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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” (70 reviews)
“nachos” (74 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 4 March 2018 via mobile

During our stay in st ives at the start of February we decided to give this cute little Mexican restaurant a go on my girlfriends birthday and weren’t disappointed. Admittedly it is quite small and cosy inside but that’s fine although I would recommend booking....More

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Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

We visited this restaurant on a snowy Thursday night, when most of St Ives was closed. The Thai waitress was wonderful- friendly and a credit to the restaurant. We had the chicken salad and the quasadilla- they were fabulous, really fresh and tasty. The churros...More

Thank LondonLeslie
Reviewed 28 February 2018

One of the best Mexican restaraunts we have eaten at. Recommend the Fish Tacos and good for veggies as well.

Thank RedJock
Reviewed 19 February 2018

We visited on Friday 9 February 2018, we had booked and I am glad we did as it was full and another couple were turned away and told to come back the next night. It is very small inside and I felt a bit sorry...More

Thank burngold
Reviewed 18 February 2018

We had a nice meal here, a compact restaurant with decent Mexcian food and cheerful staff. The fish tacos were tasty and the margaritas were, too. Just what we needed on a wintery evening in February.

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Reviewed 16 February 2018

Many times I had wanted to try this place so at last I did the place is quite compact and was crowded and the meal was not the best the chips where cold my other guests food was cold and stodgy and to be honest...More

1  Thank sean c
Reviewed 10 February 2018

Service was excellent. It wasn't too expensive either. There were 6 of us, as far as I know my friends enjoyed their meals. For my hubby, he didn't feel his meal was as tasty as the last time we went. To be fair I chose...More

Thank Roleonsummer
Reviewed 3 February 2018

First time visit to this little restaurant and will definitely go back as there was a really buzzy atmosphere and the staff worked hard to keep their customers happy. Tasty food and good portions. Very good and inexpensive ale from St Ives Brewery. Need to...More

Thank Fiona C
Reviewed 30 January 2018

All food in restaurants will now be judged against this. I have given out many 5* reviews and I suspect i have been over-generous. This little restaurant in St. Ives is absolutely superb and if I could rate it higher than 5* I would. My...More

1  Thank Mark B
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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Wonderful evening to end the Christmas leave period.. great staff, nothings too much trouble.. foods amazing. And really nice and friendly atmosphere.. would definitely visit again...

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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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