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Mad Mex

370 Atwood St. (Bates St.) Send to Phone
412-681-5656 | Menu
This popular happy hour spot slings burritos and margaritas in the heart of Pittsburgh's college hub.
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Lunch & Dinner daily
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Mad Mex Restaurant Review

: Due in part to its limited seating and space, a visit to Mad Mex in Oakland affords an intimate, homey experience. Students flock here for the late-night bargain pricing. The Cal-Mex food --- dips, wings, wraps, enchiladas, burritos, quesadillas, entrée salads, sides and desserts --- is not supposed to be authentic, but ingredients are fresh, frequently local and chef-selected. Pepita hummus with grilled flatbread and grilled-to-order mahi mahi tacos reflect the kitchen’s creative bent. To accommodate vegans, burritos can be made with vegan cheese and tofu sour cream. Desserts continue the Cal-Mex inspiration with an ice cream burrito and cinnamon-, fudge- and ice cream-topped Mexican chocolate brownie. Happy hour runs Monday through Friday from 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. The no-reservations policy means either go early or go thirsty and progress, while you wait, through the dozens of microbrews. The fearless and foolish order the 22-ounce margarita.

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