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La Mesa, Galloway, NJ

La Mesa

4.4
4.4
90 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mexican
Upscale Tequila & Taco Bar featuring premium cocktails and spirits

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2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 3 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Spanish

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (609) 757-9977

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

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What 90 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Atlantic City / South Jersey Shore

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Atlantic City

    Hot Spot

  • Atlantic City

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. n

    nevercooksontheweekends

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was very good. Drinks were as well. Homemade tortilla chips were the bomb. Service was good as well.
  2. l

    loretta

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing! A little spicy but wonderful flavor. Will definitely be back soon!
  3. JK

    JamesK

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service was great with Brandee. Noise level was moderate. Wasn’t expecting a lot of heat from my enchilada dish but it was tasty and glad to have my beverage! We would return again.
  4. CB

    ChristinaB

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love it at La Mesa. Such a great spot in Galloway
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    This was our second time dining here. My husband ordered the steak tacos and beef empanadas which he enjoyed. I ordered birria tacos and a side of rice and beans. The rice and beans were good, but they brought it out 10 min BEFORE my meal. The birria tacos were OK, but much better the time before we dined. (Tacos were barely warm so that may be the reason they were just "ok". )Service was good. And so was the ambiance.
  6. JH

    JoyH

    Atlantic City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server was spectacular, the food was outstanding but it was loud! The music was loud so people talked loud.
  7. J

    Joxxxx

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Really like going here! A bit too noisy and maybe a bit expensive, but overall great to have this restaurant in our area to enjoy!! Love the Mexican Street Corn!! Would like to see more seafood dishes and burritos offered.
  8. B

    Beth

    Atlantic City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our recent dining experience at La Mesa was incredible. Our server Mike was very good, attentive, and knew the menu very well. I had the spicy cucumber margarita that was delicious and the chicken mole enchiladas which were also delicious. The mole was better than most places and tasted very authentic. I also love the music and vibes of this restaurant. Can’t wait to go back and also try their happy hour!
  9. P

    Paolo

    London

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Still early, but it will be a success. Very fast service and large portions. Feels a little rushed.
  10. s

    soniay

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you Brittaney for the excellent service you gave us ! See you soon :)
  11. LC

    LindaC

    Philadelphia

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is amazing! Atmosphere is great!
  12. SB

    SteveB

    Atlantic City

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Just too dark and too loud. Service was not good. Ordered appetisers and entrees - all came out at the same time - our small table was loaded. When we asked why it didn’t come as two separate courses the waiter said ‘that’s how we do it here’. And we watched tables before and after us get appetisers well before entrees. Waiter didn’t own his obvious mistake. Everything seemed hurried. Empanadas were undercooked and tasteless; rice was hard. Steak fajitas were very tasty; chorizo meatballs nice; salmon was good but needed more of the sauce. Drinks were ok - little bit pricy for what they were. Overall a disappointing experience.
  13. a

    angelinazoomazooma

    Atlantic City

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A new favorite spot of mine. Food and drinks are excellent. Great service....very accommodating. Loved our server, Brandy.
  14. k

    kellyc

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food Handmade tortillas Excellent chips Excellent taco selection Great service
  15. TR

    TaenaR

    Atlantic City

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Service was excellent! Food came out super fast ! Our seafood ceviche was good more scallops then anything else. Steak tacos was good! Shrimp tacos were my least favorite thing! U can tell the shrimp is coming out a frozen bag and not fresh! It was also sweet and didn’t blend well with there coleslaw ! I thought reading the description it was regular coleslaw but it wasn’t !! Music was very loud couldn’t even have a conversation with my husband who was less then 6ft away bc it was so loud ! Over all was a good experience just not something I would go to on a regular bases !!
  16. D

    Dawn

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service I would recommend this place
  17. J

