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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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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (54)
Good for a Date (46)
Fun (42)
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Creative Cuisine (40)
Great for Outdoor Dining (36)
Good for Groups (34)
Casual (33)
Hot Spot (33)
Fit for Foodies (30)
Special Occasion (29)
Handcrafted Cocktails (25)
Worth the Drive (24)
Business Meals (23)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Great for Lunch (21)
People Watching (20)
Spicy (20)
Vibrant Bar Scene (17)
Comfort Food (16)
Happy Hour (16)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Late-night Find (11)
Local Ingredients (10)
Romantic (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Cozy (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Seasonal (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Great for Brunch (4)
Healthy (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Live Sports (2)
Great Beer (1)
Organic (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Scenic View (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Chicago)·Dined a day ago

Excellent food. Great ambiance.

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·Dined 2 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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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 (Central Coast)·Dined 5 days ago

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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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great enchiladas!

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Awesome place. We eat here whenever we are in town... Can’t wait to get back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Good for Groups
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Pablo, our Waiter was outstanding and the food was delish! Pablo recommended the bone-in pork chop which was the best I think I've ever had! Very nice experience and very enjoyable for the group!
Thank you!

Tags: People Watching, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 4, 2017

It was great to have our party there. They were very accommodating. But it was super busy so service was not the best. It took a while to get someone's attention when we needed something.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Drinks were good and we really like the chips and salsa. Food is bland. Had chicken and steak street tacos and didn’t think either were good. White rice is bland and beans desperately needed salt.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

Fantastic. Highly recommended. Great Margaritas! And try the enchiladas.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Ate here with 3 other business folks. Service was very good and the food was fantastic. Very authentic Mexican and great margaritas as well. I would recommend and their salsa is incredible!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

Great food and fantastic service. Restaurant could use a little more sound dampening as I found it a little difficult to hear table conversation at times.

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Great for Lunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The service was impeccable. Our server bent over backwards for minute requests and suggested alternatives as well. She was very gracious, kind and competent.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Overall service was great. I would describe the food as Mexican with a modern twist. I ordered the fajita plate and it was delicious. The skirt steak was very juicy and flavorful. I am a big foodie person and can be very picky when it comes to restaurants. This one though... AMAZING!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (Nashville)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Amazing food! Gourmet Mexican. The margaritas are the best!

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Friday night was hopping - the line stretched outside! Make reservations! Food was delicious (save room for dessert!). Wait staff are still learning - they seemed overwhelmed with the crowd, which is 100% understandable!

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

Love the corn tamales, so good. I’m not a huge fan of the queso though, the cheese was hard within 3-4 minutes and made it hard to scoop with a chip. Overall a great meal and we’ll be back soon.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 23, 2017

I had been in 2016, and I remembered the food being much better. I believe I had had a special that time. This time, I had the bass, which was fine. My mango mangria was really good. Chips were fresh but not tasty, which is a good thing for the waist line

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

The food was great as always, but the host(ess) was a bit rude and came across as I was a "bother" to check in. Additionally, I have always felt and continue to feel this place is way over priced, but yet I still return on a semi regular basis for the food. To loud, feel rushed and unappreciated, but if you don't care about the cost and service, the food is well worth it.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Authentic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Had a gathering of in and out-of-town friends last Saturday evening and Meso Maya delivered a fun evening! We had requested a table on the patio via our Open Table reservation and they definitely fulfilled our request - we had the perfect table in an area of the patio which was quieter and allowed us to be part of the crowd, but still be able to hear! The food and drinks wee great, as always, and our server (Israel) was wonderful - attentive and helpful. Overall great evening and we'll continue to bring friends here.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

I'd been here before back before they expanded (I believe there is another restaurant open in Lakewood and two more in the works). Back then, it felt like a unique experience and the food looked and tasted unique. But like all chain restaurants, the quality seems to go by the wayside in favor of expansion and profits. I get it, but it's unfortunate. We definitely saw a significant difference in how we were greeted, seated and served and in the quality of the food. Too bad.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Enjoyed a great lunch and a perfect avocado margarita at this location. Oliver our server gave us a nice history of the restaurant and gave us perfect recommendations.
The manager came by and welcomed us to the restaurant with a nice surprise of guacamole in a soft taco shell...delish! I enjoyed the vegetable enchilades and a side of plaintains

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Meso Maya was a great experience. Judging from the large crowd, we knew we made a great choice before we went in. Food and service were excellent. It is not a place to go for a quiet dinner (there was a flurry of activity and lots of conversation), but if you are looking for some great Tex-Mex (with an emphasis on Mex), this is the place to go.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2017

It is bit noisy and can be bit cramped but the food and drinks are top notch

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Spicy, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New England)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Great service! The chicharonnes are amazing!

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 (Austin)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We were visiting Dallas for the weekend and found this restaurant based on reviews. It was amazing. Food was top notch. Service was on point. And the patio had a great vibe. Highly recommend!

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Work meeting

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