It can’t be all lobster all the time, but good thing there are places like Quiero to break up the barrage of seafood. This Latin cafe serves baked sweet and savory empanadas, tamales, Cubanos, and Colombian hot dogs, just to name a few of the best things at this restaurant and bar. Their quick counter service means more time to check things off your Portland to-do list too, like heading across the street to the historic district and Western Promenade or the Portland Museum of Art. Also an option: just taking a seat in one of their indoor booths or on the front deck to relax and people watch for a few hours.

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The 22 Best Restaurants In Portland, ME

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