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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” (77 reviews)
“nachos” (81 reviews)
“churros” (24 reviews)
Open Now
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 12 August 2018 via mobile

Visited for the second time on our holiday - service was excellent especially considering how busy they were. They make everything fresh so catering to our vegan diets was easy and extremely tasty. We were both full but still kept eating as it was too...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Grainnecurzon
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

'TA' spot on the money, as ever. Menu, ambience, kitchen and front of house all on top form, a gorgeous Saturday Supper to celebrate our birthdays. A huge 'thanks and well done' to the whole crew. Recommended !

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank c9ckl
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Came here a couple of years ago and was that impressed had to return. Second visit and wasn’t disappointed. They do a set menu (min of 2 people) and it’s delicious and great value. Shout out to the staff too who are very friendly. See...More

Date of visit: August 2018
2  Thank F6388WKmattb
Reviewed 5 August 2018

If you like Mexican food you HAVE to go here. The food was scrumptious. Service very kind. Food made with love... A treasure

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Tara B
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

This is the best Mexican that I have ever been to. We are a family of 4 who booked to have an evening meal. This is a fantastic place to eat. Food is out of this world. You have to book as you will not...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank lowey180
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Visited on holiday as a family of three and booked in advance from experience. Start to finish was fantastic, service from very polite attentive staff to the food which was top drawer. Some nice eateries in St Ives and this place will hold its own...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank stokiestevieg
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Went in Saturday night to have a birthday meal! Opted for the set menu which was excellent value. Nachos very good, plenty of salsa cheese guacamole and sour cream :) Combo plate full of really tasty food :) definitely enough to share - tho 3...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Ozzy12342014
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

First up, make sure you book, especially during holiday season! People were being turned away. This is a small, cosy restaurant (hence the need to book), with cheerful decor. There is a great buzz to the place. Friendly, efficient staff. The food is excellent and...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank 299cathyd
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

We visited the next on our first night in st Ives. Food was tasty and well priced. Service was slow as the place was busy and felt very “intimate” as the restaurant itself is tiny. Would recommend for Authentic Mexican food.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Nathwraith
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

Done a last minute booking for here on the way past. What a good choice it was too! I must say this was THE best Mexican I've had for a number of years - I would highly recommend the Combo Dip to start (nachos with...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank Dave P
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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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