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El Corazon

Coming to a street corner near you!, Portland, ME 04101
+1 207-536-1354
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good19%
  • Average9%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible0%
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Reviewed 24 June 2018

The food here was good but not great. The shrimp and spinach enchilada had delicious grilled shrimp inside, but too much cream cheese and not enough spinach. Salsa was inconsistent--relatively mild, with occasional very hot spots. Refried beans were smoky, which I didn't like but...More

Thank MangiaMuse
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

Food was tasty with just the right amount of spiciness. Had the Chile rellenos and could have had a little more cheese. My wife has a combo dinner and the mole enchilada was very good. Queso fundie was outstanding. Had a pitcher of house margaritas...More

Thank Peter M
Joseph U, Owner at El Corazon, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2018

Thank you for your review. We're glad you enjoyed your meal. Usually there is plenty of cheese in the chile rellenos. Next time, please remind your server to make sure it has plenty of cheese. We strive to provide the best authentic food at a...More

Reviewed 1 April 2018

Had an early dinner here on a Saturday night. We were seated promptly, and the service we received was excellent and attentive throughout the meal (thanks, Kevin!). We started with the queso fundido, which was a dish of cheesy goodness with chorizo mixed in, served...More

Thank JodyPWM
Joseph U, Owner at El Corazon, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Thank you for coming in and giving us a try. We strive to provide great authentic food and great customer service. Thank you again and hope to see you soon. Joe Urtuzuastegui

Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Fantastic food, great owner. The chiles are flown in from Arizona. Limited but very good margarita selection and great mezcal options. Highly recommend!

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Joseph U, Owner at El Corazon, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2018

Thank you for coming in, we're glad you enjoyed it. We strive to be as authentic as possible, that's why we have some of the ingredients flown in from Arizona, New Mexico and California. Thank you again and hope to see you soon.

Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

We had a lovely meal, all simple and original Mexican food. Portions are healthy and prices extremely reasonable. The cherry on the cake both times we went recently was the owner coming around to meet you personally, telling family stories, and making the experience so...More

Thank Maffy1970
Joseph U, Owner at El Corazon, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2018

Thank you so much for coming in. I'm glad you enjoyed your food. We try to keep it as authentic as possible. Also, thank you for listening to my stories. I know I sometimes get carried away, at least that's what my wife says. Thank...More

Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Really good authentic Mexican, hits the right spot. Good comfort food. All 4 of us loved our meals. Burritos, tacos, fajitas it was all really good. They also have all kinds of tequila (except patron!! Idk why?) and really good drinks. I recommend the mango...More

Thank danthemaninboston617
Joseph U, Owner at El Corazon, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

Thank you for coming in Dan, We're glad you enjoyed it. I know I don't carry Patron tequila, but I do carry Don Julio, CasaAmigos and other higher end tequilas. One you won't find here is Jose Cuervo. As a matter of fact, a lady...More

Reviewed 18 December 2017

After living in Southern California for 13 years, I 've been looking for good, authentic Mexican fare in Maine. I tried an asada burrito and a shrimp taco, both were very good. I love both shrimp and fish tacos and the taco was very good,...More

Thank nucenturion
Joseph U, Owner at El Corazon, responded to this reviewResponded 28 December 2017

Thank you for coming in and for your review. Usually our chipotle aoli is well balanced. I will continue to make sure my kitchen prepares it the way I showed them. Thank you again and hope to see you again soon. P.S. my wife Is...More

Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

This has become a regular place for lunch during the week. This is not chain restaurant Mexican food. Food is freshly prepared and attractively presented. Will be going back next week. Not crowded so far, so easy in and out at lunch.

Thank 404alanf
Joseph U, Owner at El Corazon, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2017

Thank you for your continued support and we're so glad you enjoy our lunch. Thank you again.

Reviewed 9 November 2017

The fish taco I enjoyed used an authentic recipe, fresh ingredients, and had great taste. I have never had a better one and I pursue these everywhere I go! Burritos are a good size with plenty of stuffing. Service is quick and friendly. Can't imagine...More

Thank tantrictraveler
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Pretty bland food. The guacamole was VERY bland as well as the salsa. Large bottles of Chalula were on the table so that helped. Can accommodate vegetarians. The service was decent however. I had the Sopes and they were just about inedible. This restaurant opened...More

Thank cohemm166
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
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Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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  • Address: Coming to a street corner near you!, Portland, ME 04101
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-536-1354
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