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Acitron Cocina Mexicana

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473 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02474-5103 (Medford St)
+1 781-777-2839
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 14:30
Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
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Arlington, MA
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117 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was our first time at Acitron, a very pleasant neighborhood Mexican restaurant. It was Taco Tuesday ($3.00 each), and you can create your own combo without having to get three or more. And the tacos are really good! The mole poblano one was quite spicy, and the fish one (which includes avocado) was exceptional. Both came on very fresh... More 

Thank NEtraveler707
Arlington, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

The food at Acitron is great! My favorite dish is the fish tacos and I love the sides which include rice, beans and corn on the cop, yum! The tacos are very soft and they practically melt in your mouth! I also highly recommend their Margaritas. If you don’t feel like going out due to weather their take delivery service... More 

Thank Lainsky
Boston, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

This is a truly authentic Mexican restaurant. We've had consistently good experiences here. The service is great. Reservations are recommended as they dining area is not very large.

Thank dvalella
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132 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We decided to have some Mexican food for lunch and stopped here in Arlington while in boston. This cute restaurant is just wonderful . The service is impeccable and ambiance fits most moods. The food was way above average for Mexican food. The salsa they give you is absolutely one of the best I've ever had. The fajitas and burritos... More 

Thank RTrivia
Burlington, Massachusetts
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60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

My wife & I recently had dinner at Acitron Cocina Mexicana. We chose it based on the positive reviews that we had read online. The reviews were not misleading and it was some of the best Mexican food we have had in quite some time. The restaurant, service and food quality are well above the large chain Mexican restaurants and... More 

Thank Steve A
Boston, Massachusetts
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

I joined my friends at Acitron Concina prior to a show at the nearby Regent Theater. The four of us devoured the fresh guacamole and then our meals. I loved my carne adobada. The others loved their chicken fajitas and torta Acitron. The service was excellent and we enjoyed a relative quiet atmosphere. Will definitely return when I have the... More 

Thank SwedishSoul
Boston, Massachusetts
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636 reviews
430 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

I love their tacos. And their salsa. And their guac. And pretty much everything I’ve ordered from here. It's a small restaurant, but they do a nice job and the service is always good.

Thank Kipp7272
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64 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Great staff and conveniently located in Arlington center with plenty of street parking to enjoy dinner. Overall the food was OK. We enjoyed the Grilled corn on the cob with chipotle aioli, queso fundidi (melted cheese), guacamole Acitron, quesadillas for appetizers. The fajita entre was disappointing both in flavor and ingredients.

Thank Jack A
Athens, GA
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed $7.00 Cadillac Margaritas (the special every Thursday) delicious chips and homemade salsa, as you like it guacamole, and shared an interesting variety of tacos (3). We chose 2 orders of the ancho rubbed grilled corn with Mexican cheese as our two sides. We loved the fact that each taco was unique and that the corn was perfectly grilled... More 

Thank GAlawlady
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

It is has the best Mexican food in the metro boston area. they have some great dishes and hostess can suggest some great ones. The brunch is fantastic and not the run of the mill. if you are looking for a special dinner with great tasting food this place is perfect choice.

Thank Anand T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 14 - USD 19
Latin, South American, Mexican, Spanish
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 473 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02474-5103
    (Medford St)
  • Public Transportation: Massachusetts Ave @ Medford St (350, 77, 79) Medford St @ Mass Ave (350, 80) Massachusetts Ave @ Broadway (350, 77, 79)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 781-777-2839
Acitron 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 delicious, healthy fare for our customers. The bar boasts mouthwatering drinks such as margaritas, mojitos and classic tequila cocktails infused with fresh fruit. Our desserts are made in house and include flan, tres leches and warm chocolate tamales with a scoop of Mexican vanilla ice cream.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?