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First Floor - Mex Taqueria & Bar, Cambridge, MA

Mex Taqueria & Bar

4.1
4.1
127 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 mexprivateevents@gmail.com

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Tex-Mex

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed 11:00 am–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 11:00 am–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

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What 127 people are saying

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

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Boston

    Outdoor Dining

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  1. TS

    TacoSeeker

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent tacos. Quick service. A bit noisy (music) for easy conversation. But worth it for the food.
  2. o

    opentable

    New England

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    The food was not very good & the margaritas were awful. Very overpriced for the amount of food $18.00 for 2 tacos was expensive. The chicken in bowls was not even breast meat it was thigh meat. Very low quality.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Arrived at 4:45pm on a Friday. Surprisingly empty, and we were seated on the rooftop. We were sprayed by some unknown liquid that came from the ledge next to our table, but once we let the staff know, they let us move and replaced our drinks. Mex is on the pricier side, and the food is just ok. The house and frozen house margs are good, and we mostly go for the ambience
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food1service4ambience4
    Nice ambiance but the food left much to be desired. The nachos were subpar and the tacos were terrible. If you are going to sell tacos the shrimp should be fresh (not fried) or at least say on the menu that it is fried. The chicken tacos were awful and I could barely get through a few bites. Don’t bother coming here if you want quality food. I think it could be a nice drink spot though with the rooftop.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Staff was very nice/accommodating and the physical space is a really cool vibe. Has potential but pretty disappointed with our food and drinks. Much better margaritas and Mexican food elsewhere. Glad to try but won’t be returning.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it! Great for a big group on the rooftop
  7. DB

    DenisB

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at Mex Tacqueria and I had a wonderful experience. The food was amazing and service was great. I enjoyed the rooftop dining experience and the drinks were on point. I would certainly recommend it and am looking forward to going back soon.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    Great food was great, but didn’t quite make up for the slow and inattentive service.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    This resturant has a lot of potential, located in a great location, drinks & food tastes really good but service is pretty bad. Our server came over to our table with water and just walked away after we said hi. They messed up both the drinks and food orders of both tables behind and infront of us (multiple times). We were offered different drinks than what we ordered twice, until our ordered drinks finally came. Food is actually pretty good but need improved services.
  10. JJ

    JJNAA

    New England

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The service was slow. One drink I received was overwhelmingly strong (and was returned and replaced). The empanadas were ok (the crust was a bit overdone). The salsa tasted like tomato sauce. The pollo asado was lacking in flavor.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Really good service & food! The margaritas were also amazing!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    This spot is good for drinks and some small bites! A little overpriced for bigger dishes as they came out lukewarm/bordering cold. Worth checking out for just a snack and drinks
  13. AN

    AmandaN

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Delicious Food. Lovely patio options. Great service.
  14. D

    Diner6547

    Atlantic City

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great experience at Mex. All 6 people in the group enjoyed their meals and drinks.
  15. MG

    MarkG

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best birria tacos around. Great ambiance. Food is delicious. Our waiter was great with recommendations and very attentive to our needs. This place is a gem!
  16. M

    Mary

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    My second time dining here wasn't as good as my first. A table wasn't ready for our party of 3 until 30 minutes after our reservation time. Our waitress was very nice and the food came out quickly. This time, the Carne Asada Tacos were extremely salty so I didn't finish them both. This was disappointing because they were very good last time..; Though dining early, the music was really loud which made it hard to hear others across the table.
  17. RP

    RoryP

    New England

    12 reviews

    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Atmosphere was good; nachos were not particularly good, and service was a little slow (took forever for us to get the check, and that's only after we had to ask for it while waiting at least 15 minutes)
  18. BK

    BonnieK

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great place with fun rooftop patio! I would say the value for $$ is low - very small portions, but inventive and good quality.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful spot! Loved the rooftop deck, food, drinks & atmosphere! Would absolutely go back!
  20. KT

    KristenT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time ever going to Mex! We went for my birthday and LOVED IT!!! Everything was delicious! We got guac and queso as well as a variety of tacos. The corn chips were yummy! The crane asada tacos were sooo good. And the drinks… YUMMY!!!!! Service was great, so nice. We sat on the roof and LOVED IT. Awesome vibe! Can’t wait to go again!
  21. JT

    JakesTakes

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service (thank you, Paula!). Food was outstanding.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good vibes
  23. MT

    MarkT

    New England

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mex is an awesome spot near Tech Sq. I love their tacos and drinks. They have some really nice creations in a very cool atmosphere that is fun and exciting but open air and easy enough to still talk. High marks all the way around. Need to try the 3rd floor roof deck bar.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience4
    We sat at the bar and the service was terrible. There was one poor guy making drinks for the entire restaurant (he was killing it btw) and 2 other guys behind the bar that wouldn’t pay attention to us. We got the Taco Party (chefs 10 assorted tacos) thinking we’d get to try at least 5 different tacos. We only got 3 - veggie, chicken, and carnitas. They were cold and mediocre at best. Giving 2 stars for great cocktails and cool vibe.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic lunch. Try the churro martini.
  26. r

    roger1950

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    This is really for those who want a drink, and maybe some tapas to go with it. For that, it's ideal. But for lunch, the portions are small, it's expensive, and the octopus tacos I had were disappointing. I would try it again, but probably for drinks at the end of the day rather than lunch.
  27. KK

