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The Mex

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3 Gabriel Street, St Ives TR26 2LU, England
01736 797 658
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5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Dining on a budget

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  • 139
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
fantastic little restaurant

My wife and I spent the weekend down in St Ives for a wedding on the Saturday. We arrived on the Friday after a long drive and were both very hungry. The Mex was very close to our hotel and both thought it would be a nice change to have some Mexican food. We were greeted with a very friendly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
Dougie1674
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Leominster
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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225 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Leominster
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

My wife and I spent the weekend down in St Ives for a wedding on the Saturday. We arrived on the Friday after a long drive and were both very hungry. The Mex was very close to our hotel and both thought it would be a nice change to have some Mexican food. We were greeted with a very friendly... More 

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15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

After circling the whole town and checking Tripadvisor we decided on 'The Mex' we arrived around 6.45 and were the only ones there. We were greeted by a polite young chap who seated us (next to the heater which was nice) He gave us the menu and informed us there is a set menu which he recommends, food from the... More 

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Mexico City / London
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Well what can I say ( I am Mexican - probably the only one living in Cornwall btw) and their food is Tex Mex NOT Mexican. Secondly, they should be more careful about what they post on their Facebook page, you post some mean / racist jokes! Yes, we're a small community in this country but that doesn't mean you... More 

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

The food was lovely, and you get enormous portions for you money, the nachos were delicious and the combo plate was tasty with a lot of variety, fajitas were good and the deserts were AMAZING!!! The young male waiter was friendly and had a good sense of humour, however the waitress (lady with long dark hair) seemed moody and made... More 

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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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44 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed our visit to Tex Mex- had steak fajitas which were nice. Service was quick and efficient. Portions were big so good value for money

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Stockport / Manchester
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58 reviews 58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Our second visit to St Ives but our first time here, it's just a shame we didn't try it here previously. Friendly attentive service but not in your face, the food was both Generous and delicious. I'm pretty fussy about food but this place was spot on. We used the discount voucher on the Tuesday and it worked out value... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

One of my favourite restaurants in St Ives - caters for all - extremley friendly staff - food is nothing short of amazing!

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Watlington, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We enjoyed a wonderful meal at The Mex, I am gluten free and was able to order a gluten free burrito! It was amazing, really tasty and served with a pitcher of Margarita. I was in heaven, Lovely stuff!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This was the first restaurant we visited on a recent weekend trip to St Ives. It is a lovely laid back restaurant and perfect for a chilled out meal with a nice atmosphere. Food was excellent all round and for Mexican food fans you will not be disappointed. This restaurant is perfect if you want a more relaxed meal without... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Great food great service love it here well done i return every year and the food always just as good as it was before thankyou very much

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3 Gabriel Street, St Ives TR26 2LU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
  • Phone Number: 01736 797 658

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 28
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Monday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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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?