Serves meat, vegan options available. Mexican restaurant offering soy mince and jack fruit in place of meat in dishes. Has labeled vegan options. Open Mon-Wed 16:00-22:00, Thu 16:00-23:00, Fri-Sat 12:00-23:00, Sun 15:00-22:00.

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52 Reviews

First Review by _hael


Points +183

25 Jun 2023

Good vegan options

Got the nachos made vegan and soy meat fajitas. The nachos were just okay but the fajitas were delicious! Loved having a vegan meat option rather than just vegetables. Margaritas were also yum.

Updated from previous review on 2022-03-12

Pros: Large fajitas portion, Meat alternatives, Vegan dessert

Cons: Tight space



Points +628

31 Jan 2023

Cool place

To be honest, I hate the music in here, but we had our mind set on mexican food so we stayed. I had a burrito that could have had more flavours and heat, but definitly okay. My three non-vegan friends was happy with their food. Great drinks.
Located by Ha’penny Bridge, very central near Temple Bar.
I’d come again if I had carnivore friends with me.

Pros: Vegan options

Cons: Awful music


Points +480

30 Jan 2023

Good but not amazing

It’s great to see a couple of vegan options in the menu, but I wasn’t impressed by the taste. It’s good, but it could be easily delicious if they added more ingredients to the dishes. Our Enfrijolada was basically a dough filled with minced soya and a sauce of beans and I think it lacked flavour.


Points +67

07 Jan 2023

Check your order!

I ordered a burrito and plain fries. Food came out quickly and portion size was good (fries weren’t needed). When I cut the burrito in half (to double check after reading previous reviews), I could see it had some sort of white sauce, presumably sour cream. When I questioned it, I was told they would check with the chef. 5 minutes later I was told they do have a white vegan cheese but they’d make another to be sure. My second burrito came out, and there was no ‘white vegan cheese’ on it a second time so I can only assume it was sour cream. Everything was really bland, and the burrito tasted of nothing but spice. Really disappointed!

Pros: Large portion size

Cons: Bland, Careless with vegan options


Points +456

26 Nov 2022

Lots of options

Myself and a vegan pal shared grande vegan nachos and the cheesy fries with chilli soya - both were delicious and we were stuffed afterwards. Food came really quickly too.

Updated from previous review on 2022-11-26

Pros: Lots of options; chilli soya, jackfruit, plantain, Vegan option for almost every dish


Points +16

18 Oct 2022


Vegan seven years and they fed me a meat burrito TWICE. We were waiting over an hour for our meals, they were severely understaffed, both burritos were lukewarm on the inside too? My friend and I left after they said I wasn’t going to be charged for the burritos?? Like I didn’t order them?? Don’t recommend for anyone vegan or anyone who needs to eat within the hour.

Cons: Food, Service , Wait time


Points +11

Mostly Veg
16 Sep 2022

Almost walked out without any food

It took more than one hour and a half to prepare a single burrito. I almost gave up and left the place. Even the drinks too a lot to be served

Cons: It took more than one hour and a half, Not much vegan options


Points +929

02 Aug 2022

Great food and vibe

The hungry Mexican was fabulous! The staff were all really friendly, they made ordering vegan stuff super simple. I enjoyed the atmosphere of the restaurant overall, the music choice was excellent. I got a burrito with plantain, it was delicious! I felt it was reasonably priced, and I would love to try more of the menu!


Points +2011

16 Jul 2022

okay, but nothing special

I was really hungry that night. When I entered, the restaurant was already packed. So I had to sit in the basement. Then it took half an eternity for the food to arrive because there was far too little staff. the three tacos were tasty, but nothing special. Unfortunately, I wasn't really full either, but since the tacos were already expensive, I decided to leave. The menu was also confusing. It seems to be more popular for the cocktails.

Pros: food was okay

Cons: noisy atmosphere, not enough staff, complicated menu


Points +73

24 May 2022

Fab for a hungry vegan

Vegan options of nearly everything, we had a soy chilli chimichanga and jackfruit enchiladas, big portions and really tasty. Special mention for the awesome strawberry margaritas!! The restaurant is teeny but a great atmosphere and nice staff, well worth seeking out


Points +100

08 May 2022

Excellent food! Great choice

Visited early evening and the place was buzzing with atmosphere. Could choose vegan mince, jackfruit or plantain as the protein so have almost any dish vegan. Had the mince in stuffed aubergine to start and a plaintain burrito for mains. Both so tasty good size portions. Will def return.

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Friendly, helpful staff, Good vibe

Cons: Can’t think of one!


