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XYZ Restaurant

80 Seawall Rd, end of Bennett Lane, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4024
+1 207-244-5221
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“chili” (11 reviews)
“queso fundido” (7 reviews)
“short ribs” (6 reviews)
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80 Seawall Rd, end of Bennett Lane, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4024
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Reviewed 24 September 2017

The food was very well prepared and tasty. I missed the chips. Bread and salsa were brought to the table. Ask for a corn tortilla if you prefer corn or you will get flour. And the corn tortillas did not taste like they are made...More

Thank pincupot
Reviewed 23 September 2017

We enjoyed a nice dinner with attentive service. Reservation highly recommended. Started with Margaritas, which were very good. Rather than chips and dip, they service fresh bread and dip, really enjoyed the green dip. Started with Tongue appetizer that was excellent and large enough to...More

Thank B R
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

We went to XYZ on Sunday night and we hope to go back our last night of vacation- it was such a festive, delicious meal! We started with a delicately flavored warm crab casserole appetizer, followed by the best chili rellenos I've ever eaten and...More

Thank Alleycat427
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Four of us went for dinner. We all shared an appetizer that we thoroughly enjoyed. All "plates" are $26.00 with about 6-7 choices. I had the Cochintos pork with beans. The definite winner was the Costilla, a slow roasted beef short rib. Pleasant staff and...More

Thank Rardogrick
Reviewed 9 August 2017

The best Margaritas in town..this is not your typical taco bell type food..it is very well prepared, complex and authentic. Reservations only..if they are booked ask for a seat at the bar.

Thank Peg I
Reviewed 8 August 2017

XYZ is a family project. Husband cooks. Wife runs the front of the house. Authentic Mexican menu beautifully executed. Divinely inspired margaritas. Friendly and competent staff. On Mt. Desert Island off the coast of Maine. No Tex-Mex foolery. The real deal.

Thank adr167
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Nice people and good food The short rib is out of this world! Get a shot of tequila spicy Fantastic! Must spot stop when on MDI.

Thank Ken G
Reviewed 30 June 2017

We at dinner at XYZ. Not your average TexMex offerings. Authentic Mexican food prepared very well. Margaritas were excellent. Good service. In a bit of a quirky location up a gravel road, but a very nice find.

Thank Bluewing789
Reviewed 30 June 2017

XYZ is a find--authentic Mexican cuisine hidden in the woods on an island in Maine. When you walk in the door, you feel like you've entered another world of colors and music and delicious food. I love the cold avocado soup. It is refreshing and...More

Thank BlurLikeSotong
Reviewed 25 June 2017

The avocado soup was excellent. A bit of heat.. But it was all green.. A lime peel curl or a dollop of whipped cream would have enhanced the presentation greatly. I wish there were alternatives to black beans and plain white rice, neither are my...More

Thank kgass
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:30 AM - 9:00 PM
5:30 AM - 9:00 PM
5:30 AM - 9:00 PM
5:30 AM - 9:00 PM
5:30 AM - 9:00 PM
5:30 AM - 9:00 PM
5:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 80 Seawall Rd, end of Bennett Lane, Southwest Harbor, Mount Desert Island, ME 04679-4024
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  DownEast and Acadia Maine  >  Mount Desert Island  >  Southwest Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 207-244-5221
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