Location was not what I was expecting. They carved the restaurant it of the corner of a nondescript office building. The inside is all Mad Mex which is typical Rlph Steadman inspired lunacy. The food as always is awesome. The prices are a bit high. The service was a bit hit or miss. The tap list at this location had a bit more on crwp than Iíve seen at other locations. Iím nit sure why this is the highest rated location. Iíd give that honor to the north hills location.
Atmosphere is colorful and trendy. They technically have no samples or sampler, however my waitor just kept on bringing them. My casadilla was pretty good, and the cheese dip has some kick and is very cheddary. It was a friday night and they were busy, but we got a seated, got an appitizer, and received our food timely. The selection was nothing spectactular, however in a state where beer is expensive they are reasonable. They have a happy hour from 4:30 am to 6:30 pm and also a mix match six-pack for what is currently $14 (reasonable).
Nate (329) Indiana, Pennsylvania | January 15, 2005
So far, the Robinson location had the best beer selection. I went the week after New Years and they still had several seasonals left like Christmas beers and barleywines. Several selections from Stone, Dogfish Head, Rogue, Anchor, Troegs, Stoudts, some Belgian imports, and other PA micros. Prices for draught and bottles is slightly high, but hard to find in other area bars. Mad Mex is one of the better Mexican restaurant chains in this area and I really like the food. Located in the shopping areas, near the mall, IKEA, etc. About halfway between the city and the airport.
The food is Tex-Mex. The menu is interesting and a good part of it caters to health conscious folk. Small, tube televisions scattered about the place. The theme is Aztec, Southwestern and "left-of-center cool." The tap selection is diverse and has some top tier stuff (i.e. Southern Tier Imperial Choklat, DFH 90 Minute IPA, Stone Ruination, etc.) The service was great and I was provided with 3 oz. free samples of the beers I was unfamiliar with. Really nice place!
cheap (208) Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania | April 6, 2007| Updated January 7, 2013
This is a great place to go sample beers. And... their wings special during happy hour is great! They have beers on tap that nobody else has. I avoided this place because of the traffic and now I regret that I did. I had a big glass of Rogue Imperial Stout for $5. I also got to taste 5 other beers for a minimum charge. Lisa was really helpful in enlightening me about the beer styles and I would not hesitate to return for a future visit. My rating for selection is based on their taps. Very pleasant and the food is said to be great. Nice atmosphere. Food is really southwest special, great happy hour prices, especially the wings..
I can say this place has the best draft list of any mexican restaurant I have ever been to. Actually, not a bad draft list as far as beer savvy places goes. If you want good mexican but cant be without a great beer this is the place.
I enjoy drinking and eating at mad mex alot. I was out at robinson waiting to pick my aunt up from the airport. Hit their happy hour special , 1/2 off pints form 5-7. About 15 rotating taps makes for a great 2 hour period. Had such tasty brews as Green Flash IPA, Rogue Fatherís little helper, Dogfish Head Peche and wings for under $20!
Kinda stashed away in the middle of an office-block. I stopped by on a Sunday, and had a hard time telling if they were open. Cool artsy decor, super clean. Good chow. Lots of northeastern regional beers - so if youíre from some other region, itís a good stop in a state where you can only buy beer by the case. You can buy a sixpack to-go for $12, so I salted some back for the Ohio leg of my trip. Sunday was dead, but Emily the barkeep was a pro. Off Route 60 on the way to the Pitt airport.
The Mexican food here is absolutely horrible. I only get the wings when I go to any mad Mex. That being said, they have a decent beer selection
LinusStick (55) Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | November 19, 2006
My restaurant of choice in Pittsburgh. Their bleu cheese is like no other and I have, on occassion, gone in and just bought a container of bleu cheese to go to eat with celery. They have a good selection of micro brews in bottles to go (for 12.00) but it only includes a certain panel. The good stuff (the rares and seasonals) must be purchased separately. I go there at least 5 times a month for wings. Awesome.