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XYZ Restaurant

) #11 of 23 Restaurants in Southwest Harbor ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Mexican
80 Seawall Rd, end of Bennett Lane, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4024
+1 207-244-5221
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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Mexican
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LOCATION
80 Seawall Rd, end of Bennett Lane, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4024
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Nice people and good food The short rib is out of this world! Get a shot of tequila spicy Fantastic! Must spot stop when on MDI.

Thank Ken G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We at dinner at XYZ. Not your average TexMex offerings. Authentic Mexican food prepared very well. Margaritas were excellent. Good service. In a bit of a quirky location up a gravel road, but a very nice find.

Thank Bluewing789
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

XYZ is a find--authentic Mexican cuisine hidden in the woods on an island in Maine. When you walk in the door, you feel like you've entered another world of colors and music and delicious food. I love the cold avocado soup. It is refreshing and...More

Thank BlurLikeSotong
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The avocado soup was excellent. A bit of heat.. But it was all green.. A lime peel curl or a dollop of whipped cream would have enhanced the presentation greatly. I wish there were alternatives to black beans and plain white rice, neither are my...More

Thank kgass
Reviewed 19 September 2016

It is certainly worth leaving the beaten path to find this restaurant, for some really good Mexican food. The starters we tried were very good--the queso fundido w/ chorizo and the spicy pepper strips in cream were very good, and the shrimp cocktail with avocado...More

Thank Sara K
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Some of us loved it, some were horrified. The restaurant wasn't at fault and they tried their best to accommodate the non-spice eaters in our party, without success. The beef dishes were amazing, the appetizers great. Could take a pass on the oxtail next time...More

2  Thank Buck B
mexveritas, Owner at XYZ Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2016

XYZ is a Mexican restaurant serving Mexican food. If one is horrified by Mexican food then please do not come to a Mexican restaurant. There are of course options for the spice adverse but this diner dismissed them all, was condescending, and extremely rude.

Reviewed 1 September 2016

I don't ever order a margarita in a restaurant except at XYZ; everywhere else they taste artificial and full of syrupy mixer. The food is fresh and fine and there is always the option to opt for the comfort of a tried and true favorite...More

1  Thank Tellurian
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Depending on what how you lean, you'll either like this place a lot or just find it okay. The queso fundido, for example, is mostly chorizo, not mostly cheese. So if you like that, you'll love the queso fundido. Really nice presentation of dishes. A...More

1  Thank profcritic1
mexveritas, Owner at XYZ Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2016

ah the queso fundido, our most popular appetizer for 23 years, We make 50 lbs of chorizo every week. While yes it is true that in Mexico,queso fundido is about the cheese one should also bear in mind that the cheese available here in the...More

Reviewed 23 August 2016

Food was wonderful! Drinks Fantastic! Service was Fabulous! One thing to remember, this is Yucatan, not Tex Mex. Don't expect Salsa and Chips, but do expect a great margarita! You need reservations.

1  Thank Erin R
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is a must go place to go when I have some time in SW Harbor. Been around forever and the owner really gets what she tries to do there right. Not a huge menu but that's OK because there is still a lot of...More

Thank DalenM782
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 30
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
05:30 - 21:00
Monday
05:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
05:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
05:30 - 21:00
Thursday
05:30 - 21:00
Friday
05:30 - 21:00
Saturday
05:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 80 Seawall Rd, end of Bennett Lane, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4024
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Southwest Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-244-5221
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