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Ixtapa Cantina

Mexican
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177 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA 02420
(781) 863-8653
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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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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
  • 11
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    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
Mexican in the suburbs

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
Leo F
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

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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13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Top Contributor
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56 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 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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145 reviews 145 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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119 reviews 119 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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112 reviews 112 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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115 reviews 115 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
312 helpful votes 312 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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71 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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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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