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The Hungry Mexican Restaurant, Dublin, Co. Dublin
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The Hungry Mexican Restaurant

3.4
3.4
154 reviews
€30 and under
Mexican
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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2 people

19:00


Booked 11 times today

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Takeaway

089 450 2305

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.4
3.4 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 3.1Service
  • 3.4Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Waiting well over an hour for food all in all, nearly 20 mins to get our order taken, order was wrong, people coming in after us were getting sorted out before us. Food was nice which was the only bright spot. Seemed understaffed and staff were nice but the wait times and wrong order really ruined the experience for me and my guest. Will not be returning.
  2. BF

    BethF

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience4
    Took two hours and multiple asks if we could order before we got our food. When it came out, one of the meals was missing. Someone in my group asked for chicken as their protein and was told that they were out of chicken, yet when we ordered my kid a quesadilla, it had chicken on it. Nachos were made with flour tortillas instead of standard corn, and the salsas were laughable (granted, we’re from Southern California and are spoiled by good salsas here). I will say that the guacamole was pretty good, and my enchiladas weren’t terrible.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was delicious. Really authentic and so filling. Highly recommend the beef tacos. We also ordered chicken tacos and grande nachos, which were also very good. Staff were friendly and although they were very busy, on account of it being New Year’s Eve, they checked if we needed anything else. Would highly recommend. Will definitely be back!
  4. KL

    KelLai

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Totally unexpected! When you walk through the door the vibe is energetic and busy. But loved the whole feel of the restaurant! The wait for drinks took a bit but the food was delicious and the portions generous! Definitely be back!
  5. NG

    NiamhG

    Dublin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 December 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Waited 30 mins for our drinks. 90 mins before the food showed up. They mixed up the spices in our burritos so I got the hot one and my son had the mild one. They were overwhelmed for some reason- they should not have taken my last minute booking on Open Table.
  6. BP

    BruceP

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    No words. The most bad restaurant in dublin. Service e food so poor. the sound inside look likes a club. Almost 2 hours for the dinner. No recommended
  7. MO

    MeganO

    Dublin

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience1
    Food was excellent. However the service was shocking. Waiting over an hour for our drinks (never mind food) and also had to ask to get water 6 times. Extremely slow service and place is far too over crowded. I can’t imagine this is in line with maximum capicity limits but food is excellent.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 December 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    Food was nice and good value but the service was so slow. It took an hour just to get drinks, and nearly 2 hours for food. It was a very busy evening as it was so close to Christmas but there was not enough staff. All of the servers were very busy, so it can only be put down to poor management. Some dishes arrived cold and when we asked to have them heated up it was very clear they were put in the microwave, and one of our dishes never arrived.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience1
    Wildly understaffed and overbooked. Took the guts of a half hour to get our drinks and then around 2 hours to get food. Tables began to walk out. Ive seen similar reviews, you need more staff.
  10. k

    killian

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was fabulous. If you love Mexican it's the best in dublin city
  11. AD

    AineD

    Dublin

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    Had a booking for 7:30 last Saturday. When we arrived at 7:30 we were told to wait outside in the cold as there was a 5 min delay with the table. 30 mins past and I came in to enquire about the table as was met with “did I not tell you to wait outside” which was very rude. We were seated then at around 8pm. We immediately ordered drinks and food. 45 mins later our drinks arrived. At this point I enquired about our food 10 mins later I was told it was on the way. So I enquired again after 10 minutes. The food eventually came and was nice but the service overall was terrible there wasn’t a table I could see that didn’t have a delay or a problem. They seemed to overbook the restaurant and couldn’t cope.
  12. C

