Mesa Street Grill

4.1
505 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Welcome to Simply Sensational dining. From the first day, our mission has been to provide customers with exceptional cuisine and excellent service in a comfortable and elegant atmosphere. Our goal is and always will be to meet and exceed our customers' expectations.

Opened in 1998, Mesa Street Grill is located in El Paso's University and Medical District, and just a few blocks from downtown. Locally owned and operated, we offer a unique dining venue for the El Paso area. Our professional chefs are all graduates of Professional and/or Cordon Blue Culinary Schools. Our menus change seasonally.

Our dining areas are designed for private and pleasing conversation. Our climate-controlled patio is ideal for toasts of congratulations with business associates, friends and loved ones. Everything about The Mesa Street Grill is designed to enhance your dining experience. Join us for one of your meals and witness our commitment to excellence for yourself.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 505 people are saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
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4.1
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4.2
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73% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
El Paso
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Waiter would forget about our table, took forever to get drinks on the table. Seemed new to the job.

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vipsbss
El Paso
28 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is always perfect and the meal which was timed, was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing costumer service. All waiters & hostess were excepcional. Food was great too. Overall, it was a great experience. I will totally go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It was our first time at Mesa Street Grill. We ordered from the brunch menu and the food was pretty average. The restaurant was not that busy, yet it took a while to get our lunch and it was initially delivered to the wrong table. Based on the great reviews we read about it, I was quite dissatisfied with the food. We will most likely not return.

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DANIELB
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Quality culinary offerings and very good servers. Hostess' are a bit snobbish.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing time! I would highly recommend, thank you for making my daughter's day that much greater!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

There were several gnats around the table and food entire time which was annoying. Service was great. No noise. Food was way overpriced. My steak was extremely raw which I told waiter but ate any way because I didn’t want to wait to fix. One time dinner. Not a place I would return because it’s overpriced and overrated. Best part was the lobster Mac and cheese but I didn’t ever find a piece of lobster in it to eat..

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JosephH
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Good food, nice environment. Definitely worth a visit if in El Paso.

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Yesenia
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food from the appetizers to our main meal, as well as our drinks. The staff was friendly. We are definitely going back.

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vipErikGH
Seattle
110 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wished we lived in El Paso so we could go back regularly. Had a fantastic lunch. Shrimp tacos were the best! The tuna tacos and their presentation were spectacular. Service was spot on.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Happy birthday

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good servers. Good food. Good ambient.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great but was a bit expensive.

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LarryM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

It is a good place from dinner. Kind of old school classy.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server and food was on point.

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CesarD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

We were there for Valentines and there was a large crowd being so loud. We couldn’t even hear each other talk. Very disappointing. It was also very cold in there and not many options for vegetarian.

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JuanS
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The restaurant was freezing, the food was meh, and the waiter who was super nice kept forgetting drinks and food, overall the experience was meh the lobster was flavorless, probably won’t go back especially for Valentine’s.

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OpenTable Diner
El Paso
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife loved the restaurant

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BryanC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and good was great. The server was very attentive of us.

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JessieH
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience1

Sat us in the wrong section. I had reservations for high seating. Server was good. My wife’s meal, pork belly carbonara, was awful. Made her sick. Won’t be returning.

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DAVIDE
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Tables are tiny you'll have enough room for 2 plates and a glass of water and your table is already cluttered. I ordered the rack of lamb medium and got that thing super bloody. Lastly the dessert they are ok nothing to loose your mind over but from the time it took from when we ordered a chocolate cake and a tiramisu it took 20min to get to the table mind you the lack of space from previous plates and drinks. Over hyped over priced , HARD PASS.

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GuillermoM
El Paso
12 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Service was excellent by Ricardo

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GCalibre44
Austin
5 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, good music, fantastic drinks

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vipNYCtoELP
El Paso
22 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great wine list, wonderful ambiance! Always a good time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the stuffed jalapenos as an appetizer. Steaks with veggies and potatoes for dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner for a friend. First time dining here; great food and service. Will definitely be back

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and the drinks were tasty!

