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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

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (51)
Good for a Date (40)
Creative Cuisine (38)
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Fun (36)
Great for Outdoor Dining (35)
Casual (31)
Good for Groups (31)
Fit for Foodies (30)
Hot Spot (29)
Special Occasion (26)
Handcrafted Cocktails (24)
Great for Lunch (24)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
Worth the Drive (22)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Spicy (20)
Business Meals (17)
People Watching (17)
Vibrant Bar Scene (17)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Comfort Food (14)
Happy Hour (13)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Local Ingredients (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Bar Seating (9)
Kid-friendly (8)
Romantic (8)
Late-night Find (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Cozy (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Notable Wine List (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Healthy (3)
Live Sports (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Scenic View (2)
Tapas (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Organic (1)
Seasonal (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

It was ok overall.

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·Dined 7 days ago

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 7 days ago

The Carne Was fantastic! I would highly recommend!

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 (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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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Food was good as were prices but the service was awful. It took forever to take our order, and get our food. It was also extremely loud so my companions and I had to yell to converse (felt like I was in a nightclub). Not sure i would return.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Liz did a great job with our table!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Enjoyed a very good meal here with colleagues while attending a business meeting in Dallas. Well worth the walk/uber off the Main Street drag to get more authentic Mexican supper.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Excellent food and service.... Enjoyed typical Mexican dishes... Pozzole soup and Mole Poblano.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Carne Asada is amazing, great experience

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Ceviche was not fresh and the fish was not trimmed properly. Skin and blood lines still on fish pieces. Service very slow to get refills and extras. Chicken line soup was luke warm. Arugula Salad was good.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Food was delicious!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Excellent food! Tasty margaritas! The salsa has a very unique flavor to it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

This was the second time going to the restaurant and good thing we reserved, the first time it took over 1 hour to get a table but the service was awesome. Totally worth the wait!... 2nd time our waiter was good but was a bit rude when the check came. I asked if he could split it because we were all paying separately it was a party of 7. I understand that it would take more time but never did he ask us at the beginning before ordering, he had more tables so I got that, but the way he answered saying we didn't anything at the beginning, made it seem like it was too much to ask. Aside from that it was great.

Tags: Tapas, Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

From California and was looking for a good Mexican restaurant. Very well done! Top Shelf Margarita👌🏽

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We had 8 people and were sat by the Hostess Stand. Uncomfortable and several times hostess bumped into chairs. Waiter was outstanding. When you spend almost $250.00 at Brunch/Lunch the “bumps” were a little annoying.

Thank you.

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·Dined on November 20, 2017

Great food and an overall great experience. The salsa and carne asada were outstanding.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Excellent food. Great ambiance.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great meals, distinctive food, super service. The only drawback was that it was really, really noisy, making it difficult to catch up with friends.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

We had reservations so that worked great and our server was very attentive. However, my food was cold and not all that good. I had eaten at another location previously and it was great there so I was surprised by the food quality at this location. It was a busy Saturday night though; perhaps during a slower time, it would have been better.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 17, 2017

The food was absolutely marvelous. The chips and salsa where exceptional. Chips where thin and light and the salsa was of the chipotle variety and "smokey ". The enchiladas were among the best that I have eaten anywhere. The service was not bad but placing our drink order or getting refills or even ordering seemed a little slow. Once the order was in, the food was delivered promptly. Despite service being a little slow, I would recommend.....simply an amazing meal.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Meso Maya is a big restaurant in rooms with dramatic high ceilings. It has a pleasing buzz when crowded. The service was energetic and (mostly) usefully directive. The guacamole was good, although I like those restaurants that make it on the table for maximum freshness. The ceviche was appropriately zingy. The mains were ok without being really memorable. They were a little bland when you really want the spice and freshness to come through.

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

First time we all went to Meso Maya. Food was great, service even better. The waiter would always check up on us to see if everything was good or if we needed anything else. Will definitely go again for any other occasion.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Hospitable staff--a complimentary taste of the guacamole for our first time there, even! Excellent, authentic Mexican food.

Tags: People Watching
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 16, 2017

This place puts to shame every Mexican restaurant I have tried in my home state of California. The service and delivery of food to your table is seemingly instantaneous, and it's worth the nonexistent wait! I am a devotee of pozole and try it everywhere I travel, including New Mexico, and the pozole verde here was the BEST I have ever had. Wowee. Our main dishes were great, and notably even the accompanying rice and beans were excellent instead of the usual throw-aways. We made an Opentable reservation and were seated immediately while a crowd of folks were waiting outside, so use OT here and show up on time.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Fun, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

Loved what the server had recommended! Will deff come back!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Took 30 minutes to get seated even with a reservation and asking 3 times. Finally put two tables together for us. Food was good but service was erratic.

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great experience! Nice ambiance. Casual but lots of attention to detail. Tasty food with lots love and very speedy service!

Tags: Quick Bite, Casual, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Business Meals
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Out of town guests

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 10, 2017

A great way to start is with the flavorful salsa and chips delivered direct to your table. Skip the guac as it's pretty basic and could use a little heat. For a drink with a kick, try la Novela. El Pastor (white sea bass) is uneventful. Instead opt for the Del Mar enchiladas, a unique combination of lobster, adobo shrimp, with avocado. This restaurant gets really crowded at prime times. Even though we had a reservation, we stood at the door waiting for 20 minutes before being seated.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Took nearly an hour to get seated (7pm reservation...seated around 8pm). Service was slow and it appeared that they were way overbooked.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Meso Maya was rated #2 on Trip Advisor; it did not disappoint. All of the meals were delicious.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Glad I made reservations! It was a busy lunch hour and we were seated promptly. Food was very tasty and well prepared. Server was attentive and courteous.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

This is one of our favorite places to go for work lunches. The food is always good and I love their smoky salsa and avocado margaritas.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Spicy, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

Was glad we used Open Table. We arrived and the place was jumping. We got seated immediately!
Food and service very good and prices reasonable. Recommend!

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 6, 2017

We enjoyed the quaintness of the restaurant and the service ( incredible menu description by our waiter. ) The food was served hot , well plated and delicious. The desserts were incredibke. Would add espressi or cappucino for the total experience.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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