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El El Frijoles

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2016 Winner
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PRICE RANGE
$4 - $15
CUISINES
Mexican, International, Healthy
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
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Menu

ANTOJITOS AND ENSALADS‏
$2.95
Chips & Salsa
A basket of corn tortilla chips & your choice of today's fresh salsa from the bar
$4.95
Quesadilla
A large flour or 2 house-made corn tortillas filled w/ cheese & grilled to a toasty perfection.
$7.95
Nachos
A big plate of crispy corn tortilla chips layered w/ our famous black beans & topped w/ melted cheese, our house salsa, guacamole & crema.
$4.95
Cabbage Ensalada de la Paz
Fresh, crisp‏ & tangy. lime-marinated shredded cabbage tossed w/ tomatoes, cilantro, red onion, jalapenos & spices. served w/ chips or warm house-made tortillas & topped w/ crema & guacamole
SIDES
$1.00
2 oz $1.00
1/2 Pint $2.00
Black Beans
A side of our famous, organic black beans
$1.00
2 oz $1.00
1/2 Pint $2.00
Mexican Rice
Simple & Tasty, cooked w/ vegetable stock
BURRITOS‏
$4.95
Burrito
Our burritos are made w/ a grilled 12" flour tortilla w/ melted jack cheese. we add our famous organic black beans, Mexican rice, house salsa & a little bit of creama. add your favorite filling if you want more protein!
TACOS
Three fresh, house-made corn tortillas filled w/ your choice of our yummy filling. Served w/ rice & beans & topped w/ Ensalada de la Paz
$6.95
Yummy filling
Bean & Cheese
Our famous black beans & melty jack cheese
PARA LOS NINOS‏
$4.00
Mini Burrito
Choose your kid's favorite combination of rice, beans, cheese & chicken
$3.95
PB&J Quesadilla
Yup, it really is as tasty as it sounds!
$1.75
Flour Tortilla
Warmed on the grill, perhaps w/ a little butter?
DRINKS
$3.00
Agua Fresca
House-Made concoction of some sort of delicious fresh fruit, a little sugar & water
$3.00
Horchata
House-made! delicious sweet rice drink from mexico, w/ a touch of cinnamon & vanilla
$2.00
Best-Ever iced coffee
Served w/ heavy cream
$2.00
Iced Tea
Can be fruit, herbal or black!
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Reviewed December 12, 2018

Cute Mex place (rare in rural Maine) near the Eggemoggin Bridge to Dear Isle. Run by California transplants. Nice selection of entrees that change week to week to some extent. Only seating is outdoors or in a big tent, so their business is mainly takeout....More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank truchas11
Reviewed October 17, 2018

We planned to stop here during our stay on the Penobscot/Blue Hill Peninsula. We eat a lot of Mexican food, so we gave it a try. Terrific little place. The food is very good. I had Haddock Chowder with loads of potatoes. Awesome. It was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Corum4547
Reviewed October 2, 2018

we visited Maine in July and found ourselves exploring a small part of the state, but ate at El El twice over the course of a week. This place is fun! and the food is great. Get a t-shirt and wear it across the globe...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank cindy c
Reviewed September 10, 2018

This by far has to be the best food in the area. When I took my first bite I was blown away at how good it was. Complex flavors in a simple dish. My wife confirmed I wasn't imagining the amazing flavors. Make sure you...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Don B
Reviewed September 4, 2018

Food was excellent. Just what we were in the mood for after so much chowder and Clams. Tried the Tacos and Burritos.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Swellstylew
Reviewed September 1, 2018

This is super Mexican food that we stumbled onto while staying a week on Deer Isle. What could be wrong with lobster tacos? Great sauce, innovative food, Looooong lines: don't go if you aren't prepared to hang out and wait. It's all delicious. We liked...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Elizabeth G
Reviewed August 26, 2018

We have been to LL Beans AKA El El Frijoles a number of times in the past couple of months. We like being able to indulge in Mexican food without having to travel all the way to Ellsworth or Bangor so really appreciate they are...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank LynneMooHoo
Michael R, Owner at El El Frijoles, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2018

Thanks for visiting LynnMoo! Yup, mid-summer is totally a cluster around here in general. We have designed and operate our business to serve our customers, and almost all the time there is plenty of space and food to go around, in the winter months we...More

Reviewed August 14, 2018

Went to El El Frijoles (L.L. Bean's, ha!) this month with several friends, one of them a local woman who recommended the place. We took a cooler of beer, parked it at one of the many picnic tables (some are outside, and some are inside...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Andrea P
Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

Wow! Shockingly rude owner! We have been loyal customers to el el frijoles since the beginning but forget it! Not worth it and never going back. Bad vibe, rude owner, bye bye frijoles.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Michael R, Owner at El El Frijoles, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2018

1 star rating 8/10/2018 Hard to get over the rude service and begin to appreciate the food. We were some of the first customers way back but now are often made to feel like interlopers. This type of service maybe be expected in NYC but...More

Reviewed August 7, 2018

I try to eat here when I can, but what gets me is that the hours the owners post are not set in stone......meaning, their website says they're open, but they're not. This has happened repeatedly, and it's frustrating. They don't like to answer the...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Sandy208
Michael R, Owner at El El Frijoles, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2018

We totally get how this must be super frustrating. What happens to our business for a few weeks from late July through early August is extremely distressing and overwhelming for us all. We are not like a lot of other restaurants. We make all of...More

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May 1, 2018|
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Response from miwero | Property representative |
Hi there, and thanks for your question (and your interest!) We will be open for our Summer Hours on May 23rd. We will be open for the season Wednesday through Saturday, from 11-Close (which is usually 8:00, if we still have... More
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