Reviews of Poor Mexican (Restaurant)

30500 AL-181, Spanish Fort, AL 36527 Located in: Eastern Shore Centre

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At the present this business gets a rating of 3.8 stars over 5 and this rating has been based on 279 reviews.

As you can read, the average score it has is high, and it is founded on a large number of opinions, so we may say that the evaluation is very faithful. If many people have bothered to value when they've done well, is that it works.

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This Restaurant belongs to the category of Mexican restaurant.

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REVIEWS OF Poor Mexican IN Alabama

Joel Fuller

Average Mexican restaurant. It hits the spot but it is nothing to write home about.

Ninfa Moore

Service can be a bit slow sometimes. The chicken and rice is good though.

David W.

Very nice. Quick service

Heather Parker

We are locals on the gulf coast and spending the day in AL. We love Mexican and decided to try this place out. Looks nice from the outside. The service was good. The food was the least authentic, tasteless and disgusting Mexican we have ever had. The salsa was just big clumps of tomatoes, the tamale was nothing but mush and the enchilada sauce was watered down salsa is what it tasted like. While everyone was friendly the food was the worst food we have ever had!!! We will not be back!

Thomas Filichia

Great food and we enjoyed the service

Andrew Mink

Great Quality and quantity for the right price.

Lane Whitson

Amazing food and great service! Highly recommend! Everything is made fresh and is delicious!

Zen Viking

Not bad once.

Chris Anthony

Pretty good food.

Katie Clay

Definitely not the best mexican food ive had more like one of the worse.

Stuart Brewster

Enjoyed this thoroughly. I ordered Macho Nachos and will make another meal of my leftovers. Everyone ate including my picky children. Good fast service. Will definitely go back.

Danielle Pedraza

The food was really good and the server was great

Marc Mott

So so mexican

Kirstie Caraway

Okay service, but the food... Outstanding. Best Mexican I've had in Baldwin county. Reasonable prices and portions, will definitely be visiting more often.

Tailing Reds

The best food in town

Godric Giovanni Gamer

Great family restaurant

Mandi Pugh

First the reviews before committing, that way if you go anyway you only have yourself to blame! After a busy day, a good bite to eat at a nice Mexican restaurant was on the mind. The name was cute so without taking my own advice we went in. Let me give a second tip...if the salsa is the most bland jarred salsa you could imagine...leave then...don't order food! If you choose to go forward ignoring tip number 2 prepare yourself for some more food from a box and service without a smile (unless of course you catch the waiter and waitress who are clearly in some kind of relationship as they kiss between tables). Thankfully we were lucky enough to be saved the emergency trips to the bathroom that others experienced but I must say...a return trip...not gonna happen. If the food is bad but the service is try again...if the food is good and the service is try again. If it is all terrible and all you can do is laugh to keep from being angry...don't do it again!

Renee Troxclair

Had a great waitress. The crawfish burrito was awesome. Will be back for another one when i come back to town

Sonya Geffre

Great food and atmosphere

MJ Latham

Food was great. Waitress handled our large party very well

Josh Sypert

Would be 5 stars but service was lacking. Drinks came quickly. Cheese dip took a while to arrive. Our meal was late and was served after two other groups that sat and ordered well after we placed our order. Was told the kitchen put our order at the end.

Rhonda Robertson

Food was very good

Jenny Langenback

Awesome food best salsa. Great server. Best place for Mexican food. I love it their

Brian Cook

Good food, nice atmosphere

Preston Melton

This is one of the best Mexican restaurants anywhere. The food selection and prices are incredible. Plus, they have Dos Equiss on draft!

Mark Atchison

Best fajitas in town!

Susan Parsons

Always good food and good service. ..the fajitas are fantastic!

Brittany Hardy

Great food for a great price! Always leave with a doggy bag because the portions are huge!

J Solomon

Purely excellent food for a great price. The chips are warm, the salsa is on point, the beans and rice are amazing, and to top it all off the crawfish enchiladas are to die for. I make it a point to visit this restaurant whenever I'm in the area

Twisted Alabama

Everytime I go, the staff is friendly and they make sure your cup is always full! The food is delicious and always leaves you wanting more!

sharon Skoglund

food was not that great. Was forced to order adult meal for an 11 year old and another teen with a small appetite...guess since they add gratuity to your check they want your bill higher. 2 of my kids were in the bathroom sick before we even left and after leaving I thought I would be sick. Asked for a booster for toddler, they never got it! Half of the staff was rude. Will continue to stick with Don Carlos up the road! Will always accommodate ANY request as far as food, you can order off any menu you like, staff is more courteous and atmosphere overall better...oh and gratuity may be hurting you cause my server would have had 5.00 more had we tipped her! last time dining at poor mexican! See why its called that because the food, staff and atmosphere are all poor!

