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El Rayo Taqueria

Menu

ANTOJITOS (APPETIZERS)
$3.95
Golden Jet Pineapple
on a stick dusted with chile powder, salt & lime
$7.95
Fundido
warm cheese dip with cilantro, rajas & your choice of mushrooms or housemade chorizo. Served with corn chips
$4.95
Mexico City Style Corn on the Cob
basted with chipotle mayonnaise & dusted with cotija cheese
$4.95
Papas Fritas
fried Maine potatoes drizzled with garlic aioli
$4.95
Fried Plantains
with chipotle mayo
$7.5
*Corn-Jalapenos Friters
with jalapenos jelly
$4.95
Daily Soup
$1.5
W/ salsa $3.95
W/ guacamole $5.95
W/ salsa & guacamole $8.95
Chips
Cheese Nachos $4.95
with chorizo, shredded pork, grilled chicken, ground beef, or steak. $7.95
GRANDE add $4.95
Nachos
Turn your nachos into a GRANDE meal by adding guacamole, shredded lettuce, housemade crema, radishes, pickled jalapeños, cilantro & taquerera salsa add $4.95
TACOS
all tacos served on corn tortillas warmed on the griddle and garnished with fresh cilantro
$4.5
Pescado
grilled achiote seasoned fish fillet, sliced avocado, chipotle mayo & crunchy veggie slaw
$4.25
Al Carbon
char grilled chicken with pico de gallo salsa, cotija cheese, shredded lettuce & radish
$4.25
Bbq Pulled Pork
with coleslaw, cotija cheese & red onion escabeche
$4.95
Carne Asada
grilled steak, rajas, pico de gallo, shredded lettuce & lime
$4.25
Al Pastor
slow braised pork with grilled pineapple salsita & shredded lettuce
$4.25
Seta
portobello & crimini mushrooms, monterey jack cheese, crema, rajas, grilled corn salsa & shredded lettuce
$4.25
Crispy Taco Americano
seasoned ground beef & pico de gallo salsa in a crispy taco shell topped with cotija cheese & shredded lettuce
$3.95
Frijoles
organic black beans & monterey jack cheese with pico de gallo salsa & shredded lettuce
$4.95
Fried Shrimp
fried shrimp, lime cilantro remoulade, lettuce & red onion escabeche
$11.95
Taco Plate
choice of any two tacos served with rice, organic black beans topped with cream, cotija & cilantro
CLASSIC BURRITOS*
served on a flour tortilla
$9.75
Pollo
citrus & cumin marinated chicken, rice, organic black beans, jack cheese, crema, with guacamole & smokey chipotle-tomato sauce
$9.95
Yucatán
grilled achiote seasoned fish fillet, crunchy veggie slaw, avocado, jack cheese, rice (no beans & no crema), our famous chipotle mayo & cilantro
$9.75
Carnitas
slow braised pork, rice, organic black beans, jack cheese, crema, rajas & ranchero sauce
$9.95
Bistec
grilled steak, rice, organic black beans, jack cheese, crema, rajas & ranchero sauce
$9.25
Champiñón
portobello & crimini mushrooms,rice, organic black beans, jack cheese, crema, rajas & grilled corn salsa
$8.95
Frijoles
organic black beans,rice, jack cheese, crema, rajas, taquerera salsa, shredded lettuce & cilantro
$9.95
Americano
seasoned ground beef, rice, jack & cotija cheese, crema, pico de gallo, lettuce & crushed tortilla strips
SPECIALTY BURRITOS*
served on a flour tortilla, not available as $5 burritos or burrito boxes.
$13.95
Fried Scollop
fried shrimp, rice, jack cheese, crunchy veggie slaw, pico de gallo, avocado, lime-cilantro remoulaude & cilantro
$12.95
Fried Shrimp
fried shrimp, rice, jack & cotija cheese, crunchy veggie slaw, avocado, lime-cilantro remoulaude & cilantro
$11.95
California
grilled steak, rice, jack cheese, crema, papas fritas, pico de gallo, guacamole, scallions & pickled jalapenos
QUESADILLAS*
all natural flour tortilla filled with monterey jack cheese & crisped on the griddle. Served with pico de gallo salsa. add rajas to any quesadilla $1.95
$6.95
Cheese
$7.95
Cheese & Bean
$9.95
Grilled Steak
$8.95
Seasoned Ground Beef
$8.5
Braised Mushrooms
$8.95
Shredded Pork
$8.95
Char Grilled Chicken
$8.95
Housemade Chorizo
ENSALADAS (SALADS)
Turn your salad into a meal with grilled chicken, grilled steak or fish add $4
$9.95
Vaquero Salad
spicy spring mix greens, avocado, sliced beets, chili dusted walnuts, goat cheese & a blood orange vinaigrette
$9.95
Fiesta Salad
romaine lettuce, red onion escabeche, jicama, sweet peppers, corn, tomatoes, cilantro, pepitas & radish. Garnished with avocado, chips with melted cheese
$4.95
Side Salad
romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers & agave vinaigrette
RICE & BEAN BOWLS
topped with housemade crema fresca, cotija cheese, cilantro, shredded lettuce & radish
$8.95
Frijoles
organic black beans, rajas, house salsa
$9.95
Bistec
grilled steak, rajas & ranchero sauce
$9.75
Pollo
grilled chicken with smokey chipotle-tomato sauce & avocado
$9.95
Pescado
grilled achiote seasoned fish fillet, coleslaw, avocado & chipotle mayo
$9.75
Carnitas
our slow braised pork, caramelized onions & ranchero sauce
$9.25
Champiñón
portobello & crimini mushrooms, rajas & grilled corn salsa
PARA LOS NINOS (KIDS MENU)
for little children - made with an 8" flour tortilla
$3.95
With Chicken, Ground Beef, or Black Beans $4.95
Cheese Quesadilla*
$3.95
With Chicken or Ground Beef $4.95
Bean, Cheese & Rice Burrito*
$3.95
Ground Beef & Jack Cheese Taco
crispy or soft shell
$3.95
Pineapple Skewers
$3.25
Housemade Apple Sauce
ACOMPANAR (SIDES)
$3.95
Rice & Beans
with crema fresca, cilantro & cotija cheese
$1.5
Corn Chips
$0.75
$1.5
House Pickled Jalapeños
$4.5
Guacamole
$1.0
$2.0
Crema Fresca
3 for $1.5
Warm Corn Tortillas
3 for $1.5
Warm Flour Tortillas*
$1.5
Red Onion Escabeche
SALSAS
Small $1.25
Large $2.5
Pico De Gallo Salsa
Small $1.25
Large $2.5
Taquerera Salsa
Small $1.25
Large $2.5
Grilled Pineapple Salsita
About
Mexican food made with fresh ingredients and locally sourced whenever possible. Our recipes come from several regions in Mexico including Yucatan, Oaxaca, and Sonora. Almost everything on our menu is made entirely from scratch.
PRICE RANGE
US$11 - US$30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 18 December 2018 via mobile

