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Mesa Verde - CLOSED

618 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101
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English first
Portland, Maine
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224 reviews 224 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I had been several times to this restaurant. The food was decent and they had $8- margarita pitchers on Thurdays.... all day. The story goes that the owner did not pay back taxes, and they shut-down. I believe they've been closed for at least 3-4 months now. This restaurant is CLOSED.

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Portland, Maine
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

Myself and two friends were planning on dining out before a concert at the State Theatre on Friday December 13th. We went to our favorite place to eat and there was a waiting list as it appeared everyone enjoys the Congress St. Grill. The show was to begin at 730pm and it was 550pm. So we looked across the street... More 

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Rehoboth, Massachusetts
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122 reviews 122 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

I was recently in Portland on a very cold day and after visiting the museum of art, went looking for some warmth and good food. I found both at this place. My friend and I sat at the bar and were greeted by a very friendly barkeep who promptly poured us a beer and gave us menus. It was between... More 

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Portland, Maine
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Hello to you everyone. I would like to take this moment to bring some clarity to those, whom have expressed deep disappointment by the restaurant's services. I am one of the owner's, K , this restaurant has been in my family for over 20 years now. I can say that we've seen hard times in our years of public service.... More 

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Scarborough, Maine
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Horrible! We sat (ourselves) and waited for the waitress to come over for 5 min. before she even wiped down the table. Which we had to ask her to do. It took another 10 min. ( at least) for our drink order and meal order to be taken. Drinks took another 10 min. at which point we almost walked out,... More 

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Raymond, Maine
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56 reviews 56 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Friends and I met at the Mesa Verde for dinner last night before attending a show across the street at the State Theater. We waited a little over an hour after ordering for our food to come out of the kitchen and finally had to leave with no dinner or miss the show. While we waited, people came in, ordered,... More 

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270 reviews 270 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

We found this small restaurant situated across the street from the State Theatre to have excellent food and service. Arriving shortly before the beginning of a theatre performance....the servers were able to provide more than adequate service for the many theatre goers. My companion found the shrimp burrito to be quite tasty and the tostada, which I ordered, was outstanding.... More 

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Portland, Maine
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

When Mesa Verde first opened, we were quite excited hoping that we'd get good Mexican food. Alas, the food is less than mediocre, the service not especially good. For a restaurant in the heart of town, you'd think they would try harder. I give them a shot every year and have never been disappointed by how much they disappoint. If... More 

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Watertown, Massachusetts, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013 via mobile

Good food terrific staff. We had a big party and our waiter was super nice and worked hard. Great place to eat.

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Perth, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

It was average. The food was nothing special but I enjoyed the atmosphere. It is centrally located to downtown Portland which is a plus. It's the perfect place to eat before a concert at State Theater but not when the wait staff is extremely slow.

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Additional Information about Mesa Verde

Address: 618 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101
Phone Number: 207-774-6089
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Friday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Saturday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Cuisine: Mexican

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