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El Rayo Taqueria

245 US Route 1, Scarborough, ME 04074-9525
+1 207-494-1000
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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good38%
  • Average17%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible9%
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Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish
$$ - $$$
245 US Route 1, Scarborough, ME 04074-9525
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Reviewed 1 week ago

People are always friendly, food is fresh, and delicious. the fried avocado burrito should be on the list of things to try. I get lunch here often and serve is fast, correct and always easy. Surprised its not busier than it is.

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 8 March 2018

My daughter and I had a very nice dinner here on a busy Tuesday night. We started with the grilled pineapple. What an interesting taste - sweet, spicy and salty all in one! I had the chicken burrito - the avocado in it was delicious....More

Thank E L
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Family snack to celebrate a major business purchase Just drinks and plates of chips n salsa But it was very prompt and delicious

Thank RoboMainer
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Just driving by, vacillating like we normally do trying to pick a place for dinner. This place was colorful and brightly lit - and lots of cars. We perseverated a bit but ultimately pulled a Uturn and went back - drawn like bees to a...More

1  Thank nickadillo
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Try the best house margaritas in town, and at only $5 during happy hour!! Service is quick, the staff is friendly, and the food is great. In warm weather, it’s always fun to sit outside under the umbrellas and listen to music while dining. Management...More

Thank JanetheRN
Reviewed 29 January 2018

Stopped in for lunch here the other day, and were once again impressed by the food and good service! It was truely lunchtime (which we usually avoid, but we were hungry!), and we were served very quickly. The food was really delicious and the quantity...More

Thank HK04548
Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

Taco Tuesday is awesome. Every taco is $2. Recommend the al carbon and the pulled pork taco. Parking may be tough on a Tuesday, so get there early. Service is good, just wish we were offered water with our meal. Also would have had another...More

Thank Kirk J
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Typically, we enjoy Mexican food when traveling, so we stopped by this location on a trip, because my sister in Canada does not have access to Mexican food. I personally enjoyed the tacos, though the food was nothing like any other Mexican restaurant I have...More

1  Thank rwilliams2911
Reviewed 28 December 2017

The food is tasty and reminds me of the Yucatán. The service is fast. The staff is friendly and super helpful.

Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

I've eaten here many times and recently ordered food to go. My shrimp tacos were delicious and the to go waiter was easy to work with. Bottom line, I like this neighborhood joint.

Thank ShaLouise
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$30
Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant 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
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 245 US Route 1, Scarborough, ME 04074-9525
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Scarborough
  • Phone Number: +1 207-494-1000
  • E-mail
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.
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