Mesa Street Grill
Mesa Street Grill

Mesa Street Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.mesastreetgrill.com/
  • Phone: 9155321881x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00Pm, Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Firday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cigar Room, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: When you need something out of the ordinary for that once in a lifetime event, Mesa Street Grill has the ability to host your small lunch or dinner party, a bridal or baby shower, a rehearsal dinner, birthday dinner, all holiday occasions or any other special occasion. We host special events all the time, and many people return just to remember their experiences at The Mesa Street Grill.

    We offer: A personalized menu, Theme decorations, Wine Pairing Dinners, A private room (inside for up to 45 people)
    A reserved patio (seating for up to 65 people)
  • Private Party Contact: Aaron Means 9155321881x
  • Entertainment: Live Jazz (American, Latin) Thursdays through Saturdays.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Robinson st
  • Public Transit: Mesa & Sunbowl
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Front, side and rear of building
A word from Mesa Street Grill
Welcome to Simply Sensational dining. From the first day, our mission has been to provide customers with exceptional cuisine and excellent service in a comfortable and elegant atmosphere. Our goal is and always will be to meet and exceed our customers' expectations.

Opened in 1998, Mesa Street Grill is located in El Paso's University and Medical District, and just a few blocks from downtown. Locally owned and operated, we offer a unique dining venue for the El Paso area. Our professional chefs are all graduates of Professional and/or Cordon Blue Culinary Schools. Our menus change seasonally.

Our dining areas are designed for private and pleasing conversation. Our climate-controlled patio is ideal for toasts of congratulations with business associates, friends and loved ones. Everything about The Mesa Street Grill is designed to enhance your dining experience. Join us for one of your meals and witness our commitment to excellence for yourself.
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Mesa Street Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
21 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.1
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (11)special occasion (9)fit for foodies (8)neighborhood gem (7)great for outdoor dining (7)notable wine list (6)good for groups (5)vibrant bar scene (5)great for lunch (3)great for brunch (2)late-night find (2)hot spot (1)kid-friendly (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Average
    trombenik
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    While the food was above par, pricey, the service was below par and iffy. As soon as we entered the restaurant, we could not hear ourselves think since the after hour crowd was loud. The dining room was more quiet but we were ignored when we wanted a drink. No drink menus were provided. We would have loved to get some appetizers before our salads but since the wait staff chose to not visit us, on a less than busy night, we ordered our drinks, salads, and food all in one visit by the waiter. Not relaxing. And as a result of poor service, no dessert was ordered either. Since El Paso has many fine restaurants, will probably go elsewhere next time.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just ok
    LovelyTX
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Service was very slow. My salad came out different than I ordered it. It took over an hour for three salads and a sandwich from the time we ordered to it arriving. Our waiter didn't come by and check on us much. We had to constantly ask others for something. We know they are adjusting to their new location but it definitely could have been better. Love sitting on the patio, just wish service and food was better.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed, Cautiously Optimistic
    FineDine59VIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We visit El Paso a couple of times per year. We’ve enjoyed (the old) MSG, and were excited to try their new location. Major disappointment, from the moment we walked in. We had a reservation (for a large party), yet had to wait about 10 mins for our table to be set up. We then had to flag down a server, to find our waiter, for drinks. Of the 6 steaks we ordered, 2 came out per order. One had to go back (ordered medium rare, came out well done). Three were cold. The service lagged through out our meal. For the $$ charged, we expected much better service and quality. Hire or better train the serving staff, and fix the kitchen problems. MSG has made a BIG investment in their new location - now make that same investment in service and quality.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    RPMAZ
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The best dining experience I have had in El Paso in years! Great people, great food, and the wait staff went above and beyond to make the experience memorable. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow to start
    SWreviews
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Took 20 minutes for servers to figure out who's table we were, great service took off one they we got us assigned. Pretty standard American steak house menu, moderate prices and wine list could be improved with a large selection of California wines. Food was excellent and follow up service improved through out experience to a top notch level. I would return and have certain Server request.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent experience
    Nicole
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Excellent service. Steaks are always cooked to perfection.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great evening
    DIR159
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Had a wonderful experience on date night! Everything went great to include service, food, drinks and atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A total disappointment and rip off!
    scjordiVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    We were seated and this stoic, ungracious waitress asked for drink orders immediately when we sat down and the 6 of us did not even get a chance to look at the drink menu. When we ordered the drinks, she immediately wanted our food orders...and when we said we needed a bit more time ......she scowled at us. We felt rushed so we gave our order. The food was less than mediocre at best, the steaks were not high quality and the crab cakes like dozen grocery store. Since there were 6 of us they automatically charge a 20%, could that be why they rushed us and had a lousy attitude? Maybe El Paso needs more competition in the fine dining area.....because this was like Outback Steakhouse, except worse.....for really big bucks!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 2nd time going
    Commissionerg
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    For a special occasion and everything was perfect. No complaints here.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 12 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 5, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 172 reviews are from the Mesa Street Grill reviews archive.
  • Southwest Escargot was excellent
    SusanInTN
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    I usually do not like spicy food, but the Southwest Escargot was incredible. It is one of the dishes I will think about in the future.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A staple for our visits to El Paso
    Randy
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    Every trip I make to El Paso I make sure to eat at Mesa Street. The southwestern flair is great. Ahi tuna tacos are one of best appetizers I have ever had. I would recommend those. Filet is always cooked perfectly and sides are a nice compliment to the dinner. Mesa Street is appropriate sound level for normal conversation and wait staff is always friendly and helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Somewhat disappointing
    wineskins
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    Grab your wallet! My wife and I dined at MSG for dinner recently. We both had salads with added proteins (fish) and iced-tea we also shared one appetizer. The tab was $65.00 (ouch!). Service was outstanding! The ambiance is both unique and fresh. My Caesar salad was very sad for a few reasons. The portion was small; Caesar salads are typically made with the green part of the romaine lettuce leaf. My salad[ that night] was the yellow stem-pieces of the romaine leaf. While still edible it was rank to my palate. In fairness I have had a Caesar salad at MSG for lunch previously. The lunch portion was huge; and in fact I had a difficult time finishing the bowlful of green leafage.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place. Will return.
    new2elpaso
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    Great place. Will return. I was surprised at the amount of people waiting for a table. Could use a better wait room.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is very expensive. I
    Ambiebambie
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Food is very expensive. I would say the nicest restaurant I've seen in El Paso. Food was pretty good. The place is very romantic.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food in nice atmosphere.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/14/2014
    Waiter seamed mad, was polite but sure not cheery. Food was amazing service was good. Nice to have a place a little more upscale.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Glad we went
    Foodie
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Great food and perfect to celebrate my parents anniversary. Fine dining is hard to find in El Paso, glad we went to Mesa Grill to experience something we hadn't had in a long time. It's our new favorite spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Oops
    OmnivoreVIP
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    All courses were served all at once. Apparently, we had confused the server, but she could/should have asked for clarification. Embarrassed, she hid the rest of the evening. The Greek salads were so salty that neither my wife nor my mother could finish them. El Paso needs more upscale places like this--I hope they can get it fixed.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Large Town Spot
    williammarlow
    Dined on 12/23/2013
    Place is like being in a large city (like New York or Chicago). Great Feeling!! Food and beverage was topnotch. Great getaway in El Paso.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food & great service
    ghern44
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    Celebrated my birthday at Mesa Grill and it was everything I had hoped for. The food was terrific and the service was also really great. Overall it was a great experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rude Waiter
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    The waiter did not even say hello. We were put in his station due to not wanting to sit where they originally put us, next to the kitchen, he did not hesitate to take this out on us. I could never recommend this resturant to anyone. The food was just ok but very pricey, if the service had been just super we still would never go back. When we walked in the door it reeked of cigarette smoke, enough to give you quizzes. Any resturant that caters to smokers is more interested in selling booze than good food.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • birthday dinner
    eat4fun
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    We love the food. The waiter was very nice and we were serviced by multiple people. Everyone was polite and we never had a time where we were wondering where our service was. The food was even better. The steak Diana was a big hit and the sauce was very unique. The steak was made perfectly to order and the shrimp linguine that my girl order had large shrimp that was seasoned perfectly. The atmosphere was very elegant and the music was perfect for the audience. Seating was very good as we weren't extremely close to anyone and wwe're able to enjoy a very intimate conversatio. Definitely recommend as a top restaurant in El Paso.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    Randy
    Dined on 12/10/2013
    Travel to El Paso 7-10 times a year. I make sure to eat at MESA STREET GRILL. Everything I have ordered is awesome. unique mixes like chipolte escargo..which is great...Just have to watch the stuffed Jalapenos. Sometimes they are really really hot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Super place
    bbebVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2013
    Having only one evening in El Paso, we wanted to be sure to have a great dining experience. We were not disappointed in our choice of Mesa. On all fronts it met our expectations. Our waiter, Hugo, was very attentive and helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Started off Rocky..But Good Ending
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/11/2013
    I made a reservation for 7:15 for my one year anniversary and had ordered a flower and personalized menu. When I arrived with my wife they told us it would be another 15 minutes and invited us to sit at the bar. I was a little bit upset because they started taking our Order and none of the surprises were in place. I asked for the flower and personalized menus. When that occurred the Manager quickly fixed the issue and took us to our table. Although it was not how I had planned out in my head things turned out well at the end. The food was great and the service was wonderful. The night had a rocky start, but the staff quickly recovered. A special thank you to the Valet Supervisor for letting us leave our car there during the concert.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We will be back!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/9/2013
    This is the second time that we dined at the Mesa Grill and we are just as impressed as we were the first time. Definitely a great place to dine!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful evening out!!!
