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185 Main St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1937
(207) 667-4494
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Ranked #42 of 56 Restaurants in Ellsworth
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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English first
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 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
97 helpful votes 97 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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111 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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Senior Reviewer
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4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I hate to give a bad review but this food is not authentic Mexican. It is ALL MICROWAVED. Everything. So if your are looking for Mexican cuisine, you will have to go in Bangor.

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Sullivan, Maine
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Mexican eateries in Maine? Well, I guess you buys your ticket and you takes your chances. This one, however, has been here for a LONG time and continues to please. The food is excellent. Never spiced too hot and always individually prepared. The menu hasn't changed in the 15 years we've lived here and neither have their prices.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We are giving this one star because zero stars was not an option. For starters, this place is awful. Service is slow with very few patrons which should tell you something. The waitress informed us that everything was made in house. Our response after eating there was "ya shouldn't have bothered." The pollo loco tasted like a bad chicken Parmesan.... More 

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Ellsworth, Maine
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Flat beer, fake mexican food- way over priced. I don't know how they stay in business. This takes the crown for theworst restaurant in Ellsworth-and that is saying something.

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New Sweden, Maine
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31 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

We come every time we are in Ellsworth. We want Mexican without the heavy sauces and loads of cheese from the Mexican chains. I had a great Chicken and lime soup, burrito and salad with verde dressing. I would highly recommend this meal. They seemed understaffed in the front of the house today. The single waitress seemed overworked and it... More 

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Additional Information about MEX

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

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