jose Merce, Tomatito, Paco de lucia, etc., rather than whatever is playing on the tv monitors. Maybe vary when to have the tv on and when to have music playing so that there is some variety and pleasant music in the background.

If you are in MIami and are looking for a Spanish restaurant, this must be your #1 place to go, for sure. Don't miss it.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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