The Hungry Mexican Restaurant

3.8
70 Reviews
€30 and under
Mexican
Established in 2013,The Hungry Mexican Restaurant is now located at 5 Aston Quay, Temple Bar, Dublin 2. We have been among the best Mexican restaurant in Dublin. We cater for big and small groups, Meat lovers, Vegetarian, Vegan and every dishes on the menu can be gluten free .
Hen or stag parties are always welcome. Why not pop in and enjoy the very best mexican food and cool music in a relaxing atmosphere.
Our lovely staff always have a great smile and very friendly attitude which enhances the beauty of The Hungry mexican Restaurant for its great food and customer service"

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 70 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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3.8based on recent ratings
4.0
food
3.1
service
3.9
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
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OpenTable Diner
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food is great quality and cheap. Very loud inside though!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Funky vibe

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Nono
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Restaurant was closed when I showed up at the time of my booking.

NP
NiamhP
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food in the Hungry Mexican was absolutely gorgeous. Great value for money. Staff are very welcoming and everything was severed really quick. Certs were checked upon arrival :)

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Ryanail
7 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We had a booking for 12:30 but the restaurant was not open when we got there. We waited a while but nothing…. We left

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Fabulous food!

MS
MichaelS
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was great and the drinks even better

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and atmosphere

AM
AlanM
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

To the Owner/Manager

My name is Alan and I was a customer last night at your restaurant. I do want to say firstly that I’ve visited many times previously and had a fabulous time. Loved the food, the vibes and it’s the reason I’ve visited on many occasions . Last night however myself and my party had an experience that is absolutely not ok, and wanted to reach out to communicate this to the management/owner. I appreciate it’s a very difficult time for the hospitality industry at the moment with staffing issues; and because of this I decided to email privately rather than sharing a bad review online.

At last nights dinner we arrived at 6.30pm and left at almost 8.30pm with only a plate of very poorly cooked nachos. We waited almost 90 minutes for one starter, the rest of the party didn’t eat at all as we decided to leave to try get food else where. The restaurant was chaotic and many customers were openly talking about how long people are waiting and how uncomfortable the entire night was. At no point did anyone check on us or apologize for the delay or acknowledge the chaos. We were also charged for two rounds of drinks, when we only received one. The entire night was shocking and it was very clear there was no system in place and the running of the restaurant was in disarray. Poor service, shocking delays for food and drink and painfully uncomfortable night from start to finish. The manager also blamed the staff for being new on the issues, which I thought was very dismissive and in bad taste. The length of time waiting on the food is definitely by far the biggest issue here.

I wanted to bring this to your attention and would appreciate an acknowledgment of this complaint.

Kind regards

OT
OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience4

The food and drinks was great.
The service was very slow, we had to wait over 20 min for 1 cocktail.
After us there was another reservation we where rushed to finish our food and drinks.

OT
OpenTable Diner
N. Ireland
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

I ordered a burrito and churros and it was all very tasty and portions were good. Unfortunately they only had one server for 6+ tables so it was very hard to get the man’s attention. Lastly, he brought me the wrong check and I almost ended up paying for stuff I didn’t order. Good thing I checked. He was probably so stressed dealing with so many tables that he didn’t even pay attention to what he was charging me. Not good.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I think they were a bit understaffed or maybe the servers were new - lots of tables had to ask for cutlery, etc. The grande nachos were kind of … sad. But the fajitas with steak were excellent. We sat in the main dining area and it was packed with people on a Sunday evening.

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Darragh
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Service was slow but everything else was great 👍

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible experience overall. We were left waiting for over an hour for our first drink so sat at a completely empty table. Food took an hour and 10 minutes to arrive and when it arrived it wasn’t as described on the menu. There were four of us and for our second drink 2 took 20 minutes and 45 minutes later the other 2 hadn’t arrived. Overall we spend probably 20 minutes eating and drinking while being there for 2 hours. Really really bad service.

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happydiner
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Really delicious food and value for money but service is painfully slow.

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Alex
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

My second time coming here. The food is always really good, lots of flavour and portions are really big. The atmosphere is great.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

The food and cocktails are good but the service was so slow, we were starving after an hour we ordered. When we asked the waiter, he was not friendly at all and raised his voice saying we should wait. Overall it was not a good experience and I won't go back because of this.

OT
OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fantastic evening, some of the best mexican food in dublin that I’ve ever had. the staff are fantastic and definitely one of the better margaritas going.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Pathetic! For a reservation at 8PM, we received our food at 9:10PM. While it’s understandable that delays happen, the server did not even bother to keep us informed. Despite asking her to check at the status of the order, she was ignorant. When the order arrived after over an hour, the food was barely warm. Killed the experience of going to a good Mexican restaurant. Highly discourage for the bad service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Our food was served 1 hour 20 minutes after we arrived and wasn’t good at all

OT
OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So much fun, €26 for a litre of margaritas was such a fair price because the quality was so good. Great music (blu cantrell, Beyoncé, Aaliyah) and the staff were so nice. Highly recommend for anyone looking for a fun restaurant with good food and great drinks. Will deffo be back

SS
SiyaS
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The starter prices and main course prices are same but the quantity differs.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Singapore
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as per usual!

OT
OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had delicious food which was a really good portion size and delicious margaritas, our server was also lovely and very accommodating

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was tasty and authentic, atmosphere was good for a large group

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Satyen
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Vegetarian options were little dry.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good food and cocktails. Service was slow

AG
AnGie
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

This is a fun spot, where you can get fed adequately. Service was exceptionally poor on the night. Dec 20 busiest night in Dublin? Waiting time to order even drinks but worst of all 30 mins between service for people at same table. Ours was party of 6. This place has potential though to be great as it is unique.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Singapore
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unreal food, lovely staff, great cocktails

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Lisa
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Food was awful however service was pleasant. Really disappointed and will not be returning.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and cocktails. Laid back vibe, good music and sombreros!

SH
StaceyHall
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a beautiful hidden gem this place is! Myself and my partner throughly enjoyed our meal here Saturday. Such a quirky little place. Thank you! It was fantastic from
Start to finish!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday meal

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Small but atmospheric Mexican restaurant. Nice food and cocktails, and great prices. V nice staff also. Will happily be back!

OT
OpenTable Diner
4 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Awful service!!
The female waitress doing everything and the guy was useless He called us awkward when paying, handed us cutlery by the part you eat off, continuously made comments about how he himself was lazy or forgot stuff.

The girl waitress tried to recover his mistakes but our meal was even further ruined when food came out with hair in it. We sent it back and when we got a replacement, that had hair in it too!! So gross; and all they did was not charge us for it. Would have expected an apology & possibly a dessert on the house.

Won’t be back

RH
RolandH
37 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great Chimmichangas and even better Margaritas!

OT
OpenTable Diner
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Food not great
Service really slow
Won’t go bacj

EF
EoinF
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food, great service, great value. Loads of vegan options! Recommended!

KD
KerryD
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks, friendly staff, and handy location for Temple Bar, shopping etc. And it was a great price! Only downfall would be the toilets - could do with a revamp.

NL
NicoleL
London
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went in for my birthday and there was 14 of us. We were a handful and the servers were INCREDIBLE! Every single person said the food was amazing, so happy with everything. Food, drink and overall experience was more than I could have asked for.

FAQs

The Hungry Mexican Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. The Hungry Mexican Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 089 450 2305.

The Hungry Mexican Restaurant is rated 3.8 stars by 70 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.