Mad Mex

★★★★★
  • 1542 N High St

    Columbus, OH 43201

    Map & Directions
  • 614-586-4007

About Mad Mex

Hours
Mon. - Sun. 11am - 12pm

Food

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Location: Next door to best theater in town, the Gateway. Park in the secure parking garage for $1 or (like me) park for free in the neighborhood.

The food is fun. The restaurant is a good place to go for laughing and talking loudly--a

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★★★★★

Location: Next door to best theater in town, the Gateway. Park in the secure parking garage for $1 or (like me) park for free in the neighborhood.

The food is fun. The restaurant is a good place to go for laughing and talking loudly--a

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Mad Mex is a restaurant in the South Campus Gateway, right next to the Drexel movie theater. It's a great place to go for a lunch with friends, dinner for a birthday, or even just late night snacks. They have great deals like half off entrees during lunchtime and a late night happy hour, so make sure you check out the chalkboard and don't forget your BuckID.

The food is decent - the best thing about it is the variety. They have the usual Mexican fare of burritos, tacos, enchiladas, etc. but with some unique twists. They include grilled vegetables, tofu, portabello mushrooms, and other yummy additions. I highly recommend the XX Cheese Dip - and make sure you get the Pickadippa, which allows you your choice of three different dips with chips to start off your meal right. The black bean dip is also good, and when they say it's spicy, they're not kidding.

Other things: the menu has more character than most restaurants, so take some time to read the food descriptions for the entertainment alone. The service varies, but on a whole, is way better in the day than in the night. The music can get kind of loud at night, so if you're looking for a place to have good conversation, this probably isn't it.

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★★★★☆

Mad Mex is a restaurant in the South Campus Gateway, right next to the Drexel movie theater. It's a great place to go for a lunch with friends, dinner for a birthday, or even just late night snacks. They have great deals like half off entrees during lunchtime and a late night happy hour, so make sure you check out the chalkboard and don't forget your BuckID.

The food is decent - the best thing about it is the variety. They have the usual Mexican fare of burritos, tacos, enchiladas, etc. but with some unique twists. They include grilled vegetables, tofu, portabello mushrooms, and other yummy additions. I highly recommend the XX Cheese Dip - and make sure you get the Pickadippa, which allows you your choice of three different dips with chips to start off your meal right. The black bean dip is also good, and when they say it's spicy, they're not kidding.

Other things: the menu has more character than most restaurants, so take some time to read the food descriptions for the entertainment alone. The service varies, but on a whole, is way better in the day than in the night. The music can get kind of loud at night, so if you're looking for a place to have good conversation, this probably isn't it.

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I have been down to the Gateway area a few times on dates and this is usually where we end up. My girlfriend and I both used to do the loud crowded bars in the campus area, but have since then become a little more mature (not old! we are 26) So we start out at the other bars and end up at Mad Mex when those get packed. The hostess is always very nice and usually very good looking. We are promptly seated and I have come to the conclusion that they seat people based on their group. For instance, we are always given a more private booth with other couples in our area and louder groups are seated in another area. Food is nothing special, but we don't really go there for that. Drinks are average priced. Lighting is dim in this restaurant, which I like, but avoid if that isn't your thing.

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★★★★☆

I have been down to the Gateway area a few times on dates and this is usually where we end up. My girlfriend and I both used to do the loud crowded bars in the campus area, but have since then become a little more mature (not old! we are 26) So we start out at the other bars and end up at Mad Mex when those get packed. The hostess is always very nice and usually very good looking. We are promptly seated and I have come to the conclusion that they seat people based on their group. For instance, we are always given a more private booth with other couples in our area and louder groups are seated in another area. Food is nothing special, but we don't really go there for that. Drinks are average priced. Lighting is dim in this restaurant, which I like, but avoid if that isn't your thing.

Pros: nice ambience

Cons: food is average

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Very interesting menu!! I had the chicken chimichangas, which featured a mild red pepper sauce. Very good but it hardly had anything in it. The portions were right-sized at a good price -- not the insanely large mountains of food you get at some places. They also had a large assortment of gourmet burritos and lots of microbrews. Great bars with lots of flat screens. Fun atmosphere at a convenient location on the High Street strip.

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★★★★☆

Very interesting menu!! I had the chicken chimichangas, which featured a mild red pepper sauce. Very good but it hardly had anything in it. The portions were right-sized at a good price -- not the insanely large mountains of food you get at some places. They also had a large assortment of gourmet burritos and lots of microbrews. Great bars with lots of flat screens. Fun atmosphere at a convenient location on the High Street strip.

Pros: Lots of menu items; Interesting novo-Mexican variations

 

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