Permanently Closed - Mesa Urbana Mexican bistro

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This restaurant is permanently closed. 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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KarenM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Mesa Urbana. It is unique, has incredible food , a wonderful menu and daily specials, drinks, and service !

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vipNeenaO
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Tacos were amazing as always. Service was mediocre. We had to ask if we had a server. And top that off, our table wobbled so needed them to fix that as well.

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CLSxxx
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food& service!!!

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vipBRVMom
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Cute place, interesting menu. A friend and I shared three appetizers as our meal - the ceviche, the queso fundido and the empanada. It was quite a lot of food for the two of us. We liked the queso the best. The empanada was very filling but tasty. The ceviche was good, but we both agreed we were expecting brighter, bolder flavors - it had more of a Mediterranean seasoning and flavor because this place is kind of a Mexican/Mediterranean/Asian fusion joint. If we go back, we will definitely try the entrees because diners near us has plates that looked delicious. The service was great! Our waitress was helpful and attentive, and others stopped by often to clear plates, refill drinks, etc. It gets pretty loud after 7 p.m., no if you want to have a conversation, go early.

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LocalCustomer
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. The only drawbacks are that is a little cramped and the price (over $60 per person which does match the food quality but not the environment)

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Keithp
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service is outstanding. Cocktails very well made. It wasn’t crowded when we were there, so it wasn’t noisy at all. When it’s crowded , which it usually is, it’s noisy.

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vipMargo57
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant. Wonderful Mexican fusion dining. Best salsa and guacamole ever! Great, friendly service. Beautiful decor.

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vipTeddy
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always delicious and consistent.

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vipBlairK
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Solid suburban, upscale Mexican -- not Tex/Mex which is a relief. The food is very good, though somewhat unexpected menu choices. Great cocktail menu, attentive service and fun ambiance.

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Robert
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food. Friendly service. I recommend the ceviche.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Overall experience was good! All 3 of us ordered the salmon with mango! It was delicious as always (have eaten it all 3 times I have been there). However my friend had a hot pepper in his dish, which was practically intolerable! There was clearly no mention of peppers in this dish! We finally were able to flag down a waitress, who went to the kitchen to inquire with the chef. Apparently the kitchen uses hot peppers in the sauce and admitted that a pepper may have mistakenly made it to the plate.
No one offered to do anything... not even an apology! This was disappointing and not good customer service. Makes me think twice about returning. Too bad!

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vipKarenR
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, freshly prepared and unique presentation. Very accommodating and excellent service. A gem hidden in a little strip mall.

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ScottB
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This one of my favorite neighborhood spots.
Extremely satisfied every time I come here. Never ceases to disappoint. This place is one of the highest quality and they do know what they are doing from food, to service to ambiance. Can't get enough of this place.

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vipBarbaraMR
Cleveland
26 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this place. From the second you walk in. They are so welcoming. Sat at the bar. Best ceviche in the world. We had steak and tacos at our table. Loved it all. Great Sauvignon Blanc too.

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RonF
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We LOVE this place and come back often. Too bad the grilled octopus app and eggplant app are gone from the menu bit sometimes come back as specials. Never had a meal that wasn't great including the salmon, skirt steak, rack of lamb and scallops entrees. The margherita are top notch. The hosts and wait staff are friendly and know the regulars. The noise level can be challenging at times.

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TomW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and accommodations on what seemed like a very busy Valentine's Day night!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, such an interesting menu. Great meal, will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a nice dinner. We made a reservation for right at open, my wife and I and our toddler. The waitstaff was great and they got a high chair for us. There was also cocktail hour going on, and another couple small parties. The food was an awesome fusion, and there was a kids menu, which I didn’t necessarily expect. So we got the quesadilla for our toddler... which was probably the most impressive quesadilla I’ve seen, for adults or otherwise. My wife got the fish tacos and I got the langoustine special, both of which were awesome. And we got the queso fundido appetizer and elote side, both excellent. The handcrafted cocktails sounded amazing, but it wasn’t in the cards for the night. My wife and I look forward to checking it out again on our own in the near future.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Have eaten here several times. Food seems to be Mexican fusion, always great. This time was no exception. Too bad they discontinued the eggplant side dish... one of my favorites. Friendly and attentive service.

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vipshirmy
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a neighborhood gem! No matter what we get, it’s amazing in flavor, presentation, and portion. Lamb, steak, salmon are just a few of their entrees. Ceviche trio, empanadas or the best guacamole anywhere are a few of our favorite appetizers. But the mussels are to die for. Dessert: always a couple options but any bread pudding there (flavors change) is THE best I’ve ever had. This chef is fantastic. And then there’s the cocktails!! Edgar is a great mixologist and always creating new cocktails. Two thumbs up!

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vipIrinaF
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to celebrate Mesa Urbana’s 4th anniversary! Great dinner, food and drinks at Mesa are always top notch! One of our favorite places to go out to eat

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vipsusan
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

delicious food with nice atmosphere- everyone was very nice and accomodating- group of ladies sitting next to us was extremely loud which made it hard for us to enjoy our conversation

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vipelyse
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place! The ambiance is great for a nice dinner and the food is Delicious! The owner is a pleasure and the staff is friendly and helpful!

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vipKariJ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mesa Urbana was fantatic. We had a large group and our server was absolutely amazing. Great service, split all of our checks, made sure we were taken care of. I was so impressed with the margaritas.

It can be really difficult to find a place to host over 10 people, and this was absolutely fantastic. We will absolutely be back.

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Happiness23
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Husbands birthday

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Ktchnqn
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there, but will definitely be going back. Our waitress was friendly and knowledgeable. The food and drinks were delicious!

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vippigeon
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The food was ok. Drinks and food a little pricy. The service was very good.

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vipDarinD
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience

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SharonQ
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love it here! My favorite and the drinks are outstanding!!!

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vipRachelT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always enjoy our time here. Excellent drinks, delicious house made chips and love the beautiful veggie spread with the guacamole.

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vipTodd
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Excellent drinks. Fun take on traditional Mexican cuisine. A fun place to dine!

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vipPhilG
Chicago
152 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The specials are great. Usually a seafood selection. Last nite ahi tuna. It was very very good

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KateH
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love this place! The food and drinks are so fresh! Love JP and the bartenders! They will make you anything you want and let you try a sample of their specialties if you sit at the bar!
The empanada is amazing! The ceviche trio as an appetizer is the best! I usually have it as my meal!
The guacamole and chips are spot on! This place is a hidden gem!

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vipjkv1
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went on New Years Eve. Everything about it made the evening special the Salmon, Scallops and lamb chops are especially delicious with a beautiful presentation. The guacamole was awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great experience. Will certainly go back, highly recommended.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome Creative Cuisine. Best Mussels Ever! Follow the waiststaff’s advice. You can’t go wrong!

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ReneeM
Caribbean
9 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It’s our go to for our out of town guests as well as our everyday dining!

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vipgeebee
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every meal we have at Mesa is great. We love everything we’ve tried, and the service is excellent. We need to take more people with us next time, so we can taste new dishes. It’s a great place for sharing!

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vipKirstenW
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything was delicious as usual! Friendly wait staff.

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vipLoraP
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mesa Urbana is one of our favorite local restaurants. We visit often and always enjoy a great meal, paired with great drinks and, served by a great team. I look forward to our next visit.

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Permanently Closed - Mesa Urbana Mexican bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 939 OpenTable diners.