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First Floor - Mex Taqueria & Bar, Cambridge, MA

Mex Taqueria & Bar

4.1
4.1
83 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican

If looking to book for 13 people or more please reach out directly to us at 617-945-2503 or email us at mxprivateevents@gmail.com

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2 people

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Tex-Mex

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed 3:30 pm–10:00 pm
    Thu–Sat 3:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 945-2503

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chef Delio Susi Jr.

  • Private party facilities

    100+ Seat Roof Deck With Private Bar Mezzanine Cocktail Lounge With Private Bar

  • Neighborhood

    Cambridge

  • Cross street

    Portland

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Public transit

    Red LineBusses

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Antojitos

  • Chips & Salsa$6.00

    Housemade chips & salsa

    • Chips & Guacamole Fresco$12.00

      Housemade guacamole & chips

      • Hot Queso Dip$14.00

        House blend queso, jalapeño, smoked paprika

        • Charred Street Corn

          Corn on the cob, chipotle mayo, cotija cheese, house blend spices, grilled lime

          • On the Cob$11.00
          • Esquite Style: off the Cob$13.00
        • Nachos Grande$14.00

          Crispy chips, black beans, queso, charred corn, pico de gallo, avocado aioli, crema, scallions

          • Agave Wings$12.00

            House-spiced fried chicken wings, agave glaze, queso fresco, scallions, side of chipotle aioli

            • Empanada$13.00

              Braised spicy short ribs, potatoes, white onions, oaxaca cheese, salsa verde, chipotle aioli, shredded quick-pickled cabbage

              Taco

              All tacos served on local organic yellow corn 4" tortillas. Tacos available as 'street style'. Corn tortilla, extra protein, white onion + cilantro only

              • Japanese Eggplant$5.00

                Roasted Japanese eggplant, eggplant tahini sauce, burnt tomato salsa, queso fresco crispy shallots

                • Pollo Asado$6.00

                  House marinated grilled chicken, pico de gallo, queso fresco, chipotle aioli, crispy shallots, cilantro

                  • Carnitas$6.00

                    Mexican cola braised pork, white onion & cilantro, tomatillo salsa, pickled red cabbage, queso fresco

                    • Baja$8.00

                      Golden battered gulf shrimp, quick pickle slaw, black sesame seeds, mango salsa, fresh avocado, sriracha aioli scallions

                      • Lamb Barbacoa$8.00

                        Braised lamb, eggplant tahini, shredded lettuce, cotija, pico de gallo, housemade pickles, crema, creamy shallots, cilantro

                        • Al Pastor$7.00

                          Roasted pineapple pork shoulder, white onion & cilantro, charred pineapple salsa, queso fresco

                          • Octopus Chorizo$9.00

                            Grilled spicy octopus, chorizo, crispy potatoes, chipotle aioli, white onion & cilantro

                            • Carne Asada$8.00

                              Marinated skirt steak, tres queso, pico de gallo, avocado aioli

                              Tacos Especiales

                              • Sushi Taco$13.00

                                Choose one spicy tuna or spicy salmon. Sticky rice, black sesame seed, avocado, cucumber serrano chili, sriracha mayo, unagi sauce, roe. Served on tempura seaweed shell, pickled ginger, wasabi, soy sauce

                                • Lobster Taco

                                  Maine lobster chunks, lobster crema, sliced avocado, charred corn, scallions, crispy jicama, micro celery

                                  • MP
                                • Birria Tacos (3 Per Order)$15.00

                                  Birra style shredded beef short ribs, oaxaca cheese, guajillo oil crusted tortilla, served with beef & tomato consummé, pickled cabbage, cilantro & onion

                                  Ceviche

                                  All ceviche served with basket of housemade crispy tortilla chips. Ask your server for the daily ceviche offering

                                  • Tuna$18.00

                                    Sushi grade tuna, leche de tigre, maggi cilantro, jalapeño, lime juice, red onion, avocado

                                    • Shrimp$17.00

                                      White gulf shrimp, avocado, tomato, red peppers, red onions, celery, cucumber, clamato juice, lime cliantro

                                      Ensaladas

                                      • Kale Salad$12.00

                                        Baby kale, bosc pears, toasted pepitas, pomegranate, queso fresco, cilantro lime vinaigrette

