Mesita

4.4
362 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
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  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Good for Groups
Mesita, which translates to “small table”, serves authentic, modern, Mexican cuisine in a vibrant atmosphere. The menu, created by Chef Victor Chicas, features fresh guacamole prepared table-side, mouth-watering Mexican street corn, fire-grilled fajitas, along with burritos, tortas, tacos and many other house-made Mexican dishes. The combination of our traditional menu and playful décor with our rustic Mexican flair provides a dining experience that truly embodies the Mexican spirit. Mesita is the newest addition to the Rockville Centre restaurant scene and we are steps away from the LIRR.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican
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Hours of operation
BRUNCH HOURS
SUNDAY: 11:00AM-3:30PM
SATURDAY: 11:00AM-3:30PM

LUNCH HOURS
Monday: 11:30am-3:00pm
TUESDAY: 11:30am-3:00pm
WEDNESDAY: 11:30am-3:00pm
THURSDAY: 11:30am-3:00pm
FRIDAY: 11:30am-3:00pm

DINNER HOURS
Monday-Thursday : 4:00pm - (10:00pm) 1:00am
Friday: 4:00pm - (11:00pm) 2:00am
Saturday: 4:30pm - (11:00pm) 2:00am
Sunday: 4:30pm - (9:00pm) 11:00pm

Kitchen hours are listed in parentheis.
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Phone number
(516) 282-9900
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Catering
Off Premise Catering Menu Available. Please Contact Us at 516.282.9900.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
North Village Ave
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Parking details
There is plenty of public parking available - street & parking lot. Metered until 6pm daily, except Sundays and Holidays
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Public transit
LIRR Rockville Centre nearby.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Sun 11:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 3:00PM
Mon - Fri 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 4:00PM
Sat 11:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 3:00PM

What 362 People Are Saying
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CS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Went for a friend’s night out to celebrate birthdays. Service was great, and the food was good overall. We had the table side guacamole of course and then chicken fajitas, shrimp tacos and a skirt steak platter. The tacos were not in a crispy shell but were like rubber-maybe yuca? Would not order again. Fajitas and marinated skirt steak was excellent.

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j
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

The first time we dined here was a completely different experience. Not sure if we’ll go back again. Service and food was nothing like our prior meal. Spoke to the manager about my meal and he didn’t really seem to care.

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MM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious! Steak fajitas and Queso Fundido were amazing!!!

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a
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and drinks were great. Service was excellent. Loved the theme and decorations. The guy on the rolling station for guacamole was a cool touch. Gotta say the only thing I did not like was the size of the table. It was just my wife and me so we got a small table. Even though staff was constantly taking away items between our drinks, waters, appetizers and or main dishes it was way too cluttered for us. But besides that we will def go back again but ask for a bigger table.

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CF
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Went for Taco Tuesday. DJ was so loud couldn’t hear the person next to me. Mgr refused to lower it because people “were dancing”. Not a soul was dancing. The food is so meh and overpriced. And they tacked on a 20% service charge for a party of 4 with no advanced notice. Nice. Never eating here again! Done.

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k
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Guacamole tableside was fun and tasty. It was taco Tuesday so ordered multiple items. Chicken shrimp and steak tasty unfortunately steak very tough really couldn't eat. I wasnt a fan of the gritty like very soft shells.
Unfortunately, the music was SOOO LOUD, my husband and I couldn't even talk .

My margarita was okay.
Wanted to love everything but just couldn't.
I will give it another try down the road.

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k
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent and so was the service

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SL
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience. Service was amazing. Food was tasty and drinks were perfect. Great lunch experience.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing per usual!

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BL
Pittsburgh
29 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

the noise level was ridiculous, the music was playing so loud it was nearly impossible to have a conversation at the table without shouting. food was good and the waitress was fine - better off going during the week when it is quieter.

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NV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here. Definitely going back. The peach sangria was awesome. Guac fresh and 👌🏽👌🏽👌🏽

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Very loud atmosphere, hard to hear when having a conversation because of the loudness in the restaurant. Food was amazing, great service

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JL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food! And even better margaritas!!

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a
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We enjoyed the food, although the greeting we were given when we arrived was annoying, at best. We had a reservation for 4. Two of us arrived 10 minutes before our reservation. We were told we would be seated when the rest of the party arrived, although the restaurant less than half occupied. We were told that we could wait at the bar. After about 5 minutes I asked to be seated at our table to order our drinks "in your half empty restaurant". After a hesitation, the hostess agreed and sat us. In the end, it did not matter. We did not see a waiter for another 20 minutes, well after "the rest of the party" had arrived. While there appeared to be plenty of staff (bus people, servers, etc.) the was only one waiter for the restaurant. Presumably, someone called in sick, and they either didn't or couldn't obtain a sub. The sole waiter was very nice and repeatedly very apologetic for the ongoing delays.

Our party had Quesadillas and Queso Fundito for appetizers; Puerco Rostizado, Mole Poblano and Fajitas for entrees. All dishes were very good. We hope to return, trusting they have overcome their staffing issue.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service is exceptional & the food is really good. The only downside was the noise level. That being said, we will definitely return.

