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Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.mesomaya.com
  • Phone: (214) 484-6555
  • 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: Mexican, Latin American
  • 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
Diner Reviews
  • "Lovely atmosphere especially if you dine outside in the cooler months. The service is incredible, never pushy or in a hurry. Food is great. the guacamole is fantastic. If you like margaritas try the Serrano strawberry margarita!!!!! Yummy!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Delicious food and the service for our large group was amazing. We were paced perfectly for a lunch group not rushed but definitely not slow."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "The Patio was awesome. It is an interior patio so you don't get much of a view, but if the weather is nice, it is a great spot."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The food and atmosphere were good, but the service was terrible. The worst service experience I've had in last 5 years. Our waiter made independent decisions re which dishes that we ordered would served vs not. Only when questioned about why he didn't bring out something that we ordered, would he volunteer why he made unsolicited decisions for us (e.g. Didn't bring the soup one of our guests ordered because "the plate is too big and won't fit with entree plate", brought flan versus the cheesecake ordered because "you should try flan, it's better"--when reinforced that we wanted what was ordered, he replied: "oh, well we're out of the cheesecake anyway, so I don't have it....but you don't like flan?"). Bizarre and ineffective service."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I noted when rating the noise level for this review, that the the rating went from quiet to energetic and that is a saying it mildly! Restaurant has a great party vibe, but not too good when you want to have an intimate conversation, so keep that in mind! Food was fantastic! Wait staff was very engaging and spot on in their recommendations. Would definitely go there again!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We had 10 people in our lunch group, some had, some hadn't been before. Everyone loved it. Good value and everything was delicious."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I always enjoy a pleasant dining experience at Meso Maya!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Good service. Seated immediatly upon arrival. Betabelles salad was very good. Waitress was available, attentative, and helpful. Patio setting was comfortable and unique for dinner dinning."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "The crab and shrimp enchiladas are very good. The top shelf margarita was on point and just how I like my margaritas."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "All entrees sampled were amazing. Pork chop and elotes were particularly delicious."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The food is good. The servers are well-trained and professional. My frustration was with the seating. We were seated a table too small for our group, though a specific table was requested in the Open Table reservation and in a follow-up phone call to the restaurant. (Group of 10 at a table for six.) I had previous good experiences here, which led me to book Meso Maya for this group. So the experience was disappointing."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Meso Maya has a very interesting non-TexMex menu. Wide variety of very interesting dishes and flavors. If you are tired of traditional TexMex give it a try. The downtown location is very accessible with great parking close by. The service was great and the noise level for a late business lunch was minimal. I highly recommend Meso Maya."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "We went to Meso Maya for brunch on a Sunday around 11. It wasn't terribly crowded, which was nice. We were a party of 8 (4 kids). The kids menu is pretty limited, but there were options for customizing items off the regular menu to suit their tastes. Service wasn't super speedy, but it was adequate. The food was much better than I remembered, so that was a pleasant surprise. All in all, we had a great visit and would return."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Made an appointment for 8:30 I get there and they seat people that arrive without appointments, before us. I patiently waited for 20 minutes and ask the hostess if they have anything available yet. Magically they have a booth available after seeing me and my party stand in front of them for 20 minutes. The waiter was fast, but made indirect flirtatious comments towards my wife! Luckily for him I shrugged it off."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I decided to go here based on internet reviews. I am glad I did. The vegetarian dishes are very tasty and the wine list, though small, has diverse wines and prices ranges. There were three of us at dinner and each was very happy with what they ordered. Though this is not a foodie destination, it is definitely a cut above most restaurants in uptown."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We eat out often (all the time). We critique every location and every meal. Rarely does a meal out complete without a critical flaw. The meal and experience at Meso Maya was superior. Food, service and ambiance was outstanding. We sat on the patio which was very comfortable for July evening due to the misters. The walled in nature of the patio was awesome. Our waiter was skilled in his art and also seemed to be a really smart guy (which helps sometimes). And finally the food was excellent. Well done. We will definitely go back soon."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Restaurant canceled reservation after the party checked in."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "I took my family there from out of town and it was fabulous as always! Our only complaint is that it was so loud that we couldn't hear each other."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We love the variety on the menu with specialty items as well some semi Tex Mex food. The service is attentive and the selection of tequila drinks is good. The Mexican martini is nice without all the calories of the margarita."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Tried it last time in Dallas and made reservations this trip. Great place to take clients for very good Mexican food. Staff is very friendly and attentive. Noise level is high, but not too much as to not hear your party."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "If you want the same old Mexican food, don't go here. We visited on father's day and totally enjoyed their chips and salsa. We tried the guacamole and queso (white), again excellent. We tried Brisket tacos and enchiladas, salmon and carne asada. All were prepared beautifully and full of flavor with adobe sauce and flavorful toppings. Try the blueberry cake with ice cream. Much like a cobbler. We also had an excellent waiter who continued to check on our needs."