• The Mex

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Serves meat, vegan options available. Mexican themed food and drinks. Vegan options marked on menu. Child-friendly. Open Mon-Sat 17:00-20:00.

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11 Reviews

First Review by Wicky000


Points +123

03 Sep 2022

No vegan options

We were excited to try the vegan options here but there weren’t any. They offered to take the cheese off of three dishes to make them vegan, but they had no vegan cheese substitute or alternative. Sorry but this is not a vegan option! Literally anywhere can take ingredients off if you ask. We went somewhere else… thankfully there are several much better restaurants in St Ives like Scoff Troff, HubBox, the delightful Source Kitchen and St Eia, none of which are vegan but who offered truly creative vegan alternatives to the dishes on their menu. Come on Mex! It’s 2022! Try harder!

Cons: No vegan options



Points +128

20 Jul 2021

A number of vegan options

Not marked but the staff were very helpful offering a number of vegan options. The options were vegetarian dishes without the cheese. We had nachos which were nice. Other options included burrito and quesadilla.

Pros: Nice choice of vegan options

Cons: Options not marked on menu


Points +114

24 Sep 2019

Nice place

Not enough vegetables at all in main courses. Starters of nachos by far the best thing.

Pros: They have vegan options.


Points +62

10 Jun 2019

Wait all year to come back

The food is brilliant - I don’t bother going anywhere else for Mexican food these days because I know it won’t compare. The nachos and the vegan combo are awesome starters. I order the yucatan burrito and ask for it to be vegan with wedges - I usually bring my own vegenaise as they don’t have vegan mayo and I personally like the combo. It’s so good that I try to eat everything even way after I’m full (the portions are big).

Pros: Very accommodating , Big portions , Incredible flavour


Points +74

14 Oct 2018


We had an incredible meal here, still talking about it 24 hours later. Really helpful staff and easy to amend any veggie dishes, they don’t feel that they’re lacking at all, with cheese removed. Had the burrito and honestly it was the best I’ve had. Huge portions and even a pudding of churros (with raspberry, pear or passion fruit sorbet instead of ice cream!)

Pros: Great margaritas, Able to change veggie to vegan, Cozy atmosphere

Cons: Absolutely none!


Points +68

28 May 2018

Very cosy, good food and service

Not many vegan options in St Ives but via happy cow found this little gem and loved it. Went twice in three days to have dinner. Very good service in this small restaurant (only 8 tables), very quick in serving the food, very friendly waitresses. Had the vegetarian fajitas made vegan, very delicious. Good Latin music playing. Highly recommended while in St Ives.

Pros: Delicious vegan fajitas, good service

Cons: Has only 8 tables, reservation advised or you migh


Points +2702

14 Oct 2017

Fantastic atmosphere

I loved the feel of this restaurant, the staff were friendly, the music uplifting. The food was delicious and looked stunning.
As others have mentioned all the veggie mains could be ordered as a vegan option. They also had avocado ice cream for dessert – if you can fit it in!

Pros: Great atmosphere, Great service, Great food

Cons: Not all veg*an, Need to remember to book (it is quite small and po


Points +57

05 Sep 2016

fantastic food, knowledgable and friendly staff

Tried here as there are good reviews on Happy Cow. I mentioned I was vegan on booking (booking is essential!) and they said they accommodate many vegans and have vegan wraps.

As we arrived a couple were leaving saying they enjoyed it so much they had booked for later in the week...good start.

The waitress had remembered I was vegan and said all the veggie options were available as a vegan dish. I had the veggie/vegan combi to start and the burrito for main. The food was beautifully presented and delicious.

If only I had saved room for dessert...the waitress said they could make the churros vegan and they had two vegan sorbets!

Really lovely atmosphere and great food.

Pros: vegan choices , delicious food , beautifully presented

Cons: book to avoid disappointment!


Points +10994

09 Aug 2016

Mexican delight

I've been meaning to review this place for a while as our experience here was superb. We booked a table in advance and mentioned to the staff that we were vegan and whether we could bring along our own vegan cheese to use. This was not a problem and the staff were more than happy for us to do this. With this great news, we ordered the vegan nachos and burritos with our own melted vegan cheese on, which were both superb. Some Mexican food can be bland and flavourless with hardly any spice but this was excellent and I would definitely recommend. This was then washed down with some ice cold modellos. The staff and the atmosphere are brilliant, but if I did have one negative it would be the lack of vegan desserts. I'm hoping on our return this may change and hopefully they will start using vegan cheese also.

Updated from previous review on 2016-08-02

Pros: Excellent food and atmosphere, Friendly staff, Value for money

Cons: Serves meat, Lack of vegan desserts


Points +135

10 Dec 2015

Nice food with friendly service

Good vegan options and nice fresh Mexican food. Will return when next in the area.

Pros: Good vegan options , Reasonably priced


Points +46

02 Aug 2014

Good selection

Good selection of food and accommodate vegan diet too. Nice friendly staff and relaxed atmosphere.

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