                                        • The 'True' Caesar$14.00

                                          Baby gem, housemade caesar dressing, asado crispy tortilla, shaved grana padano

                                          Ensaladas - Add Protein

                                          • Carne Asada$11.00

                                            • Pollo Asado$6.00

                                              • Shrimp$10.00

                                                • Salmon$11.00

                                                  Platos Grandes

                                                  • Enchiladas$18.00

                                                    Your choice: carnitas, pollo asado or veggie. Tres queso, queso fresco, white onion, cilantro, salsa roja, served with rice and beans

                                                    • Quesadilla de Puerco$18.00

                                                      Braised pork rojo, tres queso, queso fresco, crispy chicharrón, housemade adobo corn tortilla, rice and beans

                                                      • El Burro Grande$19.00

                                                        Your choice: pollo asado, al pastor, carnitas, veggie. Flour tortilla stuffed with rice and beans, pico de gallo, avocado crema, chipotle aioli, tres queso, toppped with spicy chili sauce and served with guacamole

                                                        Draft Beer

                                                        • Mex House Beer

                                                          • Pint$7.00
                                                          • Pitcher$35.00
                                                        • Modelo Especial

                                                          • Pint$7.50
                                                          • Pitcher$37.00
                                                        • Modelo Negro

                                                          • Pint$7.50
                                                          • Pitcher$37.00
                                                        • Dos Equis

                                                          • Pint$7.50
                                                          • Pitcher$37.00
                                                        • Lamp Lighter

                                                          Available in Pint

                                                          • MP
                                                        • Maine Brewing Co.

                                                          Available in Pint

                                                          • MP
                                                        • Lord Hobo

                                                          Available in Pint

                                                          • MP
                                                        • Night Shift

                                                          Available in Pint

                                                          • MP

                                                        Bottles + Cans

                                                        • Corona

                                                          • B/C$7.00
                                                          • Bucket$40.00
                                                        • Corona Light

                                                          • B/C$7.00
                                                          • Bucket$40.00
                                                        • Pacifico

                                                          • B/C$7.00
                                                          • Bucket$40.00
                                                        • Tecate

                                                          • B/C$6.00
                                                          • Bucket$34.00
                                                        • Night Lite

                                                          • B/C$7.00
                                                          • Bucket$40.00
                                                        • Sapporo Premium Can

                                                          22-oz silver bullet

                                                          • B/C$12.00
                                                        • Athletic

                                                          Non-Alcoholic

                                                          • B/C$6.00
                                                        • Truly Seltzer

                                                          Rotating

                                                          • B/C$6.00
                                                          • Bucket$34.00
                                                        • Cider

                                                          Rotating. Available in B/C

                                                          • MP

                                                        Sparkling Wine

                                                        • Marques de Caceres Brut Cava | Spain

                                                          • Glass$12.00
                                                          • Bottle$47.00
                                                        • Mont Marcal Rosado Cava | Rosé | Spain

                                                          • Glass$13.00
                                                          • Bottle$51.00
                                                        • Veuve Clicquot | France

                                                          • Bottle$105.00

                                                        White Wine

                                                        • Rosé | Rotating

                                                          • Glass$12.00
                                                          • Bottle$47.00
                                                        • Burgans Rias Baixas | Albariño | Spain

                                                          • Glass$12.00
                                                          • Bottle$47.00
                                                        • 13 Celsius | Sauvignon Blanc | Marlborough

                                                          • Glass$13.00
                                                          • Bottle$51.00
                                                        • 10 Span | Chardonnay | Santa Barbara

                                                          • Glass$14.00
                                                          • Bottle$55.00

                                                        Red Wine

                                                        • Primarius | Pinot Noir | Oregon

                                                          • Glass$13.00
                                                          • Bottle$51.00
                                                        • Postales del Fin del Mundo | Malbec | Argentina

                                                          • Glass$12.00
                                                          • Bottle$47.00
                                                        • Bodegas Bardos | Romántica | Tempranillo | Spain

                                                          • Glass$15.00
                                                          • Bottle$59.00
                                                        • Marques de Murrieta Dalmau Reserva | Tempranillo | Spain

                                                          • Bottle$129.00

                                                        Margaritas

                                                        • De La Casa

                                                          El jimador tequila blanco, agave simple, fresh lime juice, organic oj

                                                          • Glass$12.00
                                                          • Pitcher$48.00
                                                        • La Flaca

                                                          Less sugar but all the tequila!!!

