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Mesa Urbana Mexican bistro

4.8
4.8
1284 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
Mesa Urbana Bistro is a Mexican Fusion Restaurant & Bar. Gourmet dishes features Seafood, Steak, Global Cuisine, along with handcrafted fresh squeezed juice cocktails. Our bustling ambiance, handcrafted cocktails, colorful decor are in keeping with Chicago’s finest dining spots. Nestled on a street in Chicago’s beautiful Lincoln Park, Mesa Urbana is a true neighborhood restaurant—though we believe neighborhood is more about sentiment than a specific part of town. We believe value is in the experience, which stems not only from our elevated food & beverage program, but also from our team and the positive, forward-thinking culture we are building together.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Unspecified

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (773) 312-7040

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic

  • Catering

    Make your party memorable with us! Private dining is available up to 120 guest. GROUPS LARGER THAN SIX: If your group is larger than six (6), please email us to confirm a reservation. cs@mesaurbana.com

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Mesa Urbana can accommodate all of your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Private Event Coordinator: (844) 268-8142

  • Neighborhood

    Lincoln Park

  • Cross street

    Lincoln Park West and Armitage

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Free Ice Cream

    Multiple dates available
    Wed - Fri - 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM,Sat - 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Join us for dinner and purchase two entrees and receive two complimentary scoops of ice cream!
  • Wine Down Wednesday

    Multiple dates available
    Wed - 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Enjoy half off on all purchases of bottles of wine!

Popular dishes

What 1,284 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Chicago / Illinois

    Mexican

  • Chicago

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Chicago

    Mexican

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We dined at this restaurant when they were in Glenview and the Lincoln Park location did not disappoint! The menu choices are not extensive but very high quality. I enjoyed a Margherita, prepared with fresh lime juice and not too sweet, perfectly seared Ahi tuna and guacamole which is as good as it gets. My husband and sons loved the Carne Asada, elote and beer selection (although a bit limited).
  2. DC

    DonaldC

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent in every way!! Great recommendations from the owner & attentive servers!
  3. LD

    LauraD

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Innovative menu and great service. Always love spending an evening there.
  4. EB

    ErikaB

    Chicago

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The BEST guacamole!
  5. R

    Rushed

    Chicago

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Interesting we'll prepared food in a consistently excellent way.
  6. R

    Rick

    Chicago

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best ownership and food around!!
  7. CK

    CynthiaK

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Such a find! Lovely outdoor area and even music. Service was great and the food was quite good - I'd definitely return!
  8. JK

    JayneK

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a wonderful experience from beginning to end! Will be going back often and bringing friends and family!
  9. S

    Sonia

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The owner and staff are always attentive. Mesa Urbana never disappoints
  10. W

    Wilbur

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic. Great, fun staff. Excellent service. Tasty food. Will now be one of our Go-Tos.
  11. MM

    MikeM

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit to Mesa Urbana. We will definitely be back. Our waiter was Carlos and he was very friendly and professional. The food was delicious and served very promptly. We were also greeted by Ash who could not have been more gracious and kind. Killer margarita’s as well.
  12. JM

    JenniferM

    Grand Rapids

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed delicious drinks and small plates. The guacamole and scallops were amazing! We cannot wait to go back and try more.
  13. s

    shar

    Chicago

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always awesome meal and service!!!
  14. t

    toscana

    New England

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Shrimp ceviche and short rib osso buco were fabulous. Service was perfect. One thing I can’t get over anywhere in Chicago is the 15-20 dollar glasses of wine. Geez.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food! Variety enough for big meat eaters, gluten free, and vegans. Cocktail and wine were perfect. The service was fantastic. Cozy and modern at the same time. A little loud where we sat, but fine. I recommend it 100%.
  16. TA

    TonyAries

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    How can you charge $43 for incredibly bland 6 oz skirt steak? That is unsustainable in the long run for your business.
  17. PK

    PetrosK

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Loved the people and the food, the lights could be a little dimmer
  18. J

    Jollyoak

    Chicago

    258 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    258 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this restaurant so much! Great veggies! Outstanding service and the food is amazing. The salmon and tuna are incredible.
  19. j

    jaqura

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic cocktails! Delicious food! Great date place.
  20. J

    Joy17

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and amazing staff. The owner is hands on and wants you to have a great experience. They also have an awesome magician on Saturday nights!
  21. JO

    JOANNAA

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. Amazing service. Cocktails were fantastic. Will def be back for all types of occasions.
  22. J

    Jaykay

    Chicago

    53 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Been meaning to try this restaurant and finally did. This is not at all a traditional Mexican restaurant. I don’t believe there is a taco, rice or beans anywhere on the menu. Definitely check the menu before going. While the food is good, I wouldn’t say it’s anything extra special and very pricey. We had chips, salsa, cauliflower, scallops and short ribs. The room is also quite loud.
  23. e

    emma

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    everything was amazing!! the service was impeccable, the restaurant itself is beautifully decorated, great margaritas, and the FOOD was delicious. will definitely be back regularly!
  24. H

