Authentic Mexican in southern Maine - Locally Sourced!
At El Rayo we are committed to flavorful and healthy cooking. We go to great lengths scouring the region for the highest quality produce and other ingredients. During the summertime, we use up to 20 cases of locally grown tomatoes and we will order 200 pounds of sustainable pollock every week. Our fish tacos are well-loved for a reason!
Aside from the jalapenos we preserve ourselves, cans and jars are rare in the El Rayo kitchen. Our kitchen staff spends their days chopping, dicing, marinating, braising, and simmering. Take a look at our menus, and don't forget to sign up for our specials by email.
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We are located at 245 U.S. Route 1 in Scarborough (207) 494-1000. Our new Portland location is now open for breakfast, lunch, & dinner at 26 Free Street (207) 789-TACO.
The karma and ambiance are excellent: colorful, lively, festive, informal, and the retro-cool factor is pretty high. You'll enjoy yourself!