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MEX Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://mexbloomfield.com/
  • Email: info@MEXbloomfield.com
  • Phone: (248) 723-0800
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm, Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Contemporary Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Mark Barbarich
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Maple
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from MEX
Modern Mexican Bistro & Tequila Bar

The menu features authentic Mexican comfort food like carne asada, corn tamales and queso fondido, as well as homemade horchata, more than 100 types of tequila, and an inspired selection of handcrafted cocktails and margaritas.

While traditional Mexican will be the restaurant’s lifeblood, the menu also features modern twists on classics, like chicken taquitos and Mexican-style corn on the cob. Fun, Funky and Delicious.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "We have eaten here many times. (Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After hours) Never been disappointed. They have a create your own skillet brunch item. You can pick as many or as little as you want in the breakfast skillet...Never the same twice, lots of options. Guacamole is great along with the sauces. If you are into Margaritas, you will have to try the Ghostbuster. It is Phenomenal. I could go on, yet go and experience it yourself and you will see what I mean. Enjoy!!!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Beautiful room, but the menu is standard and the food is below par. A shame."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "MEX is not your average combo platter mexican restaurant, and that is refreshing. The decor tells you that as soon as you walk in. Service was a little slow, getting chips and salsa could have been faster, but other than that, this place should be on your list. Guacamole was very good - chips are homeade. I had carne asada - skirt steak was cooked perfect and had great flavor. Hubby had pork tacos which he describes as "craveable". The rice and bean sides are a little different too, in a very good way. And the margaritas were fantastic. Overall, really enjoyed our meal and would go back again!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The food reminded me of when I was in Cozumel ,Mexico.....delis! Our waitperson recommended the pork sandwich, similar to a French Dip, but dipped in a chili like tomato soup."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Great food and drinks were awesome! The drinks were a little on the expensive side and I would suggest making a reservation!"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Although the service & ambience was great, the food lacked seasonings that reflected Mexican cuisine. It wasn't even Tex-Mex... The overall taste was a bit bland & not at all south of the border in taste. My dining partner agreed. However, if you want a cool place to have cocktails & appetizers it's a very appropriate place to meet."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "We ate at Mex restauraunt on April 4.Although our party arrived almost an hour before our reservation and it was very crowded the hostess was very polite and assured us it was no problem and immediately got us a table.The decorations and ambience is superb.Our waitress Nichole was very knowledgeable about the menu and exceptionally patient about answering our myriad of questions.The drinks were unbelievable and not only was the food exceptional the portions were huge.Iwould definitely recommend this establishment without hesitation."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We enjoyed lunch on 4/3/14- nicely decorated, food LOOKED GOOD & was good, servers helpful. The only negatives- pricey & tables close together!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Service was prompt, friendly and knowledgable. Food was extremely good. Creative takes on Mexican classics. The loaded guac. To die for. And we tried 2 types if taco- all outstanding and different. So incredibly loud though. My only beef. Not the place for an intimate dinner or those with hearing aids."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The area has waited a long time for a great mexican restaurant....we are still waiting. Everything is laced in Cilantro. The staff is not educated in what ingredients are in the dishes. The menu is extremely limited and the food was mediocre at best. I think we paid for every individual chip we ate. Ridiculous! We will not be returning."
