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Local 188

685 Congress St, Portland, ME 04102-3303
+1 207-761-7909
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Overview
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (60 reviews)
“paella” (55 reviews)
“tapas” (57 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
American, Spanish, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
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LOCATION
685 Congress St, Portland, ME 04102-3303
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1 - 10 of 366 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

A large airy hip interior with some amazing tapas choices. We tried the white anchovies, north spore mushrooms, montaditos, patatas bravas and all were delicious! The service was friendly and efficient. The restaurant location was only a short walk from our inn, on the corner...More

Thank Rich K
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were on vacation, went to this place on a recommendation. Cute vibe, relaxed atmosphere. It was busy inside but we got a table right away. There were 3 of us. We ordered corned beef hash and 2 orders of huevos rancheros. The food took...More

Thank Grgirl25
Reviewed 6 days ago

This restaurant has the same vibe as the surrounding area, dingy and hip. Like Greenwich Village back in the day. It wasn't crowded and we were tired after a long trip and ate here. This place just doesn't look clean. Maybe that's the intent. Service...More

Thank MapleAveCrowd
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has a laid-back casual atmosphere with [what seems like] a very local crowd. I was there for a Saturday brunch that started with a decent Bloody Mary that got me in the mood for very good corned beef hash. The food came in...More

Thank kellyeagle2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

Off the beaten path, the restaurant is young and hip. Brunch was good, prices good and service was efficient.

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I ate brunch at Local 188 Saturday, Sep 9th, 2017. My wife had the Special: Scrambled Eggs, Roasted Corn, Summer Squash, and Feta. Fantastic. Home Fries - Not So Good. I had the Huevos Rancheros. Large portions. Every bite delish! Restaurant had...More

Thank CoolBreeze42
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While it is easy to think of this as a Spanish restaurant, the menu offers that and so much more. Our server was on top of the menu and was available to offer great suggestions for drinks and dinner. Especially liked the cocktails and beers...More

Thank GWW
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food and service. The drinks are awesome too. Our family was very content with what we ordered. Only issue is half the restaurant was empty and they said wait time of 30 minutes. We went out for a bit and then returned to just...More

Thank DreamgirlBoston
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a Great place.....the vibe was great, the people were great, the4 service was great. Small plates are "false advertising".....they are not small.....everything can be shared.....Desserts left a bit to be desired, but al in all it was the best meal and the BEST MUSSELS...More

Thank ark390
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were so pleasantly surprised by our dinner here. We had the Spanish tortilla, meatballs, and patatas for starters. Seafood paella and fish main courses were amazing. Reasonably priced for the quality. Nice drink selection. Fun, casual vibe. Highly recommend this restaurant!

Thank MNWorldTraveler
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Meals
Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 01:00
Monday
16:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 01:00
Thursday
16:00 - 01:00
Friday
16:00 - 01:00
Saturday
09:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 685 Congress St, Portland, ME 04102-3303
    (State St)
  • Public Transportation: Portland metro stop directly outside front door.
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-761-7909
  • E-mail
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