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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%
Travellers talk about
“burrito” (67 reviews)
“nachos” (70 reviews)
“churros” (19 reviews)
Closes in 6 min
17:30 - 21:30 Hours
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
3 Gabriel Street, St Ives TR26 2LU, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited over the weekend and after phoning up on the day we arrived they were able to squeeze my girlfriend and i in. Very smwll venue so you do need to book a table in advance but my god the food is good!! Would recommend...More

Thank James C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great vibe however the food was plain no seasoning or spice. Perfect for a an easy eat however I wouldn't go back as I think you could easily cook to this standard at home.

Thank Ebat1984
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had received recommendations from locals and so arrived as the doors opened. Though it was fully booked they squeezed us in. The VEGETABLE FAJITAS dish was fantastic, fresh and full of flavours, and the YUCATAN BURRITO was also good, but not as texturally interesting...More

Thank FrankieDudecote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After reading all the reviews we couldn’t not eat here. We ordered chicken wings and nachos to start. Nachos were very disappointing after reading the reviews. Nachos weren’t fresh, salsa was not fresh, guacamole was not fresh. For a Mexican you would expect them to...More

Thank Hannahdavidson1992
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was excellent and the staff were so friendly and very welcoming to out 2 lively little girls who got a Mexican mask to colour in. Will defiantly go back next year.

Thank Miriam H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love Mexican food; who doesn't? But the quality does vary - unless you go to the Mex in St Ives. Over the years I have visited this little gem the food has never been anything other than excellent. And the cocktails are great too!...More

Thank NBrylkaMee
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ordered the special - ‘chicken & chorizo burrito’... absolutely beautiful, fresh ingredients, perfectly and pleasantly spiced. Good service and lovely ambience. Really good portion size, relieved that we didn’t order the nachos to start too!! (And yes, we have good appetites!) Will most definitely be...More

Thank r333syy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked the Mex for early on a Tuesday eve during the Easter holidays as we were staying in St Ives for a few days and I’m extremely glad we did. It was packed at 6pm and for very good reason. The decor is super...More

Thank jobotte
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked the day before due to St Ives being particularly busy and some of the higher rated establishments being booked up quickly. The friendly staff and owner made this meal very enjoyable and allowed for a relaxed dining experience. The nacho starter was very good...More

Thank AJohnsonUk
Reviewed 1 week ago

First ate here last weekend as a group of seven and was that impressed we booked again for Thursday. Both meals were great. Delicious authentic food, attentive service in a warm cosy atmosphere. Advise booking in advance.

Thank paulcr7
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Questions & Answers
12 May 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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!
18 March 2016|
Response from Tony P |
I hope they don't allow dogs...that would put me off 😂😂
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$27
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
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
  • E-mail
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