We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Superb Food”
Review of The Mex

The Mex
Ranked #6 of 143 Restaurants in St Ives
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$25
Cuisines: Mexican
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
wolverhampton
Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Superb Food”
Reviewed 31 July 2014

We visited here in July.The Restaurant is tucked away in the centre of town.The taste,quality,choice,portion sizes and value for money were superb.If you do go try the Nachos starter.My word ,we have never tried any as good.Be prepared to loosen your belt.
We will return.

  • Visited July 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank jonzy54
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

568 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    422
    94
    30
    10
    12
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Quality Mexican Food”
Reviewed 29 July 2014 via mobile

Holiday tourists in town into Mexican food. Customer service awesome, booking is essential at least a day in advance! BEAUTIFUL !!

Helpful?
Thank Leeljharrygeorge
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Good experience”
Reviewed 28 July 2014

Firstly portions are huge, but it's not at the expense of good taste. Really enjoyed my steak chimichangas and took one home for next day lunch. Nice bottle of white wine for £18. Good service. Definitely one to visit while in st Ives.

  • Visited July 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Worldtravelgal33
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“great food....”
Reviewed 28 July 2014

Me and my boyfriend came here for dinner and it was wonderful.
The food was so delicious and reasonably priced.
The only downside was the table plan...we were very cramped and was basically sitting on the same table as the couple next to us.
Other than that we had a great night and will defiantly be returning.

  • Visited July 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank sarah h
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Harrogate, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Awful food and poor service”
Reviewed 28 July 2014

The nacho starter came swimming in a very brown oxo like tomato sauce and tasted dreadful. The guacamole was a very artificial green colour with a very slimy consistency. The chimichanga tasted like a Greggs steak bake and the fajitas came in the same brown oxo like sauce as the nachos. We ordered a jug of margarita which I saw a jug of clear liquid being removed from the fridge and having a few cubes of ice added. It tasted like a sweet sugary gloop with no discernible tequila flavour. The service was slow. The bill came to £75 which was very expensive for such dreadful food and service.

  • Visited July 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
2 Thank YorkshireBuddy
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed The Mex also viewed

St Ives, Cornwall
St Ives, Cornwall
 
St Ives, Cornwall
 

Been to The Mex? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing