• Mex I Can (Mex-I-Can)

  • 3.5 stars
    (60 reviews, average rating: 3.6/5)
  • Cuisines: Mexican
  • (905) 527-1554
  • 107 James Street North Hamilton, ON L8R 2K6
  • Neighbourhoods: Beasley
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DanS
1 Review
2013/06/13
  • AUTHENTIC to the core!
  • Overall
    5.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      5.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      5.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $0-$10
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 4
  • I have been to mexico and proclaim this restaurant to be better than half, no, make that three quarters of the ones down there! especially their guacamole, just superb!
    The place looks like a dive, I promise you though, it's a GEM!
    Awesome service, fantastic food and killer cheap for the portions you get!

  • Order: Vegan Super Burrito, Guacamole and pina colada
 
Mimipoo
7 Reviews
2012/08/22
  • Authentic Mexican!
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      3.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      3.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • Had the burrito and Chalupa. Both were excellent. Starter Nachos and sauce was very tasty. Many reports of slow service but we went on a busy Friday evening and were served very quickly and place was packed.

  • Order: Nachos, Chalupa, Burritos, Beer
 
sooshi
13 Reviews
2012/07/13
  • Looks like it is right out of Mexico
  • Overall
    3.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      2.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      3.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 6
  • I have gone to Mex-I-Can multiple times and it is the food that always brings me back. The potions are quite large, but I always manage to finish my meal because it is so very tasty. I order the vegetarian burrito, and it is one of the best I have had. I quite like the atmosphere, it is very run down looking, but it looks just like a restaurant in Mexico. The main thing I do not like about this restaurant is the service. The waiters are not very friendly and are disorganized. Twice now we have had a second waiter come up and ask what we would like to order after we just ordered from another. They never seem to have a smile on their face. The owner is friendly and nice but was dressed very unprofessionally and probably should have left the serving to the waiters. But... like I said, the food brings me back. Unless the food changes I will continue to go here because it is excellent!

  • Order: Vegetarian burrito, nachos with guacamole, chalupas
 
Ironchef
2 Reviews
2012/05/08
  • Hair in the rice GROSS NEVER AGIAN
  • Overall
    2.0 stars
    • Food
      3.0 stars
    • Services
      1.0 star
    • Atmosphere
      1.0 star
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 1
  • I used to love this place, Visited it every couple of months never had an issue.

    Even if the owners would see me on the street they would say hi, passing by to me, I thought they where nice people.

    However the service in this place has gone so downhill its sad. We even found a hair in our rice, and when we brought it the first the servers attention, they didn't do anything, said sorry didn't offer to comp a thing, I happened to walk by the kitchen and saw the owner and said what happened today everything was so bad he said sorry, but didn't offer to comp a thing as well. We had drinks apps and dinner and although the food was decent even though the dishes came ten mins apart from eachother,

    Never agian will I go to this place, sad part is I was planning on going the next day with my friend for lunch we went elsewhere.

    go to papagyo much better

  • Order: enchilada, quesadilla, tacos, and drinks
 
Chimneysweep
19 Reviews
2012/05/03
  • Not too shabby
  • Overall
    3.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      2.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      3.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • Not a bad place for Mexican food. Recently went here for lunch with a friend. We each tried the chalupas.

    The plates are massive, if not a little too generous. My chalupa was very good, but you had to try to eat it quickly or risk the cake getting overly soggy and unpleasant. In place of meat, they put some nicely sauteed cactus with other veggies.

    The accompanying rice was nothing special, and the black bean's texture was a little repelling.

    A good experience with some good food. I would definitely try other items on the menu in the future.

  • Order: Vegetarian Chalupa, Seak Chalupa
 
mrmanning
86 Reviews 3 Helpful
2012/04/14
  • MEX-THEY-CAN!!!
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 1
  • My first visit to this establishment has me wanting more.
    I heard they were always busy so I was expecting to enter a zoo when I walked in, but I was the only customer. I was greeted by a young man who took my order of a few chorizo tacos right away, Food took less than 5 minutes to get to the table. The atmosphere here is unique in that it is is what I'd expect from a local place in south america. Very simple, a few tables and chairs scattered here and there, not much to the organization or decor. But it works. In fact it intrigued me to have a look around and the place reminds me of someones house....so it is actually comforting.

    My tacos were fantastic. A perfect combinatoin of ground spicy chprizo, onions, corriander, and hot sauce, in freshly toasted flatbreads. Delicious.

    Service was very good and the server was approachable and explained the concept of the place to me at length. I'll be back!

  • Order: Chorizo Tacos
 
Maria
105 Reviews
2012/04/09
  • A Great Place!
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • We were given a recommendation to attend this place from a co-worker. When we first we walked in, the place seemed really quiet and somewhat rundown. We were definitely not feeling it, but then we sat down and was served right away by a kind server. We were surprised by all of the great selections. We decided on our meals and were brought our complimentary tortilla chips and salsa. They were great! The meal came quickly, within at least 15 minutes. My meal had tons of items! There were four tortilla chips with refried beans poured on them. There was also a cup of rice, with the tortillas placed on a bed of lettuce. The presentation was phenomenal! I love how they also have the option of gluten-free if you are allergic to wheat. The meal wasn't that expensive either, only $31 for the both of us! The only thing that I found strange was the bathroom. It was very tiny, and not very accomodating. Other than that, great atmosphere, great servers, and great food, will definitely return!

  • Order: Chicken Tortillas
 
randyh
1 Review
2012/03/27
  • the best in the world think have to be make right...
  • Overall
    5.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      5.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      5.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 1
  • the best in the world think have to be make right or they make so that there rule they have the cook is best in hsmilton

  • Order: all
 
Scotchbonnet
1 Review
2012/03/26
  • I love this place and usually go once a month...
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      3.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $26-$60
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 5
  • I love this place and usually go once a month. Everything that we've ordered has been delicious. No the service isn't that fast but it's like all things you are nice and relaxed with the servers and they make the effort. I love spicy food and this place doesn't disappoint. I always ask for extra hot and the pile on the hottest sauce they kind find I even asked to buy it the last time and they came out with a plastic container for me to take home. Usually order flautas, nachos, chimichanga, burritos...but it's all yummy. Oh and the coke is REAL coke, order one.

  • Order: Everything is awesome
 
Junow
1 Review
2012/02/23
  • Went downhill
  • Overall
    2.0 stars
    • Food
      2.0 stars
    • Services
      1.0 star
    • Atmosphere
      2.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: No
    • Party Size: 2
  • I use to enjoy this place, until my recent visit. The food I usually went for was no longer on the menu, and the tasty chips at the beginning no longer served. This may have been because the wagjags are out that can only be used during the week. Maybe they serve the good food only on the weekends now as you can not use wagjags. We were charged twice for tax (billed over 49 for 39 dollars worth of food and was made to feel like a fool when I tried to correct it. They said that's how the wagjags work. Also the service was terrible. Not once were we asked for a refill. Food was spicy so it was needed. I have never had such rude service. If you hate wagjag users maybe you shouldn't put deals in. To top it off, one of us got food poisoning. Don't eat their pork! And very cold in there.

  • Order: Poor app sizes. Not enough to share. Burrito
 
2012/03/15

Recent Comment by: pete

NOT VALID FRIDAY OR SATURDAY! Sounds to me they didn't take your wag jag coupon on a day it was invalid and you left upset. Went their and found your testimony about this place FALSE. Don't eat the pork, it tastes great. LOL

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