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Mad Mex

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BA SCORE
87
very good

19 Ratings
Ratings: 19
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 9.19%
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

240 S Pugh St
State College, Pennsylvania, 16801-4935
United States
phone: (814) 272-5656

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Reviews by Erix:
Photo of Erix
3.8/5  rDev -0.3%

This was the first Mad Mex I have been in, and I'm kinda impressed. Being attached to the Days Inn makes it a little hard to find the door I guess, but its easier to find than Victory. As a restaurant its not bad, with nice (if smokey) atmosphere, friendly and quick service, and tasty food. I have found that pretty much all the food tastes the same, but at least its a good taste. The beer is the big suprise. There are always some good micros on tap, and its one of the only places in the area I've ever seen Stone being offered (edit: they list Stone IPA, but apparently they never have actually had any in stock.) They usually have a seasonals from Rogue, Victory, Troegs, Penn, and lots of other stuff I've never seen anywhere else in town. Just be warned, they are almost always out of the best one or two brews on the list. Oh, and at night, its going to be full of fratboys and sorostitutes.

Erix, Apr 08, 2004
More User Reviews:
Photo of pep
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

pep, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of tdm168
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

tdm168, Apr 02, 2014
Photo of ejimhof
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

ejimhof, Oct 09, 2013
Photo of russwbeck
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%

During happy hour, you CANNOT beat Mad Mex. They recently had drafts of FBS for $3 for 16oz. Same deal goes for DFH 90 minute. Unbelievable. They also have a great selection for your liquor drinking friends and some really cheap and good food. They have, what I would consider, top 3 or 4 tap selection in State College.

The staff isn't knowledgeable at all and can be annoying pretty easily. Don't dare take food from the bar to a table or even consider seating more people at a table than you told them you'd have, they will yell at you especially during happy hour. If you want the best experience, wait until it's warm and go at 4 or 5pm. You won't leave until they kick you out.

russwbeck, Feb 05, 2011
Photo of sbw138
3.83/5  rDev +0.5%

I am rating this place considering it is in State College, so, some of these ratings are a little higher than if they were in a bigger city somewhere.

I used to come here during school for their happy hour. They used to have half off drafts, with a decent draft selection, which outside of Zeno's, is hard to come by in State College. They would always have a couple decent Victory or Troegs beers, and would also have something decent from the West Coast. A pretty good choice for the crowd it serves.

Service is usually pretty slow, but I'm there during happy hour, and it is packed, so what can you expect.

Food is decent, again, during happy hour. They have half off wings, and some nights half off all good. I've been there when it is full price, and it really isn't worth it. But, for half off wings (San Francisco are GREAT!) and half off drafts, it is a great place to get some food in your stomach, and an early buzz to start a Friday night out in State College!!

sbw138, Oct 14, 2009
Photo of UDbeernut
3.15/5  rDev -17.3%

Visited this place over the summer last time I was in State College.

KLast time I was there, I don't remeber this place being open.

The outdoor padio was nice and provides a good atmosphere. Many tables on the padio which is nice, most places you have to be lucky to get a table outdoors. I never ventured inside other than the use to can. The croud was young (duh)

Beer selection was ok, I had a bluemoon on tap. Did offer some Victory, Yuengling, and a few others, but i was keeping to my BMC Wit.

Food is mexican (duh) and very tasty. The wait staff was good.

Fairly reasonable place.

UDbeernut, Jan 05, 2009
Photo of bosco7
3.6/5  rDev -5.5%

Happened to be in State College and stopped by this place because it was connected to the hotel I was staying in.

The atmosphere has that typical chain feel with a heavy "undergraduate" presence. Not exactly conducive to appreciating craft beer. Not bad though.

The service was decent, but I have met radishes with more personality. They are quick and I never had to wait for the attention of the barkeep staff.

The selection is good especially for a Mexican Restaurant. I had Victory Hop Devil, Hoptimus Prime, and Sierra Nevada Bigfoot (2007 Vintage, cool!). They have 20 or so craft taps and more in bottles.

If I were in State College again I would probably come again and maybe check out the food. Definitely not a beer-geek mecca, solid selection none the less.

bosco7, Feb 21, 2008
Photo of slvrmon82
3.65/5  rDev -4.2%

I left state college about 6 months ago and have been local to state college have eaten there and gone for happy hour many times. The atmosphere is big with wood tables and really dark even in the day. The outdoor patio is great though and they have a small outdoor 6 seat bar as well. The service is average as it is state college. The selection has been better recently with lots of local and regional favorites such as troegs and otto's with there 40 or something burritos to choose from. They are huge and half price during happy hour. As are the margaritas that have a ton of frozen tequilla for only $5. Not my favorite but will be back for sure.

slvrmon82, Feb 19, 2008
Photo of Ryanbob
4.3/5  rDev +12.9%

I stayed at the hotel connected to this place on my recent visit to State College. I enjoyed a couple of beers here and was impressed by their selection for a small restaurant bar. The Bell's Cream Stout was phenomenal, and they have quite a few solid choices on draft. The music wasn't really my taste, but it was bearable. Service was promt and friendly. I didn't try the food (I'm afraid of Mexican food from the North), but I would definitely recommend that you swing by when in town if you are staying close by. Also they have Shiner on draft, which is a great thing for any Texan to see outside of Texas.

Ryanbob, Feb 04, 2008
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Mad Mex in State College, PA
87 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.