Metzy's Cantina

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Metzy's Cantina is the North Shores best-kept secret for amazing Mexican and Mexican fusion food, Margaritas & Full Bar plus wildly popular Specialty Cocktails. Conveniently located at Newburyport (NBPT) Commuter Rail Station, Metzy's is the perfect place to meet up with friends/family/co-workers, or just drop in for your fav local Food, Drinks & Vibe.

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
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LB
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

TG
New England
9 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

Metzy's Cantina
Responded on September 15, 2019

Thank you TravelingGram! We really appreciate your feedback and please watch for a new drink menu coming soon! Chef Chris Lee

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SB
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

SB
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 5

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

Metzy's Cantina
Responded on September 7, 2019

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

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j
New England
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

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.

SM
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 1

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.

DD
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

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!

T
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 3

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.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

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.

JD
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place! Excellent food. It's right near the train station.

JM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

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.

Metzy's Cantina
Responded on July 24, 2019

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)

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TC
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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 😋

Metzy's Cantina
Responded on July 24, 2019

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

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KW
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

We walked from Ring Island, it was a beautiful trail. Got seated right away- the service was fine.

OT
New England
10 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First visit to Metzy’s Cantina, food and service amazing, we will definitely return

OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Metzy’s! Delicious food, great atmosphere, total bang for your buck.

NS
New England
14 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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.

S
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I liked the varied menu and the food was good, nachos were especially yummy!

Metzy's Cantina
Responded on April 7, 2019

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

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A
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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.

Metzy's Cantina
Responded on April 7, 2019

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.

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IP
New England
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

Metzy's Cantina
Responded on March 25, 2019

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

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KB
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

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.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is delicious! Love the fish tacos and sweet potato hush puppies.

JB
New England
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

Metzy's Cantina
Responded on February 21, 2019

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

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S
New England
55 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

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.

Metzy's Cantina
Responded on February 8, 2019

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

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r
New England
30 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

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.

BR
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

J
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 1

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.

CS
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

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.

Metzy's Cantina
Responded on January 26, 2019

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

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