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Buen Apetito

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4 Chaplin St, Waterville, ME 04901-5543
(207) 861-4649
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Mon 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We often have dinner here before a show or movie. We are never disappointed. The food, the salsas, the drinks and the service is always the best.

1 Thank awagner2287
Waterville, Maine
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

The bar may be low, but the food here is pleasant and well-prepared. In the same building with a movie theatre, so before showtimes you will have trouble getting in. As a result, I almost always do takeout. Which is too bad, because they serve a yummy and strong margarita.

1 Thank James H
New Sharon, Maine
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

It's difficult to dis a place where you eat frequently. But, Buen Apetito in the Railroad Square Cinema building is becoming less our favorite. It's not the food. It's the service. Servers seem overworked and don't get to the tables as soon or as often as they did a couple of years ago. But just getting served is the real... More 

1 Thank Bob N
Waterville, Maine
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

This has been our second visit to Buen Apetito, and both times they impressed me with their great food and service. Our waiter was very patient as our group took a long time to decide on the food. We got chicken fajitas, a fajita burrito and a chimichanga. All were very yummy. The portions were very big, and the fried... More 

1 Thank dandycyclopes
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

I do have to say after being here many times though there food is excellent they do have the the nerve to upcharge you for avocado even though you just asked them to remove cheese, meat, etc and to add avocado... I am sorry a whole avocado cost .99 cents if I ask you to remove all the dairy and... More 

Thank rukaspooka
Winthrop, Maine
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

Recommended by friends, our first visit won't be our last. Delicious, more than ample portions, fresh and tasty. Pleasant decor and efficient service.

Thank John B
Augusta, Maine
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

I have had dinner at this restaurant as well as lunch several times. I find the food excellent. The portions are always large, service excellent. You will not be rushed out the door. This restaurant is laid back dining. Always end up taking pat of the order home.

1 Thank Zipride
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016

On our first trip to Waterville, visiting our daughter at Colby College, she chose Italian as her meal of choice and we made our way to Buen Apetito and thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Everything we tried was wonderful. I don't think you'll be disappointed.

3 Thank Rsmarco
Bangor, Maine
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Mexican cuisine of quality is difficult to find outside of Mexico or New Mexico. This lovely little place comes as close as possible to giving you the delicious tastes of south of the border. The dishes are huge, the menu is varied and the service is excellent. Highly recommended.

2 Thank kimbje43
Fairfield, Maine
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Buen Apetito is the best Mexican cuisine in Central Maine. The food is great. Having lived in So. California for over 25 years, I have eaten a great deal of Mexican food and Buen Apetito serves food that is very similar to what I grew up eating! Mexican flavors vary regionally, and this food is similar to Northern and Western... More 

1 Thank Palagap

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Chaplin St, Waterville, ME 04901-5543
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Waterville
  • Phone Number: (207) 861-4649

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