Meso Maya - Addison

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$30 and under
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Mexican

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Chef Nico’s love for the culinary arts started at age nine, when he worked for a bakery, making deliveries and assisting in the kitchen in Mexico. Nico honed his skills at several restaurants throughout the country, in states such as Vera Cruz, where he learned about seafood, dried chilies, and making sauces from scratch, and Oaxaca, where he perfected tamale-making techniques. In 1996 he left Mexico for Dallas so he could pursue his goal of becoming a renowned chef. By traveling from state to state throughout Mexico, Chef Nico learned many of the culinary skills that patrons in the area enjoy every day. Chef Nico earned his reputation within the Dallas restaurant scene by working at Cuba Libre, The Porch, Hibiscus, and Meso Maya. His food is celebrated for its complexity, unique presentation, and fresh flavors (thanks, in part, to his love of gardening—he grows peppers, tomatoes, squash, and onions).
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OT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience3

People were very nice. Server seemed busy even though the place was pretty empty.

Took a long time to be served drinks, and they came out pretty watery- like with melted ice cubes floating on top and lots of condensation on the glasses.

Food wasn’t very good- ceviche had a horrible odor, so we passed on eating dinner.

Meso Maya - Addison
Responded 2 days ago

Hi - So sorry to hear that you had a disappointing visit with us but thanks for bringing your concerns to our attention. We are working to address them with our staff appropriately in an effort to improve our guest experience for future patrons.

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BJ
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

In the past, quality was good. But, this trip, the Brussels sprouts had the hard ends left on them, making them difficult to eat, and the flavor was bland. To top it off, they were cool to barely warm. The brisket tacos were not hot and had zero flavor. Overall, food was not appealing. It was very crowded for a weeknight and perhaps the kitchen was not prepared for the large crowd.

Meso Maya - Addison
Responded 4 days ago

Hi BettieJ - Sorry to hear that you were disappointed by your recent visit with us, but thank you for your honest feedback. We are working to address your comments with our staff appropriately in an effort to improve and hope to serve you again in the future.

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OT
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great service was also

Meso Maya - Addison
Responded on December 3, 2019

Hi - Happy to hear that you fully enjoyed your visit with us - it was an absolute pleasure to welcome you in as our guest. Hope to see you again soon and don't forget to check us out on Facebook as well.

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OT
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a good meal, and the service was pleasant. We were seated quickly, and our server was nice and helpful.

Meso Maya - Addison
Responded on December 2, 2019

Hi - We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us! It was a pleasure to serve you and we appreciate your kind words. We'd love to see you again soon and don't forget to check us out on Facebook as well.

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TR
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

I was at the restaurant at 12 noon and see only about 2 more tables filled (day before Thanksgiving , so i guess understandable for low occupancy)

Food that i ordered was very tasteless and chicken was not fully warmed up. I dont usually write reviews but this is so bad that i felt writing the review. Server is fine and ambiance seems okay to me.

JW
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food and service were great. Id recommend adding space between the table and seats. We had people with us that could not sit comfortably in two different areas.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food4service2ambience5

Service was very slow

RM
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

I think the restaurant needs more wait staff. Our server was good , just hard to find at times.

Z
Dallas
25 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for Sunday brunch. With hard surfaces for floors and walls, noise could be a problem at busy times.

RH
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Ricardo was amazing! Perfect food and perfect drinks! Maybe put less ice in the bloody Mary’s.

SK
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Server was rude and disengaged. This person business being in hospitality business.

CR
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took a coworker for their first time and they were blown away. Always fresh and seasoned just right.

e
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Good skinny margaritas

GB
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time at this restaurant and we had a great time. We eat at the bar and the bartenders were very helpful.

GL
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always stop here when in town. Often bring my business meetings here for an early dinner. Wait staff is top notch, as is the food. A Yucatán style mexican cuisine mixed with common central mexican fair popular in the US. Highly recommend

WL
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great. The issues we had were that the waiter service was slow and the leel of nose was quite high.

MB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Repeat visit. Go here about 3-4 times a year for a nice date night. Always excellent food and service! My wife and I dream about the Carne Asada!

TT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

This is my second time eating here. The food was just very average for its price. The location is very good but overall it is overrated.

k
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined for brunch on Sunday. This is our second time here and both times it was delicious! The portions are large and we usually take for home.
Our brunch was very flavorful and cooked perfectly.

CF
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I felt like an avocado Margarita and I got it.

G
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and service. We enjoyed the meal and the ambiance.

D
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service. Celebrating a birthday.

OT
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

I have never had a meal here I did not like. Once again, I had a great salad and loved the cocktail that went with it. Uncharacteristically for this restaurant, our server was snippy, curt, and not very welcoming. We were a party of 6, and while we ate and drank a good amount of good food and drinks, I was disappointed that our server was so unfriendly. We will be back, but reluctantly.

EW
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Overall good experience but not as great as it has been in the past. There were several new employees that did not seem to be trained.

s
Dallas
43 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our new favorite spots!

JW
5 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall experience was excellent! We were seated quickly, service was paced and attentive, and the general manager(Julio) checked to make sure everything was to our expectations. I will definitely be back. Very pleased!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Server entered our order wrong, our food was delivered by someone else who has no idea the order was wrong. Our appetizer came out after our entrees. The communication between staff wasn’t great.

JB
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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m
Dallas
28 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food was amazing. There were three in our party and evert entrée was very tasty. I highly recommend the food and ambience. Our service was lacking though. I am hoping it was simply a one off, but drink refills, bringing drink from the bar and bringing check was rather poor.

I do recommend this location for good food.

SM
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I love the ambience of this restaurant. We've been several times, and even had business meetings there, and it's a great place for conversation. My favorite menu items are their more standard, Mexican food staples. The specialty menu is not unique enough for my tastes - and needs some spicy options. The price gets a bit high for my family unless ordering from the more traditional items.

MM
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoy going to mezo maya every time.. staff is always very helpful n attentive to your needs. Manager always comes around and check to see how the service is.

P
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience3

We were originally seated in a very uncomfortable booth. And we did move very nice. Our service was not very good .
Initially the waitress kept asking us if we were to order ready to order and we were not. Then once we were ready to order she was not available. The rest of the night she was pretty much a non existent
The food was fantastic !

m
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Another less than stellar experience. Service was lacking but cannot blame the server. The restaurant appeared under staffed for the number of guests.

Food, average at best nothing stood as great

MR
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I have never had the general manager of a restaurant greet me & make recommendations. Kudos for great service!

MJ
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Our chicken tacos were bland but the fish tacos were delicious. Our server, Pablo, was great. A bit disappointed overall, as the other locations I have visited were consistently delicious.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was really good.

SS
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience3

This is my second time eating at Meso Maya because I really liked it the first time I ate in the Downtown area. The food was finger licking delicious.

JW
5 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! New location-great ambience.

f
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Manager surprised us with a delicious celebratory dessert. Dinner was wonderful as usual, as were the margaritas. I have to try force myself to get something other than the Poblano Molé enchiladas! They are SO good. Fish tacos and brisket also wonderful. I've dined at Mesomaya 3 times in the past week!

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great round tables and quieter atmosphere for a business lunch!