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“Not fully authentic but well prepared”
Review of Mad Mex

Mad Mex
Ranked #968 of 2,173 Restaurants in Pittsburgh
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating
Cleveland, Ohio
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Not fully authentic but well prepared”
Reviewed September 30, 2013

This place has options for those who love authentic mexican fare as well as people who just want some of their 'Los Wingos' - unabashedly inauthentic but awesome nevertheless. For hardcore foodies there is a huge selection of more traditional options including burritos, enchiladas, fajitas, and much more. Great flavor profile - however they don't offer super fiery spice levels so ask for chopped chiles on the side if you're a real hothead.

Visited September 2013
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Riverside, California
Level 6 Contributor
1,075 reviews
675 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 302 helpful votes
“OUTSTANDING MEXICAN FOOD”
Reviewed August 10, 2013

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel desk staff. The were on the mark.

The restaurant is located in a strip mall. But don't let that throw you. When we arrived the place was hopping. Although they were very busy, we were seated immediately. Out server, Taylor, arrived immediately. She was very polite and helpful, She took our drink order and returned within a minute.

The menu is very full of excellent choices. Every item we ordered was excellent. We live where Mexican food is a staple and this restaurant exceeded even our most favorite home town restaurant.

  • Visited August 2013
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“We are regulars!”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

This is one of our go to places. The grilled corn, which is a seasonal menu item, is sweet and a spices at the same time. If you order a salad try the cilantro dressing. My children love the kiddo burritos. During happy hour from 4:30-7:30 they have half priced wings. I recommend the San Fran wings. They also have half off an extensive draft list.

  • Visited July 2013
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Fishers, Indiana
Level 5 Contributor
28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Delishhhhh!”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Went with family for good Mexican food...we found it at Mad Mex! Chips were warm and salted right. Salsa was a bit thick for my taste and a bit bland, but ok. Dinner was a chicken and sweet corn burrito from the seasonal menu. This thing was HUGE! Absolutely delicious! Lots of cilantro and sweet corn mixed with the chicken and rice. The sauce on top was just perfect with the filling. Pacifico's were cold and our server was the best. Will definetly return here when we visit Pittsbugh again.

  • Visited July 2013
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Maple Grove, Minnesota
Level 6 Contributor
151 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Mexican with a Twist”
Reviewed June 27, 2013

We found this restaurant last year when we visited the area and we made sure we came back----love the fact that they serve black beans and not those heavy lard filled refried beans----tried the quesadillas that had zucchini............mmmmmm............the portions are huge and the service is great. We will be back!

  • Visited June 2013
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