    Dined on 1/5/2014
  • "Love loved this place. Went for my birthday and was perfect for the occasion. Loved the decor and vibe of the whole place. The food and margs were super delicious. I can't wait to come back here! The only thing that was disappointing was our particular waitor wasn't very friendly."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Although I had heard great things about Mex I had not dined there since it's opening. My experience was pleasant & delicious. It was easy making reservations online and they were available as soon as I arrived. The hostess was very pleasant & welcoming. For my lunch I chose the "chicken taquito lettuce wraps" which were the perfect size and delicious. My dining companion had the "Fajita bowl & salad" and said it was excellent. I would highly recommend this restaurant to friends. There are several high top tables so if you don't care for them they also have regular table settings."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "The food was excellent. The chef did an amazing job with flavors. The food does not lack flavor, spice or imagination."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Exceptionally good food. Fresh with modest seasonings and complimentary ingredients. Chefs are at work here.. Only complaint was that the shrimp taco was only average because it had too much sauce overpowering everything else."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I really thought this was a fun place. You walk in and it is very busy, in a good way!! However, I just found it really cramped and it is partially attributed to the layout. i couldn't get out of my table without hitting the table next to me and I was constantly dancing with the busy staff that was buzzing around, you always feel in the way! Overall it was fun, but not on my regular restaurant visiting agenda."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I enjoyed the scene. I would recommend this place for relaxed and laid back occasion and events but not ever an anniversary or a proposal site. Have fun foodies!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We waited FOREVER for our food- and while we waited we baked in the sun scorched dining room with no way to shade the sun. The food wasn't worth it."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "We were relieved to have reservations because this neiborhood gem was packed and there was a wait for lunch We enjoyed all very much . HOWEVER we did wait a very long time for service and I felt overlooked (sad) We had reservations and this was a birthday celebration ....made for a frustrated table. We dined on the unique design your own salad , guacamole tortilla chip appetizer, and enchiladas ."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Hi, We loved the decor at the Mex restaurant. The homemade chips and salsa verde were delicious as were the drinks. The Kale salad was also very good as was the guacamole. Our fish tacos and shrimp tacos were kind of bland and those of us who ate them have had better. Overall, great service and a fun evening. Nice to be in such a lively place! We might ask for a table away from the madding crowd next time. Hard to hear in there."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Great place for Mexican. I highly recommend the charizo tacos. The regular guac was also very good. Portion size were appropriate. I would have liked the food a little more spicy (read hot), but I really like spicy food."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "When I phoned for a reservation, the woman on the phone said, "Unfortunately we are full tonight." That was at 4:10 p.m. or so. So I went on Open Table and confirmed a reservation for 5:15 p.m. and off we went. People were being seated without reservations at that time also. Our server was Michael who was wonderful and very attentive. The chef was visible with the customers and that's a plus for people wanting to come back. Where we were seated, we could see into the kitchen through windows. Chef Gordon Ramsey would be proud. That kitchen ran like clockwork. Everyone had a job and knew how to do it. There must have been at least 12 people working back there. Food came out hot, fresh, and promptly. We will definitely go back."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We made reservations for 6:00 on Tuesday night, thinking it would be fairly quiet then & we could have a nice conversation with the couple we were meeting for dinner. Wrong.....it was more like 8:00 Saturday night! This is a fun place & the food is good, but will probably not return anytime soon as all the noise made for an unpleasant dining experience."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "The food was delicious and we'll prepared. The hostess seemed a little unhappy. My waitress was knowledgeable and very attentive! The tequila was amazing, great selection."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Went to Mex on Valentine's Day. Decor is very interesting and unexpected and creates a great atmosphere. Great service. Food is very fresh and different from most Mexican restaurants in this area. I am vegetarian and was impressed with the entree selections. I would definitely go back and recommend Mex to others."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "service was a bit spotty, with manager filling in for waiter on 3 occasions. Food was okay, but not noteworthy."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Try the Sin-Gin Margarita! Incredible. The Guac was great too. The service started out a little iffy but they came around througout the night. The bad service stemmed from the hostess not the wait staff."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "The food was excellent for what you got. But here at a Mexican restaurant you could not get no taco shells or soft shells with your food."Those items were for dinner only" as per our waiter. If you go here, hope that you get a waitperson that wants to serve you properly, ours felt that we your stopping him from doing something else more important."
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "Mex needs to keep their brunch skillets! They are delicious and a good value. We did not get the skillet menu when we sat down but once we asked, our waiter said they could still make them. We heard other people asking for it and some servers were saying they could not get it. It's clearly popular! It's the reason we go!"
