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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” (66 reviews)
“nachos” (71 reviews)
“churros” (17 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 yesterday

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 3 days ago

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

Thank sean c
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 leesylou
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

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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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Our family visits St Ives more then twice every year and instead off cooking we always go to a restaurant at night. This year we decided to book ahead as from past experience places can get booked up quickly and you can find it hard...More

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Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

Always enjoy our meals at The Mex and this was one was no different. Lovely margaritas, delicious starter (we had the olives and accompaniments) and fantastic main - my partner had the chilli and he really rated it, I had chicken fajitas and paid extra...More

Thank ZM88
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

Great food, drinks, staff, and ambience. Couldn't have asked for a better time. Truly authentic experience

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

Fantastic! I had chilli with rice and wedges. Other half had half chicken and ribs. Both very good. Very welcomed and we really enjoyed ourselves! Will DEFO be back. Thank you

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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$8 - US$27
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
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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