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“Cheery Place” 5 of 5 stars
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El Camino Restaurant
15 Cushing St, Brunswick, ME 04011-1819
207-725-8228
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Ranked #32 of 99 Restaurants in Brunswick
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“Cheery Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

I've been accused of appreciating decor more than food, and perhaps that's why I like El Camino so much. Outside it looks like a slightly run-down bar from the 1950s, but inside the decor is fun, bright, kitchy, and light hearted. The red sangria is nice and the chile-flavored beef contrasted with fresh tomato is pleasing to the palate. Go and enjoy.

Visited February 2013
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English first
Bowdoinham, Maine
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91 reviews 91 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Fun atmosphere, so-so Mexican food...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

but since Maine has little else to offer along that line, it will have to do. Take your friends out for some Magaritas and Nachos and have a good time but don't expect gourmet fare. Get a good Mexican cookbook (I recommend Rick Bayless's Authentic Mexican) and learn how to make Mexican at home if you live in Maine.

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Brunswick, Maine
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“BEST MEXICAN IN MAINE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

This is consistantly the best California style Mexican restaurant in Maine. try the daily specials for amazing innovative dishes!

Visited November 2012
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n. yarmouth
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47 reviews 47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“worth the wait!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

Funky '50s Mex vibe with unique decor, small place with lounge/bar where you can enjoy app & drinks after getting your name on the wait list. Fresh cranberry mojito- nice! We started with house salad with tasty chipotle buttermilk drsg; beet, spinach, walnut salad, both very good, then had maple grilled scallops, Cuban pork both served on beans/rice. Great flavor combos. Staff are friendly, know the details of changing menu. Good value!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great Find!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

Lot's of food and drink specials. Exceptional food, imaginative and wonderful drinks. Friendly folks.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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