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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

5
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3
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Birthdays (21)
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Good for a Date (18)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Good for Groups (14)
Special Occasion (13)
Business Meals (13)
Fun (12)
Hot Spot (10)
Kid-friendly (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Worth the Drive (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Healthy (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
People Watching (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
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Cozy (3)
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Tapas (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Local Ingredients (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Romantic (2)
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Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Everything was great food was great and the service was great

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 3 days ago

I did not feel the food was that good this time around. It also was not that busy but the service was poor. I am not going back there.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined 3 days ago

Valentine’s Day.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We love the food and service. It was really noisy this time and our meal was disturbed by a woman at the next table who did not know how to use her inside voice. Not the restaurant’s fault but we’ll come next time at a less popular hour

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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Service slower than usual but everything else great!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Love the chicken & vegetables soup!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Once again we had another awesome dining experience with delicious food and drinks, complemented by wonderful service provided by both Christian and Adolpho !
This is why we keep coming back every week and thank you !!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We go here at least every 9-10 days and have been pleased with the margaritas and entrees. Personally, we have seen the clientele change in the last few visits and are not happy with it. We know it's not the fault of the restaurant, but we prefer a more mature dining experience. We will probably be dining elsewhere in the future.

Tags: Casual
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 (Austin)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Great food and terrific service. Very knowledgable waitress

Tags: Authentic, People Watching
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

This restaurant is fantastic! The service, food and management were all top notch. highly recommend.

Tags: Quick Bite, Tapas, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Romantic, Fun, Spicy, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 31, 2018

We had another wonderful dining experience with delicious food and drinks, and outstanding service provided by Martin and Adolpho ! We just love coming there every week...Thank You !

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We snuck in here for a Saturday night date and were met with a very welcoming team of hosts, and then had a lovely meal (amazing Carne Asada...don't forget the plantains), with attentive service with a smile. We will certainly be back!

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Amarillo)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Eric was a fantastic waiter! Our margaritas were delicious. Queso & guacamole were yummy with the warm chips & roasted salsa. Dinner was adequate in portion, served hot & timely. It is a loud atmosphere, several large groups.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 24, 2018

As usual we enjoyed a wonderful evening with delicious food and drinks, as well as superb service provided by Carlos. We enjoy coming every week because everything is always great !!
Thank you

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Recently had lunch here for a business meeting. I've been here a number of times and it's always a great meal. They have, in my opinion the best guacamole of any Mexican restaurant in the area, so much that I wasn't a fan of guacamole until I had it here.

Highly recommend it and will definitely be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Very good brunch items and ambience for conversation

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 19, 2018

The service was terrible. They were so harried to get us out of there. We wanted to split a large steak-they did not split it and then when we asked for an additional plate they were in such a hurry they slung it and it crashed on the floor and broke. We had to ask for silverware and water. This hs been one of our favorite spots but we will think twice about returning

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Food was excellent. Salmon and pork chop were exceptional entrees. The shrimp tacos were good but had hardly any shrimp in them. Service was friendly but way too slow; especially getting drinks from the bar. Swirl margarita was very good but the margaritas on the rocks were too sour tasting.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 17, 2018

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 on January 14, 2018

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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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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 on January 13, 2018

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 on January 13, 2018

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 6, 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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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 6, 2018

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

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 5, 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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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 4, 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 4, 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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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 2, 2018

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

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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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 (London)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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 29, 2017

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

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 24, 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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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 24, 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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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 16, 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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 (Dallas)·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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