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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 - 01:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Cleveland, Ohio
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62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are brand new to Pittsburgh and came here at the recommendation of others. We love mexican food and are specifically looking for our "go-to" place for our weekly fix. When we arrived we were certain this place was going to be awesome as the wait time was 50+ minutes on a Tuesday night. It was packed and very difficult... More 

Thank klar101
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is dark, loud and full of hipster millenials. For us "over 40" crowd, the "vibe" is a little too much. Some servers have the millenial attitude, but most are friendly. Food is not-your-typical Mexican fare...kinda "hipsterized", but fresh and flavorful. Great burritos, tacos and soups. Margaritas are strong and delicious!

Thank drummermom74
pittsburgh pa
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164 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had lunch with friends. I started with a bowl of tortilla soup. I have had many a tortilla soup but this looked like none of them. It was red and mushy in texture like a thick bisque, and had an after kick. Mine was served with cheese and tortilla crisp narrow strips on the side at my request. A... More 

Thank bettyc670
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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84 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

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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89 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

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 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

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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97 reviews
62 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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186 reviews
109 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 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
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
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?