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XYZ Restaurant

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80 Seawall Rd, end of Bennett Lane, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4024
(207) 244-5221
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Sandwich, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Food was wonderful! Drinks Fantastic! Service was Fabulous! One thing to remember, this is Yucatan, not Tex Mex. Don't expect Salsa and Chips, but do expect a great margarita! You need reservations.

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Thank Erin R
Southwest Harbor, Maine
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134 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a must go place to go when I have some time in SW Harbor. Been around forever and the owner really gets what she tries to do there right. Not a huge menu but that's OK because there is still a lot of different choices for your tastes. AND the house Margaritas are damned good and if you... More 

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Thank DalenM782
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you're looking for chips and salsa - not going to find it here. But you will find great margaritas and authentic interior Mexican cuisine. Loved the mole rojo, pork dishes and chilled avocado soup.

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Thank Linda B
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Large gatherings or just a romantic evening the restaurant has great energy! The margaritas are amazing and the XYZ pie is the final touch To a fun yummy meal!!!

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Thank Ali K
New York City, New York
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The owners of XYZ have put a lot of effort into creating authentic Mexican dishes and you'll be rewarded by their efforts. Forget your guacamole and chips and savor their unique menu. The place is always packed, reservations necessary and the food is amazing.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went in with high hopes, but disappointed. The regulars were given special treatment, but we were not. The food was mediocre and we won't be back.

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Southwest Harbor, Maine
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our local Family members have been frequently visiting the XYZ for years now. It's is still as amazing as the very first time. We have been through every dish and our very favorites are the 7 Chili Chile, avacado soup, queso fundido, chili relanos & short rib & of course the xyz margaritas! The food is authentic Mexican and truly... More 

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Thank BGerrish83
West Lafayette, Indiana
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65 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well, this was a surprise. A restaurant hidden away on the road to Seawall that serves fine Mexican food. Wonderful spices, great moles, and very high quality margaritas make this a good change-of-pace restaurant in the Acadia NP region. Very crowded and hard to get reservations, so best to plan ahead.

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Thank Lou S
Bar Harbor, Maine
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love everything about this restaurant. The atmosphere, waitstaff, owner and food are all amazing!! I love mexican food .This restaurant takes it to another level. The margarita's made with fresh lime juice are wonderful. Treat yourself and go.Hope you can get in.

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Thank moseleysays
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

XYZ is unique, particularly being in Maine. It is good, more traditional, Mexican food with good chile flavors and great margaritas. A fun atmosphere. We lived in New Mexico for years and this is where we can get our chile fix in Maine. The short rib is tremendous, the chile relleno is excellent (not too spicy), the queso fundido and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $30
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 80 Seawall Rd, end of Bennett Lane, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4024
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Southwest Harbor
  • Phone Number: (207) 244-5221

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