Meso Maya - Lakewood

4.7
487 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 487 people are saying
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cman
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait team and food was great

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vipRaHe
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, excellent food and great service. We only had a couple hours in town and we knew we had to come to Meso Maya! Looking forward to the next time.

CJ
vipCeeJay
Dallas
87 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We were sat in what looked to be a former wine room. The wait staff was attentive and thoughtful. The table adjacent absolutely obnoxious. The room echos quite a bit. So voices carry. The food was served hot and tasty. The glasses never empty and the wait was negligible for it being a Friday evening with a full house. They’re able to turn the tables efficiently. Aside for the annoying patrons it was a nice Relaxing Friday dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Fayetteville
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Arrecho beef dish delicious! And blueberry dessert yummy.
Service excellent. But when they seated us outside, they should have warned us about the terrible flies. Yikes!

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Viii
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This experience with Meso Maya was incredible. Lakewood has to be the best location. From the minute we came in, we were greeted by the host or manager who was very welcoming. He knew we had a reservation, and informed us that the entire staff was aware of my friend’s gluten allergy. I was majorly impressed. The server was immediately double checked the corn chips for possible cross contamination. She was sweet and quick. We came during our work lunch hour. The food came out fast, hot, and so flavorful. We were able to enjoy the food, chit chat, and still make it back to work on time. Wonderful place.

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RobertS
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

The service is really great. The night (Saturday) we were there, it was too noisy. Too many people who bring their toddlers and babies with them. Rather noisy and annoying. The food is very good if you like Mexican food; not my favorite, but I was with people who love Mexican.

JH
vipJuneH
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a terrific evening -- we'd made a reservation and were seated right away, and the staff couldn't have been more kind and accommodating (my mom is 91 and moves very, very slowly). The food was sensational -- we had the chile relleno with short ribs, and the roasted beet salad. And the ranch waters are served the way I really love: Tequila over rocks, with fresh lime juice and a small Topo Chico on the side to mix as I wish. We will be back, sooner rather than later!

JM
JoshM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is DELICIOUS! Service is very professional. My wife and I have a hard time finding AUTHENTIC Latin Cuisine that we enjoy (don't like tex-mex as much) and this place has wonderful food. I judge a place based on how they cook their pork chops, and their "Chuleta De Cerdo", a pork dish with a nice and spicy red sauce, is JUICY, tender, charred on the grill JUST the right amount....getting hungry just thinking about it! So we would highly recommend them.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zulma was phenomenal! Her great service stands out! The food and drinks were really good!

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vipWRiley
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Love your restaurant but a chronic problem still exists with food being served room temperature. I truly hope you can remidy this!

And please print menus with larger print. I asked our server about this and he said you want patrons to use there phones. I understand this during the pandemic….but not now. Let’s return to “normal” please.

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RandyK
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always enjoy Meso Maya and the food (particularly the carne asada)

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StephenH
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Way too noisy and no printed menus. Not everyone has a phone with him all the time!

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vipDalgal
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, the food and drink quality were outstanding!

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KelaF
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was good. It was a little disappointing that the restaurant was out of so many food items.

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kpet
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is always great at the Lakewood location!! And their food and margaritas are excellent!

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vipHoot
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and authentic fare, prompt and excellent service, easy access even though it was very busy. Outstanding all around.

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HoustonKid
Dallas
27 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Meso Maya! The food is fantastic and the service is superior. Our party started with Mexican Martinis and Queso Poblano with Chorizo. Our amazing waiter Lilo recommended Pollo Budin Aztec, Cochinita Pibil, and Arrechera to share. Spot on! The dishes complemented one another so well for all four in our party. Lilo recommended the Pastel de Chocolate to finish. AMAZING! Can’t wait to come back!

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vipcotntail
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff, quality food. I return again and again.

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KevinB
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner with colleagues. Service was prompt, all the dishes were great: guac app, rare salmon + brussels for my main were prepared perfectly, and ceviche to share.

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Olive2
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

It’s a bit difficult to explain everything because we were there on the night of a horrible storm. However the service was lacking and the best I can say is that it was poor. We waited forever for drinks , food, everything. I imagine that you don’t have enough people working there. The food was good but that is about the best thing I can say about our experience. Because of the weather there were fewer people and thus less noise.

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Arturo
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Not only server but rest of the team/staff takes care of the guests. Went for my mother’s Birthday, She enjoyed every bit of it!

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CrozMo
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time to this restaurant and will definitely be going back. Great service and even better food. I highly recommend the basil cucumber margarita. You’re welcome!

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TracieP
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a perfect choice. Love the food and cucumber margarita

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my parents here when they came to town. Our food was really good and our waitress was excellent. Would definitely visit again.

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Holly
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Luis was excellent. First night out since the beginning of the pandemic. We had a wonderful time. The menu had a variety of options including some excellent ones for plant based eaters.

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MichaelF
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Meso Maya and this is our favorite location. My fiancée and I came here for our anniversary. Jesus and Nancy were wonderful and made our evening very special. Our server, Mildred, was excellent. The food and drinks were delicious as usual.

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billbuch
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Please consider a soundproof section for seating screaming children and their oblivious parent(s).

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Enchilada
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Biggest thing was not being attended as often--we had ordered a side of queso and guacamole and we never received it. I would recommend this restaurant to someone who has time to wait.

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GrayP
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The Serrano Enchiladas and Enchiladas Del Mar are excellent!

JB
JackieB
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing as usual and service was fast and friendly. Favorite queso in Dallas!

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MicheleS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food; very professional staff; overall great experience.

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MaraR
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and very helpful service

RM
RyanM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal. Exceeded expectations and tremendous value for the quality.

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SamP
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were selected to participate in the Dallas Arboretum Artscape. As out of towners we went to Yelp to find a place new to us with good reviews and found Meso Maya. Luckily we were able to find a convenient reservation time on Open Table so we were seated immediately upon entering the restaurant. The server was very kind but rushed as the place looked packed. The chips and salsa were on our table fast and they went fast too as both were sooo good. That salsa!!!! I wanted to bottle it up and bring some home. We ordered drinks and dinner fairly quickly and it was at the table fairly quickly as well. I ordered veggie enchiladas and hubby ordered shrimp and crabmeat enchiladas. Both were very good with great flavor. We shared a guacamole salad and I know I could have eaten the entire bowl myself! The noise level is fairly high but it's a large place and patrons and employees were everywhere. We're new fans & can highly recommend!

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vipRobb1776
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Steak was good but the margaritas were. It good. Our server was nice. Probably will not go back.

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YolandaT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Been here several times when I visit Dallas and so far everything we have ordered is very good !
Love the salmon coco! The veggies that accompany it are the best tasting veggies I’ve ever eaten !! Yummy!!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food and drinks always good! Stay at the patio wasn’t a great idea because it was cold and heaters didn’t help.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was awesome, the server was amazing!

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vipSallyM
Dallas
25 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Solid neighborhood staple. Good food. Staff is always very nice and appropriately attentive. Seldom a lengthy wait.

FAQs

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

Meso Maya - Lakewood is rated 4.7 stars by 487 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.