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El El Frijoles

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41 Caterpillar Hill Rd, Sargentville, Sedgwick, ME 04673-2464
+1 207-359-2486
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Brooklin, Maine
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have visited El El Frijoles (LL Bean) several times and have not been disappointed. The food is tasty and hot and prices right. They have a large play area for children so bring the kids. You can also bring your own adult beverages and sit indoors or at one of the many outdoor table. Mike and Michelle have a... More 

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Hampden, Maine
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to take a drive and visit some new country. I had wanted to try El El Frijoles since seeing it on a News story on Local TV. The setting was nice and for 11 AM on a weekday the place became quite busy. The food was fresh and tasty if somewhat over priced. The corn on the cob... More 

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Thank Samuel N
Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visit Maine often. Great state, great people. Wanted to try this local small eatery off the beaten path for yrs. Only 25 mins from the hustle and commercial hub of Ellsworth/Bar Habor , the drive takes you to the scenic Penobscot peninsula past blueberry fields and overlooks. Quaint setting among locals, fresh farmed salsa, salads, and best iced coffee... More 

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Thank Louise D
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Family run. Literally (as they say on their website) "a take-out joint in a barn in the woods". There is seating inside for about 8. But outside they have picnic tables for kids and adults! And also a little covered area for those rainy days. Just...bring bug spray. Please. You'll thank me later. The food is phenomenal. I adored the... More 

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Thank Elizabeth C
Durham, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

This is a clever restaurant run by creative, clever people. No, its not super spicy hot Mexican food, but its a blend of typical Mexican dishes with local crab, lobster, smoked salmon and fresh greens. All very healthy stuff. Space to eat inside or outside. And they recycle and compost respectably, too. Like Maine, this is Mexican food the way... More 

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Thank Bob A
Blue Hill, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

El El Frijoles is a gem on the Blue Hill peninsula. Situated in a converted barn, this restaurant combines great food, family dining (which is mostly outdoor seating, at least when its above 40 degrees anyway) local ingredients (when available) and genuine Maine hospitality. The husband and wife team that run the show are just about the nicest people you... More 

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Thank Nutbrownmama
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60 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

If you are up for a California/Mexican treat. look no further. The staff is friendly, the atmosphere relaxed and the food yummy. Try ALL the sauces. I love the burrito's and the mexican iced drinks.

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Thank Teagoblet
Carlsbad, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

El El Frijoles is a fun restaurant. My favorite dish is the carnitas tacos. You order inside, and then eat outside at one of the picnic tables under the trees, or inside a screened porch if it is raining or the bugs are too fierce.

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Thank Peter J
Boston, Massachusetts
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

I've had El El Frijoles' food three times. The first time I was blown away by a cheese quesadilla, the second time I was enthralled by their service, and the third time I spent $90 and lamented I didn't buy more to bring home with me. It's fair to say that their food is the food equivalent of sex, except... More 

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Windsor, Ontario
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

While this 'restaurant' gets a 5-star rating on Tripadvisor, we were very disappointed with the food and the location. It's basically self service with picnic tables under trees. The day we went it was sunny but we had to retreat to the screened shed because of the mosquitos. I ordered a lobster taco and iced tea. There is no alcohol... More 

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Thank AdaLovelace
Michael R, Owner at El El Frijoles, responded to this review

Ada, We are really sorry you had such a terrible experience at EL EL FRIJOLES. As I am sure you can tell from our online review history, we take what we do very seriously, and are really proud of the food and service that we provide to our customers. We'd really like another chance to win you over, but I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$4 - $15
Cuisine
Mexican, International, Healthy
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 Caterpillar Hill Rd, Sargentville, Sedgwick, ME 04673-2464
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Sedgwick  >  Sargentville
  • Phone Number: +1 207-359-2486
Description
El El Frijoles, Mexican Food is a California-Style Taqueria in a converted barn in the woods. We serve delicious mexican food made from the freshest, local and organic ingredients, in a fantastic family-friendly environment. We are open all year, but if you are coming in the off-season, you should probably call us or at least check our website/FB page to see if we are open!

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