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f
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food, great service!

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J
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

BEWARE - went here on a Tuesday with my wife and son - a party of 3. The bill came, which I thought was a little expensive, but I reviewed the purchases and it seemed correct. What I did NOT notice was that they already included a 20% gratuity. Who does that for a party of 3? So I added another 20% on top of that, gave it to the waitress, and she never came back to suggest we might have overlooked the included gratuity - it was clearly a mistake. As a matter of fact, I tipped the exact same amount because they included the typical "tip calculator" at the bottom of the bill (e.g. - add $24.17 for a 20% gratuity)! More than misleading.

To top it off, for the $155 bill, they charged my card $334. Had to call the bank, dispute the charge, get a new card, and change all my auto-bill-pay accounts to the new card. Terrible.

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WS
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Made reservations for 2, for 6:15pm, walked in 15 min early, we were told to wait, we were early, no one else was waiting, 9 tables available. I waited 5 minutes and approached the hostess and asked him if he’s ready now, he looked at us and said yes. He sat us at our table just put menus in the table, walked away, didn’t say enjoy your dinner... nothing - Why he made us wait? Don’t know but I was ready to walk out. However, our server was super great, Eric, he knew the menu and made suggestions! Food was good, fajitas good! Prices affordable! Spacious dinning, good music, guacamole bar! Great dining !

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Great atmosphere, service was excellent!!

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O
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Chicken fajitas were totally bland and unseasoned. Portions were half the size of Salsa Mexicana which is around the corner and on Opentable also. SM is the place to go.

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S
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

I enjoyed my steak quesadillas, but if the steak had been cooked medium I would have preferred it so much more because that is how I typically and usually order it. My girlfriend, however, did not enjoy her steak tacos because the the steak was too under cooked for her taste. She felt nauseated for a while unfortunately so her appetite was spoiled. It was our first time there, too.

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JS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was amazing!!! The noise level was very loud though and made it hard to talk. Overall I would try to order the food as take-out.

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M
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Nice place but very loud for a friends get together. You cannot hear each other speak

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AK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious, as always. A bit expensive for 2 of us, mostly because of drink costs. Still worth it overall.

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d
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, excellent friendly service. A littl loud

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Side guacamole was awesome. Tacos superb! Service was excellent.

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M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything was great

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AO
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

I NEVER give reviews but this time I have to. Everything was great about this restaurant until the end part of it. It was my first time there and I was celebrating a friend's birthday. However, I did not appreciate the fact that a worker there asked us to leave, (we were there about 2 hrs in & we had already paid) as there were some reservations waiting. I never had been asked to leave no matter how small or big a restaurant is. They could have suggested for us to sit by the bar or something but that was very rude on their part.

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L
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 1

Terrible taco Tuesday ! Dinner at 6pm doesn’t need to sound like a dance club ! Sooo loouud !! Horrible experience. Food always good, drinks somewhat inconsistent, stick with beer. Lose the DJ on Tuesday !! Not necessary!!

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s
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The problem with the food is that on a Saturday afternoon at 2:30 no one in my party wanted eggs or breakfast. They only offered the very limited brunch menu which was all breakfast except for four items. I ordered a salad which was fair and everyone else ordered tacos but we all came for fajitas. Didn't know brunch was all day Saturday ( menu says Sunday brunch). The table side guacamole was pretty good though.

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a
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

The service was completely horrible. The hostess was very unwelcoming and it took our server a half hour to take our order. The server also never came to our table to refill drinks or check on our food and when we asked him for a sauce he rolled his eyes at us as if we were annoying him. The food itself was very good but would probably not consider coming back due to such poor service.

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SM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience at Mesita! Loved the guacamole made at the table and the steak fajitas! Highly recommend the Banana Xango! (OMG!) Our server, Carlos, was very friendly & accommodating! Will definitely go back, soon!

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c
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food and drinks were good. Friendly staff. Dimming lit could barely see the menu. Extremely loud.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

The place is beautiful the the food was good not amazing the bartender clearly needed help very slow at bar and table service. Underwhelmed

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JW
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My wife and I really enjoyed our meals. She got a vegetable burrito and I had the steak/chicken fajitas. It's obvious that they pay great attention to detail in both their ingredients, preparation, and presentation. The service was also great, how waiter was always nearby but never pushy. We will definitely be back soon.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The Mariachi band was everything. One guy played the violin!! The food was really good. The drinks, even better. The tropical sangria was awesome...very light and summery. The peach sangria was even better!

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DM
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We went here for the first time and we loved it. The food was amazing, the servers could have been a little friendlier but the food and drinks definitely made up for that. It's loud but it didn't bother us too much. We'll definitely be going back!

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DD
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Mesita is my favorite Mexican restaurant. The food is delicious, & extremely fresh. Their table side guacamole is the best I ever tasted! They also make exceptional drinks, not to mention, the service is also excellent!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 2

Very loud we could not talk to each other

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I come here all the time love the food drinks and the staff is very attentive

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