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Ixtapa Mexican Grill & Cantina

$$ - $$$Mexican, ,
18 Mount Auburn St, Watertown, MA 02472-3928
+1 617-744-6585
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good45%
  • Average7%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible7%
1 Oct 2018
“Superb Mexican cheese dip!”
20 Feb 2018
“Taco Tuesday for Squares”
Restaurant Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
18 Mount Auburn St, Watertown, MA 02472-3928
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Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Best cheese dip in Boston. And what a great spinach quesadilla. Loved my pomegranate margarita. Excellent atmosphere with Mexican tiles lining the dining area. Plenty of seating and nearby parking.

Thank Gloria M
Reviewed 21 February 2018

We're locals and have heard about this taco Tuesday. It sucks. Both my husband and I got one of each (beef, pork, chicken) and the lettuce, tomato, cheese, and salsa are just thrown on top of the sad, corn-shelled packets. The scene was as depressing...More

Thank LondonBunnies
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We have enjoyed the Mexican food and Margaritas several times but have never tried their Tacos. On Tuesdays they offer $ 1 tacos at the bar if you order a drink. I couldn't imagine that for a $ 1 there would be much to them...More

Thank Janice B
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Taco Tuesday you can choose between beef, chichen or pork Tacos $1 each as long as you have an alcoholic drink. I liked the beef the best, my kids liked the chicken. I have had the quesidillas too. Great, home made Salsa and chips too....More

Thank Shannon2016
Reviewed 12 April 2017

I love it! I have not been here since it used to be the old Italian Restaurant a few years ago. The decor is festive and colorful, and the chicken tortilla soup was nice. I loved the service and the food. this will be among...More

Thank workhardplayharder
Reviewed 22 February 2017

A relatively new restaurant, and I gave it a try tonight. I was pleased and will be returning, for sure. Mexican restaurant with all the standard dishes. It looked like a wide selection of margaritas, though I didn't have any alcohol. A very comfortable place....More

Thank obp483
Reviewed 21 February 2017

I had a Groupon so I tried this place on President's Day. There weren't too many people for lunch and we waited a little bit to be seated. It seemed like there was only one waitress and the manager serving the whole place. But the...More

Thank OneRoomSchoolHouse
Reviewed 20 December 2016

I must admit I chose the restaurant because I was curious about the name "Ixtapas". It sounds quite authentic. Upon arrival, my lunch partner and I stood for a while as the host processed a check. The opportunity for him to say "Welcome, I'll be...More

Thank johnpX9266YY
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

We were one of two tables in the restaurant. Waited for about 5 minutes before anyone acknowledged us at the door. Chips came as soon as we were seated, then waited another 10 minutes before someone took order. Food came out quickly, then waited and...More

Thank mikeys2
Reviewed 12 November 2016

My wife and I like Mexican foods both traditional and Texmex. The Ixtapa seems to have it all. The food is delicious and the portions are large. The drinks are very good and the beer selection is large. The staff is great. They are friendly...More

Thank Tony C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Mount Auburn St, Watertown, MA 02472-3928
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Watertown
  • Phone Number: +1 617-744-6585
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