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Acitron Cocina Mexicana
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Ranked #4 of 116 Restaurants in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: USD 14 - USD 19
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Medford St
Transit: Massachusetts Ave @ Medford St (350, 77, 79) Medford St @ Mass Ave (350, 80) Massachusetts Ave @ Broadway (350, 77, 79)
Description: 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.
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Just delightful and many delicious flavors, perhaps the most creative rrèstateside! There are some more traditional dishes but the range of ways shrimp are used is inspiring. I started with avocado deep fried ins jalapeña batter with a light dipping sauce. I chose a rich treatment of jumbo shrimp with a creamy dark sauce with goat cheese. Another had an adobo sauce. The side was an attractive red rice. And some veggies.
One guest enjoyed an unusual pulled pork dish.Another friend, a vegeterian, really loved a vegetable tamale.
The one weak point seems to be the margaritas which need some help. You might ask for a bit more tequila or cointreau to umphhh up the flavor. We enjoyed a lovely Spanish Albariño with dinner. The service was attentive and delightful.
Seems to be a very popular place. I would certainly reserve on the weekends.

Thank janeaustinNY
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Reviewed 17 May 2017

Acitron is directly in Arlington MA among many storefronts and restaurants (mostly with ethnic cuisine) in the town. Acitron is definitely a cut above the usual Mexican eateries, packed with patrons the last time we were there---admittedly, on Mother's Day. Suggest a booking ahead of time. The waitstaff is excellent; actually among the more pleasant persons I've been around all week. Very efficient, constantly moving and seem happy to be serving the decidedly mixed clientele, including many families. Arlington citizens have clearly found the place to their liking, and it can get busy. Very clean, in all details. There is a small bar accommodating 6 persons, at the most. A very pleasant singer and guitar player held forth, amplified only enough to be heard, and it added good atmosphere. Put tips in his hat: "I would like to announce that all proceeds from this performance will go directly to my landlord".

Unlike many Mexican restaurants the food is not served heaped with abandon side by side on a big plate, but rather comes in well designed china serving dishes. Corn on the cob is very good; the Abolaba (likely misspelled) is a stew of marinated beef that I greatly enjoyed. If you like cilantro, this is your place. Their sauces are excellent, and all food arrives at the table with flair, albeit subdued. Flavor dominants the meal, and all can be washed down with their excellent margaritas. Acitron seems to enjoy children among the patrons, and dealt with a pair of super-active youngsters at an adjacent table with equanimity. I'm looking forward to my next visit. Parking availability is OK on the street but not with certainty; one can always find room on side streets.

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Thank Andrew P
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Reviewed 13 May 2017

Fancier than a "standard Mexican" menu, but not too fancy (hey, it's Arlington, we are down to Earth here). Always good food and helpful, friendly service. A fair number of interesting vegetarian options, too. Desserts are great! Monday is "Ladies Night" with a great 3-course deal.

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Thank KLF95
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

Interesting drinks menu, featuring a variety of Mexican beers and beer cocktails. Fish tacos were the best food item we ordered. Truly lovely waitress.

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Thank Emily C
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Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

I met a friend here for lunch. What a great place! We received a warm welcome, had excellent friendly service, and enjoyed the food. Quiet and relaxing atmosphere. Will definitely be back soon!

Thank skgbos
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