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Itacate Mexican Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Latin, Bar
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1857 Penfield Rd, Penfield, NY 14526-1409
+1 585-586-8454
Today
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Rochester, New York
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219 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went here to "celebrate" the inauguration with 5 other people. There was some confusion regarding the reservation but the owner made good by us. Most of us ordered different items. Everyone's food came hot prepared the way we requested and was delicious. Menu prices were very reasonable considering the amount of food.

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Thank rjfmkt
Rochester, NY
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food is very good and prices are quite reasonable. I always enjoy their enchiladas with mole sauce, accompanied by rice and beans, and my husband loves their burritos.

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1 Thank csdtravel
Rochester, New York
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The guacamole was very chunky and flavorful. It is not very often that we are able to get authentic tamales. The seasoning was perfect. Highly recommend trying ala carte so you can get several items for the table-it is so reasonable that you can afford to purchase several items to try. The service and food is worth going out of... More 

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1 Thank lburkovich
Webster, New York
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husbands favorite Mexican restaurant. We went there on a Groupon coupon and discovered how good it was. A hidden gem! Staff is always pleasant and food is delicious!

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1 Thank nikab513
New York
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58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

I've been to 32 countries and 36 states. Had some excellent Mexican food in my travels. The people who are reviewing this restaurant don't know the difference between Tex-Mex and authentic Mexican food. In the Rochester area, there's very few places which are authentic, Itacate included. I had a Mexican hot chocolate, and the waiter didn't know the difference between... More 

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Thank hockeyfun1
Jose A, Owner at Itacate Mexican Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear friend, Thank you for your feedback. It is greatly appreciated. I'm sorry you found our establishment to be Tex-Méx. I would like to personally invite you to come back and let me have you sample the menudo, huachinango veracruz style, pozole, mole, albóndigas, guacamole and many other of the items we offer in our regular Menu. I am confident... More 

Rochester, New York
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54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

If you enjoy TRADITIONAL Mexican fare, then you must try Itacate. I suggest going on a Friday from 4-7 where Fickle 93 is broadcasting live while giving away great prizes. Awesome food and half price margaritas from 4-7.

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1 Thank Izzy325
Webster, New York
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161 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Ok...Drove by here a million times...soooo glad we stopped tonight. We were very impressed by the fast and friendly service (Alex) and thoroughly enjoyed the meal. While not anything like the typical so-called Mexican restaurants in the area, it's not a challenge to fall in love with the authenticity of truly homemade honest Mexican cuisine. The menu is rich with... More 

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1 Thank Steve C
Pittsford, New York
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141 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

The margaritas are ok during the happy hour since they are half price, but the atmosphere at the bar is kind of dark and dingy and in need of an update. The chips and salsa are average but we were disappointed in the nachos. The cheese was not melted enough ( I think it sat upstairs too long before it... More 

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Thank 2foodtravelers
Rochester, New York
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92 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

There are 2 Mexican restaurants in Penfield. The other has a broader menu selection, with not so great service. On our recent lunch trip, I found service and food average. I wish we had known about the buffet, as at least 1 person in my party would of ordered that.

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Thank Laurarobin
Fairport, New York
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Jose and family are amazing! Food is delicious and buffet is great!! If you're looking for authentic Mexican food then this is the place to come. Family friendly and great prices. Gotta try their buffet food!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$14
Cuisine
Mexican, Latin, Bar
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1857 Penfield Rd, Penfield, NY 14526-1409
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Penfield
  • Phone Number: +1 585-586-8454
Description
If you're looking for that quaint, quiet place to sit down and enjoy authentic Mexican recipes passed down from generations, you will find it here.Itacate features classic Mexican dishes prepared using fresh ingredients. Family-owned and operated, our menu features the same items we ate growing up at our mother or abuelita's kitchen, items such as chile rellenos; asado de puerco; carnitas; or the intricate flavors of the tortilla soup. For those with special menu needs, we offer both gluten-free and vegan friendly options.We want you to feel as if you were eating at one of our homes. We provide you with a casual dining atmosphere in which to enjoy a family meal.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?