Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas

4.7
1832 reviews
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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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Dallas
19 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a great meal and a great place to go for lunch or dinner. It is very loud and energetic. Service is fast, friendly staff, they always honor the reservation.

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded a day ago

Hi Downtowner - Thanks so much for the enthusiastic five stars! We are so happy to hear that you have consistently enjoyed your visits with us - it's always an absolute 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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Cambridge
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food, but on the night we were there they could not serve alcohol.

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Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Meso Maya is one of my favorite places in downtown Dallas. However, as of right now they are having troubles with their liquor license, so a bunch of people were bummed when they tried to have dinner there last night bc the margaritas are supposedly fantastic, but currently unavailable. Additionally, the server didn’t let one of the people at my table know they no longer had her order in stock until everyone had their food. They brought her a new meal relatively quickly, but I feel as though that should’ve been addressed right after we originally ordered our food. The food itself was incredible. I personally had the salmon and the sauce covering the veggies was to die for. My fiancé got the NY strip and is always super satisfied by it. Lastly, I believe we should’ve gotten a discount or the specific meal taken off the check since there was a mishap and miscommunication, but didn’t! Other than those few things, the actual food and experience was great!

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded a day ago

Hi - We appreciate your kind words and are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us overall - big thanks for the five stars. We are working to address your feedback with our staff in an effort to better our experience and we hope to see you again in the future.

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RM
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

An excellent find while in town on business. Obviously popular so very thankful we had a reservation. Excellent service, excellent food and flavor, perfect portions.

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded 2 days ago

Hi RMT0528 - Thanks so much for the five stars! We are so happy to hear that you fully enjoyed your visit with us and are flattered by your kind words. It was an absolute pleasure to serve you - we appreciate you stopping in to give us a try.

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RA
Columbus
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious lunch, loved the mahi tacos! Fun atmosphere and great service.

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MK
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite places to eat. I’ve never been disappointed.

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Mary - Big thanks for the five stars! We are so 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 serve you. Come back and see us again soon!

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Dallas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always awesome and never disappointed! Love it here!

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded 4 days ago

Hi - Thanks so much for the five stars! We are so happy to hear that you're a fan of ours and that you have consistently enjoyed your visits with us - it's always an absolute pleasure to serve you. Come back and see us again soon!

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JW
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always. Great food and environment. Best Mexican food in Dallas.

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s
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was yummy! Drinks were even better. We were running behind and they were so kind and accommodating to keep our table. Will totally go back!

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded 4 days ago

Hi Sam - We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us - it was an absolute pleasure to have you join us and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Be sure to check us out on Facebook too.

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Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as always

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DS
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Really enjoyed tasting the subtle flavors.

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded on May 17, 2019

Hi David - We are so happy to hear that you fully enjoyed your visit with us and our food - it was a pleasure to serve you. Come back and see us again soon and don't forget to check us out on Facebook as well.

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Denver
6 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

I dine here about 3x a month. I think they were having an off night. Service was very slow considering that it was a Monday night. Their Skinny margarita was very sweet. We actually had to send it back. Again, I think they were having an off night because this restaurant is always good.

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded on May 16, 2019

Hi - Thanks for your honest review. We sincerely appreciate your feedback and have taken it to our staff appropriately as we work to improve. Sorry about your recent disappointing visit - we hope to have another shot at your business in the future.

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Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Took my mom for Mother’s Day. The food is always top notch. The service was not good today. Had to ask the manager for more water and chips and salsa. Other tables were being served more consistently than we were.

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J
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Fantastic patio at the Dallas location. Great time!

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded on May 15, 2019

Hi Jalapeno - We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us - it was a pleasure to have you join us as a guest. Come back and see us again soon and don't forget to check us out on Facebook as well.

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DM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is excellent! Highly recommend it as the service was excellent.

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded on May 15, 2019

Hi Dede - Thanks for the enthusiastic five stars! We are so happy to hear that you fully enjoyed your visit with us and are flattered to have earned your recommendations. Hope to see you again soon and don't forget to check us out on Facebook too.

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LL
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Their queso was pretty good, but the rest of the food just wasn’t very good. The carne asada tacos, kids chicken/cheese quesadillas were terrible and lacked any flavor. And the soup was just salty.

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J
Toronto
23 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food, friendly attentive servers , great patio. Delicious drinks!

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SF
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Meso Maya’s food is consistently good. This location is loud for business lunch. Service was slow at times.

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded on May 9, 2019

Hi - Thanks for your review! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed our food and we appreciate your feedback on where we can stand to improve a bit. Hope to see you again soon.

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DP
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Meso Maya. Even though I live 40 miles outside of Dallas, this is one of our favorite places to go to when when go to shows or sporting events in the city. And the food and margaritas are outstanding. They have a mix of tex-mex meets continental Mexican and with all the more exotic selections on the menu, even my very picky sons love the place and will try different dishes. It is really great for events at the AAC because you can eat there, park for free up to 2 hours in their parking lot, then pay to park for events at AAC, then take a short walk around the corner to the arena. And, that's not all....it is right on the freeway and the ramp to take up north on I-35 to head home. There is a MM closer to us in Plano, and we'll go there if we are ever in that area, but the one in Dallas is our fave.

