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About Meso Maya - Preston Forest
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.
Dallas, TX 75230
Mexican, Contemporary Mexican
Hours of Operation:
Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm;
Monday-Saturday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Private Party Contact:
Daniel Miranda: (214) 336-2275
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Meso Maya - Preston Forest Ratings and Reviews
First, this is NOT Tex-Mex food. It is great food from the interior of Mexico though. You won't find fajitas or Spanish rice - they serve white rice with very tasty black beans - and their sauce that they serve with chips is not very spicy nor tomato based but it is wonderful. My 2 1/2 year old granddaughter loved it as did I. We had the pozole verde (green chicken soup), camarones (shrimp tacos), carne asada (steak), del mar (lobster, shrimp, avocado, and cheese), and salmon de coco (salmon with coconut rice.) It was all wonderful. This was our first time but it came with recommendations from our family. We will be back even though it is a long way from where we live.
Second, the noise level depends on where you get seated. Initially we were seated in the front of the restaurant right next to a very large party with several out of control small children. The noise was incredible. We asked to be moved and they were very gracious and understanding and moved us into the restaurant proper where the noise level was much, much lower. It was wonderful.
Third, be sure to stop at the entrance and watch the kitchen, all of which is visible. While all of the cooks were very busy they all took time to smile and interact with my granddaughter. The wait staff were very friendly and informative about their food.
All in all (except for the initial seating) this was an exceptional evening.
Well to start we asked for a booth because my back does not tolerate chairs well and the lady sets us at a table with chairs. Could not understand the waiter very well. My food well the steal tips were very chewy, the pork was mostly fat that was fried, the potatoes in my food were crunchy and not cooked very well and the dish was suppose to have black beans in it and it had lime 3 of them in there and the cheese was barely melted. It was our first time there and it was a very disappointing experience to say the least. For what we paid for the food to the portion was a bit high. Not sure what happens but we were disappointed since we drove from Fort Worth to eat here by reading the reviews.
Once again we enjoyed a wonderful evening with delicious food and drinks, along with fabulous service. Our waiter (sorry forgot his name) was ready for us and he just confirmed that we wanted our "usual" dinners and drinks which was awesome! We love the food and the staff which is why we keep coming back. Thank you !!!!
Mesa Maya is always great food at a reasonable price. It is more upscale Mexico versus Tex-Mex food with more steak and seafood entrees. Using Open Table makes a difference because there is always a line on the weekends, but reservations are seated on time. Start with the Queso Fundido, which is a melted cheese with either vegetables or Chorizo, that are served with flour tortillas. My favorite dish is the Carne Asada, which I get medium rare. The steak quality is very good for the price realizing that it is flank steak similar to fajita meat. The wine list is not large, but the wines are well selected. The specialty drinks are very good also.
We loved Mesomaya for our Christmas Eve dinner. I have dined at Mesomaya several times at the downtown location and wasn't sure what to expect at Preston Forest-- and I have to say I really have nothing negative to say about our experience! Delicious and interesting food, pleasant service, and cheerful surroundings.
We enjoyed our experience! Great drinks, yummy appetizers, amazing entrees and delicious desserts. Topped it all of with a Mexican coffee! The waiter was very attentive to our table and very friendly. Although I enjoyed everything we ordered, the sweet corn tamal was my favorite.
Took 10 people from my office for a holiday/thank you lunch - were seated at back in noisy and cold area. When 3 of my guests were arriving late because of a mtg, we were asked to reduce our table with the inference they weren’t coming. Ordering was delayed - guests arrived and had to add back seats - just felt uncomfortable and as if we were a problem for mgmnt.
Meso Maya is quickly becoming one of our favorite restaurants. The service is great, very courteous and helpful wait staff. I have several dietary restrictions, and the waiter was able to help me identify various options on the menu. The check is always divided or separated without having to request it. The cochinita pibil is my recommendation along with any of their mezcal.
Great ambiance and service. We were here for lunch so everyone had a salad with chicken or salmon and everyone loved their dish. We had a U-shaped booth and those are always hard to get into and this one was no exception. Besides the wait staff, 2 managers stopped by at different times to check on us to ensure everything was as we needed.
The restaurant is large inside and the bar area was inviting. I look forward to coming here again.
Warm, inviting local Mexican restaurant. Everything you want from a neighborhood favorite. Food is different and delicious. Try the Sopa Posole Verde. A bowl with a small salad is a meal.
Yum. Also try a margarita with Casa Amigo tequila. George Clooney created this lovely caramel finish tequila. Ask for Anejo. We’ll see you there.
The Hostess staff took too long to acknowledge my presence. Other than that the service we received was absolutely top notch and passionate! Our waiter loves the restaurant, the food and his patrons. It was truly one of the best dining experiences I’ve ever had. We were also treated especially as first time diners. They really couldn’t have done anything further to make our experience more special!
The cocktails are well thought out. The food is delicious. I️ have a feeling that you couldn’t go wrong with any choice from the menu!
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