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Mad Mex

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Mexican, Fusion
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2862 W Moreland Road, Willow Grove, PA 19090
+1 267-495-5000
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Pull up a stool, join us at the Mad Mex in Willow Grove, PA. We are Funky...
Pull up a stool, join us at the Mad Mex in Willow Grove, PA. We are Funky and not scared to put fun things together if they taste good. We make just about everything from scratch daily. Inspired by West Coast food: healthy, fun, local, experimental. And microbrews. We don't use any lard but simple marinades of citrus and spices. We love Mexican food and big flavors, big plates, fire and sunshine, beer and tequila to wash it down. That is why we are Funky Fresh Cal-Mex! This ain't no Mexican restaurant, this is MAD MEX! Come in and enjoy one of the best happy hours in Willow Grove.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Pretty good Mexican food

For a chain, Mad Mex has pretty decent Mexican food. The portion sizes are insane, so you'll definitely get your money's worth here. The parking lot fills up incredibly fast on the weekend, so be wary of that. Also, here's my favorite tip: around Thanksgiving, order the Gobblerito. It's an entire... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Willow Grove, Pennsylvania
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Willow Grove, Pennsylvania
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166 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

For a chain, Mad Mex has pretty decent Mexican food. The portion sizes are insane, so you'll definitely get your money's worth here. The parking lot fills up incredibly fast on the weekend, so be wary of that. Also, here's my favorite tip: around Thanksgiving, order the Gobblerito. It's an entire Thanksgiving meal wrapped up in a tortilla. You're welcome... More 

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Ashburn, Virginia
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58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Have surprised myself that my primary comment is about the very poor cell reception in this restaurant, since it might be out of their control. My phone was on 1x for the entire meal as I sat at the bar, and my battery drained as a result. Now, onto the food/beverages.... Menu is eclectic - and some of the descriptions... More 

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Willow Grove, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Mad Mex has become a popular neighborhood spot to get great Mexican cuisine in a edgy atmosphere. They have some of the best margaritas I have ever tried and lots of beers on tap. They have great guacamole (although chips and dips are not complimentary) as well as lots of salsa options. Surrounded by a crazy Mexican theme, this place... More 

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Glenside, Pennsylvania
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

As a birthday choice, Mad Mex is generally one of our favorite restaurants. This visit was a Sunday night about 6:30 and we had a party of 6 plus a 2 year old. This is the first time we have been seated in the darker part of the restaurant. We were in the back by the kitchen and restrooms. It... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I like this place as it has many vegetarian options. I like the black bean soup. During lunch (up to 4 PM) they offer lot of combo deals and the prices are reasonable. The decor is a little weird. This place seems like every day is Halloween out here.

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Lindsay H, manager at Mad Mex, responded to this review

Jeff, we're so happy that you've been able to take advantage of our vegetarian options! Thank you so much for this great review. (We know our decor is a little quirky -- hopefully it grows on you!) Take care, Lindsay, Customer Service Manager More 

Willow Grove, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

...that I have for this place. Edgy atmosphere, great Mexican and some of the best margaritas I've ever tasted! It can get crowded on nice days and the weekends, so try and make reservations if you can. Go for the guac and burritos - they will not disappoint.

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Lindsay H, manager at Mad Mex, responded to this review

Some of the best margaritas you've ever tasted? That's amazing! We love that you're such a fan of our vibe. Thank you so much for taking the time to write about us here on TripAdvisor. Hope we'll get to cook for you again soon! All the best, Lindsay, Customer Service Manager More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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101 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I first encountered Mad Mex when my daughter went to the Univeristy of Pittsburg. We took her and roommate out for dinner and this was the place they picked. It was packed and after getting seated and having some drinks and food I understood why. Everything was surprisingly great for a college town restaurant. We then found that they were... More 

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Lindsay H, manager at Mad Mex, responded to this review

Excellent choice, Ira! We love that you've been consistently impressed with our various locations. Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. Hopefully you'll get a chance to come see us again in the near future! Have a fantastic day, Lindsay, Customer Service Manager More 

Willow Grove, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Food is exceptional, fantastic atmosphere, great prices, great drinks, Weekends are always packed. Never a disappointing meal. ,

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Lindsay H, manager at Mad Mex, responded to this review

Thanks so much, Pato! Dedicated customers like you are what makes our job worthwhile. Gracias for the awesome review -- it really means a lot. Hope to see you in again soon, Lindsay, Customer Service Manager More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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116 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We like Mexican food, so when Mad Mex first opened we were happy. However, we have had a few small taquerias open close by, and to be honest, their tacos are much tastier. The margaritas here are a good deal, but the food often comes out cold.

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Lindsay H, manager at Mad Mex, responded to this review

Thanks for touching base, Dwaine. We put an emphasis on non-traditional dishes…we apologize if they weren't your style! As for the cold food -- that's definitely unacceptable. I will be sure to mention it to my team. I'd really love if you gave us a second chance to impress you! Have a good day, Lindsay, Customer Service Manager More 

Ambler, Pennsylvania
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167 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We've been going to this place about 6-8x/year for the past few years. The food is always of high quality and tasty. The goblerito burrito is a must have. It is an entire turkey dinner inside a burrito (turkey, stuffing, corn, beans, gravy). It's only offered twice a year (Oct/Nov and July). Happy hour (430-630) is a good deal with... More 

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Lindsay H, manager at Mad Mex, responded to this review

Thanks for being such a dedicated customer, Jeff! We're really stoked that you know the ins and outs of the restaurant! So sorry about the long wait for drinks, though — we will be sure to get to the bottom of the issue. Thanks again for the kind words and for the insider tips about the Gobblerito and our happy... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2862 W Moreland Road, Willow Grove, PA 19090
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Willow Grove
  • Phone Number: +1 267-495-5000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 17
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Fusion

Description

Pull up a stool, join us at the Mad Mex in Willow Grove, PA. We are Funky and not scared to put fun things together if they taste good. We make just about everything from scratch daily. Inspired by West Coast food: healthy, fun, local, experimental. And microbrews. We don't use any lard but simple marinades of citrus and spices. We love Mexican food and big flavors, big plates, fire and sunshine, beer and tequila to wash it down. That is why we are Funky Fresh Cal-Mex! This ain't no Mexican restaurant, this is MAD MEX! Come in and enjoy one of the best happy hours in Willow Grove.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?