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Ixtapa Cantina

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177 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA 02420
(781) 863-8653
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Family Friendly Mexican

Ixtapa Cantina is a family friendly, Mexican restaurant with friendly service and an extensive menu. Prices are moderate, i.e., quite reasonable. The food was not what one would consider outstanding, or special, but good. However, my shrimp & steak fajita combo was very tasty and plentiful. The... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 25, 2015
KVM101
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Bartlett, New Hampshire
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Belmont, Massachusetts
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139 reviews 139 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

We've been eating here since they opened the Lex. location. It used to be very good. But, lately things are slipping. Poor service, cold entrees, and a leaky ceiling just to name a few problems experienced lately. I hope they can pull it back together. It's not like there is a shortage of good mex. food in Boston anymore. That... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

My family has been coming to Ixtapa on a regular basis for years on end. The people here are so friendly and we have gotten to know some of them well. Excellent food and customer service.

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Bartlett, New Hampshire
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110 reviews 110 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Ixtapa Cantina is a family friendly, Mexican restaurant with friendly service and an extensive menu. Prices are moderate, i.e., quite reasonable. The food was not what one would consider outstanding, or special, but good. However, my shrimp & steak fajita combo was very tasty and plentiful. The typical side dishes were as one would expect. The salsa that came with... More 

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Boston
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72 reviews 72 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

This may be a "family" restaurant but the food is so tasteless that it is a slur on our southern neighbor to call this place "Mexican." Think Taco Bell but bigger and with alcohol.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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104 reviews 104 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

We have eaten here a few times over the years and found the service and food to be good. Just right for a tasty dinner on a snowy New England afternoon and better for a spicy lunch with dark beer after a hot summer's bike ride.The prices are reasonable. Just wish the big TV's were turned off.

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Concord, New Hampshire
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103 reviews 103 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
308 helpful votes 308 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

We visited on an early Friday afternoon. We were greeted in a friendly manner and seating was available right away. We were quickly served hot taco chips and a well prepared salsa. We tried the special lunch. Two tacos, one chicken and one pork. Chicken certainly was good. The pork was wonderful. Served with beans, rice and veggies with shredded... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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63 reviews 63 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

Who would guess on a Tuesday a place is so packed you should have made a reservation? Ixtapa Cantina is that place at 7. It's hopping and everyone is having a very good time. To say it's family-friendly is an understatement. Every single table has kids except us. We have left all of our kids at home. Someone is drinking... More 

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

The service is very good and they offer coupons but the food is very ordinary. Good but not great. Been there twice. Not sure I'll go again.

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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77 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013 via mobile

Mexican food is ok, about average, nothing to get excited over. Prices were good and a good place to take the family / young kids. Enjoyed my sizzling fajita, but I would not go back, had much better Mexican food elsewhere.

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Lexington, Massachusetts
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15 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

Coupons will get ya in the door but this is just a so-so eatery. Service is find but the food is definitely forgettable.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 177 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA 02420
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: (781) 863-8653

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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