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Best beach nearby? My vote is Crescent Beach in Cape Elizabeth. Does cost $4.50 per person, but you can get Maine State Park pass for $35 for one or $70 for a whole vehicle, and works at almost every state park. http://www.maine.gov/doc/parks/programs/parkpasses.html.
Counter to what I told the new interns, Margaritas is no longer offering a 20% discount to MMC employees on Mondays. Thanks to Kate for the tip.
On the bright side, I just frequented El Rayo over on York St near the bridge to SoPo, and it was excellent. It's a fun place for a cool drink - they make a mean margarita and mojito, with other fun cocktails as well - and their food is fresh and tasty. It may not be ultra-authentic or California quality, but not too shabby.
Their website didn't work for me, but check out their Urbanspoon site: http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/259/1451468/restaurant/El-Rayo-Taqueria-Portland.
Right now, I'm going with Figa on Munjoy, but Street and Company on Wharf is a close second. Thoughts? Check out my favorite website for this sort of thing: http://www.portlandfoodmap.com/
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