Authentic Mexican in Portland, 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.
Call for Take Out!
We are located at 101 York Street, at the corner of York and High Streets in Portland. Call for take out: (207) 780-TACO - (207) 780-8226. Map it!
The karma and ambiance are excellent: colorful, lively, festive, informal, and the retro-cool factor is pretty high. You'll enjoy yourself!
Taqueria or Cantina?
What's your pleasure? El Rayo Taqueria is right next door to our sister property El Rayo Cantina - with a full bar and it's own unique menu.