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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.

11909 Preston Rd
Suite 1426
Dallas, TX 75230
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Mexican, Contemporary Mexican

Hours of Operation:
Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm;
Monday-Saturday: 11:00am - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Forest Lane

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(469) 726-4390

Website:
http://www.mesomaya.com/

Executive Chef:
Nico Sanchez

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

Additional:
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

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4
3
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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (33)
Neighborhood Gem (29)
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Creative Cuisine (24)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Good for a Date (17)
Great for Lunch (17)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Fun (14)
Good for Groups (12)
Kid-friendly (11)
Special Occasion (11)
Business Meals (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Worth the Drive (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Healthy (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
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Cozy (3)
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Tapas (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Disabled Access (2)
People Watching (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
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 (Dallas)·Dined 3 days ago

Once again we had a wonderful dinner with delicious food and drinks, along with terrific service by Carla ! Thank you

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Dallas)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Fun
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 (Dallas)·Dined 6 days ago

We love this restaurant because it’s pretty easy to get a reservation, the food is consistently good, the management is very friendly.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Seasonal, Great for Lunch
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 (Dallas)·Dined 7 days ago

Great wait staff, food was fresh, drinks worth the price

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, People Watching
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 (Dallas)·Dined 7 days ago

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.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 10, 2018

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 !!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Comfort Food, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on January 7, 2018

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.

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

The food was great and so was our server. Highly recommend!!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 6, 2018

I love any place my girlfriend loves and mine really loves this place. And, she lets me know it!!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Casual
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·Dined on January 5, 2018

We were really looking forward to trying out this restaurant, but my steak was almost unchewable, and the Brussel sprouts, the tasty, or wait to oily.

Tags: Hot Spot, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 5, 2018

We visited this restaurant with our daughter who we were helping to relocate to the area. Food was great. We were very happy to stumble upon this place and will be back when we return to visit.

Tags: Cozy, Tapas, Casual
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

Expensive for the quality of food received. Not returning. Ruined my birthday.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on January 1, 2018

I always love MesoMaya on Forest. This experience was slightly lackluster with slow service. It was NYE so I give the team a pass. The food was terrific. Budin Azteca is a must.

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour, Tapas, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

The hostess seemed somewhat annoyed with our arrival. The wait staff, on the other hand was excellent. The menu is interesting and varied, but our food arrived cold. It was a disappointing experience.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Always good - service and food excellent and we enjoyed our waitperson!! Highly recommend!

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Authentic
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Service was very disorganized. Appetizers arrived at table before drinks. Main entrees all had to be sent back as they were cold. After they were brought back, they were tepid at best. Very disappointing.

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·Dined on December 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Always good!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Our waiter (can't remember his name) was extremely helpful and nice - even tho WE made a few mistakes. We all LOVED the food and service.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 15, 2017

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.

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·Dined on December 14, 2017

Food was great but the ladies at the front were cranky and bossy. Service was not good either.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Enjoyed the room, our seating, our waiter Jose, the choices and the food. Will return soon

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Way too loud at times for a business lunch meeting.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Feels like a neighborhood restaurant yet it’s always gourmet food. One can even find “healthy” choices on the menu. It’s most enjoyable to share the delicious queso, chips and salsa and to indulge in your own “stack”—-my favorite is the vegetable.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 6, 2017

The food was excellent! I enjoyed the energy of the restaurant and will visit again.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 1, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

The place is a staple for me. The food is always really good and the service is top notch. The value for your dollar is amazing

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 28, 2017

I love this place. At lunchtime I am in and out in less than 1 hour.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Delicious food. Love the guacamole! Rather noisy, but fun place to dine.

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 26, 2017

This restaurant is my all time favorite Mexican food in Dallas. The beet salad and budin are a must, as well as the elote! The avocado margarita is amazing as well. Great every time I go!

Tags: Healthy, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Food and service were excellent as usual. Brisket enchiladas are the best in town.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Casual
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

My knitting group came and none of them had been there before and they were all completely satisfied. They plan to come back.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The service started out slow but improved after a slow start. The pork chop was tasty but a bit tough.
The queso is fantastic.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great experience! Great service!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 9, 2017

We enjoyed another wonderful dining experience with awesome food and drinks, and excellent service provided by Carla. Thanks so much as always !

Tags: Fun, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Margaritas and food were excellent. Service was also great. One of our favorite places to ear.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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