Restaurants & Bars Boston Area Lexington

Ixtapa in Lexington

Pamalamb | | May 20, 2006 10:04 PM

My family tried the new Mexican place, Ixtapa, today. It's in Lexington on Mass Ave, near the Arlington line. Overall, a very tasty meal. They have fantastic (not too salty and fresh out of the fryer) tortilla chips and fresh salsa. I only tried a little bit of the guacamole, but it was fresh and smooth. I had the chicken mole for my entree, and it tasted a bit strange to me (is there usually peanut butter in mole? That might have been what threw me). The mole was tastier with the rice than with the chicken. And the Mexican rice was some of the best I've had in the Boston area. The menu is extensive, so I'll try something else next time.

We also ordered the fajita quesadilla and the chicken/shrimp fajitas. The quesadilla was on the small side, but the fajitas were plentiful. We ended up wrapping most of it up.

Overall, great new addition to the NW suburbs. Hopefully this means no more family trips to On The Border (which my mother, for some unknown reason, thinks is the be all and end all of Mexican cuisine). Can't wait to go back and try the margaritas!


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