The Mex

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191 Maine Street (Route 1), Ellsworth, ME, USA
The Mex - Pick your Poison - the Bar is OPEN!
The Mex - I especially adore the dance floor lighting in the dining room!
The Mex - Always keen on the colorful interior
The Mex - The Mex in Ellsworth, Maine
The Mex - Familiar 'Day of the Dead' artwork adorns several nooks and crannies at The Mex.

The Mex Ellsworth Reviews

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I Hop to the Mex Jun 14, 2010
Oh how the mighty have fallen. Even before getting to Maine, Kim and I decided we needed to get back to The Mex for a meal. This was a traditional weigh station on the way to Acadia and the festive atmosphere of this joint was always delightful. I was drawn in the very first time I drove past the huge smiling frog on their signage, and the interior is classic tacky Mexican, very bright and fun.

Unfortunately we were both let down by the quality of our entrees. My chile relleno was coated way too heavily and the pepper lacked the savory flavor I had grown accustomed to in Corpus Christi. In retrospect, this was the first time I had dined here since living in Texas so the problem was likely that I knew better now what Mexican food should really taste like! ...I am terribly pretentious these days.

But don’t let me kill The Mex for one mediocre meal. A great place to drop by for a drink and the joyous atmosphere compensates quite well for the food quality. And I should add that they make (and sell) their own hot sauce which is truly excellent! Perhaps stopping by on a Monday afternoon wasn’t the time to catch the main chef, so if you to happen to be nearby I would still urge you to hop on in!
The Mex in Ellsworth, Maine
Always keen on the colorful interi…
Familiar "Day of the Dead" artwork…
Pick your Poison - the Bar is OPEN!
Vikram says:
Shame the food was so bad. Esp with such good ambience.
Posted on: Jun 23, 2010
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