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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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“burrito” (77 reviews)
“nachos” (81 reviews)
“churros” (24 reviews)
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Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
3 Gabriel Street, St Ives TR26 2LU, England
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1 - 10 of 791 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

6 of us visited in January, just after New Year. The restaurant is small, so booking is recomended. The food was all superb, and portion sizes were large. We all enjoyed the evening

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 986GabrielleM
Reviewed 21 November 2018

The Mex - small and packed, a bit of a squeeze but the food was really good. We went for the Set menu as it seemed good value and a fair mix of grub rather than attempting to choose of a menu full of things...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Simon W
Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

We went there early october based on tripadvisor reviews and were disappointed. the cocktails had plenty of ice, but little tequila and the food was rather poor, ie just warm enough, but pretty tasteless. the lettuce was wilted at the edges. toilets old and worn,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank klausundjutta2009
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Excellent all around. Fish & prawns Burrito was superb. Good service & nice atmosphere. Strong recommendation.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Steve H
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

Absolutely the beat Mexican food I've had. Amazing service too! Don't be fooled by the poor quality high street restaurant chains.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Matthew S
Reviewed 11 October 2018

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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank NikkiHutchison
Reviewed 11 October 2018

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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank nre718
Reviewed 9 October 2018 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

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Yumyum80
Reviewed 8 October 2018

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

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Clara_Flintstone
Reviewed 5 October 2018 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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank andreatX5684OS
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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$24
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
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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