Meso Maya - Preston Forest
Meso Maya - Preston Forest

Meso Maya - Preston Forest

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.mesomaya.com/
  • Phone: 4697264390
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday, 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Contemporary Mexican
  • Executive Chef: Nico Sanchez
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: El Rincon - Nestled in the back, secluded from the main dining area, EL RINCON FEATURES cozy banquettes and warm dark wood; will accommodate up to 40 seated guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Zak Blanton 972-388-5428x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Forest Lane
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Meso Maya - Preston Forest
MesoMaya, Comida y Copas, is located at the northwest corner of Preston Road and Forest Lane. This premiere location offers fresh, bold and earthy flavors of authentic interior Mexican cuisine and traditions inspired by the natural wisdom of Chef Nico Sanchez.
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Meso Maya - Preston Forest reviews from OpenTable diners
108 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (52)good for groups (49)great for lunch (38)fit for foodies (35)special occasion (24)great for brunch (22)kid-friendly (21)hot spot (17)great for outdoor dining (10)vibrant bar scene (7)romantic (6)late-night find (5)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Not what we expected
    BoiNaBraza
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We made reservations for Restaurant Week and expected it to be more upscale than it was. They only had 1 item to choose from on Appetizer, Main Course and Dessert. We ordered from main menu and spent what it would have cost for just 1 person on Restaurant Week. To say the least, we were a little disappointed. Not sure why they were selected to be a restaurant host for Restaurant Week. We won't be going back - not worth the drive from Grapevine.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Love the food. Service was great. Difficult to have conversation because of noise level.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Authetic Mexican Cuisine
    NextPlace
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Meso Maya served an excellent brunch/lunch menu. All the dishes we had were flavorful, in large quantity and nicely presented: Skinng Eggs and Pulled Pork Enchiladas. The Mexican cholocate cake dessert with vanilla ice cream was wonderful too. The restaurant is large and spacious, great for a large party, but also good for a table of two. It's not noisy at all so one can have a conversation without shouting. Will be back to try more dishes.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I've been looking for good Mexican food in the Dallas/Plano area and this place came highly recommended. It lived up to the recommendation. It was a fantastic and delicious birthday date night. We will definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Go to place!
    BelomorVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    For any occasion at any time - Meso Maya is a good choice! We love their take on seafood -any fish on the menu is great! With a friendly attentive service it is a perfect place for lunch, brunch or dinner!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Had the brisket enchiladas. Just delicious. Also very good table salsa & chips. Wine is a little pricy by the glass for what it is.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    Brenda
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Great food , excellent service, been there twice, does not dissapoint!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2 outa 3 ain't bad
    BigTex
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Great food, great service, ambiance not up to the food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still a great go-to place
    Koodles
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We love eating here because you get good food, good drinks, good service every time. My husband always orders the top shelf margarita and i enjoy a glass of Malbec. He ordered an entree salad and I had an enchilada plate. Really good taste, temperature. We truly always have a great experience dining here--but it's not for a quiet, romantic time!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Spectacular! We will be back!
    aspergerl
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    My family and I had dinner at Meso Maya. We were thrilled to learn most menu items are gluten free. My husband and son had the pollo tacos and I had the seafood enchiladas. We also had their guacamole and I had an avocado margarita. My guys enjoyed the tacos, which include habanero sauce on the side. The seafood enchiladas had generous amounts of well-seasoned shrimp, crab, and avocado, with a wonderful, tangy tomatillo sauce. The black beans that came with our meals were really good. The avocado margarita and the guacamole were outstanding. My son couldn't get enough of the guacamole, and he normally is not a big veggie fan. The staff was very friendly, especially our server. We will definitely return as soon as we can!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food & Drinks
    ClassyRagtopMama
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    This upscale Mexican (not TexMex) restaurant has exceptional food, drinks and service. My company brought some guests from the UK for dinner this week. Reservations were made through Open Table which was really convenient. We started with drinks and appetizers. The Avocado Margarita sounds strange but is really delicious. It is a sweeter Margarita because of the pineapple juice. We had a variety of entrees and everyone declared them delicious. We ordered two desserts to share and these were great as well. Service was attentive but unobtrusive. We really enjoyed our evening. The only negative was the noise level. With 8 guests it was very difficult to hear from one end of the table to another.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quality upscale Mexican-Not TexMex!
    TheRealDJ
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Excellent meal here with a variety of apps and dishes.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, great service--but loud
    Epimetheus
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The food was quite good, and the service was exceptional. And given that it was very reasonably priced, it was a good value. It would be even better if the ambiance was equivalent to the food and service. The restaurant is very loud (with lots of infants and children when we were there) and it doesn't offer much in the way of intimacy. So I would definitely not recommend it for a romantic night out (unless you have a rather impoverished notion of what's romantic). It's a good, family-friendly neighborhood restaurant.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints
    ChristinaLWVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Favorite is the corn tamale, which I don't even think is on the menu. The blanco queso is superior to some Tex Mex. Delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • consistently good
    diningdollar
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    always good....excellent queso, great service, the mercado salad is one of the best in town. YUM
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Meso Maya
    Kathryn
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We've been to Meso Maya many times and are always very pleased with the food and the service. It's always fresh and flavorful.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mesomaya is a fav!
