Mesa Urbana Mexican bistro

4.7
1135 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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vipgraced
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and drink. Great service!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great everything! Best restaurant in Chicago. Great personal touch and fabulous food!

MK
vipManolisK
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mesa Urbana has become my favorite everyday & special occasion restaurant. The food, staff and service is 100%

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MarthaW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious. I had never been here before, however I shall definitely return!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredible gastronomic experience and exceptional service

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vipdiamondeb
Chicago
49 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this neighborhood gem the food is healthy, fresh and delicious

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vipBRUCEB
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and unique. Wonderful host and ambiance.

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vipRushed
Chicago
56 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is not your typical Mexican but everything is wonderful and sometimes unusual, but always very good.

TJ
vipTannerJ
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mesa is a hidden gem! Both the service and the food were outstanding. We went on a Thursday night and it wasn't crowded, which I was surprised at considering our great experience. We'll definitely be back.

MB
MichaelB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is very personable! We’re even thinking about going back tonight, as the other restaurant canceled on us due to unforeseen circumstances

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ThomasG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The cocktails were decent to very good. The shrimp ceviche and tuna tartare were okay but a bit bland or one-dimensional in the case of the heavily passionfruit ceviche. The skatewing was excellent, maybe the best I've had, accomapnied by delish mushroom risotto. Our bartender/waiter was great and knowledgeable and let me taste a couple Mexican whiskeys.

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vipAndrewM
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the best restaurants and a real gem in Lincoln Park. They welcome you when you arrived. The service outstanding and the food is creative and delicious. Cocktails are spot on and imaginative. Been there 10 times and always great whether dining in the bar, outside or the main dining room.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was very nice, the staff were so personal and welcoming. The food is good and the environment was great

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vipshar
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great and innovative food. Always a wonderful experience.

LJ
LJSU
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing space and fabulous food! Best addition to the neighborhood. Service was also a 5star!

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RyanM
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, drinks and ambiance. The salmon large plate was specifically fantastic.

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goodevent
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive service, good table. Friendly place🤗

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vipMaggiS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal and our server Carlos was very attentive & helpful. The flavors were fresh & bright. We will definitely return.

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vipJulesharm
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent: fresh ingredients with wonderful flavor combinations. Our group of 5 shared nearly all the small plates on offer and enjoyed each again great flavor combinations. Staff professional & so friendly & helpful. Crowd was all ages. Truly a wonderful experience.

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viplovegoodfood
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food, and in addition the staff is warm, welcoming and gracious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!

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DianaP
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a hidden gem in Lincoln Park. The food is exceptional and the staff bends over backward to make your experience an excellent one. Try the Queso Fundido for starters, and the Cinco Leches for desert!

KJ
KathrynJ
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great service.
Flavors were incredible.
The options available with the guacamole were unique and really appreciated.
We will be back.

KB
vipKarenB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food and service.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food — a quiet explosion of wonderful flavors each bite.

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DavidG
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service! We had the carne asada and it was cooked perfectly. the brussel sprout appetizer was savory and delicious, and the guac with Jicama was tasty too. Highly receommended!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was excellent - queso fundido and carne asada both great, good mezcal cocktails, great service.

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AnnS
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food only exceeded by the fabulous service.

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vipshar
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative fusion of middle eastern and Mexican ingredients and spices. Great experience every time I go there.

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vipRushed
Chicago
56 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and ambience are wonderful and consistently so.

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vipNacho
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding and drinks were unique and interesting.

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vipmorristhecat
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Used to go to the restaurant in Glenview and loved it. This effort has poor food and twice the price.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife’s birthday

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vipshar
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always

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karen
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing experience, food was great and the staff amazing!!

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vipChrisT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the food and atmosphere! Service was great! Fantastic drinks, fish tacos delicious and the tuna was amazing. Skate fish and steak we all enjoyed. Queso Fundeto was yummy!

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vipLittleBruiser
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We would return. The food was good to very good the antidote is noisy but energizing. Gives you the feel of being in a sophisticated Latin - American restaurant. A bit pricy however.

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JasonS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We needed a place for 8 with short notice, popped up on google with 4.7 stars, exceeded all expectations. All was great, stop in the bar first, very cool spot with great drinks. Queso Fundido was probably our favorite, but really all of it was great. We'll be back.

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vipLakeviewLocavore
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Mesa Urbana several times and it never disappoints. The food is creative and flavor infused. The margaritas and other creative cocktails are equally fabulous. We highly recommend this gem.

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Mesa Urbana Mexican bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 1135 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.