Bueno Loco Restaurante

IMG_1762240 U.S. Route 1, Falmouth, ME

We love to find great happy hours located away from the hustle and bustle of downtown and at Bueno Loco we scored! Located just up Route 1 from Portland in Falmouth, Bueno Loco serves up a bounty of $5 happy hour goodness from 4-6pm Monday РFriday.

Many Mexican restaurants serve up tasty $5 margaritas during happy hour and Bueno Loco is no exception. The house margaritas are delicious, tangy and refreshing, and generously sized for happy hour special. They also have specials on a house wine and feature $3 Mexican beers if margaritas aren’t your thing.

IMG_1691Bueno Loco follows up the great drink specials with $5 select appetizers as well. Normally when a restaurant does this there are one or two items on special here there are five different $5 options you can choose from baby chimis, taquitos, chicken tacos, chicken wings, and a cheese quesadilla. So you can easily turn drinks into dinner for a very reasonable price. Portions are easy enough to share with two or more people so feel free to order one of everything!

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Instead of the customary chips and salsa provided at your table, Bueno Loco serves up jalepeno cornbread with olive oil for dipping. It’s delicious! Don’t miss out on it.

The regular fare at Bueno Loco is also delicious and worth perusing if you are considering extending your stay. Their take on Mayan Mexican cuisine sets it apart from many other Mexican establishments in the Greater Portland area and provides a different take on traditional flavors. It’s definitely not your garden variety Mexican restaurant. It has also proved to be quite a popular place in Falmouth so heading out early to catch happy hour then staying for dinner might be a sound strategy, especially on a Friday evening.

MK Kitchen

MK Kitchen recently opened in downtown Gorham. It’s an upscale restaurant with both a dinning room and a bar area. At this time they don’t have a formal happy hour in place, but last week Tuesday through Thursday they hosted a happy hour from 5:00 – 6:30. The happy hour consisted of 1/2 price cocktails and 1/2 price apps.

We were lucky enough to sneak in for a drink and a bite last week. Here is a quick snapshot of what they have to offer:

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For cocktails we tried their strawberry margarita and manhattan. Both were great, but the margarita was the clear winner, so we had another. Mk kitchen

 

We also sampled the three cheese board. It was so delicious that it was gone before a photo was taken. It was pretty, don’t worry.

The bar area was really loud because the bar space was full and there was a special party as well. It made for a lively atmosphere, but if you are looking for a date night spot you may want to sit in the dinning room.

*Pro tip: Happy hour is not listed on their website because it isn’t an regular thing to follow them on FB to get the scoop.