                                                          • Glass$12.00
                                                          • Pitcher$48.00
                                                        • Watermelon Basil$13.00

                                                          Fresh watermelon, tequila blanco, agave, fresh squeezed lime juice, basil

                                                          • Mango Fuego$13.00

                                                            Mango, tequila, mezcal, ancho reyes verde, agave simple, lime juice, smoke & salt bitters

                                                            • Hibiscus

                                                              Tequila blanco, jamaica agua fresca, agave, fresh squeezed lime juice

                                                              • Glass$12.00
                                                              • Pitcher$48.00
                                                            • La Piña$12.00

                                                              Pineapple, tequila blanco, Jalapeno simple, fresh squeezed lime juice

                                                              • Resting Ginger$14.00

                                                                Tequila reposado, domaine de Canton, agave, fresh squeezed Lime juice

                                                                • The Fleetwood

                                                                  Herradura ultra añejo tequila cristalino, grand marnier float, fresh squeezed lime juice, agave, organic oj

                                                                  • Glass$25.00
                                                                  • Pitcher$100.00

                                                                Slushies

                                                                • House Margarita$14.00

                                                                  El jimador tequila blanco, agave simple, fresh squeezed lime juice, organic oj

                                                                  • Mangonada$15.00

                                                                    El jimador tequila blanco, mango, lime, chamoy, tajin rim, flautrikko straw

                                                                    Sangria

                                                                    • White

                                                                      Dry white wine, pavan, peach, vanilla vodka, lavenders bitters

                                                                      • Glass$13.00
                                                                      • Pitcher$52.00
                                                                    • Red

                                                                      Dry red wine, sweet vermouth, lemon liqueur, peach, organic oj

                                                                      • Glass$13.00
                                                                      • Pitcher$52.00
                                                                    • Rose

                                                                      Rotating rose, peach, vanilla vodka, pavan, lavender bitters

                                                                      • Glass$13.00
                                                                      • Pitcher$52.00

                                                                    Cocktails

                                                                    • Jalisco$12.00

                                                                      Cava, pavan, aperol, lemon

                                                                      • Rosa Carmina$13.00

                                                                        Vodka, strawberries, agave, lemon, cava float, sour cherry bitters

                                                                        • Road To Paradise$13.00

                                                                          Plantation pineapple rum, mr. Tom's coconut rum, agave, lemon, angostura bitters

                                                                          • Oaxacan Old Fashioned$14.00

                                                                            Tequila reposado, mezcal, agave, chocolate bitters

                                                                            • Mex Mule$12.00

                                                                              Smirnoff tamarind vodka, ginger beer, fresh squeezed lime juice, cinnamon stick

                                                                              • Michelada$11.00

                                                                                Modelo especial, tomato juice, house spice mix

                                                                                • The Shirtless Uncle$13.00

                                                                                  Whisky, agave, fresh squeezed lemon juice, angostura bitter

                                                                                  • Churro Espresso Martini$15.00

                                                                                    Vanilla vodka, espresso, cinnamon simple, a touch of cream

                                                                                    Mocktails + More

                                                                                    • Agua Frescas$7.00

                                                                                      Fresh fruit juice, changes daily

                                                                                      • Limeade$7.00

                                                                                        Lime, agave, mint, club soda

                                                                                        • Jamaica Ginger Iced Tea$7.00

                                                                                          Hibiscus flower, ginger

                                                                                          • Tamarind Spritz$7.00

                                                                                            Tamarind, lemon, mexican cola

                                                                                            • Horchata$7.00

                                                                                              Rice, milk, vanilla, cinnamon

                                                                                              • Jarritos$4.00

                                                                                                • Mexican Coca-Cola$4.00

                                                                                                  Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                                                                                  What 83 people are saying

                                                                                                  Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                                  Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                                                                  4.1
                                                                                                  4.1 based on recent ratings
                                                                                                  • 4.2Food
                                                                                                  • 4Service
                                                                                                  • 4.3Ambience
                                                                                                  • 3.7Value

                                                                                                  NoiseModerate

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                                                                                                    Pavv

                                                                                                    New England

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                                    overall3food4service3ambience4

                                                                                                    Good food, but pricey. Enjoyed the ambiance and the music!

