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South of The Border Restaurant

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997 Sabattus St, Lewiston, ME 04240-3320
+1 207-783-6015
11:00 - 21:00
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We went for lunch and found the food pretty good. Wife had the enchiladas and she said it was very tasty. I had fish and chips. Fish was lightly battered, not greasy, and home cut fries were great. Will go again on our next visit to Calais.

Thank Wayne L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

It was very good. Plenty of cheese and enchilada sauce. Raw onions are also added. You can ask for hot or mild as well. Very filling and satisfying. I love this place!

Thank Bonnie L
Bowdoinham, Maine
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91 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

These are your basic ground beef tacos (& enchiladas & tostadas & quesadillas) served with fresh lettuce tomato and good salsa. On special four for $4.95 when we visited. Be sure to order a side of yummy guacamole to kick it up a notch. Round it out with a bottle of Dos Equis. Decor is clean & attractive. A new... More 

Thank RCE0910
Ormond Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

Very good burritos at a fair price. A little less filling than I remembered. But still very good. Been there for years. I would return if back in town.

Thank Tommysmimi
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

I live next door and I won't go. Been there a few times when I 1st moved here, Yuc! I would never consider this to be authentic, or tex-mex for that matter. You might as well go to taco bell.

Thank Steve P
Lewiston, Maine
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60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

Have been going here for years, not real often but still fairly regularly. My daughter and I have both been disappointed the last few times, so there was reluctance on my part in going back tonight. Nothing bad, but just did not have the taste we hoped for - bland. Well, tonight turned our heads - three of us all... More 

Thank John L
New England, North Dakota
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71 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2014

After reading reviews and people saying this is genuine Mexican food, I thought I'd give it a chance. Mistake! It reminded me of what a school cafeteria might serve on Mexican food day. Nachos were a neatly lined ONE layer of chips on a small paper plate, covered in canned cheese, and terrible hamburger. That's why it's so affordable. There's... More 

1 Thank Twokidsonedog
hebron maine
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59 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2013 via mobile

The smells from the kitchen where very interesting. Things cooking on an open stove. I tried there burrito special very fresh and pleasantly surprised. The fresh salsa is available to take home. It looks like a whole in the wall from the outside but worth stopping in no Liquor licsense. I will visit again good value for your money. Burrito... More 

1 Thank rosario1968
Lewiston, Maine
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2013

I am new to the area and have yet to find a great Mexican restaurant around here. South of the Border sounded promising but was nothing but a big disappointment. The refried beans were disgusting, the "hot" sauce tasted more like marinara sauce than salsa, and the entirety of our meal was extremely bland and tasteless. Needless to say, we... More 

1 Thank Brianne D
Livermore Falls, Maine
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2012

Good Mexican food is difficult to find in Maine. It's impossible at 'South of the border'. I ordered the enchilada dinner. I got raw tasting corn tortillas wrapped around unseasoned, dry hamburger with a sprinkle of cheese and a few bits of raw chopped onion on top. There was not even a hint of enchilada sauce. We were given what... More 

1 Thank NutMegSLG

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
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Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 997 Sabattus St, Lewiston, ME 04240-3320
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Lewiston
  • Phone Number: +1 207-783-6015

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