    Trufoodie
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Our office group loves Mesomaya. It is a favorite place, especially when we have a large group. They are always accommodating to our needs!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Mexican food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    This is a neighborhood gem that we go to on a monthly basis. You can never go wrong with the carne asada and the margueritas are awesome. We have had a number of special occasions there and the service is great and they are set up for parties of up to 19 comfortably. The fruit cobbler desserts with ice cream are worth the calories.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • When you want Mexican
    GourmetGourmandVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Nothing fancy, but an OK place when you are looking for Mexican. Better salsa than most.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dazed and Confused
    killthebuddha
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    We go to the downtown location of Meso Maya regularly and were disappointed by the Preston - Forrest location. Service was slow and confused, waiters changing mid-stream with long delays in getting drinks (and it wasn't particularly crowded). I always get Posole Verde at the other location and it's one of my favorite dishes in town. Their version bore almost no resemblance - chicken instead of pork, hardly any hominy, and barely seasoned. I suspect that the heavily Anglo clientele causes them to tone down the food. Diner's downtown are more varied lot, with, I imagine, more sophisticated palettes. Go there for food and atmosphere; go to Preston-Forrest if you're accompanied by kids or really old people.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent 1st time experience
    Invictus
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The food was excellent and service was magnificent. We admittedly went at a time in which the restaurant wasn't extremely crowded, so that may be a factor, but our experience was very positive. There were 5 of us and each person remarked at the quality of the meal and the exceptional flavors that we hadn't had in many other restaurants that compete in this space. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as always!
    BelomorVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Great food, great service, love this place. Try their Salmon Coco, wow!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great mexican flavor
    Dante
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    This a natural fresh meals. Traditional Mexican style. Great cheff Inovations. Service great, fast, friendly!! Great place !!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meso Maya is Great!
    FoodiwExtraordinare
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Consistently good food. Dishes with an edge and not just another Mexican restaurant. If you want traditional is is served with style. If you want something different they have wonderful Mayan dishes! Great Margaritas on the rocks....simply great! Make a reservation if you can or be prepared much of the time to wait. Great neighborhood find for us....we are becoming regulars! You will too!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth the Wait
    MrsPrestonHollowVIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    We had to wait over 20 minutes for a welcome cocktail. I finally telephoned the restaurant and asked for our waiter. He appeared and said, "I was here, I bought your water." Great, but a greeting and a drink would have been good too. Once we got past that, it was all good. Several of us enjoyed the salmon. This place is a fave and we will be back....Suspect service this time was not the norm.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellant food
    Eatsoutalot
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Had a great experience at Mesomaya. The atmosphere was great. Went there on recommendations of others using open table. I would recommend it as well. The service was excellent as well. For a wednesday, there were no open tables when we were there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Neighborhoodreliable
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    A neighborhood reliable Mexican Restaurant. Some unique dishes and usually at least one special every evening.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was fair at best.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Enchiladas were just okay for the price. Carne Asada was not worth the price. Drinks are good but for the price, needed to be stronger and we all felt like they were skimping on alcohol.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect night
    fromPlano
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    DFW area has mostly Tex Mex food. If you have never had Central/Southern Mexican fare, you are in for a gem of an experience. The food was absolutely superb! We loved the atmosphere. We loved the waiter's attention to our needs. We love the food. Absolutely perfect dining. We will be back, and have been telling our friends and family over and over again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Family dinner
    JuJuB
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Everyone enjoyed the food and margaritas! Waiter recommended a very nice wine which I enjoyed. I would most definitely come back here again!
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great time!
    smt14
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I took my mom for Mother's Day and she loved it! It's a nice change from Mi Cocina and Taco Diner...my new favorite place to go!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent brunch
    Hate2wait
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Nice setting with great food. Service was extraordinary.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    JenTX
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    The more I go to Meso Maya, the more I love it. The food is consistently delicious and the atmosphere is subtle with wide-open space for dining. I love their sangria and the service is unobtrusive, yet attentive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently superb
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    I've eaten at Meso Maya several times and have always been pleased. This was my first time to try the salmon. This was cooked to perfection, somthing rare today, it's usually overcooked and dry. Not here. It was simply perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cinco de Mayo
    cowboyVIP
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    Great service on a busy day. Food good as usual. This is not your usual Tex-Mex, it is more authentic and better.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 73 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 1, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 205 reviews are from the Meso Maya - Preston Forest reviews archive.
  • Unique offerings
    Alan
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    We drive a considerable distance to dine at Meso Maya. We were seated immediately with our OpenTable reservation while we saw many people waiting for their table. The guacamole appetizer was creamy and spiced nicely. We had entrees of Pollo con Mole and Short Ribs Relleno which were both excellent and not things found at many other Mexican restaurants. Overall, an enjoyable casual Saturday dinner experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant
    nancy
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    The food was great. I am a vegan and they accommodated me very well in making some spinach enchiladas ---they were not on the menu. The specialty margarita with muddled avocado was really good as well as the Mexican martini! This was our first time to eat there and we will definitely go back. Our waiter was excellent and very accommodating. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh and Reliable
    AudreypoodlesVIP
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Meso Maya continues to get better and better. The servers are very friendly and accommodating. The food is always very fresh and delicious. Especially nice are the healthy offerings of fresh vegetables. A great neighborhood restaurant you can always count on.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Luv2cook
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    After reading others reviews, I was really looking forward to a non-Tex-Mex dinner. It was so loud, our little table of 4 could barely hear each other. Ambiance is not great. Just one big room with tables. I haven't been to the downtown location yet and hope it's better. Our waiter was very young and didn't know the menu well, never refilled our water glasses, and asked if we were there for a special occasion ( friends birthday)and still didn't bring my friend a birthday dessert or even a dessert menu!!! I would not go back to this location. The noise level was so high it made the dining experience uncomfortable.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Beautiful Evening
    Foodie
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    With the front of this restaurant opened, we had the feel of a covered patio on a perfect evening. Service was prompt and efficient. The cocktails were prepared exactly as requested and they were delicious. You must try the avocado margarita! The entrees were beautifully presented, and delicious. The arugula salad, and shrimp tacos were standouts at our table. We visit Meso Maya frequently and have enjoyed it every time. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.