Sophisticated Mexican in Arlington
This was my first visit to Acitron, which features sophisticated Mexican cuisine.Really enjoyed the guacamole app and the shrimp taco special. The waiter brought out a sample of the taco sauce so we could taste it before ordering. Friends liked the margaritas, which were fairly strong (wide selection here). Dulce de Leche ice cream was a great end to the meal.As we ate early on a Sunday night it was hard to judge noise levels. A welcome addition to Arlington Center. I would go back!
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food was great. Our server
The food was great. Our server was friendly, smart, and helpful. They need some blinds for the windows, the sun was blinding. The tables are a little close.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Surprisingly good Mexican
Small busy restaurant. Excellent food but could use more staff. Reasonably priced for the quality. Great guacamole. Very glad we made a reservation because it was packed!
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
A noteworthy new Mexican,
A noteworthy new Mexican, with some out-of-the ordinary dishes.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Corn on cob worth the trip
Excellent mexican food, nice decor, love their special recipe corn on the cob.
4/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great margaritas, great guacamole,
Great margaritas, great guacamole, creative meals. The tables are a little packed in there, so not all that great for an intimate dinner, but great for an evening out with friends!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Mexican food (not Tex-Mex)
Great Mexican food (not Tex-Mex) with great mole.,
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
We came to celebrate our son's
We came to celebrate our son's birthday and another son's great finish in the Boston Marathon. The food was delish, FLAVOR, was my main impression. This is not taco bell or chipotle, it is real mexican food! Great margarita's,and an amazing tequila list. They even helped us sing Happy Birthday!
4/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
great Mexican food
Very good authentic Mexican food. Our dinners were flavorful but not spicy.
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were pleasantly surprised
We were pleasantly surprised by this restaurant. We were expecting the usual Mexican fare (IE - tacos and enchiladas-ho hum) but instead found the entree and app. selection to be creative and more upscale than typical. We went on a Saturday night and thankfully made reservations because the place was packed. We did have to wait a bit to be seated - we had a reservation for 7 and weren't seated till 7:20 ish and there really wasn't anywhere to wait so were stood in the entry way. The service was friendly and efficient. Overall it was a good experience and we will go baCK.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Twas a pleasant surprise!
Twas a pleasant surprise! They had some rather unusual dishes to choose from, not your average Mexican restaurant for sure.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
We enjoyed Acitron; I think
We enjoyed Acitron; I think my husband liked it more than I did. I found the carne asada to be a little on the bland side. The guacamole appetizer we had was delicious; the salsa that came with the chips they handed us shortly after we sat down was spicier than my taste, but I freely admit that I am not a huge fan of spicy. We both enjoyed the sangria very much. We tried the Mexican bread pudding for dessert, and other than being served a teensy bit hotter than seemed necessary, it was really delightful. Full of interesting flavors I couldn't quite place (maybe clove?), but very very good, and unusual. The service was maybe a little on the slow side, but attentive, and we weren't in a rush. Our waiter was very friendly and helpful.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great margaritas and warm
Great margaritas and warm atmosphere, with delicious chips, salsa, and guacamole. Entrees offer the cuisine of northern Mexico and more traditional fare.
4/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic Mexican. Fish tacos
Fantastic Mexican. Fish tacos were delicious. Waitress couldn't have been nicer and margaritas were great!
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was very good-their salmon
Food was very good-their salmon and steak dishes are excellent. I don't like food very spicy, and they were very helpful in guiding me to dishes I would like. Food is nicely presented. It was bit noisy,but it was a Saturday night.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
great food great service
The was real authentic mexican would definitely go back
4/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful version of Mexican food!
Admittedly, I am not very familiar with authentic Mexican cuisine, but to me this would be one of my highest standards for the "real deal"! The chef obviously takes his duties very seriously and does not underestimate his clients. We loved the nuances in the mole sauce and enchiladas and my girls loved the chile verde and soft tacos! We will return!
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Took my mom and my wife there for mother's day brunch. First time I'd been there. The menu was full of great choices. The food was great. Very affordable. Mom's loved it!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
We enjoyed our food and drinks
We enjoyed our food and drinks and the staff was great. We went on Mothers Day and there was a musician with a guitar who played some fun and romantic spanish music. Overall we had an enjoyable experience.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great for brunch
We had a delicious Mexican brunch for Mother's Day. Acitron is a lovely restaurant, with friendly and attentive waitstaff, good food (including the requisite chocolate chip pancakes for kids), nice ambience. We'd been there before for dinner, found it to be a bit overpriced; not so for brunch. Will go back for same.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Food. Great Staff.
I took my mother and Abuelita (grandmother) here for brunch on Mother's day and it was great! They both still talk about how delicious the food was and how great of a time they had. We are planning on going back for dinner since we heard the dinner food is great as well. I would make sure to make reservations since its a small dining area and it fills up quickly!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Hits the spot
Really enjoyed Acitron both times I went.
Ceviche good and plentiful.
I do not recommend the Skinny Margarita made with Agave.
Nice ambience. Very nice staff. Good food and good vibes.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Mexican cuisine
Moving from the Southwest to New England has been wonderful in almost all respects but I am missing the regional food I've grown accustomed to. This is true upscale Mexico City style dining featuring regional Mexican dishes..Chiles en Nogado from Puebla, Yucatanean Cochinita Pibil and Oaxacan chocolate in many if the desserts. It's not the New Mexican I really crave but the flavors are familiar and the great service and attentive staff who are very knowledgeable about the menu make this a favorite to come back to.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love this place! Warm service,
I love this place! Warm service, delicious food and great prices!
