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El El Frijoles

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41 Caterpillar Hill Rd, Sargentville, Sedgwick, ME 04673-2464
+1 207-359-2486
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Santa Rosa, CA
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a surprise to find this outstanding Mexican restaurant in the middle of "no where". Actually it's close to Blue Hill, Stonington, and Castine. This is my favorite restaurant in Maine. Try the lobster tacos! Heck, try anything...you can't go wrong!!!

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Thank Judyalean
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Always a satisfying smile. Fresh ingredients lovingly and knowingly prepared. Crab quesadillas when they have them great!

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Thank PatriciaHT
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Based on the reviews we took a day trip to El El Frigoles. Yes it is Cal Tex in Maine and some of the dishes were unique like my spicy lobster taco. Beans and rice were good and my husband's Carne Asada burrito was good but not quite up to all the hoopla. If you are in the area yes... More 

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Thank Kathleen N
Brooklin, Maine
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

We have visited El El Frijoles (LL Bean) several times and have not been disappointed. The food is tasty and hot and prices right. They have a large play area for children so bring the kids. You can also bring your own adult beverages and sit indoors or at one of the many outdoor table. Mike and Michelle have a... More 

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Thank themainehideaway
Hampden, Maine
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38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

We decided to take a drive and visit some new country. I had wanted to try El El Frijoles since seeing it on a News story on Local TV. The setting was nice and for 11 AM on a weekday the place became quite busy. The food was fresh and tasty if somewhat over priced. The corn on the cob... More 

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Thank Samuel N
Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We visit Maine often. Great state, great people. Wanted to try this local small eatery off the beaten path for yrs. Only 25 mins from the hustle and commercial hub of Ellsworth/Bar Habor , the drive takes you to the scenic Penobscot peninsula past blueberry fields and overlooks. Quaint setting among locals, fresh farmed salsa, salads, and best iced coffee... More 

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Thank Louise D
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

Family run. Literally (as they say on their website) "a take-out joint in a barn in the woods". There is seating inside for about 8. But outside they have picnic tables for kids and adults! And also a little covered area for those rainy days. Just...bring bug spray. Please. You'll thank me later. The food is phenomenal. I adored the... More 

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Thank Elizabeth C
Durham, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

This is a clever restaurant run by creative, clever people. No, its not super spicy hot Mexican food, but its a blend of typical Mexican dishes with local crab, lobster, smoked salmon and fresh greens. All very healthy stuff. Space to eat inside or outside. And they recycle and compost respectably, too. Like Maine, this is Mexican food the way... More 

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Thank Bob A
Blue Hill, Maine
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

El El Frijoles is a gem on the Blue Hill peninsula. Situated in a converted barn, this restaurant combines great food, family dining (which is mostly outdoor seating, at least when its above 40 degrees anyway) local ingredients (when available) and genuine Maine hospitality. The husband and wife team that run the show are just about the nicest people you... More 

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Thank Nutbrownmama
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60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

If you are up for a California/Mexican treat. look no further. The staff is friendly, the atmosphere relaxed and the food yummy. Try ALL the sauces. I love the burrito's and the mexican iced drinks.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 15
Cuisine
Mexican, International, Healthy
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Wednesday
11:00 - 19:00
Thursday
11:00 - 19:00
Friday
11:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 41 Caterpillar Hill Rd, Sargentville, Sedgwick, ME 04673-2464
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Sedgwick  >  Sargentville
  • Phone Number: +1 207-359-2486
Description
El El Frijoles, Mexican Food is a California-Style Taqueria in a converted barn in the woods. We serve delicious mexican food made from the freshest, local and organic ingredients, in a fantastic family-friendly environment. We are open all year, but if you are coming in the off-season, you should probably call us or at least check our website/FB page to see if we are open!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?