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I simply LOVED this place!!! The chips were fresh and the salsa was over the top, not too spicy and great flavor! I ordered the homemade sangria swirl margarita and I daresay it is one of the best I have ever had!! Three of the four of us ordered BUDIN AZTECA, a layered cheese and tortilla dish. At the waitress's recommendation I chose the Carne (tender tenderloin chuncks) with a red sauce that was to die for!!! I really mean it!!! My husband had the shrimp and the friend had the chicken ... both with a green tomatillo sauce that was delicious as well! To top the dinner off we shared the sampling of the 3 desserts they offer ... all 3 were over the top!! I would definitely return!!!!! DEFINITELY!!!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Meso Maya is a wonderful restaurant. I went there for lunch/brunch with my sister and was very impressed with the food. The food was absolutely delicious and fresh. I had one of the brunch dishes (potatoes, eggs, brisket, poblanos) and my sister had the lunch (taco, salad) special. We shared the guacamole. The brunch cocktails (sangria, mimosas) were very good and a great value at $2/each. The service was also exemplary. I don't remember our server's name, but she had dark hair and braces. We sat outside and it was cool (even with the Texas summer) and relaxing-great ambience. I also wish I could have bottled the salsa & took it home! I was visiting Dallas for the weekend with my sister and this was a dining highlight of my trip."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "One of my favorite mexican food places in the metroplex. Never a disappointment."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Perfect for date night or a girls' night out. The patio was cool and comfortable despite the warm evening. Food is always delicious. We stayed for hours but our server, Gabby, was patient and gracious. We'll go back soon."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "3 of the 4 in our party already knew in advance that they wanted the ceviche salad and yet they were out....again. The waiter was so confident that they had it and then came back apologizing that they were out. Menus were handed back out, 3 of the 4 reordered and the 4th person's food was delivered while they were still ordering. What is the deal? If you know an item is popular, have enough of it on hand to serve your customers."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We had 3 waitstaff hovering over us the entire time and nothing ever got done. Simple order of guac and queso never made it out, drink orders were messed up, noise level was out of control. Our entrees were very good."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Food was very good, and our server was very attentive without being intrusive. Enjoyable atmosphere, too."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Was our first time to dine here. The staff was friendly, but not overly polished. By far the highlight was the food. Dining area was very open and a little stark. Excellent food, good prices, friendly but very casual staff, atmosphere was lacking."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "No trip to or through Dallas is complete without a meal at Meso Maya. This is the best, most authentic Mexican fare north of the border. The ceviche is a must. Our servers have always been attentive, friendly, and efficient. Try it, you will like it!"
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "We made reservations online for 7:15pm on a Sat evening in downtown. Showed up at 7pm anticipating time for a drink while we waited, we were greeted and sat immediately. I requested outside as it was our anniversary and we were accommodated without question. Our server was Edgar who had an extensive knowledge of the menu and history of the unique "Southern Mexican/Mayan" dishes. Was a great place in a great location across the street from the Clyde Warren Park and the Perot Museum. Would definitely visit again. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "The food was delicious, our waiter was very attentive. They have a very nice rich and smokey salsa negra that's not too spicy and full of flavor, served with tortilla chip strips, instead of the traditional triangles. They have the best avocado margarita I have ever had! We ordered the ceviche, short rib relleno and the chuleta de puerco (giant bone in pork chop). Not only were the mains awesome but the sides were amazing as well, the elote con crema is a must! I am looking forward to going back. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Same as the last time: a different and delicious take on Mexican dining. Same as the last time: prompt, polite, and attentive service. Same as the last time: we will be back again."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Amazing food, friendly staff, wonderful atmosphere. Will absolutely go again some time soon!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The patio is spacious and lively. The authentic Mexican food was very fresh, flavorful, and delicate on the palate. Our party of 6 was well served. We will be back."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Outstanding food, good service, hostess was great, nice atmosphere and only one issue. Purchase more martini glasses, thanks and see you soon."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "I wrote a 5 star review of this same place in April. This time we went at 4pm on a Saturday. Waited for 10 mins before we got water. Another 10 before drinks arrived (we were on the patio with kids and it was hot). Ordered and waiter forgot several things, got multiple things wrong. Was filling up cokes from a pitcher sitting in the sun. Finally came and asked if we wanted dessert. We said no thank you and asked for the check. Another FIFTEEN minutes later he came back to ask IF WEWANTED DESSERT!!!! Did I mention we were there with kids? It was an awful awful experience. Seriously disappointed. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Returned a second time on the same trip to Dallas, food was great. Order the salmon add-on when available."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This is the best Mexican food I've had in a long time! Spicy, but not overpowering. Excellent flavor. The salsa is incredible--they roast it in house daily! The margaritas were also excellent. We sat outside on a beautiful summer evening. The drinks were refreshing and the patio was full but not overcrowded, and had plenty of shade and airflow. The service was fantastic. Attentive, cordial and made good suggestions. I will most definitely be coming back here! My whole family loved it!!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "good food. had the chicken tacos. gf's salad with salmon was outstanding. "
    Dined on 5/8/2014