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Ixtapa Cantina

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Mexican, Southwestern
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177 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA 02420-4039
+1 781-863-8653
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Lexington, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is not your typical Mexican place, but they serve a unique Mexican cousin. Friendly staff, unique food and decent prize. A good outing for the night with the family and friends.

Thank Shriram M
Lexington, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Ixtapa (pronounced "X TA pa" with emphasis on the "TA") offers fresh,basic Mexican fair. The atmosphere is sometimes loud (a popular destination for business lunches and family affairs) but provides an upbeat environment of typical stucco walls decorated with posters,sombreros and such. There are booths, tables and fast take-out. There are not many surprises found on the menu, but the... More 

Thank bt1944
Lexington, MA
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Food is really good. Much better than Margaritas. Staff is friendly and service is prompt and price is decent.

Thank hamseyshasha
Boston, Massachusetts
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119 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

I've eaten in this restaurant and had take-out several times. Well prepared entrees served in generous portions. Love that takeout is served in good sized foil containers and not loads of little pots. Our phoned in order was accurate and ready by the time we drove across town to get it.

Thank Sue_near_Boston
Aurora, Colorado
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81 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Went for a late lunch on a Sat (about 3P). There were 4 other people in the restaurant when we arrived, about 4x that amount when we left. The service (Rocio?) was sort of OK (not memorable). The decor was sort of OK (except for the cracked seats in the booth and the worn-looking menus). Seat-to-eat time was about 20... More 

Thank DaCookman
Lexington, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

We come to Ixtapa with our neighborhood friends and their families to enjoy traditional Mexican food. We the food and the staff have been there for years. The salsa could be better, & the decor is dated but if your going for margaritas and the food you will be pleased. If you shop at Stop & Shop you will have... More 

Thank iDelilah
Medford, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 May 2016

Ixtapa isn't only my favorite Mexican restaurant, it's my favorite restaurant. The chile con queso, salsa, and guacamole with fresh homemade chips are a fantastic way to start a meal. Their chicken fajitas are incredible, my favorite meal on the menu, but you can't go wrong with steak fajitas, arroz con pollo, or really any of their entrees. The staff... More 

Thank plaball9418
S. Natick, MA
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173 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2016

We had a quiet lunch at this very authentic Mexican restaurant. The mole was outstanding on my chicken dish and my husband enjoyed his burrito as well. (Even the rice was unusually tasty!) Portions were generous and service was gracious and speedy. Highly recommend!

Thank Callisto S
Nanuet, New York
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270 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2016

They offer a lot of food at a reasonable price for lunch. So this place is great if you need to gain weight on a budget. The only problem is that it is just not that tasty. The salsa was bland and the food although acceptable was below average in everything except quantity.

Thank Escano777
Bolton, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 February 2016

Wide ranging menu. Good drinks. Especially like the Street Tacos and Enchildas Suiza. Tamales are also good

Thank kelly4075

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 177 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA 02420-4039
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 781-863-8653

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?