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Mexican Cafe

609 Melvin Ave, Annapolis, MD 21401-1325
+1 410-626-1520
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  • Excellent15%
  • Very good17%
  • Average21%
  • Poor25%
  • Terrible21%
5 Apr 2017
“good food”
23 Nov 2016
“Probably will not return”
Closed Now
All hours
$$ - $$$
609 Melvin Ave, Annapolis, MD 21401-1325
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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
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...More

Thank Laurie219
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...More

Thank InThePassengerSeat
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...More

1  Thank 1000mL
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...More

Thank Alan M
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...More

Thank jhemler
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....More

Thank Ruthiecake
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...More

Thank Rob B
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...More

Thank nancy l
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
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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.