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded on May 8, 2019

Hi Diana - Big thanks for the five stars! We are so happy to hear that you're a fan of ours and that you consider us a favorite - it's always an absolute pleasure to have you join us. Hope to see you again soon and don't forget to check us out on Facebook too.

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TT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I was on my first date and I think she will see me again for another date!!!!!!!!

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Responded on May 8, 2019

Hi Turner - Thanks for your review! It was a pleasure to have you join us.

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t
Las Vegas
23 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Mexican food that I’ve had. It was so delicious that I went back the next day

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded on May 1, 2019

Hi Tim - We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visits with us - it was a pleasure to have you join us! Come back and see us again soon and don't forget to check us out on Facebook as well.

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JR
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 1

We went in Saturday night and they told us to have a seat and they’ll call us when our table is ready (we had a reservation) and we had the table right by the door and they left us sitting for 20 mins while our table just sat there empty. Then we sit and wait 25 mins for a server. Then he got our drink order and took about another good 30 mins before he ever came back to take our order. By time we left we had been there almost 3 hours... our server was just crap. It was my friends bday and we asked for some kind of piece of cake and he said “you have to pay and we don’t sing” really rude. I have been there before and love it! But I figure for the price the service should be at least sub par

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n
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I were looking for a Mexican restaurant close to the hotel for a quick bite and I came across Meso Maya. It seemed to have good reviews. I tried Budin Azteca with Pollo (never had it before), it was fantastic. Very flavorful dish especially the tomatillo sauce and the chicken was so tender. My husband had the brisket tacos and he said they were very tasty. Great service. Sometimes when you go somewhere off peak hours, the service is even slower but not the case here. Margaritas were good too! We're not from the area....I wish we had once in DC!

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded on April 30, 2019

Hi nr - Thanks so much for the five stars! We are so happy to hear that you and your husband both enjoyed your visit with us - it was an absolute pleasure to serve y'all.

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Denver
6 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed Meso Maya! Delicious, fresh and with great service. Definitely try the avocado margarita!

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded on April 28, 2019

Hi - Thanks so much for the five stars! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us and we're flattered to have earned your recommendations. Come back and see us again soon and don't forget to check us out on Facebook too.

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BY
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easter Brunch was delightful. We enjoyed our meal on the patio. Mango tea was awesome!

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded on April 25, 2019

Hi Barbara - We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us for Easter brunch - it was an absolute 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
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place. The food the service and the drinks were all great. No complaints here.

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GC
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food here is always amazing! Always great service! Closing out an amazing meal with their chocolate cake with corn ice cream is the best.

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded on April 24, 2019

Hi Gabriela - We are so happy to hear that you have consistently enjoyed your visits with us - it's always a pleasure to have you join us! We appreciate your enthusiastic review and hope to see you again soon. Be sure to check us out on Facebook as well.

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Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 3

Service was great. Menu items need some work. The Boiudin Azteca was terrible.

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded on April 23, 2019

Hi - Thanks for your review, we appreciate your feedback and have taken it to our staff appropriately. It was a pleasure to have you join us as a guest.

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TS
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This visit to Meso Maya was one of the best we've encountered at the restaurant! The ambiance, food, and service were all outstanding!

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was so good and it came out so quickly. It took maybe 5 mins after we put our order in. CRAZY GOOD. Never disappointed.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing. Margaritas were also really good.

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JH
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

New drink menu was ok, expected a little more better.

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CM
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We found it to be a rather loud place but all in all a nice place with decent prices and friendly staff. It is a true southern Mexico flavor. Not Tx-Mex but the food is very good and you get plenty of it. If your looking for fajitas and traditional Tex-Mex style burritos. This ain't the place.

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ST
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always good. Their recent menu change took away our favorites, but we were able to find new ones.

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded on April 13, 2019

Hi SweetT - We're happy to hear that you're a fan of our food - 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 as well.

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CC
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I love this place. The food is amazing and I never pass up an opportunity to grab lunch at Meso!

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded on April 12, 2019

Hi Cristina - Thanks so much for the five stars and for your incredibly kind words! It's always a pleasure to have you join us as a guest and we hope to see you again soon. Be sure to check us out on Facebook as well.

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GR
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Service was slow, 2/3 of the food ordered cane out in 2 minutes. Sure sign of pre-made, microwaved food. My order was wrong. Margarita tasted like a cheap mix and I could not detect any alcohol in it. Level of disappointment was high.

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Austin
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Mexican in Dallas! Love their margs.

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LH
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was wonderful as always. Fresh and hot and tasty. The service was excellent.

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded on April 10, 2019

Hi Linda - We are so happy to hear that you fully enjoyed your visit with us - it was an absolute 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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Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food and a wonderful patio. I love this place!

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Responded on April 10, 2019

Hi Tiff - Big thanks for the enthusiastic five stars! We are so happy to hear that you're a fan of ours and we hope to see you again soon. Don't forget to check us out on Facebook as well.

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AB
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We were looking for good tex mex in Dallas and went to Meso Maya. Free valet parking was very convenient. Waiter took our order for caso and guacamole which was delivered promptly. Both were good. We had skinny and sangrita margaritas and both were good. Glazed salmon and chicken enchilada were delicious. We would come back to Meso Maya.

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas
Responded on April 7, 2019

Hi Ashok - Thanks for your review, we appreciate it. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us and that you would come back to see us again soon - it was an absolute 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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