MEX
MEX

MEX

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://mexbloomfield.com/
  • Phone: 2487230800x
  • 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 WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
MEX reviews from OpenTable diners
99 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelEnergetic
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (45)fit for foodies (41)hot spot (40)great for lunch (37)neighborhood gem (36)great for outdoor dining (26)vibrant bar scene (25)special occasion (24)great for brunch (15)late-night find (11)kid-friendly (9)scenic view (6)romantic (4)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • 1st night at Mex
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Great service! Waiter was good with meeting our needs and received our food in timely matter.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We had heard through friends Mex would be a fun experience with good food. It exceeded our expectations in every way. Just the décor made the trip there worthwhile, but the food was outstanding. I ordered the best fish tacos I have ever had, bar none. The service was very good: friendly, personable and efficient, and although we probably overstayed our welcome, we did not feel we were being rushed in the least. We can't wait for our family (who are foodies) to come to town for a visit because Mex will definitely be on our go-to restaurant list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, weak drinks, overpriced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    The food was good but way overpriced . . . Imperial ion Ferndale blows this place out of the water for 1/2 the price. Ordered a margarita for $12 and there was almost zero tequila in it. The margarita base was good but tasted like sugar water due to the lack of tequila. Won't make the trip from Huntington Woods out here again with better Mexican so much closer to home. The server was very nice but there were large gaps in between our first drink and waiting for the 2nd (I ordered a beer and my wife a glass of wine to be safe).
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  • Good food but kind of pretentious
    csnarsk
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I made a reservation and when I walked in the hostess said she could only offer me a table in the front or we could sit at an actual table but we had to be out by 6:00 (it was 5:00). When I mentioned I had a reservation she looked me up and without saying anything proceeded to seat us at a high top up front. I'm not sure the point of having a reservation. The waitress was nice and helpful. Food was mildly over priced but good.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice vibe
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Needed a place to hang with my girls after work & Mex was perfect! One of my friends is a very particular Tequila drinker and with Mex' Tequila menu, I knew she would be pleased. Good food, nice drinks & luv the décor! The staff was friendly and attentive. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    The food, drinks, ambiance, and service was great. I can't wait to return with other friends to enjoy the MEX. See you soon.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The $9 salad
    ClosetfoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The $9 salad special for lunch is amazing. You can select any toppings on the list. The list has everything from beets to peptides to chèvre. I thoroughly enjoyed the salad and all of the fresh ingredients! The servers were very pleasant too. Good job Mex!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Solid Mexican Food
    pickyfoody
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Excellent drinks. Really enjoyed the skinny margarita. Salsa and guac were also delic. Tacos were good but not great. A little overdone
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • High energy lunch hour
    StillStuffedVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The place was packed but the high energy and people watching makes time fly while waiting (not too long) for our lunches. Fish tacos are still my fave and I appreciate being able to substitute salad for the rice and beans sides.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vegan Foodie
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I loved the decor and ambiance, the dining music was also very upbeat and enjoyable. The service was very good along with the selection of a few vegan meals. I have had a lot of Mexican food and felt the food was fàr superior to any others I have tried.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Casual atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We had a good experience at MEX. We went early on a Friday for happy hour / dinner. We received prompt service, and maybe a little too prompt. Food came out very fast, and we felt pretty rushed. I wouldn't recommend this for a nice night out. The atmosphere was very casual, and even though we kept telling our server we wanted to take our time, our meal was moved along pretty quickly. Fun atmosphere and would be good for a group, but don't recommend for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Chips AREN'T on the Table
    nerica
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The decor is enlivening, the food is delicious, although a bit scanty, and the service is prompt. I would like this venue a whole lot better if they didn't charge for chips and salsa. It's quite annoying to sit down at a Mexican restaurant, order a drink for $10 or $12 and find out they want you to shell out for what virtually all other Mexican eateries include. For this reason, I often nix going there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday party
    Doodledot
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I reserved a table for six with a newborn baby for my husband's birthday party. Upon checking receptionist was rude to my husband and sat us at a table that did not have a place for a baby. This was our first visit and impression, and we almost left. The food we enjoyed and somewhat redeemed our visit after we finally got situated with seating - which took awhile.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not so hot
    BurritoBill2
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Slow service, didn't get the order correct. Manager stopped by to check and disappeared before anyone in the party could request anything. Food was delicious, great drink selection, generous portions. Had to wait an unreasonable amount of time to pay the bill.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fajita Bowl
    WooHoo
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Cant stop thinking about that fajita bowl!!!!! ...............................................................................
