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Mesa Verde

618 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101
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Ranked #319 of 530 restaurants in Portland
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Dec 20, 2013
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47% Recommend
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English first
Portland, Maine
1 review
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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93 reviews 93 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
1 review
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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Moving to the area. Love Mexican food. This place is horrible. Seat yourself and wait kinda place. Ordered a pitcher of Margarita. Too much door mix. Tasted not good. Empanada ... $7 for two small microwaved Empanadas .. waited 25 minutes. Got a combo tamale/burrito . Over cooked rice and beans. Small portions for $17. Got the steak rancheros... Wtf... More

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Raymond, Maine
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55 reviews 55 reviews
16 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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136 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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