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“Tasty street-corner Mexican eatery”
Review of Mexicana

Mexicana
Ranked #193 of 1,669 Restaurants in Tel Aviv
Price range: USD 10 - USD 20
Cuisines: Mexican
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Mexicana is a restaurant serving ethnic Mexican food in which you can taste a variety of the dishes from an authentic Mexican kitchen as well as much more. The restaurant is characterized by a variety of Mexican tastes mixed with American-style TexMex offerings as well. On the menu you can, of course, find the usual offerings from the Mexican kitchen including: tortillas, guacamole (avocado spread), frijoles (bean spread), salsas and Mexican cooking sauces such as chipotle, mole, jalapeno and chili. The menu offers a selection of authentic fajitas, burritos, enchiladas, quesadillas and tacos for adults and a separate children's menu as well. With our menu we also offer a variety of house-special margaritas with fresh fruit. We also offer a bar to sample a variety of tequilas and special Negro Modelo beers. The restaurant is decorated in authentic Mexican style and you can see Mexican motifs all around you (Somberos on the wall, flags and weapons from the Aztec Wars). Also, the color theme comes from the ancient Mexican palate (light blue, cream and red). We play Mexican musician and the atmosphere is both pleasant and welcoming. Perfect for a romantic evening or a family evening
Reviewed 15 September 2017

We stumbled across this place more or less by accident, and decided to try it on Wednesday evening. We weren't disappointed.

I note some complaints about service, but we encountered none, perhaps because it was quite early in the evening. In fact I found the service efficient and friendly,with complimentary drinks and the offer of free top-ups when we emptied a dish.

The food is pretty standard "Mexican " fare, but it's well done and very tasty. It wasn't expensive, either.
There was some good music playing as well, which is a bit of a bonus.

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Thank RayattheBay
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Reviewed 12 September 2017

This place has good food so it's a real shame because the service COMPLETELY let's it down. The last couple of times we've been we've had petty, snobby and just highly unpleasant waitresses who ignore you without care. We asked out waitress for extra sour cream she answered 'okay' but looked bothered that we had stopped her for something (heaven forbid). We found her cleaning tables and not bothering to get us what we wanted. When we called her over again, at this point food going cold, she snapped and said 'it's already on it's way' and pulled a face as she continued to clean tables. Several minutes went by, at this point our food was cold. She put down one small pot (we asked for more than one as we were 3 diners) on the table and didn't apologise for the wait.

Note to management: Have a serious word with your 'princessah' waitresses because although they may think they are above the customer, they perhaps need a reminder that they are there to SERVE the customers and not pull faces. If they want to walk around with a sad face wearing a tiara then they can do so OFF shift.

You have as of now, lost three regular customers.

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Thank Shani C
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Reviewed 12 September 2017

Ugh! Very overpriced, worst customer service. Misleading; while wait staff tells you margaritas are unlimited when ordering overpriced food during happy hour, manager cuts you off after only 2, no discussion!! Yes, this is Tel Aviv, but wish the manager would SKIP the unwarranted "better-than-you" attitude. SKIP it. US$35 gets you blah enchiladas and "unlimited margaritas", which means 2 and no more!!! Horrific.

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Thank 688rond
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

Amazing food, and also great music! The drinks are also very good. The Argentinean server is very kind!

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Thank Juliana C
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Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Mexicana restaurant has a terrific atmosphere but can be overwhelmed by a full capacity house....it seemed to not be fully prepared for a rush crowd and service was very slow. The food though long in waiting was very good with an authentic mexican flair.

Thank lukejohn1965
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