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Date
Fri, 5/25
Time
11:30 PM
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Mesa Urbana Mexican bistro

4.6
582 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
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  • Creative Cuisine
  • Neighborhood Gem
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Mesa Urbana is a new restaurant featuring authentic Mexican cuisine in an modern/urban environment. Focusing on shared plates, local beers, interesting wines and fresh cocktails, Mesa Urbana hopes to make every visit memorable. Chef Eusevio Garcia, a long time Chicagoan, has developed a robust menu that promises to deliver authentic flavors and a modern presentation. The cozy restaurant also features local art including several large murals as well as black and white photography.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mexican, Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
Mon–Thu, Sat 11:30 am–11:45 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
Happy Hour
Mon–Fri, Sun 5:00 pm–6:00 pm
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Phone number
(847) 383-0700
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Eusevio Garcia
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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
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Lake & Milwaukee
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Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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

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Father's Day Special Menus & Reservations

Mesa Urbana will be serving Brunch and Dinner from 11:30AM-9:00PM
Come Celebrate Father's Day with us!

Sunday, June 17, 2018

What 582 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.1
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4.1
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Noise · Moderate
90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 hours ago

Fabulous margaritas & mojitos! Carne Asada and Salmon were delicious!!! Guacamole was perfect! Can’t wait to go back!

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Food was excellent. Service was good and no one rushed us, which we appreciated. Only complaint would be that it is loud, making it hard to hear your companions.

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1.0Dined on May 19, 2018

It was horrible. We waited 15 minutes for our guacamole appetizer which they served at the same time as our lukewarm entree which was undercooked. Noisy, obnoxious and overpriced. I wanted to give 0 stars. Never going again.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Great food and fun vibe ! I’ve eaten here at least four times and it’s always consistent the food is delicious very fresh and unique. I love the guacamole presentation!

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Food and service was good. Place is loud and cramped.

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Salmon was outstanding. Not at all what you would expect! A one of a kind gem that is worth the visit. Make reservations and enjoy!!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Absolutely delicious food including frittata, salmon and carne with upscale prep and presentation. Warm salsa verse always a bonus!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great place. Wonderful food, great service and terrific owners.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Always wonderful.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Our server was amazing and the food was incredible. Spicy margaritas were so delicious!!

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Delicious food and great customer service!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

I’ve dined there 3 or 4 times. I brought 3 new people and they were blown away. Fabulous upscale Mexican fusion. Just wish is wasn’t an hours drive for us , but we’ll be back.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Love this place! Each dish is better than the next… Especially the guacamole platter!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

A very pleasant experience. We were a Vegan group of 5, and we were very well accommodated to customize our meals, though they already have some veg options. Very attentive staff. Great margaritas. Not a large place, but they handle it well and keep it flowing. Fun bar area.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Great food, great drinks, great service and a high energy vibe. Loved it!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

So, fair warning, Fridays and Saturdays are very very busy, on account of this is the sort of city restaurant that suburbanites dream about having closer to home. And when it's crowded, it's somewhat loud.
But we went there for the eclectic menu and it did not disappoint. Each of us loved our dishes and drinks and raved over the shared appetizers. As a Latin fusion restaurant, they specialize in atypical riffs on conventional Latin cuisine. Everything was delicious, the owner came over several times and was very charming, and the service was wonderful. We look forward to going back on a weekday.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

s always the food was great (love the salmon!) and the friendliness and service a huge bonus to the experience

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

It was our first time at this restaurant, we really enjoyed the food and the service was great. We were happy to know that there is also a childrens' menu.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

We have been here several times, but I think it is getting even better. My salmon was delicious and others at our table said the Carne Asada was cooked perfect and fantastic flavors. If you like dessert, try the bread pudding!!! One of the best.

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Birthday dinner
Dinner & drinks were fabulous as was the service. Noise level was manageable because it was a Tuesday night. Love the restaurant! Would highly highly recommend it

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Great meal as usual! Food & drinks were delicious. Only complaint is the noise level

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2018

This was our first visit and we will be back. The food was excellent! However, the noise level unfortunately was extremely loud (full restaurant on Saturday night). We could hardly hear our own conversation. I wouldn't recommend for a first date or a quiet night out due to the noise level but definitely a lively, fun place with excellent food and service.

