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185 Main St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1937
(207) 667-4494
Today
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Closed now
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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
Good for:
Dinner
Reservations

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  • 20
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 45
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Not the best choice

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.

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
donna l
Good for:
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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107 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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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
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101 reviews 101 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
958 helpful votes 958 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
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 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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Harrison, Michigan
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201 reviews 201 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This place is just okay. There were hardly any customers. One waitress, Kathleen, who did a good job of taking care of all of the tables. It is very dark inside. Our server mixed up my husband's order. He was so hungry he ate what she brought, so she gave him half off. Food was pretty tasteless. No chips and... More 

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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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?