Meso Maya - Ft. Worth

4.7
435 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
MESO MAYA’S kitchen is led by Nico Sanchez, the executive chef.

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 DFW 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

2nd time to eat at Mesa Maya. Food is very good and fair priced. The margs are just average and overpriced.

Service was slow however probably due to the restaurant full of patrons

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall2food5service5ambience4

The food and service was great, but my car window was smashed out front. Another car a few spots down had their car window smashed too. The restaurant said they do not have cameras. Wish they invested in this for their customers!

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Vivalacomida
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have eaten here many times and the food is always delicious and service excellent! If you want to try something other than Tex-Mex, then I highly recommend Meso Maya. So far I don't have a favorite dish yet as I have enjoyed every one that I've ordered so far: pollo con mole, enchiladas del mar, chuleta, etc.

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GuacCzar
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Try any of chef speciality Boudin's. I personally recommend the pollo.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my nieces 16th birthday here yesterday and it was wonderful. Although the food is more authentic Mexican they did a great job

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vipdwoods
Houston
43 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to get some delicious food that isn't your normal texmex place around town! Everything we had between the margaritas, appetizers, entrees and desserts were on point.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a great dinner! Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff and food!

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

Food was incredible, was better than the ambiance made it seem. Will happily go back.

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Smitty
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Excellent food!

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JQ66
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We came here from out of town for my father-in-law's birthday. The food and service were great. The food was also a great value. We would definitely come back.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meso Maya has become one of my favorite places in Ft Worth. It's a great balance of beyond-TexMex chef-designed food, a very nice easy to find/park at facility and competent staff. The specialty drinks are a treat also. If there's a better place nearby.....I haven't found it.

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vipKimS
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious, the service was impeccable, and the property is beautiful. We ate outside and it was very nice.

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MarkC
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to go to for family and friend get togethers!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had family come into town, loved the food, patio was great and we even had an 8 month old with us and they were very accommodating

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Enjoynicedining
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent. Beef and Chicken Fajitas. The seasoning was good and the meet was moist. Large pieces of both the meat and chicken. Sides were fresh. Alejandro was a great waiter.

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KAKflyfish
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderfully prepared food and great service

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vipKirkL
Milwaukee
36 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great patio

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reidster
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful experience! Poblano enchiladas were absolutely fantastic, ambiance on outdoor patio was peaceful and beautiful. Chips and salsa were the best I’ve EVER had!

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TerryS
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday lunch on the patio. Great food snd great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We dine here regularly.

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vipBluedevil
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and service (Ryan). We can’t wait to return.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great as always and the cucumber margarita is our fave!

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DeniseK
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We throughly enjoyed our meal and our waiter, Hector was great, he had a nice, welcoming personality, was very attentive and knowledgeable! Good times!

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Faith
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful!!! Drinks were beautiful and tasty, food was delicious. Our server Andrea was so kind and informative about the menu and history of Meso Maya- we can't wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating my daughter’s 20th birthday, food was delicious and the service experience was exceptional.!

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MarthaH
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The homemade corn tortillas are delicious. The prices are very fair . The drinks were very good. The waiter was very nice . The food was very good..

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vipPamelaS
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Went there with a 7:45 reservation. Despite multiple open tables, we were told we had to sit in a small booth in the back that was a challenge for our party to sit or wait 30 more minutes for a table.
The staff was rude and not accommodating! We will never go back. Too many other good Mexican restaurants in town to dine!!

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GloMad
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful location and amazing food!

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vipDJfoodmission
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The margaritas and Wait staff were good. I had the del mar. It was supposed to have shrimp, crab meat and avocado. There were 2 tacos, each contained 2 shrimp, there was no
crab meat at all and there were 2 small pieces of avacado. My husband had salmon which he said was just ok. This is our 2nd time there and our last. It cannot compare to the locations we have visited in Dallas.

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food is phenomenal. Go there NOW

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KevinP
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food. Every bite has a hint of flavor that is unique to this type of cuisine. Beautiful presentation. Warm welcome from servers.

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DoubleD
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Service was slow. We were sat away from main dining and waited quite awhile for even a beverage service. The menu is somewhat small entree wise, that much variety. Half way through our meal, ordered a to go entree. After driving an hour home, discovered the entree was totally opposite what we ordered (Ordered Salmon, got Carne Asada), which was made more eventful by the fact the person it was intended for can't eat red meat. At first glance, the appearance is depictive of rather "snobbish and snooty." When we did get service, the server was very personable and friendly, albeit rushed. I would recommend this restaurant to young adults and college students.

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vipMaureen
Dallas
29 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always an exceptional experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Our server was great, the location was perfect and the restaurant itself is a beautiful piece of architecture. The food, however was bland; it took me back to my high school days when we would eat at On The Border for lunch. I was a little disappointed but then I got the bill and appreciated the price for such blandness. The saying that you get what you pay for is true here.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The food was ok. The queso was fantastic! We ended by ordering the chocolate cake, and it was huge, dry, and tasted like it came from the microwave. There was ice cream on top, but only a couple of spoon fills. It was not at all proportional to the size of the cake. Also, the corn in the ice cream made it feel like there were chunks of ice in it. I do not think we will eat there again.

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Dory
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

The food was great and all but the service could have been a bit better . I almost felt a bit discriminated by our waiter who was not really paying much attention to us when we got seated at our table . We got out chips and salsa at the same time our food came out and we’re only checked up on 1 time while he took care more of the rest of his tables .

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vipGuyW
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service, and our group seemed very satisfied with food . Diverse menu , not everyday tex mex We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the food! Different twist than usual Tex-Mex. Chips are from roasted corn and taste very fresh! Mole is also good!

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vipSixMillionSixty
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

The food is pre-made so you can’t make any changes to it whatsoever. I wanted extra cheese in the chile relleno, couldn’t do it. Just the fish in the ceviche and no shrimp since I’m allergic, couldn’t do it. Everything is already made and they just heat it up. Ridiculous if you ask me. Do not say you’re authentic when all your food is not made to order but made days before. Embarrassing date experience

FAQs

Meso Maya - Ft. Worth offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (682) 316-8266.

Meso Maya - Ft. Worth is rated 4.7 stars by 435 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.