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MEX

185 Main St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1937
(207) 667-4494
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Ranked #41 of 56 restaurants in Ellsworth
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Most recent review
- Jul 3, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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English first
New Sweden, Maine
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
1 review
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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Raymond, Maine
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

I have loved this place for over 20 years. I can't understand some of these reviews. Perhaps because the food is healthy and not the usual plate-with-floating-cheese, that the folk who are expecting the floating cheese entree are disappointed. This place has fresh salads, great seafood, and lots of vegetarian options, we love it. The margs are good and potent,... More

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Mount Desert, Maine
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

I guess maybe I was spoiled with the food in Texas and Colorado. This food tasted warmed over and bland. Service was average and the decor is ok, but the food fell short, even for Maine

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Ellsworth, Maine
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

I just revisited the Mex last evening for my birthday. After many years of horrible service and canned food, I am overjoyed to report that the FOOD WAS AWESOME, HOMEMADE AND PRICES LOWERED!!! The service was EXCELLENT...our waitress was very doting, fun and a pleasure. I recant my review from last year and give the Mex a happy five-star rating!!!... More

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Ellsworth, Maine
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

We enjoy the Courteous, Professional and Helpful Staff, Fast Service, Convenient Location and Great Food!

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