4 Chaplin St, Waterville, ME | Directions 0490144.557378 -69.630059
Mon. 5am - 8pm;Tue. - Thu. 11am - 8pm;Fri. - Sat. 11am - 9pm;Sun. 5pm - 8pm
Fairly Authentic Cuisine – I've Lived in Maine for most of my life with the exception of about ten years that I lived in San Diego, CA. During that thime I spent a lot of time in Mexico and had plenty of opportunity to sample authentic Mexican cuisine. I have to say that the cuisine here is pretty authentic. It is prepared and served just as I have had it on Mazatlan or Ensenada. I too was a little taken aback by the very negative review by HereinAlbion. I think that some "medium" sized women may have been a little too heavily influenced by the fast food style mexican that you get in most places. We really enjoy eating here a few times a year and would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a good meal and a good margarita. I happen to know that they are made fresh, as is all of the food here! (For those of you searching for real Mexican in Waterville, don't be tempted by Cancun...I couldn't even eat the food...just saying...)
Best Mexican you'll find in this state – IN RESPONSE TO HEREINALBION
I was looking online for a number to call Buen Apetito to talk to them about lactose intolerant options for my grandfather when I noticed Hereinalbions negative review of the restaurant. I can't explain how offended I felt reading that review. I can only imagine some sort of blood-feud being the cause of such a review. I am a frequent traveler and have partial residence in Oceanside, California. I have also visited Mexico several times for both recreational purposes and business surgery trips. There are very few Mexican restaurants in the area, and I've toured many in search of a culturally authentic meal. The bottom line of the matter is that Buen Apetito is incredibly delicious and authentic. I have eaten there many, many times, and I'm going to eat there tonight. Truly, could it have been a review of the new restaurant also in Waterville, Cancun? That restaurant would fit Hereinalbion's description. I really hope that nobody chooses not to go to Buen because they read that review. Hopefully I can steer them back into the Buen's doors. Go have a meal and watch one of Railroad's movies right next door. Seriously, it's all fantastic. Also - Their margaritas are incredible.
One of the Worst! – This restaurant is terrible! Another reviewer stated that they had to loosen their belt, as the portions were large. That was not my experience. I ordered 3 cheese enchiladas. You would think that the enchiladas would be large and filled, right? Not so! They were the size of 3 very small tacos and there was only a tiny, tiny amount of cheese in each one. It was microwaved and rubbery. Honestly, I tasted no cheese and only the rubbery texture of 3 very small tacos. That is not how you make enchiladas! On the side, I had some VERY overcooked, mushy rice (that, too, had zero flavor), and some refried beans that looked like someone literally stomped on them with their shoes. They had little flavor and I have to say, store bought refried beans from the grocery store, in a can, taste better! I am not kidding! The margarita I had was also premixed and not fresh. The waitress went in the back after taking my drink order and came out only seconds later, which obviously means a premix (you know, you can buy those yourself - you just dump it into a glass). Um, I can have that at home! Actually, I don't. I now make my own Mexican dishes at home, and they are fresh and delicious! After leaving Buen Apetito, I was annoyed and felt so hungry. The portions were extremely small. I actually had to go home and make dinner - I was that hungry! It was as though I hadn't eaten (and I'm a medium sized woman). My husband had a burrito and, while it was a little better than my meal, it tasted closer to a Big Mac than it did Mexican. I honestly don't think the owners of the restaurants have a clue as to what Mexican is. At least the name is accurate...Buen Apetito - you WILL leave with an appetite. Please don't waste your money here. Find a different restaurant or just make good Mexican at home. I've eaten at many different Mexican restaurants (even one close to Mexico), and this is, by far, one of the worst!
Best Mexican Ever.... – For real authentic mexican food you must stop in to Buen Apetito, hidden away in Watervilles abstract Railroad Square Cinema, Buen Apetito offers an array of authetic Mexican dishes choose a full course, daily lunch specials or from Ala Cart. Dished up by authetic mexican chefs this food is a a delight your palate will not want to miss. Each meal is started off with homemade torilla chips and their homemade salsas. Each dish is usually accompanied by refried beans and a serving of rice. You will not leave hungry. Infact you may need to loose your belt a few notches.
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