El Mexicano

El Mexicano

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Hours
Sun
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Mon
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tue
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wed
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thu
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Fri
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sat
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Ratings and reviews
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Details
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CUISINES
Mexican
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
features
Is this a Mexican restaurant?
CUISINES
Mexican
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Non-smoking restaurants
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles55 reviews
Excellent
25
Very good
18
Average
4
Poor
7
Terrible
1
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Susan K
York143 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
We love it here! Truth be told, my husband has cheated on me 3x recently in going without me! The margaritas are by far the best around, which allows me to get good Mexican food because my honey doesn’t usually like it but he does like an excellent margarita ;-) and their steak tips. I have sampled many items on the menu and have yet to be disappointed although I think I like the sizzling steak fajitas the best and the taco salad a close second. The Takitos aren’t half bad either and my girlfriend likes their mushroom mango whatever taco. The staff is great to interact with although I do observe a few internal operation things that need changing, but it is nothing that would affect our meal or evening out, nor yours. Oh and yes the husband is being held accountable for his actions - lol margaritas anyone?
Written February 12, 2020
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TACOB0B
United States1095 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 couples
Stopped in for dinner on our way home from a road trip to New Hampshire. They have added a few picnic tables outside so you can dine alfresco. It was quite windy so we chose to eat in. We were seated right away. I had the burrito Sanford which was good but all the sausage was on only one side. My wife had an order of nachos with chorizo. She said the chorizo tasted like it had fennel in it and next time she would leave it off but other than that it was good. We washed it down with a couple of bottles of XX beer. Service was friendly and professional. We would recommend if in the area.
Written September 25, 2020
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Jane K
Greenwich26 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 couples
We were visiting Sanford Maine briefly and stopped here for dinner, not being overly optimistic about it. We were pleasantly surprised first by the salsa which was very good as was the quacamole. We both had chicken taco plates with rice and black beans. Everything was very fresh and reasonably priced. We did not order margaritas but there were good looking choices. They have 2 wine choices but most people don’t order wine at Mexican restaurants. They had some good meatless options. I would go back to this restaurant.
Written July 9, 2021
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KAV from Maine
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 none
I went to this restaurant yesterday, July 14 2021, for dinner after a difficult and tiresome day at work where I ran myself too ragged to want to make a meal for just me at home (single female life). I have been here many times over the years and love love love the food, margaritas, and the staff. During the pandemic, though the place was empty, I was alone on my birthday and celebrated it here, the staff being kind and generous to celebrate it with me by singing and having me wear a hat while I ate my free dessert. Yesterday was half price margarita day and the place was packed. Clearly the waiters/waitresses struggled to keep up which is no different than what my job is like (and everyone else's post-pandemic). After my usual excellent food experience, despite having my table cleared when I went to the bathroom, waiting a long time, having four different wait staff wait on me, and a flirty single waiter who asked for my phone number, (never texted or called btw), I decided to do something nice and leave a 100% tip, so matching my food costs when I paid via my debit card. This was to show my appreciation for the business and their staff even during a busy time where decent service is difficult to achieve, at best. I am not sure if I should be insulted or flattered when I looked at my online banking the next day where the amount did not match what I wrote and signed off on, it was way less. Instead of the high tip I left to show my gratitude, I was charged a measly $7 tip. For me, its not flattery that this decision was made for me when I wrote the tip amount I wanted to leave them, signed the merch receipt with notes of thanks, and made this decision for myself. I am not sure how to "complain" about this. I figured why not write a review here for others to see hoping management reads it as well as the staff who waited on me. Normally I would give 5 star rating for a place like this, however being left with such a strange experience and taking away my good deed, this is a 2 star experience. Excellent food should one want Mexican in Sanford if one is able to ignore such strange experiences.
Written July 15, 2021
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Galloping Gaucho
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 none
I had a carnitas burrito bowl (with lettuce, tomato, onions, rice, bits og mango and black beans) that was very good, and my wife said her beef tacos were special - spiced well. Chips and salsa were OK. The waitstaff were attentive and very nice. Worth a trip off the seacoast beaten path.
Written May 28, 2022
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Samuel M
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 family
I am a native Texan and have an extremely high bar when it comes to Mexican or Tex Mex food. This is the highest possible compliment I can give. I have been visiting New England regularly since I married my NH native wife 17 years ago, and we have lived in Vermont the past 4 years. This is the first time I have left a Mexican restaurant in New England without being bitterly disappointed. The food was simple but flavorful and the spices were authentic and well balanced. They used quality ingredients and the meat was tender and delicious. I had carne asada and fish tacos. The fish was hand battered and flaky. I could have used more heat in my meal, but I am sure they are catering taste somewhat to local preferences. The prices were very reasonable, especially in today's economy. We spent less here than my family of 4 would spend at a fast food restaurant. We are going back next week, and we will visit again!
Written April 22, 2024
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Carl C
Wells132 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 none
Restaurant is in a shopping plaza. Interior a bit dated but OK. Sanford is a bit of a gritty town so don't expect the finesse of the coastal restaurants. Fish tacos were good but not great. The Margarita had pretty much no tequila in it so I would skip paying $7.50 for the sweet mix they use. Service was average.
Written July 30, 2021
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D L
Casa Grande335 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 family
Try to find the positives, but this dinner was terrible. Starters…ordered two, guacamole came quickly, but no chips. Finally, went searching, ask for chips, 10 minutes later ask again. 2nd starter never arrived. Drinks took 20 minutes but tasted OK. When we came in about 1/3 of tables occupied. Guess it got busy, because 30 min later waiter came to take order…then I think he went to kitchen to cook it because 30 minutes later it arrive somewhat; obviously they were confusing our order with others. Taste…OK, true Mexican is not Tex-mex, and generally somewhat muted in flavors. This was bland at best. No one cleaned their plate, it was so mediocre. Upon completion took another 20 minutes after requesting to get check. Understatement, we won’t be back. Find a Taco Bell.
Written July 29, 2023
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Questovia
Wells1134 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 none
This is a friendly and comfortable place to get a good Mexican meal. It's a spacious restaurant spread throughout a few different rooms. The menu options are great and there are a few choices that aren't on the usual Mexican restaurant list. Service is very good, and the price is reasonable.
Written October 20, 2022
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Steve W
Wells57 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 none
I use to go but have been away for 6 months or so and I wanted to see if it was as I remembered and to my surprise it was better. The staff even remembered me. I/we ordered (Party of 5) the food arrived fast it was accurate and hot. The service professional as always and the price is right. Great drinks. I will be going back when ever I am in the area. Fun was had by all and the staff was just great.
Written June 22, 2022
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Ed D D
Needham8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 couples
Great lunch - very good meal - reasonable prices - outstanding service - easy drive from Wells or Kennebunk
Written August 7, 2023
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LB
3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 none
I heard great things about this eatery. Our experience was disappointing. The only positives that I will give this restaurant are the portions and the cashier; both very good. Everything that we ordered was bland and lacked seasoning; guacamole, salsa, Asada Bowl, Carnita Burritos. We won't be back.
Written May 26, 2023
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GordonFrohloff
Wells30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 couples
I shared nachos for a quick lunch. We probably come to this restaurant at least once a month and have a great meal every time and great service.
Written February 18, 2023
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Frank
Kennebunk66 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 none
It's just one of those restaurants that doesn't blow you away, so you just don't go back to, as it isn't worth the calories or money.
Written March 8, 2022
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Nancy R
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 none
Picked up some take out yesterday, friendly service and great food! Have eaten here previously and every time the food and service were top notch.
Written December 7, 2020
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