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About Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas

¡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.

1611 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75202
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mexican, Latin American

Hours of Operation:
Sunday- Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm;
Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm;
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm;

Cross Street:
Caroline St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(214) 484-6555

Website:
http://www.mesomaya.com/

Parking Details:
Complementary Valet Parking offer for Dinner.

Executive Chef:
Nico Sanchez

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

A memorable event starts with food that delights and an atmosphere that inspires. Combined with worry-free planning, we offer the best of all worlds for both guest and host. Perfect for casual cocktail parties up to 200 guests or formal celebrations up to 115 guests.

Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Fun (30)
Good for a Date (29)
Good for Groups (28)
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Authentic (27)
Creative Cuisine (25)
Casual (24)
Fit for Foodies (24)
Hot Spot (23)
Great for Lunch (23)
Special Occasion (22)
Handcrafted Cocktails (21)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Pre/post Theatre (17)
Spicy (17)
Great for Outdoor Dining (16)
Happy Hour (14)
Comfort Food (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Neighborhood Gem (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Business Meals (10)
Great for Brunch (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Bar Seating (7)
People Watching (7)
Paleo Friendly (7)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Tapas (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Cozy (3)
Healthy (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Romantic (3)
Scenic View (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Live Sports (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Seasonal (1)
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined 2 days ago

Much too loud and busy. Not an enjoyable meal.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined 3 days ago

Downtown location quieter upstairs, very convenient to arts district, takes reservation s.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined 5 days ago

The food was delicious and our server Tito was amazing. Highly recommend

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·Dined 5 days ago

Server Gabriel was super knowledgeable about the menu and drinks. He was very nice and sweet. Manager came to our table making sure we were happy with the service and YES, we were! Highly recommend this place!

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 (Dallas)·Dined 6 days ago

Besides sitting between 2 loud tables everything was EXCELLENT! The food the drinks the service just wonderful!!!!!

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Delicious, interesting menu and good bartender. Noise level high in main dining room so for conversation, other room best. One of our favorite casual dining spots

Tags: Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Late-night Find, Fun, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Austin)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Went for a 25th Birthday lunch and could not have been happier! It was our first time in Dallas and went here based on reviews. Manager heard it was our first time and brought us corn tortilla samples. Our waiter gave us his HONEST opinion on menu items and drinks. Will return if back in the area!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Casual, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Excellent food. The waiter really knew his stuff, and was great with the recommendations.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Great as always to bring clients for dinner and drinks. Highly recommend to everyone!!!

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Food was awesome, its been a couple of years since i was in dallas and this was one of the restaurants that i had to go back to. The food did not disappoint

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Everything is great about this restraunt: food, service, atmosphere. Very loud and energetic though.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Delicious food with great service. Authentic Mexican flavors with a gourmet twist. Exceptional quality of food and drinks. Our waiter Oliver was very attentive and gave us great recommendations on the menu.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Meso Maya was an excellent option for brunch, however, I do wish we were able to get a better seat especially since we had a reservation. We were seated directly next to a group. Additionally, we were at on of the tiny tables which, in general, aren't the best for the location since the plates are huge, there is chips and salsa, and the decor also takes up space.

I do think the dinner options were much more robust and the brunch was a bit overpriced for what it is.

Tags: Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 3, 2018

I celebrated my birthday there and even though my party of 7 were not there at the time of the reservation; the staff hold the table for me and were very attentive and friendly.
The service was on point, the drinks were great, and the food was amazing. Very good experience overall.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on February 2, 2018

We had a party of 8 on a very busy Friday evening and reservations through Open Table. We were seated within 10 minutes. Great food, excellent service, but loud given the crowds.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 2, 2018

We loved the grilled salmon with coconut rice! It was out first time to have smoked coconut rice and it was delicious.

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 (Des Moines)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Solid food. I had the chicken mole. It was good. Not great. Flan for dessert was excellent. Very firm which was unusual yet very appealing. Waitress very friendly with good service

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was amazing!! Our waiter was amazing!! His recommendations were fabulous!! Definitely going back soon!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Paleo Friendly, Spicy, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Tapas, Casual, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Great Beer
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Chili rellenos were delicious. Place was packed and loud at lunch but we had a reservation and were seated in a quieter area. Jesus was a very good waiter.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Great experience at Meso Maya. Service was prompt and the food was authentic, drinks were tasty, and ambiance was romantic.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 25, 2018

We were celebrating a coworkers birthday! And the food was great! The drinks were great! The service was great! Everything was great!

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vip
 (Nashville)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Excellent service and great food. Loved the atmosphere and great value. Enjoyed it so much we went back the next evening to try a different dish.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Food was good except the Chorizo Miga too heavy with fried Tortilla, did not come across as a brunch dish. How ever, every meal I had in your restaurant was always unique in flavor and very authentic. Will go back always.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 21, 2018

The service was very helpful. The food was unbelievable.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tapas, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great food, great service. Make a reservation, there was a45 minute wait and we were seated immediately

Tags: Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Authentic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The food and drinks are top notch. The service was excellent. We had the chicharrones which are always good. A favorite of my partner who is a Mexican National. We also had the Herradura Salmon...the tamarind glaze was delicious. We both had the Oaxacan cocktail...which is my go to choice everytime!

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Our waiter was wonderful! He refilled our drinks appropriately and cracked a few jokes! Love mesomaya!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 18, 2018

No problems with the restaurant. Open Table is another matter. I modified the original reservation time, but it did not register. The modified time did not appear on the restaurant's reservation list. The restaurant said this has happened to other other diners. Please fix the software.

Tags: Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 17, 2018

We go to Meso Maya often and this must have been an off night. Just wasn't up to par.

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Great place for lunch, service from the front desk - waiter was fantastic! Loved the food...

Tags: Worth the Drive, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Authentic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Delicious! Best Pazole ever!! Will return!! 👍🏼😊

Tags: Good for Groups, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great Sunday brunch if you are downtown!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Food was cold. Not my first visit so I knew better. I’ll be back but disappointed. The beans were COLD. Carna Asada was warm. Very disappointed.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Our 7:15 reservation was honored even with a large crowd waiting! Jose took great care of our group, especially those not familiar with the menu items.
Drinks were delicious and the food was served in a timely fashion.
Highly recommend! Make a reservation!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Be sure to jave an avacado margerhita and the chicaharrones app

Tags: Spicy, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Meso maya always delivers! We can’t come here without getting the ceviche and chicharrones. Delicious!

Tags: Fun, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Spicy
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Gluten free! Outstanding food, quick service and very reasonably priced. The flan is out of this world.. Close to the American Airlines Center..

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on January 2, 2018

Enjoyed our entire meal. The ceviche was my favorite, very fresh.

Tags: Hot Spot, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Tapas, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 2, 2018

My family visited my sister and her husband in Dallas. We were looking for a nice Mexican restaurant to eat a late lunch. It was FANTASTIC. The food was creative and authentic. A different take on traditional Mexican cuisine with a twist of flavor profiles that were delicious. I highly recommend Meso Maya - Downtown Dallas. If you are looking for Tex-Mex this is not it .... SO MUCH BETTER!!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Mesa Maya lived up to its reputation. Excellent authentic Mexican food. The guacamole and tortilla chips were so fresh! Cucumber margarita very refreshing. Pozole Rojo was tasty. Brisket enchiladas were tender and delicious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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