Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.mesomaya.com/
  • Phone: 2144846555x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday- Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm;
    Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm;
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm;
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Latin American, Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Nico Sanchez
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Caroline St.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Complementary Valet Parking offer for Dinner.
A word from Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
¡Bienvenidos a nuestra casa!
Meso Maya provides a culinary adventure into the fresh, earthy and bold flavors
That are the heart and soul of Mayan and Mexican cuisine.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas reviews from OpenTable diners
212 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (113)good for groups (95)fit for foodies (86)great for lunch (66)hot spot (66)neighborhood gem (65)special occasion (43)great for brunch (28)vibrant bar scene (28)romantic (23)late-night find (12)kid-friendly (11)notable wine list (6)scenic view (6)Show More
  • girls night out
    Brandi
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    I had girlfriends in town. We had a wonderful dinner on the patio. Only complaint was it was a bit slow from seating us with a reservation, a lot of lag time between drink order, food order and receiving the food. The food however was amazing and our waitress was very sweet. The patio is fabulous! We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food Good - Service Not Good
    RickC
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    As always, the food was very good but the service left a lot to be desired. It took a full 5 minutes to get a drink order in, a couple more for chips and salsa, etc. the fact that we had to ask if there was somebody waiting on our table was a bit bothersome. By the time we got finished, at least 4 different people had taken our order and brought the food and drinks. Not conducive to leaving any tip or even coming back. I will give it one more try to see if service is that bad all the time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So So TexMex
    NorthDallas
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The service was great. No rush. Allowed us time to talk and enjoy ourselves. The real issue was the food quality and of course the cost for that quality. Queso dip was a little runny. When we were served the food was not very warm. In fact, before we finished the food was actually cold. We like our food spicy and everything was rather bland. Overall, we are unlikely to return or bring guests there in the future.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mark
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The food is great and the staff is excellent. I would recommend to anyone that love real Mexican food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Excellent food. Great location. Awesome atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Under rated
    SMccainVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Meso maya is under rated in dallas. One of my favorites for price/atmosphere/food quality ratios
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Drinks and Pozole!
    IPNetGeekVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    I was sent here by a friend and it did not disappoint. Pozole Verde was absolutely superb. The best I've ever eaten. There were a lot of unique specialty drinks. Wait staff was extremely attentive. The rest of the meal was also fantastic. I always visit when I'm in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Takes reservations for large party
    Kbob272
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Although the food was just so-so, the service was outstanding. We had a large party of 23 people, with an original reservation for 20 and they were more than accommodating. Very friendly staff.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always pleased
    1ofthegirls
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Our waitress was very attentive and did very well in accomodating to our toddler. Unfortunately her recommendation for a child's food did not work out, but we feel it was more the fault of not requesting the fried bananas to be not so fried. Softer.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    KloisVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I loved everything about the place accept for the noise. It was hard to hear my date, but I would definitely go back. Brisket Enchiladas were incredible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, great service
    MavsGamer
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    if you're looking for good margaritas and upscale Mexican - this is the place. Note they also have Valet parking.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Mexican
    ChrisVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Always my favorite Mexican restaurant with an excellent mix of more traditional and Tex-Mex. A little more expensive than standard Tex-Mex but a ton better. Margaritas made with real lime juice as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Dined at Meso Maya as a business lunch with clients from Fort Worth. The good was excellent and the FW people went on and on about how good their food was. Great choice!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome!
    Todd56
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Really cool patio/courtyard dinning with nice lighting at night! The service is slick without being over bearing. Try the Chefs specialties on the menu for some really great eats! Somehow it is not on the 'to be seen at radar' so getting a table is not a hour or longer wait ordeal. Some impressive fish dishes too, so its not all mex or tex mex at Meso Maya!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good!
    tjgoodeats
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Our food was wonderful. Interesting bar drinks. Great service. Great location.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MereVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    The Food and service are great. It's worth a visit
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Nick
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Awesome food and service, would highly recommend. The ceviche was great and plenty for 2, also the elote was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great patio
    krisVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Meso Maya has a great patio that is all walled in, so the wind is never too bad. They also have a large dining room upstairs. Great drinks and original food make this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect after the show
    Wink0711
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We had a delicious dinner, two of chef Nico's specialties: Kobe beef perfectly prepared for my husband and tender, juicy short ribs accompanied by a mildly spicy cheese poblano chili for me. Mango tea was slightly sweet and refreshing. This is my second visit and I really enjoyed the quieter Sunday evening atmosphere to savor a memorable meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Visited earlier in the evening to avoid the late night loud crowds. We were seated outside. Unfortunately the table was right near a nasty smelling drain, so we asked to be moved. The waitress eagerly seated us elsewhere and the staff was seen attending to the smelly drain. Keep that in mind if you are seated outside. Service was good and attentive. Food was very good. Cocktails very good. Bit pricy. Definitely make reservations if you plan on going after 7 pm. The place was extremely loud and crowded as we were leaving. We'll definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good meal, good time
    MealsAndDeals
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I've been here for lunch a few times, but this was the first time I've gone for dinner. The lighting was pretty dim but the food was consistently good and moderately priced. It gets pretty lively at night, especially in the bar area. It's a totally different atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • MarieVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I was very pleased to try a New Mexican restaurant. Quality of food, wide variety of menu items and great service will keep me coming back. Prices were reasonable.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Won't be returning
    MadforMX
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Food: average to above average. Enchiladas serranos were the best Service: OK, but a little too agressive pushing the drinks/appetizers/deserts. Noise: pretty bad, and the reason we won't return. Place was only 1/2 full but what a racket! Very hard to hear people across the table. Net take: there are plenty of other MX places with equal or better food where it is actually pleasant to dine, so why waste time here. If I were to return, I'd try the outdoor seating - it must be quieter.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Rob3
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    4 of us ate on the patio on a late September evening. The drinks were very good, the food was fantastic and the service was responsive. We will come back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thumbs-down MesoMaya?
    CiCi
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    I am a regular at forest ln location. For practical reasons i reserved downtown location to meet some out of towners that were staying close by. I had never been to brunch, even at forest ... I expected a spread besides some specialty breakfast dishes. So food was not what I hoped it would be. But what was shocking was the neglect of our server. I have never been so poorly served. So disappointing and embarassing; I had highly recommended this place.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Yummy
    stephiek1984
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Has a great atmosphere although it was a little loud. Salsa was delicious and had a roasted flavor that we all loved. I had the chicken budin and it was wonderful. My SIL had the pescado but wasn't too impressed. Tacos were great! Didn't like being set at a 2 tables pushed together, leaving the 5th member of our group eating on the crack. Also didn't feel like the waitress was attentive enough--brought tea refill timely, but no offer to refill for the water drinkers who were 1/2 way or more out of beverage. Asked for more salsa while we waited for our entrees and she brought 1 bowl so we had to ask for more again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always great
    bagrigar
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My husband and I recently dined here for our 1st wedding anniversary and our server Gabbi was awesome! You MUST try the avocado margarita it is to die for!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ok
    TA1991
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    It was an overall ok. Service was terrible. Even though we made reservations we weren't seated until an hr. after.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great restaurant
    vmweldon
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Interesting menu with authentic Mexican food. We really enjoyed our evening at Meso Maya.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food but bad service
    anniversary
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    First time going to this restaurant, we made reservations and everything was going well until we meet with our waiter who we told her it was our anniversary and since we were dressed up my husband asked how he look, she insulted him and when we asked why she said that she insulted him again stating she was just speaking her mind and telling the truth about the way he looked. She seemed maybe upset or unhappy of the working there or maybe was having a bad day but she was definetly unprofessional. Food was great so 1 person will not change my mind of going back, just hope we have better service next time.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food is consistantly good
    andi
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    I have never had a bad meal at Meso Maya. The Short Rib Relleno was excellent. Also try the avocado margarita. Sounds disgusting, but tastes delicious.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovehandmadefood
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Unique Mexican food. Enjoyed with friends for lunch. Using Open Table made it wait-free.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodforthought
    foodforthought
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    It's a great 2nd location. The building is really cool and gives the restaurant a good ambience. I highly recommend you go elsewhere if you're one of those that doesn't like cilantro. They put it in everything and won't make an exception if you ask for a dish to be prepared without the contested herb. The waiter was nice and wanted to accommodate but the kitchen wouldn't cooperate. All my people who like cilantro enjoyed their meal! And, PS the salsa is awesome!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Found Meso Maya via OpenTable
    DavesFoodPhoneVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    It was a GEM. All the meals in Dallas Ft Worth were great but Sunday lunch (it was a huge Brunch crowd) was Great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great bar drinks
    322larson
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The drinks and tequila choices where very good. Food was okay, I've had better there. Always surprised to have to ask for chips and salsa to be refilled...it's Dallas not Mexico City. TexMex or not we expect chips and salsa. If we wanted to ask, we would have gone to la duni.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • birthday party
    hillhome
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We took our kids here for their birthday, very attentive staff and food was delicious
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anotherthinmint
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I love Meso Maya. We live downtown and this has become one of my regular go to spots. Although I love Tex-Mex, it's nice to change things up sometimes with the modern Mexican dishes offered here. Highly recommend the guacamole, avocado margarita, and Serrano enchiladas. The food is consistently good, service is attentive, and the atmosphere is great. It has one of our favorite patios in Dallas.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Authentic food
    bblet
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Tex-Mex is great. It if you are looking for delicious, flavorful real Mexican food, Meso Maya is the place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We'll Be Back!
    DvilleFoodie
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We decided to go during Restaurant Week, and boy, are we glad we did! We didn't even order from the Restaurant Week menu, as we had heard so many good things about Meso Maya. First, the chips, salsa, and queso are amazing! If you have any plans of eating your entrée, then try to refrain from eating too much of the chips, salsa, and queso. It's hard, but try. The cocktails are fantastic. I had heard about the avocado margarita, but decided to try their top shelf instead. It's delicious, smooth, and potent. We ordered a sweet corn cake as an appetizer, and we wish we had ordered more. Our entrees were generous, full of flavor, and fresh. My spouse had the chicken mole, and I had the carne asada. Both were cooked to perfection!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The brisket enchiladas were amazing. Can't wait to try more!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate