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Mexican Cafe

$$ - $$$Mexican,
609 Melvin Ave, Annapolis, MD 21401-1325
+1 410-626-1520
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Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
609 Melvin Ave, Annapolis, MD 21401-1325
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

I had the stuffed avocado and quesadillas were delicious. The orange crush margarita was horrible and made with very cheap tequila. The hostess told us to sit anywhere once we got seated we were asked to move because we didn't have enough people to sit...More

Thank Jess L
Reviewed 27 January 2018

We used to eat at the Mexican Cafe all of the time. The food was never great! It was about the atmosphere and the margarita's. Since they moved to Melvin Ave the food has generally gotten worse. Last night was the end... Margarita tasted like...More

Thank Michael21401
Reviewed 2 December 2017

As usual the stuffed avocado was delicious. Margarita are good. The salsa is not what I remember.. it was disappointing.

Thank sailndive
Reviewed 17 November 2017

I live in Annapolis and was invited by my mother, who also lives in Annapolis. She found this restaurant on a restaurant coupon website, and we went for a Saturday night dinner. The food was very good, I really liked the salsa, and I could...More

Thank Anthony L
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

I go here once a week and I always enjoy their food. The prices are reasonable and the staff is friendly. It's very simple but clean authentic Mexican food. It beats all those chain Mexican restaurants.

Thank Jacob012586
Reviewed 12 October 2017

A Very Nice Dining Experience! Met an acquaintance the Mexican Café about 6:45PM on a Taco Tuesday. Parking on the lot was a bit of a challenge as the lot is rather small. There is ample parking on the street within a very short walking...More

Thank Smit-tee
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

The place reeks when you walk in. The chips were stale and my margarita was so weak it tasted like ice water. We did not even eat because of the stench. The table and bench were sticky. The waitress was nice, but did a poor...More

1  Thank Margaret G
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Top notch mexican fare. I have passed this place 1,000 times but never stopped in. I am glad I did! Best Margarita I have ever drained. Two is the limit for sure. Food is authentic mexican and it is awesome.

Thank adventurefamily05
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Good food, good quantity, friendly staff, atmosphere not that great, parking inside and on street also available for free, good location.

Thank Rekha C
Reviewed 6 March 2017 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 AM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 AM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 AM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 AM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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