Lunch at LocoCocos

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Looking for a place to eat away from the craziness of the Kittery outlets? Head south on Route 1 into Kittery, then east on Route 103 for some fine Cali-Mexican fare. Loco Cocos Tacos will be on the left. You have two choices, a fast-foodish, order-at-the-counter place with plentiful seating or the new Cantina, with seating either at the bar or at about a half-dozen high-top tables, both served by an able and amiable bartender. It’s all bright and cheerful and spotless.

Despite the name, there’s plenty more offered here than tacos, and there’s a kids’ menu, too.

We ordered two fish tacos ($3.75 each) and a chile rellno burrito ($7.95); both were delicious. There’s a help-yourself salsa bar. And the limeade is very refreshing (there’s a full bar, too, and quite an extensive Margarita selection). It all makes a nice break from the craziness of Kittery’s outlets, especially during the holidays, and the prices are reasonable (no tourist strip markup).

Oh, and afterwards, swing over to Cacao Chocolates for divine truffles. Mmmmmm.