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First Floor - Mex Taqueria & Bar, Cambridge, MA

Mex Taqueria & Bar

4.3
4.3
312 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Mex Taqueria & Bar is a 3 story roof deck restaurant located in the heart of Kendall Square Cambridge near MIT University. Mex boasts an amazing selection of tequilas and mezcals as well as craft beers and specialty cocktails. Make sure to check out our roof deck fireplace and Mezzanine lounge next time you are here. Interested in a booking a private space for your birthday, wedding or business meeting? Email us at Mexprivateevents@gmail.com for reservations of 20 or more. Bring your friends, crush some tacos, drink some margaritas and have a great night!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Tex-Mex
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Wed 11:00 am–10:00 pm Thu, Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Breakfast Sat, 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.
  • Catering
    Check out our catering menu here:<br />https://www.mexcambridge.com/private-events
  • Private party facilities
    3 Different Levels, 3 Different Vibes !!! 100+ Seat Roof Deck With Private Bar Mezzanine Cocktail Lounge With Private Bar Outdoor Patio Email us at mexprivateevents@gmail.com for more information on your next private event. See you at the taqueria!!!
  • Private party contact
    Rebecca Susi: (617) 945-2503
  • 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 312 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
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Boston

    Mexican

312 Reviews
  1. RebeccaS

    Greater Boston

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was lovely, the service was excellent, and the vibes on the roof deck were perfect for a Friday night with friends.

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    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Get the street corn dip! So good! We also had our 5 year old and they make a great cheese quesadilla!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Reservation wasn’t honored, reserved for the rooftop, they said it was full when we got there. Sat at the bar to wait, bartender wouldn’t serve us cause we were waiting for the rooftop. Once they said we were good to head up to the rooftop there was no hostess up there so waiting again to be sat. No waiter came over until finally one from another section was like “oh do you guys want something?” No man we’re just here to sit at a table and stare at a menu… got chip and queso as and app and chicken fajitas to share, all the food came out at once, no chips for the queso, no plates or serving utensils for the fajitas, then found a bone in the chicken in the fajitas. They comped the fajitas at least. Thought it would be a nice date night sitting on the roof but apparently it was trivia Tuesday so trivia was blasting through the speakers on all three floors so couldn’t even have a conversation. Do yourself a favor, go literally anywhere else.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The music and trivia were so loud we couldn’t hear each other. It took forever for someone to serve us or offer us anything.

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  5. DavidC

    Greater Boston

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Very tasty food. Good portions. Ambiance is festive and airy (our group visited for lunch on a warm day when all of the restaurant's windows were open). The tacos may seem expensive, costing anywhere from $15 to $20+ for two. But they are very generously filled. The tortilla chips are amazingly good with the fresh guacamole they prepare in house. Service was friendly but there were a couple of things that were prepared incorrectly, so I took away one star: a regular margarita was served although a skinny version was ordered, and one burrito came out with the wrong protein. This is an expensive restaurant for Mexican food, but I would return for a special occasion or if my boss is footing the bill.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Obsessed with this place. I wish I could come everyday. Don’t ever leave.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing restaurant including sister restaurant, Sulmona. Staff was beyond accommodating. Food was parfect…Other restaurants should take note-this is how to run a successful restaurant/business!

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  8. teeth

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Pleasantly surprised by the beautiful roof deck. The staff was excellent

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  9. JenM

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Drinks are fantastic! Great vibe and food as well!

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  10. RyanR

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The tortilla chips are way too thick. They taste like Fritos.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Western KY

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Music too loud otherwise good. Food and drinks were good and fast.

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  12. NikkiK

    Charleston

    45 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We went for brunch, which was fine but not spectacular. The horchata French toast was the best by far. The huevos rancheros were mediocre, and the tortilla at the bottom was barely edible. The service was fantastic though. It’s likely better for lunch or dinner, and the bar scene seemed great.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Did not disappoint. The food was good. Each plate was flavorful and drinks was good. This is my first review and it deserves it cause it was that good.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great for brunch! We loved our drinks and all our meals. Food quality was good, my friend said these were the best chilaquiles they've had in Boston.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service, food and experience. Would definitely recommend

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  16. Themaneater

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful place to gather with joyfully boisterous friends.