                                                                                                  2. LC

                                                                                                    LiviaCarmo

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                                    overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                    Thanks for excelent service. We'll back soon. See you

                                                                                                  3. OT

                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                    New England

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    1.0

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                                    overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                                    My partner and I reserved a table online with expectations that we’d sit outside on the rooftop. MEX advertises itself as a rooftop bar, so naturally, we assumed when reserving outdoor seating, that we would get to sit on the rooftop. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case. We were informed that rooftop dining is only for parties of 4 or more, which was not specified in the reservation. We observed multiple different people leave the restaurant due to the dissatisfaction of not being able to sit on the rooftop. So, this is definitely a reoccurring issue. The food was subpar as well as the service. Overall we weren’t quite satisfied with our experience here although we were extremely excited to spend our anniversary here.

                                                                                                  4. OT

                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                    Philadelphia

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    2.0

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                                    overall2food4service2ambience5

                                                                                                    The food portions were very small but still priced high. We sat outside and that meant plastic cups for your drinks which was weird cause they gave us glass side plates. Something about drinking a $14 drink out of a plastic cup just doesn’t feel right. Tacos were good but laughable at how small they were!

                                                                                                  5. AB

                                                                                                    AmyB

                                                                                                    New England

                                                                                                    5 reviews

                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                    2.0

                                                                                                    5 reviews

                                                                                                    Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                                    overall2food5service1ambience4

                                                                                                    We made a reservation and were seated immediately on the second floor. We were eating our dinner and the manager came up to us to let us know that we were seated in the wrong seats, a party of 16 was going to be coming in for dinner, and were asked to move. We were told that we would have part of our bill taken care of for the inconvenience. The server came over after, gave us our bill as we were eating and did not ask if we needed anything else. We also noticed that the bill was for the full amount even though we were told we would not have to pay the full bill.She then came by to see if we paid the bill. It was almost as though she was wanting us to leave as soon as possible. The interesting thing is that the table we were sitting at originally was empty. So I am not sure if it was even necessary to move. When we left, I told the manager that we did not have good service and were charged the full amount. The server was right there and proceeded to argue with us. Luckily, the manager told her to step away and we went outside to talk about what happened. He was very understanding and offered for us to go have a free drink on the roof deck which we declined. He did give us his card and told us to email him when we decided to come back and we will be taken care of. He did mention that the server was having some personal issues but as far as I am concerned, this is business and she was not a good server. I was so disappointed because we have always had the best service when we got to MEX.

                                                                                                  6. CT

                                                                                                    ChadT

                                                                                                    Fort Lauderdale

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    2.0

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    Dined 3 days ago

                                                                                                    overall2food2service1ambience3

                                                                                                    The concept and location are good. Execution of service and food is not good.

                                                                                                  7. RJ

                                                                                                    RuchitaJ

                                                                                                    New England

                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                    2.0

                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                    Dined 3 days ago

                                                                                                    overall2food2service2ambience3

                                                                                                    The food was average for the pice. We ordered all vegetarian food and expected better flavor. The service was extremely slow

                                                                                                  8. OT

                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                    New England

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    Dined 3 days ago

                                                                                                    overall3food2service3ambience5

                                                                                                    Was expecting more..the drinks were bitter..,the food was tasteless, to be honest the best thing on the table that night was the guacamole. May not be back.

                                                                                                  9. MB

                                                                                                    MeganB

                                                                                                    New England

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                    1.0

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    Dined 3 days ago

                                                                                                    overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                                    It was awful. Our reservation was for 8:30 and the manager said we were good to go on the rooftop. He made it seem like we only had to wait a few minutes to get up there. We didn’t get seated until 9:45. I asked the manager what the disconnect was and he tried to explain that we were unable to reserve the rooftop table (he didn’t tell us this beforehand) and tried to say since he gave us free nachos we shouldn’t be mad. Drinks were missing and many things were forgotten. No silverware for some of us. Overall just really bad for experience. Sad because it was my friends birthday ☹️

                                                                                                  10. N

                                                                                                    Nomossundermyfeet

                                                                                                    New England

                                                                                                    97 reviews

                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                    97 reviews

                                                                                                    Dined 3 days ago

                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                    Fantastic place to meet friends after work for drinks and some great food. Loved the whole rooftop vibe. Definitely going back!!

                                                                                                  11. OT

                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                    New England

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    Dined 4 days ago

                                                                                                    overall4food5service3ambience4

                                                                                                    Comfortable ambience with little noisy sounds and music. 1st floor seems better for talking. Food is nice and I or for asian people, like them! Will visit again.

