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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

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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
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Maine
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English first
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Our hostess/waitress was pleasant, but unattentive. She was the only thing that MEX had going for it. The only thing! The atmosphere was a primary colored dirty smudge. And the food was awful!!! I think the general consensus of our group, was this was definitely the worst Mexican restaurant we had ever eaten in. And quite possibly the worst restaurant... More 

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Surry, Maine
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We found earwigs on our table and on the dishes! The food was cold in the middle and soggy on the outside so it appeared it had been frozen. The waitstaff were neglectful of our issues so we walked out! Gross

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Blue Hill, Maine
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The whole restaurant is impossible to access by wheelchair. Luckily my family member that is wheelchair bound wasn't joining us that evening, but it is so inappropriate for a restaurant. The bathrooms aren't designated for men or women, and the food is just average.

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7 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

If you love the sounds of happy hour drunken revelry and wish to exact revenge on your taste buds, this is the place for you! The food here is bland and the seasonings they do use lack any cohesion. To call this Mexican or Tex Mex would be like calling McDonald's a vegan restaurant. I can't even think of the... More 

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Hampton, Virginia
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The only reason this place warrants 1 star is that 0 is not an option. It is the worst excuse of a restaurant that I have ever seen. The food is inedible, and I have eaten survival food in the army that had more love, flavor and was actually edible. This is the worst. Awful. Miserable. Vile. Disgusting. Etc....

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Verona, Maine, United States
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 967 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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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 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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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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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?