El Restaurante Ixtapa

¡La Familia Muñoz Les Da La Bienvenida!

¡The Muñoz Family Welcomes You!

Restaurante Ixtapa
162 Exchange Park Lane
Hillsborough, North Carolina 27278
Telephone: 919-644-6944

¡La Comida Mexicana Auténtica!
... and the best burgers in town!

Open every day but Tuesday.
Monday: 10am - 8:30pm
Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday: 10am - 8:00pm
Thursday: 10am - 8:30pm
Friday: 10am - 9:00pm
Saturday: 10am - 9:00pm
Sunday: 10am - 8:30pm

El Restaurante Ixtapa Featured In The New York Times

On Trip Advisor, El Restaurante Ixtapa ranks #6 of 50 Restaurants In Hillsborough

Free High Speed Wi-Fi

El Restaurante Ixtapa is located 100 yards due south of Weaver Street Market's main entrance,
at the end of downtown Hillsborough's "old bridge," on the south bank of the Eno River.

Your hosts at Ixtapa are Pedro and Nicolasa Muñoz. Their adult children who also work at the restaurant are Zuri, Gladys, Eliud and Pedro.

The Muñoz family takes pleasure and pride in doing everything possible to make you happy.

Anfitriona Bilingüe/Bilingual Hostess
Señorita Zuri Muñoz
Tel: 919-644-6944

Daily Specials
Especialidades del Día

We Cater Your Special Get-Togethers

From April 'til November, Ixtapa offers "turn-key" party packages on our Eno riverside lawn.
We arrange live Mexican music and piñata parties.

Cumpleaños. Quinceañeras. Bautizos. Primera Comunión. Bodas. Bailes. 

Recommendations For First Time Ixtapa Diners

We take great pride in making our fresh food “from scratch.” We are so dedicated to freshness that we hand-make our tortillas, perhaps the only Triangle restaurant to use this “standard operating procedure.” 

When Ixtapa's kitchen is busy and “serving time” takes longer than usual, we encourage you to order an appetizer of guacamole con totopos - handmade, deep-fried tortilla chips. “Guacamole Ixtapa” is a “crowd pleaser” and is widely regarded as The Triangle's best guacamole. Our portion size is very generous so that usually two hungry people can share a single order of “guac.”

Always ask about daily specials and keep in mind that seafood offerings are more abundant on weekends. We believe our fish tacos, shrimp tacos and chicken flautas are the best in the area; Our mixed beef, chicken and shrimp fajitas are very yummy -- feed two hungry people -- and also make an excellent "take out" choice. One regular Ixtapa diner says our sopa de camaron (shrimp soup) is a world class dish for the broth alone!

Don't miss our fresh fruit juices and iced hibiscus petal tea, called Jamaica in Spanish. These “aguas de fruta” are unusually good! Similarly, our tropical fruit popsicles/paletas (only $2.00 a “pop”) are made with real tropical fruit and are not to be missed.

Our breakfasts are uncommonly good and very reasonably priced, most of these "big spreads" costing a mere $7.50. Try an egg dish with shredded chorizo/sausage made fresh by our Mexican butcher.

For dessert, don't miss "Pastel de Tres Leches," Mexico's most festive cake.

Ixtapa's Yelp Rating is 4 and a half stars, tied for the highest rating in Hillsborough.

Featured User Review: 
"This is by far, hands-down the most authentic Mexican food I've had outside of Mexico. I had guac, two pork tacos, a sope, and a chilled coconut. Everything was fresh and tasty."