6/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good Mexican cuisine, so-so service
Acitron Cochina features a number of items not usually found in typical Mexican restaurants. It does some brilliantly, while others are very good. Most entrees are spicy, and on our most recent visit, server could not tell us which were spicier than others. Excellent salsa and chips, but basket too small for four, and request for more ignored. Better service would earn Acitron Cochina more stars in several categories. Having credit card machine down was inconvenient at best, even if staff was quick to direct us to nearest ATM. They said it had just happened, but other diners came in prepared with cash saying they knew machine was down. We will go back, but with lower expectations for the experience than we had on this return visit.
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, but too many kids
Food was very good, but there were too many couples with young screaming kids for the atmosphere to be nice.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a great time, the food was great, the service was great, very amenable menu-wise for children..everything was great.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Becoming a favorite...
I've been twice before and this was by far the best experience I've had here. We've had hit or miss items in the past (LOVED the Crepas De Rajas Poblanas and the Ceviche; not too pleased with the Aguacate Frito). This time I went with my mom and we started with the special Horchata margaritas - delicious and cinnamony, though a bit sweet. If that's not your thing, we then got a jalapeno margarita that had a nice kick and was more "traditional" in style. Since Ceviche had been a favorite before, we got that and the special Gazpacho - both DELICIOUS! We then had the Chiles Ancho De Camaron and another special, the Tamales Vegetales. Everything we had was cooked to perfection. Adriana was a wonderful waitress despite a busy restaurant.
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
great food and a very helpful, attentive and friendly staff.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food here was very good, the guacamole was better than anticipated. There was great variety on the menu, and everything we tried was delicious. The service was ok, nothing exemplary.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very enjoyable as always.
Very enjoyable as always. fourth visit. Food was very good. Fried Avocado, Cerviche and Chille Verde all great. Must try the fried avocado. Preparation great. Service as well. Service just attentive enough without being a bother. Really love the place. Neighborhood gem as you put it. House Margherita was delicous but weak and four of them between the two of us was half the bill. Really too bad. Really. Unfortunate that is my take away after a fabulous meal.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Friday night dining
Enjoyable, good food, nice atmosphere. Nice decor & very clean . Will go again.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very attentive to food allergy issues, extremely helpful staff. Went out of their way to deal with onion allergy
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, staff, prices
This is a great upscale restaurant serving the best of Mexican fine cuisine. My wife and I went for a romantic night out, and found it to be charming and quiet, with great food and service. Our server was very friendly, and helped us choose some great dishes. My wife had the ceviche (fish soup) and thought it was excellent; my mole poblano was very richly flavored and well made. For a side, our server recommended their corn on the cob, which is covered with cheese and spices, and was delicious - a great choice we wouldn't have thought of! The prices were very affordable for such high quality food and dining experience. We hope to come back and try other dishes!
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Mexican food in Arlington
First of all, excellent Margaritas. And the chips and salsa were quite good. We ordered a guacamole appetizer that was OK, but perhaps a bit too mild and not overly flavorful. Our entrees were very good. We tried the enchiladas and the carne adobada and both were delicious. The service was excellent ... very friendly and attentive. All in all, a highly recommended restaurant.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is great, the cocktails are great, they even had a guitar player on Sunday. The ceviche is excellent.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
The waiter was very helpful
The waiter was very helpful but did not hover even though when we arrived the place was quiet. He recommended dishes, listened, and our choices were delicious. Many choices in Margaritas, which were great -- not overly sweet. One of us has the jalapeno margarita which we would order again. Salsa was fresh. The prices were very reasonable for the quality of food. The place was starting to hum as we were leaving. We will return.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Neighborhood Mexican
Acitron serves good east coast mexican food. California residents will not be blown away, but I had good fish tacos and the guacamole was tasty. The service was friendly if a little frazzled. I would go again - they offer good value and I love the Micheladas!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is my second visit. Excellent and interesting food, delughtful servers. My guests really like it both times, too
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Authentic - but not the ordinary
Authentic - but not the ordinary - Mexican cuisine, well prepared and served by a friendly staff.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
All food was done fresh (not
All food was done fresh (not microwaved) and very tasty...We were visitors to the Arlington area and informed our hotel that this place was tops compared to the dining list that we were provided....would definitely go again.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good Mexican food!
I usually don't care much about Mexican foods, but I had a lunch and dinner there. Presentation of the dishes are excellent and rice & beans as well. I will go back there.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding in every way - food, drinks, service. Go try it. Ask for Stephanie (bartender) or Diego (server)
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
fabulous food, friendly and warm and welcoming wait staff, adorable environment, easy parking, fun, happy place, very reasonably priced - we'll be back
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Pretty good find
Thought I'd give this a try with two other friends. Exceptional service and the waiter was extremely friendly. The menu has a good amount of options for a great value. If you're looking for a good Mexican restaurant to head to, I'd say give this place a try.
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Truly enjoyed our first outing
Truly enjoyed our first outing to this wonderful restaurant. The menu was a cut above all of the other Mexican restaurants where we have eaten with some true gems. The wait staff was knowledgeable and attentive. We will definitely be returning.
12/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Right in the center of bustling Arlington, Acitron is warm and welcoming. It really feels like a family kitchen (cocina), the one in that house on your block where everyone hung out to talk, drink, and eat the homemade food. Nothing fancy in the decor, but bright and comfortable. No pretense in the food, but it's tasty and full of little surprises. And the engaging staff know their stuff, be it Brazilian cocktails or the intricacies of the menu. The signature side you must order is corn on the cob. As a Maryland native who looks down his nose at anything more than butter and salt on my corn, I was instantly won over by Acitron's sweet and mysterious presentation. Not to be missed. You'll like this place and want to come back.
12/11/2013 4:00:00 PM