Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas

4.6
2166 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
¡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 2166 people are saying
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JordanL
El Paso
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is always great at Meso Maya. I am partial to the budin azteca, which never disappoints. Great drink selection, too. The location is great - this is our go-to dinner place when we go downtown for Stars games. The service is fantastic, as well.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Came into town from San Antonio and had dinner with my three kids and fiancé.
Great food and great company.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Ordered the enchiladas Del Mar, the green sauce was overpowering and the enchiladas had an extremely fishy taste (was expecting more of the sweet crab flavor). Wait staff was professional but the hostess put us in a bit of a cubby and it seemed we were forgotten about.

I would like to give the place a second chance but it’s on the bottom of the list for the downtown Dallas area for now.

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RonB
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pre-show dinner!

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wendr
Amarillo
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food was very good and had a few interesting menu items not typical to standard Mexican restaurants. The service was not great and we waited too long for refills on beverages.

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vipPatrick
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

First off I tried to call 3 times to change reservation time and no one answered. Got there about 10 minutes late and got seated right away. Ordered chips and queso and waited 25 minutes for it to be brought out. When our food was brought out an hour after we were seated the queso poblano enchiladas were lukewarm and the carne asada that was ordered medium rare was well done. I have eaten at this location several times and the Plano location multiple times as well. The food is NEVER served hot. My guess is it either sits and gets cold waiting for the servers or it isn’t kept at the proper temperature prior to serving. The manager brought out 2 other carne asada plates right away, all well done. This tells me the carne asada is precooked and they just heat it up prior to serving. The meat now is so thin that when they warm it up it overcooks. The 4th took longer and was brought out medium rare. In all fairness the waiter was doing all he could and the manager did COMP our meal. I’m not sure what was going on last night, but hopefully it was just a fluke. Supposedly one of the part owners was there last night. They should stay away.

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Paul57Michigan
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a very nice place for a business lunch.

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vipAndreas
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible service. The server was rude, super late and treated my family so disrespectful.
I come here at least twice a week but I will not be coming back due to the bad experience.

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drbabcock
Salt Lake City
9 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was amazing and Diana was so helpful and friendly. Everything tasted fantastic. We will definitely make it a point to come back when we're in Dallas again.

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ShelbyB
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

After being seated and waiting over 10mins for someone, anyone, to greet us, a manger finally asked had we been helped, and after replying, "No", he finally brought us water. Once we finally got our food, there was a metal twist tie in my food and the waiter made a joke about it and said, "Again?". That was not funny because I actually chewed the metal twist tie. My meal was taken care of, of course, but my wife felt uncomfortable and was unable to continue her meal because she ordered the same entrée, however, her meal was not taken care of, the manager did not come by, no one apologized, and it was not brought up again,

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meso maya is the best Mexican I’ve ever had in my life!!!!!!! 10/10 recommend!!!!!!!!!

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BruceR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lively, young spot for fine Mex food. The service people were knowledgable and helpful. The food came out quickly and efficiently which was good, because we were hungry.

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TaylorS
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent. The energy level of the restaurant added to the positive experience. Great overall!

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SharonL
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant and food was tasty. It was my boyfriend birthday and they made hin have a greta time. They gave him the cake he loved that detail. Thank you

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vipRandallB
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious food, drinks, and solid service! A great place to eat before an AA Center event!

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RKing
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is soon good. The food and drinks are perfect. I will definitely be back!

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RayC
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Polite and courteous servers who were all very attentive. The food was delicious and just enough spice. When I come back into town I certainly will come to dinner again.

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Shari
San Francisco
59 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Fun restaurant. The margaritas were very good although a little weak. The patio was a fun place to sit and more conducive for talking than inside. Dishes were pretty good but it took us a very long time for the server to take our order. We actually had to get up to find him.

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Motivate2Day
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was great & very accommodating. I would definitely good back.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Our waiter wasn’t very attentive and the music was a little loud. I’ve eaten here several times and always had a good experience. Tonight was a little subpar.

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RolandoL
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food and beverages were very good. Service was a little slow and at times wait staff was not actively checking on guests.

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Ally
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Food was great, service was not. The server was a bit rude and didn’t check on us, nor give us water when we asked. He also pointed at the tip line on the receipt as if we didn’t know how to tip? We were leaving cash. It was very strange. I did love the ambiance and the cultural dining experience.

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TimI
Columbus
15 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent Mayan-Mexican cuisine in an upbeat, casual setting.

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SBew
London
5 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Seated a big group of us, we had a lot of fun. Wait staff were nice, if a little slow at times. Could be because of the size of the group though. Overall enjoyed ourselves

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! The mole was authentic and tasty! The cocktails were good

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JayDee
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Great place with terrific menu, but food should have been hotter....

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Victoria
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience1

Waited over a hour for food. After an hour and a half and I had somewhere to be, I cancelled my order paid for 3 drinks and then they tried to serve my food. Only two people and we both ordered tacos.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tried and true! Never misses

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Disappointed
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Food was bland and there was a large chicken bone in my food

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LyndelV
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Try the Burdin Azteca Chicken, a great dish that you won't get elsewhere

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vipjessc
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was delicious but came out warm, not hot.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Service was a bit slow and food was served fairly cold.

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FrankR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great prices, great service from Gerardo.

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MBFoodie
Charlotte
25 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We were visiting from out of town and decided to stop by. The food and service were satisfactory. I’ve had better margaritas. Overall It was okay!

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SAnne
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food2service3ambience3

Food was not as good as I remembered. I had enchiladas and they were very so so. The queso was like water! So very thin.......
Nice waiter but not the most attentive. I had to call him out to come back and take a drink order.
I really think waiters need to take a glance at their tables when walking by.....

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JillC
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our dinner at Meso Maya. Would recommend to others!

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
11 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner prior to attending The Eagles Concert at the American Airlines Center. Chef prepares authentic Mexican cuisine. Large variety of menu items, margaritas and tequilas. Food was excellent. Service was excellent, attentive and knowledgeable of menu. Location was within walking distance to concert venue. Highly recommend and will return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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Evelyne
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here. We were visiting from Arizona and took our daughter, her husband and grandson there for our grandsons birthday! Manager came around and visited with us, what a great guy! Food and service was fantastic!

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truse17
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meso Maya has delicious authentic Mexican food—which is a rare find admits all of the TexMex down here! Each appetizer (guacamole, taquitos) and entree (carne asada tacos, elote cream and brussel sprouts) were delicious and their margaritas were divine! The flan was remarkable, I wish we had ordered 2! For a busy Saturday night we were in & out of the restaurant within an hour, which was great having a newborn. Service was prompt and they ensured our drinks were always full. We will definitely be visiting Meso Maya next time we are craving Mexican cuisine!

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 4.6 stars by 2166 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.