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Acitron Cocina Mexicana

473 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02474-5103
+1 781-777-2839
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (5 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 1 week ago 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 19 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
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

We arrived right at 5 when they opened, and were seated right away by the courteous staff. The service was great, and the food was good quality for the price. The dishes were authentic takes on Mexican classics, and was very family friendly.

Thank Christopher O
Reviewed 17 February 2018

Thank you Tripadvisor reviews! Based on the high score, we had dinner here this evening and absolutely loved it. Full disclosure, we went at 5:00, which in our mind was the perfect time to go as the restaurant was just starting to fill up. We...More

Thank Mykingsdomaine
Reviewed 28 January 2018

Fare was very good here, but be forewarned, this packed and lively dining room is not a date night atmosphere! That being said, the staff did a very good job trying to tuck us away at a side table for more private conversation as requested...More

Thank Callisto S
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Fabulous food and service and drinks. Most of the staff has been there since opening which is always a good sign.

Thank michele d
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Acitron used to be one of the best real Mexican (not Tex/Mex) offerings in the Boston area. Food has lost some of its flavor –not to mention a taste of blandness… Service is irregular and attendants should be reminded that they can smile without suffering...More

Thank Rafael R
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Seems odd how most of the best Mexican spots in Boston area are long gone. My wife and tried this last night and wish we had known about it before! The selections are varied and it was hard to decide which to pass up. The...More

Thank John G
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

If you're looking for authentic Mexican cuisine, this is the place to go! The food is delicious! The margarita's were excellent! Everything from appetizers to dessert to their customer service was on point! This was my 2nd time here and my husband's 1st! Needless to...More

Thank pmccurdy84
Reviewed 21 July 2017

This is a lovely spot with entrees and apps that give the diner a chance to escape the taco-burrito-fajita trap.Although they do have some standard fare, the choices are much more varied. Service is impeccable, seating comfortable and not too noisy, though for dinner, the...More

Thank cootmom
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$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
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 14:30
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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