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“My new favorite local Mexican restaurant” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Acitron Cocina Mexicana

Acitron Cocina Mexicana
473 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02474-5103
+1 781-777-2839
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Ranked #3 of 90 Restaurants in Arlington
Price range: $14 - $19
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Medford St
Transit: Massachusetts Ave @ Medford St (350, 77, 79) Medford St @ Mass Ave (350, 80) Massachusetts Ave @ Broadway (350, 77, 79)
Description: Acitron Cocina Mexicana, located in lively Arlington center, combines the simplicity of authentic family recipes with fresh, high-quality ingredients to bring diners unparalleled, delectable Mexican cuisine. With a focus on fusing authentic Mexican flavors and classic sauces with local produce, meats and seafood, we are committed to building each dish from scratch to create delicious, healthy fare for our customers. The bar boasts mouthwatering drinks such as margaritas, mojitos and classic tequila cocktails infused with fresh fruit. Our desserts are made in house and include flan, tres leches and warm chocolate tamales with a scoop of Mexican vanilla ice cream.
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“My new favorite local Mexican restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Acitron has great food, warm and helpful service, an interesting menu (especially the dessert menu! check out the chocolate espresso martinis!). We enjoyed our dinner and will definitely go back soon.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Arlington, Massachusetts
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41 reviews 41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Best Mexican!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is the best Mexican food that I have ever had besides in Mexico. I love it. The preparation and presentation are excellent. The menu selection is very interesting and everybody seems very happy with this place. It is one of the first places that I recommend to my customers. They have a great (small) bar with some TV screens; good conversation and excellent service. A gem!

Visited April 2014
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Boston, Massachusetts
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29 reviews 29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Nice place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Haven't had a bad meal yet.
Ceviche and guacamole for apps. Tortilla soup next and pick an entrée. They have all been great. Not a big mole fan but theirs was delicious. Enchiladas were awesome and not the standard take on them.
TACO TUESDAY..... $3 each.
We go once week now.
Give it a try.

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7 restaurant reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Awesome food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

First time at this restaurant, the food was so good. It has the taste of western Mexican food, which is hard to find here. We will be going back. The salsa was so very very good. I had the chile relleno, it was different but yummy. Our waitress was less than attentive - not impressed.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Arlington, Massachusetts
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17 restaurant reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Fancy Mexican in Arlington Center”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The best things about Acitron - reliably good food, nice atmosphere, decent service.

The prices are higher than you'd expect for a neighborhood Tex Mex joint, but Acitron is not trying to be a neighborhoos Tex Mex joint. There is public metered parking nearby.

The food is good, but not great. It tends to lack the spice and strong flavors of Mexican food, aiming instead for a Middle American palate. I've seen Mexican done high end and done much tastier. However, the food is solidly good and dialing back the flavors should make it better for groups with children or groups who wouldn't normally be able to agree on Mexican food.

The prices are very reasonable compared to similar quality places in Boston.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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