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4 Chaplin St, Waterville, ME 04901-5543
(207) 861-4649
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4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice dinner

I recommend the guacamole appetizer, combo plate, and a coconut margarita. Nice combo. Portions are very large. Chips are good, but wait for the guac.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
steve
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Newton, Massachusetts
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Newton, Massachusetts
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85 reviews 85 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

I recommend the guacamole appetizer, combo plate, and a coconut margarita. Nice combo. Portions are very large. Chips are good, but wait for the guac.

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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139 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Maybe good Mexican food if you're from Mexico, Maine. People were lined up on the Wednesday night I was here. For what ? I did like the 2 salsas served with the chips ( Chipotle and Verde ) and the beer selection was decent - tried the seasonal Allagash draft. The appetizer (chicken flautas ) and 2 of of main... More 

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Clinton, Tennessee
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44 reviews 44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We frequently have dinner at this location. The quality of the food is good and the servings are probably larger than they need to be. The chips and salsa are the favorite for my kids. I would wait to be seated in the main sitting area. The bar sitting is very uncomfortable and you're sitting in the middle of traffic... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Burrito Grande with pork in red sauce Good food - filling Potato chunks in filling Interesting Rice side a bit dried out Table set with chips and salsa - red salsa excellent With 2 beers (long trail) bill was $21 Good value and good food

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Maine
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I was part of a group who had dinner at Buen Apetito last Sat. night. We were promptly greeted and informed of the wait time (20 minutes) by a friendly hostess. We were seated as promised. We ordered our margaritas which were very tasty and enjoyed their house made thin and delicious chips and salsa. I ordered a pork verde... More 

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Waterville, Maine
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

A go-to favorite, Bueno, as locals call it, offers a casual, comfortable, and friendly dining experience every time. Excellent service, There is not a better, consistent margarita in Maine; the perfect blend of fresh lime and tequila. The food is very good and is typically consistent in it quality, which is traditional Mexican fare with terrific vegetarian alternatives to enjoy.... More 

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Vassalboro, Maine
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014 via mobile

Grest restaurant with all the standard Mexican fare with some really special things as well. Don't miss the curry msngo chicken or if a hint of bbq is more to your liking....the pulled pork tostada is fantastic! The wait staff are efficient and friendly making you feel right at home. This place even makes its own collections of salsas and... More 

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Waterville, Maine
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24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I think a follow up review is in order for some of the most recent poor reviews. The hostess is super friendly, fast and efficient. She cannot seat small parties in one of the only large tables that this very small restaurant has. The place fills up very fast and always has people waiting....because it is a great place. I... More 

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Skowhegan, Maine
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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Very generous portions, very pricey. Staff was very nice but service was very slow. Chicken dishes were extremely dry. Probably not going back.

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Bonn, Germany
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173 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

A favorite alternative restaurant of the community, Buen Apetito continues to underwhelm with a purported "authentic Mexican" fare in Central Maine. After waiting for a table because it is a popular place, we were quickly greeted by a friendly waitress who took our drinks and order. The kitchen offers two versions of Chile Rellenos, one version with beef and the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4 Chaplin St, Waterville, ME 04901-5543
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Waterville
  • Phone Number: (207) 861-4649
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?