Meso Maya - Preston Forest

4.6
994 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
MesoMaya, Comida y Copas, is located at the northwest corner of Preston Road and Forest Lane. This premiere location offers fresh, bold and earthy flavors of authentic interior Mexican cuisine and traditions inspired by the natural wisdom of Chef Nico Sanchez.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mexican, Contemporary Mexican
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Hours of operation
Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm;
Monday-Saturday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(469) 726-4390
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Nico Sanchez
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Private party facilities
El Rincon - Nestled in the back, secluded from the main dining area, EL RINCON FEATURES cozy banquettes and warm dark wood; will accommodate up to 40 seated guests.
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Private party contact
Daniel Miranda: (214) 336-2275
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Cross street
Forest Lane
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 994 People Are Saying
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JL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

The shrimp tacos we ordered came out stone cold, and we seemed to wait for a long time for our food to arrive.

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BG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing food my wife had been many times and we are always looking for a me u that suits the both of us. The manager Bobby is fantastic stopped by the table and had a very good short and to the point talk with us that wasn't robotic to make sure everything was phenominal.

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K
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This is a good neighorhood place. Lots of good food and fun experience.

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m
Dallas
79 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again we enjoyed a wonderful dining evening with delicious food and drinks, complimented by terrific service. This is why we keep coming back every week and thank you !!!

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HZ
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We always have a great meal at Meso Maya. We have been coming to this restaurant almost since it opened and love the food and atmosphere.

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m
Dallas
80 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed another wonderful dinner once again with fabulous food and drinks, along with terrific service by Adolpho and the waiter whose name I can't remember (sorry). Together they were great ! Thank you !!!

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m
Dallas
80 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed another wonderful dining experience with you again, and as always, both the food and drinks were absolutely delicious ! They were complimented by awesome service provided by Mariel and Adolpho who were terrific ! Thank you

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W
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

The food is always consistently good which is why I suggested it to some friends for a get together. The items we ordered were perfect. But the service was terrible and we had to wait quite a bit for drinks, our dinners, our check, you name it. We were constantly hunting down iurcwsiter. Children were everywhere this particular night and the noise level was high.

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p
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

The food is always good, but this trip saw a bit of an off night. Mine was nearly raw and my wife's camarones tacos were cold...service was super slow. Need to ramp it up guys, there's a ton of great mexican food places in Dallas...

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m
Dallas
80 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a wonderful dining experience once again with delicious food and drinks, along with fabulous service by Jose and Adolpho !! This is why we keep coming back every week...thank you !

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V
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Bad service. We had to wait 15 minutes before a server showed up. That too after reminding the hostess...

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P
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our first time did not disappoint. Brisket enchiladas, guacamole , chips and salsa, pork tacos all were great! Very flavorful.

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CT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My husband and I enjoyed an early Sunday brunch at Meso Maya. We arrived at 11:45am and were quickly seated at the table of our choosing. The waiter immediately brought a basket of chips and salsa to our table. This was slightly disappointing because half of the chips in the basket were neither warm nor fresh! We suspected they may have been left over from the previous evening. But the salsa was so tasty before we knew it we had gobbled up all the chips! For a sweet and savory bite, my husband and I each ordered the Pozole Verde soup and we shared a Mexican French Toast. Both were excellent and the price was right. Looking forward to a return visit.

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CD
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I've yet to have a poor meal at Meso Maya. The chips and salsa (spicy!) are good; the drinks are not weak but neither are they overpowering. The food is piping hot, and service is prompt. Dessert not bad either.

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m
Dallas
51 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love this restaurant.

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OO
Dallas
43 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Lived in Dallas 20 years, first time here. 3 different drinks, two appetizers, 2 different entrees. Service was great. Food was consistently ok, but not exceptional. With a number of other traditional Mexican restaurants in Dallas, this falls in about the middle. Would be willing to come back, but not enthusiastic.

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s
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very good food. Excellent beef, chicken and fish cooked using sous vide technique resulting in incredibly tender, flavorful dishes. Our group of four thought it was excellent. The appetizer we ordered with chorizo was lukewarm and lacking in freshness. Everything else was great!

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OT
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Reservations don’t really work here. This was my second time without the requested table ready. This is better as a drop in place.

