Metzy's Cantina

3.7
68 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican

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Casual
Great Beer
Metzy's is the North Shore's best-kept secret for award winning Mexican and Mexican fusion food. We have the best Outdoor & Indoor Dining around!

Located at 5 Boston Way, just off Rt1 Rotary at the Newburyport Commuter Rail Station. Call us at 978-255-7347.

Online orders for curbside pickup & delivery are still available at www.metzys.com. Current operating 7 days from 11am-8pm.

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Contact scolby@metzys.com for Food Truck Events & Catering!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 68 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Too quiet for a Friday night (until the train goes by). Burrito was good, nachos were great, steak Cobb salad was gross. The water brought to our table was warm and tasted like a dirty lake. Waitress was a very sweet older woman who was awesome.

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Tina
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Refreshingly interesting combinations of food. Consistently well made. Casual atmosphere. Yum

Metzy's Cantina
Responded on August 20, 2021

Thanks for the review and stars, Tina! :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Good food, expensive drinks. Right next to train station

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RobertM
New England
8 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall2food4service4ambience1

The good was good but the tables inside are uncomfortable. The chairs are made for small people / children. If you are 250 pounds they are very uncomfortable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Tacos were really good - had a pork belly taco and a spicy shrimp taco. Decent amount in each for price and very flavorful. Salsa was fresh and tasty, but the tortilla chips were average. Server was very personable and friendly. I got the white sangria, but it was just white wine that they put fruit in just before serving, wouldn’t get it again, because that is not how sangria is made. There was someone playing guitar and singing and it was a little too loud for such a small space. I can see why the food truck has been successful because the focus is on the food and unfortunately that is the only thing that would make me go back a second time.

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KimberlyD
New England
56 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Sweet little spot in Newburyport, off the beaten path of the rest of the eating options. Nice menu, good drinks and great staff.

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viptrainer
New England
63 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We had mixed reviews about the food. The crispy fish taco was good, but wouldn't order the pork belly taco again. Hushpuppy bowl was good. The chicken burrito was good size, but really could have used salsa and sour cream. Both are available but for an extra charge. Our server did a good job being attentive, bringing extra chips, water.
I am undecided about recommending Metzy's.

Metzy's Cantina
Responded on August 20, 2021

Hi! Thanks so much for the review. Although our burritos do come with chipotle sour cream, we will defiantly take into consideration offering the choice of plain sour cream versus chipotle sour cream (which can be subbed for no cost currently, it just automatically comes with chipotle sour cream w/o the choice), or increasing the quantity of sour cream that we do put into our burritos. We are always open to new ideas which will improve the workings at the Cantina! :)

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KevinM
New England
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Service was especially slow recognizing they are adjusting from Covid. Food was very good.

Metzy's Cantina
Responded on August 20, 2021

Thanks for the review Kevin! and thank you for recognizing the effects that the pandemic has left us with. We, as well as many other restaurants, have been struggling to staff accordingly, but are trying our best to offer the best food in the shortest period of time for our guests. We hope your next visit is a 5 star experience!

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jenellew
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time here and not our last ! Food was so amazing drinks and service were great as well !

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CATMOM
New England
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Interesting location by T stop. Ate outside. Salsa sub par and chips and salsa not free. Fish taco had 1 fish stick in it. Taste ok. Not worth the $5.50. Server was kind but seem overwhelmed and confused at times.

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JillianE
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went for my wedding anniversary. Food was delicious and staff was friendly

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Third time we’ve eaten at Metzys, and we thoroughly enjoyed our meals again! Service was excellent as well.

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DebiL
New England
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Metzy's Cantina , enjoyed it very much!

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Drea
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. The guava margarita was phenomenal. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Everyone that works there seemed to have no clue what they were doing. Very slow service, food was not good. Very disappointing

Metzy's Cantina
Responded on February 21, 2021

Hi there, I'm sorry to hear your expectations were not met last Sunday! However, I'd like to immediately thank you for taking the time to post. I understand there were some events that night that led to the chaotic nature you're describing. Please do not hesitate to contact me at scolby@metzys.co m to discuss details of your meal and the time you joined us so we can make improvements to ensure nights like these don't continue and how we can make this right for you. Thank you, Stefanie.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Place. Great job handling large amount of take out and dine in!

Metzy's Cantina
Responded on February 21, 2021

Hello, thank you for taking the time to post. We greatly appreciate your feedback!

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PartyPlanner
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious and the staff are really nice!

Metzy's Cantina
Responded on February 21, 2021

Hello! Thank you so much for your kind review. We appreciate you taking the time out of your day to give us feedback! Take care.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a great meal, and our server was outstanding!

Metzy's Cantina
Responded on February 21, 2021

Thank you so much! We appreciate customer feedback so much!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Food and drinks were ok. There is a farm next door so there was a stench of manure that was so strong we couldn’t eat outside. The service was good, but overall the experience was just ok.

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NhSeacoast
New England
16 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We wanted a quick. Quiet dinner and we figured we try Metzys on a rainy Wednesday. Didn’t choose to eat outside this time as it was breezy, but well protected and covered dining area with heaters. Inside, we were one of two tables, so social distancing was no problem. Staff friendly efficient and well masked. Food was delicious and a bit different and fresh in comparison to other standard Mexican restaurants. My husband had a chicken Chimichanga the size of a small loaf of bread, beans and rice. Saved half before even starting to dig in! I chose a carne asada taco with some fresh cilantro and lime, and a chicken taco, both delicious. The chicken had just enough of a bite but not too spicy. It had a mango salsa accompanying it. Do give the local small proprietor a try, you won’t be dissatisfied. They have an extensive assortment of local craft beers!

