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Itacate Mexican Restaurant

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Mexican, Latin, Bar
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1857 Penfield Rd, Penfield, NY 14526-1409
+1 585-586-8454
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Pittsford, New York
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117 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The margaritas are ok during the happy hour since they are half price, but the atmosphere at the bar is kind of dark and dingy and in need of an update. The chips and salsa are average but we were disappointed in the nachos. The cheese was not melted enough ( I think it sat upstairs too long before it... More 

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Thank 2foodtravelers
Rochester, New York
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64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There are 2 Mexican restaurants in Penfield. The other has a broader menu selection, with not so great service. On our recent lunch trip, I found service and food average. I wish we had known about the buffet, as at least 1 person in my party would of ordered that.

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Fairport, New York
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Jose and family are amazing! Food is delicious and buffet is great!! If you're looking for authentic Mexican food then this is the place to come. Family friendly and great prices. Gotta try their buffet food!!

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Rochester, New York
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

It's not easy finding a restaurant with EVERYTHING. But this one does. Atmosphere, personality, food quality & taste, fun, music, happy hours, a patio, decent fair prices. Authentic. Family friendly. Best margaritas in town. Friday night buffet. Oh, & did i mention the great owners??? Jose will greet you & take care of you, sons Paco & John serve you... More 

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Jose A, Owner at Itacate Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments! We still think we have a ways to go, but humbly accept the compliments! See you this Friday....Bradley brothers turn to get us dancing!!! More 

Fairport, New York
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

This is the best authentic Mexican cuisine in Rochester. On our first visit the waitress was a little indifferent, next time the server was knowledgeable and enthusiastically suggested items from the menu. Highly recommended.

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Thank Daniel D
Jose A, Owner at Itacate Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you kindly for your nice remarks. Looking forward to being of service again in the future. More 

Rochester NY
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

We had a fun time at the bar during Happy Hour. Loved the musicians and singers. Our dinners were delicious. Very fun, casual atmosphere and staff was very friendly and accommodating. Definitely will be back!

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Thank BobKathyP
Jose A, Owner at Itacate Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you! Glad you enjoyed your visit!! Looking forward to your next visit. More 

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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Love this place! Fresh ingredients and authentic recipes. Food that contains lettuce, tomatoes and other fresh vegetables will be served with the vegetables cold, so don't expect steaming hot burritos with steaming hot lettuce (gross). I can't speak to the bar area, but it looks quite popular. Better consider a reservation for this place now that the word is on... More 

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Thank Kelly H
Jose A, Owner at Itacate Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words....and the warning about the lettuce! ;-) More 

Penfield, New York
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

Good service, good fresh food, prices good. Will go again for dinner. Have friends that go for the happy hour all the time.

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Penfield, New York
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67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

Spur ot the moment decision to dine here one cold evening and we were well rewarded. The food was delicious and the wait staff very welcoming. The drinks were good too! My friend had a huge burrito that she raved about and only could manage to eat half. I had the shrimp dish and it was so yummy I ate... More 

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Webster, New York
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48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016

My friend and I met here last night for dinner. First, we stayed at the bar for happy hour and both had $3.00 Bloody Mary's. They were very good. We went upstairs for dinner. I had a chicken burrito and my friend had carne asana. Both our dishes were served lukewarm. They were tasty, but needed to be hotter. And,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $14
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
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 - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1857 Penfield Rd, Penfield, NY 14526-1409
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Penfield
  • Phone Number: +1 585-586-8454
Description
If you're looking for that quaint, quiet place to sit down and enjoy authentic Mexican recipes passed down from generations, you will find it here.Itacate features classic Mexican dishes prepared using fresh ingredients. Family-owned and operated, our menu features the same items we ate growing up at our mother or abuelita's kitchen, items such as chile rellenos; asado de puerco; carnitas; or the intricate flavors of the tortilla soup. For those with special menu needs, we offer both gluten-free and vegan friendly options.We want you to feel as if you were eating at one of our homes. We provide you with a casual dining atmosphere in which to enjoy a family meal.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?