Mad Mex (State College) | State College, Pennsylvania
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Mad Mex (State College)
Above Average based on 13 ratings
Type: Restaurant

240 S. Pugh Street
State College, Pennsylvania United States 16801 [ print map ]
814 272 5656

Hours: 11a-2a

Taps: 20+ | Bottles: 20+

Mad Mex (State College)

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13 reviews for Mad Mex (State College)
 Ambiance  61%
 Service  56%
 Selection  60%
 Food  66%
 Value  68%
 Overall  59%
 Rating  64%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 11/20
3fourths  (1470) Boulder, Colorado | August 7, 2006| Updated April 20, 2013
Overpriced food, but decent beer selection and they do happy hours at different times and on different days. When I was there I saw Weyerbacher Hop Infusion, Stone AB/IPA, some Penn brews, some Victory, and some Chimay bottles as well. Decent enough place to grab a draft pint of good beer, but I wonít be going back a lot for their $9 burritos.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
DiarmaidBHK  (760) Lewisburg, Pennsylvania | November 17, 2012
Probably the least of this great chain in terms of ambiance. Itís located in a Days Inn which gives it a weird low rent vibe the others donít have. Plus parking really sucks. The food is as awesome as all the locations in Pittsburgh. The beer prices suck except at happy hour,. They have a bit more crap on tap compared to other locations. Still itís probably the best tex-mex food in this part of the state.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 1/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 10/20
auerbrau  (307) Ithaca, New York | May 21, 2008
Generally, this place sucks. The food is terrible (Iíve never had anything Iíve liked here). I hate the gratuitous use of Spanglish on everything. The prices are high. The wait staff couldnít care less. And itís filled with undergrads. They do have a scattered but more extensive draft menu, usually including somethings I wouldnít normally expect to see or that I donít see elsewhere in town (Arcadia, for example). The beer prices are a touch high, but nothing out of the ordinary for this town. I keep telling myself Iíll never go here again. However, the one shining spot I did experience (and the only reason I made a string of relatively recent visits) was because that had 2005 Sierra Nevada Bigfoot in bottles for $5 bucks and it was stellar. Otherwise, this place can mostly go screw itself.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
Nate  (294) Indiana, Pennsylvania | January 26, 2004
Really good, affordable Mexican food in State College. Over 20 beers on tap, including many regional beers (DFH, Flying Fish, Stoudts, Penn, Yuengling). Good bottle selection. Wine and hard liquor, too. Nice patio in warmer weather.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
jb  (112) Rochester, New York | August 22, 2009
We really enjoyed this place. I thought they had a fabulous beer selection, specializing in Penn. micros, which happened to be my interest area, but also had some other very interesting stuff like Stoneís 13th anniversary on tap. How do you top that? Plenty of bottles and at least 15 taps. The bartender was knowledgeable and offered samples to cement your decisions. Food - wise this was open breakfast lunch dinner, packed at dinner, dead at breakfast. We ate breakfast here, food was served slow and was cold. Service was decent. Had a nice outside area and a decent non-smoking indoors area. Cranked music inside. We will be back.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 12/20
FROTHINGSLOSH  (60) GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania | July 11, 2009
This place is always dark, always noisy and usually crowded. The staff know nothing about beer, everything is served in shakers and the service is slow at best. They do have about 20 drafts and maybe 40 bottles that offer decent overall selection. The food is pseudo southwest with a weird twist and are fairly tasty and large for a reasonable price. Not a place to seek out but not bad, and at least they make some vague attempt at craft beer which is more than I can say for most chains.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 3/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 4/20
jason  (45) Easton, Pennsylvania | June 27, 2006| Updated September 2, 2006
I really do not know why this is on here. This is a restaurant above all and the "bartenders" really do not know what they are doing. They have no good glassware for some of their beers. The website claims to have certain beers on draft but when I go there they are never there. The food is good though.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
bobbypaulson  (37) Fergus Falls, Minnesota | March 25, 2011
This place is decent. The food is good for lunch and dinner (breakfast is not good at all). If you go during half price lunch between 2 and 4 itís so much more worth it. The beer slectionis good,they have a lot of local craft brews on tap and the bar is cool because it engulfs the bartenders in a circle. The service is however slow and not beer knowledgable unless you sit at the bar. I recommend either going when the food is half price or during happy hour
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
TreborWhip  (25) Reading, Pennsylvania | September 22, 2009
Went for lunch, sat outside, service was quick. Spicey steak burritio was good but we had to ask for chips for the salsa and guacamole. Beer selection was fair with a good selection of mostly local craft breweries. Would go back again.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 11/20
TrevorFloyd  (8) Connecticut | May 19, 2006
I was honestly surprised at the selection here: DFH, Weyerbacher, and a few other local favorites to offer. Honestly I never tried the food, but I always heard good things. But if youíre looking for beer donít go on margarita night, the place is too packed.

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