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185 Main St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1937
(207) 667-4494
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11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 20
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 51
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Overpriced

The food wasn't all that great for it being specifically a Mexican restaurant. They were highly overpriced for the quality of food we received. Service was great though!

2 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
Katelyn S
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Watkins Glen, New York
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Watkins Glen, New York
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The food wasn't all that great for it being specifically a Mexican restaurant. They were highly overpriced for the quality of food we received. Service was great though!

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Weston, Florida
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

We've visited this restaurant twice trying to give them the benefit of the doubt and a second chance. It's just bad! Service is bad and food is worse. Absolutely without and type of Mexican spice. We had fajitas, enchiladas, and tacos. All were lacking at best.

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57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This place has been around for years and years but still puts out great food. Have been coming here since I was a little kid.

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Readfield, Maine
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

the bartender was friendly enough. the fish tacos were totally dry and with just badly chopped romaine lettuce as the ONLY topping!! Very expensive for what you get. the beef tacos were not worth eating. very little cheese, and again, the hugely chopped romaine. At any Mexican restaurant when you are having a drink at the bar, you should be... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Our hostess/waitress was pleasant, but unattentive. She was the only thing that MEX had going for it. The only thing! The atmosphere was a primary colored dirty smudge. And the food was awful!!! I think the general consensus of our group, was this was definitely the worst Mexican restaurant we had ever eaten in. And quite possibly the worst restaurant... More 

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Surry, Maine
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We found earwigs on our table and on the dishes! The food was cold in the middle and soggy on the outside so it appeared it had been frozen. The waitstaff were neglectful of our issues so we walked out! Gross

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Blue Hill, Maine
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The whole restaurant is impossible to access by wheelchair. Luckily my family member that is wheelchair bound wasn't joining us that evening, but it is so inappropriate for a restaurant. The bathrooms aren't designated for men or women, and the food is just average.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

If you love the sounds of happy hour drunken revelry and wish to exact revenge on your taste buds, this is the place for you! The food here is bland and the seasonings they do use lack any cohesion. To call this Mexican or Tex Mex would be like calling McDonald's a vegan restaurant. I can't even think of the... More 

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Hampton, Virginia
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The only reason this place warrants 1 star is that 0 is not an option. It is the worst excuse of a restaurant that I have ever seen. The food is inedible, and I have eaten survival food in the army that had more love, flavor and was actually edible. This is the worst. Awful. Miserable. Vile. Disgusting. Etc....

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Verona, Maine, United States
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I really dig the atmosphere and love the booth that's tucked away from everything. The food is ok for me and the service was attentive.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 185 Main St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1937
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Ellsworth
  • Phone Number: (207) 667-4494

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?