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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” (69 reviews)
“nachos” (77 reviews)
“churros” (22 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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Reviewed 10 July 2018

Decided to take our last meal of our holidays here & so glad we did. Turned up without booking & we were gladly squeezed in. Staff were polite & friendly. food was served promptly & looked & tasted amazing. this place is Must if you...More

Thank Matt P
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

We found a discount voucher in our holiday flat so decided to give this restaurant a try. We hadn't booked but they fitted us in and served us very quickly but without the sense that we were being rushed. We had main courses and desert...More

Thank mrsmagpie2018
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

We went down for a family treat Lovely place.food was good.friendly staff.good friendly place to eat.would recommend booking in advance

Thank Tina N
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

This is definitely somewhere to visit if you’re in St Ives. We didn’t expect to find authentic Mexican food here and we make a point now of visiting if we’re in St Ives. A good range of food including specials and vegetarian and generous portions....More

Thank Bindu A
Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

I visited here with my girlfriend during a long weekend staying in St Ives. While on the trip, we visited a number of restaurants in the town and this was by far my favourite. I had the grande burrito and I could not fault it,...More

Thank Silvar1237
Reviewed 3 July 2018

My partner and I have a lovely lunch at this restaurant earlier this month. We are both vegan, however my partner has some (odd!) dietary requirements due to allergies. We phoned them before arriving and asked if they would be able to cater for us,...More

Thank Biggiepip
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

Friendly and relaxed this offers nononsense good tasty food. GF is also catered for although the chicken mex no longer has a GF option which is a shame. We shared a potatoe shell with cheese and bacon starter and for mains the cancun from the...More

Thank JayneHTB
Reviewed 1 July 2018

Brilliant staff, no visit to St Ives is complete without a night at The Mex. Nachos and Fajitas are firm favourites and never disappoint. Any fans of Nacho Libre will love the kids self-colour luchador masks.

Thank KTHopkins
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

This is the second time we have visited The Mex and we were not disappointed. Right from the start this business showed flexibility in allowing us to book a later eating time. The food was simply amazing and was made to order meaning extra spice...More

Thank ExeterCords
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Have eaten at the Mex loads of times, each time is as equally as good . Fab food, super service. Defiantly worth a visit.

Thank rossi46582017
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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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, 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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