123 S Lefevre St, Medical Lake, WA 99022


47.5721967, -117.6822873


11:00 am – 9:00 pm


11:00 am – 9:00 pm


11:00 am – 9:00 pm


11:00 am – 9:00 pm


11:00 am – 9:00 pm


11:00 am – 9:00 pm


11:00 am – 9:00 pm

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El Ixtapa

Mexican Restaurant in Medical Lake, WA









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52 reviews for “El Ixtapa

  1. Chris Munoz

    Great food and great service! The owners are always smiling and we enjoy supporting our local restaurant.

  2. Chad Himelspach

    Excellent food and service. Never had a bad dish here. The staff is always so welcoming and nice. So lucky to have such a great Mexican restaurant in this small town.

  3. Michael Roberts

    Best Mexican food in the Spokane area, hands down. From the salsa and chips to the main course. Would leave six stars if I could.

  4. Tilly Thompson

    Service was great! Food was ok had taco salad my husband had Mexican pizza. Was not impressed it was ok but could be better.

  5. June Hudlow

    They made me a tasty vegetarian chimichanga and the Rancho beans were very tasty also. I will go again for dinner.

  6. L B

    Our family loves this spot! Probably shouldn’t be part of our weekly routine, but it definitely is. Friendly staff, delicious food. Lucky to have this restaurant in Medical Lake.

  7. J Kelly

    Stopped in here after spending time in town for a week from FL. We have some great Mexican places here in the Tampa area, but this place would definitely compete strongly at the places here. They had some GREAT food. I was not expecting it to be as good as it was. Highly recommend stopping in here if you like Mexican.

  8. sheryl gosser

    Good food, large portions! Staff are quiet and polite. Eating in is the better option, its hard to these meals in a square container. Still good though.

  9. Priya Fessard

    Really yummy food! It was excellent! And the service was great! And the food was brought out within 15 minutes after ordering and it was delicious!

  10. Kristie Eaker

    The food is delicious, and we buy the salsa to take home. My favorite is the carne asada!!

  11. Heather Moon

    these folks are always super nice and quick and the food never disappoints!

  12. Justin Anderson

    Good free salsa, beyond that pretty average.

  13. Jeane Coultas

    Our dinner was wonderful, took to go order. Hot even when I got home.

  14. Isaac Urann

    Great prices, amazing food, quiet / kind / attentive staff. I will definitely be coming back to this local gem and I suggest you do as well!

  15. Randy Myers

    Love this place! Food is always delicious, and the service is always fantastic! 😋 They’re pick 3 option is my favorite, and I always have the chile relleno as one of my options!

  16. Natasha Burk

    Went in to have dinner with family from out of town. Their was 5 of us they didn’t greet us we stood their until finally someone acknowledged us. We get seated the person who brought us chips and salsa didn’t say 1 word to us. She brought waters again not speaking a word. The chips were stale. We waited no one said anything to us. We got up and walked across the street to the fishing hole and had amazing service and food..

  17. Min

    Love this place! Always a good idea for amazing Mexican dishes ♥️

  18. Shae Tohill

    First time here food was great and so was staff we will come back

  19. Michael

    This place is really good. The service always stands out. Above average service and food. Amazing lunch menu. The dinners are pricey but the high quality goes along with the price tag.

  20. Bob H

    I discovered this place by accident. Now, I drive 30 miles round trip to eat there at least once per week. I have never been disappointed. It is a little pricey but the superb!

  21. Carolina Goodson

    I called and placed an order today. The lady was absolutely nice and respectful. Went and got my food and it was amazing. I will be going back!

  22. Salty Lady

    This food was extremely yummy, and the waiters were very welcoming people.I will definitely go here again. 10/10.

  23. Vicki Bertrand

    Visit there every time I come to spokane. Food delicious, owners friendly, and accomodating.

  24. nate robinson

    Exceptionally great food and staff every time I go there (which is often)! The Chile Rellenos are one of my favorites, yum!

  25. Meredy Windham

    Shredded beef, supreme nachos from here were enough for 3 and dang delicious!! Called in order and they had it ready for pickup within 10 mins!! Give em a try!

  26. Faith Robinson (Cowin)

    This place is so so so yummy! They have the best food, fast and warm and friendly service and they make our town smell so good! Keeps us coming back for more of that authentic comfort food.

  27. LeadFARMA

    Super tasty! Ordered some takeout for my husband and I and it did not disappoint! The food was so hot and fresh. We will be back!

  28. Renee Butcher

    Definitely recommend this amazing restaurant. The food is so amazing, as well as the staff. Best gem on a little town of Medical lake.

