Meso Maya - Ft. Worth

4.6
396 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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vipSixMillionSixty
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was great. Drinks not too bad. Server Vanessa was exceptional

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, margaritas, and service was excellent! We had the beef arrachera, elotes, Brussels sprouts, queso, and the house margaritas. I appreciate that they do happy hour on fridays until 7! $5 margaritas!

Our server, Vanessa, was fantastic - she was friendly, helpful with menu suggestions, and quick. Will definitely return because of the great service! Thank you Vanessa!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends in from out of town!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I feel like we are eating at a contemporary Mexican restaurant in downtown Mexico City …. It’s that authentic.

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JessicaB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday great drink special. Good good. VERY nice staff

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CassieN
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Service was slow, even at 830pm, but the food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fabulous never a dull moment staff is outstanding

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LesliA
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente servicio y la comida deliciosaaa lo recomiendo al 100 %

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AngieH
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Mother’s Day celebration

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WendyP
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Our food was delicious as usual, however, after waiting almost 40 minutes for our food, the waitress advised us that someone had taken one of our meals and served it to another table. They were cooking it again ASAP. :( - we had to ask for drink refills, water and soda.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Loved Meso Maya!!

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vipLLC2016
Austin
15 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A gem for true Mexican cuisine with a great tex mex spin. The staff and our waiter were outstanding explaining the type of cuisine and differences in how dishes are cooked. Everything is cooked to order with outstanding flavor profiles. We enjoyed the avocado margarita - exceptional. We will be back, one of the best meals we have had in the Fort Worth area.

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Bmitchell
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If I could give more stars I would! Best service I’ve ever had and the food was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service!

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

It was great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

The service was slow. The food was slightly cold and one dish lacked flavor. For the price, it wasn’t worth it.

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JeanM
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. All the food is fresh. Salsa is one of our favorites.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Drinks weren’t as delicious as the menu made them sound but the food made up for it.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly a great spot for a business lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ryan was an awesome server! Food was great, outdoor patio was so cute, drinks were phenomenal— will definitely be back.

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viptroutlily57
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Delicious food as always. Our service was a little spotty but everything is still in a state of Covid flux. It was a divine evening to sit on the patio. Looking forward to our next visit.

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PollyP
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I met friends for lunch and ordered a meal to go for my husband. It was disappointing to have to ask for a bag of chips and salsa to go with my meal. They were provided when I asked for them but I shouldn’t have had to ask. Chips and salsa are figured into the cost of all entrees at a Mexican/southwestern restaurant and should have been I closed in the take out meal.

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vipKimbu
Dallas
27 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! Everything was so flavorful. Chips and salsa were great. Highly recommend. Will be back soooon!!

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AIMEEW
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

First time there with 6 of us for Easter Brunch. Food was great but kind of disappointed that the actual brunch menu only consisted of half of what was on the downloadable/QR code menu. Still very tasty and great service.

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

My husband and I absolutely love this restaurant! I tried the new mango strawberry margarita and it was great! We love everything about the food here, especially the chips and salsa.

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience2

We chose Meso Maya for a birthday celebration and experience something different having never been there.

Cocktails were ok and food was average. Ambiance and rest of the experience was fair at best. Our server, however was very knowledgeable, took the time to explain authentic Mexican food, how Mole sauce is made and very friendly. She was the best part of our evening.

Two out of 8 people in our group got very sick the day after the dinner. It appears both ordered the same meal.

Keeping aside the folks getting sick, Meso Maya was disappointing overall. There is a lot to choose in the metroplex in this food category and Meso Maya doesn’t stack up well.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall2food5service2ambience5

Love this place. Great food. We just stopped by for lunch on a Saturday at 12:15. Restraunt appeared to be at 30% capacity. We asked to sit in the bar. Response is the bar is closed today. We left and went to Mesero in Clearfork.
This is common for Mesomaya. We would like to sit outside. “Oh that is closed today”. Each time we leave. Don’t understand why they are so hung up on where people sit particularly when the place is nearly empty.
Great food but there are many other great places right next door. And they let us sit anywhere in the restaurant. :))

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, great atmosphere. Love this place and try to go as often as possible.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Arrived about 15 minutes early. We were seated quickly. Waited about 15 minutes for drinks and chips, waitress kept apologizing saying how busy they were. Ordered food waitress came by 4 times and twice told us the food was on the way. We saw several tables order, served, and departed and still no food. 1 1/2 hrs later we told waitress we had to leave she said they were plating our food. We asked for it to go, got home meat was almost raw. We had to cook it to eat it, also missing sides. The manager never came by and spoke to us, asked how we were doing, apologized nothing.
We’ve eaten here plenty of times before, very disappointed.

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vipJeff
Dallas
39 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

I completely understand about being under-staffed in this Covid era of life. However, the fact that the manager never came around to tables to apologize is not acceptable. The poor server was left to apologize at least 3 times. The manager needs a bit of refresher training. Very disappointed.

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Clairep
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I liked the restaurant and it had great food. The salsa was very unique.

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BarbaraC
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and very knowledgeable servers. Fresh, interesting and a beautiful chef's touch. Ambience was peaceful and restorative-felt safely distanced and very careful staff. We will be back for sure.

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SteveH
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The cast iron blueberry desert. Go there for this dish!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ideal dinner experience. Service was excellent. Our server gave great recommendations for drinks, appetizers, entrees and even dessert. High quality food brought out at the correct temperature and time. Highly recommend for a fun and enjoyable meal!

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RebeccaN
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great from the moment we entered the restaurant. Food choices were ample and the food was fresh and flavorful. Especially the guacamole! The best I’ve ever had! So creamy!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Service was amazing and food was delicious! We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Eh. Sadly, that location is just not the best and not fair to the restaurant as a whole to judge. Meso Maya has great food and drinks but that location just lacks every time I go.

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 4.6 stars by 396 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.