    KimberlyK

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience4
    The food and drinks here were average. We made a reservation for the rooftop and were told there was a private party. We were finally seated outside on the patio. The service was slow and uneven. My margarita was served in a plastic cup (whyyyyyy?) - my friend’s wine was in a regular glass. The tacos were were dried out. Go to Naco Taco or Felipe’s instead.
  28. M

    Maddy

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Overpriced for small servings. Thought outdoor seating was on roof deck not loud hot smelly street. Would love to come back on a summer weekend night and be on the roof.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Portions small. Host was lovely. Our server was a little short with us, and at one point another server came along and apparently he wasn’t suppose to and our first server was annoyed. Mixed drink was mostly ice. Came in small cup, next drink was in a bigger cup - same price. Food tasted great. Server only asked about part of the party’s food allergies. She put the vegetarian tacos and shrimp tacos on same plate of the two people she didn’t ask about allergies. Overall servers were confused but food was good. Hostess was nice.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthdayyy
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The reception was not very welcoming during our visit and could be improved. This was our second time at the restaurant and when we arrived it was a bit chaotic and we couldn’t figure out what was going on. We would have appreciated a general check in welcome, some eye contact and perhaps to hear that someone would be with us in a moment etc. We stood at the entrance and staff were entering and exiting around us and there was no clear indication who was at the front desk and in charge. Engaging with patrons in the first few minutes after they arrive would help improve the overall dining experience and prevent confusion. Thanks.
  32. c

    cbmh

    New England

    21 reviews

    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    It was great to have an outdoor space that one could book in advance. The space was comfortable. The staff were very nice and we appreciated that they were easy going about the fact that some in our party were late, allowing us to order some drinks and apps while waiting. The food was fine although a little skimpy for the prices. The drinks were disappointing; they sounded promising but I expect a really good margarita at a place like this and ours were weak, overly iced and not especially flavorful. Also having plastic cups is unconscionable in this day and age; plus, ours blew over in the wind and one of the party ended up with drinks in his lap. Given that one of the party ordered wine and that came in a glass, I do not see why glasses cannot be used. I
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely love this place! From the ambiance and cool vibe, to the great service and incredible food, it’s one of the best places to dine in the Boston area. The food is authentic, fun and delicious and the cocktails are incredible. We sampled a bit of everything- I especially loved the carne asada and carnitas tacos, street corn and the guacamole and chips are next level! The hibiscus margarita is delicious and they have an incredible selection of top tequilas. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable on both food and cocktail menu recommendations. Could not recommend Mex enough, we love it and we can’t wait to come back!
  34. ES

    EveS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very accommodating with our change in plans first sitting outside then moving in. Enjoyed the food and drinks. Great decor and music. Friendly service.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    We had a reservation and when we got there, there was no seating. They sat us at the only table left, which was directly next to the door and next to the host stand. Throughout dinner, the staff kept leaning over me to open the windows behind me. Next, we ordered a pitcher of margaritas, empanadas, and chips (which were pretty overpriced) and the empanadas came out completely cold on the inside. Also, our waiter was weirdly standing next to our table the whole time without saying anything. For almost the entire time we were there, he was lurking but not saying anything. Overall, the restaurant had so much potential but completely failed. The vibes were really cool but it flopped on everything else. It was also way overpriced for the food.
  36. HV

    HeleneV

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Great atmosphere and location. Service was lacking. Had to ask for items several times to get anything.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The place was terrific. I highly recommend this place to anyone who loves Mexican. Also loved the ambiance of the place. We sat upstairs outside with the open fireplace but every dining area has meant beyond our expectations. The staff was lively and helpful with menu choices. The drinks are out of this world. GET THE PITCHERS for sure.
  38. C

    Chrissyk

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great place for groups and had a super fun vibe!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Ordered a pitcher of margaritas, which was overpriced, watered down with excessive ice and barely had an alcohol in it. Be ready for plastic cups if sitting in the patio. The food tasted good but didn’t quite meet expectations. We had an actual bone in the birria tacos, queso was good but not a dip and they only give like 10 chips with it. We had to prompt the waiter for any type of service, including silverware. It’s a promising spot but clearly need to work out some kinks.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Just terrible service. This is coming from a former server. I have pity, I have sympathy, I have understanding for the serving realm. Each server was rude, inattentive, would ignore me; I told them we were ordering food. He never came back to take my order. When I tried to catch him to order guacamole, he said “hold on” with his finger up and walked away. And never came back. The second server I talked to looked confused when I tried to order with him. I never got my guac. Our drinks came in plastic cups. Paper towels were used instead of napkins. I had to ask many times for napkins. Overall, I am not going to beg for food and napkins just to spend over $15 for empanadas or $6-8 a taco. The drinks were delicious. Margarita and a smokey old fashion. I hope my tip went to the bar tender.

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 127 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today
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 11:00 am–10:00 pm Thu–Sat 11:00 am–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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