Go for the Salsa, stay for the Food
Your Chips and Salsas are what we fell in love with!!!! The warm red salsa and creamy green - just outstanding!!! We have come back just for the chips and salsas - however - the food was just as great. High quality Mexican food - done well - and most of all - tastes great!! It is a drive for us - but we will be back!!
3/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
TQLA is a great dining establishmen
TQLA is a great dining establishment. The lighting has improved greatly since opening and the over all experience just keeps getting better.
3/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great for celebrating a birthday!
We ate at Tqla's for lunch/dinner and celebrated my husband's and daughter-in-law's birthday. The service was excellent even when we moved from the outside to the inside. They brought birthday desserts for those celebrating their birthday.I had the wedge salad and I wasn't as thrilled about it as other food I have had here. The fajitas are awesome.
3/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
A unique blend of mexican
A unique blend of mexican food with a foodie flair. Cool bar with a warm, inviting atmosphere. Check it out! Excellent private room for larger groups! I brought one of our largest most important business clients and TQLA helped us hit it out of the park.
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Had a party of 12 here for
Had a party of 12 here for my husbands birthday on a Saturday evening. We had never been here before and wanted to try it out... our table was ready when we arrived, the chips and salsa were awesome and the food was great! Can't beat that. We felt it was slightly pricey (for Mexican food) but not too bad for a special occasion. We had an overall great time!
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food and service was excellent.
Food and service was excellent. We sat outside and were not ignored as usually happens when we sit outside. Nice selection of traditional Mexican/southwest offerings as well as a new twist on the old ones.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great place to go with groups
This was our first time here. We had a few friends get together to celebrate my boyfriends birthday. For appetizers, We ordered the Baja Ceviche, guacamole, and queso blanco - Delicious! Overall is was a great evening. I would come again.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Scottsdale style restaurant in MESA
Finally a place that's usually in Scottsdale or tempe its in Mesa.. excellent patio area, plenty of parking..great food - had craw fish spinach enchiladas- delicious, make your own bloody mary is a unique experience.. went there for brunch.. great service..
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Our first time - it was wonderful!!
Our first time - it was wonderful!! The happy hour drinks were a great addition. Carne Asada was the best we ever had. Fun atmosphere! Only complaint is the music was a little loud making us shout across the table to each other.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Interesting and fun!
Loved our 3 last visits to TQLA. Food and service are excellent
4/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
I love Tqla
When Tqla first opened I thought it was only a bar. One day I rode by and was the Southwest Kitchen sign on the side of the building and told my husband we should try it. We have been there about four times. Each time it was great. Service is excellent and food is delicious. I had the fajitas two times. you get enough for lunch for the next day. We have celebrated two birthdays there and each time we are presented with a birthday dessert. Great service.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
All Around Favorite
Great atmosphere and Food topped off by SUPER service compliments of Robert!
Outstanding Blackberry Habanero Margaritas!!
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and I were celebrating Mother's Day and TQLA was a nice surprise. I am not much for Mexican food, but really enjoyed the meal (Fajitas) and the prices are reasonable, even for a limited budget like ours. The staff were friendly and attentive. We were not made to feel rushed, and the appetizer and meals were delivered to the table at the perfect times. Although there was some activity at the bar, we were not bothered by noise or the TVs. Nice place and a good experience.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great margaritas! We will
Great margaritas! We will definetly go back to try the various linds of margaritas. The salsas were unique to that restaurant and we liked them. Everyones dish was great. I had the pumpkin seed crusted salmon with green chile mashed potatoes! Delicious. Fun atmosphere and great wait staff.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
We decided to try TQLA during resturant week and we were not disappointed. The Baja ceviche and duck tamales apps were amazing and the street tacos on the happy hour menu were perfectly cooked and a great value. The pork tenderloin was tender and the ancho rub was perfect for that cut of meat. Overall everything that we had at TQLA was great and the service was outstanding.
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place, atmosphere, food and best of all the service! This will not be my last vist only my first of hopefully many.
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Drinks were awesome!! Food was good too. Took a little long to get the food once it was ordered. Over 20 minutes, and we only ordered fajitas. But everything was fresh and piping hot when it arrived.
Needs to be more of a choice of salsas for those that like to have things hotter.
7/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good Foods, Great Spirits
My 3rd time and 1st time for my husband and grown daughter. There is a 'noise' level that is noted yet overall - food, service, professionalism - all excellent. We had meals, drinks and outstanding Leche desert.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Superb Fish Tacos!
I was on vacation in AZ and not familiar with the area. I went by other Open Table reviews about TQLA and they were not wrong. Everything was great! The host and waitstaff were wonderful. Our food was excellent. I would definitely recommend going if you have the chance.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was great as well as the service. My wife and I got the steak fajita for two and I was excellent. Great margaritas and bar scene as well. Overall it was a good experience and worth trying out. I would definitely recommend this place.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
The shrimp salad was meager for the price. Decent flavor but minuscule. The restaurant clearly spent no more than $2.00 on it but charges $13.00. Six jumbo shrimp is acceptable but three pieces of 1/8 inch cucumbers and about 1/16 of a mango fineły chopped, with 3 tomato wedges makes it just suck. If it had not been for the hips and salsa I would've left hungry.
My hubby enjoyed his fajitas so I will give the place a second chance. However I won't be ordering a salad again.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good place for Happy Hour!
Go here for some great food and drinks at a great price. Menu is a little Americanish-Mexican instead of the other way around, but still very good!
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our overall experience was wonderful. We went for a Ladies Lunch and were also celebrating a birthday. The food was delicious! We started with the queso (yummy!) and guacamole. Our table had the soup and salad combo, shrimp salad, tamale, and crispy chicken tacos. We also had traditional and skinny margaritas. Everyone really enjoyed their food and drinks.
Danny was our server and he was fantastic. We were a bit loud and giggly and he was very accommodating. Overall great experience! We will definitely be back!
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great drinks, pretty good food, portions and prices, but certainly not on my "OMG, I want to go back again TONIGHT!" list. Jason was an excellent server on the patio and made up for a few service and order glitches. Definitely worthwhile during 1/2-off appetizer Happy Hour so stop in and decide for yourself.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM