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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
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 7
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  • 11
    Very good
  • 6
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  • 2
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Reasonable Prices, Good Food and To Notch Margaritas

No more brand mane Mexican for us. We been here 6 or 7 times. Service is speedy, the food is consistently good, and the house Margaritas .... really good.

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2015
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Boston
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Boston
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

No more brand mane Mexican for us. We been here 6 or 7 times. Service is speedy, the food is consistently good, and the house Margaritas .... really good.

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Had the Pollo de la Crema (sic). Hot creamy and loaded with chicken and mushroom. The rice was a little dry though.

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Cambridge, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

My wife and I visit this restaurant regularly because the food is always great, the service fast, and the price great. Burritos, enchiladas, and many other traditional Mexican foods. The portions are so generous that many people take home what they can't eat.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We brought our friends here for dinner late last Friday night because I remembered that I had a good lunch here awhile back. We were seated quickly and the waiter was quite friendly. Looking at the menu, there seemed to be quite a few interesting things to try, but at the end, we chose to try the items that we... More 

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Belmont, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Ixtapa Cantina

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

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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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