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“Excellent rather unique Mexican food”
Review of XYZ Restaurant

XYZ Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed July 28, 2013

Need to reserve a table as it is a small restaurant. Only reason it is not a 5 is the closeness of the tables and the resulting noise. The food and service were excellent. Two of us had the beef short ribs and licked the sauce off the bones after eating all of the meat. The rice and black beans were a perfect side. The ladies ate the Pork Yucatan and Shrimp Ajillo and enjoyed them. No we didn't want the desert menu.. well maybe.. and they were very good. We would strongly recommend dinner here.

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Thank James T
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Reviewed July 27, 2013

The greeting and service was above average. The atmosphere is casual festive. The house special margarita was served in a martini glass and overpriced. The food was fair, yet seemed to lack any creativity. The menu does not offer chips and salsa, nor does it offer healthier options. The salad that comes with the meal was too simple and very small.

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1  Thank 18rogers
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

Excellent authentic Mexican Cuisine. The owner welcomed each guest to the table going over the menu. The waitress was outstanding prividing excellent knowledge of the menu choices as well. The location is out of the way and quite surprising. Everything from the beverages, entrees, to the desserts were enjoyable offering a range of mild to spicy choices. It is very important to make a reservation at least a couple of days ahead.

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1  Thank Debi T
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

Going to XYZ has been a long tradition for as many years as Janet has run the place. Now in its second location, up the hill from the old port-side spot it long inhabited, it's even more festive and inviting. The menu is limited and rarely changes, but it is solidly good. The mole and shrimp dishes being my favorites. Then there are the Margheritas. They go down very easily. The extravagant 'XYZ Pie' for dessert is way over the top in dense ice cream and chocolate, but fits right in with the experience. A regret with XYZ is that there aren't more menu offerings or specials. We would go more than once a summer if there were.

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Thank painter04646
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

A startlingly good restaurant in Manset, Maine, just around the corner from Southwest Harbor. Best Mexican we have had in many years, matches our experience in Phoenix, San Diego or San Francisco. Friendly, efficient service, competitively priced--remember this is a tourist town with a short season. This restaurant broadens the choices in the region widely from the fine, but more conventional Red Sky and Fiddler's Green. While we think this place stands on its own it is useful to remember where you are and why: this is Maine, a summer tourist spot with a limited season. Given that this place is more than outstanding: to have made a go of Mexican in this environment takes some real doing and these people have done it. Like some of the complainers we also have traveled widely, but we try to have reasonable expectations and are pleased when we find a place to exceeds expectations, delivers a valid experience, and is fun besides. If we wanted a food tour we'd have gone to New York City or Napa Valley, we wanted Maine and this place made that even better than we thought it would be.

Thank JMLVermont
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