Sara Clark

Matt was a great waiter

Margrette Jackson

Right to was good..service meh !if there are 6 or more at a table they add their own tip. It was 2 separate orders,still had to pay their added tip. Wrong wrong wrong ! I tip very well but i would like to do it myself. Not what they deem okay. Never again!

April Craig

Awful. Worse than awful. We ate here on a Friday night around 6pm. It was not busy. Could not get a server to come to our table for 5-7 minutes. Food took 30 minutes to come out and was blah. Server never checked on us. Check took forever. Will never eat here again.

Laura Bentley

We had an amazing lunch and the best server! The food was delicious and the portions were big!

Eric Mercer

Okay food ... expensive $6.00 for a Corona.

Kelly Ryan

We drive from Pensacola to eat here. Great food and great service!

Dan Workman

Give it a try , well worth it !

Emily Hubbard

Food is always good. Service is so so. Will still continue to visit

M Miller

Good food, awesome Salsa, service was a lil slow but it's a nice place.

Stevie Miller

The staff is so friendly here! There’s a huge variety of food to select from. All of which is great!! I love it here. Great place to have parties as they handle it very well. Or can be a nice place to eat something have a few drinks then walk it off shopping around the mall!

Dwanda Simmons

Great salsa, and great vegetarian options!

Kevin Welch

Really good food and service was prompt and polite.

Tabatha Willhelm

Food was great! We love this place and come at least once a month!

Travel Notary Services

The food, service, drinks, atmosphere is wonderful at Poor Mexican! Lizzy is awesome, perfect, quick and an exceptional great server!

Kimberly Bates

We visited here last week after giving it a four year rest due to a previous horrible experience. We were very hopeful. It wasn't very crowded, as we went early. The chips and salsa were timely and fresh. The waitress came to take our lunch order, which mind you is order by number off the menu, and we were still served the incorrect items. The manager told us it was her first day,etc. And I understand that everyone has a first day, but order by number, geez. unfortunately it ended with us saying to each other, we will never step foot in there again.

Gilbert Aguilar

Not too favorble

kayla Armstrong

My meat was too chewy. The cheese was nasty.

Matt Riales

I absolutely love Mexican food. We eat it at least 2-3 times a week. And this used to be one of the better Mexican restaurants in town... The last time we visited here, I was only able to eat half of my food bc something just did not taste right, I left that night with horrible stomach cramps! Something I never feel from my favorite food! I will not be back EVER again!!!

Sara Bradley

Great service and food. We enjoyed our visit.

Cory Parker

Okay went back today for some good Mexican food ,oh no just saw a customer send back a plate something was wrong she said she couldn't eat it ??? Okay our meals arrive everything good until my wife bites down on a piece of plastic in the soup,instead of not charging us for (her) meal,they knock off $1.87 ,O.k. hasta la vista baby, will not go back, management should have thought that threw a little better

Deidra Jackson

I was not at all satisfied with my meal and my children were not either. The so-called steak quesadilla was absolutely awful. The chunks of onion and bell pepper were too big and weren't grilled well. Also, there should be 2 tortillas with the ingredients inside and cut into sections, instead of 1 tortilla with the ingredients just dumped in it and flipped over! Smh.. I was so hungry for Mexican food that day and it was ruined. Do better, Poor Mexican.

Chuck Ellis

Great food at a reasonable price. Very good service.

David Gray

Food was very tasty when it finally made it. I give them a pass because it was 2:30 on a Sunday and they were short handed but the sevice was slow and lacking.

XxLachlanxX 420

So much oil in my soup. It looked like someone peed in my soup. The chips were soggy.

Cristian Sturek

Ran from Irma, had Mexican yesterday. The 'Poor Chicken' was really good. Service was great also.

Lori Ardovino

Lunch for 2 was awesome! So much food and very tasty. The only thing I didn't like was that the salsa was a little too chuncky.

Kyle Muskopf

Pretty good food decent portions

Abbey Whispers

Poor service- wrote down the wrong order and our sons food was given to another table. He received his meal, a grilled cheese sandwich, about the time we finished. The grilled cheese cost $5.50 and tasted like stale bread. Our food was sub par and the guacamole tasted like something you would get in a grocery store jar. Bypass this place and head to anywhere else.

Family Thingz

The food was good and the waiter was nice...just took a mintue to get the food. But all was good atmosphere was good also.

John Wilkerson

My parents and sister took me here for my birthday the food was very good and pretty reasonable!!!!

J Long Range Target

Really great food, service could be better if drinks are checked on. It seems mexican restaraunts have doubled in price at lunch.

