Meso Maya - Preston Forest

4.7
1248 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 1248 people are saying
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JordanM
Dallas
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Wanted to have a nice Mexican food dinner while my father was in town. Overall a great meal, tasty food as always, and easy to make a reservation.

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vipArleenH
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was terrific. It was Cinco de Mayo so it was pretty crowded and loud. This was my first time but I will be coming back.

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Naren1
Little Rock
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience3

From out of town

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The salsa was different. Our waitress told us a new person made the salsa that day. It wasn’t bad but clearly not their normal recipe. Waitress was not very good or attentive. Love this restaurant but would choose a different location in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

I went to celebrate my birthday with my family, the food was delicious but it was so busy that we werent given normal service. the waitress did the best she could but i would recommend having more people helping. we didnt get to order our food right away and had to wait a while since the waitress was running around helping all the other tables. we didnt get our silverware until after we got our food and had to wait 5 minutes before we could start eating. we ordered some drinks and it took over 10 minutes to get. we werent offered a dessert and we were hoping to get to celebrate my birthday but decided not to because it was taking too long.
i know it wasnt the waitress’ fault but it did damper the evenening.

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Bradyville
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always.

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vipFresco3
Dallas
74 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Meso Maya is always reliable and delicious. Cesar, our server, was attentive and lovely.

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ElizabethC
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got seating right away and the food, drink and service were great!

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vipWendy
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love your vibe! Keep on being badass! You're the ream MVP!!!

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vipDallasDiner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Love the lunch special but next time will try beet salad my friend ordered. Delicious and unique. Can’t go wring with pozole soup. Yum.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ladies tennis lunch. Great food!

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vipFabulousfood
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
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
4 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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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Server was very off his game.

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ErikH
San Francisco
2 reviews
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
37 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
37 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
10 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
97 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
11 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
89 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!

FAQs

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

Meso Maya - Preston Forest is rated 4.7 stars by 1248 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.