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3.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Very noisy and hard to have a conversation. Food was average. It should have been a lot better for the prices charged. Our waiter was great and very attentive. Cocktails were really good.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Great place. Food is delicious and unusual and well worth the price

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

This place is great

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3.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Wait even though we had a reservation. Very crowded and very noisy.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

I have been going to Mesa Urbana for years and it never disappoints. Highly recommend.
Love everything on menu, Lamb, fish, tacos ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️+++. They knock the ball out of the park. ENJOY! Thank you Moe for another GREAT evening!

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4.0Dined on April 18, 2018

This was our first time there and we were pleasantly surprised with it. Food was unique and delicious. Servers definitely didn’t rush us...may not be the best place for a quick meal.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

This is by far the best restaurant in the area and well worth your drive. Everything here is wonderful and do not by any means think this is Mexican food, it is far from it yet it is available.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Amazing ambiance. Downside: we waited for an hour for the table despite the fact that we had a rezervation. It was extremely busy. Staff was very nice though and gave us a free round of drinks and an appetizer for the inconvenience. Also, we ordered a couple of more rounds of drinks after being seated but each round was brought late. Food was quickly brought to the table though. Pro: close to home, amazing drinks and food.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

My wife and I celebrated our 38th wedding anniversary with a great meal here. She had the shrimp and I had the lamb. Both were excellently prepared and presented. We started with the red sangria, which was terrific... with an interesting peach flavor. The chips and guacamole were also excellent. The server was very friendly and helpful. The food came out fast. This is a very popular place, so the tables are close together and noisy, but we could carry on a conversation without problems. Overall a very enjoyable experience with great food.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

I was searching for a new Mexican restaurant in Glenview and found this gem without having to drive into Chicago! We had a 6:00 reservation for a party of 4 on a Saturday night and got seated right away even though they were very busy. The server was great at explaining the Mexican fusion menu and specials. I started with a hand-crafted hefe margarita which was made with grapefruit juice and it was fabulous! The complimentary hot tortilla chips and verde salsa were excellent as we were drinking our cocktails. Our table ordered the guacamole with cucumber slices, yellow beets and pickled white radishes and that was a great starter, though I wish there had been more veggies for dipping. Our other appetizer was the fried calamari which was cooked to perfection and the mango chili sauce was a nice dipping sauce. I chose the salmon as my main entree which was moist and delicious sitting atop caramelized green papaya and avocado purée. The flavors really did fuse together nicely and it was truly yummy!! We ended our meal by sharing one hot chocolate lava cake which was comped by the owner who stopped by checking our dining experience. That was a nice personal touch at this fun trendy restaurant!

We got out the door for $96 for two of us splitting the bill—a bit spendy for 2 entrees, 1 appetizer, and 2 margaritas. However, compared to regular Mexican food it was well worth the higher price for the uniqueness of the Mexican fusion cuisine!! We will definitely be back to Mesa Urbana!!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Love the vibe. The food is delicious .

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The best Margarita we’ve had in along time. The entrees have unique twists to traditional dishes which are delicious.

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2.0Dined on April 6, 2018

The place is packed like an airport departure gate before boarding. Food is mediocre. Maybe we expected too much based on the rating, so it was a bigger disappointment than it would be if we did no prior research. In any case, we won’t return.

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2.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Pros
-tasty drinks
-good service
-nice ambiance
-tasty salsa

Cons
-smelly bathrooms
-light-pour drinks
-no espresso machine (only drip coffee)
-no hot sauce, only hot salsa
-crumbly chips

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We love this rest we found it about 6 months ago and have gone back 6 times already. Love the food best sangria. Great service even though they are busy you don’t feel rushed.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Phenomenal service and amazing food. I give it the highest rating.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

The salmon is my favorite , scallops are good but only got 2 , good size but should be at least 3 . The food is very good , I would absolutely recommend

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

delicious food, not your typical mexican restaurant. pretty expensive. food items were so creative, i felt like i was on an episode of "chopped"

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