My wife and I stopped on a recent Tuesday night, and I’m delighted to say that our meal was wonderful. The Taco’s, fresh and on point. (We sampled several) The service, spot on. Desserts? Oh, yes. Chocolate cake and Key Lime Pie! Nice to see...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank WineLoversinMaine
Reviewed 16 December 2018

El Rayo is not complicated. The menu has basic tacos, burritos, quesadillas, and some other plates that I haven't tried yet. Drinks are very good, and everything is reasonably priced. And the service is good, and fast. No, no free chips, but it's still worth...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Membermaine07
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

Always like to pop by here on way home from our Maine trips, since prices are reasonable as compared to most places around here and the service always attentive. The drink choices are also plentiful. I only bummer is that you pay for chips/salsa and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank kjturgeon
Reviewed 17 October 2018

Very rainy afternoon so pulled off Rte one for our second visit here. Promptly seated and the server immediately brought iced water!!Plus point. Ordered two craft beers that were also promptly delivered icy cold. Both of us ordered burritos- one Pollo and one Pulled Pork....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Tricia K
Reviewed 14 October 2018

We ate at El Rayo while in Scarborough last week. In the past, we've enjoyed this restaurant for it's tacos, salad bowls, etc. This time, I ordered the combo plate of tacos, chicken, fish and beef. I was very disappointed, as was my husband with...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

Good service. Reasonable prices. The Yucatán burrito is a fish burrito that is excellent. The beers are among my favorites with multiple local options — Portland Pale by Lone Pine and Funky Bow’s IPA. Both very good. Will be back!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank MaineGlobeTrotters
Reviewed 3 October 2018

This place has all the Mexican stuff, tacos, burritos, enchiladas etc. It also has a good selection of Mexican beers and is very kid friendly.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank laurencer466
Reviewed 24 September 2018

I like good Mexican food, I was pleasantly surprised to find good Mexican food in Maine of all places lol The staff where friendly, food was great, Hot and fast! I would say go and enjoy a meal here!!!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Robert E
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

The outside seating was quite delightful even on a hot day, and well behaved dogs can accompany you on the patio. We selected a daily/weekly special quesadilla that was generous in portion and flavor. They also accommodated a substitution from the menu (scallops for shrimp)...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Blondiexo
Reviewed 27 August 2018

We stopped in after a day trip to Funtown in Saco. First impression was the restaurant was clean and had a nice ambiance. We sat outside on their patio and had a very attentive and friendly server. My toddler fell asleep and there was enough...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Shelbs97
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