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Meso Maya - Preston Forest
Meso Maya - Preston Forest

Meso Maya - Preston Forest Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.mesomaya.com
  • Phone: (469) 726-4390
  • 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) 388-5428

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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Diner Reviews
  • "Excellent meal here with a variety of apps and dishes."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "always good....excellent queso, great service, the mercado salad is one of the best in town. YUM"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Our office group loves Mesomaya. It is a favorite place, especially when we have a large group. They are always accommodating to our needs!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Nothing fancy, but an OK place when you are looking for Mexican. Better salsa than most."
    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."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Great food, great service, love this place. Try their Salmon Coco, wow!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "This a natural fresh meals. Traditional Mexican style. Great cheff Inovations. Service great, fast, friendly!! Great place !!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "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!!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "A neighborhood reliable Mexican Restaurant. Some unique dishes and usually at least one special every evening."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "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."
    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. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Everyone enjoyed the food and margaritas! Waiter recommended a very nice wine which I enjoyed. I would most definitely come back here again!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Nice setting with great food. Service was extraordinary."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Great service on a busy day. Food good as usual. This is not your usual Tex-Mex, it is more authentic and better."
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We have been back about once a month for the past four months. Service is prompt, professional and the food is very good."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Server didn't know the tequila used in the basic margarita. Two of us ordered a salad and chicken enchilada, one ordered just an entree, other ordered guacamole and tortilla soup. Most everything we ordered was served at the same time. One salad was served, I was served my salad with the enchilada plate, another of us was served the guacamole and soup together, and the other person was served the entree. The other enchilada arrived later, as it should. The margarita tasted like lemonade, not a hint of tequila. The tortilla soup was barely warm, the entree was barely warm. The mole sauce was overpowering on the enchilada. I've made chicken mole from scratch and it can be very complementary without being too much."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Neighborhood group gathered for lunch and it was great. Nice atmosphere."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Have been several times and will keep coming back-excellent service and original dishes-creative and delicious. One of our favorite restaurants!"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Completely authentic Mexican food, with a foodie twist. Not the norm, which we loved. The appetizers were amazing, including Pig Jowls, which were amazing. I had authentic Mexican Soup, which can't be described. Just inspired."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "This location unfortunately doesn't match up to the service and food at the downtown location. Drinks are watered down. I ordered the same menu items at this location as I have on numerous occasions at the down town location and was disappointed. Food was rushed out – so that makes me wonder how much was prepared in advance. We had to ask for the appetizer plates to be cleared when the entrees were brought out and at no time were we asked about the food. I had noted that this occasion was “special” in the reservation - my mom’s birthday. Server never acknowledged that and in fact he brought out the bill prior to asking about desert. I had to add desert and he had to take the bill back. We won’t be back."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Upbeat energy, full house, and good food. The service was a bit off, forgetting to check on our drinks and chips."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I made a reservation for 8 adults, unfortunately, we were seated in the back corner of the restaurant. This room is obviously used for youth groups; therefore, we were seated with 2 large groups of loud children's sports teams. The room was much too loud for adult conversation, so we ate and left for a quieter, more enjoyable location. These large groups also dominated the service staff's time and attention."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "5 women--everyone adored the food. We live all over the greater Dallas area, but no one had been there before (except me!) We left with everyone complimenting the decor, location, presentation and quality of food--and several with take-home boxes because the portions are so large. Accommodated us with separate checks. Strongly recommend."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I used to like this restaurant. had poor experience last visit..long black hair in food. and handled very poorly by restaurnat"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Excellent food and service. comfortable place with some noise, but I can still easily hear the conversation next to me. we will go back"
    Dined on 2/14/2014