Mesa Urbana Mexican bistro

4.6
828 reviews
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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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Chicago
89 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

I really like the food here, and the servers are great. But it’s overpriced relative to what you get and we also felt rushed, for example dinner coming out on top of appetizers. Worth a visit but not worth a regular stop for dinner.

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p
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great from start to finish octopus appetizer was perfect as well as salmon and

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MW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

To sum up our impressions: expensive, small portions, bland food. $76 for 4 bland baby tacos, a dry chicken breast, and a glass of wine.

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SY
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Nothing special. For the price which I think a bit too much and the food is ok. Can’t even say that it is good. Just ok.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a great place!

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JS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 2ambience 3

The waitress spill some food on my back I asked her is there anything on my back she said no when I walked out at the end of the night my friend saw my back that I had Waka Moly all over my back.
Thanks but no thanks . This is after we left he a 20% top.

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JZ
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mesa Urbana is amazing! Some of the freshest ingredients I have ever had, the portions were great and the tastes were spectacular! Highly recommend to everyone!!!

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c
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a great dinner at Mesa Urbana. My husband and I always eat at the bar but we were meeting our son and daughter-in-law so we sat at a table. Our server Nicole (I think) was darling and very attentive.
I always do the same thing; mussels and calamari. I had some calamari and guacamole (delish) and split the risotto crusted halibut which was yummy. So glad to have tried something new.
My husband had the Carne Asada and my son the Salmon. Both said they were delicious. Of course had a margarita or two.
We really enjoy the restaurant. Staff is friendly and always a good vibe!

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CP
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, uniquely prepared and good service, we’ve been here multiple times and have been happy each time.

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t
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Delightful manager. Took efforts in seating us prior to a late couple arrival. Great drinks with fresh fruit- lots of options. Appetizers very good- mussels were delicious! Great flavors in other options. Dinners also very good, great fish tacos. Choc lava cake wonderful. Located in a strip mall, parking a bit tricky- however more spaces in lot to north.

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R
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to Mesa Urbano on many ocassions. They are very courteous and committed to insuring an excellent dining experience. Love this place! Had a Halibut dish with a tomato based sauce and fried risotto that was delicious.

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DG
Chicago
57 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Brought a somewhat picky friend to Mesa Urbana & she loved it! The staff is always warm & welcoming and it's obvious they have a strong desire to provide a great customer experience. Great mojitos. Delicious appetizers. My friend loved the salmon. I had the camarones tropical which was good but I would have liked a little more spice. But hey, that's just me... Overall, always a great time at MU!

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KS
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent. Extremely high quality ingredients for a family/neighborhood Mexican restaurant.

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PG
Chicago
105 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great entrees with a flair

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JS
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently delicious food and excellent customer service. We love this place!

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Excellent food! All four of us loved our entrees and appetizers. The fish tacos and salmon dishes were particularly good. Our server was very nice and knowledgeable but was a little slow. Overall, it was a very good meal and I’d definitely return.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been here many times and never been disappointed in any dish I've had. Service is excellent. The food is fresh and flavorful. What else can you ask for?

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic and same with the craft cocktails. Highly recommend.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

It was very loud and we could not have a conversation.

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c
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food! Everyone truly cares about the dining experience from the bartender to the owner. My husband had the best salmon of his life for dinner. We can’t stop going back!!!

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Cancun
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place doesn’t disappoint. The octopus is on point

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M
Montreal
8 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s my go to place every single time I am in the area!

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j
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I gave been going for years. I love the food, the staff and the owner is a wonderful and gracious host.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Mother’s Day brunch

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MF
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We are return customers because this is the most eclectic, creative, and fun Mexican food in the area. I would strongly urge anybody to MAKE A RESERVATION before going.

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FM
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Incredibly delicious, fresh menu. Service was fantastic - restaurant is a bit crowded and loud - but everything else makes it so worth it!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went with a group of friends on a Friday night service and food was great. We got lucky and got a table in the front by the window and the noise level as not bad at all we all would talk and did not feel rushed by the server.

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MC
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding with amazing fresh flavors and a unique twist on Mexican cuisine.

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HW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

It was a delicious dining experience for all three of us from start to finish!

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PS
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was okay. Tried some new dishes, short rib tacos and teriyaki chicken lettuce wraps. Both were boring. Had blueberry crumble for dessert, tasted like a blueberry muffin, again nothing special.
Margarita was excellent.

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c
New England
8 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding restaurant- my go to when I come to Northbrook for business trips. Can’t say enough great things!

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New England
8 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down, favorite restaurant to go to when I am in town on business. The food is outstanding as is the service. Love, love this restaurant and highly recommend! Been there twice this week already.

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JM
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food every time I have eaten at Mesa Urbana. Everyone is super friendly. Their margaritas are amazing. Sit at the bar and the bartenders will slip you samples of drinks they are making for others. We love eating at the bar!!!

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j
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great quality of food. Red Sangria is one of the best. But need to update their bathrooms ...

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l
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We arrived at 6:00, so the noise level was very comfortable. By the time we left, the joint was jumping!! Our server was Gary. He was both charming, knowledgable and efficient. The four of us had margaritas that were superb.The guacamole was fantastic, enhanced by amazing warm corn chips and fun veggies.I had the salmon entree, which is both unusual and delicious, with an avocado glaze and caramelized mango and papaya. The men loved the grilled octopus and eggplant special. The other woman adored her mussels. We can’t wait to return!!

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CR
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good spot. Nice bar area to sit and eat at if you can't get a table. Great Margaritas, diverse menu. Not your typical Mexican restaurant!

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BK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food. Creative menu, twists on traditional Mexican food. Great energy and buzz in the restaurant.. a little loud but great to always see this restaurant doing so well.

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S
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Mesa Urbana has the best fish tacos on the planet!!!

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OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They brought a little cake with ice cream &candle . It was so sweet my mom was surprised this is her favorite restaurant. So we had to celebrate her birthday there.

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PG
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and food. We’ll certainly be back.

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