Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas

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Mexican
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Meso Maya provides a culinary adventure into the fresh, earthy and bold flavors
That are the heart and soul of Mayan and Mexican cuisine.
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4.5
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4.5
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k
Dallas
45 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good food, great service! Was really loud even with an early dinner.

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Kris - Thanks for your review! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed our food and our service alike - it was a pleasure to serve you. Hope to see you again soon and don't forget to check us out on Facebook as well.

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LH
Orlando
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service is always excellent. They didn’t record my open table reservation though. Not sure why. sangria was excellent. Love their Saturday morning brunch

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Linda - Thanks for the five stars! We're happy to hear that you're a fan of ours and that you have consistently enjoyed your visits with us. It's always a pleasure to welcome you in as our guest and we'd love to see you again soon. Be sure to check us out on Facebook as well.

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L
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again they are outstanding

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded on January 14, 2020

Hi Leatherhead - Big thanks for the five stars! We're thrilled to hear that you're a fan of ours - we sincerely appreciate your kind words. It's always a pleasure to serve you and we hope to see you again soon. Don't forget to check us out on Facebook as well.

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VR
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. My wife have been visiting this location for several years. We watched Gabi go from server to manager. We now have a new server to request, Diego. Excellent service and food. Keep doing what you’re doing.

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded on January 8, 2020

Hi Victor - Thanks so much for the five stars! We're thrilled to hear that you and your wife have consistently enjoyed your visits with us and Gabi's and Diego's service alike - we'll be sure to pass along your praise. we look forward to seeing y'all again next time and don't forget to check us out on Facebook as well.

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d
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and great service!

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded on January 6, 2020

Hi Darrel - We're happy to hear that you enjoyed our food and our service alike - it was a pleasure to have you join us as a guest. Hope to see you again soon and don't forget to check us out on Facebook as well.

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L
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was excellent, but service was very slow. We rarely saw our waiter. We had to return 1 meal to kitchen as it was not prepared as ordered. Extremely loud, unable to have a conversation. Will not be back.

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded on January 6, 2020

Hi Larry - We're happy to hear that you enjoyed our food but are disappointed that you found our staff's service lacking - so sorry about that. We appreciate you taking the time to leave us your honest feedback and we are working to address your comments with our staff appropriately in an effort to improve.

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c
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Second visit, this time with family, and oh what a disappointment and embarrassment!!! Reservations at 6:30, arrived at 6:00, told the hostess we would be in the bar....not once did they tell us anything about our table. At 6:45 I went up for the 3rd time and i believe they discovered we were forgotten (got a text stating my table was ready). We were at the bar where we ordered drinks, i asked for a top shelf margarita and my sister-in-law ordered a bar margarita. Worst Top Shelf Margarita EVER.....sister-in-laws bar was 10 times better. Finally we were sat UPSTAIRS (over heard they don't use the upstairs). Lena and a lady (asst mgr?) were awesome. Special was sliced ribeye! 2 of us wanted to order carne asada, but was convinced the special was better! 2 others ordered Chimichurri New York Strip. The Special was HORRIBLE...overcooked and TOUGH. I wish we all would have ordered the Chimichurri New York Strip as it was perfectly prepared and delicious. Doubt I will hear back from them, so as it stands now....i will not be back nor recommend what once was a wonderful authentic mexican restaurant

MD
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delish and delightful! If you are close to AA arena to see a show or a game head over to this restaurant - and enjoy a tasty drink, guacamole, queso and save room for the dinner!

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded on December 26, 2019

Hi MDGrlINTX - Thanks so much for the five stars! We're thrilled to hear that you fully enjoyed your visit with us and we're flattered to have earned your recommendations. It was a pleasure to serve you and we'd love to see you again soon. Be sure to check us out on Facebook as well.

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OT
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Table was ready when we arrived. Waited for about 15 minutes before our server approached us. Took forever to order anything. Had to keep looking for server. Food was lukewarm when served.
Service has been less than average in my last few visits here.

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded on December 24, 2019

Hi - So sorry to hear that you have had lacking experiences with our staff's service during your visits, but thanks for your feedback. We are working to address your concerns appropriately in an effort to improve and hope to have another shot at your business in the future.

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AS
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Food quality was a little bland

TX
Dallas
31 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy Meso Maya. The food is tasty and well-presented and the servers are very friendly and attentive. We will definitely be back.

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded on December 17, 2019

Hi TXPops - Thanks for the five stars! We're happy to hear that you have consistently enjoyed your visits with us - it's always a pleasure to serve you. We look forward to seeing you again next time and don't forget to check us out on Facebook too.

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CR
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was perfect!

