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Ixtapa Cantina

177 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA 02420-4039
+1 781-863-8653
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good40%
  • Average16%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible8%
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“burrito” (4 reviews)
“mexican place” (2 reviews)
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177 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA 02420-4039
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

ended up here after not wanting to wait for 25 minutes for dinner at other places further down the street. I wasn't expecting much at first but the joint was jumping the chips and salsa were free, the prices weren't bad and the food was...More

Thank Don C
Reviewed 25 May 2017

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
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,...More

Thank bt1944
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
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...More

Thank Sue_near_Boston
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...More

Thank DaCookman
Reviewed 29 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...More

Thank iDelilah
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...More

Thank plaball9418
Reviewed 17 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
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...More

Thank Escano777
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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