Metzy's award-winning menu relies on limited ingredients & is elegantly simple yet deep with flavor & freshness. We use the best & freshest ingredients. Our Sweet Potato/Black Bean (Sweet Balls) are a cult favorite for vegetarians. We offer a wide variety of menu options for our customers while still having the freshest food around.
Metzy's Cantina 5 Boston Way, just off the Rt1 Rotary, directly across from popular Riverwalk Brewery. Visit Metzys.com or FB for updated daily schedules/daily specials promos. We update social sites daily. Follow us on Twitter/Instagram & Google. Online orders Metzys.com/cantinaorder
It was tough to decide what to order as everything sounded tasty. Ended up with 1 menu and 1 modified special. The kitchen was more than accommodating and our server gave great suggestions and a perfect amount of attention. Cannot wait to visit again.
Fantastic. What a surprise to find this gem at the train station in Newburyport. Tacos excellent, corn unbelievable. (We ordered one to go.) Very slow night so quiet and pleasant; suspect a good vibe when the place is filled up. Drinks a little pricey but food super reasonable. We'll definitely return!
Thank you TravelingGram! We really appreciate your feedback and please watch for a new drink menu coming soon! Chef Chris Lee
A friend and I went for dinner on a Saturday night and it was busy, however, very quick service and we loved how fresh the food was. Very good experience.
Food was great, service was not good. Maybe we just caught them on a bad day but it took over an hour for our appetizer nachos to come, no one ever checked on us and when someone did she thought we had already eaten but we still didnt even have our sodas... definitely wouldn't go back, maybe for take out
Hi SueB, My name is Chris and I am the Chef/Partner at Metzy's and it really disappointing to hear that this happen to one of our valued guests like yourself and I assure you this isn't normal. Please contact me at your convenience so we could chat about the experience we could hopefully get a chance to make this right. Clee@metzys or my cell at 603.534.3807. Thank you and I hope to hear from you soon. Chef Chris
Service was outstanding! Food was so spicy that none of us could finish it after a few bites. I guess their idea of Mexican is to overpower everything with chili powder.
We were really looking forward to trying the restaurant as it was recommended by north shore magazine. We drove from Marblehead and me friends from Byfield. Steve was excellent and attentive. Unfortunately the food was mediocre at best. There were 6 of us and everyone disliked their meals. The guacamole cost $7 for a condiment cup full. We all ordered different items and each of us left feeling as though we should have ordered something else. It was really a disappointing evening. There are so many delicious Mexican restaurants and I was upset to have picked this one. I felt as though I wasted our time and the money for dinner.
Food was delicious and service was outstanding. My first interaction with Metzy's was after the home coming yankee race which they had their food truck there. The food was amazing and customer service was also outstanding so my wife and I can't wait to stop by again!
The portions are small and you do not get chips a d salsa upon arrival- they are $3 a basket. Come comes in small bottles and is $2 a bottle.
This was great Mexican food! The guacamole was very fresh and the chips were warm. I got a steak burrito bowl that was excellent. This is a great date or friends’ get-together place.
Great place! Excellent food. It's right near the train station.
Chips and salsa were good. Spicy salsa which I liked. Sizzling steak meal and fried chicken sandwich were average. Room was not crowded on Saturday night and quiet. No AC so it was a little warm on a summer evening.
Hello JrmM, thanks for taking the time to review Metzy's on Open Table. Glad you were able to book your table ahead, and super happy you used Clipper City Rail Trail to come see us! We typically are full evry Sat eve, but the heat this past weekend kept many people home. We get rave reviews for our Carne Asada & all our Tortas, so very sorry to hear your "average" comment. If willing to offer actionable feedback, pls reach our to Exec Chef Chris Lee at clee@metzys. or emetzdorf@metzys. (c-o-m)
The avocado lime salad with mango and grilled shrimp is perfect for summer! We come here often for work lunches - great service and yummy food 😋
Hello TraceyC, thank you so much for your nice review here on Open Table. Our Avocado Lime Salad is a very popular year-round item, but especially popular in the summertime. Thanks for being such a great customer btw. We look forward to serving you again very soon! :) HEADS UP - We recently updated our open hours to Sun-Wed 11am-8pm, and have EXTENDED our evening hours Thurs-Sat 11-11pm! We now offer LIVE MUSIC on Thursday nights! Please help us spread the word! ?'s - emetzdorf@metzys. c-o-m
We walked from Ring Island, it was a beautiful trail. Got seated right away- the service was fine.
First visit to Metzy’s Cantina, food and service amazing, we will definitely return
We love Metzy’s! Delicious food, great atmosphere, total bang for your buck.
Great Newburyport commuter rail spot for a Mexican bite to eat. Fresh tacos, casual atmosphere. Started as a food truck, now a dine in spot. Nice margaritas and good combos.
