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185 Main St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1937
(207) 667-4494
Today
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

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Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Average food, great drinks!

Food is ok....nice atmosphere but a great place for a margarita! Has been around for a long time and has its regular customers....staff always friendly....good place to have a crew, meeting etc....

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 7, 2015
twiman
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Maine
Good for:
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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108 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Verona, Maine, United States
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

food consistently not good, and way over priced for Mexican food. Do not recommend. Did not like anything I tried. Have been there a few times and was not good.

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Maine
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is not even Tex Mex - this is the worst not even close to Mexican food I have ever eaten. Drinks are ok.

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Key West, Florida
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
959 helpful votes 959 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

The food here is very good. A little different than your standard Mexican fare but the menu has a lot of tasty options. Waitstaff is friendly and service prompt. My wife and I have been eating here for years and I'll admit I wasn't blown away at first. The food was good but different. But the food quickly grew on... More 

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Maine
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Food is ok....nice atmosphere but a great place for a margarita! Has been around for a long time and has its regular customers....staff always friendly....good place to have a crew, meeting etc....

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Last time I got the Chicken Loco and it was bad, just barely edible. The wife had some other chicken dish, again just barely edible. We are back in Ellsworth and tried it again and where shocked that they couldn't even get a burrito right. All of the ingredients seem to come from a can and have that lousy taste.... More 

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Ellsworth, Maine
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We were served stale chips and what seemed only to be a microwaved half thrown together burrito. I wouldn't recommend the mex to anyone. Unless you like that sort of thing, next time I know I will skip it.

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Hancock, Maine, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I have been here a few times and it is only the food that keeps me going back. I love Mexican food and margaritas. The food here is good and the drinks are pretty strong, which I like. I have had acceptable service but it's always so slow. It has never been busy when I go in and I always... More 

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Ellsworth, Maine
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I have been going to the Mex for years because we live in the town, love Mexican food and it is the only Mexican restaurant around. With that being said, unfortunately we could get better Mexican food at Taco Bell but Taco Bell doesn't serve margarita's. It is way overpriced, everything is microwaved and the food is tasteless. There has... More 

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Palm Beach, Florida
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84 reviews 84 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Service and entrees were really outstanding. Who'd have thought that one of my favorite Mexican restaurants would be in Ellsworth, Maine? This place surprised me. I will definitely make tracks to "Mex" each time I'm near Bar Harbor.

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?