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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” (57 reviews)
“nachos” (62 reviews)
“tortillas” (11 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 via mobile

We came here twice whilst staying in St Ives on holiday for a week. The food was outstanding. Best food I've ever eaten, let alone best Mexican. This would definitely be my death row meal choice 😁. The place is small but didn't feel cramped....More

Thank CosmicOnion
Reviewed 4 days ago

On holiday here and went to The Mex on Sunday... Amazing! The food is fantastic, staff are friendly and attentive. I would recommend this restaurant highly

Thank Meagan E
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We loved it...fab food, great atmosphere, hugs of mojito and lovely friendly staff...book yourself a table here, you won't be disappointed!

Thank milliemum
Reviewed 6 days ago

I went to The Mex whilst on holiday in St Ives. As a vegan, I thought it might be hard to find somewhere to eat out, but after a bit of research I stumbled on this absolute GEM. The food was incredible, and came quickly....More

1  Thank Carmen L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here on our fist night in St Ives and were not disappointed. The ambience is relaxed and chilled, interrupted only by the regular entrance of deliciously smelling, smoking hot fajitas! The service was excellent and with more than enough choices on the menu,...More

1  Thank Natster22
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best Mexican I have tasted by a long way,this little gem has been here apparently for over 20 years and it shows.. The food is simply "nailed down" to perfection. The staff are well chilled but still professional. Make sure you book because this...More

1  Thank chefman186566
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you love Mexican food or simply want a fantastic meal then I can't recommend The Mex highly enough. They really know how to do great Mexican food packed full of flavour. The atmosphere was great and the staff were fantastic. They couldn't do enough...More

1  Thank Daniel G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great dinner at The Mex last night. Obviously a popular place: people kept coming in and having to be turned away. Luckily we had reserved. Service was good. Unfortunately the tables felt very sticky, but as our waitress explained, this was due to...More

Thank Rogier B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great gluten free food. Nachos gluten free and delicious. Potato skins with salsa, sour cream and guacamole excellent and gf. Main courses, burrito with chicken and pineapple, gluten free and vegetarian and a great special with chicken, advocado, and chorizo. Great mojitos too.

Thank crceg
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm a big lover of Mexican food so was really pleased to find this restaurant tucked away in St Ives. The food was great, the margaritas perfect. Next time we visit St Ives we'll definitely go back. Book ahead as it's not very big, but...More

Thank Dave P
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Questions & Answers
13 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!
19 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
USD 8 - USD 25
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
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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