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El El Frijoles

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41 Caterpillar Hill Road, Sargentville, Sedgwick, ME 04673
+1 207-359-2486
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Wed - Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Durham, New Hampshire
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41 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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 

Washington,Dc
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193 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

A small facility where our party was placed into a shed like structure. OK and it was clean. WE served ourselves from a table which had been set up by staff. Very surprised at the high quality of the food. Not a big fan of Frijole type foods but these dishes were very good! Highly recommend a stop by for... More 

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Thank mrdesign
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

What I can recommend here is the hand-dipped ice cream. Absolutely delicious! The service was extremely friendly and the other menu items (observed as other patrons ordered/ate looked delicious). The only reason this is not a 5-star review is that I did not order more food.

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Thank Slayzak
North Palm Beach, Florida
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482 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

Fortunately it is very good. They specialize in Burritos. I have had the carnitas version several times. It is 7.95 and is a meal by itself. It has plenty of meat to go with all the rice and beans. They have several salsas. I also have tried the spicy lobster burrito for $14.95. Save your money and go with one... More 

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Thank BobxxxxCindy
michigan
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

We stopped by this place on our way from Bar Harbor to Deer Isle. Had the Spicy Lobster Burrito, with some chips and salsa from their fresh salsa bar. Also one of their Agua Frescas, this one was made with coffee beans from 44 North, and it was very refreshing. The person that I ordered from described it as "very... 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 Road, Sargentville, Sedgwick, ME 04673
  • 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?