I have been down to the Gateway area a few times on dates and this is usually where we end up. My girlfriend and I both used to do the loud crowded bars in the campus area, but have since then become a little more mature (not old! we are 26) So we start out at the other bars and end up at Mad Mex when those get packed. The hostess is always very nice and usually very good looking. We are promptly seated and I have come to the conclusion that they seat people based on their group. For instance, we are always given a more private booth with other couples in our area and louder groups are seated in another area. Food is nothing special, but we don't really go there for that. Drinks are average priced. Lighting is dim in this restaurant, which I like, but avoid if that isn't your thing.
Pros: nice ambience
Cons: food is average