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Mad Mex

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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7905 McKnight Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15237-3035
+1 412-366-5656
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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84 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My review may have been higher except I just returned from some great Mexican restaurants near San Diego. SD delivered 2 baskets of chips with 4 types of salsa, Mad Mex -NONE! The fajitas were bone dry, but tasted OK. Pittsburgh does not offer many great Mexican alternatives, so Mad Mex may feed your cravings.

Thank Keith B
Versailles, Kentucky
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87 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Their unique menu shows wonderful creativity. Lots of vegetables in new combinations and variations of old standby tacos, burritos and enchiladas. You might not expect red cabbage or Brussels sprouts or bean sprouts on a Mexican menu, but you would be wrong! This is NOT a restaurant where everything tastes like it came out of one pot. Great with kids... More 

Thank racehorses
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35 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was pleasantly surprised! I expected another overpriced taco place and I was so wrong. Uniques combinations of unique ingredients like pepita hummas, etc.

Thank Yvette N
North Hills, Pennsylvania, United States
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92 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

CONS: -We had to ask for the chips and salsa that is served before the meal -The consistency of the salsa is a Pile of salsa stuck together like playdough- I have never had salsa like this and it didn't even have a good taste -Meh chips -Terrible margaritas, the worst ever, expensive, little alcohol and mostly ice and mine... More 

Thank LisaVidMal
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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183 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

Very consistent program and menu here and it has been for a long time. The bar selection is also very good

Thank Foodcritic11_11_11
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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82 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015

Best Happy Hour in the Burgh. Also, hands down the best Burrito's. Fantastic atmosphere, Big Burrito nails the décor as in every one of their restaurants. The service is always top notch, and the food is always fresh and delicious. Thanks!!

Thank Heather M
Taylorsville, North Carolina
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2015 via mobile

Stopped in for a quick lunch and was not disappointed. They have specials and the food was great. We had quesadillas and kids had tacos and everybody left happy.

Thank Ramie R
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250 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015 via mobile

Nice decor and average food. Nachos had everything in scopes and mixed around. Asked if guacamole could be in chunky came out like made in blender same with salsa. No need to return

Thank Smb1600
Franklin, North Carolina, United States
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139 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015 via mobile

Average Mexican food,good drinks,good service,but having to pay for the guacamole seems a bit ridiculous in a Mexican restaurant.

Thank Allison H
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2015

We are regulars at Mad Mex. It is a great place to go with friends or take the kids. The food is delicious and fresh. The happy hour specials can't be beat. Awesome beer selection and the margaritas are super. The kids meals are an awesome price for a drink, fresh veggies, entree, and dessert. You really can't go wrong!

Thank Corrie H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7905 McKnight Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15237-3035
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Pittsburgh
  • Phone Number: +1 412-366-5656

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