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El Rayo Cantina - CLOSED

85 York St, Portland, ME 04101-4590
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good55%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
21 Nov 2014
“Good Mexican Cuisine ”
8 Jul 2014
“Just OK”
Restaurant Hours Closed
85 York St, Portland, ME 04101-4590
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Reviewed 22 November 2014 via mobile

Nice refreshing spot for authentic Mexican...all the usual fare, but with very interesting specials...I had a delicious salmon dish one of the evenings I was there. Great chips and salsa. Outdoor dining as long a the temperatures hold out. Great Margaritas...great beer selection. Super nice...More

Thank BeeMelissa
Reviewed 9 July 2014

We had rice & bean bowls at El Rayo. We were seated inside near the grill which was pretty hot for an evening in July since there's no a/c. The rice & bean bowls were mostly spicy hot without much other flavors. No chips &...More

Thank tagnrocky
Reviewed 1 July 2014

The food is not your average Maine Mexican restaurant fare. Fresh and interesting and delicious. Jalapeño cilantro margarita is another draw!

1  Thank bluecove
Reviewed 15 May 2014

I have always enjoyed the taqueria next door. Chocolate pudding to die for! This is also them and just as delightful. A bit Fancier, more intimate. Slightly different menu.

Thank kathy k
Reviewed 5 February 2014

i live near portland and have kept pretty good track of the restaurant scene but somethings gotta give...either I eat at every restaurant which will keep me busy for over a year and keep my weight over 250 pounds....or I find out about places like...More

Thank chimayred
Reviewed 17 January 2014

Seemed more 'real' than most Mexican in Maine but I've really not any experience to back that up. It can get busy, especially with the fundraiser nights but being patient will eventually get you a seat and a fabulous meal. Everything was good; even though...More

Thank adrienne o
Reviewed 28 December 2013

We visited ERC on a nice fall evening, mainly so we could enjoy a nice evening on their fiery patio. It was just right for that and for some nice drinks. We both ordered unique cocktails from the specials list. I cannot recall either of...More

Thank DT705
Reviewed 28 November 2013

The drink options are plentiful and the prices reasonable. We arrived during happy hour (4-6 the day we were there). $5 margaritas were very good. The decor is nice and the waitstaff very pleasant and moderately attentive. The portions are really more like tapas-sized, though...More

Thank MaineGlobeTrotters
Reviewed 29 August 2013

We recently had dinner at El Rayo Cantina and were very disappointed. We usually eat next door at the "sister" restaurant but thought we would give the Cantina a try. Despite the same location, menus, etc., our Cantina experience was quite different. We arrived around...More

Thank PRUS2010
Reviewed 17 August 2013

One of me and my wifes' favorite spots. I have never eaten here in the winter, and this is only relevant because they have a very casual patio that we have sat at every time. Not on the water but still a nice relaxing spot...More

Thank 457chris
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  • Address: 85 York St, Portland, ME 04101-4590
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: 207-780-TACO
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