  29. Mary

    Local restaurant has a strong following. Our waiter was prompt and ready with chips and salsa. The salsa was a perfect heat for me. Somewhere in the medium to mild range. They also gave us a small dish of marinated cabbage with jalapenos. Our meals came quickly and we’re very hot. I ordered the pollo crema and my friend ordered a combo with enchilada and tostada. The serving size was very generous and the food was good. I would like to try another meal before making a final rating.

  30. Deanne Stevenson

    Very good food. I usually order whole beans rather than refried (not many mexi restraunts do that). Their cabbage pico is the best.

  31. Jenny Pierson

    Delicious and a wonderful asset to our little town. Friendly service.

  32. Skip Bonds

    Always good food. Good service. Never anything stale or below standard ! Sorry if anyone had bad service or stale chips.

  33. Lori Leigh

    Excellent food, great service and convenient location and great 👍 prices

  34. Ross Johnson

    Love coming here to eat. The staff friendly, the food is excellent.

  35. Dean Pyle

    They serve some of the best authentic Mexican food around. Well worth making the drive. You won’t be disappointed and it could be your “go to” place like it is mine. The people are friendly with attentive service.

  36. Mark Brooks

    Wonderful! Great staff. Food is the best! Salsa is, wow! Bought 32 oz to take home. Thx for being open!!!!

  37. Misty Williams

    The absolute best in Mexican food. If you ever have a chance to go I highly recommend it! I’ve been to very many Mexican restaurants in the Spokane area and by far El Ixatapa is my favorite. It is always delicious and consistent, staff is always wonderful and even though it’s small it’s always my first choice.

  38. Nicole Pritchett (FritzyVixen)

    When looking for a small town diamond in the rough for delicious authentic Mexican food, look no further. I have come here at least once every week for the past couple of months and they have not disappointed. It’s my go-to for this kind of cuisine out of any in the surrounding areas.

  39. Danyon Greymoon

    I first went here on the recommendation of a friend. The vibe that I got from this place was an authentic family owned restaurant that was popular with the locals as it was busy.

    The service is top notch, and they were able to accommodate my dairy allergy without issue. They always keep tabs on you during your meal making sure your glass is full and that everything is alright.

    The food is fantastic, I’ve been here well over 20 times already and they are consistent. The beef, chicken and pork options are all fantastic, their chips come out hot and fresh, and all their deep fried options come out golden brown with a beautiful flake.

    My personal favorite is the taquitos appetizer. They might give you a lot of food, but it’s always worth picking up an app to share before the meal.

    For the price this place is a deal, and I hope I see you come in as I will be a weekly regular here for as long as I am in town.

  40. C Wellwood

    The best Mexican food around! Definitely worth the drive to Medical Lake!

  41. phartzy phartz

    I’m sitting here eating my leftovers contemplating getting married to them! Even the next day this food is 🔥🔥 soooo good! I felt at home there also because the staff there treat you like family! Check it out if you’re ever there! Bring a big appetite as they are huge servings!

  42. Tim Orth

    Great service, prices are decent and the food is traditional.

  43. Alex Dressel

    Worth the drive, moist and fresh, better than anything in the City without City prices

  44. Brianna Sittig

    Delicious food, friendly service. The guacamole was amazing! This place is truly a hidden gem.

  45. Mark Mitchell

    Excellent Mexican cuisine in Medical Lake. Hits the spot after a day of boating.

  46. Liz E

    Stopped here last minute during our road trip to Seattle and my goodness I’m glad we did. Amazing food!! If you’re looking for an amazing Mexican food experience this is it. Stop here!

  47. Zachary Hastings

    Absolutely loved the food. Service was a bit slow, but it absolutely packed with a large group in back taking a far amount of service with 20+ people in the group..

  48. Ryan Grant

    Great food made by a family that’s been doing it for a while, and the experience shows.

  49. Gretchen Steele

    Food was great, best we’ve had in a long time. I had my usual, carne asada, and the meat was perfectly grilled. Rice and beans, guacamole, hot sauce wasn’t too hot, couldn’t have been better. My dining companion had the chile rellano with a chicken burrito, also very good.

  50. Keith Dalhaus

    Really like the atmosphere of this place, food is good, service is good, people are nice

  51. Chad Peterson

    I’ve dragged my feet long enough on giving this restaurant its deserved rating. I will admit, candidly, that when you arrive here you’ll not likely be impressed. My wife was – in a word – skeptical. But after the drive, we figured we’d give it a shot anyhow. All I can say is wow. WOW. If you’ve had top-notch Mexican food in any larger cities – you will not be disappointed. The quality of food here is on par with the very best. Add to that very fair pricing; very attentive staff; and easy access in terms of parking – this place is a winner and a 5-star restaurant all day long. Well done!

  52. Eric Russell

    Great little restaurant in Medical Lake. The staff is always friendly, and there is never a huge wait. Service is fast and portions are big. Usually, I have at least another half a meal to take home. Margharitas are a must, strong and refreshing!

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