Mesa Urbana Mexican bistro
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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Brought 2 friends who had never been and they can't wait to return. We all had extraordinary meals.
Amazing menu, great service and quality!
We had the grilled octopus special. It was cooked perfect and seasoned beautifully. We also split the lamb chops, cooked recommended to medium rare. The flavors and cook were prefect. My new favorite dish there.
Best fish tacos I’ve ever had!
Loud. Packed. Busy. However, this is because the food is sooo good. You can’t go wrong with the food here.
Everything was delicious waitress was great food came out quickly only negative was it was kind of loud so hard to hear each other!
Server was very helpful, food and drinks excellent!
Never had a bad meal at Mesa Urbana, always great. and Great service.
When it get busy it's a bit loud.
Popular place for a good reason!
Delicious play on Mexican dishes. Always entree specials/something new. This is my 6th visit, and will keep coming back. Large variety of margaritas, not strong. Excellent service. Good energetic vibe.
Great food, fun vibe, good service, VERY loud
Branzino is my go to fish when I’m dining out. Mesa Urbana’s version may be the best one I’ve had. The combination of fish, mushrooms, and salty olives was delightful. Please make this a regular on your menu.
We were seated in middle of restaurant noise level was somewhat disruptive, but was Sat. night. I would ask for different seating next visit. Food & Service was excellent. We shall return.
Don't be fooled by the, strip mall, store front, restaurant.
This is a great restaurant. Good interior design. It's a warm space.
the room is divided front and back.
to the front is a bar area, and high top tables, and bit more casual.
There is a simple demarking line, for the back of the restaurant,
where the decor is a bit warmer and subdued.
the food is great, the service is great.
The food and service were good but it was way too expensive for the ambiance they had going on.
Fabulous experience for our group of 10. We'll definitely be back!!
First time there with another couple and it was amazing!! Service was attentive , food was lovely taste and presentation and the owner graciously sent over complimentary desserts that were delicious!
We will definitely be back ! What a nice treat!!
It is listed as $ but should be $$. It's outrageously expensive, $15 for guacamole! Food was great but $25 for 4 vegetarian tacos is too much.
Very good food, high quality, and quite tasty. Drinks were also very good and prices matched the quality of the food and drinks. Our server was hurried on a busy night and did not explain menu to us. We would go back again for sure.
I used to love Mesa Urbana. Went for Valentine’s Day dinner with my family. I get it’s a tough night. The server was slammed. 35 minutes to take an order. Almost one hour to get our food. And it was dry and over cooked. Then we were offered free desserts and got charged for one. Again the server tried.
Most disappointing was the managment. The manager’s view when I asked for help the first time was the chicken takes a long time to cook. Not, we’re sorry. The second time I tried to ask for help, I was interrupted and told I was rude.
Usually good food. Tonight was really really disappointing. The kitchen and leadership was not up to the task. Management made it worse, which was, perhaps, worst of all. Of course our neighboring tables felt bad for us (after they sent back their food for being undercooked). In these types of situations all the manager needed to do was say, we’re sorry, we’ll take care of you.
We have been coming to the restaurants since day one. I highly recommend the salmon it’s one of the top selling dishes. The red sangria is one of my favorites as well. The owners name is Moe and he is extremely friendly. We really enjoy coming to his restaurant
Great food and exceptionally friendly service
Every meal I’ve had has been tremendous! A city like menu a 5 star chef a true food experience. Just too bad it’s in a strip mall with bad parking!
Delicious drinks and food! Everything was so fresh and tasty! Waitress LuAnne was funny and attentive and had great food and drink recommendations!
Only complaint was it is loud!
Mesa Urbana is a Mexican restaurant with gourmet food, not your every day Mexican restaurant, and the food is excellent.
Every entree that I have had has been very tasty
Simply amazing! We were looking for a spot to celebrate a family birthday. The birthday girl requested Mexican and we were drawn to Mesa Urbana because their menu offers something other than the usual assortment of tacos, burritos, enchiladas.... We are so happy we decided to make the longer drive to try it out.
There was not a moment of our evening that was not perfect. Service was friendly and attentive. Food was creative and delicious. We tried the guacamole, ceviche trio, chicken tacos and fish tacos. Portions were generous but not overwhelming. Kitchen was incredibly accommodating of preferences. Space is warm and inviting despite it being in a strip mall and the noise level was just right for group conversation without feeling like other tables could hear our every word (or us, theirs). We will absolutely return. Soon!
Always delicious food and drink. Can’t wait to go back again!
Overpriced by at least $5.00 per item. Many more Mexican restaurants with all types of menus that have better food and MUCH better prices. Had seafood pasta there were 2 shrimp unstable calamari and fair mussels. Lots of pasta.
Second time been there and my first impressions were correct. Will not be going back. Too many other better choices!
Upscale Mexican food... it was really a great pleasure dining here the first time. We ordered something that wasn’t on the menu and the chef obliged which was really nice. We also ordered plenty that was on the menu and everything was outstanding. Great presentation too. This restaurant is a gem that sits in a very unassuming strip mall. It’s easy to pass by. I feel lucky that we found it. We will be back!
Fun place! Amazing food and margaritas
We are never disappointed with the delicious food, craft cocktails, dessert or the excellent service!
We had a reservation early evening on a Wednesday (not busy). The hostess guessed my name, and when I told her the correct one, she just laughed and said 'whatever'. Within a few minutes after being seated, our waiter wanted to take our entree order, which we placed. Afterward, we questioned that he didn't ask us if we wanted to order drinks or an appetizer. As he passed by, we asked to order drinks and he said he would take care of that (which he did). In record time, our entrees were presented. It was so rushed, that I felt I was at a place such as Dennys. The food was tasty, but rather pricey for the amount served. The waiter was very quick in offering the check, and not asking if we wanted another drink or if we had an interest in dessert. We were out of there in record time. It was not an experience that I was expecting based on others reviews. Hopefully, management will make an effort training their employees to promote a better paced dining experience than the one we had.
We went to Mesa for a b-day celebration. The food, service and ambiance were good. It’s a friendly place, but parking can sometimes be an issue.
The food was good but overpriced
Food is fresh and delicious. Service is great! Owner is charming. Very welcoming.
Best salmon and guacamole in the area.
Great dinner! Parking is difficult.
The food was delicious. It has a “city” atmosphere. Loved my cocktails !