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The Mex

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3 Gabriel Street, St Ives TR26 2LU, England
+44 1736 797658
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Penzance, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fast service, amazing food, good portion sizes, good range of food on the menu and really friendly staff. Will definitely be going back. 👍

Thank Jstrick239
St Erth, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After a full on day we decided to try this well reviewed & long established St Ives eatery I called to book and the chap on the other of the phone was very friendly, took the booking & I have t say uncomplicated. It is a small venue but has an instant atmosphere Love the décor Love the aroma as... More 

Thank TDFtraveller
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is a beautiful little hidden gem in St Ives. It's slightly off the beaten track but as I've been going to St Ives for years I'm a returning customer. Very friendly welcome and we were seated quickly despite not booking. Our friendly waitress was kind enough to point out that their portion sizes are generous and they'd be... More 

Thank rodneyandjones
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited St Ives and went for a meal at The Mex. The restaurant had a very nice atmosphere and welcoming staff. The food was amazing and was very good value for money. The restaurant is not big but this meant it gave a much more personal service. The lady who was front of house was excellent and attentive. Also... More 

Thank Mark A
St Ives, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very refreshing to have something other than Chinese or Indian. Food is gorgeous and the staff are very friendly. Booking is highly recommended especially in the summer months. I do believe you can BYO as well. Small intimate restaurant but doesn't feel crowded even when fully booked. Great selection of food and drink. I would recommend this place to adults... More 

Thank sarajiwilliams
Sandbach, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here years ago with the family and it's still as good today Chilli and burrito was excellent

Thank AAa48
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just awesome Mexican food, absolutely delicious. I had tequila and orange prawns followed by the day's special chicken and chorizo burrito and it was something very special! My friend was too full for churros so they kindly did a half portion for me. Loved it and will definitely be back to introduce friends and guests to this great local restaurant!

1 Thank SnwnIce
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went as a group of 4 of us and when we ordered our meal in came within 10 minutes! All good cooked beautifully and tasted amazing! The waitresses were so funny and welcoming and we gave them a good tip. If you go I would suggest getting the Chicken Fajitas or Burrito Can Cun if they have it. They... More 

1 Thank Courtney J
Truro, United Kingdom
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157 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Table for two and an amazing experience .Weekend in St Ives and we started at the TEX..Amazing food , all cooked fresh, good selection of wine to accompany the meal Staff were friendly and looked after us and everyone us very well , even with a tequila shot ! We would definitely go back ..expect the unexpected , its small... More 

1 Thank thetangoman
Swindon, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I visit St Ives annually and have tried numerous places to eat in St Ives, competition being stiff a place needs to 'get it right' and the Mex certainly has. It was friendly and had a lovely atmosphere. The food was amazing and very authentic. We will definitely return here, can't recommend highly enough.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $24
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Gabriel Street, St Ives TR26 2LU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
  • Phone Number: +44 1736 797658

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?