There's a Mexican joint right in the heart of Portland that just keeps finding itself in the national spotlight. The trendy spot is named Taco Escobarr, and if you have never been, well, you are missing out.

Located on Congress Street in the Arts District, Taco Escobarr has been dishing out the Mexican classics and creative margaritas since opening a decade ago. It's not unusual to see lines queuing out the door nightly. Heck, it can even be a tough seat to snag at lunch, and for good reason: it's delicious.

Taco Escobarr via Facebook
Taco Escobarr via Facebook

However, this post isn't just about the food. It's also about the price of that food. And one popular website says this is where Taco Escobarr is truly second to none.

The site Cheapism decided to do a little research into budget-friendly meals at restaurants nationwide. The goal was to find the best meal for under $15. The site took reviews and recommendations from numerous sources to come up with a list of one restaurant from every state.

As you probably guessed by now, Taco Escobarr was the choice for Maine. The site noted that the majority of the menu is under $15. This includes taco plates, enchiladas, all of the appetizers, and even the massive burrito that is basically two meals in one. Taco Escobarr's budget-friendly menu truly has something for everyone.

Now, let's talk about those tacos for a second, because these beauties have received their own recognition. The popular foodie site Eater listed Taco Escobarr on a list of Maine's best places to snag tacos. That was quite a compliment for Escobarr's creative concoctions.

Taco Escobarr via Facebook
Taco Escobarr via Facebook

However, it's not just the tacos that get all of the attention. Earlier this year, the site LoveFood named Taco Escobarr the number one Mexican restaurant in the entire state. That's some pretty significant love from another respected culinary site.

This has been quite the year Taco Escobarr. The national attention just keeps rolling in. I guess this means the crew over there is doing something, or everything, right.

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