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DrRks
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant, excellent staff

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JoeD
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

When we arrived at 4pm for Happy Hour, we were greeted by the hostess. Very pleasant. We wanted to sit in the open patio area. She informed us that smoking was permitted on the patio. We are not smokers, but said it wouldn't bother us. We got to choose what table we wanted on the patio. The Server was very efficient and kept checking with us the entire time we were there. It was downhill from there. We ordered several appetizers while we were there. Chile Con Queso was bland. No flavor, tasted like it came from an opened can of Velvetta. Bacon Wrapped Jalapenos were good. The Nacho Tower was just plain bad. Brisket meat tasted like it was 10 days old - dry. We didn't even finish it.

However, the worst part of the visit were two men that were sitting a few tables from us. They were on their speaker phones non-stop. 1 of them left after an hour, so we thought it would get better. However, the other person stayed for another hour - walking all around the patio area, on his speaker phone talking so loud, we could almost hear the the entire conversations. None of the staff asked him to keep the level down a bit. They just ignored him, as he walked non-stop around the patio.

Based on the quality level of the food and the overall experience - we weren't impressed at all, and would not come back and would not recommend this restaurant.

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vipBillyfriendly
Seattle
27 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful dining area, warm welcoming elegance. Food of the highest quality prepared with care and imagination.

Friendly yet respectful service made this a special evening.


Price consistent with what one would expect from a restaurant like this one.

Will return should we be in El Paso in the future.

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vipCindiG
San Diego
39 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The restaurant itself is beautiful, clearly a significant amount of time, attention went into the décor. The service is borderline abysmal. Hostesses were eating at the front desk, and stopped before seating us to eat french fries. Despite requesting a dinning room table when making my reservation, they took us outside and we're sensitive to smoke. She then pointed around the restaurant and asked "what do you want?". We were then taken to a table right next to another party of 5, when the dining room was 80% vacant (read: we were the 4th party in the whole dinning room). Oh, we were also asked if we wanted a cocktail or wine menu. They're disposable menus, why would that even be a question? It's a date night, of course we want a drink.

Once we finally received a socially-distanced table, the service from wait staff was much more on par with a fine(r) dining restaurant. The waiter (Tomas) was prompt, and much more professional than the hostess staff.

Food was amazing, we ordered the Steak Diane and a side of lobster mac. Plenty of food to split between the two of us. We also started with bacon wrapped jalepenos, which were 5 stars. Would definitely go back for the food, but the service and general coordination of staff really need some changes.

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vipMelindaO
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Overpriced.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I was disappointed on my most recent outing at this restaurant. For years this was my favorite place to go. The last couple of times have been disappointing however. The service and attention has clearly decreased. Not sure if they had to make drastic changes because of this pandemic. I really hope this place bounces back.

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ABCDEFGHIJKLM
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food1service5ambience3

The ribeye steak ordered was charred and had no flavor, plus it was too fatty for the cut! Not worth the money spent!

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Amanda
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

After fully reviewing the restaurant online and making our reservations within the hours dictated we arrived on time, the hostess and host never told us the kitchen was closing in 30 min. Our appetizer took 45 min to come out and the service was poor.
Would not recommend this restaurant to anyone. Especially for the cost of the food and drinks.... the service could’ve at least been top notch. But it wasn’t.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It had been years since I had been to MSG and it was fabulous.

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TracyS
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. Our server was beyond amazing. Best service by far!!!

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OpenTable Diner
El Paso
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It took over 5 min to be greeted by our server. And the bread came out with the meal? Is that normal? Other than that it was an amazing dinning exp.

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Ike1
El Paso
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

My wife and I visited this restaurant on Feb 16th. The atmosphere was a very relaxing type atmosphere. We started with drinks and crab cakes appetizer. Very good. But the problem began when we didn't see our waiter. He would return on occasion to check on us, too infrequent. You might think well it could have been busy, but it was not. He did not converse with us, nor did he make any recommendations. As for the food, let's just say it did not match the price at all! The presentation was good, but that's about it. The filet mignon was ok. I was expecting an OMG steak experience. The lobster tail arrived way before the butter did. So I really didn't get to enjoy the lobster tail. You're probably thinking that I should have talked to the server. I would have, but as I previously stated, rarely did we see him. Very poor service. The only positive experience were the drinks and the dessert. I highly recommend the Creme Brule Vanilla Bean Cheesecake. Would I come back....No!

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LilianaY
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service, the table was set beautifully, and the speed of service was awesome!

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You can order delivery directly from Mesa Street Grill using the Order Online button. Mesa Street Grill also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Mesa Street Grill also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (915) 532-1881.

Mesa Street Grill is rated 4.1 stars by 505 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.

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