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“Right up my street.”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Mex

The Mex
Ranked #6 of 143 Restaurants in St Ives
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $24
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Penzance, United Kingdom
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“Right up my street.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2013

Came here with my girlfriend in december i think, maybe early january. Was very pleased, it was a last minute idea to come here. So glad we did. Food was very fresh and quick to be brought to our table.

When we arrived, there were only 2 other people in the restaurant, but it soon filled up!

Was a perfect place to eat on a cold wintery night.

The only thing my girlfriend didnt like, was her first drink, but thats only because she cant handle her alcohol ;)

GO HERE!

  • Visited December 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Amazing food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2013

We went to Cornwall this Easter , S.Ives.
We went to this little place called Mex, small resturant and amazing food . If you are burrito lovers this is the one place you can't miss it . We order there set menu , however we made some changes in addition and food turn out to be extra special . Food prices are alright £15-20 per person . We been there once and love to go again n again . They gave us leftover food as takeaway too , thou we didn't want n they said why to waste . Deserts are too good too... Must go n try . Very Welcoming like a family xx

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Excellent meal at the Mex”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2013

Called into the Mex, on the hop, on a Wednesday night during a three night break in St.Ives.
The food was absolutely delicious,probably one of the best Mexican meals we have ever eaten.The waitress was very pleasant and attentive without being intrusive.
The only small complaint we could have made that it was a tad too cold in the restaurant for the time of year.A little more heating would have been more comfortable.

Visited March 2013
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Bristol
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great little place. Best book in advance”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2013

Great little place seats no more than 50 at a guess. We didn't book and had to be fed and watered in 1 hour, no problem . Food was nice . Portions were big. They had wheat and Gluten free options so that was good . There was a plain kids menu, however they could have half portions of adults, that was a nice touch. Didn't have chance to to soak up atmosphere and drink Tequila... Next time will book .... And not drive either ;-)

  • Visited March 2013
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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“Would recommend to all”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2013 via mobile

Best Mexican I have eaten at. Great value for money and the service is excellent. Have a wide range on the menu. I had the cod and king prawn burrito and it was excellent. Will definitely go back.

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