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The Mex

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3 Gabriel Street, St Ives TR26 2LU, England
+44 1736 797658
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17:30 - 23:00
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Mon - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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Exeter
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious Burrito Cancun filled with chicken, chorizo and avocado, fab ribs and chicken in bbq sauce, a bottle of decent house red and churros to share - all for just under £50. Fantastic food at a fantastic price. What made the night even better was the great service from both the waiter and waitress - they were both lovely and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good value and well cooked. The specials are very good. They do half portions at reduced price which is welcome as portions are quite generous. The wines were good, but seemed to lack a very full bodied red which is what I like with spicy food. We will come again.

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St Ives, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely excellent meal with family last night. The Mex is really quite small but benefits from lively Mexican themed decoration, colour scheme and background music. The front of house team couldn't have been more friendly or helpful, we felt like old friends from the moment we arrived. The food was absolutely lovely and very reasonably priced.

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Thank MelJPotter
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best to book as small place and crowded. Food very nice - chilli nice and tasty. Tables and place appears clean. Good choice on menu. Meatballs starter very good - would order again. The only downfall was the taller waitress was a bit sharp with me once and it was obvious that she did not want to be there. The... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the second time we have been here and it didn't disappoint (again!). Great portions, lovely cosy and relaxed atmosphere and great selection. This time we had steak fajitas and the special which was a chicken burrito with immense additions! On Both visits we had a brilliant waiter (sorry, cannot remember name).... he works so hard and really adds... More 

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Thank Lau_Jonboy
Bristol
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked on the same day . Fantastic welcome from one of the waitresses who talked us through the portion sizes. The ambience was lovely, with no more than 9 tables in total. The food was of fantastic quality and we didn't feel rushed. We really enjoyed the fajitas. I'm still salivating about it now! Will definitely go back next... More 

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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We prebooked a table fortunately as several groups were turned away. Small restaurant with great atmosphere and tasty large portions ,we couldn't manage a pudding . Staff and service very friendly

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Thank Milkmaid42
Bolton
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

O m g! Fabulous tasty food, so good and very filling. Turn up for a table without booking and be prepared to be told to return later. The staff are brilliant and the chefs continually produce fabulous dishes with great flavours. Please don't ever change!

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Thank Janet S
Bristol, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We chose to dine in the Mex because my partner went there 19 years ago and enjoyed eating there. It's a very vibrant place, helpful staff and tasty Mexican style food. Good value for money.

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Thank Ingrid L
St Ives, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

fab food , well presented large portions , the margaritas the best in town, the lady that took our order was lovely, but the other lady could do with a bit of decorum in customer care ,especially when she asked us to how long we would be and to hurry as they had another booking for the table , we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 24
Cuisine
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
17:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 23:00
Thursday
17:30 - 23:00
Friday
17:30 - 23:00
Saturday
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Gabriel Street, St Ives TR26 2LU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 797658

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Truro, United Kingdom
6 months ago
Stourbridge, United Kingdom

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?