Mady B

Used to come here all of the time loved it for about the past year it has been terrible mostly due to service the food is fine but the new wait staff is horrible they are unfriendly and rude they act like it is an inconvenience to do their job if I were the owners I would get rid of the new staff and start over it used to be one of our favorite spots we would go at least once a week now we have not returned in over a year tried going back a couple weeks ago and remembered why we haven't come back the waiters and waitresses stink what Upp get rid of the Gringos they stink

Maria Mata

We got the worst service ever. The waitress kept rolling her eyes when we were ordering. The cheese sandwich was dry and the bread was old, my grandson didn't eat it. While waiting to be seated, there was about 4 groups ahead of us and a lot more behind us, but we were the last to be seated. The girl that was on the register cursed. We were nice anyway. This was the worst place I have ever been to. I don't recommend it to anyone, and I will never go back.

Chrissy Emmons

Good food

Robert Weiss

The service I received & meal eaten was great.

Jayden Reed

Great crawfish quesadilla and great wings with wonderful service even though i was part of a large group.

Jason Patton

We waited 20 minutes still nobody took our drink order or food. The when I went up front and asked to speak to the manager I was told they do not have a manager.

Ben Whitson

Not great

Robert Koen

Beautiful sitting and the food is wonderful! # letseatagain

Tony Davis

Very good food and prepared well

Leah Ellis

The food was okay a little on the high side. The waitress was extremely forgetful. They weren't even busy but yet it took 20 minutes to get a small bowl of lemons. We asked for unsweet tea and got sweet tea. Sent drink back and she still brought us sweet tea 3 more times.

Stacy Walters

Authentic Mexican Food! Great atmosphere and have always had great service!

Drew Crouse

Good food fairly priced

LaTarra Scott

Pretty good service and atmosphere!

Lacey McCulloch

Place is very dated. Seating very uncomfortable. Food was blah.

Joshua Leach

Our experience at this restaurant was dreadful! Horrible service and rude employees! When we told the hostess our party amount she used profanity under her breath to basically say she wouldn’t seat us until there was no one else left! Once we were seated the waitress was rude and didn’t pay attention to any details at all! Honestly I can’t even think of anything good to say about the experience and I wouldn’t recommend this restaurant to anyone!

Annestra Taylor-Doyle

Great place to eat and large portions.

Mandee Griffin

I would say, Drive through fast food is better than this place. Way too expensive for the frozen TV dinners we were served. Do not waste your money, very disappointed. On a positive note, waitress was friendly and did a good job.

Nyooming Luminaries

The food is amazing! I'm normally not a fan of Mexican food, but I really liked this place. The staff is fine, a bit rude but that's fine.

Jerome Little

Good food and great atmosphere.

Assion Ayikutu

The food and service was okay. Wasn't too expensive. I just had a hard time making a selection from the menu. Wasn't really the type of Mexican food I was expecting but I did enjoy my time there.

Andrew Anastasia

Good food and good service

Andrew Ousley

decent food and friendly staff

Agnes Jones

The food was ok but the service was excellent. Was with a large group and the waitress never made one mistake with orders. Would go back again.

Patricia Powers

Love this place! Service is always great. The food is amazing. And the prices can't be beat. I've come both at lunch and dinner, and none of my experiences here have been anything less than awesome.

Chase White

The food was good but service was not up to par. The restaurant closes at 9 and we showed up at 8. The whole time we were there we were being heckled about them getting ready to close. Kind of hard to get return customers when this goes on.

Randall Pruitt

Best Mexican place around. Highly recommend the chef's specialties, tacos and enchiladas.

Jayson Anderson

Great food, family friendly atmosphere!! Prices are reasonable!!

Kenneth Bullard

Good food.

lanee gresham

So hard to find good Mexican food in this area. This is by far the best!! Carne Asada tacos are always great. I have not had anything from here I was not happy with. Clear restaurant, friendly staff, good affordable food and good margaritas. They have been very quick with the food every time I have eaten here. I highly recommend poor Mexican to anyone!

Tim Caldwell

They are really working hard, just don't have the help to get themselves over the top. Wait was right at 45 minutes, food wasn't good... wasn't bad, just ok. A bit salty. Really do wish it was better, as I've always been a fan, but I don't really see myself going back anytime soon. On a positive note, they did finally bring food, last time I went to Don Carlos, I left after 45 minutes when they had yet to even take my order!!!

Tina McClain

Great food. Large portions. No waiting. Good service. Colorful atmosphere.

Daniel McCann

Great place for Mexican food. Just the right amount of cilantro in the picante sauce.

J Atterberry

I was here Wednesday 5/22/19 around lunch time . The service was great. But on the other hand the food was awful . The cheese that was on anything was runny like water the chile relleno taste like it was very old . The quesadilla had water dripping out of it instead of cheese it was cloudy water. In order to have good business u need to have good food . The service was amazing


The taco and beef enchilada was very good. Reasonably priced lunch. The server kept up on our refills and even offered us to go drinks.

