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the mexican

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19 Da Gama, Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
12:00 - 22:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tasty, big portions and not expensive. The chimmingas are extremely tasty and the presentation of the food makes the whole eating experience that much nicer. It was not busy when I went. But looks like it can become quite festive when busy.

Thank Stanley L
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good Bar/Restaurant, efficient service and friendly helpful staff. Reasonable prices if you in a party mode!

Thank Jenny B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

The resturant i on The first floor facing da game street you enter through the a sidestreet going towards the ocean. The food was lovely everything was homemade and thats is not allways the rule, so a big thumps up for that. I had the chimichanga starter and a burrito main. Both dishes where a good size and tasted how... More 

Thank Morten Kaas I
Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

popped in for lunch only to be the only ones there. Can't for the life of me understand why? Maybe it was the week day or early bird scenario. Service was on point and the meals will make the sun shine on any given day. they were also very accommodating with kids. Absolutely worth a visit.

Thank markrsa80
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

We were ten people and although very busy in December the staff arranged a seating for us. The place has a nice vibe and we had a very good waiter. Nice Mexican food. Just needs an aircon!

Thank Rudolph L
Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Empty and kind of hidden restaurant but food was very tasty and for a nice price. We enjoyed our lunch!

Thank Klaris1991
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Popped in to the Mexican for lunch. The staff are friendly and happy to suggest some of the popular meals and combos. Drinks were also good. Be sure to make a reservation for dinner as this place gets packed quickly. Cash or card payments are accepted.

Thank Corne C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

We visited the restaurant as a family and felt welcome. The bar man and the drinks were good. The waitress was excellent and could help us with a selection from the menu. We had a platter of Mexican food and it was good! Dessert was also very nice.

Thank 1968hrj
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

...but pretty bad for food and friendly service. The food is mainly deep fried and tasteless. There are much nicer places for nice food. And the waitresses were not friendly as you're used to in SA.

Thank TimoHAJ
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We were warmly greeted when we stopped by for drinks and snacks. We went back later in the holiday for dinner. The food was brilliant. We went in the week I think the bar and restaurant would be very lively at the weekends.

Thank Posey2ps

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Da Gama, Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Eastern Cape  >  Jeffreys Bay
  • Phone Number: 0422932966

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?