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First Floor - Mex Taqueria & Bar, Cambridge, MA

Mex Taqueria & Bar

4.3
4.3
189 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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Tex-Mex

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed 11:00 am–10:00 pm Thu, Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sat 3:30 pm–11:00 pm Brunch Sat 10:30 am–3:30 pm Sun 10:30 am–4:00 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 189 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Boston

    Mexican

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  1. NC

    NancyC

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very accommodating, excellent food and drinks. Will return
  2. E

    Emilie14

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect for a celebration with a decent size group!
  3. HB

    HannahB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    The food really had no flavor, it was really disappointing. The hibiscus margarita was amazing, 10/10 would recommend. But everything else was subpar. We got the queso dip and plantains: the dip was less liquid and more cheese. It wasn’t horrible but I’ve had better. The plantains were pretty greasy and had this cheese thing on top which was a bit odd for my but my friend liked it. We split birria tacos, the shrimp tacos and the veggie tacos. The birria tacos were the most disappointing, the dipping sauce was much thicker than I was expecting and the meat didn’t have flavor. My friend didn’t even finish hers and we left one on the plate because it wasn’t worth eating. The veggie one was okay, not amazing and more veggie than we were expecting. The shrimp one was the best of the three but still wasn’t great. I’d like to think it was the tacos we chose but my friend didn’t think so. We also got tres leches for dessert but even then it wasn’t the best. It feels like this restaurant has potential, but when I left although my stomach was full I was unsatisfied.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went there for as a big group for a birthday. Everything was good. Pitchers were a little on the smaller end.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here for both my friend and I. Food and drinks were great and we enjoyed the music & atmosphere. Our waitress was also very nice, thank you so much! Thank you, we will definitely be back:)
  6. s

    saudiweed

    New England

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food was wonderful. Space was freezing so bring coat and eat fast! :)
  7. VK

    VinayK

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Did not like the food being served on a tray with paper. Hard to cut into things without cutting into the paper. Food can use a bit more spice to qualify as Mexican cusisine.
  8. J

    Jemski

    New England

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Great food in a cool space. Service was friendly, professional and attentive. Will definitely return.
  9. FZ

    FoodZues

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Our experience was good overall in terms of food drink and atmosphere. The only issue we had was that we felt rushed to eat and finish in order to clear our table for the next reservation. We wished to enjoy our time yet it felt like our server was pushing us to order all at once to pay for the time rather than us staying and enjoying ourselves. Attentive yes and able to provide us with great service yet we just felt rushed.
  10. K

    Kristin

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding. Probably the best mango margarita and pina colada I’ve ever had. Will definitely go again.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The food was good! The portions are just ver small!
  12. SS

    SabrinaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love it! The food is delicious and the churro expresso martini is amazing 😍 the service very nice ! Can’t wait back again
  13. B

    Bobby

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fantastic with a nice presentation. We really enjoyed the upbeat atmosphere. Our server was very attentive and it was great to see the manager Eric who stopped in say hello. What a great place ! Bobby Brown
  14. MC

    MichelleC

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very good food, service, and drinks. Tables sit pretty close together. Overall great experience.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and drinks
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great place with amazing service and really good food. Vibes were immaculate, server was so nice, drinks were incredible, burrito and tacos were 👌👌
  17. RC

    RachelC

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Staff were unfriendly. Didn’t smile once. Food was fair.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great tacos and margaritas!
  19. D

    Dave

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, service and food. we’ll be back!!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was fantastic and the food was a 10
  21. ER

    EmilyR

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience3
    The food and drinks were amazing! The food came out very quickly before our drinks, so I'd recommend ordering drinks first and waiting on food so you can pace it out. The service was just meh. Our waiter was really awkward and would come at the worst times. We asked for something to put under the leg of our table because it was very rocky, but no one ever came to fix it which was frustrating.
  22. TS

    TayShari

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience4
    The food was delicious and the ambiance was amazing, but the margaritas and other drinks are priced way to high. The nachos are to die for!
  23. KM

    KristenM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Great option in Kendall Square that adds variety to the neighborhood.
  24. E

    Emily

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was great. The food came out very fast and the frozen Mangonada was amazing. The birria tacos were were incredible as well.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The food was not great. I ordered quasadeillas. I think the tortillas were fried. I didnt like it and it was un-necessarily heavy. The music was nice but too loud. There weren’t many people there so it didn’t have to be that loud.
  26. SG

    SoniaG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food and ambiance where great. Service by Carmen was good and friendly I would come back again
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant, great staff. Limited options for those with shellfish allergies as all foods (including tortilla chips) are fried in the same oil. That was a little disappointing.
  28. m

    misha

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Amazing food. Can't wait to go back! the only down side is the construction across the street during the day. I think until that is done I will only return at night or on a Sunday. Other than that the food was amazing and I am looking forward to trying brunch!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday was amazing, thanks y’all ❤️
  30. S

    Sammie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for drinks and a light appetizer and it was the perfect spot! Went Friday around 5pm so there was no crowd. Staff was great and the music was 90s hip hop which my partner and I loved!! Highly recommend for their cocktails and nachos!
  31. WS

    WiliamS

    Philadelphia

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, lots of fun as the night goes on. good music, great selection of tequila. In a nutshell great place to go
  32. MT

    MarkT

    New England

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I really like Mex, they do a great job of serving up interesting tacos and interesting drinks. The atmosphere is super cool and if the temps are right, the third floor outdoor bar is awesome.
  33. S

    Suzano

    New England

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and fun atmosphere! The lobster and crab taco was yummy as were the margaritas
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    My second time dining here. Came back cause first time was really good.
  35. s

    speckled

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Good demeanor but overstretched and therefore inattentive service. Also too loud - both customers and staff could not hear each other.
  36. R

    Rachel

    New England

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    The food is good, the service is friendly and attentive, my only concern was the volume of the music during lunchtime! This is a popular area for business lunches as it is in the heart of Kendall Square and there are few options for a nice sit down meal; if you are trying to have an intimate conversation with a colleague or potential partner, this is not the place to go for lunch.
  37. LB

    LocalBoy

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience, I highly recommend it
  38. PK

    PKWP

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Overall good experience. Was seated on the upper level. Music was too loud. Tough to have table conversation
  39. F

    Foodie

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    We were seated right away which was a plus for a Saturday night but that’s as good as it got. We ordered the nachos and 2 chips and salsa and that was forgotten but later billed for 3 of them. Of the 8 drinks ordered only 7 were brought, the last forgotten. The food was delivered cold and best part rice and beans were $10, for a small portion. I read reviews and thought maybe it was an overstatement but no, they were spot on. I would not go back.
  40. s

    sarah232

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience4
    messed up my order with chicken even though I specified vegetarian. had the worst reaction the next day. won’t recommended. they didn’t totally understand the gravity of the situation either

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 4.3 stars by 189 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 15 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, Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sat 3:30 pm–11:00 pm Brunch Sat 10:30 am–3:30 pm Sun 10:30 am–4:00 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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