Mesa Restaurant

4.3
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326 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
21+ venue at all times (valid photo ID required for entry)

"I can't think of another place in Orange County that has such an edgy look, eclectic crowd, and lusty food. Everybody loves a secret, and Mesa is a good one. Close your eyes and point at the one-page menu of small plates and you almost can't go wrong" Irene Virbila, LA Times


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4.3
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77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipblueprynt
Sacramento
48 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall good food and service

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service were impeccable. Noise a bit much, so if you're intent on having conversation without having to talk loudly you might want to choose some other place. Very chic, great food...

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MeenaK
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mesa did an amazing job for our 21st anniversary. From a champagne toast to start and ended with a beautiful personalized 21st anniversary dessert board. In so many years we’ve never experienced a restaurant that really went above and beyond to make our night special! Will definitely be back with friends.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The mussels where tender juicy. I loved the chorizo touch as a Mexican lady much appreciated flavor. Barley veggies super delicious 😋. Thank you for lovely dinner and ambiance 🌴

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vipChristineL
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I was not informed that there was a fixed menu when I booked my reservations so a little disappointed that we could not order from the full menu. I think restaurant should provide this information up front for their guests. It was valentines evening and i would have booked elsewhere if I was informed.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Service good be improved but I think our waitress was busy with a large group. Overall food and ambiance was awesome.

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vipMarshaS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great - I have food allergies and the chef came out and talked to me - I will definitely be back

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lindseya
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went to Mesa this past friday for "Social Hour" and had the best time! Erik was our bartender and was awesome! We had great conversations and even better drinks!

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KenF
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Mesa! Great ambiance and food. Had their bone in rib eye and scallops which are never disappointing. Thursday’s are always so fun at Mesa as the DJ plays great music.

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vipginas
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food2service3ambience4

Wish the menu had more of a variety of main entrees and served coffee

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AndrewY
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Not sure if it was b/c of the weekend, but my reservation was for 8pm on a Friday. The host that calls to confirm tell you that you got only 2 hours at the table, then you walk in and they tell you there's another reservation behind you so you got less than 2 hours, then your server opens up with you got 1.5 hours because there's another reservation. Then 1 hour into it, they tell you you got 30 minutes. It is like you are on the clock and they are so worried about the next group that they don't give you any good service.

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vipSteve
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall1food3service5ambience1

It was crazy loud inside because of the music, my watch kept warning me that it was going to damage my hearing. Someone around us was smoking pot inside the restaurant. Plus the food was very mediocre.. $28 for an average restaurant style burger and generic Sysco food supply fries. LAME. Will never go there again.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely time

RK
vipRK87
Atlanta
47 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

food great, fine vibe. Eclectic band, server was in a hurry and a bit dismissive, too bad she was not engaging

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vipAustin
Phoenix
51 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The vibe at this restaurant was exceptional. We had an 8:15 reservation and were seated promptly at a great booth with a cozy fireplace right next to us. The live entertainment added a great element of energy and the food was all terrific. As the night progressed, the live entertainment transitioned to a DJ and it was even more energetic. We would definitely recommend this restaurant not only for dinner but also for a great night out for drinks as well.

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IrvineShopper
Orange County
27 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went to celebrate my hubby's bday. I've been there on a Wednesday night before. It has a DJ plays pretty good music - mainly hip hop and top 40. This Wednesday was the night before Thanksgiving. The place was PACKED. You need reservation to even sit at the lounge. The food was pretty good but small portion and on the pricy side. The service was great! The drinks were unique but not cheap.

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Meetup
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Happy hour is kinda pricey and not many options. Had a young waitress not the best customer service.

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Totalfoodie
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Overpriced mediocre food, terrible service and menu. Great for drinks only. Menu is literally impossible to read because the font is 3.

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HungN
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

It used to be my favorite place to hang out with friends and for special occasions but now the food is very disappointing with no taste
The ambiance is still acceptable and the service quite good but food needs to be improved big time

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CristinaE
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Not happy having restriction to eat in 2 hours, basically we were told we need to leave the table ( so rude) even tho we spend 600 with our group for food and drinks I’ll think twice if I’m coming back
Getting 300$ bottle to stay at the booth ? WSnt enoug we spent 600 plus we have a generous tip ... the booth was empty for one hour after. We will not come back

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ErinP
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Great food, but not so great with dietary restrictions.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Got seated early because my party arrived early. They made it spec

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vipSusanB
Orange County
41 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Eclectic environment with tasty options. The fried olives were a new treat!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Food was good but not worth the price. Service was inattentive. Would recommend for a date due to cool ambiance but that’s it

LM
vipLisaM
Orange County
32 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

They have recently changed their menu so not as much to choose from and I thought the prices were high for what we received. They say the portions are shareable but I would disagree, they are definitely a one person meal. We were celebrating a birthday and they brought birthday shots for the entire table and a great dessert decked out with sparklers - so A+++ for going above and beyond to make our guest of honor feel so special. It was nice that they brought shots for the entire table and not just the bday girl, great touch!

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vipDavidK
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Happy hour was great

JC
JeffC
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good service and deliciuos food... enjoy 100%
Maybe the parking lot is small but they have valet

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DavidS
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and drinks. Crowded but fun and could still have a conversation.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Witness Christina was amazing made it super amazing dinning experience, food & drinks were amazing!!!

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MonicaT
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

We were basically asked to leave by the hostess because the next table was checked-in. I did not see a time limit on the reservation and we were still not done with our dinner.

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Mara
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good location to meet up with friends and had bottle service but server was barely there. But for the most part it’s ok.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were amazing! Great DJ and ambiance.

KG
KatieG
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Loved the food, service, craft cocktails and ambiance.

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Dawud
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Was disappointed in the limited menu offered on July 4th. If I was aware of this I would not have made the reservation. After 38 mile from my home, I was really disappointed.

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vipJackF
Orange County
170 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place gets my vote to be best of Orange County on Open Table. Very cool and laid back vibe with great appetizers (try the brussel sprouts) and a great bar staff - definitely try the Black Manhattan, as this is a fantastic beverage

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place for its excellent ambiance and lovely music. Great place to celebrate and date nights.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, but more of a party place. Get noisy as the night progresses

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vipSteveA
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Mesa is a fun restaurant with a vibrant feel, and the food is pretty good. Unfortunately the sound level is extraordinary and the parking awful. As such it’s hard to think of when is a good time to go there given that it’s hard to have a friendly conversation. Fun for trendy’s, but for everybody else, beware.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

I found insect on my food

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RikeH
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Mesa several time but not for happy hour. The restaurant/bar had Avery different vibe to it. Very lounge and relaxed. W love dit. Obvisouly the happy hour prices are great. It does not matter what pizza you take all of them are very good. We love the tuna tartar and the Brussel sprouts! Cocktails have a great mix - congrats on the bartender! We will be back.

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