                                                                                                  12. MR

                                                                                                    MarcoRoi

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                    Food is yummy yummy yummy! Portion size is small and I had to order seconds because I was famished. So if you’re looking to fill up, might not be the ideal place unless you don’t mind ordering a few rounds of tacos. It is however a nice “let’s have a drink and hangout” place!

                                                                                                  13. AP

                                                                                                    AkshayP

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                    overall3food5service5ambience1

                                                                                                    Food and value excellent. During day and Terrace ambience is fixed.

                                                                                                  14. OT

                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                    New England

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    1.0

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                    overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                                    Terrible dining experience. Poor service

                                                                                                  15. KP

                                                                                                    KPLGMS

                                                                                                    New England

                                                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                                    4 reviews

                                                                                                    Dined on May 4, 2022

                                                                                                    overall3food4service4ambience3

                                                                                                    The food was super tasty, but the menu was a bit confusing. The tacos were small, and we got two (for $19) without any sort of side. They also came first for one diner, and the rest of us had to wait quite a long time for our food. If you don't mind a longer experience where perhaps you're sharing what comes, as it comes, then this might be the place for you.

                                                                                                  16. N

                                                                                                    Nadia501

                                                                                                    New England

                                                                                                    10 reviews

                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                    10 reviews

                                                                                                    Dined on May 1, 2022

                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                    We had THE BEST time here!!! I made reservations here for a Saturday night as a birthday dinner. When we arrived, I was told that they were going to seat us outside which wasn't what I had asked for as it was still pretty chilly. We accepted the table but ultimately decided that it was way too cold for us. I made another reservation as we sat there to be inside, and they were great about accommodating us. The hostess was so cool that he sent us a plate of nachos for the misunderstanding with the table, on the house! The atmosphere is a lot of fun, great latin music playing, TONSSSS of tequila and fun decor. The drinks and food were just delicious. We ordered a lobster taco, sushi tacos and shrimp ceviche. Everything was incredibly flavorful and delicious, and the drinks were ON POINT! Towards the end of the evening, the hostess made his way upstairs, I believe his name was Isaac, and he wanted to know how everything was, and we said that it would be even better with dessert (right now Mex doesn't have a dessert menu). He was like, "we can make that happen!" He called their sister restaurant to get us 3 cannoli's to end our meal! He definitely went above and beyond and we had an exceptional time here. Will definitely be returning!

                                                                                                  17. HH

                                                                                                    HeatherH

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                    The food was very good, the drinks were excellent as well. It is a smaller space and it is quite of bit of loud activity, so if you want quiet for your meal look elsewhere. This was not an issue for me..

                                                                                                  18. F

                                                                                                    Felix

                                                                                                    Baltimore

                                                                                                    10 reviews

                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                    10 reviews

                                                                                                    Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                    Friendly staff, tasty food and drinks, and awesome atmosphere. Will def be back!

                                                                                                  19. AJ

                                                                                                    AliJ

                                                                                                    London

                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                    2 reviews

                                                                                                    Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                                    overall4food3service5ambience5

                                                                                                    Mex has a really fun vibe. It is very energetic with excellent decor and music choices. The staff are very accommodating and polite. The food is good if nothing special. Prices are reasonable as well.

                                                                                                  20. OT

                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                    New England

                                                                                                    6 reviews

                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                    6 reviews

                                                                                                    Dined on April 22, 2022

                                                                                                    overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                                    The reviews were true the place is so loud and the servers have a hard time hearing the guests order and many of our items were missed Definitely difficult to have a normal conversation

                                                                                                  21. T

                                                                                                    Tina

                                                                                                    New England

                                                                                                    21 reviews

                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                    21 reviews

                                                                                                    Dined on April 21, 2022

                                                                                                    overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                                    The skinny margaritas were delicious as were the chips and salsa and guac. Very comfortable seating and service was a bit confusing but we managed. They should allow parties of 2+ on the roof deck or we'll never see it, experience it and recommend it!!

                                                                                                  22. MM

                                                                                                    MichelleM

                                                                                                    New England

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    Dined on April 21, 2022

                                                                                                    overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                                    The food is delicious but a bit expensive - $15 for two tiny street tacos is a bit crazy, even if the tacos were great. Some of the appetizers are more reasonable size like the nacho plate and queso dip. The drinks were pretty tasty. The music was SO LOUD, but thankfully I think other folks complained, and they turned it down. It was 3:30p on a Thursday after all, not 9pm on a Friday. I had actually been in a few days before and the music was also pretty loud, though that was a bit later in the evening on a Tuesday. Overall, tasty food, but a little more expensive than I'd like to pay. I'd keep this as a good drinks and appetizers place, but maybe not a full dinner place.

