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Mexican Cafe

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609 Melvin Ave, Annapolis, MD 21401-1325
+1 410-626-1520
11:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 10:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 10:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Lake Forest, Illinois
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If busy means good, the this place is great! Very popular, reasonable prices, friendly service, and great margaritas. Worth the wait!

Thank 577gordonj
New Orleans, Louisiana
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49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Mexican Cafe has been an institution in Annapolis for years. It has good Mexican food at a reasonable price. My absolute favorite is the avocado salad with shrimp. Last night my friends ordered it on my recommendation and the male friend didn't even finish the huge serving. In nice weather you can dine al fresco on the nice patio with... More 

Thank Laurie219
Annapolis, Maryland
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

We pass by this restaurant often while visiting Great Harvest Bread Company and finally decided to stop in. I purchased a Groupon for $11 for a $20 meal while in the parking lot. An overwhelming smell of mildew hits your nose when you walk in the door. The server was knowledgeable and friendly and brought us chips and salsa while... More 

Thank InThePassengerSeat
Arnold, Maryland
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51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Waited a few days for our stomachs to settle before posting. Should have heeded the poor reviews this place gets, and shouldn't have stayed (esp. upon noting a lollipop bowl in the foyer). After being ignored for 45 minutes standing freezing (a two-seat bench in the doorway is the waiting area), we were placed at a dark, tiny, sticky table... More 

1 Thank 1000mL
Crofton, Maryland
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109 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Went to this Cafe for lunch with my wife. The menu looked good with various options, however, I was disappointed with the "Mini Chimichangas". Sounded good with four small chimichangas each with various meats but they were dry and lacked any flavor. Basically the meat wrapped in the tortilla and not much else. My wife's Chicken Quesedilla was better but... More 

Thank Alan M
Annapolis, Maryland
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

I ordered carne asada. The only sides were rice or beans and the huge pile of peppers and onions the meat was served on. No guacamole, no pico de gallo, no sour cream! My husband ordered the shrimp fajitas. Same thing - rice or beans and a huge pile of peppers and onions. No other toppings! The shrimp still had... More 

Thank jhemler
Towson, Maryland
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

My parents and I decided to go have dinner here one night. We wanted a table outside, as the weather was nice. The service was absolutely awful. It took a long time to get our drinks. Once we ordered, the food also took too long. My mom is a vegetarian and ordered a dish from the menu that was without... More 

Thank Ruthiecake
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Restaurant was less than half full and still the service was terrible. We rarely saw our server and we had to ask multiple times where our food was. The food quality was good . The condition of the restaurant was not good; broken ceiling fans and showing wear. It's nothing like the old location.

Thank Rob B
Annapolis, Maryland
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Went to Mexican cafe for a party. It was hot inside and their ceilings fans were broken. We ordered drinks which took awhile to come. Nachos tasted stale, salsa didnt taste fresh and cheese dip tasted right out of a can. The place looks neglected and dirty. We tried to get another drink and couldnt find our waiter.We finally gave... More 

Thank nancy l
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

We have come here for years, and while we love the margaritas, the food quality has declined. Tonight it took over an hour to be served (very unusual and crowd had thinned), and some entrees were extremely salty. Be cautious before you come for a meal.

Thank LeslieJaseph

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Television
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 10:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 10:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 10:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 609 Melvin Ave, Annapolis, MD 21401-1325
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Annapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 410-626-1520
Welcome to The Mexican Cafe, where you never know whether the fiesta will be on our beautiful outside deck or in our colorful dining room! The Mexican Cafe is the place in Annapolis to enjoy our delicious world famous margaritas, a wide variety of imported and domestic cervezas, and traditional award-winning Mexican food. We have something for everyone on our menu including gluten-free and vegetarian options.

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