Mesa Street Grill

4.4
413 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.
What 413 People Are Saying
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El Paso
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love it. Will keep going back

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RM
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for first and continuous dates. Loved the patio and live music. Defenitely coming back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone had a great time, food and drinks were great

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JS
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wife and I loved the food! The ambiance was just perfect. Attentive staff!

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N
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would put this restaurant as the best in El Paso. Number one restaurant in my opinion. I would put their food against anyone’s. Their steaks were amazing. Service was high class. When we were served our food, a older gentleman came to our table to set the silverware for my wife and place her napkin in her lap. Great dining experience for us.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The food was just OK. My expectation was for fine dining and the quality just seemed off. Maybe Monday night is not a great choice.

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JF
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

The lamb was very bland with very small portions. I understand that’s what fine dining is but it wasn’t good in the first place. The wait Thomas was terrible and hardly came to the table. It even took him a while just to acknowledge us. Definitely will never go again and better off going to Ruth Chris.

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TM
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Waitress was very quick to leave the table before we finished ordering. Asked for standard table and got a high table next to the bar where the noise was kind of loud.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Valentines Date

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AB
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Although I think the quality of the food was over priced, It was a nice place for dinner.

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RC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The steak was cooked as ordered and had a nice charred crust. Mushrooms as a side had very good flavor. Chocolate cake was also delicious and plenty to share. Good wine selection and Richards wine knowledge and recommendations were perfect.

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NR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

I always feel like they can do better, but there is a deep problem here.
The hostess was pleasant.
The waiter was not friendly but not rude, just indifferent, like you don’t matter.
The lobster was dry and my medium rare steak was actually done medium well. The cut of beef was not a better piece anyway. Very disappointing.
I talked up this place to keep the group excited, but I think the other 10 people in my group had the same lousy food experience. I felt bad about it.
Every 3-4 years, I come back here for a special occasion.
It’s the same way every time. The only way this place will work as a restaurant is to really invest in hiring and training great staff. And drop the pretentious attitude. It leaves a sour taste on the palate a long time.
We have several good options now for ‘special occasion’ dinners.
This place can remain a cigar bar..

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KE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first Valentine's together and first time at the restaurant. Everything was great and the patio area was perfect setting.

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OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We went to the Mesa St. Grill for Valentine's Day. Walking in the door, they had a large "LOVE" light display in the lobby to mark the day. It was extremely bright - almost blinding. A little less wattage would have been better. A good idea, poorly executed.

When we were shown to our table, the hostess give my wife a rose. She really appreciated the rose - she brought it back to the hotel room and all the way back to our home in Maryland! But - again, small detail - the rose still had the thorns on the stem. So her first task upon receiving the rose was to pry the thorns off with her fingernails.

The food was very good. I had the Southwest escargot - an interesting southwest cream dressing on the snails. My wife had an interesting salad and the salmon, which was fresh and good. I had the pork chop, which was very nice.

Pricey! Two appetizers, two entrees, 3 glasses of the less expensive wines and a cocktail came to $200. I was surprised to pay that kind of money for a good - not great - meal in El Paso. But the waitress and the rest of the staff was very friendly, so all in all it was a very nice Valentine's Day for us.

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ME
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

I’d give this restaurant a 4 out of 5. The waiter was very attentive and nice. The food was good except the chocolate cake we had for dessert. It was too thick and cold. One downside would be that the music did not fit the vibe of the restaurant.

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YD
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They treated us like family and the food was excellent.

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R
El Paso
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mesa street grill never disappoints! I love this place. Food is amazing, staff is even better.

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DB
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service + meal (lamb) and wine (Smith & Hook) with chocolate dessert.. ottimo ‼️

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and delicious food. Thank you !

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, very quiet and private setting.

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BR
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing! Steals cook to perfection, great wine selection, and superb service! We had a fantastic night out!

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San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Great service by Tristan as we were challenged with extensive wait times over 50 mins for meal production due to some sort of large event in restaurant

In the end we did have
Great food

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D
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Bad price point for the food that you actually receive. There's other restaurant's in the area with way better food for a way better price (Saltgrass) . There are other fine dining options where you actually receive the value for the price (Cafe Central) . It seems as though they charge you to be in a "fancy" atmosphere and it can be quite uncomfortable . Also service is almost non-existent . Couldn't even tell you the servers name , he was awkward like , and didn't make us feel welcomed . Definitely would not recommend .

