Mesa Urbana Mexican bistro

4.7
1118 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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goodevent
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive service, good table. Friendly place🤗

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vipMaggiS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 7 days ago
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
KarenB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food and service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 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
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food only exceeded by the fabulous service.

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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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vipshar
Chicago
35 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
54 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and ambience are wonderful and consistently so.

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vipNacho
Chicago
3 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
36 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!!

CT
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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vipRestaurantWarrior
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As good as all of our friends told us the restaurant would be!

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HappyDiner
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent menu, delicious food and beautiful presentation! Service was also just perfect. This is a delightful addition to Chicago's restaurant scene.

EB
vipEnricoB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A real hidden gem in the Gold Coast. The food is creative and amazing flavors. The outdoor patio is so comfortable it makes you feel like you are on vacation.

KD
KathyD
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I enjoyed the ambiance and the food presentation, and the service was excellent. The food was a little pricey.

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vipshar
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

innovative and interesting food. a great blend of Mexican and Middle East traditions. Excellent service and great outdoor ambiance for as long as the weather holds.

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DineRus
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Salmon is fantastic! The quality and flavors of the food is superb.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service!

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Francesca
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Service was excellent - I highly recommend going!

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vipBANDL
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

We had a table outside which was lovely. The guacamole was very bland . It came with cut up veggies and we had to ask for chips. The skatewing looked beautiful. It was a huge piece of fish. It also tasted very bland, like it needed more seasoning. The mahi tacos were very good and a large portion

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pamp
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and exceptional service

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BriC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic- great attention to detail on plating and flavors. Will definitely be coming back!

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vipGlynnisR
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Tasty but overpriced and not great ambiance. Does have large outdoor space.

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3bdaygirls
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

We waited about 1/2 hour for our table in spite of having a reservation. We got glasses of wine from the bar. Lovely and unusual wine list, but pricey. The Brussels sprout small plate was inedible. The taste of the gas or propane grill was the only flavor and the Brussels sprouts were rock hard. The queso fundido was good. We both ordered carne asada. Again it tasted mostly of gas grill or propane grill. The gorgeous asparagus had that taste too and I thought they were inedible. I wouldn’t come back.

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vipshar
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

as always a great dinner. such interesting food. creative. service as always was great. it's a real neighborhood gem. so happy they're close by!!!

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CorinneE
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding. While the menu description may seem simple, the food that comes out is anything but. Something as boring as salsa is absolutely delectable. Glazes on the salmon are to die for. The service was top notch. 10/10 would recommend!

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SouthsideDiner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food was good, and the service was good. We sat outside, and it seemed very covid-safe. We"ll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!

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Mesa Urbana Mexican bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 1118 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.