The Mex Restaurant - St Ives Cornwall
We went for a meal at The Mex last week and thoroughly enjoyed it.
Not surprisingly the most of the menu is ..... Mexican, with a range of dishes including meat, fish, seafood and a good selection of vegetarian options.
There is also a children's menu including favourites like chicken nuggets and pizza.
Kids are most welcome and high chairs are available.
They have a good drinks selection - particularly Mexican beers.
Naturally many of the dishes are spicy - but I've always found the chefs here flexible either way.
If you want something less hot - or a total afterburner - just ask the waitress and she'll advise you or talk to the kitchen for you.
I had what I nearly always have - being predictable - the Meat Platter which contains a huge amount of dead animal and a decent amount of chilli. This includes meatballs, potato skins with chilli beef, pork ribs, tortilla chips and the usual dips like guacamole and sour cream. Jo had chicken bacon and avocado fajitas which came with rice plus a side order of wedges.
The service was friendly and efficient - food came quickly which it usually does here.
Atmosphere is relaxed and informal - you won't find the local and visiting food snobs here - they'll be at Alba or Porthminster Beach Cafe.
The Mex offers pretty good value - at least by St Ives standards.
Our bill came to £35.00 for two main courses, side, one dessert and two glasses of wine.
What we usually do is go in early for their early meal deal menu - available from 5.30 to 7.00.
The Mex is very popular with locals and with around 30 covers is often full - so you're strongly advised to book. You can phone or call in when they're open, or when closed call into Colenso's (the shop next door). Always ask for one of the window tables - great for people watching.
Telephone: 01736 797 658
The restaurant is on Gabriel Street, opposite the library.