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185 Main St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1937
+1 207-667-4494
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed August 3, 2014

We are giving this one star because zero stars was not an option. For starters, this place is awful. Service is slow with very few patrons which should tell you something. The waitress informed us that everything was made in house. Our response after eating there was "ya shouldn't have bothered." The pollo loco tasted like a bad chicken Parmesan.... More 

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5 Thank Kelly F
Ellsworth, Maine
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed July 12, 2014

Flat beer, fake mexican food- way over priced. I don't know how they stay in business. This takes the crown for theworst restaurant in Ellsworth-and that is saying something.

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6 Thank bbern207
New Sweden, Maine
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102 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

We come every time we are in Ellsworth. We want Mexican without the heavy sauces and loads of cheese from the Mexican chains. I had a great Chicken and lime soup, burrito and salad with verde dressing. I would highly recommend this meal. They seemed understaffed in the front of the house today. The single waitress seemed overworked and it... More 

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Thank Spruce92
Maine
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed April 15, 2014

The Mex was a favorite for many years, in my opinion even Taco Bell is a step ahead. Drinks are good so have a couple some nacho then go somewhere else for the meal.

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Thank David C
Greensboro, Vermont
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76 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed April 7, 2014

The Mex should not even pretend to be a Mexican restaurant. Sure it has the music, the Corona beer signs, chilly pepper lights and a menu describing Mexican food but those are the only things that even come close to being Mexican. We went there with friends and we were all very disappointed. I ordered the Taco dish and asked... More 

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6 Thank snow---1968
Ellsworth, Maine
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71 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

First and foremost....... Do not eat at this establishment. Here are just a few reasons: everything is dirty, the food is bland and overpriced, the service is atrocious and extremely slow. If you really want good Mexican take the drive to Bangor and go to Pipinos

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4 Thank earthfood7
Islesboro, Maine
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed February 19, 2014

I wish I could give this a better review. Inconsistent is a better rating for me. I have been visiting Ellsworth and the Mex over the past year and haven't had the same food, service or drinks at any visit. Overall, the food is decent, fresh and at a good price. That said, the service has been all over the... More 

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1 Thank EastCoastTrekker
Ellsworth, Maine
1 review
Reviewed February 1, 2014

It's hard to believe other raters are talking about the same restaurant. I fell in love with Mexican Food during my college years in California. When I moved back to Maine it was very hard to adjust to the imitation Mexican restaurants here. Then, 30 years ago, we found and instantly fell in love with "The Mex". We have looked... More 

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Thank Ruth M
Raymond, Maine
2 reviews
Reviewed February 1, 2014

I have loved this place for over 20 years. I can't understand some of these reviews. Perhaps because the food is healthy and not the usual plate-with-floating-cheese, that the folk who are expecting the floating cheese entree are disappointed. This place has fresh salads, great seafood, and lots of vegetarian options, we love it. The margs are good and potent,... More 

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Thank Sandy C
Austin, Texas
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed January 30, 2014

I guess maybe I was spoiled with the food in Texas and Colorado. This food tasted warmed over and bland. Service was average and the decor is ok, but the food fell short, even for Maine

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1 Thank John S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 185 Main St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1937
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Ellsworth
  • Phone Number: +1 207-667-4494

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?