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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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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
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 

1 Thank Pat I
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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!

4 Thank Susan L
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank Kimnmaine
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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!

3 Thank Jennifer D
Winslow, Maine
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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.

3 Thank Kathy J
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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!

4 Thank Michelle W

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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
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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?