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The Old Mexican

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18A Lower Middle Street, Taunton TA1 1SF, England
18:00 - 22:30
Closed now
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Sun 18:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 10:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 March 2017

I visited The Old Mexican with my partner on a Friday night. The food was delicious (I would recommend the chimichanga!) however our food took an unbearably long time to arrive. We got ourselves through a few beers whilst waiting which was fine for us however if you go here and are very hungry then you are likely to become... More 

Thank GStares
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102 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

I checked the website as we've wanted to try this restaurant for a while but it has limited opening hours. It said you don't need to book Thursdays so I didn't call. We turned up, and it was shut. Nothing on website. Nothing on door. Don't rely on them being open if you try it.

Thank kttravel08
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Went here for dinner on Friday with work colleagues. Food was good quality, however some things from the menu were not available, which wasn't great considering it was a Friday night. Service was laboured, and overall not great.

Thank Liam P
Taunton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Waiter looked like he didn't want to be there. We asked for a jug of water and the glasses were put the sticky table rim down. The food came out lukewarm and was very bland. The restaurant itself needs a good clean and a coat of paint. We will not be returning.

1 Thank Beaker118
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

The relaxed atmosphere and setting was the most positive thing. Whilst the food was edible it was very bland, lacking taste, spice and flavour- not what I would expect from a Mexican restaurant especially as this is my favourite type of food! I had been recommended here by a friend and was hugely disappointed- would not return.

1 Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Luckily it was a quiet evening for the restaurant, because we went out on a last minute spontaneous whim. The group was made up of a meat eater, vegetarian and vegan and the restaurant was able to cater for all of us easily and provide tasty meals. Downstairs where we sat was dimly lit, it was a nice atmosphere, maybe... More 

Thank Lydia C
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Food was nice enough . I had chilli . Wasn't very spicy . Feels a little dated . I would return but not while there are other restaurants to try first .

1 Thank Michael K
Taunton, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

The title says a lot! We were first in so it was a bit cold but soon warmed up and got livelier as evening went on. Food was good, hot and warming without being too spicy! They weren't huge portions but it was adequate- no leftovers. When they offered dessert we said we were going home to birthday cake and... More 

Thank Tracey7811
Taunton, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Starters were ok. Ordered main course of enchiladas, really disappointing, no cheese on top or inside. Didn't taste or look like enchiladas. Food very bland. My friend asked for mayonnaise to accompany her Chips but they had none. My other friend asked for her fajitas to be extra hot so a few more jalapeños but was charged £2.25 extra for... More 

3 Thank EEMJN2001
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016

Unusually disappointed, ordered Prosecco to be told that they had run out. Ordered Enchiladas and they had been in oven/grill too long, ordered coffee to be told the coffee machine had broken. Not offered sweet, staff although friendly and pleasant, seemed more interested in their mobile phones which should be put away until after work. Will try again sometime

1 Thank diverjock

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:30
10:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
10:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
10:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
10:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
10:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
10:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18A Lower Middle Street, Taunton TA1 1SF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Taunton
Only Mexican retaurant in Taunton now offering a takeaway service

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