Mesa Street Grill

3.9
512 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 512 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
3.9based on recent ratings
4.1
food
4.0
service
4.0
ambience
3.7
value
Noise · Moderate
78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Service was extremely slow... it is not usually line that.

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Memphisdeb
London
14 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

I ordered the pasta that said it was linguine and it was penne. No regular ice tea, only flavored. Did not care for my martini, but having Camus by the glass is a plus! Service was slow. Food was ok, but not spectacular.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Terrible service!!! Hostess rudely indicated, in front of customers, that they could not honor our reservation even though there were plenty of seats available in the outside area we requested. Luckily someone with actual hustle and customer service skills accommodated us.
Ribeye was gristly. Martini was awful, despite my specific request that it be extra dry (also, wasn't prepared with blue cheese olives, as advertised). Overpriced. Will not be returning. Ever.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Server required training.

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JohnT
El Paso
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We've always loved the food here, but this time both of our meals were way too salty. This must be a new chef or cook staff.

I would recommend the restaurant but, unless you love having a salt shaker dropped into the food, I'd request low salt. (I'd prefer a new chef.)

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Wasn’t a great experience, was sat on time but took 15 minutes to be greeted. Steak was over cooked and dry, salads came out with the main course. Good wine menu.

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ChileSoupFoodie
El Paso
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

I booked for a Tuesday night, thinking the soup of the day would be their cream of chili soup, and it was not. Soup that night was fire roasted tomato, and tomatoes make me ill.

Excellent restaurant, excellent food, excellent everything except they did not have the soup that is only available on Tuesday, and I did not get to enjoy the soup that I had made the reservation to try with a friend.

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Rica
El Paso
25 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Everything was great bu our meal took mor than one hour because they said they had a couple of large partys. Which is not fair.

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OpenTable Diner
El Paso
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
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
29 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
Chihuahua
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
El Paso
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
Orange County
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
3 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
Richmond
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
San Diego
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
111 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
2 reviews
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.

OT
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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vipGuillermoM
El Paso
15 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
28 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
42 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
15 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Overpriced.

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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 3.9 stars by 512 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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