Points +439

17 Apr 2022

Comfort food

Almost everything on the menu can be made as vegan/vegetarian version and they offer also nice home made lemonade. Good location and reasonable prices 🌮🌯


Points +53

05 Apr 2022

Excellent choices

Really wonderful staff and friendly atmosphere
Excellent excellent food so reasonably priced

Pros: Lots of vegan options , Well thought out , Delicious


Points +30

12 Mar 2022

Great experience

We loved the food and there was vegan options for almost every dish. The service and location was great as well. Just be aware that the hot sauce is very hot.
We had chimichangas with chilli soy mince and chimichangas with fried plantain.


Points +554

24 Jan 2022

Nice spot, good food

No matter if you want a quick lunch or a cozy spot for dinner, this nicely decorated restaurant serving Mexican food will satisfy your needs.

Pros: Lots of vegan options, just ask staff , Nice atmosphere


Points +7137

21 Dec 2021

Great portions

Maybe it's not a true mexican food, but the portions are huge and the food is very comforting. They adapt all the dishes to vegan alternatives, using soya meat and vegan chese.


Points +29

26 Nov 2021

Authentic food and amazing vegan options

Almost all of the options can be made vegan with either soya mince/chunks or plantain as meat replacement. I had the fajitas (which are vegan without the sour cream) with soya chunks and it was delicious. Very generous portions and friendly staff. Would also highly recommend the homemade lemonade!

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Generous portions sizes, Good value for money


Points +716

24 Nov 2021

Good overall, comfort food

It’s great that they can do a vegan version of nearly every dish there, lots of choice! Overall really nice comfort food, good value, nice atmosphere and friendly service. The vegan enchiladas were a little bland though.


Points +567

04 Sep 2020

Really good Mexican food

If you order a hot salsa - be prepared for some HEAT


Points +13

26 Feb 2020


This place is easy to walk past but could be considered a hidden gem. The space is very small but the food is incredible. Plenty of vegetarian and vegan options. I had the vegan jack fruit tacos and holy moly 🤤!
The food tasted like authentic south American street food. DELICIOUS!


Points +256

17 Feb 2020


Would have given 5 if possible!! Food was absolutely amazing and great vegan options. Had a plantain starter which was amazing, I had corn tacos with jackfruit which were super tasty but did fall apart because they got a bit soggy. My boyfriend had the plantain burrito which he said was ‘amazing, perfect, really good’. Great portion sizes, lovely staff!

Pros: tastes amazing, great vegan options, quick and good service

Cons: menu slightly unclear, check with staff


Points +303

18 Jan 2020

Best Mexican in Dublin

The Hungry Mexican has been a favourite of mine since it was in the back of Bodkin's on Bolton Street. Now they're on the quays, they're always busier but the food hasn't suffered and they've added to their vegan options. All dishes can be adapted with soya mince, chunks, plantain or jackfruit, and vegan cheese. All available with a range of salsas from very mild to red hot habanero. Owners themselves are vegetarian/vegan so always out a lot of care into their vegan options.

Pros: Everything can be made vegan, Delicious food


Points +33

02 Jan 2020

Cozy, Comfy and Healthty

Delicious chimichanga! My partner and I had 'Dublin's biggest chimichanga' with ground soy protein to replace the beef. So 🤤

Pros: Fair price, Good drink selection, Satisfying meal size

Cons: Not many vegetarian or vegan options


Points +1927

25 Dec 2019

Okay food, horrible service

Service here is really slow. Waitresses all 3 times I've been here were not attentive at all and some of them not super friendly either.
Food is quite alright, I like the fried plantain in burritos etc. I'd love some vegetables though, it would make the meals feel a bit less heavy.
It gets quite busy here at weekend nights but the atmosphere is nice and the drinks quite big.

Pros: Fried plantain , Big portions , Nice mojitos

Cons: Bad service, Owners always seem to stand around and scowl, Seems a bit dingy at times


Points +24

02 Nov 2019

V Tasty

Lovely restaurant with loads of vegan and vegetarian options. There's even vegan desserts. Delish cocktails too

Pros: Vegan dessert and lots of vegan starters and mains


Points +2199

01 Nov 2019

Dark Burrito Place

Hidden restaurant. I like the atmosphere during night time there. I had a burrito made of plantain and it was delicious.

Pros: Location


Points +24

13 Sep 2019

Hit the Spot

Had the mushroom burrito and the mushroom fajitas: Delicious! The vegan chocolate cake was so good I nearly fainted

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