Mesa Urbana Mexican bistro

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$30 and under
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Mexican
Mesa Urbana Opened its doors in February 5, 2016 featuring authentic Mexican cuisine in an modern/urban environment. Focusing on creative Mexican Dishes with French, Asian, Mediterranean, Italian and Indian Influences, local beers, interesting wines and fresh cocktails.

Chef Eusevio Garcia, a long time Chicagoan, has developed a robust menu that promises to deliver authentic flavors and a modern presentation. T

he cozy restaurant also features local art including several large murals as well as black and white photography.

Our customers say:
A Dining Experience you might find in Logan Square, Wicker Park,
Lincoln Park etc.
Mesa Urbana hopes to make every visit memorable.
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What 879 People Are Saying
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Raleigh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I come to the Northbrook area 3-4 times per year and always have dinner at Mesa Urbana. It’s great!

J
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We LOVE Mesa Urbana!! They treat you like family. The food is excellent, the bar has anything you want and if you need to alter a meal choice, they will do it, no problem! We have referred many friends to this restaurant and they love it too!! Don't forget to order the guacamole, it's the best in town!!

OT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Authentic appetizers and the best margaritas! Try the Mussels.

DA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were seated right away according to our reservation. Food arrived in a timely manner and it was delicious. The waiter was very pleasant.

HN
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, a 5 star review to Moe and Mesa Urbana! A great night to celebrate our mom's 80th birthday!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome food. Carne asada was fabulous. Definitely start with queso fundido

N
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Too expensive but good good.

MB
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was great, portions were a little smaller than i would like for the price. Got the short rib tacos, and they fell apart on me everytime.

ED
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best salmon I have ever had!

BR
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great craft cocktails and the food had amazing flavors! Love that they served the guacamole with fresh veggies and not just chips. Located in an oldish strip mall but atmosphere inside is great! A little pricey but the quality of the food is totally worth it! Would definitely recommend!

OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our 4th or 5th time at Mesa Urbana. Excellent food and great service.

DP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very different spin on Mexican food. Everything was very good. Only challenge was the noise level which made it hard to have a conversation. Otherwise everything was great! Will definitely go back again!!

C
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 3

My mom and i went for dinner and ordered 1 appetizer and 2 entrees, no drinks and the total came to $98 with tip. Food was very mediocre and the portions were small but the service was good.

L
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I can’t believe such a fantastic restaurant is hidden in a strip mall. Will definitely be going back again. Went out with a group of girls and everything we had was absolutely delicious.

S
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best fish tacos ever!

CC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best salmon I have had.

s
Chicago
51 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mesa was delicious. Service was perfect. Can’t wait to return.

LF
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took our friends to Mesa Urbana for the first time and they loved it the same way we do. The food and the service makes you return. Try the special— they never disappoint. Can’t wait to try their new restaurant in Lincoln Park when it opens!

BA
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were very pleased with our dinner and the friendly nature of everyone we encountered ar Mesa Urbana!

C
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is a gem! Great food, beautifully presented and quiet enough to carry a conversation. Highly recommend. Fresh ingredients and the place is small but very nicely decorated z I will be back for dinner!!

PG
Chicago
130 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Specials are fantastic for dinner

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious cauliflower and thought the portion size was rather larger compared to my expectations after reading reviews. Will definitely be back to try other dishes. I loved the octopus appetizer and queso fundido (although not your typical fundido). My husband liked his lamb a lot as well but said the portion was small.

J
Chicago
51 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very good. Ordered Rock Shrimp risotto which was good but a little spicy. Only other comment is that they are pricey on their bar drinks.

MH
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone was so nice and the food was exceptional. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. Great service.

J
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here is amazing! I highly recommend the Queso Fundito. Service is very good as well. The owner was walking around and very involved, making sure we were happy. Prices are a little high but it felt worth it.

ME
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely will return. Absolutely amazing
From the Margarita to the coffee and all the other delicacies in between “WOW!!! my tastebuds were YUMMMMMM!!!!

NS
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Octopus appetizer was wonderful, as was the tuna special. The scallops themselves were very good and cooked perfectly, but wasn’t crazy about the preparation. Acorn squash needed salt, and green beans were very garlicky

S
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friend Birthday

c
Chicago
199 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 2

The service of Andra was phenomenal, but the food was terribly overpriced; $9 for a small bowl of Mexican style corn is rediculous. They pour a good drink, but that, too, was priced too high. And the place was extremely and uncomfortably noisy; there was a business group of about 15 people all standing right behind our table having drinks and hors dourves, and they certainly did not use their inside voices.

DP
Chicago
49 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome restaurant. Delicious food all around... Unique flavors and beautifully plated. Margaritas fantastic!

RW
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

Disappointing after reading all the positive reviews. Why? Over-priced for the mediocre quality. The restaurant tried too hard to make classic Mexican dishes, untraditional. Even the most basic offering like guacamole, was tasteless and bland. I will not go back to this restaurant.

B
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place, handled our large group very well. We will bring clients here again!

J
Phoenix
76 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Very good food...more options other than Mexican! A bit pricey!

GF
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love the food. Wish they would do a flan for dessert!

S
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we love the restaurant and recommend it to anyone who wants a fresh take on "Mexican" food.
We have NEVER been disappointed with the food. The staff are all wonderful also!

OT
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and food! The guacamole is to die for.

JS
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Love the food here but it was so noisy that we were shouting to hear one another

MS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Service was great from the moment we walked in the door. We were greeted with a smile. We had reservations for 4 people 2 of which were running 15 minutes late and they told us no problem. We sat at the bar had a yummy cocktail served by the very nice bartender. My only complaint was the noise level. Not a big deal for me but someone in our party made note of it and they were right.

JR
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 3

Excellent food, great presentation and wow service!