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m
Dallas
80 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We once again had a fabulous dining experience with consistently delicious food and drinks, complimented by excellent service from Jose and Adolpho. The newer hostess with glasses does an outstanding job and is a wonderful addition to your team. All of this together is why we keep coming back every single week !
Thank you

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M
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The only thing that we didnt like was that the table was too small and it made it hard for us to fit our plates.

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L
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Meso Maya at preston forrest is the best of all. food is excellent, portions are fair in comparison with other meso maya restaurants. i live 5 minutes away from the new store in Plano, but i still drive to preston forrest in the weekend when i want to eat Mexican food. this past weekend my wife and I were given an excellent care by Mauriel. She is lovely and she was always smiling making our experience even better. i still protest that the churros with goat milk dolce de leche was removed from the menu and i won't eat dessert until it returns. i went to la Ventana and it does not taste the same. thansk

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z
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were in town for SMUs family weekend. We went to this location and it was perfect! We were seated right away..the food was amazing. We loved the Queso but our favorite was the brisket taco! Our waiter was helpful in recommending favorite dishes and drinks! We will definitely go back!

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m
Dallas
80 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had another wonderful dining experience with fabulous food and drinks complemented by awesome service by Maria and Adolpho ! The hostess with the glasses is terrific also and very welcoming. We love coming there every week and thank you !!

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D
Phoenix
47 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A very creative Mexican Restaraunt in a busy market- amongst the best choices.

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a
Dallas
52 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always have had a great meal and service at Meso Maya and this visit was exactly the same, great! Highly recommend!

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OT
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Really good and different. Love the Serrano Enchiladas, Short-Rib Relleno and the chips and salsa.
Can be busy at peak times so make a reservation. Was a little disappointed that it was my BDay and other than the Hostess wishing me Happy when we arrived and when we left, nothing else? Unusual.

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m
Dallas
80 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delightful dining experience once again with delicious food and fabulous drinks, along with awesome service by Oriana and Adolpho ! Thank you for everything and we will be back next week !!

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OT
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was Labor Day so it's typically a really slow day for the restaurant business. Avocado margaritas are unique and flavorful. Don't be scared to give it a shot! Carne Asada and chicken mole enchiladas were delicious. This is authentic Mexican food, not "Tex-Mex". Will continue to come back!

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Had lunch here on a weekend. No wait. Food was not as good as the reviews say. The salsa was good. Overall, this place was ok.

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m
Dallas
80 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a fabulous evening with delicious food and awesome drinks along with fantastic service by Ruben and Adolpho. Thank you

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Doesn’t disappoint for really good and interesting Mexican. Service is fast, friendly, and attentive.

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K
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Food and drinks were Awesome! It was noisy, but not unbearable. Our waiter was ok - I asked for a cup of ice 3 times and he never brought it.

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OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

This is very excellent food with a more complex taste than most Mexican restaurants offer.

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FL
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I have been to Meso Maya many times and have never been disappointed. The service is amazing and the food is always delicious. It is one of our favorite places to eat!!

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m
Dallas
80 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another awesome dining experience with delicious food and drinks along with outstanding service by Lucelina and Adolpho once again. Thank you !!!

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K
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was amazing and the service was great — but I felt they were rushing to turn tables. I will go back

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FG
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

I've been to this location before and it's usually pretty consistent. Downtown has a better energy and end-to-end service, but this location has been solid before. Good this time overall. When your main entrees arrive before the drinks you ordered, not necessarily the best start. Wouldn't mention it if I didn't have a view of the bar, and the fair number of open seats. Coco Salmon was good, as usual.

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MD
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

was running late for Aug 17th 7:15 reservation - started calling at 7:10 - no answer....no answer...no answer.
When we arrived 10 minutes late, we were told that our reservation was given away.
While the phone rang at the check-in location, I asked what their policy is when someone runs late and has no way to let the m know. Worthless conversation with an employee that didn't seem to know how to answer nor how to appear to care. Good food, but not worth the hassle. Do yourself a favor: go to the much more enjoyable Dallas location and forever write this one off - that's what i've done.

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M
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

This location is the best Meso Maya in the metroplex not that we have dined at all of them. Your server Chevo is the best waiter that we have had the pleasure of know over the past two years. He is probably the main reason we dine at this location. We will be seeing you soon.

Milo

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m
Dallas
80 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

This was the first time everything was not great for our weekly dining. Food was still delicious but drinks were awful. We were told that the machine had been down for some reason and was just freezing , and the drinks did not look or taste normal. Service was still good by Lucelena and Adolpho.

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