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Acitron Cocina Mexicana

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Tue, 2/19
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2015, 2017 - 2018 Winner


$14 - $19
Latin, South American, Mexican, Spanish
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Grilled corn on the cob with chipotle aioli, cotija cheese and spices
Aguacate Frito
Ripened avocado dipped in a chipotle beer batter and lightly fried. served with cilantro-jalapeño sour cream
Ceviche de Camaron
Coastal mexican style - prepared with shrimp, red pepper, cilantro, red mangoes, red onions and lime juice
Corn tortillas rolled and stuffed with chicken and lightly fried
Crisp golden baked tortillas topped with stewed chicken or ground beef garnished with green cabbage, sour cream, cotija cheese and pico de gallo
Flour tortillas filled with your choice of cheese, vegetable, chicken add $1, seasoned ground beef add $1 & pulled pork add $1
Queso Fundido
Poblano pepper strips, mushroom and sautéed onions melted with four different cheeses. Served with soft corn tortillas Add spicy Mexican chorizo $2 (For two people. Not recommended for dipping)
Sweet plantains stuffed with ground beef picadillo and lightly fried Served with mole coloradito, queso fresco and sour cream
Guacamole Acitrón
Made fresh to order (for two people). Just tell us how spicy you want it. Served with house-made yellow corn chips
Soup of the day
Ask your server for details
With Grilled Chicken $9.95
With Grilled Shrimp $13.95
With Grilled Steak $14.95
Ensalada Mixta
Mixed green salad with house dressing
Ensalada Oaxaqueña
Cherry tomatoes, grilled scallions and oaxaca cheese, on a bed of mixed greens tossed in a tamarind dressing
Ensalada De Remolacha Y Queso De Cabra
Beets and goat cheese on a bed of mixed greens with a chile piquin dressing
Mexican Chopped Salad
Grilled corn, avocado, red pepper, carrots, cucumber, red onions, black beans and corn tortilla strips on a bed of mixed greens with a house dressing
All the following entrees are served with two sides: Rice of the day, Beans of the day or Elote (corn on the cob).
Vegetable - Zucchini , peppers, onions, tomatoes, corn & cheese $14.95
Tinga de Pollo - Stewed chicken $16.95
Carne Molida - Seasoned ground beef $17.95
Chiles Rellenos
Fire-roasted Poblano pepper stuffed with your choice of filling below. All Chiles Rellenos topped with salsa roja and cotija cheese
Crepas De Rajas Poblanas
Homemade crepes stuffed with grilled poblano strips, corn kernels, yellow squash, zucchini and sour cream. topped with a creamy spinach sauce
Three soft Corn or House made flour Tortillas - With your choice of Chile Verde, Al Pastor, Cochinita Pibil, Carne Adobada, Tinga de Pollo, Mole Poblano, Chorizo con Papa, Carne Molida or Vegetales
Tacos De Pescado O Camaron
Marinated Fish Or Shrimp seasoned and pan sautéed, garnished with red cabbage, avocado, cilantro and chipotle aioli
Pollo con Salsa Tomatillo
Chicken tenderloins seasoned and served with a delicious fresh Tomatillo salsa
Mole Poblano
Shredded chicken cooked with a legendary blend of spices, chilies, nuts and mexican chocolate made into a rich and flavorful mole sauce, in the traditional puebla style
Chiles En Nogada
Fire roasted poblano peppers stuffed with seasoned ground beef and topped with a sweet white creamy sauce made of nuts, spices and cream cheese. (sauce is traditionally served at room temperature)
Cochinita Pibil
Axiote seed, spices and fresh orange marinated roasted pork, shredded, garnished with pickled onions and scallions
Mole Amarillo Vegetariano
Mixed grilled vegetables with a traditional vegetarian mole sauce made with guajillo peppers, corn flour and spices
Chile Verde A La Baabs
Chunks of tender pork loin slow cooked in a green chile sauce made of fresh tomatillo, jalapeño and garlic (best eaten with rice and beans)
Flan Del Dia
Flan of the day - ask your server for details
Tamal De Chocolate
Warm chocolate tamal and mexican vanilla ice cream with a cinnamon milk sauce
Tres Leches
Sponge cake soaked in three kinds of milk, condensed milk, evaporated milk and media crema (mexican table cream)
Mousse De Chocolate
Chocolate mousse cake
Any Three Flavors $6.5
Single Scoop $2.5
Artisan Ice Creams
Mexican chocolate, mexican vanilla, cajeta, mango sorbet (Not available for TakeOut/Delivery)
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All reviews chips and salsa corn on the cob mole fried avocado tacos aguacate beans crepes pork steak mexican food ladies night the tres leches cake arlington center friendly service small restaurant boston area
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have been here many times for the quality of the food and drinks. Everything we've had has been authentic and thoughtfully prepared. Our favorites are the mushroom quesadillas, pork dishes and even the salads with Mexican cheese. In warm weather definitely opt for the lovely...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 908stevef
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a recent Sat. night we had supper again at Acitron. At 6pm the restaurant was completely full. But our reserved table was waiting for us. Unfortunately it was next to the bar, in the rear, along the main serving path. It felt like we...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Michael W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I invited my three daughters to ladies night. We enjoyed our skinny margaritas and exceptional meals. Waitstaff was very welcoming and patient with our many questions.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank GailGermany
Reviewed November 16, 2018 via mobile

Friendly service. We had Fajitas with Steak and Mole poblana. The fajitas were good but I did not enjoy so much the Mole. Maybe it is me. I should not have ordered it. When in Mexico I alway like the food much better. The place...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank SusiHoch
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

We had our daughters birthday dinner here. We were seated promptly on arrival. The menu is just double sided but you have quite a selection to chose from. We ordered the trio of tacos, chicken fajitas, carne adobada, and pollo con salsa tomatillo for dinner....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Gradz04
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Whats not to love? Acitron serves fabulous margaritas and delicious Mexican food and now they offer a beautiful patio setting! I highly recommend a visit!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank bjeandowney
Reviewed September 30, 2018

Wonderful food. great flavors, thoughtful combinations, artful presentations—this is among the best Mexican restaurants in the Boston/Cambridge/Somerville/Arlington area. Try the fish tacos, or anything with their cochinita pibil (orange pork) filling. Pleasant service, attractively decorated, and they have a hidden patio for outdoor dining. Reasonably...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Mark H
Reviewed September 2, 2018

You can't tell from the street but this restaurant has a lovely little patio. We have a fantastic dinner with friends. I recommend the aguacate frito--a highly battered fried avocado with spiced yogurt sauce and the corn on the cob. We also enjoyed the soft...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank CrisMOS
Reviewed August 19, 2018

The Sunday night my husband and I went to Acitron, the place was packed with a line at the door. It was noisy but worth the wait. I had the mole poblano. It was the best I've ever eaten.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank CoralieHJensen
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

Discovered this restaurant on Taco Tuesday. A visitor to this city, I was amazed to find a restaurant serving great food at reasonable prices. I loved it so much that I went back again. I'd recommend to future patrons to be patient. The staff seem...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank MarFis
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Stephen D
June 16, 2018|
Response from Micheleandpasquale | Reviewed this property |
By now you probably have gone to eat. But the answer is yes. They will adjust the recipe if necessary
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