    Hendrix

    London

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It had been about a year since we last dined here...the food and service are still fantastic. I rarely write multiple reviews but Mesa Urbana is very worthy. Still highly recommended for fresh, tasty small and large shareable plates. Try the Smoky Pepino cocktail or one of the mezcal flights.
  25. S

    Sharon

    Chicago

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time here and I’ll be back! Food and cocktails were inventive and FRESH. The colorful beet salad and the sliced vegetables served with the chunky guacamole were winners, And I could’ve scraped every bit of sauce from the bottom of the bowl of mussels. Servers were knowledgeable, attentive - and fun.
  26. r

    roberts

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, lovely outdoor setting with a fine jazz combo providing quiet, but classy music. quiet neighborhood setting among trees and minimal auto traffic. Overall, a fine dining experience....
  27. p

    paulr

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    One of the best meals I’ve had in years, Great service everything I ordered which was three appetizers , a salad and entrée was lights out phenomenal
  28. BG

    BeverleyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is incredbly delicious. A little loud on the noise and expensive but good food is worth it.
  29. JW

    JamieW

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outdoor eating with live music and a musician. Great food,,superior service, and a delightful atmosphere. definitely 5 star
  30. LA

    LisaA

    Milwaukee

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Made an impromptu stop in on our way to see a show at Parkwest coming from Milwaukee. Not really knowing the area or what to expect, we were pleasantly surprised! We sat outside under the beautiful hanging lights and listened to a two-man band play some gentle tunes. We had the cauliflower for an appetizer which was excellent and my husband had the skirt steak and I had the chicken. Both were amazing! The chicken had this amazing crust on it, not breaded but just the way they cooked it! apparently some of the outside tables have locking mechanisms to hold the top down and unfortunately, ours was not locked so the top of the table completely flipped all over my lap but thankfully before our meal came. And overall, we would definitely go back if we lived in the area!
  31. DB

    DBS3

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Party of 6 enjoyed our meal and the cocktails. Good variety of food and tastes among the "fusion" style and the food did not all feel specifically "Mexican". The ahi tuna was excellent as were the short ribs, carne asada and guacamole. Everything tasted very fresh. Outside seating was excellent and there was live jazz as a pleasant surprise. Dinner though is not inexpensive. Service was efficient, friendly, helpful and timely.
  32. NR

    NicoleR

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The patio is gorgeous! Loved the live music. Great for sharing plates. Octopus & cauliflower small plates are a must order.
  33. ST

    SpicyTaco

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Pleasantly surprised when we arrived. The setting is beautiful and we were able to sit outside and eat. There was live music and a magician walking from table to table. The cocktails and food were fresh and delicious. Would definitely return.
  34. e

    estar

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved our experience at Mesa Urbana. The outside dining area was charming. Carlos, our server, was a blast. Ash, the owner was extremely personable, accommodating and a great conversationalist. The drinks and food- 5 star! Definitely coming back! Thanks~. Kevin, Ellen and Cathy
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service. I highly recommend this restaurant.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, great patio, good service as well!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Friendly service and for most part good, they just need to refine it a bit. For example, took 15 minutes before someone came to take our drink orders. They didn't clean the table after appetizers cleared before entrees nor bring new utensils out, we had to ask. The food was overall good. Some dishes were great and others were just average. I would give the food a 7.5 to 8 out of 10. Would I rush to go back? No. Would I go back? Yes.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is consistently amazing, as is the service. Situated in a beautiful, European-like cul-de-sac, this is the perfect place to grab dinner for any occasion. Make sure to try the pulpo and queso fundido, which pair perfectly with one of their house cocktails.
  39. S

    Sushifan

    Chicago

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Food was just meh, unfortunately. Lovely outdoor seating and good cocktails, however.
  40. C

    Carol

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the food. It is delicious and unusual. The service is outstanding.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Mesa Urbana Mexican bistro is rated 4.8 stars by 1284 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today
Google Map for Mesa Urbana Mexican bistro

1936 N. Lincoln Park West, Chicago, IL 60614

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Lincoln Park West and Armitage

  • Neighborhood

    Lincoln Park

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican, Unspecified

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (773) 312-7040

  • Catering

    Make your party memorable with us! Private dining is available up to 120 guest. GROUPS LARGER THAN SIX: If your group is larger than six (6), please email us to confirm a reservation. cs@mesaurbana.com

  • Private party facilities

    Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate event, Mesa Urbana can accommodate all of your special event needs.

  • Private party contact

    Private Event Coordinator: (844) 268-8142

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