    Julie

    Atlantic City

    23 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience2
    This is my second time coming here and I was very, very disappointed. The first time was ok, mainly had drinks and one fish dish that was outstanding but no longer in the menu. Our waiter Johnny was the saving grace. The ceviche legit tasted like old, hardened seafood in AMERICAN ketchupy salsa. Carnitas tacos were sickenly sweet and the guacamole tasted like it was made with maple syrup. I couldn’t believe they actually served that. Mexican food isn’t that hard to do but… wow we were completely underwhelmed. Drinks were ok, but they didn’t even have what we wanted. I probably would never recommend this place.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Not what I expected. Loud and dark inside. High top was tiny for holding all the food and drinks. Food was okay. Came out very quick but separately. Wanted to try it out but won’t go out of my way for it. Seems pricey as well.
  19. RB

    RachelB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Music was way to loud I could not hear anyone at my table or the waitress. She could hear us either. Asked for Margarita..I received a Mojito. Asked for beans got rice.
  20. DB

    DawnB

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and drinks!
  21. JM

    JanisM

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Mexican food I’ve had in years. The mole was as good as homemade in Mexico. Only thing was music was too loud to talk over. But, we’ll be back.
  22. MG

    MarvellaG

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and the staff was very friendly. We will definitely be going back.
  23. SH

    ShirleyH

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The restaurant was very good. Our server Adrian was very helpful and courteous. I wasn’t happy with the noise level and the music playing it was too loud
  24. WG

    WarrenG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Drinks were spot on, street corn was the highlight of the meal to go along with the guac trio and the chorizo tacos which needed some hot sauce
  25. R

    Racki

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Had a reservation but waited over a hour for a table … they are fairly new so I give them a break because they are NEW. Wait i we service wa a bad we had to ask for water for Our table of 6 ppl. They brought out a small plate of chips and dip for a large party and it wasn’t adequate enough for that size of a party. The food was bland the rice tasted like it came out of a box. Not authentic Spanish rice. The barria tacos tasted like roast beef wrapped in a soggy taco shell. You couldn’t taste the cilantro or onions on the tacos. Bang bang shrimp was ok. Drinks were good ! Ambiance was great but it’s way too dark in there we had to pull flashlights on our phones to read menu. Pass on the dessert not worth it. Again not made well. Overall the place has some Growing to do of course but it’s not bad I just wouldn’t go for the food the bar YES the food NO!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Need to expand. Menu
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    food and service was great. a little pricy but it was worth it. i went on cinco de mayo and was sat less than 10 minutes after my scheduled reservation
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious,the atmosphere was amazing and we like the vibe.good food, great service great atmosphere.
  29. N

    Nikki

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I had an amazing experience at La Mesa for Cinco de Mayo. I will certainly be back.
  30. MF

    MaraF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance we had a really nice time for 5 de Mayo party
  31. YP

    YaritzaP

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and drinks. Fantastic service and ambience. Will definitely recommend.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful time with friends. The food and atmosphere were amazing. It was loud due to it being Cinco de Mayo. All the food and drinks came out in a timely manner
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food was good and service was fast. The ambiance was too loud for my taste.
  34. CM

    CynthiaM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    The drinks were so amazing,great atmosphere. I will definitely be back!
  35. JG

    JohnG

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Johnny, our server, was awesome. He was friendly and attentive, making us feel welcome. The food was fantastic, and the drinks were top-tier. We went for my husband’s birthday, and he was wished a happy birthday by Johnny and the hostess. We also loved the atmosphere. We will be back soon.
  36. FK

    FriedaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had reservations and were seated immediately. Our server was very sweet and attentive. This was our second visit since they opened and the food was delicious both times.
  37. LL

    LeslieL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I loved the restaurant’s environment ❤️ Food was great! It will definitely be go to place from now on 💕
  38. B

    Bill

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great new place, service was outstanding, food was great will definitely recommend and be back again!
  39. JZ

    JoanneZ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Everything was very good. It was a little dark but cell phone lights helped read menu.
  40. MM

    MyeshaM

    Caribbean

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I loved the experience. The older hostess did disappoint me the way she left extra silverware on the table and also forgot about my party so we walked in. Besides that, the service was great and so was the food! As much business as they have currently, a bigger place is needed. There were so many people squeezed into a small space.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings

FAQs

La Mesa is rated 4.4 stars by 90 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 3 times today
Google Map for La Mesa

325 E Jimmie Leeds Rd, Galloway, NJ 08205-4126

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Galloway

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Spanish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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