Xochitl’s quality hasn’t wavered. The service is as friendly and attentive as ever, and the vibe remains relaxed. While the food has its ambitious moments - like the deconstructed tamale served without its typical corn husk - there’s no pretension, simply a solid, modern play on classic Mexican fare. Both custom-ordered guacamole and ceviche serve as perfect starters, and from there, it can become a Tecate and taco night. Or you can make it a tequila flight, short rib and red snapper affair. Either way, prepare to leave wanting to return to Xochitl.