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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
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 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
Great wait staff, good food, kids menu

We were hot and tired and hungry and had been at the carnival all afternoon. I ordered a chicken fajita and it came sizzling hot with loads of chicken, onions and peppers plus a large! plate of rice and beans. That was very tasty and I had enough to last for 2 more lunches. My partner is vegan... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
Wildflower01945
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The service was terrible. There were hardly any people in the restaurant (late lunch) and there were 5 of us. Four got their meal eventually, the 5th person did not. We were told that they had run out of chicken and had to make more (the waiter ended up being the cook). While a couple of people enjoyed their meal,... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We were hot and tired and hungry and had been at the carnival all afternoon. I ordered a chicken fajita and it came sizzling hot with loads of chicken, onions and peppers plus a large! plate of rice and beans. That was very tasty and I had enough to last for 2 more lunches. My partner is vegan and ordered... More 

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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 21 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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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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?