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51R Main St, Maynard, MA 01754-2507
+1 978-298-5302
10:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 22:00
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Maynard, MA
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

El Huipil is run by a local family all of Mexican descent. They are very friendly and very involved in the community. Their food is wonderful. Service is typically very fast unless it is a very busy night. Prices are mid-range. The atmosphere is homey, bright and cheery. The place is often packed on Friday and Saturday nights. My husband... More 

Thank JeffandCatherine
Sudbury, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Food is good . We always enjoy the tacos. Busy spot and owner tries hard to please his customers The meal chile rellanos is always ton our list and the food is always fresh and home made . Their home Made hot sauce is really good!

Thank traveling_dining
Maynard, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

We hv been to el huipil twice the first time we had a very good meal . We decided to go again the food was very greasy just didn't look as if any care was put into the meal , the food didn't taste right . 4 hours after we ate the whole family got sick . We will never... More 

Thank Karen B
Stow, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

I decided to take a chance on a burrito for lunch here and it was really quite good. I'm a sucker for the burrito's at Anna's and they're a tough act to follow but El Huipil can go toe to toe for flavor and quality no problem. I know I'll be back to get my Mex fix soon because this... More 

Thank Ron E
Bolton, Massachusetts
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

Don't miss the guacamole, which is superb, but everything else is great too. Nothing fancy, but they do basic Mexican food very nicely

Thank Lindaqvx195
Level Contributor
17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Carnitas burrito and chicken mole are my go-tos, and I like them here. I'm no Mexican food authority. I can't speak to other's perceived notions of "authenticity", but the carnitas is nuggets of crispy, slightly salty goodness. They can get pretty busy at peak hours so plan ahead. There's not much room to wait for a table.

Thank Snidelys4
Level Contributor
29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

I had low expectations as I am not a Mexican food lover....no longer. We had excellent meals. The chicken mole was the best ever! The shrimp burrito was fresh and delicious. The Mango Marguerita was so yummy. Live music by a talented guitarist/singer added to the experience. We will be going back!

Thank Barbara M
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

El Huipil keeps getting better and better. The food is consistently good, with great Carne Asada and tacos al Pastor. It's a la cart, with guacamole, cheese, sour cream, and beans extra which is a bit annoying. You must ask for it when your order. The food tastes great though, and definitely has deep flavors that can't be found at... More 

Thank Claire N
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

Love El Huipil: tastiest Mexican food in Boston's Northwestern suburbs. We eat here often & even sometimes plan outings that cut through Maynard to have a delicious meal here. Yes, it's that good. Casual, friendly, lots of menu choices. Opens early & late (for this area) — and stays open between traditional lunch and dinner times, which is very convenient... More 

1 Thank JuneOfBoston
Stow, Massachusetts
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122 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

Second visit to this restaurant. The downtown Maynard location is convenient, has parking, very modest dinner meal pricing. Decided to try take-out. It was supper time so 15 minutes to ready was excellent. I do like Mexican food has eaten at chains and private restaurants in multiple states. Ordered two Chicken Enchilada dinners and was very disappointed with the quality... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 51R Main St, Maynard, MA 01754-2507
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Maynard
  • Phone Number: +1 978-298-5302

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