Robinson Plz II, Rte 60 Park Manor, Pittsburgh, PA | Directions 1520540.441770 -80.087015
Worse Mexican Food – Mexican food? Hardly. I was in town with my wife and found this highly trendy place called Mad Mex. It looked friendly and the atmosphere was nice.
My first turn off was that Mad Mex charged for chips and salsa. Most all authentic Mexican restaurants bring them to your table before you order. But that's ok, I figured the meal would make up for it..
I ordered steak enchilada and my wife ordered chicken fajitas. The enchilada meal came with rice(rice 'o Roni", black beans, a few leaves of lettuce with tomatos, some type of thick salsa and the thing they called enchiladas. The black beans were good.
I found this meal to be far from being anything close to authentic Mexican. In fact, it was quite gross with whatever orange sauce they topped it with.
I explained all this to the manager and he said it was "California Mexican". WTF? However he did not change me for my meal.
My wife did not find her fajita very authentic or even tasty as real Mexican.
I would look elsewhere if you want to eat Mexican!!
A great Mad Mex near my neck of the woods – Yes a left turn is the only con of this place. Food and ambience is as good as the original but there is a lot more space and the staff is a lot friendlier. The bleu cheese is as amazing as the original (sometimes) and the wing sauce is 50/50. Sometimes it is thick and tasty, sometimes it is oily and thin like water. The chips and salsa are great and can be a meal themselves. Not enough good things to say about this place.
Go for the Mahi Mahi tacos! – This place rocks! Awesome Mahi Mahi tacos! Big azz margs are sweet! Staff always friendly too! Nice deck to watch the planes fly over on short final to Greater PIT. Go now!!!
A local, Mexican restaurant chain finds flavor in its quirky design as well as its moderately priced entrees. – The Scene
Customers won't find pink stucco or sombrero-wearing waitresses here since this Pennsylvania-based chain abandons South-of-the-border cliches for a funky, Southwestern-flavored art deco. Dark and cavernous, these restaurants are generally illuminated by tabletop candles and a string of red, chili pepper lights; grimacing Aztec masks stare from walls decorated with cave paintings while metal sculptures dangle precariously overhead.
For those who tend to forget the differences between burritos and fajitas or enchiladas and quesadillas, handy diagrams of each dish serve as helpful reminders. Pictures aside, the burrito is the best bet. Whether diners choose chicken, steak, shrimp or portabella mushroom, these giant wraps of Mexican rice, black beans, and Monterey Jack keep the lettuce, salsa, guacamole, and sour cream on the side. Mixing is left to the muncher. For those eating light (and drinking heavy), the chip-ready Big B Cheese Dip is a spicy queso sauce flavored with the house beer.
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