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“:-(”
Review of the mexican

the mexican
Ranked #13 of 67 Restaurants in Jeffreys Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Sydney, Australia
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129 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“:-(”
Reviewed 23 January 2014

This place was such a dissapointment :-( we had heard fellow travellers talking about this place and decided to give it a go on our way to Addo. Unfortunately we did not have a nice meal. The food was far from Mexican......more pub style food with a bit of spice. For Tex Mex this food wasn't even good. Then with that the waitress wasn't very happy, the food was slow and the really annoying thing is, they added a tip to the bill automatically. We always tip but I think to add it automatically is rude and cheeky. Never had this happen before in the whole 4 months of being in SA.

I don't think I will go here again and I would advise that people try out one of the other many restaurants in Jeffrey's Bay

  • Visited January 2014
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Manchester, New Hampshire
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3 reviews
“WE LOVED YOU GUYS!!”
Reviewed 8 December 2013

Soooo much fun! The owners (Warren and his wife) are so fun and nice! The manager and bartenders are AWESOME!!! Thanks for the hospitality!!!

Visited November 2013
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Malibu, California
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1,085 reviews
566 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 456 helpful votes
“SA version of Mexican”
Reviewed 21 November 2013

Not bad food, but certainly not Mexican food.
Of course, I'm from SoCal and have great Mexican food on most every other corner.
Enjoy the balcony, view of city street and have drinks instead of food.

Don't have high food expectations....Especially the hard shell tacos---the shells come out of a box! Wrong, wrong wrong.

Visited November 2013
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Los Angeles, California
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116 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“reasonable mexican fare”
Reviewed 11 November 2013

We are a family of foodies from LA, so we have strong opinions on mexican- this place was good, with fresh chips and a good guac, but the spices and salsa options need a visit to Mexico. Otherwise, huge portions and a good vibe.

Visited September 2013
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Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Mexican magic”
Reviewed 24 October 2013

A group of friends visited the Mexican restaurant just off the main beach in Jeffreys Bay. We were amazed at the hospitality of the staff, and the fantastic atmosphere. A wide range of Mexican quisine was available, as well as more traditional South African meals. We all had a marvellous supper to relaxing house music as background.
After supper we all moved to the bar area, and this is where the real fun started. A host of locals and foreigners started pouring in as the restaurant hours passed, transforming the venue into a pub/party venue.
The owners (Warren and Michelle Dean) greeted and entertained us personally, and many a tequila followed. It was a great experience, the whole evening was spent in the Mexican and was enjoyed thoroughly by our whole group.
We can honestly recommend this venue as a safe and most hospitable venue for a great night out.
As the locals say: Better be a MexiCAN!! :)

  • Visited October 2013
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