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded on December 18, 2019

Hi Cody - Thanks for the enthusiastic five stars! We're happy to hear that you fully enjoyed your visit with us - it was a pleasure to serve you. Hope to see you again soon and don't forget to check us out on Facebook as well.

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h
Dallas
47 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at the restaurant, but it won't be our last - the food was amazing! We sat outside on a perfect December evening and the noise level was perfect, but inside it was quite energetic so be prepared for a lively eating experience if you sit inside. I really can't say enough great things about the food and service - we will return...very soon!

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded on December 17, 2019

Hi hattrickhockey - Thanks so much for the five stars! We are so happy to hear that your first visit with us was a good one - it was an absolute pleasure to serve you. We're flattered to hear that you plan on returning to see us again soon and we look forward to it. Be sure to check us out on Facebook as well!

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OT
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate here before going to a Stars game. We were running late and so when we called to change the reservation they were able to accommodate us! Love the Serrano enchiladas and mango sangrita margarita. Our server was really awesome too. We got our meals promptly, which was surprising because it was busy. Great service and food ok this visit.

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded on December 13, 2019

Hi - Thanks for the five stars! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us - it was a pleasure to serve you. Hope you'll come back to see us again soon and don't forget to check us out on Facebook as well.

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HD
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing dinner. The food was incredible. I highly recommend the carne asada. Our waiter Micheal was so kind and had the best recommendations. Definitely try the avocado marg 🙂

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded on December 9, 2019

Hi Hannah - Thanks so much for the five stars! We're thrilled to hear that you fully enjoyed your visit with us and we're flattered to have earned your recommendations. We'll be sure to pass along your praise to Michael and we hope to see you again soon. Be sure to check us out on Facebook as well.

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BB
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really nice break from the typical TexMex. This Central Mex was a real treat. Lively atmosphere was very loud. The food was great. The best part was the drinks. Very eclectic twists on margaritas were fun to try. Navidad was the best!

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded on December 3, 2019

Hi Byron - Thanks so much for the five stars! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed our food, our atmosphere, and our drinks. It was an absolute pleasure to serve you and we hope to see you again soon. Be sure to check us out on Facebook as well.

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OT
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

We had a reservation for two. Three parties (2 with reservations and one without) that walked in after us were seated immediately. It took over 25 minutes to seat us. We showed up 8 minutes before our reservation. I believe what bumped us back so much was because another party that had already been seated was unhappy that their table was not able to accommodate the children they did not mention in their reservation. We watched them play the whole “I need to speak with a manager” game and got exactly what they wanted. That show was exhausting. We never received any apology or explanation, but it is was an unusually long time to wait without anything being said to us. We would’ve understood and sat ourselves at the busy bar had we been told they needed that much extra time to prepare a table for us.

Our food and margaritas made up for the long wait. I suggest the Serrano enchiladas and mango margs.

j
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food with a nice atmosphere. The service is impeccable. Would recommend!

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded on December 2, 2019

Hi John - Thanks so much for the five stars! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed our food, our service, and our atmosphere alike - it was an absolute pleasure to serve you and we're flattered to have earned your recommendations. Hope to see you again soon.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience2

The noise level was obnoxious. We had reservations so asked to be seated somewhere else away from a large group. I was told there were no other tables but there were clearly tables outside in a cool garden area where folks were being seated. The servers totally ignored us for the first 10 minutes. Just dropped chips and salsa with no water or drinks. Server was nice but then brought our main dish 5 minutes after our appetizer. The food was very good and authentic Mexican but disappointed otherwise.

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded on November 19, 2019

Hi - We're happy to hear that you enjoyed our food but are disappointed that you found our service and our ambience a bit lacking - sorry about that. We appreciate you bringing your concerns to our attention and are working to address them with our staff appropriately in an effort to improve. Hope to have another shot at your business in the future!

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D
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent
Our waitress was great

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded on November 19, 2019

Hi - Thanks for the five stars! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed our food and our staff's service alike - it was a pleasure to have you join us. Hope you'll come back to see us again soon and don't forget to check us out on Facebook as well.

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LC
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as usual

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded on November 18, 2019

Hi Liz - Thanks so much for the five stars! We're thrilled to hear that you have consistently enjoyed our food - it's always a pleasure to serve you. Hope to see you again soon and don't forget to check us out on Facebook too.

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MT
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great food! Amazing avocado marguerita! Very loud!

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded on November 12, 2019

Hi Melissa - Thanks so much for the five stars! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our food and our avocado margarita - excellent choice. It was a pleasure to have you join us and we hope to see you again soon. Don't forget to check us out on Facebook as well.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fun atmosphere with amazing food! Highly recommend.

OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good lunch !!!

