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“Best Mexican in Maine”
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
Kennebunk, Maine
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best Mexican in Maine”
Reviewed July 9, 2014

Off the beaten path, but worth it. Never expected to find great Mexican food at this latitude. We've been coming for years, call ahead as setting is small and usually packed with loyal clientele. If you want tacos and burritos look elsewhere, if you want true Mexican flavors and dishes your in the right place.

Visited July 2014
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English first
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great food with unwanted "friends"”
Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

First time to visit. Have lived locally my who life. 40+ years. The service was great beer recommendations from her. The crab casserole was good but very oniony. The doors were open due to it being a warm night, and misquotes were everywhere!! Not the best time trying to enjoy our food and drinks (we were to busy swatting them away, as well as the other customers were too). But the atmosphere otherwise was nice and good great!

  • Visited June 2014
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Vermont
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126 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Mexican dining in Maine!”
Reviewed June 29, 2014

XYZ in Manset next to Southwest Harbor is a major surprise--excellent Mexican in Downeast Maine. It is authentic and interesting. It attracts a cosmopolitan crowd of visitors seeking something wilder than the usual lobster dinner. This fits that bill just perfecting. There are shrimp on the menu, but no lobster or halibut. The atmosphere verges on the boisterous and the tables require careful juggling of the tortilla containers, plates, platters, glasses and condiments. But that makes it fun.

Visited June 2014
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Thank JMLVermont
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Ithaca, New York
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75 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Excellent, Authentic Mexican & Latin American food”
Reviewed June 15, 2014

Have eaten there several times. The meals were always excellent. I find the "hot" dishes a bit too hot, but other than that, it's a great place to eat. Service is excellent, and the atmosphere is pleasant.

Visited July 2013
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Thank Ithakate
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Southwest Harbor, Maine
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Best margaritas!”
Reviewed April 30, 2014

Super food, greatest hostess, chef and staff, delicious xyz pie and great ambiance. Don't be late for your reservation!

Visited August 2013
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Thank Skipperdeedooda
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