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4 Chaplin St, Waterville, ME 04901-5543
(207) 861-4649
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11:00 am - 9:00 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: Reservations

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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good option

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
mrhover
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Clinton, Tennessee
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Clinton, Tennessee
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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201 reviews 201 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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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winslow, maine
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I just read two reviews that addressed drinks as expensive and the food as "bland" (not hot and spicy) - I felt a follow up was warranted, especially for the drink prices. 1. Buen Apetito's drink prices are about $1 cheaper than every other restaurant in town. Their signature Margarita is $6.50 I think and if you have two, you'd... More 

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Bangor, Maine
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Fantastic real Mexican food. No Tex/Mex here. All fresh made and fantastic sauces at this place. Great service food atmosphere and killer drinks. What more can you ask for? This place rocks!

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?