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XYZ Restaurant

80 Seawall Road, end of Bennett Lane, Southwest Harbor, ME 04679-4057
(207) 244-5221
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Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Mount Desert, Maine
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We've dined here a number of times and have never walked away without feeling deeply satisfied. Certain items for all courses remain on the menu while many others come and go as the season progresses. There is nothing quite like tucking in to a tortilla filled with 7 Chile Chili chased with their crisp (bar mix free) margaritas. The atmosphere... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Check the menu before you go. I was disappointed when we showed up. I heard we were going for Mexican and I thought chips, salsa, tacos. This place has authentic dishes but it's not your typical "Mexican restaurant" and the choices are limited - there are no fish entrees, the only beef option was ribs. My friends liked it -... More

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Kennebunk, Maine
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Off the beaten path, but worth it. Never expected to find great Mexican food at this latitude. We've been coming for years, call ahead as setting is small and usually packed with loyal clientele. If you want tacos and burritos look elsewhere, if you want true Mexican flavors and dishes your in the right place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

First time to visit. Have lived locally my who life. 40+ years. The service was great beer recommendations from her. The crab casserole was good but very oniony. The doors were open due to it being a warm night, and misquotes were everywhere!! Not the best time trying to enjoy our food and drinks (we were to busy swatting them... More

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Vermont
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89 reviews 89 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

XYZ in Manset next to Southwest Harbor is a major surprise--excellent Mexican in Downeast Maine. It is authentic and interesting. It attracts a cosmopolitan crowd of visitors seeking something wilder than the usual lobster dinner. This fits that bill just perfecting. There are shrimp on the menu, but no lobster or halibut. The atmosphere verges on the boisterous and the... More

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Ithaca, New York
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71 reviews 71 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Have eaten there several times. The meals were always excellent. I find the "hot" dishes a bit too hot, but other than that, it's a great place to eat. Service is excellent, and the atmosphere is pleasant.

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Southwest Harbor, Maine
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Super food, greatest hostess, chef and staff, delicious xyz pie and great ambiance. Don't be late for your reservation!

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east coast
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72 reviews 72 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

My husband and I make it a point to get here whenever we are in Bar Harbor. This place is a great time. We have never been disappointed by the food and the margaritas are awesome! The prices have gone up over the years, but this hasn't deterred us yet. I'd recommend sitting outside and just enjoying the slower pace... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013 via mobile

XYZ is a favorite place for an amazing margarita (the especial) and dinner at the bar! Unfortunately for us, only a couple of a times a summer as we also have a seasonal business.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

The good: - very friendly service - incredible flavor in the food, unique and delicious - great selection of wine, beer and tequila - gluten free options which are delicious!!! - great atmosphere The bad: - they are so popular that a reservation is a must, so call ahead.

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