The Hungry Mexican Restaurant

4.1
28 reviews
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Mexican
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  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
  • Fun
"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"
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SH
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Best burrito ever tasted, sooo yummy!!! Friendly staff

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

After living in Ireland for nearly a year, we finally found a place that is good, basic Mexican food. Not fancy, but not fast food either. The habanero salsa is actually hot, which is hard to find in Dublin. The nachos are hand-made flour chips and, while unexpected, are fantastic! Nice wait staff, good service. Cozy setting.

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KN
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The food was lovely and the portion sizes were generous. The restaurant initially looked very dark and unappealing but after having food there and enjoying drinks, it all works really well. Definitely would go back

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OT
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 3

The food was excellent. Unfortunately we had to wait over an hour for it to arrive while we were repeatedly offered drinks rather cynically in the interim. The waitress was quite pushy when asking for drinks orders.

Excellent food but extremely slow service you might starve to death before it arrives.

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OF
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Nicest nachos Iv ever had
Lovely owners
Really njoyed our night
Will definitely be back 👍🏻

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SM
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

While all looked well initially with a nice lively cantina like atmosphere the food was pretty disappointing. Nachos were very poor with strange Tortilla chips and very limited toppings which meant it was very overpriced at 9.95 Euros. Vegetarian burrito was filled with undercooked rice while the chicken fajitas had dry overcooked chicken although the et of the dish was fine. Pitcher of margarita was tasty though only had a hint of tequila which seemed was bad value at 25 Euros. Overall a disappointing experience.

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c
15 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A nice casual Mexican joint with great food and friendly staff. It also offered a lot of vegan options which was great!

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OT
5 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We LOVED the Hungry Mexican! We were lucky to find it while on holiday in Dublin, and returned the following two nights. The vegan options are to die for. Try the soya burrito and the tostones !

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DC
2 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

After several cancellations we finally celebrated a birthday with a lover of Mexican cooking. We were not disappointed, although when my wife and I return we will share some of the portions. An excellent way to pass a lunchtime...

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ER
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

The Hungry Mexican was great for our group of 9 (with 3 vegans and 2 vegetarians), the food was good and the Passion fruit and Strawberry Margaritas were fab. The only thing I would say is it took the best part of 45 minutes for us to get our food, it was a Friday night so the place was quite busy but the staff could have maybe given us a heads up that we'd be waiting a little while! Otherwise, really cool, fun, restaurant and I will definitely go back, I'll just maybe order a starter or nachos for the wait next time!

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MC
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very friendly Staff, owners very hands on. Food was fab, lots of vegetarian options!
Interior is different and casual but nice vibe in the whole place! Don’t be put off by first appearances the place grows on you. Will definitely be back!!

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EG
2 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great food and drinks, generous helpings at good value.

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E
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

At Christmas I had booked a table for 7 people.. there was a large party of maybe 20 people before us.. we sat waiting two hours to be told that it would be another 45 mins before we would get our food as they needed to serve the bigger party before us.. we had only ordered simple things like burritos and nachos. We had to leave as we had spent 200 euro on alcohol as we had been waiting for so long.. then they had the audacity to try and put a service charge on the bill when we had received no food.. we left as we couldn’t wait any longer. It was an absolute disgrace.. we will never go back there again.

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JQ
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

The food was not nice at all. It isn't expensive but I would rather pay more money and eat nice Mexican food.

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HB
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place, good food and a excelent service, can highly recommend it :-)

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TC
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was delicious and plentiful. Service was friendly and efficient. Great atmosphere. I thought it was good value for money as well.

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A
5 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and fast service. Loved the variety of vegan options on the menu!

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OT
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing pitchers of Mojito and Margaritas. The tacos, tequila wings, and nachos are a must.

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BC
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Not a lot spent on fixtures and fittings but the food and service worth the visit

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SF
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Delicious margaritas. Took about 40 minutes for the starter to come out but the service was very friendly.

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CJ
2 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great time at the Hungry Mexican. The service was attentive and friendly. Atmosphere was great and we were provided with sombreros.
Food was tasty and portions were generous. Heartily recommended for large groups.

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OT
2 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Mexican food snob here, yet I found the BEST nachos ever at this small, simple restaurant. Hand cut flour tortillas fried to a perfect texture and very tasty, authentic toppings. We also enjoyed delicious checked fajitas. Fun, friendly waitress.

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NN
26 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

If I hadn't seen this place on Open Table I would have never discovered this little gem. Who knew you could get fresh, delicious and healthy Mexican food in the heart of Dublin. I liked this place so much, I ate there twice during my Dublin vacation. Don't be put off by the look of the place. It's a hole-in-the-wall right across the street from the River Liffey, but great food can be had here for a very fair price. The service is friendly and the food is cooked fresh to order...so relax!

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PB
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 2

The service and food was excellent. Probably the best Mexican food I've had in a long time. Staff were really nice and helpful.

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M
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

We couldn't find it and when we rang to ask for directions they weren't very clear

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J
10 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The Hungry Mexican (formerly of Bodkins in Dublin 1) used to be and still is the best quality Mexican food in the city! Their recent move to Aston Quay has meant a brand new look but it’s got the same great food, drink and service.

The prices are extremely reasonable (they even do a lunch deal for €10 which includes Burrito/Taco, fries and a drink).

The menu has some great choices from
Chimichangas (my favourite) to tacos, burritos, etc. They’ve even got some unusual dishes to try. The cocktails and drink selection is great too...strong and tasty Margaritas are the best.

The service is fantastic - they always greet with a smile and food comes quickly..

Would highly recommend! Best Mexican in Dublin (and one of the only ones on OpenTable which is super handy)!

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TN
5 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Great food with large portions

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OT
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious A+

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