Mesa Urbana Mexican bistro

4.6
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$30 and under
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Mexican
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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M
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My all time favorite restaurant. Food and service is outstanding! Love this place!

JM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A truly great find. We’re lucky to have it so near-by. We dine out often,and enjoy good food as much as good service.

BJ
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience3

The cocktails were lovely, but they were quite expensive. I also ordered Chardonnay, and got a 5 oz. pour for $14.00. Not a good value.
My husband ordered the mahi tacos, which were fair.
I ordered the salmon. It was good, but on the spicy side. The waitress said they were not spicy.

s
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Food was good not great. Entrees are very expensive. Too expensive for a neighborhood store front. Hostess is rude and could benefit from customer service training!!!

OT
Cancun
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks and great food to share with friends. Never disappointed after coming here. Keep up the good work.

S
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really, really outstanding food and friendly service. We've been here at peak times and not enjoyed the experience because of the crowds. We went early on a Sunday evening and had an absolutely wonderful meal.

RI
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

This place had great reviews but a few people highlighted some issues. We went to see for ourselves. Unfortunately we had to agree with some of the not so great reviews. The ambience was very good as was the service. Plus all the food LOOKED terrific. But unfortunately the looks were deceiving. All thee dishes we had were presented very well but the taste was bland at best. Add to this the fact that everything at this restaurant is premium priced and I would have to say that we will likely not be back. A shame since we had such high hopes for this place.

SK
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy going here. Food was delicious, service wonderful and just love going here

CL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was good but too loud

KJ
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I really like the menu twists at Mesa Urbana and the El Jefe margarita is the best. Sound level can be atrocious during busy times but this Thursday evening it was totally tolerable. Pricey so it’s not a weekly visit type of place but we try to visit every few months and have never left disappointed.

G
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Tasty fusion food w Mexican flair. Pricey menu. Overall good quality. Delicious red sangria.

BB
Chicago
109 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Every item we have ordered at Mesa Urbana - in excess of a dozen- has been outstanding. The chef is very creative, but always delivers good flavors that work. Ignore the strip center “ambiance” and enjoy.

LC
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent in every way!

R
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mesa Urbana is always a treat. Halibut Rissoto was fantastic. Never pass up their guacamole.

M
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant! Food was outstanding usual. Our waitstaff was excellent. The waitress was enthusiastic and did a great job of explaining the specials and answering questions. Out water glasses were kept full. Love the salsa. The cod was delicious as were the chicken lettuce wraps. The complementary pumpkin desert for my friends who were celebrating their anniversary was enjoyed. Mesa Urbana is my go to place for a special occasion as were as a nice night out.

D
Chicago
118 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have been to Mesa Urbana many times but this time I tried the salmon. It was delicious! Also our table really loved the cauliflower.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Consistently good.

ES
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a group of 10 for a business dinner, it was really excellent. Food, service and ambiance were great. Can be a little pricey, but everybody had a good time.

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I come to the Northbrook area 3-4 times per year and always have dinner at Mesa Urbana. It’s great!

J
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVE Mesa Urbana!! They treat you like family. The food is excellent, the bar has anything you want and if you need to alter a meal choice, they will do it, no problem! We have referred many friends to this restaurant and they love it too!! Don't forget to order the guacamole, it's the best in town!!

OT
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic appetizers and the best margaritas! Try the Mussels.

DA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated right away according to our reservation. Food arrived in a timely manner and it was delicious. The waiter was very pleasant.

HN
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, a 5 star review to Moe and Mesa Urbana! A great night to celebrate our mom's 80th birthday!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome food. Carne asada was fabulous. Definitely start with queso fundido

N
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Too expensive but good good.

MB
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was great, portions were a little smaller than i would like for the price. Got the short rib tacos, and they fell apart on me everytime.

ED
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best salmon I have ever had!

BR
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great craft cocktails and the food had amazing flavors! Love that they served the guacamole with fresh veggies and not just chips. Located in an oldish strip mall but atmosphere inside is great! A little pricey but the quality of the food is totally worth it! Would definitely recommend!

OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our 4th or 5th time at Mesa Urbana. Excellent food and great service.

DP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very different spin on Mexican food. Everything was very good. Only challenge was the noise level which made it hard to have a conversation. Otherwise everything was great! Will definitely go back again!!

C
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall2food3service4ambience3

My mom and i went for dinner and ordered 1 appetizer and 2 entrees, no drinks and the total came to $98 with tip. Food was very mediocre and the portions were small but the service was good.

L
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I can’t believe such a fantastic restaurant is hidden in a strip mall. Will definitely be going back again. Went out with a group of girls and everything we had was absolutely delicious.

S
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best fish tacos ever!

CC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best salmon I have had.

s
Chicago
51 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mesa was delicious. Service was perfect. Can’t wait to return.

LF
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took our friends to Mesa Urbana for the first time and they loved it the same way we do. The food and the service makes you return. Try the special— they never disappoint. Can’t wait to try their new restaurant in Lincoln Park when it opens!

BA
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very pleased with our dinner and the friendly nature of everyone we encountered ar Mesa Urbana!

C
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a gem! Great food, beautifully presented and quiet enough to carry a conversation. Highly recommend. Fresh ingredients and the place is small but very nicely decorated z I will be back for dinner!!

PG
Chicago
140 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Specials are fantastic for dinner

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious cauliflower and thought the portion size was rather larger compared to my expectations after reading reviews. Will definitely be back to try other dishes. I loved the octopus appetizer and queso fundido (although not your typical fundido). My husband liked his lamb a lot as well but said the portion was small.