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Taco Escobarr

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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548 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3310
+1 207-541-9097
08:30 - 23:30
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Mon - Fri 08:30 - 23:30
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 01:00
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here for a quick bite with the wife. Nachos were really good! Saved us a couple dollars by not upselling us on a drink. Didn't have a dinner plate so comment on those.

Thank Kirk J
Killington, Vermont
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129 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

All 4 of us loved this place! The atmosphere is festive. Love the chili pepper string lights on the ceiling, the day of the dead art on the walls and the comic book wallpaper in the bathroom! The infused tequilas are fantastic (highly recommend the pineapple poblano tequila). Everyone at the table had something different and we all loved our... More 

Thank pickytravellers2
Carmel, Indiana
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87 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had been shopping and wanted lunch. Someone mentioned this restaurant and we decided to eat there. It has a funky and happy atmosphere. Hundreds of chili lights on the ceiling. They were busy, but our service was good. Margaritas were great and the food was very good. Stayed quite awhile and never felt rushed to leave. Walking distance from... More 

Thank linda c
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had a smothered burrito....delicious!!! Great drinks and atmosphere. I definitely be back in the future.

Thank LaRae A
Boston, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quick place to stop for lunch if you're exploring Portland. Not the crazy waits that you can experience at some of the more popular places. Solid mexican food.

Thank Sophia P
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Early dinner out at Taco Escobar. First visit for myself,daughter and beau had been several times. St Patrick's day bar packed,dining as well, greeted by an awesome hostess 15minute wait offered drinks while we waited, got a great booth in 15min or less, tremendous server, wish I had asked her name to include here, Guacamole and chips and salsa all... More 

Thank Susancara
Chesterfield, New Jersey
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117 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

On a short business overnight trip, my hotel recommended Taco Escobar for really good cheap eats and a good bar scene. Taco Escobar definitely has not only those, but a great local atmosphere as well. I visited recently with 2 colleagues. We started with a pitcher of beer, chips and salsa, and a plate of wings. The chips and salsa... More 

Thank FlyGuy12
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

I have gone to this hole in the wall a dozen times now. Every time I go, I enjoy it a little bit more. It's nothing fancy (its' clean and decorated for fun) but the staff is so nice and the food is great.

Thank tyandow
Sanford, ME
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188 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

After a lousy experience at another Portland Mexican restaurant, dropped by here and loved it. Friendly service, unique margarita infusions and fresh Mexican choices made this a great choice. Certainly a younger crowd but as an older couple we were still made to feel comfortable and at home. Highly recommend the jalapeño infused margarita! Our meal was a combo of... More 

Thank CarlGagnon
2 reviews
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

We had a fantastic time when we visited Portland and made sure to go a second time to Taco Escobar. It is busy and a small restaurant and you may have to wait for a table but it is worth it! Large selection of choices. And great margaritas!

Thank Louisa L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 01:00
08:30 - 23:30
08:30 - 23:30
08:30 - 23:30
08:30 - 23:30
08:30 - 23:30
09:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 548 Congress St, Portland, ME 04101-3310
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-541-9097

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