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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, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 156
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 6
    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 of 5 stars
Still great food and service

Always try to get into The Mex when in St. Ives. Loved the cosy atmosphere, great service and great food since we first went years ago. Nothings really changed. Still a good atmosphere, great service and great tasty food, and still lots of it!! Did well to get in as we visited on May BH weekend... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
Atters68
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Leicestershire
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Leicestershire
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65 reviews 65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Always try to get into The Mex when in St. Ives. Loved the cosy atmosphere, great service and great food since we first went years ago. Nothings really changed. Still a good atmosphere, great service and great tasty food, and still lots of it!! Did well to get in as we visited on May BH weekend, had to book mind... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

First visit to this restuarant on the 29th May. the food was very good , we opted for the set menu for two and really enjoyed all four courses. the service was also good. When we are next in tbe area on holiday we will visit again.

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London
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Food was decent enough - we both had nachos and steak fajitas which were tasty but didn't blow us away. Restaurant itself is very small so book ahead to ensure you get a seat. I was also relieved that our table for 2 was not one of the ones cramped together,beside another couple which should really only be a table... More 

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We are so pleased we opted for this place and booked in advance. We went for the 2 person set menu for £18.95 each. Started with nachos to share, fantastic. Then we had a combo consisting of meatballs, prawns, mozzarella sticks, jalapeño with cream cheese and potato skins. We changed the prawns for more meatballs and that wasn't a problem... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Could not fault this restaurant. Food was tasty and more than enough on the plate. Staff were helpful and attentive Will definitely come back on our next visit to St Ives.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

One of the restaurants I visited last week whilst in St Ives, and very much enjoyed the food an atmosphere. The intimate setting of just 7 or so tables makes this feel very personal and that appealed very much to me. The lady who was taking orders was very polite and attentive to our needs. The food was brilliant also,... More 

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Very intimate with tables close together. However, this is made up by great food which is well presented. Reasonably priced main courses. Well worth a visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

My favourite cuisine is Spanish/Tex-Mex so I've eaten a LOT at these restaurants. For an independent place it's nice, very hospitable staff, great food but did wonder on the quantities 'for 2' on the nachos at £6.50 and my Mexcian chilli (chilli in a crispy tortilla, with sour cream, rice AND potato wedges) being cheaper than the chicken fajitas with... More 

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Camborne, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Have eaten here a few times over the years and is always consistent. Lovely grub, good size portions and great value. Service is very friendly and always accommodating.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Went to this little restaurant on a Tuesday evening and was lucky enough to get a table without a reservation. The food was absolutely gorgeous and there was a nice atmosphere. I had the Burrito Supremo which I'd definitely recommend.

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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 - 29

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
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?