Meso Maya - Lakewood

4.5
527 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
¡Bienvenidos a nuestra casa! Meso Maya provides a culinary adventure into the fresh, earthy and bold flavors that are the heart and soul of Mayan and Mexican cuisine.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 527 people are saying
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vipBanjo
Dallas
44 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great location and people

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NormanB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience3

They list themselves on Google as offering vegan options, but they do not really offer vegan options.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Food was ok. They forgot about two plates. We had to remind them a couple times.

Probably won’t visit again.

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HermanM
Tulsa
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food at a reasonable price. XXX

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

While food and drinks were very good our waitress was rarely around...no water or salsa refills, no checking to see if everything was OK or if we needed another round (until meal was almost over). Bathrooms were filthy and no tp.

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vipSUsan
Dallas
29 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The food was pretty bland and tortillas were greasy.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Food was good. Service was fair at best. I put in that it was my girlfriends birthday and nothing was said to me upon my arrival, just disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The food and the ambiance was wonderful. I really enjoyed my Mango jalapeños margaritas

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vipJimmyY
Dallas
40 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Other than waiting 20 minutes with a reservation, we had a good experience. Really good food and a friendly server.

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vipKane
Dallas
31 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Service was really slow - it was Halloween night. Maybe that had something to do with it. ???

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food seemed off last night. The frozen marg wasn’t frozen, the salsa too garlicky, the chips were burned or stale, and the main course presentation seemed thrown together. The waiter wasn’t that attentive either. The only reason we went last night was to use a gift card and the gift card machine wasn’t working… it was a very frustrating dinner.

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jspdallas
Dallas
40 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Well designed space. Very friendly staff and servers. Pozole verde had a rich broth that was very good. Lots of chicken, but pretty tough. Carne asada with black beans was excellent. Great chips.

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DallasDad2010
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good alternative to Tex-Mex, Nice Indoor and Outdoor seating, appropriate for family and special occasion celebrations. Kid friendly.

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BabySpiceMel
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service. The weather was perfect for sitting on the patio. The flan was delicious and the salsa is unique and yummy.

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vipHoot
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food and service were excellent. Plantings to shield side patio at Lakewood location from glare of parking lot lights would improve ambience. Noise level inside is intolerable.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and the proportion were great as well. We will be coming back when we’re in town!

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James
Dallas
26 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

For $30 per person, for one drink and an entre (that was merely ok), somewhat disappointing. On the other hand, the service was very good. That said, not enough for me to put this on a place I am excited to return to.

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Ziggy12
Dallas
38 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I had the Carne Asada which was outstanding. My friend had the salmon which was described positively.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Decent food. I mainly came here for the avocado margarita and was kind of disappointed. I didn’t really get any hints of avocado in it and it was way too sweet. The food was good. My friend got the shrimp tacos and I got the mole enchiladas as well as a sweet corn tamale. I wish they didn’t top the sweet corn tamale with a ton of crema and cheese, kind of hid the flavor of the sweet corn. Overall, not a bad place for your Mexican food fix. Also, super odd location for a restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience5

My cousin, boyfriend and I went to Meso Maya because of the reviews online and from friends. I chose this place because it was new to me and I figured my birthday was the perfect excuse to try it out.

While I understand that it was Saturday at 7:00pm, our waitress seemed to be in a rush from the get-go. Before we could even order cocktails or appetizers, she asked if we were ready to order our entrees. By the time we got an order of guacamole, our chips ran out and our waitress didn’t seem to care much and made it a big deal when we asked for more chips.

The specialty cocktail was disappointing. It contained more pulp than cocktail. The specialty dish was amazing, though. Everyone’s food was all really delicious.

Our waitress disappeared and we went at least 20 minutes without being checked on. One of the managers had to take care of the dishes that were sitting on our table, and a drink runner was the one who took our second round of drinks order. Still, our waitress was yet to check on our table.

And because it was for my birthday, we wanted to order a dessert but again, we felt rushed because our server was asking if we wanted the check. I needed a to-go box clearly and again, we wanted to order dessert.

My cousin and my boyfriend asked the server to split the check directly in the middle and she brought back a check that was messed up, and said “just give me your cards and I’ll split it it up.”

Food was amazing. Atmosphere was great. Service was awful.

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KristineC
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

the food was fantastic! The margaritas were delicious! The ambiance was a bit noisy, but we still had a great time!

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Domain2017
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Convenient, neighborhood location! Accommodating large party patio! (also has additional tables for smaller groups)
Food is more authentic Interior Mexico vs Tex-Mex. Very tasty!
Our waiter was very attentive! He also offered a detailed description of the featured menu choices!
My guests and I all enjoyed our yummy dinners!

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AlexisW
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Atmosphere was great, customer service was good. Our food was quite cold upon making it to our table, that’s my only suggestion for improvement.

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vipWendy
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Always delicious! We love having this restaurant in our neighborhood!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The skirt steak was a little tough need to marinate
But good meal great waiter

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Y wives birthday and mine

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Jamie
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

The food was great as usual. The waitress however, was slow and inattentive. We would have ordered another drink but she didn’t come back to our table until we were finished with dinner.

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CynthiaB
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We enjoy Meso Maya. The food is usually very good. Unfortunately we tried the Budin Azteca Pollo and Budin Azteca Camerons and found it to be unappealing visually and too much of one flavor although there were several ingredients. The Camerons were over cooked, small and too much salt in the dish. We were disappointed. The Queso Pablano on the other hand was delicious as an appetitizer and the specialty margaritas were great. It was a bit stuffy temperature wise for some reason...maybe because it was hot outside and the door was opening in the bar area too much. Our waiter was very good and attentive considering he was bar tending as well...we ate in the bar area. We had a reservation and all though no one was standing around waiting for a table we were told it would be 30 minutes before we could have a booth...hmm we were bummed this time around.

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Tendril
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

NONE of the staff were wearing masks, which was really disappointing.

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DanielS
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As usual, excellent service and food. There was a group of about 16 next to us that were very loud. Sound abatement in this restaurant is poor so my wife and I had to basically shout to hear over the crowd. Other than that, everything very good. This is one of our favorite restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Incredible food! Service left a bit to be desired but overall, no complaints.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Waiter was very inefficient and lacked tact. After bringing the drinks he returned 20 minutes later to take our order as if nothing was wrong. Never going back to this place!

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vipDianaP
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Food is OK, but noise level is way too high. xxxxxxxxx

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

All was good but restaurant was very hot, just a little uncomfortable

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vipSallyM
Dallas
30 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty food, excellent service. As always.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

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vipcman
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Very busy. Staff very perfunctory probably because they were so busy. Staff very efficient and food came pretty quickly. Food was very good.

The downside was the noise level. It was so loud we could not hear each other. This seems to be the case in the majority of restaurants these days is the noise level. Hard to carry on a conversation!

FAQs

Meso Maya - Lakewood does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Meso Maya - Lakewood is rated 4.5 stars by 527 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.