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IS
El Paso
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Terrible Service
Despite having a reservation it took an hour to assign a table, the manager did nothing to solve the problem, after an hour they gave us a table of 4 people even though the reservation was for 6, it would seem that they were going to give us the dinner free! Obviously not. It is a very expensive place for the offered. If they do not have the capacity of greater capacity, they should not make reservations. They should have more organization.

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El Paso
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Year's dinner/celebration was amazing here. Food was delicious, service was awesome. Masquerade ball was a bonus to an already amazing evening with dancers/performers.

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E
El Paso
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our group of 4 had a very nice time. Drinks and food were great, as was the service. This was about our 6th time going there. Stays pretty consistent.

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Food was very tasty. The service was not good, took very long to get our food and they were unable to get our check right after 3 attempts, kept getting overcharged for some items. It seemed as they were all new.

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DT
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a very nice business dinner for 7. The entrees were fabulous, appetizers were great. We had a nice semi-quiet corner to chat, which was great. We might've preferred to sit "outside" but it was just a little too smoky for us.

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JS
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there, the good and atmosphere was wonderful!!

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RW
Houston
28 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

The three of us ordered steaks. The menu is pricey but boasts "prime" beef. Two of our steaks were perfection, tender, flavorful, and cooked to perfection. I would have given more stars except that one of our steaks was under cooked and was not prime - or at least not a good cut from prime. It was tough, stringy, and had to saw with the knife for each bite. We asked for the manager who came and took the complaint. He handled it like a pro: offered another steak or to remove it from the bill, and comp'd a dessert which we appreciated. I wouldn't hesitate to return to this restaurant and I highly recommend it.

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PB
El Paso
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time. Richard our waiter was outstanding. His recommendations for our dining was on point. The whole experience was wonderful. We'll bw back again!

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OT
El Paso
24 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, Carlos, took great care of us. Food was delicious

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Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I took my parents to Mesa Street Bar and Grill as a treat, and the food and service was wonderful! The only hiccup was in my dad’s seafood ravioli: there was a small rock or very hard part of a shell that he bit and hurt his mouth. However, all the other plates were delicious, and the desserts were amazing, too! This is a great place to go to enjoy a nice meal.

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B
El Paso
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Ask for Richard to wait on your table. Very knowledgeable of wines and food.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food, overall service, and atmosphere was terrific. I say overall service as we received more service and attention, just enough at the right time, from services other than our main server.
Perhaps Mesa Street Grill’s policy is all tips are divided equally across all servers. I hope so as the overall service was great.

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CK
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We were seated after a small delay as they figured out where other reservations needed to go. We had booked reservation for outside but upon arrival they indicated there was a party booked for all of the outside area so we were placed in main dining area. Service started strong with a glass of wine ordered and entrees but after a larger party arrived we were no longer checked on and had to flag waiter down each time we needed something. The waiter was very friendly but just a bit overwhelmed. However, gave four stars overall because the food was very good, a bit surprisingly so given reviews on steaks were mixed. Husband got the ribeye and not only was the meat high quality, cut with a fork type but it was juicy and flavorful. I got the sea bass which was made perfectly and well balanced with the spinach and sauce. For sides, we loved the green chili casserole and the brussels where okay (would have preferred more charred). My husband finished dinner with the banana foster which he eagerly ate saying it was delicious. Also, ambience at restaurant was nice, good people watching and a pleasant experience. When back to El Paso we’ll put on our dinner rotation.

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EP
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Aside from the delightful ambiance, the wait staff was quick and attentive. Food was delicious and my company was impressed with the new digs. Thanks a million, and until next time; Cheers and Ciao!

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Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

A little disappointed. Service was great so no issues there. Food was ok. We had Jala Mari for appetizer and that was good. Pork and tuna we're pretty middle-of-the-road, not horrible but not great. We may or may not go back.

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BY
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience was excellent. The only cloud on the evening is when I forgot to ask about smoking allowed in the patio outside. Imagine my surprise when the guests in the next table lit up cigarettes and cigars. Being a non-smoker, we had to ask to be moved away from them, which worked for a while. When the new guests at the adjoining table started smoking, we left.
Your wait staff was excellent and accommodating, your food was superb. We will be back, but may not go outside.

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We made a reservation in the am for 6:30pm for the patio..
We got there and were told that the patio was closed due to an event.. that we could be seated inside but that service was slow and that the kitchen was on hold. We we also told that we were going to get bad service. Nevertheless we left as did other people that were waiting to be seated. No use in making reservation.. no one even called or emailed or anything to let us know that our reservation was not going to be respected. Horrible service.

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