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First Floor - Mex Taqueria & Bar, Cambridge, MA

Mex Taqueria & Bar

4.1
4.1
105 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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Booked 26 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

What 105 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
  • 4.1Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.7Value

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  1. MT

    MarkT

    New England

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    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.

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic lunch. Try the churro martini.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Birthdayyy

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 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.

  10. 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

  11. 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!

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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!

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. E

    Ella

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2

    The food was decent but over-priced, and the wait staff tried to clear our pitcher while there was still at least a drink left in it

  20. v

    valentinag

    Miami

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service2ambience5

    The best Mexican restaurant I’ve tried in Boston. The drinks were great, the food was amazing, and the service is the only thing that needs work. Either way, it’s a great place to enjoy delicious food. They offer margarita pitchers and they were so so good. I highly recommend the nachos to share and the corn was amazing.

  21. P

    Pavv

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4

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

  22. LC

    LiviaCarmo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

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

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    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.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    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!

  25. AB

    AmyB

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    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.

  26. CT

    ChadT

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3

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

  27. RJ

    RuchitaJ

    New England

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3

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

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    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.

  29. MB

    MeganB

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    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 ☹️

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very chill.

  31. N

    Nomossundermyfeet

    New England

    97 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    97 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    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.

  33. MR

    MarcoRoi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    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!

  34. 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.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Terrible dining experience. Poor service

  36. 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.

  37. 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!

  38. 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..

  39. 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!

  40. 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.

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 105 OpenTable diners.

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

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Booked 26 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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