                                                                                                  23. K

                                                                                                    Karen

                                                                                                    New England

                                                                                                    5 reviews

                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                    5 reviews

                                                                                                    Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                                                    overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                    I’ve been here a few times now and the experiences have been great. The margaritas are lovely, I’ve tasted La Flaca, La Piña, Watermelon Basil and The Mangonada, all yummy. The tacos are just as delicious, however, the eggplant tacos could be better like the first day I went. It’s more slices of eggplant now rather than being fully cooked. The carne asada tacos delicious, the agave wings delicious, Baja tacos are yummy. The bartenders are so live, active and attentive. Always a good time and will recommend to all.

                                                                                                  24. OT

                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                    New England

                                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                                    Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                    Despite being a busy night the staff took turns waiting on us to make sure our needs were met. We enjoyed the atmosphere and had a great time. Thanks!

                                                                                                  25. OT

                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                    Denver

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                    Great food, great atmosphere. Would come back and recommend for a fun date night or with a large group.

                                                                                                  26. MC

                                                                                                    MallowCup

                                                                                                    New England

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                                                                    overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                                                    The food was pretty good. The ambiance was unexpectedly loud hip hop/club music which made a conversation difficult without raising our voices quite high. The service was friendly but slow and confused. So while our waiter was nice, she wasn’t particularly good and took a long time to bring simple items such as a beer or chips/guacamole.

                                                                                                  27. AP

                                                                                                    AaronP

                                                                                                    New England

                                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                                    Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                                                                    overall4food3service4ambience4

                                                                                                    Was a good spot. It’s a lively spot, a bit too noisy so didn’t get to fully enjoy the company of the group I was with since we felt like we were yelling just to hear each other.

                                                                                                  28. a

                                                                                                    angelaf

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    2.0

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                                                                    overall2food1service2ambience5

                                                                                                    Food was not good and definitely not worth the price. Super loud with music. The salsa tasted like tomato paste. Very disappointed. The host was super friendly and probably the best part of the restaurant. Cocktail was good, pricey but most drinks are now a days. Never got silverware until half way through dinner.

                                                                                                  29. EL

                                                                                                    EricL

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    2.0

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    Dined on April 12, 2022

                                                                                                    overall2food3service1ambience4

                                                                                                    Beautiful venue. Food is okay but not for the price. You get fancy ish versions of normal tacos. I'd dine here on someone else's money. It not on my own. Cocktails were also mediocre and overpriced. Worst part was the service - we approached the hostess who didn't respond to us at all and only talked with her colleagues. When a waiter came to sit us down, they didn't introduce themselves, so we actually didn't even know we were supposed to follow him. They then seemed possibly irritated with us and the waiter who finally spoke to us after his third visit seemed way too relieved to not have to serve our table. As an Asian person and a psychiatrist, I'm used to terse service and strange people, but I have to say that this was some of the strangest service I've ever had. It was enough to kill the mood (and yes I work in asylums) , and my fiancee and I found ourselves wondering if we had offended the staff or if they disliked how we wore masks / the fact we were Asian.

                                                                                                  30. BI

                                                                                                    BackInOKS

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    Dined on April 11, 2022

                                                                                                    overall3food2service5ambience4

                                                                                                    Barkeep is working too hard on cocktail recipes. The difference between a great margarita and a mess is too many ingredients.

                                                                                                  31. OT

                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                    New England

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                                                                    overall4food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                    fabulous food and wonderful kind staff. drinks are fire. they overa

                                                                                                  32. G

                                                                                                    Greta

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    Dined on April 9, 2022

                                                                                                    overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                    Went here with friends for my birthday and it was absolutely AMAZING!!!! Without requesting it, they put us upstairs on the third floor in a more private room with a Pac Man and a private bar. Our waiter was so attentive and willing to make recommendations on the food, which was great. They went above and beyond by getting dessert from a place nearby to make my birthday special. Would recommend to anyone looking for a trendy, fun dinner with friends on a special occasion.

