"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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Overall good food and service
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...
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.
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 🌴
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.
Service good be improved but I think our waitress was busy with a large group. Overall food and ambiance was awesome.
The service was great - I have food allergies and the chef came out and talked to me - I will definitely be back
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!
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.
Wish the menu had more of a variety of main entrees and served coffee
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.
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.. $28 for an average restaurant style burger and generic Sysco food supply fries. LAME. Will never go there again.
Had a lovely time
food great, fine vibe. Eclectic band, server was in a hurry and a bit dismissive, too bad she was not engaging
The vibe at this restaurant was exceptional. We had an 8:15 reservation and were seated promptly at a great booth with a cozy fireplace right next to us. The live entertainment added a great element of energy and the food was all terrific. As the night progressed, the live entertainment transitioned to a DJ and it was even more energetic. We would definitely recommend this restaurant not only for dinner but also for a great night out for drinks as well.
We went to celebrate my hubby's bday. I've been there on a Wednesday night before. It has a DJ plays pretty good music - mainly hip hop and top 40. This Wednesday was the night before Thanksgiving. The place was PACKED. You need reservation to even sit at the lounge. The food was pretty good but small portion and on the pricy side. The service was great! The drinks were unique but not cheap.
Happy hour is kinda pricey and not many options. Had a young waitress not the best customer service.
Overpriced mediocre food, terrible service and menu. Great for drinks only. Menu is literally impossible to read because the font is 3.
It used to be my favorite place to hang out with friends and for special occasions but now the food is very disappointing with no taste
The ambiance is still acceptable and the service quite good but food needs to be improved big time
Not happy having restriction to eat in 2 hours, basically we were told we need to leave the table ( so rude) even tho we spend 600 with our group for food and drinks I’ll think twice if I’m coming back
Getting 300$ 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
Great food, but not so great with dietary restrictions.
Got seated early because my party arrived early. They made it spec
Eclectic environment with tasty options. The fried olives were a new treat!
Food was good but not worth the price. Service was inattentive. Would recommend for a date due to cool ambiance but that’s it
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!
Happy hour was great
Good service and deliciuos food... enjoy 100%
Maybe the parking lot is small but they have valet
Good food and drinks. Crowded but fun and could still have a conversation.
Witness Christina was amazing made it super amazing dinning experience, food & drinks were amazing!!!
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.
Good location to meet up with friends and had bottle service but server was barely there. But for the most part it’s ok.
Food and service were amazing! Great DJ and ambiance.
Great experience! Loved the food, service, craft cocktails and ambiance.
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.
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
Love this place for its excellent ambiance and lovely music. Great place to celebrate and date nights.
Good food, but more of a party place. Get noisy as the night progresses
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.