Mad Mex

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Type: Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

4100 William Penn Hwy
Monroeville, Pennsylvania, 15146-2661
United States

(412) 349-6767 | map

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Added by WVbeergeek on 05-26-2006

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Ratings: 10 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by greg4579:
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4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

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Photo of heddar33
4.53/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of ArtAttackEd
3.99/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of epyon396
4.18/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Saxboy10
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of RblWthACoz
4/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I've only been to one other Mad Mex, but between the two, I prefer this one. Has a little more soul and pizazz. Sure, it's in a strip mall, basically. But once you step inside, things aren't quite so bland.

Beer list is nice. You'll see some excellent options on the menu and the food is good as well. This is part of the Big Burrito Group, which does a nice job in providing excellent dining choices for a city somewhat lacking in the department. If you've never been to a Mad Mex, then you should get to one.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.83/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Four Mad Mexs in two days! Perhaps a record ...

The location is slightly narrow and wedged into the west end of Miracle Mile Plaza, behind LA Fitness and Starbucks. The too-familiar cactus hung to the left of the entryway, which was a door opening onto their patio. It had been winterized and was plenty warm, but I transited the patio to take a seat at the curvy, "U"-shaped concrete bar with Pops' Choklit Shoppe seats. Here, the windows ran East/West overlooking the parking lot from the bar with the same platform tables as in South Hills fronting the window. A row of booths lined the east wall. Green lamps and lots of distressed wood at this place. Upon entering the bar, by turning right, you would enter the restaurant area, with booths lining both walls,. A huge bunch of illuminated plastic chili peppers hung from the center overhead of the restaurant area, beginning just past the m.d.s. Lavs were all of the way aft on the right side.

Food: Here I had the Potato Taquitos (hint - soak up some alcohol and eat mashed potatoes and black beans). Mmm. Mellow.

Mom Test: F Yeah! Are you kidding?

Beers: Twenty-four (24).

Practice Safe Mex!

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Photo of OneDropSoup
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

My wife & I seem to have made this a regular spot for ourselves, which should say something about the place.

The atmsophere's enticing & fun without being over-the-top gimmicky (though it is over-the-top) or pretentious. The clientele seem to have a good time without things getting too crazy or crowded. I'm always running into folks I know there, even though it's not really a central locale. It's basically a fun, no-hassle vibe, which I realize is a great thing the older I get.

The service is generally very good -- there's only been one time we've had reason to complain, & were amply compensated for it. A place gets points for satisfying the disgruntled, IMO. I'm a fan of the food, too. Don't go expecting authentic Mex, because you'd be missing the point. Some good fusion & "twist" fare: just had the Goblerito, a Thanksgiving meal stuffed in a burrito. Loved it. The wing burrito is hard to beat, also.

The beer selection is strong, not mind-blowing, but someone obviously knows what they're doing. They seem to highlight hoppy stuff, but have plenty of other styles available. Plenty of seasonals on tap, too. The happy hour is a big attraction.

All in all I'd definitely recommend for something fun & a little off the beaten path. Nice to enjoy a good beer selection with something other than typical pub grub. And like I said before, little to no hassle, which is great for an increasingly impatient old man like myself.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

It was nice to scope out another Mad Mex locale of course all locations are pretty similar, but it's no cookie cutter chain it's an in your face aggressive local Big Burrito Group chain. This one stands out among other Mex's I've stopped at due to the lush out door seating area just to enter you have to walk through the outdoor seating to get into the main entrance, almost calls your name to request a seat in this area during the warmer months. Bar is horseshoe shaped with an open window to the outside with a about 6 to 8 stools on the outdoor shaded area...nice touch. I got there during the last few moments of the weekday happy hora which runs from 5-7 Mondays - Fridays and the literally swamped bartender couldn't have handled me and my buddy any better. We ordered 2 DFH 90 Minutes, 1 Maudite, and a Thirsty Dog Siberian Night Imperial Stout...with no questions asked he placed the order and my friend and I double fisted. Friendly staff didn't show any true beer knowledge but if you work here you'll probably start trying something "craft" from the 24 drafts to get some idea of what your serving. Food at all Mad Mex locations I've been to have been great I recommend the Mad Poppers as a starter two Anaheim Chiles stuffed with goat cheese and light breaded and pan fried...leaves fire for the present and future. Go during happy hora for drafts ranging from 2 to 2.75 at the most or even during regular hours where drafts are still 3 to 6 dollars a pop very fair in my opinion especially when looking at draft prices across the Burgh.

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Photo of santoslhalper
4.14/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

This is just another Mad Mex. I'm not saying that in a bad way either. Every Mad Mex I've been to has been kick ass by all standards. I didn't have the food at this one, but if it's anything like the others is should be delicious. The atmosphere was nice, casual, and relaxed with a wonderful outdoor, shaded section.

Onto the beer..
How about that tap selection huh? It looked like at least 20 taps, and the only "macros" were Miller Lite and Yuengling. They had East End, Victory, Tröegs, everything!! We actually didn't buy anything. We wanted a bottle of Victory V-12 but it was sold out. Oh well. The server who helped us was very friendly despite how busy it was. Also, he seemed pretty knowlegable about the beer.

This is a very nice Mad Mex, and definitly worth a visit. Let's get one in Indiana!!!

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