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Had a fun girls night out with good drinks and great service! Wish you could order things a la carte or change an order to your liking - when you order tacos you HAVE to get two if the same, you can't say that you'd like one steak and one chicken (for example)"
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "We went for brunch on Sunday. The three of us ordered something different so we could get a nice sampling. Everything was tasty. We ordered the huervos rancheros, Egg sandwich, and the Salad Bowl (of which you get a sheet of paper for you to check off anything and everything that you could ever want in/on your salad). Simply amazing. The waiter was knowledgeable of the menu and made several suggestions. Drinks wise the ghostbuster margarita is awesome."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Very good service and food. Unique Mexican offerings were a pleasure to find. Was seated immediately with an early reservation (5:45pm) on a Saturday. Pricey for Mexican food. You're paying for atmosphere, ambiance and loud conversation among people who are trying to hard to impress each other. Not the place to go for a quiet, romantic dinner (at least not on weekends). Will go back but can't afford to be a regular customer."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "We had a great dinner. We worried with all of the mixed reviews. Chad, our server, was very knowledgeable and proud of where he works! He talked us into some wonderful desserts. Highly recommend. We will revisit."
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "This was our third visit and the first time on a Sunday night. Sunday night is a much different scene than during the week or Saturday night. Be prepared a lot more families with kids which changes the vibe from other nights. Food is good and wait staff provides good service. We will return."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "Great fresh taste on very authentic Mexican dishes - guacamole was fabulous as was margarita classicos! Fish tacos, carne asada, tamales and enchiladas sampled - all with unique fresh flavors. Fast service, excellent environment - really fun!"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Got there at 8pm in a Saturday night and the wait was 1.5 hours. They don't take reservations until 10 pm. So it is a long wait. Drinks are great but food is just okay. Appitizers are good. World return but maybe on a weeknight."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "The food was good. We had the burrito bowel. However, as someone else mentioned the staff is not well informed about the menu and such. Make sure you ask a lot of questions to confirm what you are getting."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We've been to MEX four times now. We go back for the excellent food and well made cocktails. If you can snag a seat in the bar area during happy hour, the drink prices are excellent. We wish there were more "meat free" entrees, especially for Mexican fare. However, anything with the "skinny" beans and fish tacos are delicious and our go-to choices. Avoid the porch area if the sun is setting. It's WAY too bright and too hot to enjoy a meal. Also be warned... this is a place to "be seen." IE... lots of fashionable, high end apparel, ridiculous high heels, men in far too tight jeans and potentially endless waiting lists. But if you're in the area, it's worth a stop, if only for a margarita."
    Dined on 12/16/2013
  • "We have lived in the Detroit area for just over a year, and this is the type of restaurant we have been waiting for: hip atmosphere and great food. We travel extensively, and when we moved here we were a bit disappointed that so many of the locals' favorites were so stuffy and provincial. Mex has a great menu with many options. They manage to mix Mexican food items with on-trend flavors."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We had dinner at MEX for the first time a few days ago. We had a reservation for an early dinner and were promptly seated. Loved the decor!! Our server was friendly and knowledgeable and we all settled on the tacos. There were four of us and we each tried a different type. While the tacos were tasty, we felt they were on the pricey side. As the restaurant began to fill up with patrons our level of service declined and it appeared that the our section of the restaurant was under staffed. I'm not sure how quickly I will go back for dinner, may just try the bar. There is potential at MEX."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "A group of 5 friends went to the restaurant to catch up and enjoy a dinner together over the holidays. The food was decent enough and our server was friendly and relatively efficient. The kitchen had some problems keeping up (serving the freshly made chips and salsa after the entrees were served) but overall it was a nice time. Until we finished our dinner and the staff decided they wanted the table back immediately. Our server presented us with menus so we could consider desert while drinking our coffee. Within minutes, another staff member came over and tried to remove the menus, which I did not permit. Then a minute later another staff member came over and removed the menus and our (not empty) coffee and water glasses. So rude!"
    Dined on 12/28/2013