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Middle Abbey Street, Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 874 6198
12:00 - 22:00
Open now
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Sun 13:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just found this restaurant on our last night on a Dublin break. Had tapas & desserts. Really nice, affordable & excellent service.

Thank Jackie A
Dublin, Ireland
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468 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I met some friends for dinner here, and it was grand. The menu isnt necessarily typical Mexican although the usuals are on the menu, its more a bit Tex Mex. Friends had the quesidilla which they said was nice but the presentation wasnt great. I had the paella and it was fine. The girls had the chocolate cake for dessert... More 

Thank Orla B
Dublin, Ireland
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had the fajita platter for two, plenty for the two of us. Nice toddler seat for my daughter as well.

Thank Canadiandubliner
United Kingdom
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63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Decent early bird menu, but we were completely put off by the serious lack of hygiene on the two tables at the back of the restaurant on the bottom floor. Most of the tables are single surface, but these two have gaps between planks of wood and we could clearly see rotting food, bits of plastic etc. through them. See... More 

1 Thank N0M8D
Mullingar, Ireland
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62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love the veggie fajitas here, really tasty. I visited before and ordered the vegetarian tapas choices, these weren't so pleasant though. Popular spot with the young crowd and lunch isn't expensive. Expect to wait a little longer than average, but food is fresh and cooked nicely. Staff are friendly. Give it a go sure!

Thank DancingAtDawn
Newport, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Waited ages to be seated, we finally got to sit down when the queue of people was getting out of the door. The food was average at best. The chimichanga was rock hard and tough to cut. It lacked flavour and was overpriced for what you get. Would not recommend for decent Mexican food.

Thank Paige B
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As a lover of Las Iguanas in the UK, this seemed to be the closest thing to in Dublin. And, it did not disappoint! The restaurant was so busy, we did have to wait around 10mins for a table to become available. However, once seated we were quickly served and our food didn't take long to arrive. We went for... More 

Thank amdxo
Dublin, Ireland
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955 reviews
703 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We made a reservation before a show and were glad we did as the place got packed. We ordered from the early bird menu which meant we could have a bottle of house wine for €12. The food was delicious as always with really good portions. It's very handy if you're getting a luas to the 3 arena too.

Thank Beanie14
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177 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

I only give this place 3 out of 5 because I have been to some really impressive Mexican restaurants and this one is good but not amazing. Good service, nice selection of food, so worth a trip. Plenty of veggie options and the veggie platter is large and good value. Nice place and definitely worth a visit.

Thank Family R
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

We visited on a cold rainy Sunday night, we had the early bird special and really enjoyed it. Nice and spicey with good size portions. The waiting staff were excellent and couldent do enough for us. Cosy little place to have a tasty Mexican washed down with a few cold beers. Will be back.

Thank Snorepaw

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$49
Mexican, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
13:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Middle Abbey Street, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 1 874 6198

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?