    Lulu
    Dined on 9/9/2013
    The lamb was outstanding. We always order the ahi tuna taco appetizer and there were wonderful as always. I highly recommend this restaurant for the food, service and ambience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food and the atmosphere
    jmac
    Dined on 9/1/2013
    Great food and the atmosphere was fantastic. We vist El Paso frequently and will be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebrate
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    This is the place we go to celebrate! New Grand baby's, paying off the house, buying a new car, birthdays, Anniversaries and the like happen here! It's a great place!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Once again we had a overall
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    Once again we had a overall excellent experience at our recent dinner. The service and the food were excellent. We have been here many times and have never been disappointed by our experiences. We would hight recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food and service was great!
    Mojave1
    Dined on 8/9/2013
    Temperature was horrible! air was out it was extremely uncomfortable!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great night
    Gaby
    Dined on 7/22/2013
    We had a great time, however I expected more from the food flavor....
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great quiet place to dine
    Enjoygoodfood
    Dined on 7/6/2013
    My wife and I were looking for a nice upscale quiet restaurant while in El Paso and found this one through Open Table. What a delight it was. The food was great, the atmosphere was very nice (good music at a reasonably low decibel level), and the service was some of the best I have experienced. Our waiter was fantastic and took very good care of us. We would definitely eat here again (but it is kind of pricey).
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 11th anniversary
    11thAnniversary
    Dined on 5/24/2013
    We enjoyed our experience at the restaurant, it was our 1st time there and it was great. We liked the food, the outdoor ambiance specially the live music. It was a great experience for both me and my wife. Excelent service!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience Ever
    Jessy0510
    Dined on 5/24/2013
    Best experience ever!!! Great server & delicious savory food can't wait to visit again!!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dining Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    Lamb Chops one of the best in El Paso. Service was superb. Portions more than adequate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Surprise in El Paso!
    ElleDee
    Dined on 5/4/2013
    It happens to us time and time again, where we go to recommended restaurants in El Paso and leave disappointed. Not this time! The food at Mesa Street Grille was amazing. It was also enjoyable to be in a restaurant where we felt so welcomed and cared about. So unlike the typical places in El Paso where customer service is non-existent. The general manager actually walked around and asked people if they needed anything! It was great. Their winning combination of great food and great service will keep us coming back. And we'll be spreading the word to others who are looking for a great dining experience. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food, service and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    Excellent food, service and atmosphere! Perfect spot for a date or dinner out with friends and family.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Off night in the kitchen
    Susan79912VIP
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    In the past I would have given this restaurant a better overall review, but this visit was a bit disappointing. The food was great, everyone seemed to enjoy their meal and my halibut was very good. It took forever though to get our meal. Only one of our group of six ordered an appetizer, yet it took over an hour for us to receive our entrees. Not sure what was going on in the kitchen.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • birthday dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    Out for a birthday dinner with the family. House Cabernet was delicious. Tried the steak Diane: exceptional. Would definitely have this again. Received an enormous slice of chocolate cake from the staff. Great time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was my second time there
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/20/2013
    This was my second time there and still a very nice place to relax and enjoy a nice meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic