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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 - 11:00 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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 8
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 7
    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 Mexican Food at GREAT PRICES!

I have gone here many times over the years - friendly and fast wait staff, and the food is great - you get a lot for your money, and it's always yummy. The drinks are very good too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Lolabowla
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Lexington, Massachusetts
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Lexington, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have gone here many times over the years - friendly and fast wait staff, and the food is great - you get a lot for your money, and it's always yummy. The drinks are very good too.

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Thank Lolabowla
North Billerica, Massachusetts
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

The chicken enchilada was our favorite - but we also enjoyed the pork enchilada, chili relleno, and california burrito. The rice and beans were good also. We had an ultimate margarita with patron and the bartender did a great job mixing it. The service was good, just one blip where our server forgot the water we had asked for. Good... More 

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Thank Gail G
Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

can't complain too much -- inexpensive, good quality ingredients, free chips But -- they can not cook -- very plain and Americanized Fajitas -- are you kidding??? salsa -- nice taste -- much too watery -- this really ought not to be so hard. They are busy -- maybe Arlingtonians don't know any better.

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Thank JPG003
Belmont, United States
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

I mostly dine here for lunch. Very well prepared generous meals. Always cooked to the right temperature. Extensive menu. I love their Atlantic Burrito. Ample seating and parking. Attentive waitstaff. I have never had a disappointing meal here.

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Thank Karen P
Hamilton, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Fresh light food , best Mexican food we have had outside of the Southwest US. Good service, nice Margarita's

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Thank william w
Boston, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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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Thank eva k
Boston, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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Thank Wildflower01945
Boston
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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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Thank xxramxx
Boston
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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Thank Bob_CBoston
Cambridge, MA
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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Thank Peter055

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?