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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
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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (39)
Good for a Date (36)
Fun (35)
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Creative Cuisine (31)
Good for Groups (29)
Great for Lunch (29)
Casual (29)
Fit for Foodies (27)
Great for Outdoor Dining (27)
Hot Spot (26)
Special Occasion (24)
Handcrafted Cocktails (21)
Pre/post Theatre (20)
Spicy (20)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Worth the Drive (18)
Comfort Food (16)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Business Meals (15)
Happy Hour (15)
Vibrant Bar Scene (13)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Local Ingredients (11)
People Watching (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Great for Brunch (9)
Paleo Friendly (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Kid-friendly (5)
Cozy (4)
Healthy (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Tapas (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Great Beer (2)
Live Sports (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Romantic (2)
Scenic View (2)
Seasonal (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Organic (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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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 (Dallas)·Dined 5 days ago

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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great Sunday brunch if you are downtown!

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·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 10, 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 6, 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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·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 3, 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 2, 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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Florencia was our server! She was great. Very attentive & high customer service

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Amazing food! Too cold for the outdoor patio, but it looked really nice.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Disappointed. We were traveling through Dallas and made a special effort to allow time to go to Meso Maya. (We’d had a great experience on previous travels.). It was my daughter’s birthday and we mentioned this in our reservation note. When we arrived at the restaurant and touched base with them about the birthday they went on to tell me that they don’t provide a free dessert. No problem, glad to pay for it. However, they didn’t even mention her birthday. Also, the food came out separately, dropped off by a busier in odd places (not in front of us). They really didn’t care that we were there. Won’t be on our TO VISIT list next time in Dallas.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 28, 2017

I've been hearing about Meso Maya recently with the upcoming Addison location. We decided to check out the Downtown location. No regrets! The food is amazing and the service was just as awesome. We will be back!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Best non-TexMex food in Dallas! All 3 soups are outstanding. They make their own masa and the tortillas are without peer, so ALL dishes with them...outstanding! Ceviche, guacamole and queso, all best in town. Camerones, outstanding. Great beer and tequila selection. If you are hungry for authentic Mex, eat here. If going to the uptown location, get a Res or be prepared to wait. Preston Forest location a bit better.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Spicy
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We had an early dinner before going to a show at the Winspear. Convenient valet parking and also free parking in the back. Our waiter was helpful and efficient. Drinks were great...good wine, beer and tequila selection. The salsa was a smoky chipotle flavor and we also started with the guacamole which was tasty. Several people in our group took the waiter's suggestion and ordered the Cochinita Pibil and several of us had the Mole Poblano enchiladas. Our mouths are watering now just remembering the food! It was excellent! The food came out quickly after we ordered which was perfect since we were going to the theater. We would definitely return!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

I’ve never had anything here that wasn’t delicious, but the short rib relleno is life changing.

Tags: Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Fun, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Cozy, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We enjoyed our dinner. Great flood and service. One of my favorite restaurants.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 22, 2017

Wonderful experience and service is always on point. They are available at all the right times. I brought three others here and they were first-timers. It exceeded expectations for them. Everything from the guacamole, to margaritas and every dish we tried. MesoMaya is as good as it gets.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Meso Maya is always great with on time reservations, it's a great place to go before a game or show at the AAC. Food is great, service is efficient, will definitely be back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 21, 2017

As always the food was good, love the chips and salsa.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Food is always good. Great change from standard Tex Mex. the salsa is great.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 19, 2017

I love this place!!!!

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·Dined on December 18, 2017

This is a great place. My friends and I go there for birthdays, pre-event dining, etc. Love the food. Love the waiters. Love the chips and salsa.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Casual, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Celebrated our mother's birthday, her first time there among my sisters, they loved it! Definitely gained 8 new very satisfied customers.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Fun, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Have been to Mesa Mayo on several occasions. Always satisfied with the food and the service. This time the noise level was higher than normal due to no empty seats in the house.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Delicious food, excellent service and in great area of Dallas~

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Live Sports, Sunday Lunch, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 9, 2017

It was ok overall.

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Excellent food. Embarrassing service. Received one drink in 90 minutes despite repeated requests and reminders. It was a busy Friday night but unnecessarily slow service. Table was too small to fit two plates and a basket of chips. Loved the well prepared dishes.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Authentic
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

The Carne Was fantastic! I would highly recommend!

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Good, near authentic Mexican cuisine. A fun, casual option in the Uptown area. Service is great despite the crowd. Nice outside seating option. It’s sister restaurant , La Ventana (outside in the back), is also true gem. Great tacos served at the window. Very casual but cool outdoor seating area.

Tags: Cozy, Kid-friendly, Casual, Spicy, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Fun
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·Dined on December 6, 2017

Parking was horrible. They brought me a dirty spoon that looked like someone and just eaten off of it. You could literally see where they had pulled it from there mouth. I can't believe it made it to my table and no one noticed it. I viewed the menu before going and decided on the budin azteca. What came to the table looked nothing like the menu pictures. It honestly made me somewhat nauseated when I first saw it. The person I was with ordered the same thing and tried hers and thought it was good. I'm not sure if she didn't want to be rude because I had suggested and taken her there for her birthday, or because we got two different versions of the dish but I was not pleased. Anyone who knows me knows that I hate the idea of wasting food, and the only time I don't finish my meal is when it's not enjoyable. Most of this dish was left on my plate. I won't be going back nor would I recommend this restaurant. It wasn't even worth mentioning to anyone else that we went. The reviews online were mixed and I should have erred on the side of caution and went to our usual hole-in-the-wall restaurant for our Mexican food.

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·Dined on December 5, 2017

I have been there twice the past 3 months and both times my food was not hot or barely warm.

Tags: Bar Seating
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