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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
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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New York
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 8 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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Thank Izzy325
Webster, New York
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146 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 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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Thank Steve C
Pittsford, New York
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136 reviews
117 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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Rochester, New York
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82 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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 1 helpful vote
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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Thank deerodriguez
Rochester, New York
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

It's not easy finding a restaurant with EVERYTHING. But this one does. Atmosphere, personality, food quality & taste, fun, music, happy hours, a patio, decent fair prices. Authentic. Family friendly. Best margaritas in town. Friday night buffet. Oh, & did i mention the great owners??? Jose will greet you & take care of you, sons Paco & John serve you... More 

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

Thank you for your kind comments! We still think we have a ways to go, but humbly accept the compliments! See you this Friday....Bradley brothers turn to get us dancing!!! More 

Fairport, New York
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

This is the best authentic Mexican cuisine in Rochester. On our first visit the waitress was a little indifferent, next time the server was knowledgeable and enthusiastically suggested items from the menu. Highly recommended.

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

Thank you kindly for your nice remarks. Looking forward to being of service again in the future. More 

Rochester NY
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

We had a fun time at the bar during Happy Hour. Loved the musicians and singers. Our dinners were delicious. Very fun, casual atmosphere and staff was very friendly and accommodating. Definitely will be back!

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

Thank you! Glad you enjoyed your visit!! Looking forward to your next visit. More 

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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Love this place! Fresh ingredients and authentic recipes. Food that contains lettuce, tomatoes and other fresh vegetables will be served with the vegetables cold, so don't expect steaming hot burritos with steaming hot lettuce (gross). I can't speak to the bar area, but it looks quite popular. Better consider a reservation for this place now that the word is on... More 

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

Thank you for your kind words....and the warning about the lettuce! ;-) More 

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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
Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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?