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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
east coast
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50 reviews 50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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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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Colchester, CT
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9 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We had two amazing meals here on a trip to Southwest Harbor in July. It was so good that it was a highlight of our trip. It stands so far apart from any other mexican restaurant that we've been to...amazingly unique flavors. We both wish it was closer to home!

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Bethesda, Maryland
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

We had heard such great things about XYZ that when we couldn't get a table, we sat at the bar. Delicious and loads of fun chatting with other patrons. This is not chips and salsa, gloppy Mexican food. This is high end, layers of flavors, delicious food. Each meal comes with a small salad made with organic greens. My husband... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

Such a great restaurant, everything about it was amazing but in a simple relaxing way. Margaritas were so good and wait staff could not have been nicer. Gets busy so reservations are good idea.

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McLean, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Authentic Mexican cuisine. Felt like we were in Mexico. A wonderful surprise. Outstanding food and service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

By far one of the best meals we have had anywhere! It was good, authentic and delicious. It was better then mexican food that we had in Mexico. We tried something from all 3 courses.The staff was very helpful, prompt and courteous. Each course arrived very quickly. I highly recommend trying XYZ. We went on a Tuesday evening and it... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

XYZ is--by far--the best place to eat on MDI. The food is authentic Mexican food (not Tex Mex). I love the Mole Poblano, the margaritas, the salads from Triple Chicks Farm, and most of all XYZ pie. We make sure to eat here at least twice every time we travel to MDI.

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Portland, Maine
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5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Ambience was great, but the food was a let down. Not enough variety and skimpy servings. This was a northern Mexican restaurant and they served a baguette which didn't seem appropriate. The "salad" was nothing but greens.

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