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“lunchtime crowd”
Review of Ixtapa Cantina

Ixtapa Cantina
Ranked #4 of 25 Restaurants in Lunenburg
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Worcester, Massachusetts
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89 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“lunchtime crowd”
Reviewed January 31, 2014

the place was getting busy when we arrived at noon on a thursday. even so, we were seated promptly. the excellent corn nacho chips and salsa arrived moments later as did our server to ask if we wanted anything to drink.
the luncheon menu offers extensive choices - in fact the 1 choice/2choice/3 choice option took a while to decipher. kinda like combinations and permutations back in math class.
there were straight up offerings as well, so the less math inclined went with the quesadilla fajitas while my wife chose from the 2 combo - beef chimichanga and enchilada with rice and no beans. one tall dos XX and a blue moon margarhita to wash it all down with and you were looking at 2 happy diners. no room for coffee or desert. i must mention what appeared to be homemade salsa and guacamole were fabulous. perfect portion size for lunch.
unhurried, bright atmosphere and happy attentive staff provide a relaxed dining experience.

  • Visited January 2014
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Leominster, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Ixtapa is a great place to meet friends and enjoy a great Mexican meal.”
Reviewed November 7, 2013

We had a great time at Ixtapa catching up with old friends. The service was very good and attentive, the meals were tasty, hot and served promptly, and the appetizers and nachos were also very good. I had barely enough room to eat dessert, but even that was excellent. It was a no-hurry environment, which is great for what we were there for; meeting up with friends from overseas. I'd highly recommend this location.

  • Visited October 2013
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Gardner, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Tasty!”
Reviewed October 29, 2013

I'm no expert on mexican food but I can say that the food here has always been tasty and the service friendly and warm. The only downside is that the food can be a smidge salty at times--tasty at the time but leaves me with a heck of thirst afterwards. Worth a visit.

Visited October 2013
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Groton, Massachusetts
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76 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Awesome”
Reviewed October 10, 2013 via mobile

One if the best service in the area. The food is great. Always chips and salsa upon arrival. The atmosphere is great. The staff is always smiling. Very clean.


  • Visited August 2013
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Leominster, Massachusetts
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122 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
“Nice night out!”
Reviewed July 22, 2013

We took some out of town guests to Ixtapa Cantina for dinner, and had a great time. I'm not sure if they offer this every night, but they had a woman going to each table singing and playing the guitar, and she was decent! Some might be annoyed by this, but seeing as how that's common in restaurants in Mexico, I thought it added to an authentic experience. They also offer guacamole prepared at your table.

Prices were reasonable, portions were good. The food is good. We'll go back.

  • Visited July 2013
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