Serves meat, vegan options available. Mexican restaurant offering vegan grilled veggie burritos and tacos. Open Wed-Sat 11:00am-7:00pm. Winter hours may vary.

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7 Reviews

First Review by Astrid_Maine


Points +32

30 Aug 2022

Cute, vegan-friendly place

What an adorable spot, I wish we had time to eat there. The outdoor dining area is so charming, its wooded and there's s screened in area w string lights. We checked ahead, and they were able to make very yummy vegan veggie burritos for us. Good chips and homemade salsa, too. The staff was super friendly and funny too :)
If you're in the area you will find there aren't that many dining options at all, nevermind vegan so this is a really great find!



Points +88

11 Sep 2021

Best burrito!

There isn't a vegan burrito on the menu, but they were happy to make them for us. Friendly staff; I don't like cilantro so they let me know which salsa (homemade!) contained it so I could swap it for another. The burrito was absolutely delicious, with beans, rice, chard, squash, onions, peppers, and the aforementioned salsa. It does get very busy. We were there on a weekday afternoon the parking lot was full.

Updated from previous review on 2021-09-11


Points +45

02 Aug 2020

Best damn burrito In New England

When you are island hopping and visiting those small out of the way places you are always grateful to have a vegan option but I didn’t expect to find the best burritos I’ve ever had at this small little local hangout. And they have vegan desserts! They capped a great day in a great natural setting.

Friendly folks, great food and they grow their own veggies.

Pros: Home made and amazing tortillas. Vegan macaroons!, Fresh veggies grown on site, Outside eating and covered screened area

Cons: The dinning is all outside (COVID sucks)

Sarah P

Points +8374

12 Jul 2019

love this little place

It was so easy to order vegan, the staff and customers were all so friendly, and the outdoor and screened seating options were all so fun. There was a tofu burrito special the day we ate here, and easily made it into a vegan bowl. I love the salsa bar!

Pros: easy vegan ordering, delicious & filling, fresh salsa bar


Points +62

29 Jun 2019

Vegan friendly, off the beaten path

After visiting the area many times, we finally stopped in at El El Frijoles (a fantastic pun on L.L. Bean, a couple of hours down the road). So glad we did. We found it on the BringFido app, and it is indeed dog friendly. A nice outdoor eating area, and screened in dining area (not sure if that's dog friendly).
When I said to the man behind the counter "I'm Vegan" he cheerfully pointed out they are HappyCow approved (vegan options), and said there were no animal products lurking in the rice or beans. So nice not to have to explain what vegan is!
All of the staff were super friendly. The food was good too! Hubby had chicken nachos (he's an omni), and I had the roasted seasonal veggie burrito: summer squash, zucchini, red pepper and red onion, black beans, rice and salsa. Very tasty. The have a lime-marinated cabbage salad which sounds great for our next visit.
Tried the Horchata, a homemade Mexican-style rice and almond drink, with vanilla and cinnamon. Refreshing.
Their chocolate dipped homemade vegan macaroons were the clincher. Oh, so good! I bought one after placing my order, and had already eaten it before my lunch! Talked with the chef/co-owner about her recipe (complete with aquafaba), and proceeded to get 4 more for the road. :-D

Pros: Vegan options, fresh/locally-sourced when possible, Friendly staff, dog-friendly outdoor dining area, Vegan chocolate-dipped coconut macaroons!

Cons: Would be great to have one-two more vegan options,, Tho they would probably alter any item to make it , vegan if you asked!


Points +78

24 Aug 2018

Favorite vegan place in the area

This place never disappoints! Their food is delicious and fresh and the owners are super friendly. While there is nothing explicitly vegan on the menu, they will know exactly what you’re talking about if you ask for a vegan burrito, taco, or bowl.

Pros: Quick service, Indoor & outdoor seating

Cons: Can get super busy around mealtimes


Points +181

30 Jun 2018

Best Mexican food far and wide

El El Frijoles (a pun for LL Bean), is a small, family run Mexican restaurant off the beaten path on the Maine coast. It is very popular with omnivores, but what makes it great is that the vegan options are fantastic! Tasty, fresh, original, locally sourced, never boring. My husband and I love to stop by for vegan tacos (three homemade corn tacos with roasted seasonal veggies, guacamole, slaw, rice, black beans), unlimited homemade salsa with different spiciness, not overly sweet horchata (rice and cinnamon drink) or a variety of iced teas. The desserts are usually vegan cookies, macaroons or sorbet. Not to miss if you are in the area!

Pros: Super tasty , Homemade , Very friendly

Cons: Also serves meat

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