I bet you already have an idea in your mind on which spot this might be, because I know I did. It's also one of my favorites, so I'm glad it's getting the recognition it deserves.

Everybody (in Portland at least), knows exactly what restaurant you're talking about when you see these legendary lights:

Taco Escobarr in Portland, Maine, represents the entire state of Maine on this national list of the best mexican restaurants in every state, according to 247wallst.com.

This is how they describe the spot:

"This is one of the few places in the Northeast that serves San Antonio-style puffy tacos (the tortillas are deep-fried raw so they balloon up), as well as the more conventional soft and crispy varieties. Three meat fillings, two seafood choices, and two vegetarian ones are available (the latter including avocado slices fried in panko breading). Beyond tacos, Yelp reviewers have reported that “the chipotle sweet potato taquitos…were perfect,” the El Nino nachos were “stacked high with chips and tons of toppings,” and the avocado salad “was refreshing and fulfilling.”

I'm not lying when I tell you this is my favorite little spot to come to when I'm craving a taco. It's right in downtown Portland, and despite how small the actual bar is, there's still always a chance you'll be able to find a seat at the bar. Speaking of bars, their spicy strawberry margarita is one of the best in town – put my name on it.

I also awkwardly found this photo of myself in my phone, which is now my proof that I'm not just bs-ing you:


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