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MEX

185 Main St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1937
(207) 667-4494
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Ranked #40 of 56 Restaurants in Ellsworth
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Most recent review
- Sep 2, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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
3 helpful votes 3 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
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
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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Maine
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The Mex was a favorite for many years, in my opinion even Taco Bell is a step ahead. Drinks are good so have a couple some nacho then go somewhere else for the meal.

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Greensboro, Vermont
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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

The Mex should not even pretend to be a Mexican restaurant. Sure it has the music, the Corona beer signs, chilly pepper lights and a menu describing Mexican food but those are the only things that even come close to being Mexican. We went there with friends and we were all very disappointed. I ordered the Taco dish and asked... More

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Ellsworth, Maine
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

First and foremost....... Do not eat at this establishment. Here are just a few reasons: everything is dirty, the food is bland and overpriced, the service is atrocious and extremely slow. If you really want good Mexican take the drive to Bangor and go to Pipinos

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Islesboro, Maine
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

I wish I could give this a better review. Inconsistent is a better rating for me. I have been visiting Ellsworth and the Mex over the past year and haven't had the same food, service or drinks at any visit. Overall, the food is decent, fresh and at a good price. That said, the service has been all over the... More

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Ellsworth, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

It's hard to believe other raters are talking about the same restaurant. I fell in love with Mexican Food during my college years in California. When I moved back to Maine it was very hard to adjust to the imitation Mexican restaurants here. Then, 30 years ago, we found and instantly fell in love with "The Mex". We have looked... More

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