Brightly painted walls, intricate woodwork and colorful Mexican tiles create a cozy ambiance at this Headhouse Square eatery. Pronounced “so-cheet,” Xochitl keeps diners coming back with hearty traditional dishes like pollo frito, short rib tamales and fried plantains. While the food draws patrons from all over the city, the bar is a destination in its own right. Xochitl is open until 2 a.m. nightly, which makes it a popular stop for late-night cocktails and fun atmosphere.
408 S 2nd St
|Cross street:||between Pine and Stamper Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu 5pm–2am; Fri, Sat 5pm–2am; Sun 4pm–2am|