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“HORRIBLE PLACE, AVOID” 1 of 5 stars
Review of T-Mex

T-Mex
235 14th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (Formerly San Loco) (Flamingo / Lummus)
(305) 538-3009
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Ranked #614 of 838 restaurants in Miami Beach
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Southwestern, Mexican, Fast Food
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night
Neighborhood: Flamingo / Lummus
Lisbon, New Hampshire
1 review
“HORRIBLE PLACE, AVOID”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2010

Awful food and service - these people act like you are the most annoying person on earth and you were not supposed to be there interrupting their endless behind the counter conversations.
I like mexican food a lot and have been to a lot of mexican restaurants and I don't understand how come these people even call mexican to this "food" they are selling. Everything (no exception) tastes really bad and the ingredients have no quality what so ever. Very low quality and high prices for what you get (greedy people - you only get 1 free refill of soda and they charge you $.25 for water). It's a shame this was our last meal in Miami Beach as it left a very bad impression. DON'T GO.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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West Mids
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Ideal take away spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2009

Late night or quick bite this is the place to go, Taco Loco is the special, crispy taco wrapped in a soft tortilla to stop it breaking up, ideal!

Don't expect fancy restaurant here, its a taco to go, but there are seating areas if you want and they serve bottles of beer although a bit over priced .

The cost of the food is brilliant, can't be beaten for what you get and the choice is never ending with a choice of sauces to go with it from mild to bloody stupid hot!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Detroit, Michigan
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Rude & incompetent staff but good food...IF you're lucky enought to get what you order...”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2009

I'm a huge fan of Mexican cuisine and was excited to see this place online when looking for Mexican in the South Beach area. Judging by the website (which is very nice), I expected a nice resturant, but it's actually very small and run-down. Cramped is a good word to describe it- maybe 6 tables max and limited seating at the counter. It's basically fast food, but you would never guess from the website. The bathrooms were poorly-lit and dirty and it's just not a "nice" atmosphere. That being said, I really liked the food the first time I tried it (ordered the bean nachos), enough to return the following day. Seemed like a good spot for a quick lunch. My 2nd experience, however, was horrible. Again I ordered the bean nachos, but I was given chili nachos. I politely alerted the order-taker that my food was made incorrectly, only to be given major attitude as he literally snatched them out of my hand! He then replaced them with RICE nachos!! There was no obvious language barrier and I clearly asked for bean nachos so I don't understand where the disconnect was. When I realized my order was incorrectly made AGAIN, I approached the counter and the server literally grabbed them from, threw them on the ground, and grabbed money from the register and THREW IT AT ME and told me to leave!!! My fiance then had to ask for a refund for his food so we could go somewhere else for lunch, totally ridiculous. I was actually in tears because this man working there was so rude to me! Absolute worst experince ever at any type of restaurant- we complained via the website when we returned from vacation, but did not receive any follow up. Bottom line, food is decent but the staff is unprofessional... avoid unless you're willing to eat things you may not have ordered, because they absolutely refuse to make things right.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Miami Beach, Florida
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“Good late night munchies... annoying prices.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2009

T-Mex has good food. I've had burritos here, tacos, nachos, and quesadillas. I like the atmosphere, it’s very no frills taco joint..

It’s the people that work here that ruin the place. Half the time the
women taking your order are rude and act like you're interrupting their hang out time when you come in. And... when you do dine in, and after paying the 10% charge, they don't even walk 5 ft to bring you your food. They call you back up to the counter to come get it. Not to mention how often the women are talking on their cell phones while "waiting" on you... this they do in a classic south beach pace... Aka, slow.

For some reason, they charge you 10% fee when you order food after like 6 pm. They never tell you they are charging this until you ask. When I first noticed I thought the tax rate was like 20 % or something, and then I was told they charge 10% service fee on top of the 9% sales tax. Ugh... that’s a rip off. Service fee? Anyone who has ever been here knows the service is bad.

Now, I walk another block down on Washington and eat at Peppers... there is no 10% charge or attitude there.

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“Best late night or cheap...”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2008

Best late night or cheap eats. Machos nachos (beef) with the chips on the side and you can dip into heaven - LOL!

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