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Acitron Cocina Mexicana

692 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Neighborhood Gem
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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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Mexican, Latin American, Latin / Spanish
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Hours of operation
Monday to Sunday Dinner
5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday Brunch
11:00 am to 2:30 pm
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Phone number
(781) 777-2839
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Iraiz Valdez
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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.
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Cross street
Medford St
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Parking 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.
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Public transit
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
What 692 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

We have been here twice now and the food and service has been outstanding.

vipVeronicaV (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

A lovely restaurant that makes you feel like you’re a guest in the owner’s home. Excellent, authentic Mexican cuisine - not greasy or mass produced. High quality presentation and ingredients, precise attention to detail, and unmatched service.

VanceG (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Love this place. In my hood. And they found my gloves and kept them for 4 weeks till I returned....seriously, who does that? xoxoxoxoxoxo

vipBillandPam (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We love Acitron! It is truly authentic and takes me back to my time living in Cuernavaca!

BJoanD (New England)
2.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Two friends and I had what can charitably be described as a baffling meal. We went for a birthday brunch on Super Bowl Sunday -- not dinner, during game time, but brunch. There were only two other tables with customers, so we expected great service, but the opposite was true.

It looked like there were 3 employees on duty: our very sweet server, a woman who may or may not have been the bartender (sometimes she was behind the bar; sometimes she was at the bar, on her phone) and a man in the kitchen.

We thought it was taking a surprisingly long time for our drinks to come, but they did. We thought our guacamole order had been forgotten, but then it showed up -- and was really good. We half-joked that the pre-game show must be pretty good, b/c what else would explain the delays?

Two of us ordered eggs benedict. Our potatoes were cold while our poached eggs were overcooked, more like hard-boiled eggs without the shells. The dish was quite good, but c'mon -- eggs benedict means runny egg yolk for more flavor.

The third person was served a dish other than what she ordered, but she kept it b/c she really liked it. By now we wondered what the heck was (or was not) going on in the kitchen.

After waiting around some more (with no other customers in the restaurant by now), our server finally re-appeared with a small scoop of ice cream with whipped cream out of a can (OK, it was free ) + the bartender with a big sombrero for the birthday girl. They sang "happy birthday" while our friend smiled gamely (OK, nice gesture). But it was awkward as they left b/c the bartender was laughing hysterically. The birthday girl couldn't help but wonder if she was being laughed at.

All in all, good food that should have been even better, with inexplicably bad service.

pickycustomer (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

A really great local Mexican restaurant.
Very tasty food and nice service.
The margaritas were good too.

george (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

We went for a birthday celebration and discovered it was Margarita night. Excellent drinks! Food was pretty good too. They sang Happy Birthday to my son and brought out our cake. Many people sang along so my song was very happy.

vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

The meal was fine, but very disappointed that host did not acknowledge my birthday even though it was included in the reservation notes.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Loved the food and the service!! It was great!

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

Went there for a birthday, the food was delicious. the drinks were freshly made and came out right away. food was good- i got the tacos (taco tuesdays, $3). :)

vipLisa (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

I always enjoy eating here. The food is consistently good... Mexican with a bit of an upscale twist. Their margaritas are fantastic and the service is always excellent with friendly, attentive wait staff. My date and I sat around talking until just before closing, well after the check was paid and everyone left. They didn't bother us at all, which we appreciated.

vipSearchPartyIII (New England)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

HOLY MOLEY What a Mole'
Acitron is a great local gem that provides innovative Mexican cuisine at a reasonable price with attentive, friendly staff, and a nice cozy vibe. We were there for my son's 8th birthday prior to a Regent Theater show on a Friday night. Although they don't have a "kids menu", they were very accomodating in finding something that worked for our son....The Guacamole was delicious and fresh, and I'm a Mole' freak and they make a great Mole'. My ex wife's Poblano Chile Rellenos were delicious for her. The drinks were reasonable....and the flan was a favorite of our son.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

My friend and I had the tamel de chocolate

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

We love it!! Great food and drinks!! Thank you!!

vipRick (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

I just love Acitron. Most authentic Mexican restaurant in the area. The mole takes me back to some of the small eateries I visited throughout Mexico

OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

The food was so-so. One of the sides for my order was wrong and the corn on the cob was cold.
The tres leche cake was not as good as usual (we dined there for the past two NYE).

vipMatt (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

My wife and I have gone every New Year's Eve for the past several years and have never been disappointed. The food, drinks, and service are always excellent.

purrformer (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

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!

JoyousParadox (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

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.

Goldfinger (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 18, 2017

Third time eating here...very friendly staff...the food was outstanding and close to home!