Meso Maya - Preston Forest

4.7
1233 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1233 people are saying
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vipFabulousfood
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EVERYTHING was wonderful as always! Great Neighborhood restaurant. Servers were very personable and efficient!! Food was terrific as always. I will definitely recommend to friends!!

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vipShanitaI
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service is always amazing! I LOVE their coconut rice, it’s so good!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Server was very off his game.

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ErikH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and always great food. The brisket enchiladas are awesome!

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vipPattyB
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently delicious! Best salsa in town!!!

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vipJoanJ
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Olympia was an excellent server. We all enjoyed our lunch.

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ChristiA
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Food and Service were outstanding as always! Never disappointed!

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vipPattyB
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good and service always....

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vipwendym
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food is consistently good.

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SirAguilar
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Luis was our server and he was excellent with his mannerism and professionalism. The food was superb and the atmosphere was amazing. Well be returning again soon.

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RonW
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I've always loved this restaurant. It exudes Latin American class and there's no annoying mariachi background music. Excellent salsa, and the chips are the third best in Dallas. Desert menu is too limited (no Tres Leches cake or Helado), and when we were there, no guacamole. Tortillas are hand-made and the mole is the best I've tasted. Highly recommended!

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Vic87
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love all the Meso Maya locations but this one is by far our favorite. Drinks are typically great this time they were ok. Our one recommendation to anyone that ever asks is their Carne Asada the absolute best!!!!

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vipTracyN
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was very accomodating and friendly.

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vipFatManLikes2Eat
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Mesomaya never disappoints! If you’re looking for fajitas or TexMex, this isn’t the place. But if you’re looking for amazing REAL Mexican flavors, this place nails it! The mole is amazing. The margaritas are badass. And the service is always top notch. Love this place.

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vipCoryH
Dallas
24 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

We visited on Friday night. We ordered cocktails first which took 10 minutes to be served. When the server delivered our cocktails we ordered a queso poblano as an app then placed our main course order. My wife wanted Pazzoli as her main. We asked for some soft corn tortillas. We had to ask three times before we got them. During this time they tried to serve my wife’s soup three times. We asked if we get all our mains at the same time and after we finished our queso and tortillas. It was obvious that my dinner sat in the window. I had the Brisket Reno, the rice had soaked up the sauce the chili pepper was flat and soggy. No one ever came to check on us, probably could have sold more drinks to us FYI. I didn’t eat my dinner. We paid our tab, I thought at some point the server would notice I didn’t eat and ask if something was wrong, she never did. When I signed cc voucher I told her mine was awful. She said “I’ll tell the kitchen”. I interviewed with Mr Karns before the place opened, we taste tested Margaritas and various dishes, I didn’t get the job but I’ve always respected Mike because I saw his vision for Meso during that interview and Friday night was not it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and drinks and wonderful service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

I don’t know what happened. Maybe the pandemic really put a strain on the overhead and they had to make sacrifices. Either way I feel like everything has been taken down a notch. I’ve been to meso maya probably 30 times over the years. This one at least 10-15.

My wife and I love the budín azteca so we order it most times. The other day we had the chicken and it was unreasonably spicy. It’s not a spicy dish and never has been. The chicken was burnt and I got a few tendons in bites as well. The salsa for the chips was also overly spicy and had something in it that kept getting stuck in our teeth. Something not chewable with a string like consistency like maybe a part of the vegetable that wasn’t supposed to be in there? The ambiance was different. It was much brighter than it used to be and didn’t have the same “classy” feel. The bartender was not busy at all and wasn’t making any drinks. I watched him and it still took him around 10 min to start on ours. (It wasn’t super busy). Even the bathroom seemed like it got less attention than it used to.

Maybe everyone has become complacent? I get it’s less busy and I hate that for the restaurant industry. I want them to survive. But I still go to other Mexican food places and they haven’t changed the quality/service/vibe so I don’t get it here. If a manager asked how our visit was going, I probably would have told them. However, we generally don’t like to complain and it wasn’t bad enough to return the food. Everyone can have an off day and I hope that’s all it was here.

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richardj
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was good. The waitress was awesome. And it was clean. I can not say the same about Mi Cocina

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Strive45
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday Brunch-great drinks, service fantastic and mostly the food is always spot on!!

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SharonM
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I usually suggest and meet friends for lunch at Meso Maya. During this pandemic, Meso Maya is the restaurant I often suggest because the staff appears to follow all the safety guidelines. It's a popular place to meet for lunch or dinner where the staff is always friendly and courteous. We recently celebrated a birthday and everyone enjoyed their meal very much. Can't wait to come back again!

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vipeater
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and friendly people. Brunch is the best!

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vipGeorge53
Dallas
95 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meso Maya always is a pleasure. They always greet me and thank us when we leave. Food is always top notch as is service. Your competitors always fall short.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. We always enjoy eating there.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Cold food, slow service

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vipKentS
Jackson Hole
87 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good experience but they need to turn the bright lights down. They hinder the atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ciro was our waiter and did an excellent job of welcoming and serving us. The meals here are always delicious! My favorite is the carne asada - such a lovely combination of tastes and textures. The Mesquite-smoked taste of the meat, combined with the tang of the arugula with dressing, the creamy black beans and the satisfying corn tamal are wonderful! I could eat this meal every single day! We always look forward to eating at this Meso Maya.

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vipFoodiwExtraordinare
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

It was ok but not up to par. The quest was not melted nor hot. Dinner was good but not hot!!

We really are fond of these folks! We were glad to see them busier and lots of good food going out the door for takeout too!!

Extraordinary times! Their past history of excellence will keep us coming back!!!!!

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MaliaM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, the food was delicious and the restaurant was quiet.

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IssacD
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful. Now they have a mariachi band and since we were celebrating a birthday they came by and sang happy birthday. What a great experience, Fernando was amazing as he kept up with food being delivered and checking up on us and other tables, as well as Gabby! Overall it was great and everyone was hard at work. Thank you!

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Mercy
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent, the food was great, I love the chicken soup. The music is a little loud, it could be Latin music but softer

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vipJohnJ
Dallas
102 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Off lunch. Typically has been better. Never brought our guacamole appetizer. Service was ok and apologetic. Brisket Enchiladas were dry. Beans very good. Serrano enchiladas were just ok.

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DebyS
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great from start to finish

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CherylC
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. Very nice experience ! Can’t wait to come back !

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Erick
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I like this restaurant and go there often, never had any bad experience and this one time there was a minor issue that they were able to fix, the menu is outdated and one of the items I ordered had an item that was not served and when I asked for it I was told that was the previous version of the menu item, the waiter talked to the manager and they made it for me, and was told they will make sure the menu is updated to avoid future confusion.

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vipJeffreyC
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff. Great food. We always go back.

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AnnW
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Decided to eat on a patio on the hottest day of the year. Fortunately the tables indoors were well separated and we felt very comfortable indoors! Great food and tasty margaritas.

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Kinney
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Manager and food server were attentive to my customer needs. I will be back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meso Maya Preston Forest is consistently great. From the minute we walk in the door to the arrival of the meal to the goodbyes afterward, it’s pure joy. Fernando and his staff provide delicious food and wonderful service. My husband and I always look forward to date nights here. Five stars!

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vipFoodiegirl
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server did a great job!

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Khann
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best restaurant we have been to in a while. The food was amazing...best margaritas, and service impeccable. Will go back for sure and spread the word!

FAQs

Meso Maya - Preston Forest does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Meso Maya - Preston Forest is rated 4.7 stars by 1233 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.