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About Acitron Cocina Mexicana
Acitrón Cocina Mexicana, located in lively Arlington center, combines the simplicity of authentic family recipes with fresh, high-quality ingredients to bring diners unparalleled, delectable Mexican cuisine.
With a focus on fusing authentic Mexican flavors and classic sauces with local produce, meats and seafood, we are committed to building each dish from scratch to create a delicious, healthy fare for our customers.
Our full bar boasts mouthwatering drinks such as margaritas, mojitos and classic tequila cocktails infused with fresh fruit.
Our deserts include flan, tres leches and warm chocolate tamales with a scoop of Mexican vanilla ice cream.
Join us and try some of this delicious Mexican food and drink we have created for you
Iraiz Y Gotu
Arlington, MA 02474
Mexican, Latin American, Latin / Spanish
Hours of Operation:
Monday to Sunday Dinner
5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday Brunch
11:00 am to 2:30 pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Mexican food is great for sharing at your family or company event. Whether a simple gathering at home, office luncheon or a large holiday party, we can cater for any occasion. Please visit our website for further details.
On-street parking or you could park a block behind at the Russell Common Parking lot for 0.50 cents an hour pre-paid.
Massachusetts Ave @ Medford St (350, 77, 79)
Medford St @ Mass Ave (350, 80)
Massachusetts Ave @ Broadway (350, 77, 79)
Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Acitron Cocina Mexicana Ratings and Reviews
Mexican food at a whole new level. . . There is guacamole and fajitas for those who must have them, but venture beyond these staples to some of the chef's authentic creations like moles, Chile's rellenos, and lots more. . . Adventurous taste buds will be well rewarded!
We visited this warm, colorful place on a bitterly cold December night after seeing a movie at the Capitol Theater a mile down the road. I loved my CAMARONES CON SALSA CILANTRO: succulent, flavorful shrimp on a bed of spinach with a salsa on top prepared from roasted tomatillo, cilantro, jalapeño, onion and garlic. The beans and rice on the side were just fine, with the pinto beans neatly confined inside a small, boat-shaped serving dish. My husband enjoyed the CHILES EN NOGADA: poblano pepper stuffed with savory ground beef and topped with a delicious and unusual sauce of cream cheese with nuts. Drinks were fresh and tart. We'll be back. Next time I want to try the shrimp a la diabla.
Always a great experience. Terrific food, excellent value, fantastic service. Get the corn (elote) as one of your sides! Also as a gluten free diner I can eat most of the menu--and everything is clearly labeled. Vegetarians will find lots here as well. Delicious margaritas too. Come on Thursday when they're all $7!
This was my second visit. The food is very good and has lots of options - it's upscale Mexican but not too expensive. There is a good buzz of noise without it drowning the conversation. The decor is nice and the parking was not too bad. Quite a gem, I'll be back.
Had a delicious dinner with another couple. Staff was wonderful. I had 2 pomegranate margaritas that were excellent. Not sure how the noise level part of the rating system works, but despite being full, the restaurant never felt loud. Have been recommending to all my friends.
We always like Acitron, returning with friends. My friends liked everything they ordered - chili rellenos, chicken mole, etc. I opted for the salmon, that should have been a no-brainer. Alas, it was probably previously frozen and way over-cooked; too dry to eat. A disappointment.
One of my favorite places to bring an out-of-town visitor. The menu is just the right size, having enough options yet not overwhelming.
The service is wonderful. Attentive but not overwhelming. Always happy to explain and advise, and they were very gracious in correcting a misunderstanding in a prior visit.
PS- if you're unsure about sides, get the corn (elote). So good.
Delicious and very obliging. The quesadillas surtidas were outstanding; the carne adobado melt-in-your-mouth. Schedule limitations meant we were going to have to arrive not much before closing, but I was assured on the phone it would be fine, and it was. Great service, pleasant atmosphere. This is one of our new go-to places.
Have enjoyed Acitron for several years, but was disappointed this time. The margaritas were not as good and the food not as high quality as in the past. We had to send the margaritas back to be remade, but they still were not good. The enchiladas were cold and the first basket of chips we got were stale. The service was very good; we had an excellent waiter. Atmosphere still lively! Hope things change as we really have loved this place!
I've been to Actitron for dinner several times in the last few months; Saturday was my first brunch there and it won't be my last. On the recommendation of our server I tried the Chilaquiles, and I was very glad I did, the dish was fabulous. A refreshing peach bellini (and great friends) put this brunch over the top. I believe our server's name was Adriana, and she was wonderful, but that's no surprise because everyone that I've met there has always been delightful and helpful.
Acitron is my new favorite Mexican restaurant! Their guacamole is FABULOUS. The friend I dined with can't eat cilantro, and the chef very kindly left it out of our guac; I missed it, but it was still delicious. The margaritas are sensational, and I've been steadily working my way through the margarita menu. Love the special on Thursday nights - all margaritas $7! Ladies Night (Monday) is a great value as well, a three-course dinner and margarita for $25. And finally, I don't usually have dessert when I eat out, but the Tres Leches cake is to die for!!! So so yummy, and very share-able.
Food was very good and excellent service. The server was friendly and knowledgeable about the menu and ingredients. Nice ambiance and decor. Since it was a weeknight it was quiet enough to carry on a conversation. I would go back and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys authentic Mexican cuisine.
Our very favorite Mexican restaurant in all of Massachusetts. The food is incredible, and the staff is always very warm, friendly, and attentive. The margaritas are delicious, too. This is our favorite place to take friends. Great for birthdays. Never disappointed. Be sure to make a reservation for dinner on weekends as the walk-in wait can be quite long.
Very good food! And a great value -- didn't realize that Monday is "Ladies Night" -- skinny margarita, appetizer, entree (from the full/regular menu) and dessert for $25 - what a deal! The restaurant was nearly full when we arrived at 7pm, and there was a short wait by 7:30. The entire restaurant clapped along as the waitstaff (and a recording) sang Happy Birthday and presented a small cake (and sombrero for photo op) to a patron. Fun.
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