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185 Main St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1937
+1 207-667-4494
11:00 - 20:30
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 20:30
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 21:00
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Ellsworth, Maine
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I could write a ten page report on how bad this place is from the service to the food. A look in the kitchen window from the side dining room confirms what many here suggest, that the food is all microwaved. Awful. The owner must really be out to lunch. I cant imagine a restaurant this bad continues to exist... More 

Thank carlfadron
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40 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am sad to say that this formerly excellent restaurant has been neglected to a point of embarrassment. I have lived in this area for 17 years and I used to frequent this restaurant 1-2x/wk. I stopped about 8 years ago when it really started going downhill and every year since then I have given it one more try. It... More 

Thank skypath
Ellsworth, Maine
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definitely worth a visit. The tables are huge, you will relax and sit back and enjoy a giant drink and some chips and salsa and hor douerves as well. After awhile you might order a meal, this seems like a place to just hang out with friends and visit and laugh and eat and drink.

Thank gimmeshelter2
DownEast and Acadia Maine, Maine
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Not greeted at door, sat ourselves and waited minutes until a server reeking of cigarette smoke came to take our order. Food was obviously not freshly prepared, there were obvious signs lacking that were indicating the food was actually cooked, rather than reheated. Soup came with a thick layer of scum on top of it, microwaving to reheat soup obvious... More 

Thank bernabetelfor
Maine, New York
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

I have not been to the Mex since I was in high school and recently realized why I had not visited this establishment in so long. You sit yourself at a table which is fine but it was quite a while before anyone realized we were there. Ordering our meal we experienced no problems but everything after that went downhill.... More 

Thank amelianicole
Boston, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Stopped in for a late lunch before heading home, but wish we had kept going. This is the only Mexican restaurant I've been to that didn't bring out a bowl of chips and salsa to our table. The black bean soup tasted like they just pureed a can of beans, no flavor at all. Their prices are high, but the... More 

Thank Flwrgurl
Ellsworth, Maine
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Food and service was great atmosphere was fun loved the marguerite clean and very pleasant nothing else to say

Thank Birdie2211
Maggie Valley, North Carolina
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We were very disappointed. After frequenting Mexican restaurants all around the country I would have to rate this one close to the bottom. The food was tasteless. The black beans were awful. Who ever heard of a Mexican restaurant that didn't have salsa? The pico was basically a tomato salad with no flavor.

1 Thank Jim O
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Awesome food! Do not miss this place if your in town! Came here on a whim, looking at a house in the area. This will become our favorite restaurant!

Thank Joanne Z
Whiting, Maine
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62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Love the house special margaritas :) Great crab dip with chips a little spice We had chimachungas enormous portion As spicy as you want it Great prices and wonderful attentive service

Thank Janet R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 185 Main St, Ellsworth, ME 04605-1937
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Ellsworth
  • Phone Number: +1 207-667-4494

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