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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
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 178
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Arriba Arriba

My girlfriend and I enjoyed a very nice meal at The Mex during a recent stay in St Ives. The Mixed Seafood Fajitas, and the Prawn and Chicken Burrito both very good. Found space for the delightful Churros at the end. And if the Margarita my girlfriend had was anything to go by. They do tasty... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
rayreadon
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Cheshire
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Cheshire
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

My girlfriend and I enjoyed a very nice meal at The Mex during a recent stay in St Ives. The Mixed Seafood Fajitas, and the Prawn and Chicken Burrito both very good. Found space for the delightful Churros at the end. And if the Margarita my girlfriend had was anything to go by. They do tasty cocktails too. All complimented... More 

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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Top meal and drinks, enjoyed a nice family meal here, only slight criticism is that the restaurant is a little on the small side but don't let that put you off.

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Halesowen, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This place is fabulous, large portions of very good food. It you are looking to eat here, please book prior to arriving - we learnt from our first visit to St Ives (you need to book a table at nearly every restaurant).

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Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Recommended to us by Anthony at the Little Leaf guest house we managed to get a table by chance as someone hadn't turned up for their reservation. Thank god they didn't show up as we benefited from a wonderful meal. The food is outstanding and the service was excellent all night. Can highly recommend the Meat Quesadilla and the Chimeychangas.... More 

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Having read the reviews on Trip Advisor we realised we would need to book. So glad we did, as we booked the last available table and noticed many potential customers were turned away from this popular Mexican restaurant. In this intimate and colourful restaurant my family, (two adults and three teenagers) enjoyed the best Mexican meal we have ever had.... More 

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Booked a table last minute, got told we could have an hour on the table which we thought would be OK, but felt a little rushed. Our fault. Anyway we had no starter, for main we had a fish curry and a meat enchilada. The fish curry had huge chunks of white fish, I think it was in a masala... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I had a prawn fajita here and it was delicious, followed by dime cake which was great!! Excellent service and good value for money, will definitely come back!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Me and my partner were in St Ives for a wedding and The Mex was recommended to us by other guests. We managed to squeeze a reservation in at short notice thanks to the helpful staff. We had the set menu for £18 each which comprised of nachos to share, a sharing platter, fajitas each and even a dessert! It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Family meal for 6, second visit to this place, and loved it. The place looks good, even if it's a bit cramped. The drinks (beers) could be cheaper, but it's not a big issue. The service was very nice, pleasant lady. The food! Great stuff! Good sized portions and great taste. We will be back next year

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Had a terrific meal at Mex in St Ives. Great food, good value and good service. Large portions, couldn't quite manage to finish it off. BBQ Chicken and Ribs for me and Chimmychanga for my partner .... Yummy.

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Additional Information about The Mex

Address: 3 Gabriel Street, St Ives TR26 2LU, England
Phone Number: 01736 797 658
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
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
Average Prices: USD 9 - 30
Cuisine: Mexican

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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 - 30
  • Price Range: $ $
  • 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?