    Cjoan

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2022

    overall2food5service2ambience3
    Had a table booked for 7pm on Saturday evening and ordered our food by 7.10. We didn't receive our drinks until 7.50 and our food until 8.05 which was a bit frustrating but I didn't really mind seeing as how busy the restaurant is and how understaffed they appear to be. We had just finished eating at around 8.20 or so and still had drinks left that we were enjoying, when the waitress approached our table and asked if we required anything else. We thought that this was just a check-in that most waitresses do during a meal, and we said that we were fine. Then she brings over the card machine to pay the bill and explains that our table is booked for 8.30 and she needs us to leave cause the other table have arrived. We explained that even though we didn't require anything else we still had drinks left that we wanted to finish and that we only received our food around 20 mins prior after around an hour of waiting. The waitress then said that we had been seated at the table for 1 hour 20 minutes and that the maxinum most people are there for is 1 hour 30 mins. This would have been a valid argument of we had promptly received our food and drink however we'd only finished eating at that point after an hour of waiting for the food. We decided to finish our drinks and we were hurried along by the waitress numerous times. While I understand that this is out of her control it is certainly not a way to keep customers. The restaurant is clearly overbooked with the downstairs part overflowing with tables that it's near impossible to squeeze through. My advice to the restaurant would be to either stop allowing walk ins so that bookings can be managed or have food served relatively quickly to a table if you're enforcing time limits on reservations. The food is incredible here with massive portions however it's a pity to say that I won't be returning back in a hurry.
  13. C

    Carrie

    Dublin

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Saturday evening booking, it was hectic. Took awhile to place our order however we really enjoyed the food and drinks. People at the next table were complaining alot but overall we enjoyed the meal. Would eat here again at a quieter time. Staff were pleasant eventhough they were under pressure and seemed overwhelmed
  14. E

    Eoink

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 December 2022

    overall2food5service2ambience4
    Food was lovely only problem it took over an hour to get a burrito and at least 20 min to get a cocktail
  15. R

    Renny

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Very understaffed, felt sorry for those that were trying to manage the floor. Waited over 1 hour for food which then came out and looked as though it had been sitting under the pass for a long time. Food lacked flavour. Drinks were good but again took 30 mins each time we asked. No water brought to the table upon seating, it was eventually delivered 10 mins before we left after we asked twice.
  16. KT

    KathleenT

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    20 minutes waiting for my user to be taken. Extremely small and loud. Would not recommend
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    The food was fantastic it just took too long !! And the margaritas were watered down with too much ice, other than that fantastic
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 December 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Lovely place but terrible service. Our food arrived before we got any of our drinks. Then our plates weren't cleared and left sitting in front of us for half an hour while we waited for our drinks. Such a pity because the food is great and the music is brilliant.
  19. M

    Miam

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 December 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    A small student type cool restaurant packed with groups of students and a queue outside which we were asked to stand with, as our table wasn’t ready and no one came to look for us or took our name so I’m not sure an actual reservation is warranted but it’s busy. Perfect for young groups. The food was nice. The cocktails were lovely but really slow to be brought out
  20. DC

    DebbieC

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 November 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The restaurant it's self could do with a revamp, but the food was amazing, would definitely recommend a visit
  21. EC

    EvanC

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 November 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience2
    Good took a while. Was very nice.
  22. K

    Katie

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 November 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience1
    Took us over an hour and half to get our food. It was like they had forgotten they had like 30 people dining in the basement. The tables around us were also visibly irritated. Food is good though.
  23. TV

    TheVeryHungryMexican

    Dublin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    The restaurant was overbooked and there was not enough staff to effectively serve all the tables. Service was very slow and when the food did come, it was mediocre.
  24. R

    Review

    London

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 November 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I would not recommend the hungry Mexican. The restaurant was filthy with fruit flies everywhere and I have never seen dirtier bathrooms. A burrito arrived cold to the table, was sent back and, after 20mins, the same burrito was presented after being squashed and heated up again. When brought to the attention of the staff they took it away and didn't offer anything alternative.
  25. JB

    JayB

    Cork

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 November 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I do not write reviews however after visiting the hungry Mexican I felt I had to . It’s terrible . The food was re-heated / microwaved. The chicken tacos were terrible . Extremely dirty restaturant with flies everywhere . I would never visit again
  26. L