Metzy's Cantina
Responded on February 21, 2021

Hi there! Thank you so so much for taking the time to make this wonderful review. We are so happy to know that you had a good time. Our local craft beer selection has made some updates recently-- check us out on Untappd for more information. Our outdoor patio has also made some big improvements by blocking off one of the walls entirely. Very cozy. See you again soon!

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Alleycat
New England
12 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time here. Delicious food, tasty margarita and great IPA beer selection! Outdoor seating with heaters. 👍🏻

Metzy's Cantina
Responded on February 21, 2021

Thank you, Alley! Our outdoor seating just got better by installing an amped up wind barrier. Hope to see you soon! Glad you enjoyed your time with us.

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TerriF
New England
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

we were waiting more than 20 minutes for some one to come and serve us. I tried to go inside but door was locked and could see service people inside. One other table was waiting for service, What a waste of our time ..will not do this again!

Metzy's Cantina
Responded on February 21, 2021

Hi Terri, I'm sorry to hear you weren't satisfied with your choice to dine with us back in October. A bit late to the party on this review but I wanted to reach out and get a better handle on the situation. Please let me know if you are interested in chatting. My email is scolby@metzys.co m. Please do not hesitate! Thank you, Stefanie.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food delicious as always! I felt very safe outside - tables far apart, away from downtown so no hustle and bustle. Server Trinity was fantastic - wore mask and gloves. Very friendly, fast, nice but not hovering. Great all around experience for lunch!

Metzy's Cantina
Responded on February 21, 2021

Hi there! Thank you for taking the time to post such a kind review. We appreciate the feedback! Hope to see you again at the Cantina.

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ChrisM
New England
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Mexican food with some very spicy options available

Metzy's Cantina
Responded on February 21, 2021

Thank you, Chris! We appreciate the kind words and rating.

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JR04
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a cool place and awesome food! We ate outside, and the train was a little loud when it came in, but it was still great place to celebrate.

Metzy's Cantina
Responded on February 21, 2021

Thank you so much!

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VeTu
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Great guacamole! As a native of San Diego, that's high praise. Amount of fish in the fish tacos disappointing. We live near the ocean. Fish is plentiful. The piece in each taco was about the size of my thumb, no joke. Service was mediocre: never brought the waters we'd asked for, took forever to come back after going to retrieve things. My friend and I are not high maintenance customers, but these things were worth mentioning. Overall, not a bad experience, just not great.

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vipFABULOUSFOODIE
New England
9 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside and nice breeze on a very hot day! Wonderful service, food, drinks. Good value too! We will be back for sure!!!

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LBBB
New England
9 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

When my party of 5 and I arrived at Metzy's exactly on time for our reservation, the restaurant was closed up tight. There had been no notice from Open Table or any note on the door at the restaurant. We were celebrating my sister's wedding anniversary. VERY DISAPPOINTING. Metzy's Catina has not closed for business. They are still taking reservations. Open Table should drop it.

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MikeO
New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience4

Service was slow and the food was so,so.

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CrystalR
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and we couldn’t have asked for a better waitress! We’ll be back plenty and if you haven’t tried Mexican Street Corn you need to because it’s an EXPERIENCE! Oh and ask for extra napkins, you’ll thank me later.

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vipErinM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Food was extremely salty and the rice and beans were really bad. Our server was extremely nice and we adored her! However, I waited for 15 minutes for a straw and we barely got service. We also had to sit at a table in a single file line facing a wall as opposed to being able to face eachother during our meal. When we asked to switch our table they told us no because the other tables were reserved, but they stayed empty the entire night.

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vipAlii
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Have heard great things about Metzy’s but unfortunately was pretty disappointed. My husband and I shared chips/guac to start and had tacos for our entree. The chips and guac were good, but my tacos were cold and my husband wasn’t impressed with his. The steak on the tacos was really tough and his chicken tacos were soggy. I had two of the strawberry margaritas and the first was excellent, but the second tasted completely different. Our server never checked on us and didn’t ask how our meal was when we got the check. Don’t think I’d go back or recommend Metzy’s to anyone.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Food was not great. Weird vibe (country music, too casual).

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RobertM
New England
9 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The rice and bead sides were cold

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great little place. Definitely on my top 5 restaurant list

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KimberlyT
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came here for a family birthday lunch and...this restaurant has the kindest and most helpful staff I think I've ever met. That alone would've made the experience good but it was also really cute inside, had a great menu with lots of options (including some not very Mexican ones if that's not your thing), GRAB YOUR OWN COFFEE (huge fan), and was a super great value! It was a perfect experience and I will definitely go back!

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JenniferA
New England
8 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was fantastic, tasty and creative, as well as being great value for money. Service was very courteous, quick and friendly. Ambience was very nice, noise was moderate, but restaurant was not busy while we were there. It’s possible it would be noisier with more people. Would recommend for friends dinner or family dinner. Churros were amazing!!

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vipFoodie2
New England
7 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was great! Nachos were excellent! Drinks were good but pricey.

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vipLocalGeminYork
New England
19 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

First time here. Food was very good. Service was so so.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

First time going, we left very impressed! That margarita though! 😋 we will be back!

Metzy's Cantina
Responded on December 27, 2019

Hello, we are so glad that you enjoyed your first visit to Metzy's! :) Our team works very hard every day, to provide our customers the absolute best possible Food, Service & Vibe. We look forward to serving you again soon! Pls feel welcome to reach out to me directly anytime with any questions, comments or ideas relating to Metzy's emetzdorf@metzys. (c-o-m) or pers cell 617-448-9435 Erik Metzdorf ("Metzy")

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You can order delivery directly from Metzy's Cantina using the Order Online button. Metzy's Cantina also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (978) 255-7347.

Metzy's Cantina is rated 3.7 stars by 68 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.