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 08/24/14
    ammdivaVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Excellent Restaurant, food is wonderful. I love the shrimp taco's and the elote
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Mexican Food
    Partycook
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Mex has been a hot spot for some time, so we were excited to see an available reservation on Open Table. The food was delicious and the portions were just right. My only disappointment was in the Margarita which had orange juice instead of lime. Isn't a classic Margarita supposed to be lime juice? I know it's thier twist on a classic, but it didn't work for me. We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MCClintock
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The service and atmosphere very nice! Menu extensive and drink selection nice. Unfortunately all 4 selections for 4 different people were very salty even the vegetarian dish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fun place
    DollyVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    interesting presentation of food. Good choices, too. Love the restaurant design.............
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Find
    ChefAlbear
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I treated my wife and a friend on Sunday for brunch. Everyone was pleased with the experience. Food was fresh and prepared very creatively. Interesting presentation. Very competent, friendly service, The decor is outstanding. Well done all the way around! We will definitely make this a regular occasion.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, service friendly
    muybueno14
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Recently went there for the first time with family. We enjoyed the food and service. However, not so sure that the tequila was as top shelf as the waitress claimed for the skinny margaritas. Nevertheless, we will be back…..next time, however, we will request Patron or some other notable tequila for our drinks.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Deafening Noise and Burnt Food
    Southfield66
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I went with a group of 5 for early dinner on a Saturday night. The decoration is a bit strange, but acceptable. The noise level was terrible. With generic dance music blaring in the background we had to shout at each other while leaning in to the center of the table to hear each other. My Carne Asada was beyond well-done with charring in some places. The service was quite good and the staff helpful and attentive. I guess I would classify this as a "hot spot'" but only for people unable to generate their own interesting conversation. We asked the restaurant to turn down the music, but they explained it was deliberately turned up for the weekend!
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  • Great Decor, bad food.
    Truth71
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The price of the food was to high for the amount of food you received. The ginger ale was way to strong ( made your tongue tingle). The chips and salsa should be complimentary ( smaller version). Would not go back unless I was with a group that already was there or wanted to go. Rethink the price to the food amount.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • CDIIVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Came here a few weeks ago for a business dinner and restaurant was lively. However the food wasn't so great-had the tamales which were dry, but the chips & salsa were notably good. I decided to give this restaurant a 2nd try with a friend. My friend had the beef tacos and said they tasted fishy. The waitress kindly replaced it with a simple cheese quesadilla. I ordered the carne asada,which tasted more of lime; rice was flavorful, but mushy. The portions were small and prices are high for the quality and portion received. The manager was nice enough to apologize for the tacos and took my friend's dish off the bill. Sorry to say that while the environment seems lively, I would not come here for the food.
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  • why reserve and celebrate?
    VisitorVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We'd been told by a number of folks to give this place a try. Food was OK. Service was OK. I think what irritated us the most was we were going there for two milestone birthdays. We mentioned this on reservation. Mentioned this when they called to confirm. Mentioned this when we arrived. Mentioned this to server. And yet - through all that - no attempt was made to make it special. And to top it all off... our table (again, WITH reservations) was horribly placed. Being told it was only one left - even though you walked thru restaurant to see other open tables. Just sad - to have a special evening - with crap seating placement WITH a reservation. Probably won't be back.