    Lm09

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 November 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Food was bland and excess moisture meant tacos were soggy. We were disappointed.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Connacht

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 October 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Drinks were top notch! Food was really good too- a bit let down by slow service and it was extremely loud.
  28. VL

    VivL

    Dublin

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 21 October 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience5
    The food was delicious (as always) but unfortunately our group of 4 were starving by the time it arrived, 45mins after we ordered. We had a gig to go to so it was a bit panicked. I truly wish the staff appeared a little bit more interested as honestly it felt like we were bothering them when we wanted a drink or asked about our food. This place could be so much better.
  29. BL

    BroganL

    Leinster

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 October 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    Really poor, food has good potential but staff are sloppy. Food takes long aswell as drink service. Need a few upgrades
  30. j

    jojomojo

    Dublin

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 28 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff and food were amazing. Very flavoursome dishes, chimichanga best ever, el porko ribs yumm
  31. AD

    AnnaD

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 September 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The food and cocktails were delicious and portion sizes of both were generous and definitely good value for money. The service was a bit slow and the music was a bit on the loud side for catching up with some friends but neither were poor enough to put me off going back again.
  32. S

    Sorcha

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    We were waiting so long for our initial drinks that I had to go upstairs and find someone to just give us water. When the food finally arrived it was really disappointing. I ordered the enchiladas and asked the waitress for the most mild salsa and explained I can’t handle too much spice. When it arrived, it was so spicy I could barely eat it. The enchilada itself was just mince in a wrap. No other fillings. Bizarre. There was around 5 thin slices of onion sprinkled on top but nothing else. Although the staff were all very nice & friendly, the overall experience was bad.
  33. PC

    PaulC

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 August 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great food, tables were a little cramped but nice atmosphere even for a busy Saturday evening
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    It was a good experience overall. It was really easy to locate and drinks and food were great Loved it and will definitely be coming back
  35. A

    Aaaaaaaa

    Dublin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 August 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    45 minutes waiting for our drinks. Another half an hour waiting to order our food. Ended up just walking out. Horrendous service
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 August 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We booked our table for 7pm, we didn’t receive our food until 9pm and it was not that busy. Extremely slow service. Pornstar martini arrived with a hair in it and one piece of ice, was clearly sitting on the counter for quite some time. I ordered the chicken fajitas, but was served beef instead, although after the 2 hour wait I was already starving so didn’t have the chance to change my meal. Poor service, poor quality and overall a poor experience. Won’t be returning x
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience1
    Waited ~1 hour for food to arrive, and 3/5 orders were wrong, but we ate it anyway. Excellent food, terrible service
  38. MK

    MaticK

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Food was good but the staff was very lost, forgot about our order, brought us drinks twice. It is a nice place but a bit pricey for what it is, still a street food Mexican. I would avoid ordering pitcher since it is mainly just ice.
  39. PE

    PaolaE

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience1
    Food take around 1 hour. We were downstairs and the volume of the music was to high, you have to talk very loud otherwise the other person won't listen what are you saying. Not a place to have a nice chatting dinner. Food was ok but really spicy but for species of condiment almost like Indian not the real Mexican spicy🌶. I don't think that I will come back.
  40. SG

    SiobhanG

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience3
    Food was stunning but service was very slow. We had to go up to the counter to get menus and again to ask if we could order. We were also waiting a long time for our food and drinks to be delivered.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Hungry Mexican Restaurant using the Order Online button. The Hungry Mexican Restaurant also offers delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. The Hungry Mexican Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 089 450 2305.

The Hungry Mexican Restaurant is rated 3.4 stars by 154 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 11 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Takeaway

089 450 2305

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Deliveroo
Google Map for The Hungry Mexican Restaurant

5 Aston Quay, Dublin, Co. Dublin D02 K504

Additional information

  • Area

    Temple Bar

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–10:30 pm Fri–Sun 12:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Vegan, Tex-Mex

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Oman Senee

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Vegan

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