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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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Open Now
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM Hours
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

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 4 weeks ago

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 23 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 6 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
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

I love this place. The people. The service. The food. We eat here regularly on a Sunday evening, and all of the above are consistently amazing. Queso fundido is blindingly good. Margarita Cadillac knocks it out of the park on taste. The Elote (corn) is...More

Thank RichardE41
Reviewed 7 July 2017

I went for my second dinner at Acitron a few days ago, and again found the food to be great and the entire experience fun and relaxing. I enjoy Mexican food in general, but what I really like about this restaurant is that they have...More

Thank Jeanne B
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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
Kids, Child-friendly
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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