Welcome to 'The Old Mexican', arguably the South West's finest Mexican Restaurant! Established over 20 years ago we are becoming increasingly well known for providing great tasting food at affordable prices.
The restaurant is situated in a convenient central location within the vibrant and charming market town of Taunton here in sunny Somerset.
Our aim is to provide all of our valued guests with ample portions of authentic Mexican cuisine, accompanied by a selection of Cocktails, Wines, Beers, Spirits or Soft Drinks in our friendly, informal, charismatic fully licensed restaurant.
We also cater for vegetarian and gluten-free diners and feature live music on the last Thursday of every month.
Due to our increased popularity and our limited capacity we operate a "two-sitting" policy on Fridays and Saturdays. All table bookings are by telephone only and once confirmed we offer a "pre-order" facility (via the Reservations tab) for large groups in order to speed up service and enhance your enjoyment.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our regular customers for their continual support and custom. If you have not visited us before we would urge you to give us a try, as we are sure you will not be disappointed, or hungry by the time you leave!
Mucho's Gracias Amigos!!!!!
Address: 18a Lower Middle Street, Taunton, Somerset TA1 1SF Phone: 01823 350 291
The restaurant is located in the central part of Taunton Town. We are easily accessible by car and are within 5 minutes walk of the Bus and Train Station.
From the Motorway (M5, J25) Drive towards Taunton on the A38, travel through and past the traffic lights at Creech Castle then on for another 700 metres until you reach the roundabout.
Go straight ahead here and do the same at the next roundabout. You will pass the Somerset County Cricket Club and Morrisons Supermarket on your left then reach second set of traffic lights at a T-junction, with the Crown and Sceptre pub on your left.
Turn left here and continue whilst the road veers left and you will pass through two sets of traffic lights before reaching bridge then a pedestrian crossing with Debenhams Department Store directly on your right.
Turn left here into St. James Street and you will find yourself at the bottom of Lower Middle Street. From the Motorway (M5, J26) Drive towards Taunton on the A38 and after entering the Town continue on through a roundabout and traffic lights until you reach traffic lights at a junction with Tesco Supermarket on your left.
Go straight on from here and the road will veer left down Park Street towards the town centre, ensure that you are in the left hand lanes. At the roundabout take the first exit then 50 metres later at another roundabout take the second exit down Corporation Street.
After 250 metres you will reach another roundabout, take the first exit here down North Street and continue for 200 metres until you reach the junction of North St. and St. James Street (on right) with Debenhams Department Store directly on your left.
Turn right here into St. James Street and you will find yourself at the bottom of Lower Middle Street.
Making a Reservation at The Old Mexican
It is not always necessary to book in advance as many of our guests simply walk in on the night of their choice, however, if you require a table in the restaurant on either a Friday or a Saturday we strongly recommend that you book as early as possible by calling us on 01823 350291. During the day your call may be diverted to one of our mobile phones, simply speak to one of our staff or leave a voicemail message including details of how many people the table is for and what time and date you would prefer? One of our staff will return your call as soon as possible in order to confirm your booking.
We have had to adopt a two sittings policy on Fridays and Saturdays in order to address the demand. The first sitting starts between 7 -7.30pm and the second sitting is 9.00pm; this is designed to allow guests as much time as possible to unwind and enjoy the atmosphere of the restaurant and the delights from the bar and kitchen.
The restaurant is currently open 6pm - 11pm Thu, Fri & Sat. We also open by request for group bookings. Please Click Here for Group Bookings.