Mesa Urbana Mexican bistro

4.5
607 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
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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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Gift Card
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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What 607 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.1
ambience
4.1
value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Amazing dinner !! Love this restaurant!! Moe the owner is so nice !

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Met a group of six friends for some Mexican food. With a name like Mesa Urbana, I expected your typical Mexican food menu. I was surprised by the spin on the food and the presentation. Mesa Urbana had some great Mexican/Caribbean fusion flavors. Everyone enjoyed their meal. I will be going again.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

We waited probably ten minutes for our cocktails, which I thought was very long on a Tuesday night. The restaurant and bar were not crowded- we thought our waitress had forgotten us. After the drinks arrived, we ordered appetizers and then our waitress was more attentive. We all had hoped for a more spicy menu, but the food was tasty and well prepared. Prices were somewhat high for a strip mall restaurant, but everything was fresh and tasty. Would like to see more Latin and Hispanic items.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We celebrated 2 birthdays. Food and service were excellent. Salmon was incredible! Loved everything we ordered and our delicious birthday dessert. We will be back!!!

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Our server (Mary Lou?) was fantastic. The food is delicious! 2 scallops is not enough for a dinner portion for $25

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4.0Dined on June 17, 2018

This was our first visit here.

We had several drinks and every one of them were fantastic! The restaurant was pretty full which made the noise level a little too loud to carry on a conversation if you weren’t sitting right next to the person. It was uncomfortably hot and saw many people fanning themselves with menus and napkins and wiping sweat from their brows, us included. We ordered a few appetizers which were great but within a few minutes our entrees and sides arrived as well. We had a table full of food and no room to maneuver. Everything we ordered was delicious so it’s a shame we didn’t get a chance to enjoy it in courses.

The staff were all very friendly and fun. Overall we had a good time and we will definitely be back to give it another go.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Fantastic cocktails, terrific chips, wonderful, friendly service by Nicole. Great night out!

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2.0Dined on June 17, 2018

We were all disappointed by the price of the food...can get very good mexican fare for much less. And the voice level of music and people was so loud we could not even talk to our friends...we needed to leave quickly. The food and service was good but not for the prices and the drive to a suburban restaurant. I have recommended your place in the past, but I will not longer due to the two main issues.

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3.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Had a table near rear of Restaurant and had trouble reading menu...too dark. Restaurant looks like it needs fresh paint and a little revitalization. Empanada too bready...and could have used more filling. Salad had too much dressing. Loved the well-chilled wine... and it was served quickly!

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Excellent food and service. The owner checked in with every table, which was impressive. It is pricey though, so you have to be ready for that.

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

I have dined here at least 6 times. On each and every occasion meal was superb. Service was excellent. Cocktails are innovative and delicious.

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4.0Dined on June 9, 2018

This was our first time at Mesa Urbana, and the food is very good. We will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Excellent Food and Service. Not a traditional Mexican restaurant. All the food selections were delicious and this place will not disappoint the most discriminating eater.

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3.0Dined on June 6, 2018

We always love Mesa's food - especially the salmon!! Just wish it wasn't so noisy - hard to have a conversation!!

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Consistent high quality of food.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Once again, fantastic food and service at Mesa Urbana. Our server Louanne was the best we’ve ever had. The food was delicious, the drinks were excellent, just wish it weren’t so loud!

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Loved the food!

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3.0Dined on June 2, 2018

I’ll start with the good: the salmon was delicious. And the mango and papaya salad served with it was even better. The okay: the shrimp entree was fairly tasty but had only 3 shrimp. The not so good: the ceviche sampler was not only bland but was 90 percent salsa— almost no fish or shrimp in any of the three ceviches. Add to this teeny tiny wine pours and we decided we wouldn’t refuse to go back if friends pushed us, but we wouldn’t choose to return our own.

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1.0Dined on May 30, 2018

The empanadas tasted stale and the restaurant ran out of their tortilla soup special an hour after opening the restaurant for dinner with only a quarter of the restaurant filled! The waiter didn’t care that the special had run out and no one really bothered to come by and ask how we liked our food. I will not be recommending this restaurant to anyone, not for the meal and definitely not for the overpriced, average items! Very disappointing.

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2018

First time to eat here. The food was terrific ,our waiter was fun. A great evening!!!!

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5.0Dined on May 28, 2018

Consistent service and excellent food. Neighborhood gem.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

This is a hidden gem in a strip mall. The inside has the feel of a "city" restaurant and the food is creative with many delicious options. I love the atmosphere, the servers are very accommodating and the food is outstanding. great selection of beers and cocktails with fresh ingredients (no mixes).

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

We loved our experience! Nicole was our server and she was excellent. The food was delicious and the drinks amazing. We will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

My husband and I sat at the bar at Mesa Urbana. We had such a great time. Excellent service, amazing drinks, food was on point ! The bar staff is very energetic, friendly and generous. We will be back.!

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on May 25, 2018

A delicious meal.

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4.0Dined on May 20, 2018

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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