El Rayo Taqueria is Fantastic

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            A wonderful family get-a-way planned by our kids found us in a huge home on the ocean at Pine Point in Scarborough. The group included daughter Rebekah, son-in-law Patrick, and grandsons Addison and Vishal (ages 10 and 13), son Joshua, daughter-in-law Kelly and granddaughters Ada and Esme (ages 3 and 5 months) who live in Massachusetts, and daughter Hilary who flew in from Washington  DC.

            As you can imagine, it’s not easy to get all of us together so this was a very special long weekend that started on Thursday. We enjoyed beach walks at Ferry Beach and Pine Point where Ada built a fantastic sand castle. Just up the road was Scarborough Marsh, managed by our Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. We enjoyed two birding walks there, admiring all the shore birds including Great Egrets.

            While our family is blessed with great cooks, and we did enjoy some memorable feasts, we opted for one lunch out, stopping at El Rayo Taqueria on our way home from a visit to Prouts Neck and Ferry Beach. Both Hilary and Josh recommended this place, which we’d heard about but never visited.

            Well, I predict El Rayo, which also has a restaurant in Portland, will be on our regulars list from now on. Linda will tell you about the food, which was both plentiful and very tasty, but I will say that the shrimp taco was my favorite. In the menu we read that El Rayo is “committed to flavorful and healthy cooking.” Boy, was I glad to hear that my meal was healthy! And the Maine brews went well with our meals.

            But it was watching the kids excitedly enjoying their meals that most pleased me. Linda was so excited about this place that she dropped her hat in the parking lot as we left. Two days later, suspecting that’s where she left it, we stopped and the manager came out and helped her find it. Now that’s great service!


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