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Mad Mex

$$ - $$$
Central Oakland
Mexican, Southwestern
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370 Atwood St, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-4026
+1 412-681-5656
11:00 - 02:00
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Columbus, Ohio
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153 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

I went to Pitt so love visiting the off the beaten path places to eat...they have great, fresh Mexican food, lots of vegetarian options as well as fantastic pork. The guac is fresh, margaritas are plentiful...great for lunch or dinner.

Thank jenadove
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Having not been to the Oakland location in a decade (We moved to South Florida) it was a trip down memory lane. Thankfully those memories were just as we remembered them, and I gotta give credit where it's due. Anthony from Erie is honestly one of the best servers we've ever had. His calm demeanor, attentiveness, and impeccable timing was... More 

Thank John P
Estados Unidos
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101 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

My first time at Mad Mex. My friends told me about a seasonal dish they called the "Gobblerito", which they characterized as being "a complete Thanksgiving Dinner in a burrito". There were three of us, and all three ordered the Gobblerito (with "extra gravy" on the side). As advertised, it was a very big burrito with turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes,... More 

Thank ArgentineTraveller6
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Mad Mex has excellent food. Don't go here expecting authentic Mexican though! Lots of options for vegetarians and vegans as well as the traditional carne asadas and meat lover foods. The decor is cool and the energy is always high. Cocktails are good.

Thank Jastreich
Pennsylvania, USA
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100 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

No, it's definitely not traditional Tex Mex and that's what we liked about it. Nachos, mahi tacos and chicken tacos were great with really fresh ingredients. The margaritas were also good. Yes, I too thought the "jersey chips" (aka waffle fries) with a spicy cheese salsa were a little strange and would've rather stick with the tortilla chips and salsa... More 

Thank beachfamilyusa
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2016

Food was ok, Tried couple of vegetarian options and did not enjoy. Fajita's generally work well for kids who can make up burritos and help them selves but didn't like it( too much of mushrooms and way too saute'ed). I Tried the enchilada's and didn't bother to finish. Service was great !

Thank S G
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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2 reviews
Reviewed 21 December 2015

Really delicious, authentic Mexican food! The atmosphere was fun and casual! Was not there at night but looks like it would be a great place to hang out with friends!

Thank LaurieLawson
Knoxville, Tennessee
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1,001 reviews
649 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 265 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2015 via mobile

We called in our order and we were told 10 minutes. We were told to go to the bar and wait when we came in and had to wait a while to get our food because the bar was busy and our food was sitting there the whole time. It is very cramped and very loud. A typical college hangout.... More 

Thank SmurfySmurfette80
Round Rock, Texas
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83 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2015 via mobile

Umm......Strange menu. Tofu??? Waffle fries??? salads???Pittsburgh salad?????? At a Mexican place????? The Tex Mex food I had was bland and flavorless. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, I have ate at Mad Mex in the past, and it was a more straight forward menu. I have been in Texas too long now and understand what Mexican food really is. I am... More 

Thank Michael B
Pittsburgh, PA
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40 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2015

I'm a Pittsburgh native and have been to Mad Mex many times; mostly the Cranberry and North Hills locations. And...the good is just not good. The bar is good. It's got a fun vibe. I can see why people might like it for those reasons. But despite the imaginative names of the dishes, the food is nasty, often to the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 370 Atwood St, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-4026
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh>  > Central Oakland
  • Neighbourhood: Central Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 412-681-5656

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