Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas

4.7
2019 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican

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¡Bienvenidos a nuestra casa!
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2019 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.5
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JacobM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, cool location! Had a great dinner to celebrate a birthday.

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Lesl
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Must go for drinks. Food not so much. Overpriced Mexican food.

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RobertS
Columbus
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Colleagues in town from out of state. This was the perfect venue for a business lunch on the patio. Covid safe and food was great.

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TiffanyH
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at Meso Maya! The food was excellent - we ordered the Cochinita Pibil and the Pollo con Mole. Both were delicious, but the mole sauce really impressed us - it was the best we've ever had. My SO also had the Pineapple Habanero marg and said it was really good. Service was also wonderful - Alejandra was super attentive and conversational!

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CarolinaC
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! We received great and attentive service. Great place to eat, food was delicious. The service was quick and the server was well informed of the menu.

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vipEnjoysfood
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The ambiance isn’t as upscale as the Preston Forest location, but it’s fine now that we know what to expect.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great! We ended up getting the patio and they were quick and everything was delicious

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BrookeP
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food is not that great, not sure whos writing the reviews for this place. HOWEVER, queso and drinks are pretty good.

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LauraM
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Everything was well managed with spacing,etc. the food wS not as flavorful as our last visit several months ago.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful lunch! We will be back. The chocolate cake and Ice cream was delicious!

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SherryW
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent. Service was slow. Cute restaurant and decor

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Will
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

My entree came out slightly cold; otherwise, Meso Maya was top notch.

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FernandoM
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good place to go eat, reminds me of some great Mexican plates I used to eat back in my country and their Mezcal Margaritas are fabulous!

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TonyD
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Love this place. Great food. Great people. Great drinks. Too dark and tables are too close

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ElizabethC
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food as always! Fast service!

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JackP
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Service was slow and it was very loud. However, the food was awesome. Margaritas tasted very watered down

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AshleyN
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Diego was our server. Food and service was incredible. It was our first time and we will be back for sure!

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vipAddisonT
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVED the outdoor seating area. Perfect for a little dinner date!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
13 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the ambiance. Food was great. Drinks were alright but I will still go back!!

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vipbstan
Little Rock
31 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent Tex-Mex did not let us DFW visitors down. We’ll be back.

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vipkris
Dallas
57 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed the nice patio. Food was good and servers provided great suggestions. Service was good but we had a lot of interruptions and had to restart conversations.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall excellent.

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Patti
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was good staff friendly. I expected a fancier looking place by what I saw in pictures. Over all I would go again.

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JennieH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the patio with a good friend

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vipImportantDiner
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I’ve been to Meso Maya Downtown numerous times, and I always love bringing my friends here to highlight a great spot in Dallas.
This last time was different. Our reservation was at 8:30p and we were sat quickly. The server was nice but I could tell she was flustered. We placed our drink order (5 margs) around 8:40p. Our server told me three different times the bar was swamped and we didn’t get our drinks until 9:10p (no exaggerating). The dining room was half empty, and it didn’t make sense. Who waits 30 mins for drinks on a slower night?
Finally, the nice server switched on me when I followed up and told me it’s because COVID-19 that no one wants to work there and they are short staffed. She got too close to my face for my comfort when she explained this. No manager ever visited our table the entire evening. This is a sign that maybe management is not worried about patrons.
Oh well, I understand her frustration however it was obvious the dinner would be very uncomfortable for me and my friends.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We got seated outside and never got a waiter after we got up repeatedly asking for a waiter or even some drinks. They kept saying they’d come out in a few walked out after 30 mins

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enitsuj
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Only complaint is regarding our server who seemed to be in a bad mood and gave us mediocre service. We were sat outside and wondered if we’d been forgotten as our table had yet to be offered any water.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waitress was sweet and great brunch drink special

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TommyS
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff and management are terrific. The food was fantastic.

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Diner
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We appreciated that the Server was willing to make recommendations as we'd never been to the location. The waters were kept full and the signature cocktails were delicious. The food was served only lukewarm and the restaurant was freezing.

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JamesL
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience3

The drinks were very good and we were taken to our seats in a timely fashion. However, I ordered ceviche only to be told they were out of ceviche. Which is fine, however, I then ordered salad with shrimp on top and no dressing. When I got my order there were three shrimps and dressing all over the salad.

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RhoHues
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience4

Service was slow. Food was below average for me. I anticipated better by the ratings I reviewed. Nice place for a happy hour drinks I suppose, but was very disappointing for my birthday dinner with my girls.

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Goodtimes
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent and attentive wait staff. They were friendly and knowledgeable about the menu and possible modifications to the standard orders. Very clean facilities and promoted social distancing. The food fare was diverse and met the needs for all 8 of our party. The Spicy Top Shelf Margarita was perfect.

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KitF
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, incredible margaritas, and the food is stellar

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SeanO
New England
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and authentic cuisine! Patio outback provided the perfect setting and atmosphere for a great dining experience all around. Staff are extremely friendly and helpful.

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RobertC
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dope spot to eat with excellent service and the drinks from the bar were really good

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HenryC
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! Our waiter was really nice and helpful it was our first time there. We sat outside and loved the ambient and the lighting outside. Definitely coming back when we visit Dallas.

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StaceyM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great authentic mexican food - great service for good price

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and food was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I live in Houston but when visiting Dallas, we try to eat a meal here. We love the chip and salsa. The entrees are interesting and delicious.

FAQs

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (214) 484-6555.

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas is rated 4.7 stars by 2019 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.