Mad Mex, Pittsburgh’s version of a Tex-Mex Restaurant

The following is a review written by Beth aka Mrs. Baconpants. She is a prolific Yelp reviewer so I thought it would be a good idea to post some of her reviews on Mr. Baconpants. Even if a few of them have nothing to do about bacon.

While this isn’t the best “mexican” food in Pittsburgh, I would recommend this Mad Mex (McKnight Road location) for the following reasons:

  1. It is one of the few bright lights of hope in the dark soullessness that is McKnight Road (a highway heading north of Pittsburgh that is full of chain restaurants). It will hands down beat any previously frozen salty disaster you order at Red Lobster, Chili’s, Olive Garden, etc.
  2. This Mad Mex stands out from others in that the service is OUTSTANDING (although I rarely have bad experiences at any of them). The waiters and bartenders are extremely pleasant, especially the waiter we had this particular night (8/1/11), named Justin. He went out of his way to be courteous and went above and beyond to make sure we got exactly what we wanted.
  3. The seating/atmosphere is nice. Even when crowded you can hear your dinner mates. If you have to wait for a table there is usually room near or at the bar.
  4. The beer selection is always fantastic and they usually have a few specials running. This time we each got Bell’s Oberon, our summer favorites.

This particular occasion we got the chips and salsa, I got the Wing-o-rito with San Fran/Wild, and Jason got a special, Corn and Chicken burrito. The food is always consistently good, but never mind-blowing. I would recommend the Wing-o-rito or the Carnitas burrito.

Overall experience at this Mad Mex is always positive and I’m sure I’ll be back again!

Mr. Baconpants’ two cents: I really like Mad Mex. Even with the lack of bacon on the menu I enjoy the food. There burritos are as big as your head and stuffed with yumminess. One day I hope to get a bacon burrito on their menu but for now I will have to settle for Wing-o-rito with wilded buffalo sauce.