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  17. Wednesdaydinner

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    The enchilada was alright...nothing to write home about. The margarita tasted terrible. On the bright side, there was so little actual beverage in the glass (98% ice) that I didn't have to drink much. The restaurant was so loud that the 3 of us couldn't hear one another.

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  18. Mediocre

    Denver

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food is great, but pricey. My friend and I had chips and salsa, guac, calamari, split an order of fajitas, and she had one margarita, snd it was over $90, plus tip…

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  19. Bill

    Greater Boston

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best inventive Mexican style food I have had in all of Boston. The drinks are also some of the best around. Kudos to these guys for knocking it out of the park. The decor and dual floor atmosphere is pretty amazing.

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  20. MikeR

    Greater Boston

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really nice find. Love the decor. Great food and fun drinks. Kids had fun a well. They have a lot of non alcoholic “mocktail” selections. We had the queso cheese app, birria, chicken, and steak tacos. Try the mango slushie!!

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  21. AlexandraR

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our experience was awesome, we celebrated my daughter’s 18TH birthday and she loved it… she was so happy.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great food! great service! will be back again!! love the atmosphere there!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Did was amazing, especially the birria tacos! Staff was incredible.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Trivia night was going on and was distracting and loud. Waitress was average, food was average. Good table upstairs and ambiance was nice but didn’t matter with loud trivia night and average service. Wouldn’t return.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Went here for a birthday celebration and our waiter ruined our experience, didn’t check in on us and when it came time to paying and split the bill our waiter was very hostile and even started arguing with one of our guests. Management tried to step in but even then the entire environment shifted and was no longer pleasant. Professionalism of this establishment is sub par. Wouldn’t recommend for larger groups not to mention the food wasn’t great either Drinks were good standard pricing that’s the only upside to this business.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Came to Mex Taqueria for a team dinner. Food and service were fantastic. As a non-drinker, I was very pleased that asking for a "virgin" version of one of the cocktails was not an issue (try the Rosa Carmina - delicious!) It was pretty loud so it was hard to talk to people who were not right next to you. To be fair, it was trivia night and I was not aware of it when I booked. Overall, a great night among co-workers!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I enjoy going there. it’s a regular monthly appointment now

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  28. RajatM

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Mex Taqueria and bar is an amazing place to visit with your loved ones on special occasions. I visited this place for my wife’s birthday as she loves Mexican food and margaritas, and our server went above and beyond to host us. Food was delicious and drinks were awesome too. Must visit place in Cambridge.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really loved the pollo asado tacos! Got a pitcher to share between two people and ended up getting about 4 glasses each out of it. Fun vibe

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  30. CiaraB

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and a really fun restaurant with great decor

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  31. JuliaW

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was tasty but there a piece of tape in my tacos

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a big group dinner and the service was fast and helpful!

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  33. RichC

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall it was a fantastic restaurant. Service was phenomenal (staff was very friendly, welcoming and attentive). Drinks and food were 5 out of 5. We come from over an hour away, but are still looking forward to making a trip back.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Very sweet waitress but far too busy to accommodate my date and me. I had requested a special spot for this date, but you gave us quite the opposite. Food was excellent, though.

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  35. ValG

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Our server was good. A little soft spoken in a very loud environment. The guacamole was very good but the chips were too thick. The chicken tacos were ok and the Al Pastor tacos were delicious!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Loved the ambience, music and the drinks offered. But the food was very mediocre.

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  37. MichaelW

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Beautiful night for the roof deck! Our new favorite spot for after work.

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  38. Ezra

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    First time there. Really enjoyed it. The menu offered a variety of things including some veggie options. There was a very loud party behind us which impacted the enjoyment of our meal. Will go back for sure.

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  39. CCCJ

    Grand Rapids

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is average for how overpriced it is. Drinks are thoughtful, but quite watered down.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    A little loud and chilly but it was a super cool vibe and drinks and food were good

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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 312 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 19 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Breakfast Sat, Sun 10:30 am–4:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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
  • Catering
    Check out our catering menu here:<br />https://www.mexcambridge.com/private-events
  • Private party facilities
    3 Different Levels, 3 Different Vibes !!! 100+ Seat Roof Deck With Private Bar Mezzanine Cocktail Lounge With Private Bar Outdoor Patio Email us at mexprivateevents@gmail.com for more information on your next private event. See you at the taqueria!!!
  • Private party contact
    Rebecca Susi: (617) 945-2503
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