I liked the varied menu and the food was good, nachos were especially yummy!
Thank you so much for the review and I appreciate you understanding what I am trying to do with the menu. Look forward to having you back. Chef Chris Lee
Not particularly allergy friendly. Just know that in advance. They had run out of several of their standard menu items by 7:00pm on a Saturday night.
Hi Alev, Thanks for visiting us and I would love to better understand what happened. Could you please describe what happened in regards to the allergy situation? I pride myself on working with my guests on all special needs and requests. We provide gluten sensitive options and can work around most Allergies, the hardest one being cilantro. Please understand that as a Chef this is very important to me. Please call, email or text and I would love to discuss 603.534.3807 or clee@metzys.
Loved it. And parking! Great menu options. Had the avacdo and lime salad with spicy shrimp. Did not even need to ask for the dressing on the side. Smart. Friendly staff. Will certainly return. The decor was awesome!
IreneP, Thank you so much for the review! We are so happy you liked what we are doing at Metzy's Cantina. We appreciate it very much! Hope to see you soon. Best, Chef Chris Lee
We visited because we needed a quick bite when our son arrived in the commuter trail. The place is loud, exacerbated by a singer /guitar player. The food was okay - nothing spectacular and for the price, underwelming. If Everton was $5 bucks cheaper, then higher ratings. Wouldn't go again.
Everything is delicious! Love the fish tacos and sweet potato hush puppies.
Metzy’s is a great find! Excellent food. Service prompt and friendly. The only drawback is the lighting is too bright! Lowering the wattage would add some ambiance and encourage folks without kids to come too. Thank you.
Thank you so much Jeannette! We really appreciate everything you had to say and we are having dimmers installed in the restaurant to try and create a little more ambiance in the restaurant. It should be done this week! :) Thanks again and hope to see you soon. Chef/Partner Chris Lee
Stopped in for some quick nourishment and left satisfied. It’s No frills but offers simple,homemade good food, solid cocktails/Beers list for what this place is. Lighting is getting better, the tunes were perfect and our bar server was great...awesome unwind after a crap work day in Wakefield. Not a date night place per se but depends on your standards.
Hi Simina, Thank you for taking the time to review us and we are happy that you noticed the changes in the lighting. Also, thank you for the the 4 for Food and the 4 for Service. We are slowly moving from fast casual to casual in terms of our food ie: Entrees and Hard plates, bigger portions. Also, we hung curtains and dimmed the lighting so we are defiantly getting closer and closer to a date night restaurant. :) I hope to see you soon! Chef/Partner Chris Lee
Good food, service was okay. Atmosphere seems off, very bright and casual, almost like a place you’d order from the counter then sit, which would be fine but then prices don’t match that atmosphere. This place would be great for lunch! We’ll be back though.
This was a wonderful surprise. My friend and I chose this restaurant to meet because it was the halfway mark from where each of us was staying. This turned out to be a perfect decision! When I pulled into the parking lot I was a little surprised that it was in an older brick building on a very off the beaten path road. Once I walked in though I was just taken in. I was greeted immediately and shown to our table. We ordered Margueritas and several appetizers (tapas). The cheese dip was excellent!!! The guacamole was very fresh and home made. The restaurant makes their own tortilla chips. I ordered the fish tacos and the Mexican grilled corn salad and my companion order a burrito. We ate everything. The salad was enough to feed 3-4 people. We have decided that this will be our future meeting place--authentic Mexican food, good relaxed atmosphere and easy to get to.
We’ve had Metzy’s from the food truck and catered events so we wanted to try the restaurant. It was a chilly night so the building was very cold. the lights are very bright and it’s not a good evening atmosphere. If they turn down the lights and turned up the heat, it wouldmake a big difference. Also suggest putting more detail in the menus about quantity served. Waitresses were very nice.
We were cold, we had to keep our coats on the entire meal. The chairs at the tables were uncomfortable and cold. The food was subpar for the high prices. I had a chicken taco, it consisted of chicken and lettuce, that's it. I would expect a taco restaurant to serve the best ultimate tacos. Very disappointed. I had a vodka soda it came in a small 6 oz glass cost was $8, again disappointed. I went thinking I would use their catering services for a party I am hosting for 100 people and I wanted to try their food first. Sadly, I will not be hiring Metzy's for my party and will not return.
Hi Cindy, My name is Chris Lee and I am Partner/Executive Chef and I feel awful that this happened. I am concerned because you said your chicken taco only had chicken and cheese on it, should of had Chipotle sour cream, lettuce, caramelized onions, jack cheese and mango habanero salsa. So, with that said I am sorry. I take a lot of pride in what I do and would love the chance to talk to you more about this if you would be so kind. My number is 603.534.3807 or email Clee@metzyscom