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  • Always good
    BloomfieldFoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Mex has great corn chips, guac and salsa, For lunch, there is a make your own salad sheet of paper with great choices, all pretty healthy. For dinner, you can "pig out" or eat healthy, there are selections for everyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mex with a twist
    StillStuffedVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Love the creative food, ambiance, service, and decor. My new favorite Mexican restaurant!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Marci
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I really want to like it here.. Its right in the neighborhood and its really a beautiful place. On my most recent visit I had brunch. Make your own skillet sounds great, right? I wanted all the veggies well done with hashbrowns and poached eggs. The eggs were cooked perfectly, they forgot the hash browns and the veggies were soggy, greasy and watery.. What a shame. It was seriously inedible. The manager was completely on board with me. He felt terrible and had a talk with the chef about it. The only thing that I like here are the make your own salads that they have during lunch. Although, they make a mistake every time I am there on what to put in it!! The mexican entrees are all very over spiced. Best thing is the guacomole.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good as always!
    LocalDinerVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We've never been disappointed with dinner at Mex. Everything is tasty and nicely prepared. We generally order the guac (chunky), house Margarita, and tacos--all good. It's popular, though, so times fill up fast on Open Table. Or do what we do: reserve for 5:30, eat dinner, then see a 7:00 or 7:30 movie at the Maple.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Mexican food in MI
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Good food, good alcohol. Shrimp tacos are to die for
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • a fun night out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Definitely a new take on your usual Mexican restaurant! The deco is really fun, and the atmosphere is young and energetic. Food was great. and the service was really nice. (small remark about the noise level: depending on where you are the music can get a little loud). We will definitely come back with friends for a fun night out.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ugh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    i did not have the best experience at Mex restaurant. this was my second time going.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Full of flavor and energy
    gdfdfnd
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    My wife and I have been to most area Mexican restaurants and though some are very good, Mex blows them away. We went on a Saturday night at 9:00 and the place was still full of people, music, and a vibrant decor. Although they were disappointingly out of shrimp ceviche, every other dish including the black bean soup, grilled corn, chicken and steak tacos had incredible flavor. Even the homemade chips and salsa were outstanding. After several signature cocktails we left around 11:00 and the music was still playing. Great date night stop.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Everything was great except...
    FoodSnob
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    The food was good, there are a lot of options for different diet restrictions. The place is really hip and clean. My only comment would be about the wait staff. They are pretty cold and seemed to care less if we were enjoying our meal or needed anything after the food arrived. Our waiter seemed to want us out of the way before the big rush came. Granted, it was a Friday night but for the amount of money i spent on two tacos and chicken fajitas, I would have appreciated to be treated like a customer instead of a check. The manager stopped by and asked how we enjoyed our meal, but she backed away before we could respond.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • birthday lunch
    operationdinnerout
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Great place to celebrate a birthday over lunch. "Select your salad ingredients option" is amazing and delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique gourmet
    Jfoust79
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Definitely more gourmet than your average Mexican reastaurant, this place has unique combinations of ingredients to tempt even the most discerning of palates. The hand crafted margaritas also add to the experience. I recommend the cinn-gin margarita.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • diner
    hungry
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Mex is fun, tasty, and quirky. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not really tex/mex
    julieVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    The service at This beautiful new restaurant was wonderful. Our server was vibrant, checked on us and served our table with our requests accordingly. The food is okay. My fajita bowl had very little chicken in it, the sauce on enchiladas was strange tasting, more like a tomato sauce. I like Mexican food but this was not exactly what I was looking for
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    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We like Mex
    Larry
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Nice atmosphere, good food, friendly service, reasonable pricing. Glad it is in our neighborhood. Have been back several times
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very poor service - food not great
    constantdinerVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Food was so late to arrive that the manager stopped by to let us know he knew they were late, and that dinner would arrive soon. We thanked him - and were left waiting another 10 minutes. At which point dinner arrived - and the server stopped by to ask us "how things were" and was surprised to find that dinner was late. After all of that, the manager never came back. Poor internal communication and a poor experience overall. Dinner was better that average Mexican fare, but was not stellar vs the price, and combined with service issues - was a bad value
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