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Citrus & Salt

4.6
112 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary Mexican
Top Tags:
  • Tapas
  • Handcrafted Cocktails
  • Fun
Coastal Mexican Tapas Restaurant and Tequila Bar. Fun and Bright coastal inspired décor. Large variety of tequilas and mezcals to choose from.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary Mexican, Mexican, Latin American
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:15 pm
Bar Hours
Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–12:00 am
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–1:00 am
Kitchen Hours
Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:30 pm
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Phone number
(833) 324-8787
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chef Jason Santos
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between Columbus Ave and Stanhope Street
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Parking details
Parking is also available at a wide-variety of parking garages around our location.
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Public transit
The closest T-Stations are the Arlington stop on the Green Line and the Back Bay stop on the Orange Line.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

It's true. We love a celebration. Our inviting (yet glamorous) and stylish (yet comfortable) ambiance provides the perfect backdrop for any event. We pride ourselves on our personalized service and attention to detail whether it be a corporate function or cocktail party.

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What 112 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.2
service
4.5
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4.1
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Great food and atmosphere. When I made a reservation there were only high tops available but I made request for a table if any became available. When I got there the place was pretty much empty (marathon Monday - pouring rain) but they still didn't give us a table...

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Excellent service and fantastic food and cocktails, will be back soon! Marathon Monday was super rainy and cold but inside the staff and ambiance was anything but, top notch!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Awesome - atmosphere so cute
Great food
Awesome service

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

The food was fantastic and we loved the cocktails! The noise level in the restaurant is really high, and if you’re seated at the tables by the bar people are standing around you, so request a booth if you can!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Food was amazing!! My boyfriend and I went on a Friday night(had to make the reservation weeks in advance!!) and got 6 different plates. Mussels were delicious and the churros are great. Cool spot, highly recommend! Drinks were a little funky but still very good.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Great spot. Love the atmosphere and decorations. Rly loud.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Birthday Lunch

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Mexican style and shared plates. Can’t get any better than that

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Nice Sunday evening dinner for two Food was the highlight, outstanding scallops, corn, coconut shrimps.
Ambiance and music transported one to the spirit of Mexico!
The restaurant has a lot of nice space at the bar, high tables etc, but concierge tried to seat us in a corner at the back, so we asked to be reseated.
One of our new favorite place in Backbay!

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2.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Below average service. Limited menu and food nothing special. Not worth the price. Wouldn’t hurry back.

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2.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Venue was really beautiful and the menus were very interesting. Food was decent but mediocre. Service seemed to not care about our experience and whether we were enjoying everything. The tip was already added into the check and our waitress definitely did not deserve what she got. It was nice to try out but I will definitely not be back.

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4.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Excellent cocktails, food good for sharing, some was excellent (coconut shrimp, guacamole, and crab tostadas). The service was not the friendliest. It was made clear from the beginning that our table was reserved for another party about an hour and a half later, which was not a problem for us. It just seemed weird that the only message they really were giving us was that our allotted time was ticking down. Still, I would go again to try other items on the menu.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Love this place! The decor is wonderful -- it felt like we could walk outside and there would be a beach right there. The meal was great too. Went with co-workers after work and the three of us shared 2 plates, then each got our own. Everything was very tasty. Along with a drink, we were very satisfied after!

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Great food, great service, great atmosphere. Went for a family dinner on a Sunday night. Entire experience was 2 thumbs up.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

This place has now become a usual with me and my friends, not only is it reasonably priced, but the staff has always been very nice to us, we have also gotten the same waitress almost always and she is lovely. Overall, a place we probably visit at least twice a month.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great spot! Not your usual bar food, the menu offerings are very creative and delicious. Highly recommend the Guacamole and Mussels. Fun selection of tequila and mescal drinks.

