Mesa Street Grill

4.2
431 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.
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JC
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. I was very pleased.

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AO
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very nice and accommodating to large groups. Served quality food. Friendly and attentive waitstaff. The price is reasonable.

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JS
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Must eat the lamb rack!!!! Amazing
Will definitely go back

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s
El Paso
22 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent! The avocado grapefruit walnut salad was very fresh. The crab cake with mashed potato and asparagus was heavenly. It was worth every penny. We’re definitely going back.

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J
El Paso
27 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Restaurant's food and service is almost always great, but online menu was not current so we ended up not eating there.

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JC
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

This is a restaurant that portrays itself as a white linen establishment without the white linen. I ordered the beef short ribs. The food was extremely salty. I informed the waiter of the problem with the food. He took the food away when I had over 50% of the food remaining on the plate to inform the chef and returned with nothing. We had already been at the restaurant for more than an hour. I was asked if I wanted something else. I said no. I was offered a complimentary ($9) desert for a $29 meal that even if I wanted to finish, I could not. In my opinion that’s poor customer service. I do not recommend this restaurant if you are expecting white linen service.

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OC
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Service excellent as always. The dev ice tower lack of taste.

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CT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

I went for the first time on Mothers day. We made a reservation just in case it was busy. We came in and waited less than 5 minutes. The host was attentive and friendly. We sat down and we were served water right away. Our actual waitress didn't come to our table until like 15 minutes later. So that was disappointing. We looked at the menu and to be honest there was5much of a selection, so for me that was also a bummer. I ordered a 13 Martin that tasted like there was absolutely no alcohol. We ordered our food, and it didn't come until an hour later. I wish I was exaggerating. The food tasted good,but I still dont think it was worth the $222.00 we spent on our meal. The portions were small and all of the sides you had to order separately and charged À la Cart for everything. No soup or salads came with the meal. We also ordered jala mari which was supposed to be the calamari with fried jalapeno pieces,but instead were served under French fries. I mean I suppose I wouldn't have minded so much if I was warned in advance, but for a fancy restaurant it was a little off putting to see fries under my calamari. In general the food was good. The waitress was nice, but not very attentive she did not come and check on us except for maybe once. I think wasn't so bad I think it was way overpriced for what you are getting and the guy that fills your water and the host were the only attentive and welcoming employees. If you have money to waste this is the place for you.

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J
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Bad service, waiter seemed to be upset for whatever reason. We were a party of 5 and 3 of us ordered the red chilaquiles, the tortilla was old very hard to chew. This happened during mother’s day brunch. Got a table on the patio because they said they were all booked when the restaurant was half way full. I could’ve had a better chilaquiles plate for less than half of the price at a hole in the wall restaurant. Very disappointing experience overall.

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JG
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The biggest problem I had was from the waiter. I would like to have bread & butter served before the meal, he never brought nor offered us that and seemed to have a bit of an attitude. Here's the kicker, the rolls he brought were terrific, why was he hiding him, maybe he wanted them for himself. The Crab Cake I had with my Steak & Cake combo was probably the best crab cake I ever had.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing !! Went for my 21st birthday. The food was outstanding !!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

I’m not sure why this restaurant is so highly reviewed. We first sat on the patio, which smelled like sitting next to a table of smokers. I guess all the furniture and linens have been saturated for years by smoke without being deodorized. We tried to tolerate it for about 10 minutes, then asked to be moved inside as it was apparent the odor would affect our meals. Inside is pleasant enough, and the staff is kind. My wife scored her meal a 2/10. My meal tasted ok, but was tiny, the smallest portion size I’ve probably seen in any restaurant. The entree, side, and salad could have all easily fit in one hand, I was done in about 5 bites. Overall, I give Mesa Street Grill a 2-3/10, which is by far the worst restaurant I’ve tried on OpenTable, which usually has a wonderful selection of restaurants.

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D
South Dakota
60 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been back now 3 times in the last week. Great food great service super atmosphere.

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ER
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great--as was Dante, our server! Great work!

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FI
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

Poor service. Gave us wrong appetizer and still charged us for it. Could not make requested appetizer. Group of women sitting behind us got all the attention. Waiters were all over them, taking pictures etc... just a bad expensive experience.

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R
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I found my experience to be relaxing, flavorful , and pampered. This was our first time at this location. There was ample parking.

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P
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Date night with my wife and friends. As always Mesa Street delivered the best in service, quality and value. The ambiance is classy, yet relaxed. The bar selection includes tried and true favorites as well as newer twists. The menu has old favorites and new found treasures. Our service was better than expected! Highly recommend this location for all your dining out needs.

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CP
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about our experience was wonderful ! The food, service and setting were perfect! The best yet was when our waitress sang a song for my father as it was his 79th Birthday!!

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R
El Paso
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
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
El Paso
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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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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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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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
10 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
18 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
San Francisco
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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