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XYZ Restaurant

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80 Seawall Road, end of Bennett Lane, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4057
(207) 244-5221
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5:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • 41
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 8
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food with unwanted "friends"

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2014
carrie e
via mobile
Good for:
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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73 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We dine here whenever we come up to this part of Maine. This is not a taco, burrito, quesadilla, chips/salsa place. This is an authentic Mexican restaurant serving chicken, pork and beef dishes made with the rich and delicious sauces and spices found in the rural states of Mexico. Great appetizers include the 7 chile chile (HOT!), the queso fundido... More 

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SF Bay Area
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Who knew that Mexican cuisine could be so awesome in a tiny town in Maine. Only open in the summer months, reserve as far in advance as you can because the word is out. We had a wonderful evening there with extraordinary food in a charming setting.

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Mount Desert, Maine
Reviewer
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
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

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
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 80 Seawall Road, end of Bennett Lane, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4057
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Southwest Harbor
  • Phone Number: (207) 244-5221

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?