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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” (71 reviews)
“nachos” (78 reviews)
“churros” (23 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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61 - 70 of 789 reviews

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
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

Excellent food, fab restaurant- but unfortunately really small and difficult to get into. Please expand!

Thank Jakmac28
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

First of all if you want to eat here you MUST book a table first, it's only a small restaurant so get in while you can. We booked over the phone as we didn't want to miss out eating here after reading the reviews. We...More

Thank Chappo07
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

Apart from loving the music, friendly staff, generous portions and delicious food this restaurant excelled themselves catering for my gluten free boy on a recent school trip with a bunch of 13 yr olds. One of our boys in particular cannot have any cross contamination...More

Thank Msfitangelah
Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

Booked by my wife as a birthday treat, very enjoyable, small and personal, well looked after. Tucked away from the centre but easy to find, spicy menu with alternatives, but you are going to a Mexican, so make the most of it.

Thank Richard D
Reviewed 22 June 2018

Scouted this place out before my trip to St Ives and I'm glad I pursued. The food tasted amazing and was well presented. We went for multiple plates because the menu looked great so we had to try as much as we could. If I'm...More

Thank Sam L
Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

Excellent food, excellent service, excellent margaritas. Enjoyed the Burrito Cancun and nachos with churros for desert. Highly recommend. Booking was necessary.

Thank Jon C
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
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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