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded on November 8, 2019

Hi - Happy to hear that you enjoyed your lunchtime visit with us - it was a pleasure to serve you. We appreciate the five stars and hope to see you again soon. Be sure to check us out on Facebook too.

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c
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely delicious and not your typical Tex-mex. Service was also great - would definitely go back!

T
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The service was fantastic. The sauce on the Del Mar enchiladas and my daughters shrimp dish was so strong and overpowered the food. It was excessively tangy/lemony. I know the crab and shrimp must have been delicious but the sauce ruined the dish. It should compliment it not overpower it. The drinks and apps were great. My daughter ordered the ceviche app but it was not available.

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded on November 6, 2019

Hi Torik - We're happy to hear that you enjoyed our service and appreciate your feedback on our food - we're working to address your comments appropriately. Hope to have another shot at your business in the future - we'd love another chance.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service!

OT
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded on October 28, 2019

Hi - Thanks so much for the five stars! We're happy to hear that you have consistently enjoyed your visits with us - it's always a pleasure to serve you. Come back and see us again soon and don't forget to check us out on Facebook too.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded on October 28, 2019

Hi - Thanks so much for the five stars! We're thrilled to hear that you fully enjoyed your visit with us - food and service alike. It was a pleasure to welcome you in as our guest and we'd love to see you again soon. Don't forget to check us out on Facebook too.

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LG
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a perfect day so we opted for the patio and were very pleased that we did. The noise from the freeway and park were blocked by the walls around the patio. The soup and salads my friend and I chose were delicious and the portions so large that we couldn't finish. Jerry, our waiter, made sure we were served and finalized our bill to ensure we made it for our timed tickets to the Dior Exhibit at the DMA.
We plan to return and try some of the entrees.

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded on October 29, 2019

Hi - So happy to hear that you fully enjoyed your visit with us and Jerry's service - we'll be sure to pass along your praise! It was a pleasure to welcome you in as our guest and we look forward to seeing you again next time. Don't forget to check us out on Facebook as well.

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TB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was spectacular!! Loved everything. Our server LT was fantastic and made the experience memorable

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded on October 28, 2019

Hi Tanya - Thanks so much for the enthusiastic five stars! So happy to hear that you fully enjoyed your visit with us and LT's service - we'll be sure to pass along your praise. It was a pleasure to welcome you in as our guest and we'd love to see you again soon. Don't forget to check us out on Facebook as well.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, awesome margaritas, great patio and our waitress was so sweet! First time to go - went before a show at Moody Performance Hall

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded on October 24, 2019

Hi - So happy to hear that you fully enjoyed your visit with us - sincere thanks for the enthusiastic five stars! It was a pleasure to welcome you in as our guest and we'd love to see you again in the future. Don't forget to check us out on Facebook too!

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T
New Orleans
30 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Terrific! So glad to find this place for lunch with friends.

Very tasty Food and great brunch drink specials.

Loved sitting outside. Service waa friendly and excellent.

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded on October 23, 2019

Hi Tasty - Thanks so much for the enthusiastic five stars! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us - it was a pleasure to serve you. Hope you'll come back and see us again soon and don't forget to check us out on Facebook too.

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SL
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best meal we have had in a long time, with great service! The salsa negra is amazing. We also had the ceviche mixto, salmon de coco, and carne asada. I had the hibiscus cocktail. Everything we ate was excellent, including the sides that came with our meals.

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded on October 22, 2019

Hi Samantha - Thanks so much for the enthusiastic five stars! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us and our food and drinks alike! It was an absolute pleasure to serve you and we'd love to see you again soon. Don't forget to check us out on Facebook as well.

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KA
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a party of 9 - at the lunch hour so the restaurant was packed and noisy. But that did not matter as the food was EXCELLENT and our wait staff was very attentive. We will be back!

LG
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and delectable food! A must try when in the downtown area!

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded on October 17, 2019

Hi - So happy to hear that you enjoyed our food and our staff's service alike - it was an absolute pleasure to serve you and we're flattered to have earned your recommendations. Come back and see us again soon.

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EB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food! Our favorite in Dallas.

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded on October 14, 2019

Hi EB47 - Happy to hear that you enjoyed our food and our service alike! It was a pleasure to have you join us as a guest and we're flattered to hear that you consider us a favorite. Don't forget to check us out on Facebook as well.

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BL
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

the food was a bit dry and lacking in flavor. The server was somewhat slow to check on us, and arrive with our check.

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded on October 14, 2019

Hi Benjamin - Sorry to hear that you weren't completely satisfied by your visit with us, but thanks for your honest review. We appreciate your feedback and are working to address it with our staff in an effort to improve. Hope to have another shot at your business in the future!

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HR
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, excellent food.

OT
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brisket tacos are the best!