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The Mex

3 Gabriel Street, St Ives TR26 2LU, England
+44 1736 797658
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good16%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
3 Gabriel Street, St Ives TR26 2LU, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Having read the reviews on Trip Advisor we made this our first meal when arriving in St Ives, we love Mexican food and this little place didn't disappoint. We arrived fairly early which was probably for the best as there are less than 30 seats...More

Thank Nikki H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at a hotel just up the road and The Mex was recommended by the receptionist - who said 'I've never had a bad meal there' Our experience was very good indeed great value food and no issues with obtaining gluten free options. If...More

Thank nre718
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great little place. It's a tiny resteraunt so would definitely recommend booking but it will be worth it. Fish tacos were delicious, fresh and full of flavour. Everything came out quickly even though they were full. Great service. Dont leave without a tequila...More

Thank Yumyum80
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this restaurant after reading the reviews. It's a small place but the atmosphere, food and service were fab. We usually find a restaurant that we like and visit a second time during our holiday and The Mex was the place for us. It's...More

Thank Clara_Flintstone
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We always visit this small Mexican restaurant on our holiday been coming for a few years now It’s always lovely food Highly recommended

Thank Andrea T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great local family run restaurant. Top class mexican food, good service & excellent value. Popular with local & holiday makers alike, always busy, so make sure you book.

Thank Shane A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This review isn’t a reflection on the food, which we have found on numerous occasions to be excellent. However last night we found the customer service to be poor. We turned up having booked earlier in the week to find the restaurant full and there...More

1  Thank Ross T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really tasty Mexican food in a small, friendly restaurant. A great find amongst the hundreds of restaurants in St Ives.

Thank DinoC61
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at opening time without having booked a table, the staff were super friendly and showed us to a table . We shared a veggie starter, it was so fresh and tasty and then had the days special a burrito with sweet potato chips...More

Thank Trish B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I would highly recommend coming here if you like Mexicans. I’ve been to a fair few but this is by far one of the best if not the best. It’s a quite little restaurant with loads of ambience. The waitresses were helpful and friendly. I...More

Thank Megan K
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28 June 2018|
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Response from Msfitangelah | Reviewed this property |
I'm vegetarian and had a great meal. I can't remember the full menu but the chef was there to chat with and offer you a variety of options to suit you. I would call them as they were very helpful. I hope that helps a little.
12 May 2016|
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Response from TDFtraveller | Reviewed this property |
The mex certainly does not do take away food. No real explanation for this. There's no need for one!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$25
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
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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