Michelle Franklin

Great food! Excellent prices! Friendly staff!

Robby Williamson

Good service and loved the food

Tracy Whitten

It was great .Food was great service was good

Hornaday quickfire

Good food! Lunch steak fajitas.

Terry Miles

Friendly service

Sean Armstrong

Meh. Chicken was fatty and rubbery.

Barry Gallant

How do you screw up Mexican? These people figured it out! The service and food was bad! The salsa tasted like it came out of a jar. The server acted like we were a burden. The only time he smiled was when he flirted with the waitress that walked by. This place needs better management. Please read the reviews before going! You will notice a theme.

Gail Shields

Excellent service, great mexican food. Food portions are plenty, fresh, very tasty. We love this place, and definitely recommend. Prices are reasonable, for the amount of food you get.

Chayla Ashley

The food was great. Understaffed so things took longer then normal

George Hairelson

Great service and great food

Mandy Waldrop

Food was just so so. And we were over charged.

becky van scoyk

Some very sweet people work there I appreciate their service

Jeff Alford

Good customer service, a wide variety of Tex-mex food, and good prices.


Clean,and good service

Shi B

The service was bad we had flag down a server to take our order and seat ourselves. Food was okay not bad. The food came out quickly.

Rhonda Watts

Not the best taco salad I had

Adam Munoz

This place was awful. Plenty of tables, not enough staff (competent staff). When the hostess asked how many were in our group, she replied “sh@!, I’m not seating them!” We even asked if it would help to split up the group and they said no. Then sat others down that came after us when they could’ve sat us first if they broke our group down. We weren’t difficult. Most of the employees, (not all), had very rude attitudes. Wouldn’t even give this a 1 star and will never go back.

Will Williamson

Great food and great service. Location is easy access.

Michael P

I've been here 3 or 4 times and the food is below average. The beans are good, and the chicke is........OK, but the beef is like Taco Bell just 3x as expensive. The service is unusually good, but I would try another place to get your Mexican good fix.

Robert Schultz

Sampler platter was very filling. Cold beer and good mixed drinks...

Adam Robinson

Good overall experience

Sean Guillory

Not real Mexican, but good food and service.

Russell Whisnant

I've had good service every time I've gone and the food is good. However, their drink pricing is weird. Just get small margaritas, the medium and larges are just a rip off. You pay more money but you don't get that much more marg. Like twice the price for 25% more liquid. Just stick to smalls in my opinion.

George Maddox

Food is real good, but restaurant needs some updating

Catrina Stevenson

Very prompt service. Staff was very friendly. The food is good but not the taste of authentic at all.

Angela Downer

Great sister's day shopping and eating at Poor Mexican. Yummy margaritas.

Desstiny Jones

It was a really good experience I loved it

Mizz Sadity

The Marquita was awesome

Christopher Mason

Excellent food, fast and friendly service. Good prices. Wonderful dinner experience

Mike Taylor

Aptly named: Poor Mexican. Just insert 'Food' at the end to complete the title. The food is about what I would describe as on the level of Taco Bell. Being from Colorado, I've eaten Mexican food from many places in the state, as well as New Mexico. I ordered enchiladas, and the plate consisted of 3 beef enchiladas, rice and beans - all bland, with hardly any flavor. As another poster said, the people were friendly. I suspected the dinner would be mediocre after eating the bland salsa served with tortilla chips, which consisted of only diced tomatoes, onions and very few bits of jalapeno peppers. Just a suggestion: Try adding cumin, cilantro, and some spices to the salsa and meal items.

Gail Colburn

Great food at good prices.


Good taste, good FAST service, open, large space w/inside fountain, colorful atmosphere (4 TVs thankfully on mute). Not really accommodating on trying to come up w/salad needed. Vegan make-do: sides: mushrooms which were perfection, ($1.95) + beans, average ($1.75) , + guacamole which wasn't my fave (2 oz. $.95), acidic taste I couldn't identify. Companion had vegetarian quesadilla ($8.95), which was more like a huge grilled soft taco, spilling out w/grilled veggies, (shared the scrumptious, generous onions and few carrots), but couldn't pick it up bc it was wet, so had to fork/knife it. Waitress should have informed me about the addt'l charge for rice n beans @$1.75 ea. bc it was assumed they came with quesadilla. Total for one meal was $12.45 before tax. Spendy? Ended at $18.72 before tip. Potted plants outside need TLC (food & water?), should nix tacky sign on door. Nice outside patio would like to try next time, (looks underused, maybe bc of its placement). Looks closed. Hate to see them not make it so hopefully they will step it up. A nice meal, great company.

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