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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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Sidney, Maine
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Pat I
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

1 Thank Susan L
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We live close by, and Buen Appetito is one of our fav restaurants. I grew up in Phoenix, and miss an abundance of authentic Mexican food choices. This place has become a home away from home for us, in it's own right. They pipe in Mexican music, have great Margaritas, and plop down a basket of chips and salsa non... More 

1 Thank Kimnmaine
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Two vegetarians and two meat eaters found plenty of delicious options here. We loved the salsa and guacamole sauce that came with the complimentary chips. Couldn't have asked for a nicer, more attentive server. This is one of the best Mexican restaurant experiences we've had in a long time!

2 Thank Jennifer D
Winslow, Maine
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

I have never been disappointed by the food, however I always order either the grande beef burrito or the Carne Asiago.

2 Thank Kathy J
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Always fresh food! Fast and super friendly service. The staff knowd who you are and very quickly builds rapport with you. Oh and the margaritas...to die for!

3 Thank Michelle W
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83 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

I just love this place and my husband and I return every year when we're vacationing in the Belgrade Lakes region. You don't really expect to get good Mexican food in Maine, but here it is. We've eaten here numerous times and have never been disappointed. It's not a large dining room so you may have to wait for a... More 

2 Thank Cathrine S
Rome, Maine
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58 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

The chips were nothing special. The salsa was good. The guacamole was thin, like salad dressing. The Margerita's were ok. We got the special- fish taco's. No flavor, with some lumpy mayonaise kind of sauce. Soooo gross. We won't be going back. Not authentic mexican food.

1 Thank ms1322
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

We often have dinner here before a show or movie. We are never disappointed. The food, the salsas, the drinks and the service is always the best.

2 Thank awagner2287
Waterville, Maine
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

The bar may be low, but the food here is pleasant and well-prepared. In the same building with a movie theatre, so before showtimes you will have trouble getting in. As a result, I almost always do takeout. Which is too bad, because they serve a yummy and strong margarita.

2 Thank James H

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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, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, 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?