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Cox's Restaurant and Bars

Mexican, Steakhouse, International
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Tucker Street, Castlebar, Ireland
094-26611/26383
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 44
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  • 8
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  • 9
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  • 14
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Family meal

Nice evening out with family, good and varied menu selection so everyone's taste was covered. Good experience from starter to dessert, restaurant was quite busy which is always a good sign.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 3, 2015
littleredvanman
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
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112 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Galway, Ireland
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Had the loveliest meal today with my boyfriend in Cox's. He had the burger and I had the seabass. As I am gluten free, the chef made up a special sauce which was incredible. Such a tasty meal. The woman who served us couldn't have been nicer. She was so welcoming and helpful. I really can't say enough about this... More 

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Ireland / Christchurch
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

steak on hot stone on a wet sat evening and a few pints..priceless the staff very accommodating as we had not booked in advance...busy confirmation/communion weekend..

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Nice evening out with family, good and varied menu selection so everyone's taste was covered. Good experience from starter to dessert, restaurant was quite busy which is always a good sign.

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Castlebar, Ireland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Not a nice place service bad was cold staff just passable Service was long veg were cold not a good selection overall not returning .

Was this review helpful? Yes 7
Galway, Ireland
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Spent a lovely Sunday night recently with family. Food was nice, service friendly and not rushed at all. Really nice decor and clean toilets!!! Happy to recommend.

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Michael B, Public Relations Manager at Cox's Restaurant and Bars, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write review. We accept all reviews no matter what they say. Glad you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to your return soon. More 

Galway, Ireland
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Group night out. Restaurant was welcoming and warm. Staff were friendly and helpful. The girl who took our order was professional while also having a laugh with us. Food was very good and service was prompt. Nice and relaxed and no rushing us out. Would definetly go back.

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Michael B, Guest Relations Manager at Cox's Restaurant and Bars, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write review. We accept all reviews no matter what they say. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and the compliments to the staff are welcome and will be passed on. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I had heard good reviews of late about cox's so we decided to give it a try for our final meal out before school starts and Christmas is finally over... We were met by a lovely guy who got us a table in the new part of the bar & the new menu looked great. he gave eight year old... More 

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Michael B, Guest Relations Manager at Cox's Restaurant and Bars, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write review. We accept all reviews no matter what they say. Firstly, let me say I am disappointed that your meal was not up to your liking. I checked the date of your visit and I passed on your comments to the kitchen which have been taken on board. The steak that was ordered... More 

Castlebar, Ireland
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Please read the whole review, not just the first part! The last time Hubs and I ate at Cox's was over a year ago, and at the time, we said 'never again' (steak disaster that was sent back, only to have the same piece of steak reheated and set out again, followed by an awful dessert where the chocolate sauce... More 

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Michael B, Guest Relations Manager at Cox's Restaurant and Bars, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write review. We accept all reviews no matter what they say. We are delighted that your visit was such as great experience as per your review and that the standard has improved over the year. We strive always to improve in every area and in the last year have invested seriously in making this... More 

Southport, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Brilliant little restaurant that may resemble a bar from the street; once inside it is lovely. The Steak on a Stone is wonderful. Good Irish hospitality at it's best. Well worth the visit.

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Michael B, Guest Relations Manager at Cox's Restaurant and Bars, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write review. We accept all reviews no matter what they say. Really glad you enjoyed your visit and especially that you enjoyed the Steak On The Stone. The SOTS is one of the most popular dishes here and we are extremely proud of it. Don't forget Thursday night is our SOTS "special" night and... More 

Balla, Mayo, Ireland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Myself and 10 others had a very pleasant experience in this pub/restaurant on Sunday.The service was excellent with efficient and friendly staff. The food was lovely and one of the best meals I have had in a long time. We all agreed that the food was excellent. Needless to say we will be returning.

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Michael B, Guest Relations Manager at Cox's Restaurant and Bars, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write review. We accept all reviews no matter what they say. Glad you enjoyed your visit and looking forward to seeing you again soon in Coxs. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Tucker Street, Castlebar, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Mayo  >  Castlebar
  • Phone Number: 094-26611/26383

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, Steakhouse, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene

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