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Acitron Cocina Mexicana

473 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02474-5103
+1 781-777-2839
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (5 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (10 reviews)
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Latin, South American, Mexican, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
473 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02474-5103
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whats not to love? Acitron serves fabulous margaritas and delicious Mexican food and now they offer a beautiful patio setting! I highly recommend a visit!

Thank bjeandowney
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful food. great flavors, thoughtful combinations, artful presentations—this is among the best Mexican restaurants in the Boston/Cambridge/Somerville/Arlington area. Try the fish tacos, or anything with their cochinita pibil (orange pork) filling. Pleasant service, attractively decorated, and they have a hidden patio for outdoor dining. Reasonably...More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 3 September 2018

You can't tell from the street but this restaurant has a lovely little patio. We have a fantastic dinner with friends. I recommend the aguacate frito--a highly battered fried avocado with spiced yogurt sauce and the corn on the cob. We also enjoyed the soft...More

Thank CrisMOS
Reviewed 20 August 2018

The Sunday night my husband and I went to Acitron, the place was packed with a line at the door. It was noisy but worth the wait. I had the mole poblano. It was the best I've ever eaten.

Thank CoralieHJensen
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Discovered this restaurant on Taco Tuesday. A visitor to this city, I was amazed to find a restaurant serving great food at reasonable prices. I loved it so much that I went back again. I'd recommend to future patrons to be patient. The staff seem...More

Thank MarFis
Reviewed 12 July 2018

This is one of our regular restaurant destinations. The food is well seasoned and pleasing to the eyes. I love both the pork and beef dishes where the meat is tender and the sauce is just perfect. It is definitely not a fast food joint....More

Thank Helena L
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

We had been to Acitron a few years ago and had wonderful experience so decided to go back again and were certainly not disappointed! The restaurant is pretty small but well lit and enough tables to accommodate at least 40 people. They do allow reservations...More

Thank TravelLife15
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

It is difficult to find good Mexican food in Boston. First what i did not like... my pina colada inspired margarita and the free salsa. What i did like was the original and creative main course dishes. Excellent chili verde and the pork dish seasoned...More

Thank Jeanne E
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Nice to have a good meal in a small town where other people are hanging out. Good atmosphere and menu. We will return.

Thank Suzanne M
Reviewed 20 March 2018

I've been to this restaurant a few times and its always consistent. The restaurant is small and always packed (a tribute to their food and service)! I suggest making reservations. Each time I've frequented the restaurant its been with people who have never been to...More

Thank JmGBoston
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 14 - USD 19
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
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
  • E-mail
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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