Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas

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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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BW
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go to Mexican restaurant in Dallas. From the ambiance to the food, everything is amazing. The food is always delicious, I’ve never ordered anything I haven’t liked. The margs are amazing too! Definitely check out their happy hour, the drinks are really cheap during that time. I will keep coming back!

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded on March 18, 2020

Hi Brittan - Thanks so much for the five stars! We are so happy to hear that you're a fan of ours and that you consider us a go-to. It's always a pleasure to serve you and we look forward to seeing you again next time. Be sure to check us out on Facebook too.

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LW
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food! Thanks for a nice distraction from these troubling times.

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded on March 17, 2020

Hi Launa - Thanks so much for the five stars! We are so happy to hear that you had an outstanding experience with us. It was an absolute pleasure to serve you and we'd love to see you again soon.

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SU
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Was quiet and not busy when we were there for lun-ner (lunch/dinner) at 3 pm. Good food - example, the chips were fresh and warm and the salsa was obviously made on site dark and spicy but not overwhelmingly so. Our entrees were prepared and spiced appropriately. Mine had the spicy sauce on the side so plenty of ability to adjust the spiciness to one's own taste. Nice ambiance in the place and the wait staff was friendly, unobtrusive, and well informed on the various dishes.

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded on March 20, 2020

Hi SUMom - Thanks so much for the five stars! We're happy to hear that you fully enjoyed your visit with us - it was a pleasure to serve you and we appreciate your kind words. We'd love to see you again soon and don't forget to check us out on Facebook as well.

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MD
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very professional friendly staff- food out in timely manner. Absolutely delicious- wonderful drinks. Sat out side on patio for a lovely evening.

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded on March 13, 2020

Hi Mary - Thanks so much for the five stars! We're thrilled to hear that you fully enjoyed your visit with us and our staff's service - we'll be sure to pass along your praise. Hope to see you again soon and don't forget to check us out on Facebook too.

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OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great drinks and food. Service was very slow.

i
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I brought some staff and about 43 students to eat lunch after visiting the Perot Museum. We had a blast.

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded on March 12, 2020

Hi iral - Thanks so much for the five stars! We're thrilled to hear that you fully enjoyed your visit with us - it was an absolute pleasure to serve you. Hope to see you again soon.

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GK
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

excellent food, great service. a bit noisy and a bit pricey

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded on March 4, 2020

Hi Glenn - Thanks for the 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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DR
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service! We had a party of six and service was spot on. Food is always excellent.

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded on March 12, 2020

Hi Demi - Thanks so much for the five stars! We're happy to hear that you fully enjoyed your visit with us and our food - it was a pleasure to welcome you in as our guest. Hope to see you again soon and don't forget to check us out on Facebook too.

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GM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food and Drinks were great. Kitchen didn't not seem ready for the rush before the Eagles concert at the American Airlines Center. Some of the tables never got their food. Fortunately, we were not those people and really enjoyed it.

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded on March 4, 2020

Hi Georgina - Thanks for your review, we appreciate it. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed our food - 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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S
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fabulous food. I've never had Aztec inspired dishes and I'll be looking for more. Smoky salsa and homemade tortillas were a standout. My conchanita pibil was wonderful. A little noisy for my taste. Still, a keeper.

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded on March 3, 2020

Hi - Thanks for the five stars! We are so happy to hear that you fully enjoyed your visit with us and our food - 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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OT
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love this place! Food, atmosphere, service!

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded on March 5, 2020

Hi - Thanks so much for the five stars! We're thrilled to hear that you're a fan of ours - it's always 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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AV
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Food was OK; I have had better at MesoMaya in the past so hoping it was a one-off experience. Our table was ready perfectly on time which was my greatest concern due to it being lunch/brunch hour in downtown Dallas and we were o a tight timeline.

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded on February 26, 2020

Hi Amanda - Thanks for your honest review. Sorry to hear that this visit with us was a bit lacking compared to others, but thank you for your feedback. We are working to address your comments with our staff appropriately in an effort to improve and hope to have another shot at your business in the future.

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TH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Good drinks. You do need reservations on the weekends.
Noise level really high.

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded on February 25, 2020

Hi Tony - Thanks for your review! 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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TD
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I went for an early lunch with a friend. The food was delicious.

