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Buen Apetito

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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4 Chaplin St, Waterville, ME 04901-5543
+1 207-861-4649
16:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Mon 17:00 - 20:00
Tue - Thu 16:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Kiawah Island, South Carolina
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301 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been here a few times and find the food good , but not outstanding. Service was prompt and the selections are varied. Margaritas were well done. Prices were medium range. We opted for Entomatadas and Tostadas. When you compare this food to New York or Boston it's fair. For local fair it's not bad at all.

Thank sadler8613
Fairfield, Maine
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I are regulars here. I have always wanted to try the burger, but usually don't. Last night I finally tried it. It's nothing fancy. BUT. It was mildly seasoned. I had it with cheese and lettuce, and added the mango salsa. I added black beans and rice as sides. Very juicy and tender. This is better than... More 

Thank porkslapgirl
Bonn, Germany
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282 reviews
246 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A night out in central Maine offers a limited variety of restaurant options, and we decided on some sort of southwestern/Mexican fare. On the positive, Buen Appetito's chips and salsa are very good, but our meals were not of equivalent quality. The chicken, regardless of the entree, was overcooked, tough, and string, the beans were without any flavor, and the... More 

Thank LopingianTravels
Waterville, Maine
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I wanted to try a new restaurant in town and decided to come here. The food here was far from authentic and extremely bland. Nothing had any spice and the salsa tasted like watered down tomato paste. The restaurant its self is extremely awkward and tight, they weren't even busy and we could hear everyone conversations. The... More 

Thank samanthatclark
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49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Visit this facility only if you desire authentic Mexican fare. Pleasant environment and decor with a Mexican menu that is not only authentic but sure to be a repeat and certainly will be memorable.

Thank airehead2
Augusta, Maine
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Great place! The food was delicious, served hot and with a smile. The wait staff had a genuine welcoming attitude. I would go again and again!

Thank DeniseOnTheWay
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

This is a great restaurant for real Mexican food. Everything is made fresh in the kitchen - for real. The nachos were outstanding....get the small (they're wicked large). Also ordered the desarodo fajitas. Best fajitas I've ever had. I'm coming back again and again. No more margaritas for this guy. Speaking of margaritas, my wife said they were superb.

2 Thank McGovWorks
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

great food, good service, fun setting - what more can you ask for. Nice that it's so close to railroad square - easy place to grab dinner before a movie.

1 Thank William V
Sidney, Maine
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Our first visit was very enjoyable. The wait time was quoted as 30-45 but was actually almost an hour. But the time passed since we eventually got a seat at the bar. Margaritas were delist and the bartender was very engaging. Our server was pleasant efficient and very knowledgeable about the menus, in other words she got a 25% tip.... More 

1 Thank Pat I
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

My family's favorite restaurant for celebrating. Great food,drinks and wait staff. Sit back and grab a pitcher of margaritas!

4 Thank Susan L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
16:00 - 20:00
16:00 - 20:00
16:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Chaplin St, Waterville, ME 04901-5543
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Waterville
  • Phone Number: +1 207-861-4649

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?