                                                                                                  33. MT

                                                                                                    MarkT

                                                                                                    New England

                                                                                                    31 reviews

                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                                    31 reviews

                                                                                                    Dined on April 6, 2022

                                                                                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                    Mex is so fun. Love the great energetic atmosphere. Super cocktails and drinks and the authentic but modern twist on the tacos. They are so good.

                                                                                                  34. AH

                                                                                                    AshleyH

                                                                                                    New England

                                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                                    2.0

                                                                                                    3 reviews

                                                                                                    Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                                                                    overall2food1service2ambience3

                                                                                                    The food and drinks were very subpar -- uninventive, overpriced, and nothing that I'd care to have again. The mango fuego margarita was sickeningly sweet, with no hint of the promised mezcal smokiness or spice. I've had better birria tacos at Mexican restaurant chains like Chilacates (in fact, their tacos were far superior). Even the tortilla chips and queso at Mex were disappointing. Mex is a lot of style but not much substance.

                                                                                                  35. d

                                                                                                    ddemarco

                                                                                                    New England

                                                                                                    48 reviews

                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                                    48 reviews

                                                                                                    Dined on March 26, 2022

                                                                                                    overall3food2service4ambience3

                                                                                                    Nice addition to the technology area...but they need to up their game if they want to survive. The college crowd will not. Menu is un-inventive.

                                                                                                  36. OT

                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                    New England

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    Dined on March 26, 2022

                                                                                                    overall4food5service3ambience5

                                                                                                    Everything was great but the service was slow.

                                                                                                  37. E

                                                                                                    Emily

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    3.0

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    Dined on March 23, 2022

                                                                                                    overall3food3service4ambience3

                                                                                                    Overall good experience. Food was good but very overpriced. Also, I had indicated on the reservation that it was my partner's birthday, but we were seated at a table downstairs by the bar and had to ask if they did anything special for bdays.

                                                                                                  38. SW

                                                                                                    StephanieW

                                                                                                    New England

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    Dined on March 22, 2022

                                                                                                    overall4food4service5ambience3

                                                                                                    Nice place with friendly servers and good food. A bit pricey for what you get. The music, although they have a great playlist, was SUPER loud - beyond just fun and upbeat. It was legitimately tough to have a conversation at 6 pm on a Tuesday night. So if they could turn it down a few notches, it would be much better.

                                                                                                  39. OT

                                                                                                    OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                    New England

                                                                                                    5 reviews

                                                                                                    vip
                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                    5 reviews

                                                                                                    Dined on March 19, 2022

                                                                                                    overall4food3service4ambience5

                                                                                                    Fun ambiance! The Moscow mule was delicious and the birria tacos were yummy just a little greasy!

                                                                                                  40. w

                                                                                                    wakaflocka

                                                                                                    New England

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    4.0

                                                                                                    1 review

                                                                                                    Dined on March 18, 2022

                                                                                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                    nice place! loud inside but not bad when you're sitting outside

                                                                                                  Safety precautions

                                                                                                  • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                                                    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                                                                    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                                                                    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                                                  • Screening

                                                                                                    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                                                                                  FAQs

                                                                                                  Mex Taqueria & Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 945-2503.

                                                                                                  Mex Taqueria & Bar is rated 4.1 stars by 83 OpenTable diners.

                                                                                                  Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                                                                  Google Map for Mex Taqueria & Bar

                                                                                                  500 Technology Square Cambridge, MA 02139-3521

                                                                                                  Additional information

                                                                                                  • Cross street

                                                                                                    Portland

                                                                                                  • Neighborhood

                                                                                                    Cambridge

                                                                                                  • Hours of operation

                                                                                                    Mon–Wed 3:30 pm–10:00 pm
                                                                                                    Thu–Sat 3:30 pm–11:00 pm

                                                                                                  • Cuisines

                                                                                                    Mexican, Tex-Mex

                                                                                                  • Dining style

                                                                                                    Casual Dining

                                                                                                  • Dress code

                                                                                                    Casual Dress

                                                                                                  • Parking details

                                                                                                    Public Lot

                                                                                                  • Public transit

                                                                                                    Red LineBusses

                                                                                                  • Payment options

                                                                                                    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                  • Executive chef

                                                                                                    Chef Delio Susi Jr.

                                                                                                  • Additional

                                                                                                    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                                                  • Phone number

                                                                                                    (617) 945-2503

                                                                                                  • Private party facilities

                                                                                                    100+ Seat Roof Deck With Private Bar Mezzanine Cocktail Lounge With Private Bar

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