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded on February 24, 2020

Hi Tracie - Thanks so much for the five stars! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your lunchtime visit with us - it was a pleasure to welcome you in as our guest. Hope to see you again soon and don't forget to check us out on Facebook too.

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s
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wen enjoyed a wonderful dinner before a performance. Mesa Mayo is our preferred downtown restaurant when we have later plans, as the food is reliably delicious and the service is quick. Parking is also easy whether using valet or self park.

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded on February 24, 2020

Hi sharond - Thanks so much for the five stars! We are so happy to hear that you're a fan of ours and that you enjoyed your visit with us. It was an absolute pleasure to welcome you in as our guest and we hope to see you again soon. Be sure to check us out on Facebook as well.

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PB
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Service was nice. Our waiter checked on us without obnoxiously interrupting our conversations. I would eat here again

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded on February 25, 2020

Hi Patrick - Thanks so much for the five stars! We're happy to hear that you fully enjoyed your visit with us and that you would come back to see us again - we hope you do. It was a pleasure to welcome you in as guest and be sure to check us out on Facebook as well!

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JR
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

I've heard good things about this place so it must have been an off day. We had made a reservation for 4 people for 4:00pm but once we arrived, it still took about 5-10 minutes to be seated. The waitress came and took our drink order and our appetizer order fairly quickly and while the appetizer came out timely, we had already finished it before we ever got our drinks. We had to ask twice for more chips and salsa and our drinks including water were not refreshed in a timely manner at all. She ran out of water before she filled my glass and said she would return with more water but never did. There were several empty tables but many people were standing in line the majority of our time there. The food was delicious but the service wasn't good at all.

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded on February 19, 2020

Hi Jana - Sorry to hear that you had a disappointing experience with us but thanks for taking the time to leave us an honest review. We appreciate your feedback and are working to address your comments with our staff appropriately in an effort to improve. Hope to have another shot at your business in the future.

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AH
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was AMAZING! I'd definitely recommend to anyone who asks about any good restaurants in Dallas. Loved the staff, and I especially loved the food!

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded on February 18, 2020

Hi Abby - Thanks so much for the enthusiastic 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 hope to see you again soon and don't forget to check us out on Facebook as well.

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SG
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful! Fast, great service and the food was excellent

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded on February 18, 2020

Hi Summer - Thanks so much for the five stars! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us - it was an absolute pleasure to serve you. We'd love to see you again soon and don't forget to check us out on Facebook as well.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great, the food was delicious and the drinks were super good. This is definitely my new brunch spot

OT
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food, especially some of the seafood selections. Can be a bit crowded and loud at lunch, making it difficult to have a conversation. Ceviche and salmon entrees are standouts.

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded on February 17, 2020

Hi - Thanks for your review, we appreciate it! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed our food - especially some of our seafood options. 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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SF
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Meso Maya is a good place if you are looking for authentic tex mex food.

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded on February 11, 2020

Hi Steve - Thanks so much for the five stars! We are so happy to hear that you're a fan of ours - it's always a pleasure to welcome you in as our guest and we're flattered to have earned your recommendations. Hope to see you again soon!

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LH
Orlando
15 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good. Always the food and service is wonderful

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded on February 10, 2020

Hi Linda - 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 have you join us as a guest. Hope to see you again soon and don't forget to check us out on Facebook too.

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DS
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

This was not my first time to Meso Maya but this time the service was substandard and the food did not taste very good.

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded on February 6, 2020

Hi Dianna - Sorry to hear that you were disappointed by your recent visit with us, but thanks for your honest review. We appreciate your feedback and are working to address your comments with our staff appropriately in an effort to improve our guest experience for future patrons. Hope to have another shot at your business in the future.

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k
Dallas
45 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded on January 21, 2020

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
16 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
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 on January 21, 2020

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
13 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
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

UPDATE: They reached out and we dined again and Eric made everything right and PERFECT....one of the best experiences we have had in a long time. You can choose other restaurant's if you want, but you will not have the experience any where, until you go to Meso Maya! They really demonstrate their deep care about the TOTAL experience you have when you dine with them.


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
36 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
50 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
Dallas
5 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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