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XYZ Restaurant

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Mexican
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 53
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    Very good
  • 9
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Hidden Gem

It was so cool to stumble upon this authentic Mexican restaurant in Southwest Harbor while taking a walk. We decided to detour and grab a drink, but the place was completely reserved, including the bar! The did manage to let us squeeze in a margarita and they were great. We made reservations... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Jessica S
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

It was so cool to stumble upon this authentic Mexican restaurant in Southwest Harbor while taking a walk. We decided to detour and grab a drink, but the place was completely reserved, including the bar! The did manage to let us squeeze in a margarita and they were great. We made reservations before we left for the following Friday. On... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Off the beaten track, this Mexican restaurant offers a contrast to the plentiful Lobster dinners available in this lovely area. But, it is pricey. We just added up the cost of two Margaritas and two desserts =$32. Add to that a couple of appetizers, and one entree, the bill was just under $100. This is a very pricey casual restaurant,... More 

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Seal Cove, Maine
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The food is good, and pricey, but the dinning area is hot on hot days and on the loud side. I would have enjoyed the food better in a quieter environment.

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Sacramento CA
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Four of us dined on a Wednesday eve in August, though we had to call three days ahead to get a 6:30 reservation. Everyone was happy with their beer/wine/margaritas (though the first house margarita was a tad watery--but that was the only issue in an otherwise perfect meal). Beware, both salsas may be rather spicy--both are delicious, however, and it's... More 

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Bar Harbor, Maine
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

First time visit today, had to reserve a table due to its popularity. Upon sitting at our table, we were served "Bread" of all things and two extremely small dishes with two types of salsa which we were supposed to be usesd as a "spiciness" meter prior to ordering our entrees. Our table ordered Mole poblano with chicken and camarones... More 

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Boones Mill, Virginia
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59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

For truly authentic Mexican cuisine in Maine of all places, this is the place! Delicious mole sauces, efficient, attentive service. Wish I could eat here regularly.

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Rockbridge Baths, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We spent a week in Southwest Harbor and didn't discover/try XYZ until the last night we were there, which was unfortunate because we would likely have returned several times! My wife, daughter and I all had delicious dinners at XYZ and the dining room has a relaxed, lovely ambiance. This is authentic Mexican cuisine, which one doesn't expect to find... More 

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Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

I love this place. When you want something other than boiled lobster, treat yourself to a flavor extravaganza here. I dream about the avocado soup in the winter. Wonderfully spiced meat dishes and a killer shrimp dish. Only disappointment was the "salad" a few limp leaves that were too long in fridge.

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Trenton, Maine
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

The food is good, but you may leave hungry. I ordered the chicken and when it arrived, I was dismayed to see a little crop of beans, rice, and ONE chicken thigh. The salads are also tiny--so if you don't get dessert, you will either have to order more off their expensive menu or go hungry.

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BOSTON
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This is one of our favorite restaurants on MDI! The food is creative, with a melding of spices that gives the slow cooked tender meats a delicious taste. This is not Tex-Mex food, but authentic Mexican fare. The marguaritas are SO good and Janet, the owner/hostess is delightful and fun. This is the one restaurant that we go to on... 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?