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El Rayo Taqueria - CLOSED

101 York St, Portland, ME 04101
+1 207-780-8226
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good44%
  • Average13%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible3%
2 Dec 2015
“El rayo ”
26 Nov 2015
“Solid Mexican Food”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Mexican, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
101 York St, Portland, ME 04101
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1 - 10 of 135 reviews

Reviewed 3 December 2015 via mobile

Barbara Sullivan Dolan DO NOT go to this place!!!!we tried 4 different tacos. Fish pork beef chicken each one was overlooked and tasteless! Dried out. Even the guacamole wasn't fresh tasting. Do Not eat here period. We've been to Mexico many times . This isn't...More

Thank Barb D
Reviewed 26 November 2015

Good food, good service, great parking, consistent quality - can't go wrong if you need a Mexican food fix.

Thank Downeastme
Reviewed 4 September 2015 via mobile

Yucatab burrito 3.5 star Mushrooms bean & rice bowl 3 star Veggie quesadilla 4 stars Some things yummy some things ok. Large seating area outside.

Thank NellieBly1981
Reviewed 31 August 2015

For the life of me I can't see why it is so popular. Very uncomfortable stool type seating and rather pricey. Food only fair

Thank eatingoutWestwoodMa
Reviewed 27 August 2015

I've been to El Rayo Taqueria several times, and each time, I'm impressed with the atmosphere, service, and food. As a gluten-free patron, I'm very aware of how much effort a restaurant puts into offering GF dishes, and El Rayo is fabulous. If you prefer...More

Thank Ciavyn
Reviewed 24 August 2015

This place came recommended by my AirBNB hosts and I was feeling like Mexican, so I decided to give it a shot. It was difficult to get to as there was road construction all around it and it had a small parking lot which was...More

Thank Matthew M
Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

I love this little bodega especially in the summer sitting outside under the umbrellas. Though its cozy in the cooler months too with its steamy windows and inviting orange glow. However, everytime I go there I have an internal tug-of-war over whether I should order...More

Thank Lisa E
Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

We were on our way to catch the ferry to Nova Scotia and needed a quick dinner before we boarded the boat. We stopped in on a whim primarily because it was raining, we were wet and needed something casual, and it was crowded. Quite...More

Thank Sierra M
Reviewed 25 July 2015

The look and atmosphere are great, however the food was just ok. The restaurant is outside of the old port were all the shops, bars and restaurants are but not far of a walk. There are better Mexican options though for food quality. Outdoor sitting...More

Thank scott a
Reviewed 25 July 2015

We love El Rayo Taqueria and always stop when we're in Portland. The food always fresh and good portions and the Gazpacho... I love ! This time I got a burrito and I could only eat half, it was excellent. My wife got taco's and...More

Thank 4Dave1996
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
USD 6 - USD 12
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Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 York St, Portland, ME 04101
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-780-8226
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