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Overall fine. Fast service at bar, fantastic drinks. Friendly server, knowledgeable and friendly. Food was SO SALTY. We both went a little mouth-blind and couldn’t finish most of the dishes.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

The food came out wicked quick, would recommend the Biscuits as a must order.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Gr8 night out

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

More gluten free options would be appreciated

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The food was excellent but we were there on a Sunday early evening and the place was only half full. After sitting for 10 minutes nobody came to our table and we had to get up and go to the hostess. Someone came and gave us water and took our drink order and it took another 10 minutes to get drinks and at the 30 minute mark we had only ordered starting plates. Once we finished our meal it took them about 20 minutes to give us the check and after 10 minutes of having our card sitting on the table we finally just got up and asked the hostess to check us out. Another disappointment was that you can’t request to sit in the really cool dark room unless you have a private party. That room has been publicized so much and it’s a real disappointment you can’t sit back there unless you’ve made a large party reservation. So, if you’re the average Joe who doesn’t always have 20 people in tow with you, don’t expect to ever be able to sit in the coolest spot in the whole place. Also, at only half capacity the place was extremely loud and you could barely have a conversation. I live in Southie and it’s pretty close to us but it’s really too bad because I had heard so much about this place and really only wanted to sit in the highly advertised dark room. The food and drinks were so SO good but everything else was a big let down.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great food , atmosphere and cocktails

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Checking a new spot that I never heard of, fell in love with the layout, ambiance, decor. The drinks were awesome tapas plates to perfection unreal to say it!!! I’d come back here! Amazing food, that ceviche!!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

LOVE!!!! loved the great cocktails, food, atmosphere, service! Will be back

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Think of this place as a place for cocktails and snacks. Small plates and limited menu. Fun atmosphere. Falls short but heading in the right direction

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Our server, Chelsea, was wonderful. She helped us make great meal choices; she was very relaxed yet attentive; and she gave us space for our catch-up conversation.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Citrus & Salt was amazing. I expected it to be a great restaurant because of all of the pictures that I had seen but it outdid all of my expectations. The food was great and the drinks were spectacular!

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Great spot! Perfectly decorated in a hip chic way - loved the vibe. Every dish was delicious, especially the guacamole and chips and the scallops.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Every tapas we ordered was amazing. Our waitress gave good suggestions and terrific service. Margaritas was great! Nothing disappointed

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Love, love Citrus & Salt. Wonderful ambiance--friends, a family, a few couples. Comfortable seating. Imaginative Mexican menu. Wonderful Malbec. Will return often.

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3.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Waitress highly recommended the street corn which we were very disappointed in. It must have been sitting out for a long time because it was cold and soggy and had way too much mayo on it. We couldn't even eat it. We also got the wings which were overcooked, had a watery-mayo sauce on it which was not good. The fish tacos were good and the drinks were great but overall not a great experience.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Lively, Fun, Great Decor/pretty lights and delicious small plates complimented by interesting cocktails. Server was very knowledgeable - enjoyed trying a variety of plates and cocktails, and finishing off with Dole Whip and Churro. Special thank you to Jared for making sure our reservation / table were set - we had a great spot with a complete view of the restaurant. Cool back room as well. Reservations were on the early side of the Dinner hours - place was full / hopping by the time we finished but our service was just as good from beginning to end.

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3.0Dined on March 15, 2018

The food and service was excellant but the restaurant is noise level is much to high making it difficult to hear the wait staff and carry on a conversation

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4.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Service was a bit slow at first but good considerably better as the evening progressed. Our party enjoyed every plate we tried.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Amazing atmosphere, drinks and the food was delicious! The server told us 2 plates per person were the norm but that was moreeee than enough food for two of us! Street corn is AMAZE.

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2.0Dined on March 15, 2018

They are trying hard to be inventive but miss the mark. Staff was nice but the food was disappointing.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Loved the atmosphere, tapas style dishes, and fun cocktails! Citrus + Salt was the perfect choice for a fun bday dinner. The guac was some of the best I’ve had and I was especially impressed that our waitress added a candle to dessert without having to ask (she had read our reservation and noticed it was a birthday). Overall, I was impressed with the service and the food!

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4.0Dined on March 7, 2018

I've been to Citrus & Salt three times since it's opened and it improves every time I go. Cocktails are great. Highly recommend the fish tacos, guacamole, and street corn.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Spot on. Everything was fantastic. Service, meal and space. Highly recommend it - - 03 March 2018

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Loved it! Coming back again and again.

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