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Huge burritos! Great value and always delicious
Really everything is so good here, my absolute favorite restaurant in Portland! (And really probably all of Maine). The chicken burrito is my favorite, but I also love the green Chile and cheese tamales. I can't say enough good things about El Corazon!
I absolutely love the papusas at el Corazon! It's the only menu item that I order, actually (aside from the chips of course). I like the cheese that comes sprinkled on top and the sides of sour cream and guacamole that come with it as well. Two make a perfect meal.
Shrimp Burrito, Queso Fundido, and churros My wife and I have been eating El Corazon burritos since the food truck first opened around 6 or 7 years ago. Ever since our first burritos from the truck, we have been hooked. They are hands down the best burritos that we have ever had, and that's not without trying to taste as many burritos as we can. While we are no longer located in Portland, we were excited that they opened a restaurant a couple of years ago and we eat there just about every time that we are in town. I'm pretty sure that we've tried just about every other Mexican restaurant in Portland and this is THE best Normally I get the chicken or carnitas burrito, but this time I ventured a little and got the shrimp burrito. I was a little worried that there would be just a few shrimp but I was very happy and will certainly get it again. In addition to the amazing food, the owners and staff are incredibly friendly and helpful and make us feel at home. We will certainly be back again soon!
El Corazon is a staple Mexican restaurant in Portland. The bad homre burrito is the best, spiciest burrito in town. Happy hour specials like a margarita pitcher of draft Pacifico make the perfect pairing!!
This is one of the best deals in Portland! Not only does it feed 4 people with leftovers, but everything on it is fantastic.
The shrimp tacos were some of the best I have ever had. The seasoning on the shrimp and the sauce on the tacos was the perfect amount of savor and spice. Would highly recommend trying these out
Love that pupusas are offered! So delicious and hard to find other places
This is a delicious meal, as is everything else on the menu! Don't question the fact that it is goat, I had never eaten goat either! Best Mexican food in Portland!!
Totally authentic. We order these in bulk every Christmas to share with friends. Either flavor is delicious. It's hard to eat just one. Or two.
The veggie burrito is the best I've ever had. All the flavors of the quality ingredients meld together until its hard to recognize a single flavor. Rather every bite is a unified, hearty, and warm total delight of the senses.
Everything on the Menu is delicious! Since moving back to New England after living in California for 10 years, It has been extremely hard finding good Mexican food. This place does nothing wrong.
My Mexican hubby and I just moved from Fort Worth to Portland, and needless to say, we're pretty particular about our Mexican food. I am very happy (and surprised) to say that this is some of the best menudo I've ever had (in Maine! Who would have thought?!) The meat was so tender, and the broth had a great complex flavor. They didn't forget the cilantro and cebolla on the side either. I can't wait to go back and try the posole too!
This is one of my go to places and it never disappoints. Great food no matter what you get. The fried green tomato tacos are outstanding! Good drinks too! I would highly recommend this place!
I really enjoy the Pollo Asado Burrito. I can taste how fresh the ingredients are and it's a really good size-large but not over-the top. Part of me wants to try and save some for later but I usually end up eating the entire burrito.
Wow wow and once again, WOW! Luis and I came to Portland from New York for a vacation this past year and we were blown away by this absolutely delicious restaurant. Portland is known for its food and when we saw there was a Mexican restaurant here we knew we had to try it. We are from Puebla, Mexico and hold Mexican food very near and dear to our hearts. To be honest, we initially did not have high expectations for this restaurant and assumed it would be 'fake' Mexican food since there are not many Mexicans in Portland. BOY WERE WE SURPRISED. El Corazón Restaurante is by far the best Mexican food that we have tried in the United States! For our four day stay in Portland, we ended up coming back twice. The fried green tomato (tomatillo) tacos are so innovative and absolutely delicious, I could not get enough! The salsa that they put on top of the taco brought it together beautifully and created such a rich flavor. Luis had the tacos de suadero and love love loved them! He said that the meat was cooked beautifully. Reading the restaurant's history on the menu was so touching and made the meal ever so much more special. The reason I actually came on this website today was to show a friend where she needs to go for her upcoming trip to Portland. El Corazón is a MUST! All in all, we absolutely enjoyed the food at el corazon and can't wait to go back to Portland and get some more!
Very delicious! The french fries add an amazing twist.
Best Chili Rellenos I've ever had! The pepper was complex and smokey. The cheeses were delicate and oozing. So good!
I really would love to reciter margaritas (you'll regret it getting a pitcher).. but that wasn't a category..... The best Mexican food around. The ambiance is nice and the staff are lovely!
The fish burrito is the best I have ever had! The combination of rice, beans, fish and the pink sauce is absolutely delicious. The best I've ever had.
El Corazon is my favorite mexican restaurant. I first discovered their food truck when it used to often be at Rising Tide Brewery on Saturday afternoons, and loved it! You had to get there early, as the food was usually sold out in a couple hours. Now that they've opened a restaurant, I can be assured of getting my favorite every time, which is their Polo Asado (chicken) Burrito with added grilled jalapenos. It is simply awesome. The Pork Belly Torta is pretty fantastic too!
My husband and I drove down from Augusta to have dinner at El Corazon on January 11. I had the fish burrito and as always it did not disappoint. The coleslaw and chipotle aioli are a perfect combination to bring out the flavor of the fried fish in the burrito. If you imbibe, I would recommend the Lola margarita to go along with your meal. We are so happy that they opened up this restaurant in Portland. Before that we always made sure to visit their food truck when we spent a day in Portland.
The carnitas tostadas are my go to order at El Corazon. This dish is consistently delicious and refreshingly light. Add a tecate with lime and you can't go wrong. El Corazon is our favorite spot to eat in Portland!
The happy hour is such a great deal with some amazing food. Love the tacos and margaritas! The view of the square makes it a perfect spot to people watch.
By far my favorite Mexican restaurant in the Portland area. The chicken suisas never disappoint! The holiday drinks right now are fantastic, I tried the spiced apple cider (comes iced) and the sangria. The staff are also so friendly!
Bad Hombre is definitely a go-to item. Love the queso Fundito as well.
This was a delicious dish! We eyeballed it as another patron devoured theirs. Also, it was mentioned as a popular item by the bartender. The verdict? No regrets. Flavorful, comforting, great portion. I took a box home, but let's not kid ourselves... I couldn't save it for lunch the next day; I ate it as soon as I was home.
Spicy and delicious. We order this every single time we come in, regardless of how many other dishes we are getting or how many people are in our party. It reminds me of the seafood cocktails I've had in Mexico. So good!
California burrito = da bomb. Fast, friendly staff. Also the churros are awesome
I have had just about everything on their menu and it is all delicious. I exceptionally love their fish Burritos/tacos. They have the best Mexican food in all of Maine
Soft and moist tortilla, nice big pieces of chicken, and a killer hot salsa.
I've been to El Corazon twice. Both times I ordered the grilled corn and it was so good that I decided to just order two on my next visit. I can't express how tasty it is. AND it's a full ear of corn, not the middle with the ends cut out. It doesn't leave you wanting! I also ordered the chicken chimichanga and it was the best chimichanga I have ever had. About the size of a burrito, super crispy on the outside, delicious!
Delicious appetizer with a little bit of spice - highly recommend!
The lingua tacos are the best and their menudo is killer. Best Mexican food in Maine.
Amazing! The lamb was melt-in-your-mouth tender, and so flavorful! The complex rich, thick, sauce was mind-blowing even by itself. Totally worth the extra cost... and the slightly longer prep time. Might be the best lamb dish I've ever had, of any style.
Great chimichangas and delicious cocktails!
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